Canadian Electric Railway Map Collection

Canadian Electric Railway Map Collection

Update Announcements

File alpha 19 released

Posted by Paul Delamere on September 3, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Greetings e-rail fans.

This update is centred on Nelson British Columbia, one of the smaller cities in Canada to have a system and the only other city in British Columbia to have a system outside of Victoria/Vancouver.

The entire map of the system was re-drawn to match the current image in Google Earth. All of the streets were indvidually drawn and data added to show how long each section was in service. Markers have been added for the first  powerhouse and sub-station to power the system as well as for the Lakeside Park stop. This stop was the only one to feature a shelter. Also added are the three runaway tracks on Cedar street that were installed after an accident in 1910.

Nelson takes pride in its historical buildings and I was suprised to find the buildings for the company offices and the second powerhouse still exist. Markers were added for both and photos linked to the markers. The camera icons near these markers, when double clicked, will display the photos from the photographers point of view.

Also updated is the Nelson Electric Tramway Society heritage system that operates a 1.31 mile long line along the shore of Kootenay Lake. http://www.nelsonstreetcar.org/nelsonstreetcar.org/Welcome.html This line features car 23, a restored original car from the Nelson street system. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VogGGRWj1Kw&list=UUJMFtbvquPWlHYpTCsxBfQg&index=2&feature=plcp to view a video of a ride on car 23.

The entire line was re-drawn to match the current image of Nelson in Google Earth. The passing siding at the sub-station and the outside storage track at the carhouse have been changed to amber to reflect their out of service status. Photos have been added to the markers and camera icons.

I would like to thank the people at the society for their warm welcome and help.

There are some new photos attached to the station markers at Newmarket, Queensville, Jackson's Point and Sutton on the Toronto and York Radial Railway.

As usual, please delete your previous map file from "My Places" in your Google Earth

Thank you for your interest and support.

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