BC Electric Railway Co

BC ELECTRIC RAILWAY CO was an electrical utility and transit company incorporated on 15 Apr 1897. Francis S. BARNARD, a local promoter, and Robert Horne-Payne, a British financier, organized the company using capital raised in England, and went on to take over STREET RWY service in VICTORIA, VANCOUVER and NEW WESTMINSTER. As well as being the largest provider of electricity in the province, it expanded its urban rail lines dramatically before WWI, began building its own cars at a plant in New...

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