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British Columbia Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (1914-1957)
British Columbia Electric Co., Ltd. (1962)
British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority (1963-1988)
Southern Railway of British Columbia Ltd. (1989-present)

Background

Company was incorporated as British Columbia Electric Railway as they took over the operations of the Consolidated Railway and Light Co. in 1897. In 1926 the company was acquired by the British Columbia Power and Gas Co., and at the same time (12/1926) stopped listing their equipment in the ORER. By 4/1962 the company was listed as the British Columbia Electric Co. Ltd. By 1/1963 the company had been renamed the British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority, with reporting marks changed from BCER to BCH. By 7/1989 the corporate name had been changed to the Southern Railway of British Columbia following a sale to private interests, and the reporting mark was changed to SRY, although cars continued to be listed under BCH reporting marks as late as 7/1992.

Data has been taken from the following ORERs (MM/YY): 11/1914-1/1915, 5/1915, 8/1915-1/1916, 2/1916-1/1917, 6/1917-2/1918, 12/1918-1/1919, 11/1919-12/1919, 4/1920-5/1920, 11/1920-1/1921, 7/1921-4/1923, 9/1923-1/1925, 7/1925-11/1929, 4/1930-2/1931, 4/1931-10/1940, 4/1941-10/1948, 4/1949-10/1949, 7/1950-10/1950, 4/1951-7/1953, 1/1954-4/1955, 10/1955-1/1956 & 10/1956-10/2015 & 4/2016 ORERs have been used. Cars are not interchanged in 12/1926-10/1950 & 4/1964-10/1966 ORERs.

BCER/BCH/SRY

Number

AAR

Description

#Blt

In-Svc. Dates

IL

IH

Dr.

Cu.Ft.

Bldr.

Blt. Dates

Notes

0251-0261

HM

Hopper

6

11/1914-12/1919

20.0

 

 

540

?

?

Odd #'s.

0260-0266

HD

Hopper

4

11/1914-12/1919

20.0

 

 

480

?

?

Even #'s.

0280-0282

MWB

Koppel Dump Car

2

11/1914-8/1926

31.0*

 

 

 

?

?

Stl. Even #'s.

0284-0286

MWD

Simplex Dump Car

2

11/1914-1/1917

25.0

1.9

 

350

?

?

Even #'s.

0288

MWB

Koppel Dump Car

1

11/1914-8/1926

34.0*

 

 

 

?

?

Stl.

100

TP

Tank

1

4/1951-10/1960

 

 

 

10400

?

?

Stl. AAR V, propane svc.

101-103

TP

Tank

3

1/1954-7/1962

 

 

 

11200

GATC

7/53

Stl. ICC-105A300, propane/butane svc.

201-203

FD

Depressed Flat

3

7/1967-10/1991

52.8

 

 

 

NSC

5/67

Stl.

301-303

GTS

Gondola

3

10/1979-7/1992

52.6

11.2

 

5603

?

?

 

486

LU

All Door Boxcar

1

1/1987-7/1989

50.6

9.5

4-12.5

4397

?

?

 

487

LU

All Door Boxcar

1

1/1987

50.6

9.6

4-12.6

4397

?

?

 

488

LU

All Door Boxcar

1

10/1986-7/1989

50.6

9.6

4-12.6

4397

?

?

 

489

LU

All Door Boxcar

1

1/1987-7/1989

50.6

9.6

4-12.6

4397

?

?

 

490

LU

All Door Boxcar

1

10/1986-7/1989

50.6

9.5

4-12.6

4397

?

?

 

491

LU

All Door Boxcar

1

1/1987-7/1989

50.6

9.6

4-12.6

4397

?

?

 

492-500

LU

All Door Boxcar

9

10/1986-7/1990

50.6

9.6

4-12.6

4397

?

?

 

501-510

LU

All Door Boxcar

62

7/1973-7/1993

50.6

9.6

4-12.6

4397

TC

2/73

 

511-562

"

"

"

1/1987-10/1991

"

"

"

"

?

?

 

563-564

LU

All Door Boxcar

2

4/1986-7/1989

50.6

9.6

4-12.6

4427

?

?

 

565-570

LU

All Door Boxcar

6

4/1986-7/1989

50.6

9.6

4-12.6

4397

?

?

 

571-572

LU

All Door Boxcar

2

7/1986-7/1989

50.6

9.6

4-12.6

4397

?

?

 

573

LU

All Door Boxcar

1

7/1986-7/1989

50.6

9.6

4-12.6

4397

?

?

 

574

LU

All Door Boxcar

1

7/1986-7/1989

50.6

9.6

4-12.6

4397

?

?

 

575

LU

All Door Boxcar

12

7/1986-7/1992

50.6

9.5

4-12.6

4397

?

?

 

576-578

"

"

"

7/1986-7/1989

"

9.6

"

"

?

?

 

579-583

"

"

"

10/1986-7/1992

"

9.5

"

"

?

?

 

584

"

"

"

1/1987-7/1992

"

"

"

"

?

?

 

585-586

"

"

"

7/1986-7/1992

"

"

"

"

?

?

 

587

LU

All Door Boxcar

1

10/1986-7/1989

50.6

9.5

4-12.6

4397

?

?

 

588

LU

All Door Boxcar

1

7/1986-7/1989

50.6

9.5

4-12.6

4397

?

?

 

589

LU

All Door Boxcar

1

10/1986-7/1989

50.6

9.6

4-12.6

4397

?

?

 

590

LU

All Door Boxcar

3

7/1986-7/1989

50.6

9.5

4-12.6

4397

?

?

 

591

LU

All Door Boxcar

1

10/1986-7/1989

50.6

9.5

4-12.6

4397

?

?

 

592

LU

All Door Boxcar

1

7/1986-7/1989

50.6

9.5

4-12.6

4397

?

?

 

593

LU

All Door Boxcar

1

7/1986-7/1989

50.6

9.5

4-12.6

4397

?

?

 

594

LU

All Door Boxcar

1

10/1986-7/1989

50.6

9.5

4-12.6

4397

?

?

 

595-596

LU

All Door Boxcar

2

7/1986-7/1989

50.6

9.5

4-12.6

4397

?

?

 

597

LU

All Door Boxcar

1

7/1986-1/1988

50.6

9.6

4-12.0

4397

?

?

 

598

LU

All Door Boxcar

1

10/1986-7/1989

50.6

9.5

4-12.6

4397

?

?

 

599

LU

All Door Boxcar

1

10/1986-1/1988

50.6

9.6

4-12.0

4397

?

?

 

620-669

XM

Boxcar

50

1/1978-10/2005

52.8

11.0

16.0*

5504

PCF

9/77

Stl.

700-749

LU

All Door Boxcar

50

10/1978-10/1993

52.5

9.6

2-26.2

4540

USEX

6-7/78

Stl.

800-839

LU

All Door Boxcar

81

10/1983-4/1995

52.5

9.6

4-13.1

4548

?

?

 

840

"

"

"

4/1985-4/1995

"

"

"

"

?

?

 

841-882

"

"

"

10/1988-4/1995

"

"

"

"

USEX

5/78

Stl. xCACV 29027-29046 series (neeFJG 29027-29046) & CACV 30000-30029 series.

1000-1069

FBC

Bulkhead Flat

70

1/1988-4/1991

73.0

11.4

 

 

?

?

Centre beam.

1085-1093

FM

Flat

5

11/1914-3/1915

40.0

 

 

 

?

?

Odd #'s. re#6049-6057.

1097,1103

FM

Flat

2

11/1914-3/1915

40.0

 

 

 

?

?

Odd #'s. re#6059,6061.

1108

XM

Boxcar

1

11/1914-5/1915

35.4

7.10

6.0

2145

?

?

2' end dr. re#4054.

1116

XM

Boxcar

1

11/1914-5/1915

35.4

7.10

6.0

2145

?

?

2' end dr. re#4056.

1126

XM

Boxcar

1

11/1914-5/1915

40.4

7.10

6.0

2317

?

?

2' end dr. re#4060.

1154

XM

Boxcar

1

11/1914-5/1915

40.0

7.4

6.0

2274

?

?

2' end dr. re#4068.

1182

XM

Boxcar

1

11/1914-5/1915

40.0

8.0

6.0

2480

?

?

2' end dr. re#6096.

1204,1212

XM

Boxcar

2

11/1914-5/1915

40.0

8.0

6.0

2480

?

?

2' end dr. re#6302 & 6304.

1222-1224

XM

Boxcar

2

11/1914-5/1915

40.0

7.4

6.0

2274

?

?

Even #'s. 2' end dr. re#4074-4076.

1236

XM

Boxcar

1

11/1914-5/1915

35.4

7.10

6.0

2145

?

?

2' end dr. re#4052.

1517

FM

Flat

1

11/1914-5/1915

34.0

 

 

 

?

?

re#3011.

1573

FM

Flat

1

not listed

41.0

 

 

 

CCF

9/10

 

1577

FM

Flat

1

11/1914-3/1915

 

 

 

 

?

?

re#8057.

1585,1589

FM

Flat

2

11/1914-3/1915

 

 

 

 

?

?

re#8045,8047.

1603,1605

FM

Flat

2

11/1914-3/1915

 

 

 

 

?

?

re#8049,8051.

1619

FM

Flat

1

11/1914-5/1915

35.0

 

 

 

?

?

re#4025.

1623

FM

Flat

1

11/1914-3/1915

41.0

 

 

 

?

?

re#6047.

2020

SM

Stock

1

not listed

36.0

 

 

 

CCF

11/10

 

2020

MWB

Hart Gondola

9

11/1914-5/1915

 

 

 

 

?

?

re#5007-5023.

3001,3005

FM

Flat

2

11/1914-12/1919

35.0

 

 

 

?

?

 

3003,3011

FM

Flat

2

11/1914-12/1919

34.0

 

 

 

?

?

3011 x1517.

3007

FM

Flat

1

11/1914-3/1915

33.0

 

 

 

?

?

 

3009

FM

Flat

1

11/1914-2/1918

35.0

 

 

 

?

?

x3201.

3201

FM

Flat

1

11/1914-5/1915

35.0

 

 

 

?

?

re#3009.

3403

FM

Flat

1

11/1914-3/1915

41.0

 

 

 

?

?

re#4023.

3602

XM

Boxcar

1

11/1914-5/1915

40.4

8.0

6.3

2500

?

?

2'4" end dr. re#6308.

3603

FM

Flat

1

11/1914-5/1915

40.0

 

 

 

?

?

re#6045.

4000

XM

Boxcar

1

11/1914-5/1915

40.0

7.4

6.0

2274

?

?

2' end dr.

4001,4003

FM

Flat

2

11/1914-12/1919

35.0

 

 

 

?

?

 

4007

FM

Flat

1

11/1914-12/1919

35.0

 

 

 

?

?

 

4002

XM

Boxcar

1

11/1914-5/1915

32.4

7.8

6.0

1912

?

?

2' end dr.

4004-4010

XM

Boxcar

4

11/1914-8/1926

40.0

7.4

6.0

2275

?

?

Wd. Even #'s. 2' end dr.

4009,4019

FM

Flat

2

11/1914-12/1919

36.0

 

 

 

?

?

 

4011,4025

FM

Flat

2

11/1914-1/1919

35.0

 

 

 

?

?

4025 x1619.

4012

XM

Boxcar

1

11/1914-7/1926

40.4

7.10

6.0

2317

?

?

Wd. 2' end dr.

4014-4018

XM

Boxcar

3

11/1914-8/1926

35.4

7.10

6.0

2145

?

?

Wd. Even #'s. 2' end dr.

4017

FM

Flat

1

11/1914-2/1923

40.0

 

 

 

?

?

 

4020-4022

XM

Boxcar

2

11/1914-8/1926

40.0

7.4

6.0

2275

?

?

Wd. Even #'s. 2' end dr.

4021,4023

FM

Flat

2

11/1914-2/1923

41.0

 

 

 

?

?

4023 x3403.

4024-4028

XM

Boxcar

3

11/1914-8/1926

40.4

7.10

6.0

2317

?

?

Wd. Even #'s. 2' end dr.

4030-4038

XM

Boxcar

5

11/1914-8/1926

40.0

7.4

6.0

2275

?

?

Wd. Even #'s. 2' end dr.

4046-4050

XM

Boxcar

3

11/1914-8/1926

40.0

7.4

6.0

2275

?

?

Wd. Even #'s. 2' end dr.

4052-4056

XM

Boxcar

3

11/1914-8/1926

35.4

7.10

6.0

2145

?

?

Wd. Even #'s. 2' end dr. x1236, 1108 & 1116.

4058-4060

XM

Boxcar

2

11/1914-8/1926

40.4

7.10

6.0

2317

?

?

Wd. Even #'s. 2' end dr.

4062-4076

XM

Boxcar

8

11/1914-8/1926

40.0

7.4

6.0

2275

?

?

Wd. Even #'s. 2' end dr. 4068 x1154, 4074 x1222 & 4076 x1224.

4182-4250

XP

Boxcar

27

4/1990-10/2004

60.0

11.0

12.0

6385

?

?

Stl.

4251-4257

XP

Boxcar

7

4/1990-7/2007

60.8

11.6

16.0*

6659

PS

11/76

Stl. xGTW 375503-375507 & 375509-375510 /90.

4258-4263

XP

Boxcar

6

4/1990-10/2004

60.10

11.0

12.0

6385

?

?

Stl.

4300-4314

XM

Boxcar

15

10/1991

60.10

11.0

12.0

6385

?

?

Stl.

5000-5019

XP

Boxcar

20

1/1991-4/1992

50.6

12.10

16.0*

6156

?

?

Stl.

5001-5023

MWB

Hart Gondola

12

11/1914-8/1926

32.2

3.9

 

1200

?

?

Wd. Odd #'s. Convertible. 5007-5023 former 2020-2025, 2027, 2029-2030.

5020-5069

XM

Boxcar

50

1/1991-4/2015

50.6

12.10

16.0*

6156

FMC

12/78-1/79

Stl. xBN 377000-377064 series /90 (neeVS 2000-2140+ series).

5025-5035

MWB

Hart Gondola

6

11/1914-8/1926

34.8

3.9

 

1200

?

?

Stl. Odd #'s. Convertible.

5051-5093

GA

Drop Bottom Gon.

22

11/1914-8/1926

25.0

4.0

 

750

CCF

12/11

Stl. Odd #'s.

5070-5076

XP

Boxcar

7

10/1999-7/2002

50.6

13.0

12.0

6257

?

?

Stl.

5077

XP

Boxcar

1

10/1999-7/2002

50.6

13.0

12.0

6269

?

?

Stl.

5078-5079

XP

Boxcar

2

10/1999-7/2002

50.6

13.0

12.0

6257

?

?

Stl.

5080-5099

XP

Boxcar

20

10/1999-7/2002

50.6

13.0

12.0

6269

GUX

12/94

Stl. xYKR? 20300-20474 series? /99 (neeBAR? 20000-20174 series?).

5100-5114

XP

Boxcar

15

4/1996-7/2011

50.6

13.0

12.0

6257

TWL

9-10/95

Stl.

5115-5149

XP

Boxcar

35

7/1996-in svc.

50.6

13.0

10.0

6269

TWL

4/96

Stl.

5150-5299

XP

Boxcar

150

4/1999-in svc.

50.6

13.0

10.0

6200

TRN

2-3/99

Stl.

5300-5349

XP

Boxcar

50

4/1999-in svc.

50.6

13.0

10.0

6200

TRN

/99

Stl.

5350-5449

XP

Boxcar

100

7/2001-10/2011

50.6

13.0

10.0

6235

TRN

2-5/01

Stl.

5400-5429

XP

Boxcar

30

7/1999-4/2000

50.6

13.0

12.0

6269

?

?

Stl.

5450-5549

XP

Boxcar

100

1/2004-10/2011

50.6

13.2

10.0

6291

NSC

1-2/04

Stl. some re#NS 473500-473560 /11.

6000-6058

XM

Boxcar

30

11/1914-8/1926

40.0

8.0

6.0

2480

?

?

Wd. Even #'s. 2' end dr.

6000-6049

XP

Boxcar

50

7/1999-in svc.

60.9

13.1

16.0*

7550

NSC

9-11/99

Stl.

6001-6011

FM

Flat

6

11/1914-8/1926

40.0

 

 

 

?

?

Odd #'s.

6001

XM

Boxcar

1

10/1961-4/1966

40.6

10.6

6.0

3900

?

?

Stl.

6015,6019

FM

Flat

2

11/1914-8/1926

40.0

 

 

 

?

?

Wd.

6021,6025

FM

Flat

2

11/1914-8/1926

40.0

 

 

 

?

?

Wd.

6023,6047

FM

Flat

2

11/1914-8/1926

41.0

 

 

 

?

?

Wd. 6047 x1623.

6027,6043

FM

Flat

2

11/1914-8/1926

40.0

 

 

 

?

?

Wd.

6029,6041

FM

Flat

2

11/1914-8/1926

40.0

 

 

 

?

?

Wd.

6031-6039

FM

Flat

5

11/1914-7/1926

40.0

 

 

 

?

?

Wd. Odd #'s.

6045

FM

Flat

1

11/1914-1/1917

40.0

 

 

 

?

?

x3603.

6049-6061

FM

Flat

7

11/1914-8/1926

40.0

 

 

 

?

?

Wd. Odd #'s. x1085-1093.

6050-6097

XM

Boxcar

48

7/2000-4/2003

60.9

13.1

16.0*

7550

NSC

6-7/00

Stl. Some (all?) re#LW 6050-6097.

6060,6064

XM

Boxcar

2

11/1914-8/1926

40.4

8.0

6.3

2500

?

?

Wd. 2'4" end dr.

6062,6066

XM

Boxcar

2

11/1914-8/1926

40.0

8.0

6.0

2480

?

?

Wd. 2' end dr.

6063

FM

Flat

2

4/1920-8/1926

40.0

 

 

 

?

?

Wd. Odd #'s.

6065

"

"

"

10/1920-8/1926

"

 

 

 

?

?

 

6068-6072

XM

Boxcar

3

11/1914-8/1926

40.4

8.0

6.3

2500

?

?

Wd. Even #'s. 2'4" end dr.

6074-6098

XM

Boxcar

13

11/1914-8/1926

40.0

8.0

6.0

2480

?

?

Wd. Even #'s. 2' end dr. 6096 x1182.

6100-6298

XM

Boxcar

100

12/1923-8/1926

40.0

7.9

6.0

2635

?

?

Wd. Even #'s. 2' end dr.

6101-6249

FM

Flat

75

11/1914-8/1926

41.0

 

 

 

?

?

Wd. Odd #'s.

6300-6306

XM

Boxcar

4

11/1914-8/1926

40.0

8.0

6.0

2480

?

?

Wd. Even #'s. 2' end dr.

6308

XM

Boxcar

1

11/1914-8/1926

40.4

8.0

6.3

2500

?

?

Wd. 2'4" end dr. x3602.

6501-6539

FM

Flat

20

11/1914-8/1926

41.0

 

 

 

?

?

Wd. Odd #'s.

6543-6597

FM

Flat

28

11/1914-8/1926

41.0

 

 

 

?

?

Wd. Odd #'s.

7000-7022

SM

Stock

12

11/1914-8/1926

36.0

7.1

5.0

2000

CCF

/11

Even #'s.

7500-7614

XM

Boxcar

115

10/1978-1/1995

52.6

10.11

16.0*

5461

PCF

4/76

Stl. xCPAA 207500-207614 /78, re#WCTU 7500-7614 (subsequently to CNA 557801-557962 series?)

7800-7824

XM

Boxcar

25

10/1989-1/2005

60.10

11.6

10.0

6600

ACF

2/76

Stl. xASAB 8000-8099 series /89.

8003-8005

FM

Flat

2

11/1914-8/1926

40.0

 

 

 

?

?

Wd. Odd #'s.

8007-8009

FM

Flat

2

11/1914-8/1926

40.0

 

 

 

?

?

Wd. Odd #'s.

8011-8051

FM

Flat

21

11/1914-8/1926

40.0

 

 

?

?

Wd. Odd #'s. 8045-8051 x1585, 1589, 1603 & 1605.

8053

FM

Flat

1

9/1925-8/1926

41.0

 

 

 

?

?

Stl. frame.

8055

FM

Flat

1

11/1914-8/1926

42.0

 

 

 

?

?

Wd.

8057

FM

Flat

1

11/1914-8/1926

40.0

 

 

 

?

?

Wd. x1577

8511-8515

FL

Log Truck

3

2/1916-12/1919

40.0

 

 

 

?

?

Odd #'s.

9000-9099

XP

Boxcar

300

1/2004-in svc.

50.6

13.2

10.0

6291

NSC

11/03-4/04

Stl.

9100-9299

"

"

"

7/2004-in svc.

"

"

"

"

NSC

11/03-4/04

Stl.

9300-9499

XP

Boxcar

200

10/2006-in svc.

50.6

13.2

10.0

6291

TRN

9-11/06

Stl.

9801-9812

GTS

Gondola

3

7/1998-7/2007

47.1

6.10

 

3200

PS

6/75

Stl. rblt from xUNPX? 102600-102674 series? /98.

9813-9815

GTS

Gondola

3

1/1999-7/2007

47.1

6.10

 

3200

?

?

 

9816-9818

GBS

Gondola

3

1/1999-7/2007

47.1

6.10

 

3200

?

?

 

9819-9820

GTS

Gondola

2

1/1999-7/2007

47.1

6.10

 

3200

?

?

 

10001-10011

FM

Flat

6

11/1914-8/1926

42.4

 

 

 

?

?

Wd. Odd #'s.

11086

LU

All Door Boxcar

1

4/1991-10/1991

50.0

9.6

2-26.2

4548

?

?

 

20000-20099

FBC

Bulkhead Flat

80

10/1988-1/1991

73.0

11.4

 

 

NSC

1-2/88

Centre beam. xMSDR 20000-20099?, re#MSDR 20000-20099.

73000-73099

FBC

Bulkhead Flat

100

1/1991-4/2011

73.0

11.8

 

 

TC

12/90-1/91

 

77000-77007

FB

Bulkhead Flat

8

1/1998-1/2008

52.8

10.10

 

 

?

?

Stl. x?

200301-200308

GBSR

Gondola

8

1/2004-10/2011

47.0

7.3

 

3235

?

?

 

200601-200650

GB

Gondola

50

10/2006-in svc.

53.0

8.11

 

4550

TC

2-3/75
2/81

Stl. xHRRC? /06 (neeBSPX 201-432+ series & 439+ series).

200801-200820

GT

Gondola

20

1/2009-in svc.

46.11

9.2

 

4012

?

?

Stl.?

286000-286059

FBC

Bulkhead Flat

60

1/1999-10/2011

73.0

11.5

 

 

NSC

11/98

Stl. Centre Beam.

286060-286134

FBC

Bulkhead Flat

75

7/1999-10/2011

73.0

11.5

 

 

NSC

7/99

Stl. Centre Beam.

286135-286189

FBC

Bulkhead Flat

55

1/2001-10/2011

73.0

11.5

 

 

NSC

10/00

Stl. Centre Beam.

286190-286389

FBC

Bulkhead Flat

200

10/2004-7/2015

73.0

12.0

 

 

NSC

10-12/04

Stl. Centre Beam.

286390-286589

FBC

Bulkhead Flat

200

10/2005-10/2015

73.0

12.0

 

 

NSC

6-10/05

Stl. Centre Beam. 286490-286589 renumbered ? /11.

318001-318262

FBC

Bulkhead Flat

226

7/2003-10/2009

73.0

11.6

 

 

NSC

3-5/88

Stl. Centre Beam. xCP 318001-318262 series /03.

318001-318142

FBC

Bulkhead Flat

109

7/2012-in svc.

73.0

 

 

 

?

?

Stl. Centre Beam.

873001-873003

FBC

Bulkhead Flat

99

10/1998-10/2008

73.0

11.2

 

 

TC

2-3/88

Stl. Centre Beam. xBCIT 873001-873003 /98-/99.

873004-873092

"

"

"

7/1998-10/2008

"

"

 

 

TC

2-3/88

Stl. Centre Beam. xBCIT 873004-873092 /98-/99.

873093-873099

"

"

"

1/1999-10/2008

"

"

 

TC

2-3/88

Stl. Centre Beam. xBCIT 873093-873099 /98-/99.

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