EWERT, Henry

Author Tags: Transportation

Born in Vancouver in 1937, Henry Ewert, an English teacher with a Mennonite background, rode the Vancouver streetcars on their final day of service in 1955; and he rode the interurbans on their final day of service in 1958. He published The Story of the B.C. Electric Railway Company (Whitecap, 1986) and Victoria's Street Car Era (Sono Nis, 1991). These were followed by Vancouver's Glory Years: Public Transit 1890-1916 (Whitecap, 2003), with Heather Conn. Ewert was awarded the Canadian Railway Association's Lifetime Achievement Award for 2003.

[BCBW 2004] "Transportation"

Vancouver’s Glory Years (Whitecap $45)

Henry Ewert’s fourth book on local public transit, Vancouver’s Glory Years (Whitecap $45), co-written with Heather Conn, revisits the days when state-of-the-art electric street cars and ‘interurbans’ helped 10,000 residents avoid the muddy streets. Vancouver Mayor Larry Campbell contributed the foreword. 1-55285-517-1

[BCBW Winter 2003]