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Billy Miner Brewing Co.
Billy Miner Brewing Co. History
This building still exists and operates to this day as “The Billy Miner Pub”. It is located on the Haney Bypass in Maple Ridge just off Highway #7. Built in 1910, it was first a Bank of Montreal building. Across the street is the Haney Railroad Station, owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway.
Built by M.B. Charlton, it housed Port Haney’s first bank from 1911 to November of 1932, when it was damaged by fire. The bank was relocated to a new location on the upper Lougheed Hwy, and this building was than used for housing. Don and Bernice Gehring restored the building as the Billy Miner Pub, which opened up in 1981. They ran the establishment until 2001, when it was sold to new owners.
The name Billy Miner is synonymous with the famous train robber which held up the CPR. Train #1 on Sept 10. 1904, which had just left Mission Junction, located approximately 30 minutes east of the Billy Miner Pub. This was Canada’s first train robbery. There are many articles and web-sites describing his adventures in relation to this historical train robbery. The images above shows how the pub looks today and the inspiration for the model you are about to construct.
Billy Miner Brewing Co. About
The Billy Miner Brewing Co. is a unique craftsman masterpiece. This beautiful structure can be located along your mainline or waterfront scene. Serviced by rail, the switching possibilities are endless. Barrels, packaging and raw materials are arriving daily. Shipments of Billy Miners finest drafts and ales are loaded onto railcars and trucks to be delivered to fine establishments near and abroad, for all to enjoy.
The Billy Miner Pub is located in Haney, BC. The name is derived from the famous train robber William A. MacDonald, also known as Billy Miner. On Sept 10, 1904, Train No. 1, which had just left Mission Junction, was robbed. This was Canada’s first train robbery.
This craftsman kit includes many new white metal and resin castings. Custom windows made especially for this kit by Tichy, Mt. Albert Scale lumber, laser cut wood and more. To help you through the construction process, an 80 page manual with many photographs and accompanying templates. If you have built the first craftsman kit from RSM, you will know what to expect, a high quality detailed diorama.
Limited to only 300 kits
$245.00 cdn