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Two more old SkyTrain photos

Aha – after last week’s flashback, Greg sent along a couple of photos of SkyTrain in the early 1990s.

View from Main Street Station.

View from Main Street Station.

Coal Harbour.

Coal Harbour.

Hope I got those captions right, Greg! I am really enjoying these old photos of our system by the way. if you’ve got photos to share, e-mail me!


  • By zack, January 15, 2010 @ 9:38 am

    The lower photo looks like a section of the Dunsmuir Tunnel cut in half near the Waterfront station platform.
    Great photos! are there more to come?

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, January 15, 2010 @ 10:01 am

    Only as people send them in, or as I have time to dig them up (it’s busy around here with Olympic stuff right now). It’s no trouble to post them!

  • By Jay, January 15, 2010 @ 11:24 am

    That is definitely the tunnel portal at Waterfront, in the 2nd photo. Today is is mostly covered by parkade I believe. I had no idea that there was a track there, that close to the portal, to store a train (is this still in use?). The other tracks on the right are/were CPR tracks that served the CP ferry that went to Vancouver Island (today it operates out of Tilbury Island and no longer owned by CPR). You can see some CP trailers parked in the background.

  • By David M, January 15, 2010 @ 11:59 am

    Jay – the track to the left of the Skytrain in the picture is the north-bound track descending from the upper deck of the Dunsmuir tunnel. The Skytrain pictured is on the outbound track heading to the lower level of the tunnel. This section is now covered by Cordova Street and the convention centre parking/loading areas.

  • By Ian S., January 15, 2010 @ 5:19 pm

    In the Coal Harbour photo, the CPR track closest to the SkyTrain still exists but it doesn’t extend that far. In fact, it ends right under the Burrard Street overpass, where this photo was taken from, so it would not be visible from this angle even if this land was still out in the open. The end of that track is now the western end of CPR’s transcontinental railway.

  • By Jay, January 15, 2010 @ 5:29 pm

    Oh right, I see clearly now that it’s the eastbound track where it goes underneath the westbound track. Thanks

  • By Jackdaniels, January 15, 2010 @ 11:31 pm

    the Coal Harbour photo is beautiful! kind looks like a rare shot you don’t get to take too often.

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