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1982 SkyTrain station concept drawings!


A 1982 conceptual drawing of Nanaimo Station by Manfred Stein for the firm Architektengruppe U-Bahn. Click for a MUCH larger version!

Our recent foray into SkyTrain history prompted Buzzer pal Jason Vanderhill [2] to seek out more conceptual SkyTrain illustrations… and he’s surfaced with two 1982 illustrated SkyTrain concepts from an German Austrian architecture firm!

For the full story behind the drawings, check out Jason’s post at Vancouver is Awesome [3], or his two posts over at Illustrated Vancouver (post 1 [4], post 2 [5]). Here’s a quick quote of Jason’s I loved about the drawing below though:

I simply love how various Germanic subtleties work their way into this drawing – the two lovely Edelweiss girls, the German Shepherd pursuing the Pomeranian, the brand new Mercedes SEC Coupe, and to draw your attention back to the focal point of the illustration, a little red van in the centre of the page that looks very much like a German fire truck to me! I instantly swooned when I saw the drawing!


A 1982 conceptual drawing of a SkyTrain station by Manfred Stein for firm Architektengruppe U-Bahn. Click for a MUCH larger version!

And as always, check out the Buzzer blog’s Transit History category [7] for more historical SkyTrain video, photos, and more. Happy 25th, SkyTrain!