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More SkyTrain historic photos and memorabilia!

More SkyTrain historic photos and memorabilia!

Waiting for a ride to the SkyTrain yard at CP Rail's Mayfair Terminal in Coquitlam. March 1985 photo by Bob Webster, sent in by Alan M.

I have another batch of SkyTrain photos and memorabilia, thanks to Alan M, Rob Chew, and Bob Webster!

First up: photos by Bob Webster from 1985 and 1986, which Alan M has shared, with his trademark descriptive captions.

Two Open House weekends were held in the Summer of 1985. The first was in June and the three stations opened were Stadium, Broadway and Royal Oak. Two trains are seen heading back to Stadium from Commercial Drive. Photo by Bob Webster, sent in by Alan M. Click for a much larger version!
RTAs were on hand to answer questions at each of these stations and you were invited to go for a short ride on a 4-car train. The trains operated in manual during these Open House weekends. Photo by Bob Webster, sent in by Alan M. Click for a much larger version!
The trains from Broadway went as far as Patterson Station. Here the train is travelling outbound on the inbound track and about to pass under the Slocan Street bridge. Photo by Bob Webster, sent in by Alan M. Click for a much larger version!
Test train outside of Nanaimo Station as a Flyer D800 passes under the guideway in July 1985. Photo by Bob Webster, sent in by Alan M. Click for a much larger version!
The three stations opened for the July Open House weekend were 29th Avenue, Metrotown and Edmonds. Here the Edmonds train returns from a run out to New Westminster. Photo by Bob Webster, sent in by Alan M. Click for a much larger version!
Testing in full automation are cars 049 and 050 above Stewardson Way in October 1985. Photo by Bob Webster, sent in by Alan M. Click for a much larger version!
Stadium Station as 090 leads an outbound train in January 1986. Where is everybody? Photo by Bob Webster, sent in by Alan M. Click for a much larger version!
SkyTrain in the snow is nothing new now. There have been some legendary snow dumps in the last 25 years. This is the very first snowfall for SkyTrain in regular service! This train is battling the elements as it approaches 29th Avenue outbound in February 1986. Photo by Bob Webster, sent in by Alan M. Click for a much larger version!
This large info sign sat close to the intersection of 10th Avenue and 20th Street for years after the MSF (Maintenance and Storage Facility) began operation. The MSF later became the SkyTrain Operation and Maintenance Centre (OMC). Photo by Bob Webster, sent in by Alan M. Click for a much larger version!

Rob Chew’s memorabilia!

Our dear Buzzer pal Rob Chew also sent in some historic SkyTrain memorabilia from his collection. Here we go!

1983 Demonstration Line Evaluation Form. Sent in by Rob Chew! Click for a much larger version.
SkyTrain information card bought at a paper collectible show, sent in by Rob Chew. Click for a much larger version!
The back side of the SkyTrain information card Rob bought at a paper collectible show. Sent in by Rob Chew! Click for a much larger version.
Scott Road Stn Opening Day Ride Pass. Sent in by Rob Chew! Click for a much larger version.
Back side of the Scott Road Stn Opening Day Ride Pass. Sent in by Rob Chew! Click for a much larger version.

For more SkyTrain history…

Thanks Rob, Alan, and Bob for sending all this lovely stuff in! You’re making a lot of people very happy :)

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