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Bus photos old and new from Angus McIntyre

Bus photos old and new from Angus McIntyre

An aerial view of Vancouver Transit Centre!

Angus McIntyre, dear Buzzer friend and retired trolley driver, sent in a few photos for us to share today. (He’s sent in vintage photos before!)

Angus is a member of the Transit Museum Society and drove trolleys for over 40 years in Vancouver. We’ve spoken to him before on the blog — see his terrific reminiscences of transit and more here, here, and here.

Here’s what Angus says about these photos:

I was on a trip back east for a month, and when I returned I made a point of paying an extra $10 to get a window seat on the right side of the ‘plane. I had tried before to get these shots but the ‘plane landed eastbound. This time the weather was perfect, and this is the result. Please feel free to use these images any way you wish.

I have included two shots of PNE Parade Day, August 1974, showing how things worked for the detour at Hastings and Commercial. I’m sure Worksafe BC would have issues with this now.

Switching wires at Hastings and Commercial in 1974 on PNE Parade Day.
A bus at Hastings and Commercial in 1974 on PNE Parade Day.