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#MyTransLink – August 21

This 1954 Canada Car Brill T-44 hit the road again to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Vancouver’s trolleybus network!

Happy Tuesday to all our friends here, fellow transit enthusiasts and everyone else! We are back with our weekly feature on The Buzzer blog, #MyTransLink where we publish photos taken and published on social media by you – our customers! Each week, we give you a theme and you share your stunning photos on Instagram using the hashtag #MyTransLink.

#MyTransLink aims to capture your favorite thing about Metro Vancouver. This past week, we celebrated the 70th anniversary of our trolleybus network, so we deemed it apt to feature your fabulous photos of the famed trolleybus.

So, for next week’s #MyTransLink post, we want you to share photos of places our transit system takes you to! Share your awesome pics with us using the hashtag #MyTransLink, and we’ll feature some of the best here. What to submit as next week’s photos? Read on my friends…’



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No, this isn't 1962! It's 2018. This weekend, the Transit Museum Society took their 1954 Brill T-48A bus out for tours around Vancouver to celebrate 70 years of trolley operations. The driver, Angus, is one of the most interesting and nicest people I've ever met. He drove the bus a good 10 blocks out of the way in order to be able to come down Burrard, so the fans and I could make this shot a reality. In the background is the Electra Building. It was built in 1957 as BC Electric headquarters but was converted to condominiums in the late 90s. BC Electric was taken over by the provincial government in 1960, including all associated transit operations. The BC Hydro logo was applied to the Brill's in 1962. TransLink is currently responsible for transit operations in Vancouver and the surrounding municipalities. The Transit Museum Society is a non-profit organization that owns and restores pieces of transit history so we can create scenes like this for future generations. Permission required to repost. #mytranslink #bchydro #brill #cancar #transitmusem #transit #bcelectric #vintage #trolley #bus #artofvisuals #Vancouver #veryvancouver #westcoast #pnw #retro #tour #fantrip #night #long_exposure #longexposure #canadian #vanarch #heritage #history #burrard #cityscape #architecture #historic

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