Trolley buses: a historical transit lesson

The 14 Hastings streetcar: looking north on Granville from Robson, 1950.Photo by Vic Sharman. When I moved out here from Toronto nearly two years ago…


Life on transit: talk Buzzer history in a Google Hangout today, March 27, 2013!

For March/April 2013, we're spotlighting Life on Transit---observing and illuminating the quirks and habits of daily transit rides around our…


Burnaby Village Museum interurban anniversary

B.C. Electric's interurban train 1223 circa 1930. Image 204-375 courtesy of the City of Burnaby Archives. We're very pleased to welcome Lisa Codd…


Exhibit of Angus McIntyre’s historical transit photos starts on September 16, 2012

Photo by Angus McIntyre Keith Daubenspeck (Seattle Transit driver), Angus McIntyre and Brian Kelly about to head out for a fan trip with Brill…


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…


Friday fun guest post: A history of monorails in Vancouver, by Michael Taylor-Noonan

The monorail at Expo 86. Photo credit: Colin Rose. I’m happy to welcome another guest post from Michael Taylor-Noonan, the newsletter editor for the…


Some transit history and a thank you card

A 1990 brochure featuring the transit system! Every once in a while, myself and my colleagues receive some interesting content from readers in our…


A story by retired bus operator Angus McIntyre

http://youtu.be/a8qoEa6G_RY A local transit legend has been recently featured in one of the videos the Vancouver Park Board has commissioned as part…


Two classic bus photos from 1969

A southbound 8 Davie at Howe and Pender in 1969. Click for a much larger version. Photo by Angus McIntyre! The lovely Angus McIntyre is scanning his…


The 14 Hastings returns to Vancouver: an interview with planner Peter Klitz about the iconic bus route

A Brill trolley with the BC Hydro colours, operating as the 14 Hastings in 1967. Note: This is a scheduled post as I'm away this week, returning…


Historic SkyTrain and bus illustrations from Ron Love

A very early imagined illustration of the SkyTrain station environment by Ron Love for the Vancouver Regional Rapid Transit project. The rendering of…


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…


Friday fun guest post: My Travels with Norm, reminiscences of the Vancouver streetcar and interurban, by Michael Taylor-Noonan

Transit Museum Society volunteer Norm, photographed inside the restored B.C. Electric interurban car #1207. I'm happy to welcome back Michael…


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…


The horse and buggy days: a transport poster from the Vancouver Archives

A poster about transportation from the B.C. Electric files at the Vancouver Archives. Here's another gem I found in the B.C. Electric paper files at…


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