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…


SkyTrain historical video: Rapid Transit, Rapid Transition, a 1984 promotional video

The SkyTrain 25th anniversary celebration continues: here's another fantastic SkyTrain promotional video from 1984, again shot by local video…


Donated: a 1943 Buzzer!

A 1943 Buzzer, kindly donated by Mike Conroy. Another quick post to point out another Buzzer that arrived in the mail a while back! This one is from…


SkyTrain historic pamphlets: Transformers teach kids to ride the system!

Up up and away: the SkyTrain Transformer helps kids learn to ride the system! Why yes, that IS a SkyTrain Transformer! He's the star of Up, Up, and…


SkyTrain history: a little more Charles and Diana

Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales at Patterson Station in 1986. Aha --- I'm pleased to present a story from Ven Rao, one of the SkyTrain…


More SkyTrain history with Alan M: photos of Scott Road Station, 1990

The banner unrolled after the ribbon cutting. Photo by Alan M. What a bounty: Alan M has shared some great photos from the opening of Scott Road…


More historic SkyTrain photos from Alan M

A couple of interesting SkyTrain ads! Photo by Alan M. SkyTrain's 25th anniversary celebration continues online! After providing such a wonderful…


Donated: a 1929 Buzzer and some classic tickets!

Just want to point out something I got a while back: a 1929 Buzzer! It actually describes the discovery of an old document showing the state of…


SkyTrain historic photos: Princess Diana visits SkyTrain and more

Princess Diana and Prince Charles at Patterson Station. Photo dated May 6, 1986. Click for a much larger version! Prince Charles and Princess Diana…


SkyTrain history tidbits: memorabilia!

The certificate given out for riding the prebuild, Main Street SkyTrain demonstration line! Scan kindly provided by Rob Chew. SkyTrain tickets from…


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