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…


Video: On Track, a SkyTrain project video from 1983!

At the end of December 2010, I posted the fantastic Going To Town 1985 SkyTrain documentary—well, since then, more classic SkyTrain video has come…


Video: Going To Town, the 1985 SkyTrain project documentary

The Going To Town article in the fall 1985 Vancouver Regional Rapid Transit Quarterly magazine. Click the picture to download the magazine PDF!…


1986 SkyTrain photos from Alan M

SkyTrain racing through the Expo 86 grounds. Photo by Alan M. Note: I'm still on holiday until Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011! This is a scheduled post.…


Friday fun guest post: It’s all about the numbers… on the bus, by Michael Taylor-Noonan

Our old and new trolleybuses at an event in 2007 --- you can clearly see their differing bus numbers! For this Friday fun post, Michael…


SkyTrain turns 25 years old on December 11, 2010!

SkyTrain bursts through a banner on its very first day in service: Dec 11, 1985! The caption from the Quarterly magazine: Premier Bill Bennett and…


Vintage Vancouver transit ads from 1958

Vancouver transit ads from 1958, found at the Vancouver Archives. (Item #CVA387-4, photographed by Graphic Industries Ltd for B.C. Electric.) I…


History tidbit: how to transfer buses in 1974

From 1974: the rules about how to transfer between buses in Vancouver! Michael Taylor-Noonan, editor of the Transit Museum Society newsletter, passed…


Canada Line turns one: photos from the opening, part 4

People in the lineup wave while waiting at Lansdowne Station. Taken August 17, 2009. As mentioned, in honour of Canada Line's one-year anniversary on…


Canada Line turns one: photos from the opening, part 3

The lineup at Oakridge-41st for the Canada Line opening. Taken August 17, 2009. As I've mentioned, in honour of Canada Line's one-year anniversary on…


Canada Line turns one: photos from the opening, part 2

Mayor Gregor Robertson cuts the ribbon opening Broadway-City Hall Station. Taken August 17, 2009. As mentioned yesterday, in honour of Canada Line's…


Cupcakes for Canada Line’s birthday!

Amelia Shaw, TransLink's manager of public consultation, handed out cupcakes on a tray. As mentioned, we had a little celebration today at…


Canada Line turns one: photos from the opening, part 1

Premier Gordon Campbell, Minister Stockwell Day, and many other dignitaries cut the ribbon on the Canada Line at YVR-Airport Station, August 17,…


I Love Transit Week 2010: two belated transit treats

The cover of the 1958 B.C. Electric Railway map! Thanks to Owen for this. During I Love Transit Week last week, two readers posted some super fun…


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