The last wooden bus stop leaves the ground in Langley

Here Coast Mountain Bus Company employees Frank Crowhurst and Chris Rasmussen stand beside the last wooden post on active duty, and the new metal…


Why is there a third platform at Stadium-Chinatown Station?

The third platform at Stadium-Chinatown Station, in use during the 1980s! The third track is the one on the far left of the photo. A while back I was…


Friday fun post: 1950 Buzzer showcases the heart of the traffic light system

The Buzzer from July 7, 1950 showed the lamppost that controlled traffic lights in Vancouver's business district. Here's another classic Buzzer for…


Friday fun post: a 1945 Buzzer with planning predictions and poetry

If you like, skip to the end of this post to to read the 1945 Buzzer! Last week: what's your favourite type of seat material? Last week, I asked you…


Happy 94th birthday to the Buzzer!

Images of the Buzzer's first issue! At bottom right is a picture of the jitneys, private cars that competed with the streetcar system. Click for a…


Angus McIntyre’s retirement ride

Angus dancing as the Carnival Band gives him a surprise performance! Photo by Wayne Worden of the Carnival Band. To celebrate his last day after more…


Angus McIntyre retires after 40 years behind the wheel

Longtime trolley driver Angus McIntyre will be retiring at the end of May! (We made sure to get the trolleys in the background of this picture :)…


Come hear me talk about the Buzzer with the Vancouver Historical Society, Thu May 27

The Buzzer logo from 1936! The Vancouver Historical Society has kindly invited me to give a talk about the Buzzer next week, on Thursday May 27! If…


Book fair at the BC Historical Federation conference

The BC Historical Federation's Annual Conference focuses on transportation this year. There's a book fair open to the public on Friday! It turns out…


1959 Buzzer trumpets fast buses on freeways

The May 22, 1959 Buzzer. Click the image to download it as a PDF. While nosing through the Buzzer archives, I dug up this 1959 Buzzer, which comes…


Another SkyTrain flashback: the SkyTrain Flight Plan from 1986

Ghostly SkyTrain soars above Vancouver! From the cover of the SkyTrain Flight Plan leaflet. Here's another classic SkyTrain leaflet: the SkyTrain…


Flashback to 1986: Join the SkyTrain team!

A photo from the 1986 'Join the SkyTrain team' brochure! A colleague at TransLink has shared some fantastic old SkyTrain brochures with me, so I've…


Transit flashback: the orange SeaBus

An ad in a historic trolley for the SeaBus back in the 1970s. Photo by rickie22. Many moons ago, Eric shared this photo of a vintage SeaBus ad in a…


Two more old SkyTrain photos

Aha - after last week's flashback, Greg sent along a couple of photos of SkyTrain in the early 1990s. View from Main Street Station. Coal Harbour.…


SkyTrain flashback photos: 24 years of fond memories

Metrotown SkyTrain Station circa 1986. Over on Twitter, SkyTrain's communications liaison Jennifer Siddon has been posting some historical SkyTrain…


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