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…


The conductorettes: the first women to drive transit in Vancouver

A group of 33 conductorettes posing in front of the 16th Avenue streetcar at Prior Street barns in 1944. They were at first issued skirts as part of…


How big is TransLink’s service area?

The area of the City of Toronto, superimposed over TransLink's service area. Somebody asked about the size of TransLink's service area the other day,…


Two tidbits: Vancouver transit then and now, Next Bus text record

One of the historical transit photos showcased at Miss604.com. Vancouver 1948 – Photo credit: Jack Lindsay. Two tidbits you might be interested in:……


Podcast: Angus McIntyre celebrates 40 years as a driver

Angus McIntyre celebrated 40 years as a bus driver on Tuesday, August 25, 2009. Transit operator Angus McIntyre celebrated 40 years of driving…


The Central Park Line: the very first interurban in greater Vancouver

A map of the Central Park Line, outlined on a 1936 Wrigley's transit map supplied by the Burnaby Village Museum. Today, I’m pleased to present a…


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