A short history of interurbans in the Lower Mainland

The very first interurban on the Burnaby Lake line, leaving New Westminster. (Item 166-001, from the Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives…


Retired trolleys in purple and red!

Just wanted to point out another post from Jorge Luis Guevara: it shows two trolleys in purple and red paint schemes, in their new home in Mendoza,…


Retired trolleys get a new look in Argentina

A retired TransLink trolley has been painted into the colours of the Mendoza, Argentina system! Jorge Luis Guevara, our dear friend from the Mendoza,…


Video of the retired trolleybuses on the streets of Mendoza

A still from the video of a retired trolley on the streets of Mendoza, Argentina, taking a test drive. Visit the Trolebuses Mendocinos blog to see…


Two more photos of the retired trolleys off to Argentina

One of our retired Flyer trolleys, crossing the Andes! Photo courtesy of CTL Westrans Shipbrokers. CTL Westrans Shipbrokers, the company shipping the…


From the opening of the Pattullo Bridge, 1937

A detail from the cover of the 1937 Pattullo Bridge souvenir programme. Scans provided courtesy of the Burnaby Village Museum. Thanks to Lisa Codd,…


A holiday gift from me to you: the very first Buzzer!

The very first Buzzer, ever. Click to download it. You're getting an early holiday treat this year -- click to see the very first Buzzer from 1916!…


Retired trolleys make their way to Mendoza

One of our retired trolleys on a flatbed truck, arriving in Guaymallen, Argentina en route to Mendoza. Thanks to the kindness of Jorge Luis Guevara,…


The retired trolleys arrive in Chile!

The retired New Flyer trolleys, being offloaded at the docks in San Antonio, Chile. After 20+ days at sea aboard the ship Wisdom, the retired…


Moscow celebrates 75 years of trolley buses

A vintage trolley bus in Moscow's 75th anniversary of trolley buses celebration. Photo by Vartal. Dale Laird from TRAMS passed along some links today…


Longtime Buzzer cartoonist is part of local art show

A cartoon Bob Banks drew for the March 2, 1962 Buzzer. Just in case you're interested, Bob Banks, who drew cartoons for the Buzzer from 1954-1976,…


The trolleys of Mendoza, Argentina

Jorge sent along a photo of a German trolley shipped to Mendoza in 1989. Taken by Osvaldo Manoli, of the Argentinian friends of trams association. So…


Update on the retired trolleys sailing to South America

Trolleys being loaded into the cargo hold of the vessel Wisdom. Photo courtesy CTL Westrans Shipbrokers. I've received some more info and a few more…


Retired trolleys set sail for Argentina

A trolley being hoisted into the cargo hold of a ship bound for South America. We bid a fond farewell to 80 retired trolleys down at the Fraser…


Lady on the poster

Click the image for a larger version! For some Friday fun, here's bit of transit history hanging around the office that I thought we should share.…


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