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…


Our retired trolleys make their official debut in Mendoza, Argentina

The governor of the Province of Mendoza, Celso Alejandro Jaque. Photo by Jorge Luis Guevara. Twenty-five of our retired trolleys were officially put…


Retired trolleys in blue, orange, green, and red!

Our retired trolleys have been painted in new colours to serve the transit system of Mendoza, Argentina! Jorge Luis Guevara from Mendoza, Argentina…


TransLink turns 10!

Happy 10th birthday to TransLink! It's TransLink's tenth birthday today! And yes, it's funny that it lands on April 1, but we have some good company:…


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!…


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