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More historic SkyTrain photos from Alan M

A couple of interesting SkyTrain ads! Photo by Alan M.
SkyTrain’s 25th anniversary celebration continues online!
After providing such a wonderful flashback to SkyTrain in 1986, Alan M has sent along some more photos of SkyTrain in its early years.
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Donated: a 1929 Buzzer and some classic tickets!

Just want to point out something I got a while back: a 1929 Buzzer! It actually describes the discovery of an old document showing the state of Vancouver

Donated: a 1929 Buzzer and some classic tickets!

Just want to point out something I got a while back: a 1929 Buzzer! It actually describes the discovery of an old document showing the state of Vancouver

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 with

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 1983, 1986, and 1996!

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

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

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. (Visit

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 Taylor-Noonan, the editor

Video: a quick clip of the SkyTrain zooming through Expo 86

Another item in our 25th anniversary flashback series! Here’s a quick clip of SkyTrain zooming through the Expo 86 grounds, courtesy

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 recently visited the delightful City of

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 along this interesting tidbit

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