Friday, April 20, 2012

Vancouver BC Transit History - Streetcars, Trolley Buses, Electric Railway

Here's some fascinating video clips showing streetcars in operation in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster from 1907 to the 1950's:







Not exactly RAPID transit, but I think we could use them back again in many areas. Be sure to check out the restored streetcar operating in Vancouver starting in May 2012, from Olympic Village to Granville Island:


Also check out the amazing book by Chuck Davis, The History of Metropolitan Vancouver:

tags: vancouver streetcar videos,bc electric railway,bc transit history,historical vancouver videos

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Angel Vancouver said...

I posted some of the same videos on my blog on a post about Gastown history and that planned extension of the now defunct Olympic tram line from Science World through to Chinatown, Gastown and Stanley Park.
My blog post is here: http://angelvancouver.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/early-gastown-history-1907-film-of-streetcar-route-through-vancouver-canada/

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