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  1. The Transit Museum Society will be hosting the Christmas Lights tours in the Burnaby & Coquitlam area on December 14, 15, 21, 22, & 28. Passengers will ride on board a 1982 GM New Look "Hillclimber". Fares are $25 for adults & $15 for seniors & students, $7 for kids under 13. Departs at 7:00pm from 29th Avenue SkyTrain Station in Vancouver.
  2. flyer_e901

    CUTA Trans Expo Toronto November 20th

    It's too bad I won't be able to make it to the event this year.
  3. Unfortunately, Sept 15th & 16th are now fully booked. A new daytime trip has been added for Sun, Sept 23rd.
  4. I just noticed something similar at the YVR South Terminal. Looks like the C92 will become the 412 in September.
  5. flyer_e901

    Buy, Sell, Trade

    A new book about Canada's trolley buses will be published in January, 2019. Click on the PDF file for more information. The price of the book hasn't been determined yet, but if you pre-order the book now, you'll save at least 15% off the regular price. Tire&Wires_Flyer_2018-08-08p1 (1).pdf Tire&Wires_Flyer_2018-08-08p1 (1).pdf
  6. The Transit Museum Society will be hosting a fan trip in the North Delta, Surrey, & Langley areas on Sunday, October 14th. Passengers will ride on board a 1990 MCI Classic. Photo stops will include Tilbury, Panorama Ridge, Fort Langley, Cloverdale, and a handful of other locations. Pick-up is at 11:00am by Scott Road SkyTrain Station (110th Avenue in the Tsawwassen Mills shuttle stop). The tour will be approximately 5 hours in length and will include a meal break. More details will be posted at https://www.transitmuseumsociety.org . Stay tuned!
  7. For those who are still interested, the Transit Museum Society will be hosting some Brill trolley fan trips in August and September to celebrating the 70th anniversary of trolley bus service in Vancouver. Daytime fan trips depart at 11:00am while evening fan trips depart at 7:00pm. Pick-ups will take place at Marpole Loop. Saturday, August 11th - Evening Sunday, August 12th - Daytime Sunday, August 19th - Daytime & Evening Saturday, September 15th - Evening Sunday, September 16th - Daytime For more information, please visit https://www.transitmuseumsociety.org
  8. flyer_e901

    CTHF 2018 Fan Trips

    I see the Halton County fan trip for Aug 12th is available for reserving, but I noticed there's a "Shipping" fee involved with the fan trip registration. Is that an error? https://transitheritage.ca/events-grid
  9. flyer_e901

    CTHF 2018 Fan Trips

    I've always wanted to visit Halton County. But I hope this event will take place in the late Summer. I've already used up a lot of my vacation time for this year and need to accumulate more days.
  10. flyer_e901

    2017 Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 trial

    Hopefully I'll get to ride 1008 & 1009 within the next fews weeks. I've been really busy with work lately.
  11. flyer_e901

    Saskatoon Updates

    Click on this link for more info: http://transitheritage.ca/upcomingevents.html
  12. flyer_e901

    Saskatoon Updates

    Not sure if anyone was notified about this, but the Canadian Transit Heritage Foundation will be hosting a farewell Saskatoon MCI Classic fan trip on Sat, Jun 2, 2018. I hope to attend.
  13. The Transit Museum Society will be hosting a North Shore Fishbowl Reunion fan trip on Sunday, November 19th. Passengers will ride on board a 1982 GM New Look "Hillclimber". Photo-stops will include Park Royal, Deep Cove, the base of Grouse Mountain, and a few other locations. A tour of the West Vancouver Transit garage will also be included on this trip. Fares are $25 for adults & $10 for children. TRAMS Members receive a $5 discount. Pick-up 11:00am at Patterson SkyTrain Station, Bay 3. (returning by 4:00pm)
  14. Time flies! It's been almost a week since the convention took place. Organizationally, it was a challenging event to put together, but everything fell into place and worked out in the end. Plus, it was a lot of fun! I'm glad everyone had a great time. It was awesome meeting new faces and seeing familiar ones. I hope to see you all at another event some time soon!
  15. flyer_e901

    St. Pierre and Miquelon (F)

    I visited St. Pierre back in 2005. I'm sure a few things have changed by now. My sister & I flew to St. John's, NL, rented a car and drove to the town of Fortune. We stored our rental car in a gated compound and rode a fastcat ferry to St. Pierre. On board the ferry, a rep from the local tourism office was handed out guidebooks and acted as a travel counsellor. Upon arrival, we went through French customs. There were sniffer dogs checking out our baggage. People showed their provincial driver's license. I brought my passport as I wanted it stamped with SPM. From what I recall, the ATMs dispensed Euros. There's no public transit as the entire town is walkable. I spotted an MCI that was used as a tour bus. Being Asian, we were the centre of attention in SPM. People were nodding at us on the streets and saying bonjour madame & monsieur. The locals were also surprised that were able to speak a few words of French, especially when ordering food at a restaurant or shopping in a convenience store. We never made it to Miquelon, but we took a boat tour over to Iles aux Marins (Sailors Island). Here's the MCI that I spotted: Narrow roads & sidewalks in the town centre The ferry to/from Newfoundland: