Monday, October 1, 2012

Streetcar Revival

On Saturday, I gave a presentation about streetcar systems in Canada and the United States, and the future of the streetcar as public transit in North America. It was part of a series of talks put on by the Burnaby Village Museum called Going Electric. The day featured presentations by Henry Ewert on the BC Electric Interurban System and Ron Hyde on the Richmond Interurban dubbed the “Sockeye Special”. The event ended with an update from the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society, who plans to re-launch the interurban in Surrey as a weekend tram during the summer, and my presentation on streetcars. It was a well-attended event, but for those who couldn’t make it I’ve included my presentation slides on this post.

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