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Archive for December 19th, 2007

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Richmond News

reporting on the unveiling of the Canada Line cars – covered here in more timely fashion.

Note that the new cars cost around $4m a pair.

I was very surprised this evening when my neighbour gave me this – an original Buzzer from1925 when new two car trains for Richmond cost $42,100. Yes they were cheaper (in today’s money about $0.5m) but then they needed a crew of two to operate them – the new ones are driverless. But the old ones  did have more seats.

I am probably violating copyright by doing this, but until someone stops me here is a scan of that document.



Written by Stephen Rees

December 19, 2007 at 6:41 pm

Posted in transit, Transportation