Calgary's Electric Transit is the story of electric street railway, trolleybus and light rail vehicle transit in Canada's western city of Calgary, Alberta.Calgary was founded in 1875, when the North West Mounted Police established a new ...
Author: Colin K. Hatcher
Calgary's Electric Transit is the story of electric street railway, trolleybus and light rail vehicle transit in Canada's western city of Calgary, Alberta.Calgary was founded in 1875, when the North West Mounted Police established a new fort Fort Calgary. A big boost for Calgary came eight years later, when the Canadian Pacific Railway building westward to the Pacific reached the Bow River in 1883. Calgary became an important centre for Canadian Pacific operations and has since become the railway's headquarters location. By 1909, Calgary boasted a population of 30, 000 people. In July of that year the Calgary Electric Railway began operations with two cars, sixteen employees and three miles of track. The system quickly grew and the following year became known as the Calgary Municipal Railway. Through its forty years of street railway service, Calgary acquired passenger cars from such well-known Canadian builders as Ottawa Car Manufacturing Company, Preston Car & Coach Company and the Canadian Car & Foundry. In addition, the system's roster included used cars from several sources in the United States. Totalling 113 cars in all plus a scenic car it has been a daunting task to secure photos for this book. Many superb images have been discovered, illustrating the operation of streetcars in different sections of the city. There are over 150 streetcar photos. Finding trolleybus photographs has been a challenge as well, but the authors have succeeded in gathering a fine selection representing all classes of 'trackless trolley' coaches purchased new and acquired used from other US systems. You'll see streetcars and trolleybuses operating in the city centre, in the rural suburbs, and in residential neighbourhoods. Coverage of today's modern rail transit cars is outstanding. Now called 'light rail vehicles', all classes of these LRVs are represented, operating in all seasons, and over most portions of the system, illustrating the many varied and unique Calgary urban environments. Rich, carefully composed black and white photos are rounded out with a fine showing of subjects in colour. There's a variety of photos to interest everyone with an interest in the development of Calgary as a city: the construction of 'The Bay', early scenes in Bowness Park, and some views of the streetcars serving seemingly unpopulated fields that today are thriving subdivisions. Whether you're a railway enthusiast or simply interested in Calgary's history, you'll find Colin Hatcher and Tom Schwarzkopf's 200-page account of Calgary's Electric Transit a fascinating, informative and enjoyable reading experience.
Cities can also take the lead on promoting use of renewable fuels for
transportation and discouraging fossil fuel use by ... Calgary's electric light rail
powered by wind The City of Calgary's light rail transit system, the C-train, with
electric drive ...
Publisher: OECD Publishing
This book shows how city and metropolitan regional governments working in tandem with national governments can change the way we think about responding to climate change.
Learn more about bringing your bike on Calgary Transit at: www.calgarytransit.
com (search “bike”) or 403-262-1000 Fun-time E-Scooters sells electric scooters
and bicycles whose highly efficient electric motors use very little energy.
Author: Lauren Maris
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
When it comes to living greener, our primary resource is knowledge. The purpose of this book is to boil down the information that is out there into one complete package of environmentally sensitive products, services and programs available to Calgarians. Live Green, Calgary! gives you precise, applicable information that will save you time. And there are money-saving tips, too! Live Green, Calgary! puts local green programs, products and services at your fingertips so you can live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. As always, greener choices help ensure that we will have an abundance of clean and healthy resources for a long time to come. Live Green, Calgary! highlights the free services, programs and rebates available so Calgarians can save money while getting greener. Live Green, Calgary! saves you time by giving you the information you need to green your life in Calgary, all in one place and relevant to your family. Lauren Maris has done the legwork for you . . . all you need to do is start exercising your options!
In August 1946, C.V.F. (Vic) Weir was named superintendent of city transit
services. ... engineering graduate with previous work experience at Northern
Electric, Ontario Hydro and the Edmonton transit ... the old Calgary Municipal
Railway name was dropped and a new corporate title, Calgary Transit System,
was adopted by ...
Author: Robert M. Stamp
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
While avant-garde modernism disrupted the art salons, architecture schools, and design studios of the world's more sophisticated urban centres in the 20th century, Calgary slept through the cultural upheavals as a provincial backwater. Calgary's initiation to modernism might be dated to February 13, 1947, when Imperial Oil blew in its famous well at Leduc. Or the 1948 football season, when Tom Brooks and Les Lear wrapped the Calgary Stampeders football team around an innovative and modernist-looking T-formation backfield to win the Grey Cup. Calgarians embraced the modern age after the Second World War, taking modernism into the streets and into the suburbs. They went beyond art, architecture, and design, and redefined modernism to include homes, furniture, appliances, and cars. In the process, Calgarians democratized, feminized, and suburbanized modernism. Suburban Modern examines controversies over "coloured" margarine and "mixed" drinking in post-war Calgary. It shows how new petro office buildings transformed the downtown skyline during the 1950s and 1960s, and how new bus lines, roads, and bridges changed the city's transportation network. As the city sprawled horizontally to engulf its ever-expanding suburbs, shoppers deserted downtown for suburban malls. The book follows young couples into their post-war dream homes with modern furnishings and barbecue-appointed patios. Suburban Modern argues that the suburbs rather than the downtown defined Calgary's approach to modernism.
In 1998 , City Council made the City of Calgary Electric System a wholly owned
subsidiary called ENMAX Corporation . ... ENMAX and Calgary Transit have
collaborated to power the LRT on wind power generated by turbines on a wind
farm in ...
Author: Beverly Ann Sandalack
Publisher: Calgary : University of Calgary Press
Focuses on the culmination of five years of research and observation in the study of this prairie metropolis. This title looks at the city of Calgary not only because of its phenomenal growth, but also to consider the premise that the evolution of any city reflects the ideology and cultural values of its inhabitants.
In light of the mounting oil supply problem, the need to diversify the fuel sources
of our transportation industry is growing increasingly urgent. The most promising,
scalable, near-term ... The electric transit systems can then be switched to run on
renewables and in some parts of the world this is being done: for example,
Calgary's light rail runs on wind power. Even if this is dramatically successful,
cities will ...
Author: Peter Droege
The greatest challenge of our time is to build a world based on the sustainable use of renewable power. Our massive dependence on fossil fuels has upset the very climatic system that made human evolution possible. The global economy and its financial system are in jeopardy, running hot on overtly cheap yet increasingly costly and fast depleting oil. A 100% renewable world is seen by many as an impossible dream in anything but the very long term. But not only do a growing number of initiatives and plans dare to make the change but many have already achieved it.This rich collection presents a series of pioneering efforts and their champions, and the paths to their successes. Ranging from initiatives by individuals to visions for companies, communities and entire countries, it defeats tired economic and technical counter-arguments, showing how the schemes featured not only can and do work but do so economically and with available technology. The book is introduced by incisive writing by Peter Droege, explaining the challenges and framing a roadmap towards a 100% renewable reality.