Passenger Train: Historical Squamish Images Throwback

Passenger Trains for Moving People

Commuter transport, parking, and downtown congestion are topics of conversation that won’t be going away anytime soon. It’s not hard to see that the statistics are right, Squamish is one of the fastest growing communities in British Columbia.

As Squamish works through it’s growing pains and public transit becomes a necessity, it’s always nice to look back and see that they had it all figured out some time ago. It’s time for a passenger train.

me for a passenger train.

Passenger train 1913
Passenger train 1913 – Photo: Squamish Public Library

First Passenger Train

Pictured above is a photo of the first train carrying passengers leaving from the docks at Newport ( Squamish was named Newport by settlers of the day).

If you are interested in learning more about Squamish’s rich railway heritage, the West Coast Railway Heritage Park is a great place to see these trains and learn about the history.

Passenger train 1914- Squamish
Photo: Squamish Public Library Staff Writer

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