Maritime BAHN Layouts
Of the two provinces in Canada which don't have railroads operating on their soil, both are in the Maritimes (Labrador, in Newfoundland, is served by the Quebec, North Shore and Labrador, but people on the island of Newfoundland still lost their Newfie Bullet). The small cities and low populations don't appear to be condusive to rail-transit operations, but the cities do boast a proud heritage. Halifax, in particular, was notable for its all-Birney fleet. We couldn't call this web site a truly Canadian page without acknowledging this heritage. These layouts will be converted to BAHN 3.58 as soon as time permits.
Halifax (NSL&PC) -- Streetcar System (ver 1.0) (December 31, 1928) (280K - BAHN 3.40)
- The Nova Scotia Light and Power Company ran a complex streetcar system for a city that bustled despite its surprisingly (to me, anyway) small size. Halifax's system was distinctive for the fact that it ran an all Birney fleet from the 1920s until its closure in 1949; there was only one streetcar loop in the system, so double-ended cars were a necessity. This simulation may be the first of a set of three, as Alan Grossert is interested in showing the phases of Halifax's transit network, perhaps doing a trolley bus simulation and a simulation of the bus system as it currently stands, so watch this space. (Last Updated: April 9, 1998 -- this layout will be converted to BAHN 3.58 as soon as time permits. In doing so, some mistakes from the first version will also be corrected, thanks to Alan Grossert)
Halifax -- Bus System (by Alan Grossert, ver 1.0) (1998 - BAHN 3.40) (272K)
- Alan Grossert has once again come up with a fantastic simulation of a modern day Canadian bus system. Here, his geographically accurate and timetable modelled version of Halifax, Nova Scotia, is a wonder to behold. It's a good companion piece for the Halifax streetcar simulation above, showing how much Halifax transit has expanded over the years. In the future, look for Alan to complete a third Halifax simulation, showing the city's trolley bus operations in the 1960s. Many thanks to Alan for his efforts and allowing me to post his work. (Last Updated: December 6, 1998; broken link fixed.)
St. John's, Newfoundland, Bus Network (by Alan Grossert, ver 1.5) (1997 - BAHN 3.40) (121K)
- Alan Grossert has used BAHN to simulate St. John's complex bus network, including its timed-transfer connections. With his submission, this page now features simulations modeling Canadian systems from sea to sea. Thanks Alan! (Last Updated: February 2, 1998. Layout brought closer to geographical accuracy, and can now run with all Dispatcher Message options activated.)
Layouts Coming Soon
St John or Moncton, New Brunswick? (circa 1930s) (Proposed)
- We are looking to add the provinces of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island to our provincial list, but have little or no information to go about it. If you have any information, or would like to contribute your own layout, you are most welcome. Please e-mail me.
Your Simulation Here! -- (Whenever) (Why not?)
- Special thanks goes to Ted Nielsen, Alan Grossert, Nick Haste and Dave Snowden,
who kindly allowed me to upload their Montreal, St. John's, GO Transit and Vancouver simulations respectively onto this web page. I welcome any other simulations that people have designed; my only real criteria is that the simulation uploaded here be of a Canadian city (Electric Soup and New York
City Subway Resources have the best collection of European and American simulations, and I'm interested in gathering as complete a collection of Canadian city simulations as possible) -- yes, I know Omaha isn't in Canada, but that's a special case since my fiancee comes from there (grin). Seriously, though; if you have a simulation you'd like to see uploaded, PLEASE E-MAIL!!!!
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