Prairie BAHN Layouts
Although established much later than in cities in Ontario and points east, streetcars still had a significant part to play in the cities of Canada's Prairie Provinces. Also, today, several of these cities are leading the way in the installation of new LRT systems, offering plenty of BAHN simulation opportunities. These layouts will be converted to BAHN 3.58 as soon as time permits.
Edmonton Radial Railway -- Streetcar System (ver 1.3) (Aug 1, 1924) (210K - BAHN 3.40)
- Edmonton ran streetcars straight through until the early 1950s; at its height, the Edmonton Radial Railway covered an extensive network throughout Edmonton, stretching to Strathcona, Bonnie Doon and Calder. This layout depicts how things may have been in 1924; the routes and headways are gleaned from the hardcover publication entitled Edmonton's Electric Transit -- the street layout was crafted from a modern map, but the departure times for the passenger trains was gleaned from a timetable sent to me by Adam Reymon and his friends at the Edmonton Radial Railway Society. I can't claim that this simulation is perfectly accurate, but it was fun to build, and I hope you like it. Thanks to Adam Reymon, Mark Johnson and to the authors of Edmonton's Electric Transit for their references. (Last Updated: June 12, 1997; improved accuracy of departure times for CN and CP freights and passengers).
Edmonton Transit System -- Trolley Buses (ver 1.0) (Apr 27, 1986) (by Dave Snowden) (265K - BAHN 3.40)
- Dave Snowden has taken my Edmonton Radial Railway simulation and modified it (with permission) into the trolley bus simulation you see here. The system is accurate according to timetables dated April 26, 1986, but Dave has had some extra fun with this simulation, installing commuter lines which don't exist in real life, but which perhaps should. Also included with this zip file is a user defined graphics file which enhances the experience. (Last Updated: September 1, 1999).
Edmonton Transit System -- Trolley Buses Fantasy (ver 1.0) (2000 - Fantasy) (by Michael Marriott) (300K - BAHN 3.59)
- Michael Marriott submits this depiction of what Edmonton's trolley bus network could be. It's a nicely designed layout, with great trolley bus models. A definite must-see. (Last Updated: August 10, 2000).
Edmonton Transit System -- Trolley Buses (ver 1.0) (September 1999) (by Peter Marriott) (88K - BAHN 3.59)
- Peter Marriott's model of Edmonton's trolley bus network is faithfully accurate according to the schedules, and it looks very nice as well. Comes with a detailed description file. (Last Updated: June 1, 2000).
Edmonton Transit System -- Streetcars (ver 1.1) (circa 1908) (by Michael Marriott) (32K - BAHN 3.59)
- Michael Marriott (Peter Marriott's brother) has submitted a model based on Edmonton's operations. This time he has selected the year 1908, when the city operated a modest streetcar and interurban network. My apologies for mixing him up with Peter. (Last Updated: August 10, 2000).
Saskatoon -- Streetcars (1931) (ver 1.0) (130K - BAHN 3.40)
Saskatoon -- Trolley Buses (1964) (ver 1.0) -- (130K - BAHN 3.40)
- This zip file contains two simulations of Saskatoon's electric operations at two phases of its existence: the 1931 streetcar operations, and the 1964 trolley bus operations. Saskatoon's system wasn't very large, but the small size allows for a detailed simulation. Special thanks go to Easten Wayman for his invaluable reference book,
Saskatoon's Electric Transit. (Last Updated: December 19, 1997)
Layouts Coming Soon
Winnipeg -- Streetcar System (circa 1930s) (Coming Soon)
- I finally have the track plans, and a map to work from, so work should begin soon on Winnipeg's Streetcar network. I may still need help in setting out the routes, so if you have any information on Winnipeg's system, please e-mail me.
Calgary Transit -- LRT System (August 1, 1997) (Proposed)
- Calgary boasts a modern and extensive LRT system. Part subway (running on private right-of-way) and part streetcar, it's the spine of the Calgary transit system. The headways shall be gleaned from some timetables in my possession, and a current map of Calgary should be easy to find.
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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