Moscow's Modern tram

A Transit Delight For a Wet Weekend

  The quietest station in London The Tivvy Bumper brought in from the cold Chasing Chrome Special train with private cars on Surrey Railway, British Columbia (Spotter: Neil Kearns) Great Central Railway – 1940’s Wartime Weekend 2021 A Fantasy Double Header! Mayflower & Bahamas On The Welsh Dragon LMS 46115 […]

Kleinbahn Mayrhofen im Zillertal 1994

The Zillertalbahn – One of My Favourite Railways.

One of my favourite railways, the Zilleralbahn, which I visited in 1983. There is really nothing to compare this to in BC, though there could be some candidates, if our tourist authorities stop skiing at Whistler and actually craft a product other than winter skiing. Running through a valley in a well to do rural […]


When Driving: Be kind, Be forgiving, Be Sane – A Note From Zwei.

  After driving in and around Metro Vancouver in the past few weeks, the standard of driving is just terrible. It seems that the Covid-19 debacle has made driving idiots out of us all. I have witnessed not fewer than 10 incidents in the past week that would have lead to tragedy, by drivers who, […]

Morning Smile

Thank you Bob Mackin and the Breaker news!   TransLink hopes to move people to buy its souvenirs News item: Just in time for Christmas, TransLink opens an online souvenir store.Ai?? Coffee mug, for that superior joe. (theBreaker) Buy a wayfinding throw pillow ($59), SeaBus bottle ($25.95) or SkyTrain scale model ($20) to remind yourself […]


Proposed Massey Tunnel Bridge Replacement Is Now Said To Be $8 Billion More!

$8 billion is a lot of ‘spreadin around‘ money and $8 billion for one bridge seems a tad pricey. This bridge is not about traffic congestion or better transportation, this bridge is a gift to the Vancouver Port Authority so massive Panama Max. and Cape Max. colliers and tankers can navigate up the Fraser to […]


SkyTrain ills

Oops, the transit system that never breaks down, according to the SkyTrain lobby was on the fritz again.Ai?? A stuck train caused transit chaos Wednesday afternoon, not a train that has broken down, mind you, a stuck train (glue on the tracks?). Well, trains normally don’t get stuck but when that do in the case […]

Zwei Reflects And Makes A Prediction

The Rail for the Valley Blog was started on December 8, 2008, to bolster awareness of the then newly formed Rail for the Valley group and the need for an affordable rail service from Vancouver to Chilliwack. One can only write so much about the Rail for the Valley project and the blog branched out […]


A tram in the snow!

An Innsbruck to Igls tram in 2009, a cool picture for a hot summers day! Almost could be a tram leaving Chilliwack for Vancouver in winter.

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