June 29, 2015 12:11 pm
Updated: June 29, 2015 12:30 pm

WATCH: Vintage trolley back on the streets of Vancouver


Angus McIntyre has been driving buses since 1969.

Through the years, he has seen four generations of public transit vehicles come and go.

And on Sunday, he got a chance to drive a retro trolley that roamed the streets of Vancouver in 1954.

Metro Vancouver is celebrating 125 years of public transit and to celebrate passengers were given a chance to take a trip back in time.

Canadian Car-Brill trolley bus was brought out of retirement to give passengers a free ride in downtown Vancouver Sunday afternoon. The bus still has a BC Hydro logo on it, back from when the power authority was in charge of the transit system.

Courtesy: Translink

And McIntyre was behind the wheel.

“It is a major deja-vu and it all comes back to you,” he says, adding the trolley bus comes with manual steering that he had  to pick up on again.

McIntyre says people are definitely paying attention.

“There are more people taking pictures of this vehicle than you can possibly imagine. It brings out a lot of memories.”

McIntyre retired five years ago, but has been volunteering with Transit Museum Society.

“I could not ask for anything better than to be able to take this [bus] out on the streets and have some fun,” he says.

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