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Old Posted Oct 19, 2013, 1:12 AM
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St Thomas, the Railroad Capital of Canada is sort of a suburb or London (in it's CMA)
What makes it the railroad capital?
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It's a historic title. It used to be a railroad nexus for the Southwestern Ontario's agriculture and rail trade from the midwest. Now it only has one or two active lines through/near it.
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Killer shot of Burnaby skyline in the fog:


City in Clouds by luke.me.up, on Flickr
Wow. Looks like a little like a ship.

What a great time and condition to be taking the picture.
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Old Posted Oct 19, 2013, 2:56 PM
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What makes it the railroad capital?
http://www.elgintourist.com/Tourism/...ital-of-Canada

At its peak St. Thomas was an influential railway centre. It acted as a central location for a series of prominent railways and served as the primary stop on the Canadian shortcut between Detroit and Buffalo. By 1914 more than 100 trains passed through St. Thomas each day earning it the title of "The Railway Capital of Canada".

The railway had a tremendous effect in the shaping of St. Thomas. It brought jobs which in turn brought prosperity and population growth. Today, St. Thomas’s 36,000 person population is a testament to the railway’s influence.

Various museums and monuments dedicated to railway heritage give visitors the opportunity to delve into St. Thomas’s storied past. Attractions such as the annual "Day Out With Thomas", and the Port Stanley Terminal Rail train ride, provide interactive fun for the whole family! A local craft brewery and multiple vibrant railway themed festivals and events are sure to delight visitors of all ages, and no trip to St. Thomas is complete without a visit to the Jumbo monument to see the most famous elephant that ever lived!


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Oh man 100 trains a day would be so awesome!!
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Oh man 100 trains a day would be so awesome!!
In the early 20th century most trains were steam-powered. Coal, black smoke and soot everywhere, not to mention noisy.

Most of the old railyards are brownfield sites. These areas are very polluted and there isn't much money to clean them up.
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Killer shot of Burnaby skyline in the fog:


City in Clouds by luke.me.up, on Flickr
Wonderful shot! But, isn't it Vancouver with mount Baker in the background??
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nope. thats metrotown in burnaby with edmonds area alittle farther along.
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Yep! If it was dt you would see the Lion's Gate Bridge and the Stanley Park Rainforest. You can basically observe the entire Lower Mainland from Cypress Mountain on a clear morning.
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Beautiful pics, but the smog is really kind of a shame.
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Old Posted Oct 26, 2013, 4:39 PM
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I love New West! The smallest big-looking suburb with the best historicism and urbanity you'll ever see in this country! Living there was awesome. Like living in a nice medium sized city like Regina, but with the amenities and opportunities of a city of 2.5 million.


Here's a shot I took of the Brentwood/University skyline a couple days ago from across the city. Not the greatest quality, but we were driving 100 kph on a somewhat bumpy road


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Old Posted Nov 3, 2013, 1:37 AM
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Ye Olde Calgary suburban skyline


Fall day in Calgary by Surrealplaces, on Flickr


and another one with 2 downtown buildings, and two suburb skylines in the background...


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new westminster and nycc are the only suburban "downtowns" that feel like legitimate downtowns.
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It's cause New West really isn't a suburb, it was and is a legitimate city.
Certainly it has improved a lot since I was a kid, though it has a long way to go.
I am considering moving there myself in the next few months.
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You should Red! It's a great place to live. It is only getting better too. The new Civic Centre Tower (Merchant's Square) will be adding a lot to the downtown too. Are they still planning on putting up the 4th tower at Plaza 88?
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Amazing shot!

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A view of University City, and a small, older skyline on the western edge of the city just off Old Banff Coach Road by Jimby.


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The skyline of Coquitlam BC, complete with its new tallest, Oasis - 120 meters tall.


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Are they still planning on putting up the 4th tower at Plaza 88?
I believe so, but not sure when. There was talk of it in the Van forum a while ago.
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