Chris & Connie “BIGDoer” – Off The Beaten Path

Calgary then and now – Stampede Parade

April 18, 2014
Uncategorized

The name of this post: “Calgary then and now – Stampede Parade”, is I guess, technically incorrect. While the first image shows that event, making it right in respects to that, the second does not, and it could not. You see, first we shot our “now” photo in the depths …Read the rest

Calgary Transit GMC Fishbowls – postscript

Calgary Transit GMC Fishbowls – postscript
April 15, 2014
Old things

They’re done. They’re finished. They’re gone. RIP 2014: Calgary Transit Fishbowl buses – so long, and thanks for all the rides. Once the mainstay of the fleet, they have finally …Read the rest

Irricana then and now – CNR tracks

Irricana then and now – CNR tracks
April 14, 2014
Exploring history

The first photograph in this “then and now” report shows a circa 1992 railway scene captured in the small town of Irricana Alberta. We see a row of grain hoppers …Read the rest

Tarped Trillium

Tarped Trillium
April 14, 2014
Boler!

The Trillium is the most common of the Boler-like trailers. We see them quite often and in fact they are more likely to be encountered than a Boler itself and …Read the rest

Calgary Transit then and now – old Shouldice Bridge – John Hextall Bridge

Calgary Transit then and now – old Shouldice Bridge – John Hextall Bridge
April 10, 2014
Exploring history

About a hundred years separate the two images seen in this report. Both show the old Shouldice Bridge (now the John Hextall Bridge) in the community of Bowness in western …Read the rest

Glenmore Reservoir loop

Glenmore Reservoir loop
April 9, 2014
Hikes

Join us for this urban hike where we circle the Glenmore Reservoir. It’s an approximately 16km loop, a path with many personalities. We’ll travel through dense wooded areas and pleasant …Read the rest

Canadian Pacific Railway then and now – Cochrane Alberta

Canadian Pacific Railway then and now – Cochrane Alberta
April 7, 2014
Exploring history

For this railway themed “then and now” post we find ourselves in Cochrane Alberta, along side the CPR’s east/west mainline. The first image is from thirty years ago and shows …Read the rest

Lakeview Boler

Lakeview Boler
April 7, 2014
Boler!

This lily white Boler was seen peeking out behind some shrubs and a house and was found in the southwest Calgary community of Lakeview near north Glenmore Park. This is …Read the rest

Calgary Transit then and now – Eatons

Calgary Transit then and now – Eatons
April 3, 2014
Exploring history

We present to you a photo, dated 1971, showing a street scene in Calgary Alberta. A trolley bus passes by and in behind we see various buildings, the most prominent …Read the rest

Claresholm then and now – Milnes Block

Claresholm then and now – Milnes Block
April 1, 2014
Exploring history

At just over a century old, the Milnes Block in Claresholm Alberta appears to be in fine shape. In this then and now report we look at this handsome structure, …Read the rest

Canadian Pacific Railway then and now – Sunalta Calgary

Canadian Pacific Railway then and now – Sunalta Calgary
March 31, 2014
Exploring history

Join us for another BIGDoer then and now! For this report we’ll visit the Canadian Pacific Railway’s mainline just west of downtown Calgary (train themes, one of my favs). The …Read the rest