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A slide photo taken by my Dad of the Vancouver train station. There is no date printed on the slide holder and the best I can do is make a guestimate. Checking on the internet, during the summer of 1959 the Queen made her way across Canada. With the station decked out with all the flags and banners, are they displayed because of her 1959 visit? Also on the internet is another tidbit about BC celebrating their centennial of "Entry into Confederation" in 1958 (with a visit by Princess Margaret). Is the station all dressed up for that? The cars sure look late 50's. If anyone can help put a date to this photo please leave a comment and thanks to those of you that came to have a look.
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Caption: A slide photo taken by my Dad of the Vancouver train station. There is no date printed on the slide holder and the best I can do is make a guestimate. Checking on the internet, during the summer of 1959 the Queen made her way across Canada. With the station decked out with all the flags and banners, are they displayed because of her 1959 visit? Also on the internet is another tidbit about BC celebrating their centennial of "Entry into Confederation" in 1958 (with a visit by Princess Margaret). Is the station all dressed up for that? The cars sure look late 50's. If anyone can help put a date to this photo please leave a comment and thanks to those of you that came to have a look.

Photographer:
S. Priest [80] (more) (contact)
Date: Summer 1959 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: Nil (search)
Train Symbol: Nil (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Pacific Central Station (search)
City/Town: Vancouver (search)
Province: British Columbia (search)
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4 Comments
  1. Great photo, definitely summer of 59, 10 years before Brian Adams” summer of 69. Classic Chevy of the 50′s.

  2. Thanks for the comments you guys. :-)
    Very grateful to your knowledge of cars Paul. A 59 Impala certainly puts a date to the picture. I sure liked the fins back then. They gave the cars a distinct look.

  3. Neat image…very cool!

  4. I think the yellow 59′ Impala double parked beside the taxi narrows it down……

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