Special Feature - Last Day of Trolleybuses in Edmonton - May 2, 2009


  May 2, 2009 marked the end of nearly 70 years of trolleybus service in Edmonton. Following a policy of no weekend trolley service, the final trolley runs in the City of Edmonton occurred on this Saturday on routes 3 and 120. Brill 202 offered free trips throughout the day as a route 3 extra. BBC 152 was the last trolleybus in service. A celebration of sorts was held at Westwood Garage, with BBC trolleys lined up on the tarmac, and 6002 on display.
 

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ETS 152

ETS 152, the last trolleybus to run in service, is seen parked at Westwood Garage.

2009-05-02 

ETS 152

ETS 152, the last trolleybus to run in service, is seen parked at Westwood Garage.

2009-05-02 

ETS 195

ETS 195 is seen turning from 102 Avenue onto 97 Street northbound, following 202 before its final run to the garage.

2009-05-02 

ETS 202, 4699, 195

ETS 202, 4699, and 195 are seen eastbound on 102 Avenue at 100 Street.

2009-05-02 

ETS 202

ETS 202 is seen eastbound on 102 Avenue at 99 Street.

2009-05-02 

ETS 202

ETS 202 is seen turning from 102 Avenue onto 97 Street northbound.

2009-05-02 

ETS 202

ETS 202 is seen posed for photos at Cromdale Loop.

2009-05-02 

ETS 202

ETS 202 with Councillor Ron Hayter (centre) and drivers Ernie Bastide (left) and Bill MacDonald (right).

2009-05-02 

ETS 202

ETS 202 is seen posed for photos at Cromdale Loop.

2009-05-02 

ETS 202, 4900

ETS 202, the last Brill trolleybus built, and ETS 4900, ETS's first articulated bus, are seen on 118 Avenue at 103 Street.

2009-05-02 

ETS 202

ETS 202 is seen posed for photos on 118 Avenue at 103 Street before heading to Westwood Garage.

2009-05-02 

ETS 202

ETS 202 and the banner created by A. Wong.

2009-05-02 

ETS 202

ETS 202 is seen heading into Westwood Garage on its own power for the last time.

2009-05-02 

ETS Trolleys

A lineup of ETS BBC trolleys at Westwood Garage.

2009-05-02 


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