[Talk-ca] FW: Welcome to MyTTC!

Bob Bowles rkbowles at telus.net
Sun Mar 28 23:01:42 BST 2010

Thank you for the prompt response and sharing of your knowledge.
railway could have several sub catagories.
heritage routes, current operating frieght rail, possible proposed routes
current passenger rail - surface and separated, elevated, grade separated,
proposed passenger rail routes. in above sub catagories.
Will come back to computer tomorrow night, hope others can help me put this
Go Canada Go, 


From: samvekemans at gmail.com [mailto:samvekemans at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Sam
Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2010 2:49 PM
To: Bob Bowles
Cc: talk-ca at openstreetmap.org; kevin at refactory.ca; Richard Weait
Subject: Re: [Talk-ca] FW: Welcome to MyTTC!


Nice ideas :) 
I wish Victoria, BC would have not dug up the old street-car line and paved
it into a road.   It would be great to see a rail line that isn't just a
tourist train going 2 times a day. ... 1 time per direction.

Sorry i cant be of much help right now, directly to you, but hopefully
others who are more local would help. :)

(For the talk-ca@ discussion list)   Hows 'railway=proposed'?  As i dont
think there are conflicting plans, dont see a problem with it being listed,
and not physically connected.   Another option is to draw it in as a GPS
track (using bikemap.net or Garmin MapSource routable map) and just export
that file for viewing overtop of  Google earth with the openstreetmap KML
layer turned on?  (also, OpenOrienteringMap lets you draw on the map a route
& print it as a PDF.


On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 2:28 PM, Bob Bowles <rkbowles at telus.net> wrote:

Total novice, just found your site, HELP !
Bob Bowles, Langley City, BC


From: Kevin Branigan [mailto:kevin at refactory.ca] 
Sent: Saturday, March 27, 2010 11:44 PM
To: Bob Bowles
Subject: Re: Welcome to MyTTC!

Hey Bob,

Are you just trying to compile the database?  I would personally suggest
that way other people could benefit from your hard work - they also have
excellent tools to help you with entering the data.

If you're a web developer you can use the tools on CloudMade to produce nice
looking maps that incorporate your dataset.

I sure would like to see that data for the Toronto area, but I'm not sure
what I'd do with it to be honest.

Thanks for using our site,

On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 1:15 AM, Bob Bowles <rkbowles at telus.net> wrote:

Hello Kieran & Kevin

I'm starting on a personal project to indentify all railbed, past and
present, in the entire Fraser Valley.
My first source is a map put out by CBRE called " Greater Vancouver
Industrial & Commercial Areas "
I found all the old streetcar runs at this website -
This site has some good ideas for the South of Fraser region.
There is also a book with all the old logging railbeds, part of a Valley
Logging history book I found at a museum.
How would you, digitally overlay these and perhaps add other lines as I find
Further I see 2 pinch points in the Valley, Pattallo railbridge and where
hwy 91 & hwy 99 meet.
Then I need to figure out who owns which sections of railbed.
Ideally, I'd like to model an entire transit system.
Too much time on my hands now that I'm not driving the streetcars


From: myttc at refactory.ca [mailto:myttc at refactory.ca] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 7:34 PM
To: rkbowles at telus.net
Subject: Welcome to MyTTC!

Thanks for signing up at MyTTC.ca ! 

You can totally respond to this e-mail, we're actual people. 

We hope you have as much fun using the site as we had building it. If you
have any comments or suggestions, please drop us a line!

Kieran & Kevin, refactory 

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