David Anthony Wyatt, B.Sc.

Eddie Valiant: "Freeway? What the hell's a Freeway?”
Judge Doom: “Eight lanes of shimmering cement running from here to Pasadena. Smooth. Safe. Fast. Traffic jams will be a thing of the past.”
Eddie: “So that's why you killed Acme and Maroon? For this freeway? I don't get it.”
Judge: “Of course not. You lack vision. I see a place where people get on and off the freeway. On and off, off and on all day and all night. Soon, where Toontown once stood will be a string of gas stations, inexpensive motels, restaurants that serve rapidly prepared food, tire salons, automobile dealerships, and wonderful, wonderful billboards reaching as far as the eye can see. My god, it'll be beautiful.”
Eddie: “Come on! Nobody's going to drive this lousy freeway when they can take the Red Car for a nickel.”
Judge: “Oh they'll drive. They'll have to. You see, I bought the Red Car so I could dismantle it.”
...
Eddie: “Holy smoke, he's a 'toon!”
Judge: “Surprised?”
Eddie: “Not really. That lame-brained freeway idea could only be cooked up by a 'toon.”

---Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
Touchstone Pictures and Amblin Entertainment Inc. 1988.

Links

Resumé

All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems.
Compilation of historical information on the urban and suburban public transit systems of Canada.

Canadian Street Railways.
The first comprehensive compilation of horse car and electric street railways and interurbans in Canada. Included are starting and ending dates of service.

All-Time List of North American Trolleybus Systems.
List of Canadian, American and Mexican cities which had trolleybus systems, including opening and closing dates.

Transit Mode Nomenclature.
`Light rail' versus `heavy rail' versus `commuter rail'. Some definitions to make the terms a little more precise.

List of Urban/Suburban Rail Transit (and Trolley Bus) Systems Ridden.
Where ever in the world I travel, I try to ride the local rail and trolley bus transit systems.

Holiday Trips.
Many of the places I have travelled to on holiday trips.

Canadian Streetcar and Transit Books Wanted.
If you have books about the history of Canadian urban transit you might like to sell, you can check this web page and see if I might be an interested customer.

German States in the 19th Century
A short tabulation of the states of the German Confederation between the fall of Napoleon in 1815 and the formation of the German Empire in 1871.

Some Shipwrecks and Disasters at Sea

Stamp Issuing Entities List
Doesn't every ASFE ("A Stamp From Everywhere") collector have a list?

Some Unidentified Stamps
Any assistance in identifying these stamps would be appreciated.

A genealogical project.

  1. Personal and Place Names in Genealogical Research (1000K)
  2. This Genealogy Database hosted at WorldConnect
    Wyatt (Wyant, Weagant)
  3. Wyatts of North Crosby, Ontario
  4. William Wyatt of Bedford Mills, Ontario
  5. Summary of Records of the Wyatt (Wyant, Weagant) Family of North Crosby Township, Leeds County, Ontario
    Harrison
  6. Harrisons of Merrickville, Ontario
  7. The Harrison Trip to Jerusalem
    Clark/Clarke
  8. Clarks of Storrington, Ontario
    Corts
  9. The Corts / Cortz Family
    Crozier
  10. Descendants of John Crozier of Ballinamore
  11. The Crozier Family Arrival in the New World
  12. Robert Crozier and Susannah Draper
  13. Obituaries for Thomas Joseph “Joe” Crozier of Ottawa
  14. Portrait of Robert Crozier (269K)
  15. Children of Robert Crozier and Susannah Draper [PHOTO] (160K)
    Abernethy/Abernathy
  16. Abernathys of Storrington, Ontario
    Molaro
  17. Molaro Family of Grions di Sedegliano, Udine, Italia
  18. Antonio Molaro of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
    Chiesa
  19. Chiesa Family of San Lorenzo di Sedegliano, Udine, Italia
  20. Chiesa Family, circa 1921 [PHOTO] (297KB)
    Miscellaneous Research Resources
  21. Map of Leeds, Grenville and Dundas Counties in Eastern Ontario (1891)
  22. Index of Names in The Isthmus: A Historical Sketch of Newboro
David_Wyatt@umanitoba.ca

Mister Good Wrench knows,
It's not just a car, its your freedom!

---General Motors TV commercial jingle (1989)