Today I went to the Model Train Show with my parents. As a kid they always brought me and my favourite part was the dioramas showing everyday life. I was really hoping somebody would do something clever of Calgary and I was in luck. One group did a Lego diorama of the city centre including the Hyatt, Field Law building, the old and new C-Train designs and accurate C-Train platforms.
My parents love trains and I can see why. In an urban setting public transit is one of the most distinctive and iconic things in our lives. London is synonymous with the Underground. Paris with the Metro.When I think of Calgary I think of the LRT. Transit becomes a symbol of a city. It also shapes how we get around.