VANCOUVER, Feb. 26, 2009 - Bernard Barham, engineer in charge of
installation and operation of North America's first automated rapid
transit system, the Expo Express, died Feb 17 following a stroke. The
computer-controlled Expo Express, installed for the world's fair in
Montreal (Expo 67), was a novel undertaking in 1967 and, like the fair
it serviced, constructed in record time. It carried 44 million
passengers from April-Oct, 1967.
Report first published by CNW
|Bernard Barham, engineer, with his model switch for tracks.
Express with Bernard Barham on board doing a test run
only days before
the official opening of Expo 67.