Dec.8,1995 regular PCC service in Toronto ended.The TTC put PCCs on 504,505 & 506 routes and video captures this action plus, the last official trip, last revenue run on 506 , storage at Wychwood Barns & other hilghlites of PCC service in Toronto.
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A farewell to the Type 5 cars opens the video followed by scenes of the various types of PCCs that ran in Boston. Movies from the 50's & 60's of the Boston College;Beacon; Riverside;Watertown; & Arborway-Huntington Lines are featured. Learn More
GPS VIDEO highlights 100 years of trolley service on the Yonge line, featuring early 1920’s black and white film, as well as John Mills and Lewis Swanson’s 1950’s color 8mm film of the last days of the trailer trains. Also included is color film of the early days of Yonge subway service, and Toronto’s Gloucester subway cars are seen on a 1990 farewell charter. Ray Corley, transportation consultant and former motormen provides recollections of Toronto’s transportation history. Learn More
Constructed in 1911, Lansdowne Carhouse has served West Toronto for 84 years until it was closed in February, 1996. B&W photos and color movies reflect its glorious past as a Streetcar, Trolleybus, and in 1992, a Diesel Division. Also included are the farewll ceremonies and last week of operation. Learn More
In 1962, the TTC ordered 36 subway cars from the Montreal Locomotive Works. They were the first subway cars built in Canada. They were constructed of light weight aluminium and, at the time, were the longest transit car in North America. Originally purchased for the 6.7 mile long Yonge - University subway, they began service in 1963 from Eglington to St. George Station.
1999 marks the 36th year of these trains revenue service, and February 28th of that year, was the 40th Anniversary of the opening of the University Line. The Toronto Transporation Society organized a farewell charter on this date to commemorate the retirement of these cars. This video chronicles the charter plus the cars' final days of service. Learn More
Part Three of this series features some of the Southern Ontario and Montreal, Quebec excursions taken by railfans toward the end of steam train operation. Most charters were organized by the CRHA and some by the UCRS and NRHS.
John Mills' vintage colour film captures most of these trips and shows CN 6167 in charter service before retirement to Guelph, Ontario. Al Paterson (rail historian) and John Mills narrates. Learn More
Toronto’s Peter Witt Streetcars were the backbone of the city’s transportation network from 1921 until their retirement in 1963. The first part of this presentation shows these cars in regular service in the 1950s and 1960s. Take a trip along the Bay Carline in 1942, and in 1963. Learn More