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"Three Days in Toronto (1959, 1960, and 1962)


A great film that focuses mostly on the streetcars of Toronto however a greaty many Pontiacs make cameos



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Thanx Todd - a ton of memories here. I rode the 'Red Rocket' from Danforth/Woodbine to

St. Mikes at Bathurst/St. Clair from 1959 thru 1963. (Grades 9 thru 12).

Interesting fact about the early subway cars pictured in the open cut.

These were taken on a Sunday or holiday as they only had 4 cars due to the low ridership.

The conductors would not wait for you if you were at the end of the platform, they would close the

doors and go.

Another trivial fact. At the Davisville yard you will see two silver subway cars. The cars had plaques

on their  walls commemorating Queen Elizabeth's visit to Toronto's new subway and these were the coaches she rode it.



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I remember back in the 1980s & into the 90s, on line 1 the TTC still was running a few burgundy subway cars with roll-down windows. On the threshold was a brass plate that proudly stated "Hawker-Sidley 1953". No a/c in those.



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I stand corrected on the silver cars at the Davisville yard being used for the Queen.

According to a friend that worked for the TTC and is a bit of a buff the Queen never rode

or visited the TTC in the early days. The silver cars were aluminum bodied cars in an attempt

to make them more efficient due to less weight. The experiment was not a success....no.

(Must be a seniors moment about a plack on board stating her visit - maybe someone else??smile)



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Here's some more TTC video.........smile

https://youtu.be/jiii6m8Ff6k

 



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