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Some cool photos from a friend at TRAMS

Angus next to a 1957 GMC bus

Angus next to a 1957 GMC bus

If you follow the blog, you’ve met Angus before and TRAMS is old hat – but oh, so awesome!

However, if this is your first foray into the transit enthusiast world, you might be unaware that old transit vehicles are HUGE for fans here in Metro Vancouver, across Canada and the world!

Angus recently sent us some great pictures (captioned by the man, himself) of an old streetcar, refurbished and being used in service on Sundays all this summer in Toronto.

He rode this streetcar as a part of a chartered tour and shared some shots from his ride PLUS some way-back-play-back pictures of transit vehicles in 1970s Toronto.

Take a look!

Thanks for thinking of us on your travels, Angus!

Do you have some interesting transit photos from around Canada and beyond?
Email us with your photos – we’d love to share them on our social channels!

Author: Adrienne Coling


5 Comments

  • By war on the car, September 13, 2016 @ 11:46 am

    A big part of the reason why Toronto’s downtown never really hollowed out is that they kept their streetcars; when everyone else was ripping up streetcar track and buying diesel buses, Toronto was building subway lines! Since about the mid-1960s, we’ve done much the same (eschewing freeways, keeping our trolleybus infrastructure, and building SkyTrain) and have seen similar benefits.

    On the topic of TRAMS and old buses… any chance of arranging a fan trip on H7115 (the last remaining 1995 D40LF) before she retires?

  • By David Arthur, September 14, 2016 @ 8:47 am

    Did Vancouver ever have PCCs, or was the network gone by then?

  • By war on the car, September 14, 2016 @ 10:36 am

    We got a handful of air-electric PCCs during WW2 – they had been ordered by the TTC, but federal war-production officials had a bunch of them sent to Ottawa and Vancouver to boost capacity on their streetcar networks and reduce civilian use of rubber and gasoline.

  • By David Arthur, September 16, 2016 @ 10:47 am

    Thanks- I found a nice photo of one on the Vancouver Archives:

    http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/b-c-electric-one-man-street-car-pcc-design-3

  • By Adrienne Coling, September 16, 2016 @ 11:42 am

    Nice!

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