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Earle Baldwin

Toronto Transit Commission PCC Photographs

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During April 1980 and August 1981, I visited Toronto for the TTC PCC experience. If ever a single city could lay claim to "Trolley Car Heaven," Toronto is it. Streetcar lines seemed to be everywhere. In fact, when I returned home from those trips I had to get used to the idea of not seeing rails in the street! Here are some pictures from those trips:

 

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I hope you enjoy them. I'll post more in the coming days.

 

Regards,

 

Earle

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Nice shots of the trolleys. I always loved trolleys ever since I was a kid. The way you describe it, it sounds like trolley heaven there. Looking forward to more photos.

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Nice pics Earle. I noticed the first two trolleys in the pictures are missing the front bumpers. Was there any reason for this. Do these trolleys ever get coupled together?

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Hi, Eastman.

 

TTC's PCC cars featured a number of differences in details and, indeed, some cars had multiple unit capability. In fact, if you look closely at the view of the 4474, the coupler is visible pushed to the left front corner of the car. TTC's roster included many second hand cars.

 

Regards,

 

Earle

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Hi, Eastman.

 

TTC's PCC cars featured a number of differences in details and, indeed, some cars had multiple unit capability. In fact, if you look closely at the view of the 4474, the coupler is visible pushed to the left front corner of the car. TTC's roster included many second hand cars.

 

Regards,

 

Earle

 

Yes I noticed it in the picture that's why I asked. I figured they used to coupled together recently. Thanks for the reply.

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It's a real treat to see all these 80's photos you've been posting. Now we're treated by these beautiful trolleys of Toronto.

 

These trolleys look very familiar. Like they were used in another city.

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In photo #2 it looks like the whole entire coupler assembly is missing. Nice photographs Earle thanks for sharing.

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