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A train of the original TTC "Red Rocket" subway cars, lead by G1 5011, pull into Rosedale Subway Station on a sunny Saturday morning on August 15th 1964, as viewed from track level at the south end of the station (a big no-no today, but things tended to be more lax back in the day). The shiny glass Vitrolite tiles that varied at each station (Rosedale's were eggshell green with black trim) are accentuated in the outdoor lighting, and were a style typical of all stations on the original Yonge subway line when it first opened until renovations and replacements phased them out at all stations except Eglinton.

The red Gloucester "G"-series steel subway cars (built as classes G1, G3, G4, plus six experimental aluminum G2 cars) were the sole equipment purchased for and used on the Yonge Subway line until new MLW-built aluminum M1 cars arrived two years earlier in 1962 for the University line extension. Despite new orders over the years from MLW, Hawker Siddeley and UTDC/Can-car, the venerable G's would continue to see extensive use on the system until the last cars were retired in the early 90's. The final two G1's built, 5098 and 5099 (used on the inaugural Yonge line opening day train on March 30th 1954) were set aside for preservation and donated to the Halton County Radial Railway museum, where they currently reside today on display and open for visitors.

John F. Bromley photo, Dan Dell'Unto collection slide
Copyright Notice: This image ©John F.Bromley photo, Dan Dell'Unto coll. all rights reserved.



Caption: A train of the original TTC "Red Rocket" subway cars, lead by G1 5011, pull into Rosedale Subway Station on a sunny Saturday morning on August 15th 1964, as viewed from track level at the south end of the station (a big no-no today, but things tended to be more lax back in the day). The shiny glass Vitrolite tiles that varied at each station (Rosedale's were eggshell green with black trim) are accentuated in the outdoor lighting, and were a style typical of all stations on the original Yonge subway line when it first opened until renovations and replacements phased them out at all stations except Eglinton.

The red Gloucester "G"-series steel subway cars (built as classes G1, G3, G4, plus six experimental aluminum G2 cars) were the sole equipment purchased for and used on the Yonge Subway line until new MLW-built aluminum M1 cars arrived two years earlier in 1962 for the University line extension. Despite new orders over the years from MLW, Hawker Siddeley and UTDC/Can-car, the venerable G's would continue to see extensive use on the system until the last cars were retired in the early 90's. The final two G1's built, 5098 and 5099 (used on the inaugural Yonge line opening day train on March 30th 1954) were set aside for preservation and donated to the Halton County Radial Railway museum, where they currently reside today on display and open for visitors.

John F. Bromley photo, Dan Dell'Unto collection slide

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John F.Bromley photo, Dan Dell'Unto coll. [429] (more) (contact)
Date: 08/15/1964 (search)
Railway: Toronto Transit Commission (search)
Reporting Marks: TTC 5011 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Rosedale Subway Station - Yonge line (search)
City/Town: Toronto (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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