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Those aren't piggyback trailers! Mixed in the consist of an eastbound Canadian Pacific Railway freight are a pair of brand new Toronto Transit Commission 5300-series H1 subway cars (riding on CP 313000-series flatcars built from cut-down heavyweight sleepers), making their way across the Little Pic River bridge at Mile 73 of CP's Heron Bay Sub. The two new cars, part of a 164 car order, are enroute from the Hawker Siddeley Canada plant in Fort William (Thunder Bay) Ontario where they were built. CP will handle them through northern Ontario and south to Toronto, where they will be interchanged to CN for final delivery to TTC's Greenwood subway yard off CN's Kingston Sub. 

Some nice "vintage" pig action is also visible: there are trailers for Allied Van Lines (moving company), Smith Transport (CP-owned), an unknown trailer with orange stripe, Reimer Express Lines (who kept the same logo for decades), Billy Bee (honey!), and some platform trailers with bullboard sides and tarpaulins, all riding on CP piggyback flatcars.

Duplicate slide - original photographer unknown, Dan Dell'Unto collection with some editing/cleanup (This slide was stamped for Robert McMann but no other information was noted on it (unusual for him), and northern Ontario was a bit out of his usual stomping grounds, so he likely acquired this duplicate in trade from someone at some point in time).
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Caption: Those aren't piggyback trailers! Mixed in the consist of an eastbound Canadian Pacific Railway freight are a pair of brand new Toronto Transit Commission 5300-series H1 subway cars (riding on CP 313000-series flatcars built from cut-down heavyweight sleepers), making their way across the Little Pic River bridge at Mile 73 of CP's Heron Bay Sub. The two new cars, part of a 164 car order, are enroute from the Hawker Siddeley Canada plant in Fort William (Thunder Bay) Ontario where they were built. CP will handle them through northern Ontario and south to Toronto, where they will be interchanged to CN for final delivery to TTC's Greenwood subway yard off CN's Kingston Sub.

Some nice "vintage" pig action is also visible: there are trailers for Allied Van Lines (moving company), Smith Transport (CP-owned), an unknown trailer with orange stripe, Reimer Express Lines (who kept the same logo for decades), Billy Bee (honey!), and some platform trailers with bullboard sides and tarpaulins, all riding on CP piggyback flatcars.

Duplicate slide - original photographer unknown, Dan Dell'Unto collection with some editing/cleanup (This slide was stamped for Robert McMann but no other information was noted on it (unusual for him), and northern Ontario was a bit out of his usual stomping grounds, so he likely acquired this duplicate in trade from someone at some point in time).

Photographer:
Unknown, Dan Dell'Unto coll. [515] (more) (contact)
Date: Circa 1965 (search)
Railway: Toronto Transit Commission (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 313006, TTC 53xx (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Little Pic River Bridge - CP Heron Bay Sub (search)
City/Town: Neys (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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6 Comments
  1. TTC has its own streetcar/subway gauge which is a bit wider than standard railway gauge. It came about back in the day as a way to prevent railways from wanting to run trains on their streetcar lines through town.

  2. Legacy Gauge. In other words streetcar gauge.

  3. Are subway cars standard gauge or street car gauge?

  4. Good eye Cdntrainphotog, it does indeed look like Tippet Richardson lettering on the door!

    Driver8666, from photos it appears the first two H1′s (5336 & 5337) were delivered on their trucks, the rest shipped truckless with the body resting on those pedestals. There’s some photos in the City of Toronto archives of the H1 trucks being unloaded off a flatbed truck inside Greenwood in 1965, so I’m guessing they were trucked down from T-Bay (I don’t think I’ve ever seen any photos of flatcars loaded with trucks either).

  5. I think the rack and tarp trailers might be Smith Transport but rather hard to tell. They could be Reimers too.
    The Allied Van Lines trailer looks to be from agent Tippet Richardson (Tippit and Rippit) who had a warehouse on Front Street near St. Lawrence Market.

  6. Are those riding without the trucks. It appears so. Love the advertising in the window.

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