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TTC PCC 4418 (an A7-class car built in 1949, note front coupler for MU operation on busy routes) is deadheading northbound out of service on Lansdowne Avenue near Paton Road, about to turn into the Lansdowne Carhouse (on the right) after running in evening rush-hour service on Bloor Street. Following behind is what appears to be a 9000-series Can-Car trolleybus, possibly also deadheading or operating on an in-service Route 47 Lansdowne run. One would note that Toronto had its fair share of Volkswagen Beetles back in the day, as evident by the black one parked curbside. 

Both streetcars and trolleybuses were based out of Lansdowne Carhouse until the Bloor-Danforth subway opened in 1966, after which point it mainly became home to diesel buses and trolleybuses like the Can-Cars, later Flyer E700's, and leased Edmonton BBC/GM's until the carhouse/garage was closed in the mid-1990's. Even though it was eventually demolished, soil contamination issues (it was originally constructed by the Toronto Railway Company way back in 1910) prevented any redevelopment until recently.

Robert D. McMann photo, Dan Dell'Unto collection slide
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Caption: TTC PCC 4418 (an A7-class car built in 1949, note front coupler for MU operation on busy routes) is deadheading northbound out of service on Lansdowne Avenue near Paton Road, about to turn into the Lansdowne Carhouse (on the right) after running in evening rush-hour service on Bloor Street. The Lansdowne destination exposure on the left indicated this Bloor car would only go as far as Lansdowne, before either short-turning or in this case heading back to the carhouse. Following behind is what appears to be a 9000-series Can-Car trolleybus, possibly also deadheading or operating on an in-service Route 47 Lansdowne run. One would note that Toronto had its fair share of Volkswagen Beetles back in the day, as evident by the black one parked curbside.

Both streetcars and trolleybuses were based out of Lansdowne Carhouse until the Bloor-Danforth subway opened in 1966, after which point it mainly became home to diesel buses and trolleybuses like the Can-Cars, later Flyer E700's, and leased Edmonton BBC/GM's until the carhouse/garage was closed in the mid-1990's. Even though it was eventually demolished, soil contamination issues (it was originally constructed by the Toronto Railway Company way back in 1910) prevented any redevelopment until recently.

Robert D. McMann photo, Dan Dell'Unto collection slide

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Robert D. McMann photo, Dan Dell'Unto coll [482] (more) (contact)
Date: 07/08/1963 (search)
Railway: Toronto Transit Commission (search)
Reporting Marks: TTC 4418 (search)
Train Symbol: Bloor (carhouse return) (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Lansdowne Ave. near Paton Rd. (search)
City/Town: Toronto (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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