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One for the fans of vintage land yachts and boats that used to prowl the streets: a train of TTC H1 Hawkers pulls out of Keele Subway Station, heading eastbound on the Bloor-Danforth subway line past rows of 60's era automobiles parked in the subway station lot off Indian Road while their owners "Rode the Rocket" to work.

Careful examination of the lead car's rollsign shows "Woodbine" as the eastern terminus, so this was likely taken in April or early May just before the B-D line extensions opened on May 11th 1968, extending the reach of the original end terminus of Keele Street here to Islington Avenue further west (and Woodbine in the east to Warden). The streetcar platform for the "Bloor Shuttle" streetcar service that ran for two years between Keele and Jane Loop until the subway extension replaced them is visible along the south side of the station building behind the red wall (note the overhead catenary for the loop).

Photographer unknown, Dan Dell'Unto collection slide (with some editing/touch-ups).
Copyright Notice: This image ©Unknown, Dan Dell'Unto coll. all rights reserved.



Caption: One for the fans of vintage land yachts and boats that used to prowl the streets: a train of TTC H1 Hawkers pulls out of Keele Subway Station, heading eastbound on the Bloor-Danforth subway line past rows of 60's era automobiles parked in the subway station lot off Indian Road while their owners "Rode the Rocket" to work.

Careful examination of the lead car's rollsign shows "Woodbine" as the eastern terminus, so this was likely taken in April or early May just before the B-D line extensions opened on May 11th 1968, extending the reach of the original end terminus of Keele Street here to Islington Avenue further west (and Woodbine in the east to Warden). The streetcar platform for the "Bloor Shuttle" streetcar service that ran for two years between Keele and Jane Loop until the subway extension replaced them is visible along the south side of the station building behind the red wall (note the overhead catenary for the loop).

Photographer unknown, Dan Dell'Unto collection slide (with some editing/touch-ups).

Photographer:
Unknown, Dan Dell'Unto coll. [559] (more) (contact)
Date: Circa May 1968 (search)
Railway: Toronto Transit Commission (search)
Reporting Marks: TTC 54xx (search)
Train Symbol: Bloor (ebnd to War (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Keele Subway Station - TTC Bloor-Danforth subway line (search)
City/Town: Toronto (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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