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TTC PCC 4561 (an A9-class streetcar originally bought by Cincinnati in 1947) heads west in traffic through Midtown Toronto on St. Clair Avenue, operating on a westbound/northbound Rogers Road streetcar bound for Bicknell Loop. The office buildings and highrises around Yonge Street are visible in the background. To the north (left) is the upscale Forest Hill area full of posh housing, the smell of old money, and prominent families of wealth such as the Eatons. The two individuals pictured on the left may have been fellow transit enthusiasts, as this was during a special 3-day series of fantrips held on July 5-6-7th. 

Normal routing for the Rogers Road streetcars was between Oakwood Loop (Oakwood/St. Clair) and Bicknell Loop (Rogers/Bicknell), but rush hour cars were extended to the subway and ran along this stretch to/from St. Clair Subway Station on the Yonge line. By the time of this photo, there was less than a month left for the Rogers Road streetcar: operations would end after July 19th 1974 and be replaced with a branch of the Rt.63 Ossington trolleybus route.

Robert D. McMann photo, Dan Dell'Unto collection slide.
Copyright Notice: This image ©Robert D. McMann photo, Dan Dell'Unto coll all rights reserved.



Caption: TTC PCC 4561 (an A9-class streetcar originally bought by Cincinnati in 1947) heads west in traffic through Midtown Toronto on St. Clair Avenue, operating on a westbound/northbound Rogers Road streetcar bound for Bicknell Loop. The office buildings and highrises around Yonge Street are visible in the background. To the north (left) is the upscale Forest Hill area full of posh housing, the smell of old money, and prominent families of wealth such as the Eatons. The two individuals pictured on the left may have been fellow transit enthusiasts capturing some of the action, as this was during a special 3-day series of fantrips held on July 5-6-7th. Note that streetcars on St. Clair still operated in mixed traffic; the yellow striping was intended to discourage motorists from driving in the lanes with streetcar tracks, but apparently wasn't all that effective.

Normal routing for the Rogers Road streetcars was between Oakwood Loop (Oakwood/St. Clair) and Bicknell Loop (Rogers/Bicknell), but rush hour cars were extended to the subway and ran along this stretch to/from St. Clair Subway Station on the Yonge line. By the time of this photo, there was less than a month left for the Rogers Road streetcar: operations would end after July 19th 1974 and be replaced with a branch of the TTC's 63 Ossington trolleybus route.

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

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Robert D. McMann photo, Dan Dell'Unto coll [526] (more) (contact)
Date: 07/05/1974 (search)
Railway: Toronto Transit Commission (search)
Reporting Marks: TTC 4561 (search)
Train Symbol: Rogers (Bicknell) (search)
Subdivision/SNS: St. Clair Avenue West at Russell Hill (search)
City/Town: Toronto (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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