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TTC PCC 4750 (an A14-class PCC originally built by St. Louis Car Co for Kansas City Public Service as their 526 in 1947) heads eastbound on St. Clair Avenue at Prescott, operating in service on the St. Clair route. It and the Buick alongside are about to duck under CN's Newmarket Sub underpass, near the old CN St. Clair station and platforms.

The trailing PCC car in the distance at Laughton Avenue may be 4001 (possibly on a fantrip), but the Peter Witt behind is 2766 that was out running on a fantrip that day, which included a run up Weston Road to Avon Loop (Rogers Rd), a visit to Humber Loop in the west, and a stop at the old Park Loop (north side of High Park, off Bloor Street). By this time the Peter Witt era on the TTC was just about over, and car 2766 made a few more fantrips before being retired in July 1965. While the few other remaining cars were disposed of, the TTC kept 2766 and later overhauled her for a new downtown Belt Line Tour Tram service in 1973, also joined by cars 2424 and 2894. PCC 4750 on the other hand, would be sold to Philadelphia and depart Toronto by flatcar in March 1976.

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 4750 (an A14-class PCC originally built by St. Louis Car Co for Kansas City Public Service as their 526 in 1947) heads eastbound on St. Clair Avenue at Prescott, operating in service on the St. Clair route. It and the Buick alongside are about to duck under CN's Newmarket Sub underpass, near the old CN St. Clair station and platforms.

The trailing PCC car in the distance at Laughton Avenue may be 4001 (possibly on a fantrip), but the Peter Witt behind is 2766 that was out running on a fantrip that day, which included a run up Weston Road to Avon Loop (Rogers Rd), a visit to Humber Loop in the west, and a stop at the old Park Loop (north side of High Park, off Bloor Street). By this time the Peter Witt era on the TTC was just about over, and car 2766 made a few more fantrips before being retired weeks later in mid-July 1965. While the few other remaining cars were disposed of, the TTC kept 2766 and later overhauled her for a new downtown Belt Line Tour Tram service in 1973, also joined by cars 2424 and 2894. PCC 4750 on the other hand, would be sold to SEPTA (a carhouse fire had destroyed a number of their own cars) and depart Toronto for Philadelphia by flatcar in March 1976.

For a view looking west off the other side of the underpass, see: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=38955

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

Photographer:
Robert D. McMann photo, Dan Dell'Unto coll [615] (more) (contact)
Date: 07/04/1965 (search)
Railway: Toronto Transit Commission (search)
Reporting Marks: TTC 4750 (search)
Train Symbol: St. Clair (ebnd to Eglinton Loop) (search)
Subdivision/SNS: St. Clair Avenue West at Prescott Ave. (search)
City/Town: Toronto (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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