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Running out the last few days of streetcar service on Rogers Road, TTC PCC 4549 heads eastbound on Rogers Road at Gilbert Avenue, passing a local "GAS" service station and either an attendant or customer attending to a car being fueled. Another TTC 4500-series (A8-class CC&F) PCC follows close by, ducking under the CNR Newmarket Subdivision bridge on a Rogers (to Wychwood - carhouse return) run. The last streetcar would run on Rogers Road three days later on July 19th 1974, and the route would be replaced by trolleybuses.

TTC 4549 would fair a little bit better. It would soldier on into the 1980's until the A8-to-A15-class rebuild program, and become one of two PCC's the TTC restored to their original paint/appearance (and kept their old numbers, 4500 and 4549, unlike others renumbered into the rebuilt 4600-series). Both remaining 4500's would be retained by the TTC as part of its historical fleet after the others were sold or donated in the mid-90's.

J. Bryce Lee photo, Dan Dell'Unto collection slide.
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Caption: Running out the last few days of streetcar service on Rogers Road, TTC PCC 4549 heads eastbound on Rogers Road at Gilbert Avenue, passing a local "GAS" service station and either an attendant or customer attending to a car being fueled. Another TTC 4500-series (A8-class CC&F) PCC follows close by, ducking under the CNR Newmarket Subdivision bridge on a Rogers (to Wychwood - carhouse return) run. The last streetcar would run on Rogers Road three days later on July 19th 1974, and the route would be replaced by trolleybuses.

TTC 4549 would fair a little bit better. It would soldier on into the 1980's until the A8-to-A15-class rebuild program, and become one of two PCC's the TTC restored to their original paint/appearance (and kept their old numbers, 4500 and 4549, unlike others renumbered into the rebuilt 4600-series). Both remaining 4500's would be retained by the TTC as part of its historical fleet after the others were sold or donated in the mid-90's.

J. Bryce Lee photo, Dan Dell'Unto collection slide.

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J. Bryce Lee photo, Dan Dell'Unto coll. [954] (more) (contact)
Date: 07/16/1974 (search)
Railway: Toronto Transit Commission (search)
Reporting Marks: TTC 4549 (search)
Train Symbol: Rogers (ebnd to St. Clair) (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Rogers Rd. & Gilbert Ave. (search)
City/Town: Toronto (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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5 Comments
  1. I’m really liking that “Canadian National Railways: Courtesy And Service” on the bridge.

  2. I knew Bryce very well. How did you get slides from his collection.

  3. Bruce: there was a fellow online selling some slides from his collection, or some slides that he had traded/sold off in the past.

  4. Great scene and lighting. Neat detail of the old behind the license plate tank.

    Bruce and Dan: if it’s the same seller I’ve dealt with it’s Bob Estien of Buffalo. Goes by amangold200 I believe.

  5. Nifty, there is one of those Courtesy & Service bridges. It appears to be a type 8 using the CNRHA ID system. There are 12 different versions of these bridges.
    The little vent that is open below the drivers window, would that be for a little extra air movement for the driver? Anything extra on hot days would be welcome. :-)

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