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Popping out from under the series of CNR & CPR underpasses along Bloor Street West, Toronto Transit Commission PCC 4435 operates on the Bloor route bound for Jane Loop, heading westbound approaching Dundas Street West. Pre-subway opening, service along Bloor and Danforth streets was provided by streetcars, often operating in MU. The opening of the B-D subway line in 1966 nixed the crosstown streetcar route and caused a lot of the TTC's early PCC's to retire, but Bloor and Danforth streetcar "shuttles" operated at the west and east ends of the subway until extensions were opened two years later in 1968 (resulting in further streetcar retirements, with many being sent overseas to Egypt).

The old Bloor rail bridges (for the CPR Galt Sub, CNR Weston (nee-Brampton) Sub & CPR service track (nee-TG&B) are still present today, hosting mainly GO Transit, VIA, and Union-Pearson Express passenger trains that operate on the lines and stop at Bloor GO Station located here. The easternmost bridge (originally built for the Toronto, Grey & Bruce Ry, later CPR) was converted for use as the West Toronto Railpath after the right of way lay dormant for years.

John F. Bromley Kodachrome slide, from the Dan Dell'Unto collection.
Copyright Notice: This image ©John F. Bromley photo, Dan Dell'Unto coll. all rights reserved.



Caption: Popping out from under the series of CNR & CPR underpasses along Bloor Street West, Toronto Transit Commission PCC 4435 operates on the Bloor route bound for Jane Loop, heading westbound approaching Dundas Street West. Pre-subway opening, service along Bloor and Danforth streets was provided by streetcars, often operating in MU. The opening of the B-D subway line in 1966 nixed the crosstown streetcar route and caused a lot of the TTC's early PCC's to retire, but Bloor and Danforth streetcar "shuttles" operated at the west and east ends of the subway until extensions were opened two years later in 1968 (resulting in further streetcar retirements, with many being sent overseas to Egypt).

The old Bloor rail bridges (for the CPR Galt Sub, CNR Weston (nee-Brampton) Sub & CPR service track (nee-TG&B) are still present today, hosting mainly GO Transit, VIA, and Union-Pearson Express passenger trains that operate on the lines and stop at Bloor GO Station located here. The easternmost bridge (originally built for the Toronto, Grey & Bruce Ry, later CPR) was converted for use as the West Toronto Railpath after the right of way lay dormant for years.

John F. Bromley Kodachrome slide, from the Dan Dell'Unto collection.

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John F. Bromley photo, Dan Dell'Unto coll. [353] (more) (contact)
Date: 11/29/1964 (search)
Railway: Toronto Transit Commission (search)
Reporting Marks: TTC 4435 (search)
Train Symbol: Bloor (to Jane Loop) (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Bloor St. West - CPR & CNR underpass (search)
City/Town: Toronto (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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