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Visitors observe brand new Toronto Transit Commission H1's 5384 & 5385 lifted off the ground on one of the pairs of lifts inside of the shops at the new Greenwood Yard, having not yet turned a wheel in revenue service on the Bloor-Danforth subway line for which they were purchased for. It's February 19th 1966, and still one week away from the official first day of B-D revenue service on February 26th, but on this day a special round trip ride of the line was held, along with a tour of the shops. The lifts at the corners of the cars are to keep the body up, while lifts under the trucks allow them to be lowered and removed for servicing or replacement (note the stockpile of trucks off to the left behind the cars).

The new Greenwood Yard would be used to store and service B-D line trains, while Davisville Yard would store and service Yonge-University (no Spadina yet) trains, but Greenwood shops would become the primary heavy repair, overhaul and servicing backshop for the whole subway system.

TTC 5384 and 5385 shown were just two of the 164 new 75-foot long aluminum-bodied "RT-75" design subway cars built in the mid-60's by Hawker Siddeley Canada in Thunder Bay for service on the new Bloor-Danforth line (classified by the TTC as H1's), built to the same design as the MLW-built M1's a few years earlier, and followed by subsequent orders of the same basic but upgraded design to this day (although, the present-day articulated Toronto Rocket cars deviate somewhat in some things).

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



Caption: Visitors observe brand new Toronto Transit Commission H1's 5384 & 5385 lifted off the ground on one of the pairs of lifts inside of the shops at the new Greenwood Yard, having not yet turned a wheel in revenue service on the Bloor-Danforth subway line for which they were purchased for. It's February 19th 1966, and still one week away from the official first day of B-D revenue service on February 26th, but on this day a special round trip ride of the line was held, along with a tour of the shops. The lifts at the corners of the cars are to keep the body up, while lifts under the trucks allow them to be lowered and removed for servicing or replacement (note the stockpile of trucks off to the left behind the cars).

The new Greenwood Yard would be used to store and service B-D line trains, while Davisville Yard would store and service Yonge-University (no Spadina yet) trains, but Greenwood shops would become the primary heavy repair, overhaul and servicing backshop for the whole subway system.

TTC 5384 and 5385 shown were just two of the 164 new 75-foot long aluminum-bodied "RT-75" design subway cars built in the mid-60's by Hawker Siddeley Canada in Thunder Bay for service on the new Bloor-Danforth line (classified by the TTC as H1's), built to the same design as the MLW-built M1's a few years earlier, and followed by subsequent orders of the same basic but upgraded design to this day (although, the present-day articulated Toronto Rocket cars deviate somewhat in some things).

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

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John F. Bromley photo, Dan Dell'Unto coll. [384] (more) (contact)
Date: 02/19/1966 (search)
Railway: Toronto Transit Commission (search)
Reporting Marks: TTC 5384, 5385 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: TTC Greenwood Yard shops (search)
City/Town: Toronto (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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