Monday, July 13, 2009

PDV #3: Queens Quay, A PCC, and Thee

The Presidents' Conference Committee streetcar is the Toronto streetcar - everything else is just filling its void. Back in the day, hundreds of PCC cars rumbled across the city, and at one point Toronto's fleet of them was the largest in the world.

Today, the TTC retains two of them, the rest scrapped or sent to museums, but at least the ones still in the city aren't decaying in a carhouse. Between May and Labour Day of 2009, subject to availability, the TTC has been running one of these streetcars along the 509 Harbourfront route, from Union Station to Exhibition Loop.

I had a chance to take this video of PCC 4500 yesterday, moving south down Bathurst Street and turning east onto Queens Quay. It's something else to see it actually moving.

I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. This applies worldwide. In case this is not legally possible, I grant anyone the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law.

No comments:

Post a Comment