This is for Spitfire. Steam and a PCC

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  1. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    Humber Loop.
    I can hear that train even now!!!!! :wave:

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  2. LIRR

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    The angle of the shot kinda makes it seem like a Model RR.
  3. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Great picture! Thanks for posting it. :thumb: :D
  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    The street car looks more modern than the loco does. Any idea of the date this was taken Chris?
  5. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

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    Excellent shot Chris!
  6. spitfire

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    Thanks Chris!!! That shot has is all!!! :thumb:

    Robin, the first PCC's entered service in Toronto in 1938, designed at the height of the streamlining era, so they probably are more modern than the loco

    Val
  7. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Robin: the car is a postwar PCC, 1947 or later. Certain features lead me to think it's an ex-Birmingham Pullman built (4700-4747).
    Can't tell about the loco; it looks pre-war or possibly during the war (WW2).
    Not to offend anyone, but the 4700 PCCs had holes in the hand rails on the seat backs where the company could place signs for "White" or "Colored". Not sure if the signs were still in the cars when they arrived in Toronto, but they were definitely not used here. (At that time, though, TO might have had signs for "Protestant" or "Catholic".)