Update on 696 Ottawa sreetcar restoration

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  1. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    Update on 696 Ottawa streetcar restoration

    Hi Folks,
    We did railfair in Ottawa, while there we were realy looked after.
    We had a blast.
    But this thread is about an old girl being brought back to life.
    It is going to be a BIG restoration job.
    Thankfully a lot of people with different skills and also
    metal / wood shops are realy gettin "Stuck in".
    Here are a few shots.
    Next year when we go There should be a lot of progress made.

    Now for the pictures.

    Striped naked

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  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Oh Man!!! Nice!! So glad to see someone restoring stuff!!!
    That takes a LOT of time, Energy & dedication! (oh and money) :(

    Great news!!!! :D :D :D :D
  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Now that's a real labour of love. Hats off to those who try to preserve our history
  4. spitfire

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    Wow, they sure have their work cut out for them. Interesting, the logo for the OTC looks very much like the TTC, right down to the typeface used for the interlocked logos and the number. Can you shed any light on this Chris?

    Val
  5. interurban

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    I think they used the same streetcar builder in days gone by.
    But I will ask Pat who is a streetcar Buff at OTC, and get back to you Val.
    :wave:
  6. Lighthorseman

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    Wow! What a Job!

    It is truly wonderful to see folks who care enough to put that kind of work into such a big project. Hats off to all of them, as well as to those who care enough to go visiting and lend moral support. Probably nothing nicer for those working on this to have great people take the time to come out and tell them how well they're doing. :thumb:
  7. interurban

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    Hi Val , this just in from Pat in Ottawa


    "I don't know who started using the inter-linked letters, OTC or TTC, but I think it was a pretty common way of constructing an emblem or symbol in that era. Didn't the HSR in Hamilton, the CSR in Cornwall, and a couple of the TTC predecessors (TSR, TRC) also use inter-linked letters. The MTC in Montreal, however, used that arrow and circle that still looks modern today.

    I'll see what I can find out.

    Pat"
  8. interurban

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    This is a poster in the restoration Barn
    I hope all this ends up with a great Ottawa Street Car.
    All our best lads. :wave:

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  9. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    So glad to see people taking the time to restore historic equipment. :thumb: :thumb: