For the New Year, a treat to continue the photo gallery published on Christmas Day. This set contains only shots of Peter Witt cars out on all-night charters. Part of this is also a gift for certain fans (you know who you are) who want to see streetcars in unusual places.
As in the first set of photos, we begin on Mt. Pleasant, my “home” carline while it lasted, with car 2894 at Mt. Pleasant Loop in November 1973.
At Neville Loop.
At Dundas West Station Loop with the King and Carlton night cars.
Sitting on the Long Branch car’s side of Humber Loop. At this time, the QEW/Gardiner bridge at the Humber River was being realigned, and streetcar operation through the underpass was on a single track with block signals.
Here 2894 operates outbound through the underpass on the inbound track.
Two views at Long Branch Loop showing the waiting shelter as it was in 1973.
2894 Westbound on Dundas near George beside what is now “Filmore’s” in May 1974. Track reconstruction was in progress.
Northbound on Oakwood at Rogers Road a few months before the route was converted to trolleybus operation as a branch of 63 Ossington.
2894 Westbound on Queen west of Bay in July 1975.
Westbound at College & Lippincott.
Eastbound at Dundas & St. Clarens.
At High Park Loop (a counterpart of the same view with a PCC in the previous set).
Large Peter Witt 2424 in front of the Royal Alex in July 1975.
Westbound on King at St. Lawrence Hall.
Northbound on Spadina at College with the El Mocambo’s neon in full glow.
Eastbound on College at Yonge beside “Eaton’s College Street” store.
At Roncesvalles Carhouse on the runaround track.
Something for the serious fans — a few shots on tail tracks that don’t exist any more (or at least can’t be used). Here is 2424 on Kipling Loop tail track.
2894 sits on the tail track on Springhurst at Tyndall, formerly part of Dufferin Loop.
2766 sits in Scarborough on the tail track at Bingham Loop (Kingston Road east of Victoria Park) in July 1976.
2894 on Main Station tail track in November 1977.
We now return to scenic photos of the city.
2766 eastbound on Adelaide east of Yonge in July 1976.
“Old” Exhibition Loop with the Sheep & Swine pavilion to the left, and the brand new CN Tower in the background.
Eastbound on King in front of the Bank of Commerce tower east of Bay.
Westbound on Dundas west of McCaul.
2894 westbound at Dundas and Yonge in November 1977.
Eastbound on College at Grace.
Eastbound on Adelaide at Bay.
Eastbound on Dundas Square. This track is now in the underpass built into the “Olympic Spirit” building. Eaton’s was still Eaton’s.
Westbound on Gerrard at Broadview.
Westbound on Fleet west of Bathurst. This section of track and roadway has been completely reconfigured with reserved lanes for the streetcars. The illuminated doorway in the background is the Crosse & Blackwell building.