1973 was quite a year for the streetcar system in Toronto. The TTC had just decided to keep its fleet, and embarked on the rebuilding of its PCCs. At the same time, an interest in TTC heritage led to the creation of the “Belt Line Tour Tram”, a regular fare tour car looping around downtown.
Only one small problem: the TTC didn’t have any cars fit to use for this service. Car 2766, the last Witt on the property, only operated occasionally around Hillcrest for special events. Car 2894 was sitting in a barn in Hawkestone, Ontario near Barrie.