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TTC CLRV Streetcars: Where will they go once they are retired?

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4401 is currently in Thunderay getting fitted out for revenue service after being sent to Quebec for rewelding, it's unsure yet when it will be returned to Toronto to be commissioned but it is unknown when it will be delivered yet.
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Huh? Cincinnati's streetcar has traditional overhead. Just take a quick look at Google Streetview.
The MLine, Detroit's streetcar, is 5.3 kilometres long, in pretty much a straight line. Milwaukee's is just 3.4 km long.
Brain dead and should known better about Cincinnati, since I watched some of the OS going up as well track construction. Then I show the other haft the full route driving it before riding it in Aug.

I felt Milwaukee was longer than Detroit after driving the route twice, let alone riding it. Never check the distance for either city while driving them or look it up. Then, have you allow for haft of the phase 2 that is built with a platform on a single track that use battery only for special events and the full expansion is off wire? Its a single track loop around a block when fully built.

Regardless of my errors, plug in power is used to charge the battery cars for Detroit and Milwaukee. Once batteries last for a full trip or the full day, no need for OS along the route and only at the end of the line as a backup.
 

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Looks like Illinois Railway Museum is getting CLRV 4034. A good place to have it.

Drove by the cut off for it and never knew it existed. Then, never looked up Museum for our 2nd US trip this year and miss out on a number of them. From the map and write up, that's a a 2 day visit.
 

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Looks like Illinois Railway Museum is getting CLRV 4034. A good place to have it.

Drove by the cut off for it and never knew it existed. Then, never looked up Museum for our 2nd US trip this year and miss out on a number of them. From the map and write up, that's a a 2 day visit.
Halton County Radial Railway has one of the CTA trains, while Illinois Railway Museum gets a CLRV.
 

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Wasn't it brought by the TTC from them as a posable consideration for use on the subway instead of the Glchester cars?
The CTA PCC rapid transit cars were the original concept for what was proposed for the Yonge Subway, that concept evolved into something that looked less like a boxy streetcar and more like a subway car (see the old Boston Blue Line cars or the old Cleveland rapid transit cars). The Gloucester cars were the unplanned blend of the PCC rapid transit car body with the traction technology of the London R49 stock. The original consultants for the Yonge Subway, DeLeuw Cather, were based in Chicago so that was sort of the template the TTC started with.
 

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From Steve Munro's site:

NOVEMBER 21, 2019
Farewell To The CLRVs
The TTC has issued a press release with details of the final runs of the CLRV streetcars.
After four decades of service to Toronto commuters, the TTC’s Canadian Light Rail Vehicle (CLRV) streetcars will make their last run on Sun., Dec. 29 – 42 years to the day the first vehicle arrived on TTC property.
Transit enthusiasts will have a chance to win a spot on the final ride.
From Nov. 24 through Dec. 28, CLRVs will operate on 511 Bathurst seven days a week with additional CLRVs deployed as extra service on 501 Queen on weekends only between Roncesvalles Ave. and Greenwood Ave.
See: https://stevemunro.ca/2019/11/21/farewell-to-the-clrvs/ for more details
 

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TTC press release on the subject matter:

 

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4204 is being stored in Barn 4 at the HCRR.
 

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Looks like 4067 is no more and did its final runs on Sunday with the good bye sign on it, as it not tracking at all. 4024 also had the good bye sign, but still tracking in the service bay. 4100 in the service bay with a red dot for it.
 

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Russell was empty today of all cars except track 20 with CLRV 4071 & 4143 waiting for the scrap yard pickup. Track 22 saw 4053, 4094, 4100, ?, 4091 on it

Caught 4124, 4081 and 4057 on 501

Word is 4021 is at Leslie.

Very small fleet of cars left
 

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Russell was empty today of all cars except track 20 with CLRV 4071 & 4143 waiting for the scrap yard pickup. Track 22 saw 4053, 4094, 4100, ?, 4091 on it

Caught 4124, 4081 and 4057 on 501

Word is 4021 is at Leslie.

Very small fleet of cars left
Bets on which cars the TTC will preserve, and will be going elsewhere?
 

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