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.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.
Halton County Radial Railway has one of the CTA trains, while Illinois Railway Museum gets a CLRV.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.
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.Wasn't it brought by the TTC from them as a posable consideration for use on the subway instead of the Glchester cars?
See: https://stevemunro.ca/2019/11/21/farewell-to-the-clrvs/ for more detailsAfter 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.
Bets on which cars the TTC will preserve, and will be going elsewhere?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