Had to go down town today, want to ride the TTC with me?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by interurban, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    I was taken off my job today and sent down town to see the health and safty.
    A procedure that has to be done when one has three months off work :cool: , I was payed for the day :p .
    So I took my Camera for a ride :rolleyes:

    The first shots are of our Light rail Rapid transit. This connect`s to the Kennedy subway from the East side of the City (Scarborough)

    Notice the third rail pickup

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  2. ausien

    ausien Active Member

    great pix, Interurban, thanks for shareing...why the boards bown the tracks???...have a good one..steve
  3. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    After the visit was done I wondered over to dupont st, and finally had time to shoot this underpass.
    It had a date of 1913.
    As I put my camera away a CP freight passed over that bridge, gggrrrrrrr :D
    Next time I will be ready.

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  4. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Back to Bathurst subway stn to have a ride with my streetcar buddies.

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  5. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    I just had to go the long way round to ride the streetcars :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :D

    This is the Collage car at Bathurst going east.

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  6. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    I had a good chat with the operators, I sure miss working on the rails.

    Now back on the subway to take back to my home division, then home we go :D

    A few shots on the young line and the sheppard to donmills line.
    Notice the spare tracks for the rush hour trains to make ready.
    Shot of the centre cab where the gaurd watches the doors

    That was my little outing . :)

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  7. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Hi Steve I see wire running both side of the board may be insulation?
  8. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    The Scarborough Rapid Transit is one of those magnetic propulsion things, and the bits in the middle are the magnets. (I did get that right, didn't I, Chris?)
    From chatter on Transit Toronto, I hear that the cars are up for renewal, but they are obsolete and the current production (Vancouver) isn't compatible.
  9. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Sounds like you had a great day Chris with the best part being paid for it too.
  10. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Getting payed to ride the rails is a plus Robin :thumb:

    David I think you got it right friend. :thumb:

    It is great that Toronto has the subway/streecars/ Light rail , and of course the GO transit system.

    Lots to see for rail nuts :D :D
  11. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Here in the Phoenix area there are no such things. They pulled all the trolly cars off the streets some 60 years ago. Subways are out of the question. We are now in the process of adding "light rail" to to downtown area, but I'll guantee you that they're not going to be as much fun riding as what you got to do.:wave::wave:

    Thanks for posting these Chris, that's one thing that makes the Gauge what it is.:thumb::thumb:
  12. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    You are welcome Don.

    It would be nice to see the tranportation that other City`s have to offer.

    Any takers on posting your home Town/City??
  13. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Looks like you had a real nice day!
    And to beat all......You got paid for it.
  14. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Great photos Chris!! That underpass.... where is it? Dupont and what? I have a bunch of photo's pre digi-cam of an underpass at Dupont and Davenport, if you're interested. Would have to scan them...

  15. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Hi Val,, just north On Bathurst, above Dupont

    I was amazed to see the date still stamped in the original crumbling brick work.
    Would like to see the underpass you photographed Val.
    There must be a few around for that cp line.
  16. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    I was told that the underpass at either Lansdown or Ossington caused problems with the Flyer trolley buses - it pushed the poles down so low that the shoes disengaged. This is the reason that all the trolley buses had a little bend in the poles a couple of feet from the end.
    Another trolley bus trivia that I'll sneak into the railway forum: the roofs on the busses were a fibergalss stuff and the trolley retrievers were fierce enough that when they brought the poles down, they cracked a couple of roofs. TTC installed little rubber balls on the retriever ropes so that the poles didn't come all the way down. If you get rear views of them, they are usually fluorescent yellow, green or orange (maybe pink). I'm told that they could really stick in the retriever castings. (one of the parts salvaged from the original trolleys.)
  17. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Hi David thanks for that info it was a crime when the Commission decided to close Lansdown div.

    If you like trolleys have a look at the new ones Vancouver have now.
    Sent by Charlie whom I will see in September.


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