Steam Locomotive “Toronto”.
On May 16, 1853, the first scheduled train service from Toronto began. A train with three passenger coaches and one freight car pulled by a locomotive named “Toronto” left for Aurora (then known as Machell’s Corners) on the Ontario, Simcoe and Huron Railway. Three years later, the Grand Trunk Railway was extended into Toronto.
Steam Locomotive “Lady Elgin”.
Here are some various photos of trains in Toronto. For photos of GO trains, visit GO Transit Album.
September 1982, Toronto, Canada
"Red Rockets" of the Toronto Transit Commision along St Clair Avenue West.
Unlike other North American cities, Toronto has maintained an extensive network of streetcar lines, covering almost all of the former city of Toronto, and even extending to the western edge of Etobicoke along the lakeshore. New lines are still being built and more are expected!
Contrary to expectations, the old PCC cars lasted well into the 1980's. Unfortunately, only a couple are left awaiting repairs and restoration.
Trains in Toronto
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