Ride a Peter Witt streetcar, September 3

The Toronto Transportation Society will be offering Torontonians one of the few opportunities to travel Toronto’s streets in a vintage Peter Witt streetcar. As part of their annual Transportation Weekend festivities, the TTS will be chartering the TTC’s two remaining PCCs and Peter Witt car 2766 for a tour of the city’s streetcar network on Sunday, September 3, 2006.

This four hour excurion will start at the corner of Victoria and Dundas Streets at 10:30 a.m. Passengers will receive colour coded tickets, and will spend an equal amount of time in each of the three vehicles, to ensure that everybody has a chance to ride each vintage piece of equipment. If one of the two PCCs is unavailable, a CLRV will be substituted.

The cost to attend this charter will be $45 ($40 for TTS members). You should reserve by August 19 by sending a cheque or money order payable to the Toronto Transportation Society to:

Mr. Douglas Shields
Treasurer, TTS
2139 Nightengale Way
Oakville, ON L6M 3R9

The TTS is also offering a Saturday charter on a classic Hamilton Street Railway GM articulated bus. This six hour tour will include stops throughout downtown Hamilton and Burlington and, it is hoped, a tour HSR’s Mountain Garage. Further details on both charters and the weekend in general can be found here.

photo Brad O’Brien collection, from Transit Toronto 

One comment

  1. The Witt is a gorgeous streetcar with lovely wood interior, quaint lighting and it even has old-timey advertising on the inside to delight and amuse! If anyone can explain to me the poem for Woodbury’s Facial Soap, that’d be great 😉

    The PCC is also great but lacks the advertising on the side. Still, i am very fond of its teal/aquamarine paintjob inside 🙂

    I hope a lot of people get to enjoy such wonderful-looking streetcars ^_^

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