Monthly Archives: February 2009

street cars silent 1955


street cars silent 1955

Originally uploaded by buflyer200

Headline news, Sept 20 1955, Winnipeg Tribune.  “Street Cars Silent after 73 Years of Noisy History”

If you have wondered, like I have, why a Streetcar was never preserved, I found a few answers.  There was a ‘suggestion’ to put one of the last Streetcars at Assiniboine Park as a display, and it came from the Winnipeg Tribune.  There are several references to a display Streetcar in other parks as well, and it was mentioned it would be something you visit with ‘your grandchildren”.

It seems the decision was with the city ‘Parks and Recreation” dept at the time, so I’m wondering if there are minutes etc at City Hall somewhere of these meetings in 1955.  There was a also a comment about the Streetcar being of wood and perhaps not lasting long as a display, and I have a feeling that’s what may have happened.  Stay tuned!