Monthly Archives: October 2009

Streetcar Row




Streetcar Row

Originally uploaded by buflyer200

Three Streetcars in a row, awaiting for passengers… or grain. The first one is a steel streetcar 726, at the far end. Then 2 older wooden streetcars built in 1910 at the Fort Rouge shops, 394 and 404 (closest to the camera).

They were bought in the late 1950’s from a businessman in Winkler who purchased several of them to sell to local area farmers, for either grain, livestock, cash! Evidently to took a while to sell them.

There in pretty good structural condition, with lots of original parts inside. They are located on a farm ‘south’ of Winnipeg.

Streetcar 740




Streetcar 740

Originally uploaded by buflyer200

A new streetcar was found, this one a steel body car from the Ottawa Car Company, part of a 20 car order in 1919. These cars served well until retirement in 1955. This farm originally had 2 Streetcars, the other one was removed a long time ago.

This car was originally number 700, but due to some accidents and superstition, was renamed to 740 in the 1930’s.

More Winnipeg history taken over by the trees.