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.
Found this Streetcar North of Winnipeg, lonely in the forest. Looks like it was a nice old one too, now how did it get here in 1955?
From Henderson Directory, 1929 Streetcar routes
from Winnipeg City Guide, 1929, Henderson Directory
on the streets of Winnipeg, Portage and Notre Dame. Note the Lindsay and Curry Building. The Marlborough Inn is lurking in the background. June, 1948
This is after the Strike! Musical on Main St, May 23rd. Thousands of residents came with lawn chairs to watch a production of the musical, on the 90th Anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike.
As you can see, the Streetcar was a hit, and many thought it was the real thing, until they got inside!
A Replica Streetcar built for Strike 1919! Dimensions where used from Streetcar 356, and it will be in front of City Hall on May 24th as part of Open Doors Winnipeg from 10am-4pm
A great picture of Winnipeg, looking West on Portage, with all the Streetcars and traffic.
I”m not sure what era this might be, the 1920’s or 30’s? In the Original size you can see a “Metropolitan Theatre” advertisement on the back of the building which says “Talking Pictures” but that could have been up for awhile.
However, I’ve counted 28 Streetcars in this one picture.
Inside a Winnipeg Streetcar circa 1940’s? Courtesy of Winnipeg Transit Archives.
Streetcar 356 has oval seating exactly like this.