From the Provincial Archives of Manitoba, I have compiled a excerpt’s from old movie films, with Streetcars moving through Portage and Main, from around 1920- 1950’s. Also pedestrians, traffic, and the old buildings are in the background. Enjoy!
At Danny Schur’s Replica streetcar 596 last weekend during Open Doors, 2 authentic streetcar signs were donated.
Danny Schur’s Replica for the Strike! musical is inbetween Fort and Garry st, on Broadway, North side. It’s open during the day from 12-6pm and gives a brief history of the 1919 strike and the streetcar history and restoration project for 356. Stop by on your stroll down Broadway on your way to the hot dog vendors.
Also visit the Millenium Library which has a streetcar display on the main floor until Dec 31st. The picture shows a Motorman’s coat, very heavy, weighs almost 50lbs! Thanks to the Winnipeg Electrical Museum for the loan of the coat and the Winnipeg Library staff who have done such a great job with the display.
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.
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