Friday, January 27, 2012

Farewell H4 Subway Cars

After more than 35 years plying Toronto's underground railroad, the last train of Hawker-Siddely H4 subway cars made its way along the Bloor-Danforth subway line one last time. It went into service at approximately 7:30am after emerging from the Greenwood Yards, headed east to Kennedy, where it picked up a motley crew of TTC staff, WTF?-ing commuters, and losers transit nerds like myself who likely don't have enough cash or space to run a railroad in our basements, so we ride the subway.

Today's 'event' wasn't heralded by much more than a Tweet from the TTC's Brad Ross, which was then amplified throughout the transit-nerd-verse and punctuated by an exceptionally-full front car. I got off where I got on, back at Greenwood and let the rest of the kids have their fun. At least we didn't need to worry about the lack of air conditioning this morning.

Photos and video taken along the Bloor-Danforth subway line between Greenwood and Kennedy Stations on Friday, January 27, 2012.

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