Sunday, August 31, 2014

New Streetcars on the 510 Spadina Line

For the first day of revenue service for the new Bombardier Flexity streetcar fleet on the Toronto Transit Commission's 510 Spadina streetcar line, the TTC introduced cars 4400 and 4403 to the general public. This comes after their unveiling in local parades and months of testing both day and night.

Photos were taken from within or around the cars as they trundled along Spadina Avenue and Spadina Crescent on August 31, 2014.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Union Station Second Platform

Photos taken beneath the intersection of Bay and Front Streets, Toronto, Ontario on August 18, 2014.

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Winter Park Amtrak Station 1962-2014

On June 2, 2014, the 52 year-old Amtrak Station in downtown Winter Park, Florida succumbed to the gleeful whims of a town bent on remaining the most beautiful of them all (in Central Florida at least). The recently-completed SunRail commuter station, which uses the same platforms, has provided for a new station, shared between the two rail authorities. This meant that the building which locals considered ugly and cramped (but I considered rather charming), had to go. As a result, politicians were given sledgehammers and loaders were given instructions to tear down the station, which is to be replaced by a grassy knoll.

A story about the station's final day from the Orlando Sentinel can be found here.

Photos taken near the corner of W Morse Blvd and Park Avenue, Winter Park, FL between 2005 and 2012.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Doors Open 2014 - Russell Carhouse

Photos taken at the TTC Russell Carhouse on Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario on May 24, 2014.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Streetcars At The 2014 Beaches Lions Easter Parade

Photos of Toronto's rolling streetcar history (and future) taken along Queen Street East, between Silver Birch and Beech Avenues, Toronto, Ontario on April 20, 2014.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

New Toronto Streetcar - Night Time Test Run

Nighttime shots of the TTC's new streetcar (4401) beginning a test run near Connaught and Queen Streets in Toronto, Ontario on April 9, 2014. 

For the daytime version, see my previous post here.