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#1 Art

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 09:06 PM

Today was the last day for the Toronto Transit Commissions CLRV vehicle.  It is a 42-year-old streetcar, they retired the fleet, all 196 regular and 52 articulated vehicles. They are replaced by trouble-prone and storied history on late deliver and bad workmanship Bombardier vehicles.

 

TTC was offering free rides from 10-2 today on these models on one small stretch of road in the downtown area.

I took a picture of the streetcar as it was going by and later noticed the woman blankly looking out the window.  Made me wonder what she was thinking.....

 

- thanks for the free ride, suckers?

- dang, its raining?

- wow, where did 42 years go?

 

Anyway, I was intrigued by her facial expression and decided to crop it into a street photography type print. There is an even more haunting face in there, I wish I could have brought that out more!

 

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Posted 30 December 2019 - 01:06 PM

A good story telling photo Art.


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Posted 30 December 2019 - 01:30 PM

Great street photography and a great story.  Well done, Art.  :)


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Posted 31 December 2019 - 03:21 AM

Good one & interesting info, Art.

An, "oh well, it was good while it lasted" expression?!

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 08:47 PM

Amazing lets replace something that works and has an excellent track record with newer more expensive stuff that doesn't work. LOL

 

To be honest I am sure the maintenance on the older ones is also extensive and parts are probably hard to come by. 

 

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Posted 04 January 2020 - 06:12 AM

This image works well in B&W. l like the TTC logo.


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Posted 12 January 2020 - 02:50 AM

Amazing lets replace something that works and has an excellent track record with newer more expensive stuff that doesn't work. LOL

 

To be honest I am sure the maintenance on the older ones is also extensive and parts are probably hard to come by. 

 

Jim

 

Thanks, everyone.  

Bill, Yes, the TTC logo is a cool one, still stands the test of time.

Jim,

I know, right?!  The new streetcars are a nightmare.  The company making them is a joke.  It has been plagued with issues from the beginning of the contract. Most notably, non-delivery.  They almost had the contract pulled out from under them.

We are also going to a Presto Card payment system.  This hasn't worked from the start either.  I think the TTC has lost half a million dollars on uncollected fairs since inception.  Overall, I think our transit system is a joke and a money pig.  But, try telling that to anyone in Toronto who will listen.  This is such a stupid city.


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Posted 12 January 2020 - 11:06 AM

 
Thanks, everyone.  

Bill, Yes, the TTC logo is a cool one, still stands the test of time.

Jim,

I know, right?!  The new streetcars are a nightmare.  The company making them is a joke.  It has been plagued with issues from the beginning of the contract. Most notably, non-delivery.  They almost had the contract pulled out from under them.

We are also going to a Presto Card payment system.  This hasn't worked from the start either.  I think the TTC has lost half a million dollars on uncollected fairs since inception.  Overall, I think our transit system is a joke and a money pig.  But, try telling that to anyone in Toronto who will listen.  This is such a stupid city.

NYC had to pull all 172 Bombardier made Subway cars last week due to the doors shutting on people or not closing at all.

God bless all those in harms way and Go Navy!



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