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Saw 4178 Northbound on Bathurst at Front around 2 pm.

Looks like only one round trip on Sunday. Supposed to be cars on 511 all day.

Legacy TTC streetcars to make final trip down Queen street

December 27, 2019

After more than 40 years in service, the TTC's iconic Canadian Light Rail Vehicles (CLRVs) are being retired. Media and members of the public are invited to take part in the streetcars' final trips along Queen St. this Sun., Dec. 29. The streetcars are being retired as the TTC continues to convert its fleet to all-accessible, low-floor vehicles.

The first CLRV arrived on property on Dec. 29, 1977 and entered service on Sept. 30, 1979 on the 507 Long Branch route. The final CLRV was delivered in 1982. In total, the TTC purchased 196 CLRV streetcars, supplemented in 1988 by an additional 52 Articulated Light Rail Vehicles (ALRVs), which were nearly double the length of the CLRV. The last of the ALRV fleet was officially retired on Sept. 2, 2019. Several CLRV vehicles will be retained and preserved by the TTC and transit museums in Canada and the United States.

Twenty randomly selected contest winners have been awarded a seat for them and a guest on the final CLRV ride on vehicle 4001 this Sunday afternoon. All TTC customers riding a CLRV along Queen St. from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Sunday will also be in for a treat; a free ride.

Date:            Sun., Dec. 29, 2019
Time:            2:45 - 4 p.m.
Location:        Wolseley Loop, located near Bathurst St. and Queen St.

Please note, media will not be riding on the final streetcar, they will be riding on the second last car.

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4 minutes ago, drum118 said:

Looks like only one round trip on Sunday. Supposed to be cars on 511 all day.

I would read the press release again.

Looks like 4081 will be one of the cars that will be out. I win... kind of. :P

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On 12/26/2019 at 1:10 PM, John Oke said:

My guesses are 4001 4024 4048 4133 4178 or 4179

 

2 minutes ago, PCC Guy said:

I would read the press release again.

Looks like 4081 will be one of the cars that will be out. I win... kind of. :P

Wow the only two I got right where 4178 and 4001

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1 hour ago, PCC Guy said:

I would read the press release again.

Looks like 4081 will be one of the cars that will be out. I win... kind of. :P

I got 3 of 5 cars right (4081, 4124, 4178)

also i thought 4071 was retired because it was in the dead row for so long and was also mentioned to be retired in a previous post.

if 4071 is retired, they may have made a mistake and meant to put 4074

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6 minutes ago, jor said:

I got 3 of 5 cars right (4081, 4124, 4178)

also i thought 4071 was retired because it was in the dead row for so long and was also mentioned to be retired in a previous post.

if 4071 is retired, they may have made a mistake and meant to put 4074

4074 also is retired, I think they meant 4001.

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Because I am crazy, I decided ride as many CLRV as I could today. I ended up riding 6 units including 4053, 4104, 4110, 4164, 4178 and 4187. I barely caught 4178 which was going onto the 506. Here are a few select shots I took today.

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Also special shout out to the drivers of 4053 and 4187 they were really awesome

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3 hours ago, Matthew TTC 4120 said:

Because I am crazy, I decided ride as many CLRV as I could today. I ended up riding 6 units including 4053, 4104, 4110, 4164, 4178 and 4187. I barely caught 4178 which was going onto the 506. Here are a few select shots I took today.

Hehe, that's some dedication... I rode one last week on 506, I don't recall which one it was, but that was my last one, as today I caught a flexity on the way back from work on 506, so that was my last chance, as I don't anticipate going out on the weekend trying to get one last ride...

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I am glad I was able to go to Toronto recently, along with @Orion6025.

I saw the CLRV for one night only, and was not able to get photos of them in the day, but what's done is done.

Here is 4074 at Niagara:

49231190727_8bb33127c4_c.jpgIMG_2394 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

 

 

4170 and 4085 at Front:

49230499388_a3d4083fb9_c.jpgIMG_2388 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

49231191062_6dcfc9e48a_c.jpgIMG_2390 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

 

 

4069, 4040, 4164, 4170 (again) at Niagara:

49231190837_82e3c1672b_c.jpgIMG_2392 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

49233829381_7be7fbd4b2_c.jpgIMG_2401 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

49233828966_bcc58e2c35_c.jpgIMG_2406 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

49233366108_3fb57a2bea_c.jpgIMG_2409 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

 

 

And what will be the chariot of my only ride on one of these, 4155:

49234956458_7a23594aee_c.jpgIMG_2431 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

49234956713_3c27c2acd8_c.jpgIMG_2424 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

 

 

 

 

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I don’t know if this is a typo but there’s a CBC article saying that the last run is between Roncesvalles and Greenwood 

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2 hours ago, John Oke said:

I don’t know if this is a typo but there’s a CBC article saying that the last run is between Roncesvalles and Greenwood 

The last run is from Bathurst to Greenwood. I remember earlier information said the 2 free cars tomorrow will be running from 10-2. However, it’s been posted here already that there will be 6 cars running tomorrow from 10-2 and going from Bathurst to Greenwood only. 

Roncesvalles is probably a typo or misunderstanding due to the TTC’s somewhat unclear communication. The TTC has also only told people that free 2 cars will be running tomorrow, but according to the information posted here it looks like 6 will be running. 

Am I also correct to assume that the 511 will be 100% Flexity tomorrow as well? 

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1 hour ago, CLRV4002 said:

Am I also correct to assume that the 511 will be 100% Flexity tomorrow as well? 

Unless 20 low floor cars breakdown in the next 15 hours, you are correct. 

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17 minutes ago, Downsview 108 said:

Lots of foamers out today. 🤣😀

8 CLRVs on Bathurst

Yes sir. Plenty of them of all ages.

I am on 4184, and it’s making lots of noise in the back. 4085 is showing off a 521 rear sign for all the foamers. 4179 has a nice H5 sound when breaking.

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33 minutes ago, Matthew TTC 4120 said:

Yes sir. Plenty of them of all ages.

I am on 4184, and it’s making lots of noise in the back. 4085 is showing off a 521 rear sign for all the foamers. 4179 has a nice H5 sound when breaking.

I just got off 085 and it's making that thumping noise.

18 minutes ago, splendidwizardplayer said:

I wonder what tomorrow will be like? 🤣

I am bringing my nerf gun to fight the foam 😩🙄😂

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3 minutes ago, Downsview 108 said:

I just got off 085 and it's making that thumping noise.

I am bringing my nerf gun to fight the foam 😩🙄😂

When I was on 4184 on the 24th it was making that thumping noise that is so bad that is was bouncing the back I moved to the front.

Also bring water to get rid of the foam and freeze them foamers.

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1 hour ago, Downsview 108 said:

Lots of foamers out today. 🤣😀

8 CLRVs on Bathurst

Ugh. Thanks for the warning.

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1 minute ago, Downsview 108 said:

Come on! What's wrong with sitting cross legged in front of a clrv taking photos!*

*true story🤣

When went to take videos at the back of CLRVs I always cross my legs. 

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14 minutes ago, splendidwizardplayer said:

When went to take videos at the back of CLRVs I always cross my legs. 

No I mean in front of the car

Facing the car.

outside

On the ground

In between the rails

🤣

9 minutes ago, Streety McCarface said:

How do you even do that? 

The TTC is being very VERY lenient today.

 

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