Toronto Transit Commission 4500-4549

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Toronto Transit Commission 4500-4549 were 1951 CC&F PCC A-8 class all-electric streetcars, built new for the TTC. Their body shells were built by St. Louis Car Company in the US, and finished by CC&F in Montreal. When delivered, they were based out of St. Clair carhouse. The 50 A-8 class cars were the TTC's last order for new PCC's, subsequent cars were acquired secondhand from other transit agencies.

As the newest PCC's in the fleet, the TTC looked into rebuilding them in the mid-80's due to increasing ridership and the introduction of the new 604 Harbourfront line. 23 cars were eventually approved to be rebuilt, but only 19 were rebuilt into A-15 class 4600's when the program was cancelled in 1991 due wheelchair accessibility requirements on new vehicles. The final rebuilt unit was completed in 1992.

4500 and 4549, reassigned numbers 4604 and 4605 but never renumbered, were rebuilt as close to their as-delivered condition with the exception of minor details. They were used to replace Peter Witt cars 2424 and 2766 on Tour Tram service. They have been retained by the TTC for historical purposes including charters, excursions, special events and occasionally use in regular service.

Units Built Motor Seating Destination sign
4500-4549 1951 Westinghouse 1432 46 Otaco Innovator 850 Rollsign

Details

Fleet number Thumbnail Date built Serial Division Status/Disposal Notes
4500 Toronto Transit Commission 4500-a.jpg 1951 Active
  • Rebuilt in 1989, assigned fleet number 4604 (never renumbered).
  • Retained by the TTC for historical use.
4501 Toronto Transit Commission 4501-a.jpg 1951 Rebuilt
  • Rebuilt into A-15 class car 4618 by the TTC in 1992
  • Last car rebuilt.
4502 Toronto Transit Commission 4502-a.jpg 1951 Retired
4503 Toronto Transit Commission 4503-a.jpg 1951 Rebuilt
  • Rebuilt into A-15 class car 4613 by the TTC in 1991.
4504 Toronto Transit Commission 4504-a.jpg 1951 Retired
  • To the Nelson Electric Tramway Society in Nelson BC
4505 1951 Rebuilt
  • Rebuilt into A-15 class car 4600 by the TTC in 1986
4506 1951 Retired
4507 Toronto Transit Commission 4507-a.jpg 1951 Retired
4508 Toronto Transit Commission 4508-a.jpg 1951 Retired
  • Wrecked, scrapped at Hillcrest in 1985
4509 Toronto Transit Commission 4509-a.jpg 1951 Rebuilt
  • Rebuilt into A-15 class car 4614 by the TTC in 1991
4510 Toronto Transit Commission 4510-a.jpg 1951 Retired
4511 Toronto Transit Commission 4511-a.jpg 1951 Retired
4512 Toronto Transit Commission 4512-a.jpg 1951 Rebuilt
  • Rebuilt into A-15 class car 4602 by UTDC in 1987
4513 1951 Retired
4514 1951 Retired
4515 Toronto Transit Commission 4515-a.jpg 1951 Rebuilt
  • Rebuilt into A-15 class car 4616 by the TTC in 1991
4516 Toronto Transit Commission 4516-a.jpg 1951 Retired
4517 1951 Retired
4518 Toronto Transit Commission 4518-a.jpg 1951 Rebuilt
  • Rebuilt into A-15 class car 4615 by the TTC in 1991
4519 Toronto Transit Commission 4519-a.jpg 1951 Retired
4520 Toronto Transit Commission 4520-a.jpg 1951 Retired
4521 Toronto Transit Commission 4521-a.jpg 1951 Retired
4522 Toronto Transit Commission 4522-a.jpg 1951 Retired
4523 1951 Retired
4524 Toronto Transit Commission 4524-a.jpg 1951 Retired
  • To diner in Perkinsfield, Ontario, later to private owner in Windsor ON area
4525 Toronto Transit Commission 4525-a.jpg 1951 Retired
4526 Toronto Transit Commission 4526-a.jpg 1951 Rebuilt
  • Rebuilt into A-15 class car 4609 by the TTC in 1990
4527 Toronto Transit Commission 4527-a.jpg 1951 Retired
4528 1951 Rebuilt
  • Rebuilt into A-15 class car 4606 by the TTC in 1989
4529 1951 Retired
  • To Kenosha Transit in Kenosha, WI (for parts)
4530 1951 Retired
  • To Future Enterprises (Hamilton ON) for scrap, May 1996
4531 Toronto Transit Commission 4531-a.jpg 1951 Retired
4532 1951 Retired
4533 Toronto Transit Commission 4533-a.jpg 1951 Retired
4534 Toronto Transit Commission 4534-a.jpg 1951 Retired
  • Sold to Elliott Auto Parts in Newtonville ON (presumed scrapped)
4535 Toronto Transit Commission 4535-a.jpg 1951 Retired
4536 1951 Rebuilt
  • Rebuilt into A-15 class car 4607 by the TTC in 1990
  • Painted for Toronto's Sesquicentennial 150th Birthday in 1984
4537 Toronto Transit Commission 4537-a.jpg 1951 Rebuilt
  • Rebuilt into A-15 class car 4602 by the TTC in 1989
4538 Toronto Transit Commission 4538-a.jpg 1951 Retired
4539 1951 Rebuilt
  • Rebuilt into A-15 class car 4617 by the TTC in 1992
4540 Toronto Transit Commission 4540-a.jpg 1951 Rebuilt
  • Rebuilt into A-15 class car 4611 by the TTC in 1990
4541 Toronto Transit Commission 4541-b.jpg 1951 Rebuilt
  • Rebuilt into A-15 class car 4610 by the TTC in 1990
4542 Toronto Transit Commission 4542-a.jpg 1951 Retired
4543 1951 Rebuilt
  • Rebuilt into A-15 class car 4612 by the TTC in 1990
4544 Toronto Transit Commission 4544-a.jpg 1951 Rebuilt
  • Rebuilt into A-15 class car 4608 by the TTC in 1990
4545 Toronto Transit Commission 4545 (1951)-a.jpg 1951 Retired
  • Painted for Toronto's Sesquicentennial 150th Birthday in 1984 Toronto Transit Commission 4545 (1951)-b.jpg
4546 Toronto Transit Commission 4546-a.jpg 1951 Retired
  • To Future Enterprises (Hamilton ON) for scrap, March 1996
4547 Toronto Transit Commission 4547-a.jpg 1951 Retired
4548 Toronto Transit Commission 4548-a.jpg 1951 Rebuilt
  • Rebuilt into A-15 class car 4603 by the TTC in 1989
4549 Toronto Transit Commission 4549-a.jpg 1951 Active
  • Rebuilt in 1989, assigned fleet number 4604 (never renumbered).
  • Retained by the TTC for historical use

References

  • TTC PCC pamphlet (August 1991)


Toronto Transit Commission active fleet
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Buses
Low Floor Diesel 3100-3369, 7900-7979, 8000-8099, 8100-8219, 8300-8334, 8335-8396, 8400-8504, 8510-8617, 8620-8716, 8720-8964, 9200-9239
Low Floor Hybrid 1000-1149, 1200-1423, 1500-1689, 3400-3654
Low Floor Articulated 9000-9026, 9027-9152
Low Floor Electric 3700-3724, 3725-3749, 3750-3759
Other TTC1, W100-W209, W210-W214, W215-W300, W500-W519, W520-W579, W580-W627
Rail Vehicles
Streetcars 2766, 4001, 4207, 4400-4603, 4500, 4549
Rapid Transit 3000-3027, 5000-5371, 5381-6136, 6141-6196, 6200-6275 edit