Toronto Transit Commission 5500-5575

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Toronto Transit Commission 5500-5575 were Hawker Siddeley Canada H2 subway cars built in 1971. They are aluminum-bodied cars, classified as RT-75 (Rapid Transit, 75' long) by their builder, but known as H2's by the TTC. The H2's were basically identical to the earlier H1 series cars, with some minor changes (cab control improvements, traction motors and interior colour). They were ordered to expand the the fleet for the North Yonge and planned Spadina extensions.

As the fleet was being delivered, cars 5500-5505 were reclassified as H3's when they were equipped with Hitachi chopper control equipment (which would later be used in H5 cars). They were evaluated in 1973, and lasted until 1984 when they were converted back to H2's.

All of the H2 cars were retired in 2001 due to deliveries of the new Bombardier T1 subway cars. None became work train service cars. All were sold for scrap, with the last one leaving the property for Future Enterprises in Hamilton in December 2001.

Fleet numbers from this retired series were eventually reused for the new Bombardier Toronto Rocket subway cars.

Motor Seating Destination sign
Brush Traction TMC38-42 83 Rollsign

Details

Fleet number Thumbnail Date Serial Division Status/Disposal Notes
5500 1971 71-75-0303 Retired 2001 Equipped with Hitachi chopper control and reclassified H3 from 1973-1984.
5501 1971 71-75-0304 Retired 2001 Equipped with Hitachi chopper control and reclassified H3 from 1973-1984.
5502 1971 71-75-0305 Retired 2001 Equipped with Hitachi chopper control and reclassified H3 from 1973-1984.
5503 1971 71-75-0306 Retired 2001 Equipped with Hitachi chopper control and reclassified H3 from 1973-1984.
5504 1971 71-75-0307 Retired 2001 Equipped with Hitachi chopper control and reclassified H3 from 1973-1984.
5505 1971 71-75-0308 Retired 2001 Equipped with Hitachi chopper control and reclassified H3 from 1973-1984.
5506 1971 71-75-0309 Retired 2001
5507 1971 71-75-0310 Retired 2001
5508 1971 71-75-0311 Retired 2001
5509 1971 71-75-0312 Retired 2001
5510 1971 71-75-0313 Retired 2001
5511 1971 71-75-0314 Retired 2001
5512 1971 71-75-0315 Retired 2001
5513 1971 71-75-0316 Retired 2001
5514 1971 71-75-0317 Retired 2001
5515 1971 71-75-0318 Retired 2001
5516 1971 71-75-0319 Retired 2001
5517 1971 71-75-0320 Retired 2001
5518 1971 71-75-0321 Retired 2001
5519 1971 71-75-0322 Retired 2001
5520 1971 71-75-0323 Retired 2001
5521 1971 71-75-0324 Retired 2001
5522 1971 71-75-0325 Retired 2001
5523 1971 71-75-0326 Retired 2001
5524 1971 71-75-0327 Retired 2001
5525 1971 71-75-0328 Retired 2001
5526 1971 71-75-0329 Retired 2001
5527 1971 71-75-0330 Retired 2001
5528 1971 71-75-0331 Retired 2001
5529 1971 71-75-0332 Retired 2001
5530 1971 71-75-0333 Retired 2001
5531 1971 71-75-0334 Retired 2001
5532 1971 71-75-0335 Retired 2001
5533 1971 71-75-0336 Retired 2001
5534 1971 71-75-0337 Retired 2001
5535 1971 71-75-0338 Retired 2001
5536 1971 71-75-0339 Retired 2001
5537 1971 71-75-0340 Retired 2001
5538 1971 71-75-0341 Retired 2001
5539 1971 71-75-0342 Retired 2001
5540 1971 71-75-0343 Retired 2001
5541 1971 71-75-0344 Retired 2001
5542 1971 71-75-0345 Retired 2001
5543 1971 71-75-0346 Retired 2001
5544 1971 71-75-0347 Retired 2001
5545 1971 71-75-0348 Retired 2001
5546 1971 71-75-0349 Retired 2001
5547 1971 71-75-0350 Retired 2001
5548 1971 71-75-0351 Retired 2001
5549 1971 71-75-0352 Retired 2001
5550 1971 71-75-0353 Retired 2001
5551 1971 71-75-0354 Retired 2001
5552 1971 71-75-0355 Retired 2001
5553 1971 71-75-0356 Retired 2001
5554 1971 71-75-0357 Retired 2001
5555 1971 71-75-0358 Retired 2001
5556 1971 71-75-0359 Retired 2001
5557 1971 71-75-0360 Retired 2001
5558 1971 71-75-0361 Retired 2001
5559 1971 71-75-0362 Retired 2001
5560 1971 71-75-0363 Retired 2001
5561 1971 71-75-0364 Retired 2001
5562 1971 71-75-0365 Retired 2001
5563 1971 71-75-0366 Retired 2001
5564 1971 71-75-0367 Retired 2001
5565 1971 71-75-0368 Retired 2001
5566 1971 71-75-0369 Retired 2001
5567 1971 71-75-0370 Retired 2001
5568 1971 71-75-0371 Retired 2001
5569 1971 71-75-0372 Retired 2001
5570 1971 71-75-0373 Retired 2001
5571 1971 71-75-0374 Retired 2001
5572 1971 71-75-0375 Retired 2001
5573 1971 71-75-0376 Retired 2001
5574 1971 71-75-0377 Retired 2001
5575 1971 71-75-0378 Retired 2001

References

  • Toronto H1-H4 Series Hawkers
  • Bytown Railway Society (2007), "Canadian Trackside Guide 2007". Ottawa, ON: St. Joseph Print.
  • Bytown Railway Society (2001-2002, various), "Branchline, Canada's Rail News Magazine". Ottawa, ON: Quadraprint Inc.
  • Personal observations