Toronto Transit Commission 5576-5663

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Interior view of a TTC H4 subway car

Toronto Transit Commission 5576-5663 were Hawker Siddeley Canada H4 subway cars delivered between September and December 1975. The cars primarily served the Bloor-Danforth line, and were based out of Greenwood Yard. Fleet numbers from this series were reused for the new Bombardier Toronto Rocket subway cars.

A total of 50 cars received a major rebuild between 2001 and 2003. Among other things they had their motors, trucks and couplers rebuilt; ceiling fans repainted and/or replaced; and the end caps of the cars repainted.

As of November 2007, most of the 36 retired H4 cars were sold for scrap to Future Enterprises of Hamilton, ON. Eight cars were converted into work service cars for subway maintenance. Thirty-eight cars (enough for six trainsets with a spare pair) remained active on the Bloor-Danforth line, mostly used for rush hour or extra service. By early December 2011 the number of active cars went down to 34. A tender was issued April 7th 2011 (closing on May 3rd) for the sale and removal of 37 of the remaining H4 cars. The contract was awarded to Future Enterprises Scrap Metal of Hamilton.

No H4 trains ran during the winter service reductions, but two sets returned afterwards until the middle of January 2012. On January 27, the final H4 train ran in service on run 264 in the morning rush. At around 09:45, the train departed Kennedy Station out of service towards Greenwood Yard. This marked the end of the longest serving subway stock at just over 37 years. The final train consisted of cars 5623-5622-5650-5651-5611-5610 (west to east).

After retirement of the final cars, a few were retained for work car conversions, and a few new H4 work cars began to show up, replacing some of the older work cars.

Four cars were acquired by Carleton University in 2011 for their fire research laboratory, including cars 5602 and 5647 (which were sent to the National Research Council's National Fire Laboratory in Mississippi Mills, Ontario).

Motor Seating Destination sign
Brush Traction TMC38-42 77 Rollsign

Details

Rebuild dates compiled by M. Boone, based on rebuild plate inside cars (pairs of cars rebuilt at same time), also taken from CPTDB posts & spottings. Rebuild status of N/A listed cars is unknown, as they were most likely retired before rebuild program for the remaining cars.

Note: most of the cars between 5576-5599 (with the exception of 5580-5581) and some of the 5600's without retirement dates had been retired prior to 2006.

Fleet number Thumbnail Date Serial Division Rebuild date Status/Disposal Notes
5576 1974-1975 74-75-0455 Greenwood N/A Retired
5577 1974-1975 74-75-0456 Greenwood N/A Retired
5578 1974-1975 74-75-0457 Greenwood N/A Retired
5579 1974-1975 74-75-0458 Greenwood N/A Retired
5580 Toronto Transit Commission 5580.jpg 1974-1975 74-75-0459 Greenwood February 2003 Retired
Late 2011.
5581 1974-1975 74-75-0460 Greenwood February 2003 Retired
Late 2011.
5582 1974-1975 74-75-0461 Greenwood N/A Retired
5583 1974-1975 74-75-0462a Greenwood N/A Retired
5584 1974-1975 74-75-0463 Greenwood N/A Retired
5585 1974-1975 74-75-0464 Greenwood N/A Retired
5586 1974-1975 74-75-0465 Greenwood N/A
Retired

Sent to Future Enterprises for scrap, February 2009

5587 1974-1975 74-75-0466 Greenwood N/A Retired
5588 1974-1975 74-75-0467 Greenwood N/A Retired
5589 1974-1975 74-75-0468 Greenwood N/A Retired
5590 1974-1975 74-75-0469 Greenwood N/A
Retired

Listed for disposal, December 2009

5591 1974-1975 74-75-0470 Greenwood N/A
Retired

Listed for disposal, December 2009

5592 1974-1975 74-75-0471 Greenwood N/A Retired
5593 1974-1975 74-75-0472 Greenwood N/A Retired
5594 1974-1975 74-75-0473 Greenwood January 2003
Retired

Converted to work car RT-64

5595 1974-1975 74-75-0474 Greenwood January 2003
Retired

Converted to work car RT-65

5596 1974-1975 74-75-0475 Greenwood N/A Retired
5597 1974-1975 74-75-0476 Greenwood N/A Retired
5598 1974-1975 74-75-0477 Greenwood N/A
Retired

Stored at north end of Wilson Yard.

5599 1974-1975 74-75-0478 Greenwood N/A
Retired

Stored at north end of Wilson Yard.

5600 Toronto Transit Commission 5600-a.jpg 1974-1975 74-75-0479 Greenwood May 2003 Retired
January 2012
Interior View
5601 Toronto Transit Commission 5601-a.jpg 1974-1975 74-75-0480 Greenwood May 2003 Retired
January 2012
5602 1974-1975 74-75-0481 Greenwood February 2002
Retired
August 2011

Sold to Carleton University in October 2011.

5603 1974-1975 74-75-0482 Greenwood February 2002
Retired
August 2011

Sent to Future Enterprises for scrap in September 2011

5604 1974-1975 74-75-0483 Greenwood Not rebuilt Retired
June 2006
5605 1974-1975 74-75-0484 Greenwood Not rebuilt
Retired
June 2006

Sent to Future Enterprises for scrap in November 2007

5606 Toronto Transit Commission 5606-a.jpg 1974-1975 74-75-0485 Greenwood May 2002 Retired
January 2012
5607 1974-1975 74-75-0486 Greenwood May 2002
Retired

Sent to Future Enterprises for scrap in June 2012.

Featured in "Total Recall"

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5608 1974-1975 74-75-0487 Greenwood Not rebuilt Retired
June 2006
5609 1974-1975 74-75-0488 Greenwood Not rebuilt
Retired
June 2006

Converted to work car RT-14(:4)

5610 1974-1975 74-75-0489 Greenwood August 2002 Retired
January 27, 2012
5611 1974-1975 74-75-0490 Greenwood August 2002 Retired
January 27, 2012
5612 1974-1975 74-75-0491 Greenwood N/A Retired
5613 1974-1975 74-75-0492 Greenwood N/A Retired
5614 1974-1975 74-75-0493 Greenwood N/A Retired
5615 1974-1975 74-75-0494 Greenwood N/A Retired
5616 1974-1975 74-75-0495 Greenwood Not rebuilt
Retired
2004

Converted to work car RT-62

5617 1974-1975 74-75-0496 Greenwood Not rebuilt
Retired
2004

Converted to work car RT-63

5618 1974-1975 74-75-0497 Greenwood N/A Retired
5619 1974-1975 74-75-0498 Greenwood N/A Retired
5620 1974-1975 74-75-0499 Greenwood N/A Retired
5621 1974-1975 74-75-0500 Greenwood N/A Retired
5622 Toronto Transit Commission 5622-a.jpg 1974-1975 74-75-0501 Greenwood February 2003
Retired
January 27, 2012

Converted to work car, later renumbered RT-68(:2)

5623 Toronto Transit Commission 5623-a.jpg 1974-1975 74-75-0502 Greenwood February 2003 Retired
January 27, 2012
5624 1974-1975 74-75-0503 Greenwood April 2003 Retired
November 2011
5625 1974-1975 74-75-0504 Greenwood April 2003 Retired
November 2011
5626 1974-1975 74-75-0505 Greenwood March 2003 Retired
August 2011
5627 1974-1975 74-75-0506 Greenwood March 2003
Retired
August 2011

Sent to Future Enterprises for scrap in September 2011

5628 1974-1975 74-75-0507 Greenwood Retired
5629 1974-1975 74-75-0508 Greenwood Retired
5630 1974-1975 74-75-0509 Greenwood August 2002 Retired
August 2011
5631 1974-1975 74-75-0510 Greenwood August 2002
Retired
August 2011

Sent to Future Enterprises for scrap in September 2011.

5632 1974-1975 74-75-0511 Greenwood March 2003
Retired

Sighted at Future Enterprises in January 2012.

5633 1974-1975 74-75-0512 Greenwood March 2003 Retired
5634 1974-1975 74-75-0513 Greenwood Not rebuilt
Retired

Converted to work car RT-57

5635 1974-1975 74-75-0514 Greenwood Not rebuilt
Retired

Converted to work car RT-58

5636 1974-1975 74-75-0515 Greenwood Not rebuilt
Retired

Converted to work car RT-60

5637 1974-1975 74-75-0516 Greenwood Not rebuilt
Retired

Converted to work car RT-61

5638 Toronto Transit Commission 5638-a.jpg 1974-1975 74-75-0517 Greenwood June 2001
Retired
September 2011

Converted to work car, later renumbered RT-66(:2)

5639 1974-1975 74-75-0518 Greenwood June 2001 Retired
September 2011
5640 1974-1975 74-75-0519 Greenwood Not rebuilt Retired
June 2006
5641 1974-1975 74-75-0520 Greenwood Not rebuilt Retired
June 2006
5642 1974-1975 74-75-0521 Greenwood October 2002 Retired
5643 1974-1975 74-75-0522 Greenwood October 2002
Retired

Sighted at Future Enterprises in January 2012.

5644 1974-1975 74-75-0523 Greenwood December 2002 Retired
Late 2011
5645 1974-1975 74-75-0524 Greenwood December 2002 Retired
Late 2011
5646 1974-1975 74-75-0525 Greenwood April 2002 Retired
Late Summer 2011
5647 1974-1975 74-75-0526 Greenwood April 2002 Retired
Late Summer 2011

Sold to Carleton University in October 2011.

Listed on GC Surplus in 2019.
5648 1974-1975 74-75-0527 Greenwood October 2002 Retired
January 2012
5649 Toronto Transit Commission 5649-a.jpg 1974-1975 74-75-0528 Greenwood October 2002 Retired
January 2012
Used in 2011 Manulife Financial commercial.
5650 Toronto Transit Commission 5650-a.jpg 1974-1975 74-75-0529 Greenwood January 2002 Retired
January 27, 2012
5651 Toronto Transit Commission 5651-a.jpg 1974-1975 74-75-0530 Greenwood January 2002 Retired
January 27, 2012
5652 1974-1975 74-75-0531 Greenwood December 2001 Retired
Late 2011
5653 Toronto Transit Commission 5653-b.jpg 1974-1975 74-75-0532 Greenwood December 2001 Retired
Late 2011
5654 1974-1975 74-75-0533 Greenwood November 2001 Retired
Dec 2011/Jan 2012
5655 1974-1975 74-75-0534 Greenwood November 2001 Retired
Dec 2011/Jan 2012
5656 Toronto Transit Commission 5656-a.jpg 1974-1975 74-75-0535 Greenwood November 2001 Retired
January 2012
5657 1974-1975 74-75-0536 Greenwood November 2001 Retired
January 2012
5658 1974-1975 74-75-0537 Greenwood September 2001
Retired
November 2011

Sighted at Future Enterprises in January 2012.

5659 1974-1975 74-75-0538 Greenwood September 2001 Retired
November 2011
5660 1974-1975 74-75-0539 Greenwood August 2001 Retired
Late 2011 after left in storage at Greenwood Yard
5661 1974-1975 74-75-0540 Greenwood August 2001 Retired
Late 2011 after left in storage at Greenwood Yard
5662 Toronto Transit Commission 5662-a.jpg 1974-1975 74-75-0541 Greenwood July 2001 Retired
January 2012
5663 Toronto Transit Commission 5663-a.jpg 1974-1975 74-75-0542 Greenwood July 2001 Retired
January 2012

See also