Ottawa Electric Railway

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On August 13, 1948, the City of Ottawa assumed control of the OER, its vehicles and properties. It was then renamed the Ottawa Transportation Commission.

Car Barns

  • Albert Barn
  • Champagne Barn
  • Cobourg Barn
  • Rockliffe Barn
  • 198 Middle Street (Snow truck garage)

Bus Roster

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
2-6 Ottawa Electric Railway 6-a.jpg 1924 Unknown manufacturer & model.
14 1927? Reo/Ottawa Car Company W
16 Reo/Ottawa Car Company W
19-20 1927 Reo/Ottawa Car Company W
  • 19 was used on Grey Line sightseeing.
  • 20 lettered "Miss Ottawa".
60 Ottawa Electric Railway 60-a.jpg 1938? Yellow Coach W Has Grey Line logo
90, 95 Ottawa Electric Railway 90-a.jpg 1934 AEC/Ottawa Car Company Ranger Rebuilt with a diesel engine in 1937.
101 Ottawa Electric Railway 101-a.jpg 1934 AEC Ranger
110 1920's AEC Ranger
120-126 Ottawa Electric Railway 121-a.jpg 1939 Mack CW Gas Manual
128 1940 Mack CW Gas Manual To Ottawa Transportation Commission same #.
130-136, 138-140 Ottawa Electric Railway 131-a.jpg 1941 Mack LD Gas
151-156, 158-161 Ottawa Electric Railway 155-a.jpg 1940 Ford 09B Gas To Ottawa Transportation Commission same #'s.
200 Ottawa Electric Railway 200-a.jpg 1934
  • Unknown manufacturer & model.
  • "Luxury Coach"
201-206, 208-216, 218-222 Ottawa Electric Railway 201-a.jpg 1945 CC&F C-36 To Ottawa Transportation Commission same #'s.
223-226, 228-232 1948 CC&F C-36 To Ottawa Transportation Commission same #'s.
300 Ottawa Electric Railway 300-a.jpg 1946 CC&F IC-41 To Ottawa Transportation Commission same #.

Streetcar

Passenger Cars

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Length Year Manufacturer Model/Type Trucks Notes
1-4 12' 1870 Stephenson STDE Closed Pedestals First Horsecar order. All retired 1893. #4 preserved by Canada Science & Tech Museum
5-6 12' 1870 Stephenson STDE Closed Pedestals Second Horsecar Order, all retired 1893.
7-8 12' 1877 Stephenson STDE Closed Pedestals Horsecars, #7 electrified as a test in 1893, unsuccessful and retired. #8 retired 1893.
9 12' 1884 Stephenson STDE Closed Pedestals Horsecar, retired 1893.
10 14' 1887 Stephenson STDE Closed Pedestals Horsecars
11-14 16' 1889 Stephenson STDE Closed Pedestals Horsecars, retired 1893.
26-27 24' 1891 Stephenson STDE Open Pedestals 7 bench horsecars
  • Both converted to electric trailers in 1893 & renumbered 218-219
35-36, 38-46, 48-52 28' 1892 Wylie STDE Closed ? Wood 2-man cars.
  • 35 & 39 combined together to form 541 in 1917.
  • 36 sold to Saskatoon in 1917.
  • 38 retired in 1897 after fatal accident.
  • 40 converted to work car in 1912.
  • 41 & 48 retired in 1932 and destroyed in 1932 Rockliffe Barn fire.
  • 42 retired in 1912.
  • 43 & 50 retired in 1914.
  • 44 & 52 combined together to form 544 in 1917.
  • 45 retired before 1925.
  • 46 converted to sand car in 1915.
  • 49 converted to sand car in 1924.
  • 51 converted to grinder hauler car in 1927.
53-54 28' 1894 Ottawa Car Company STDE Closed ? Wood 2-man car.
  • Combined together to form 542 in 1917.
55 28' 1895 Ottawa Car Company STDE Closed ? Wood 2-man car.
  • Combined with 56 to form 543 in 1917.
56, 58-64 28' 1896 Ottawa Car Company STDE Closed ? Wood 2-man cars.
  • 56 combined with 55 to form 543 in 1917.
  • 58 wrecked in accident January 1908, parts reused on work car 38.
  • 59 retired in 1914.
  • 60 combined with 62 or 64 to form 540 in 1917.
  • 61 retired in 1927.
  • 63 retired in 1912.
65-66, 68-69, 80-83 30' 1897 Ottawa Car Company STDE Closed ? Wood 2-man cars.
  • 66 converted to rail grinder car 6 in 1928.
  • 80 renumbered to 516 in 1919.
  • 65, 68-69, 81-83 retired 1932 and destroyed in 1932 Rockliffe Barn fire.
84-86, 88-90 30' 1898 Ottawa Car Company STDE Closed ? Wood 2-man cars.
  • 85 converted to instruction car in 1930.
  • 88 converted to weed sprayer car in 1937.
  • 84, 86, 89-90 retired 1932 and destroyed in 1932 Rockliffe Barn fire and 86 scrapped 1942?.
91-92 28' 1901 Ottawa Car Company STDE Closed ? Wood 2-man cars.
  • Both combined to form 545 in 1921.
93-96, 98-99 30' 1905 Ottawa Car Company STDE Closed ? Wood 2-man cars.
  • 95 retired in 1914.
  • 93-94, 96, 98-99 retired in 1932,
  • 93-94, 96 & 98 destroyed in 1932 Rockliffe Barn fire and 99 scrapped 1942?.
100-106 30' 1906 Ottawa Car Company STDE Closed ? Wood 2-man cars.
  • 102 renumbered 518 in 1919, remaining retired in 1927.
108-116, 118-120 30' 1907 Ottawa Car Company STDE Closed ? Wood 2-man cars.
  • 111 retired before 1919, remaining retired in 1927.
121-122 30' 1908 Preston STDE Closed ? Wood 2-man cars.
  • Both retired in 1927.
200-201? ? 1893-97 ? ? ? Wood trailers
202 40' 1897 Ottawa Car Company DTDE Closed Taylor Wood 2-man baggage/passenger car.
  • Converted in 1899 to full passenger car.
  • Destroyed Feb 1908 by fire at Holland Junction.
203-204 50' 1900 Ottawa Car Company DTDE Closed Taylor Wood 2-man cars.
  • 204 renamed "Duchess of Cornwall & York" for 1901 Royal Tour.
  • Both rebuilt in 1909 with Brill 27 FE-1 trucks.
  • Both retired in 1932 and destroyed in 1937 Rockliffe Barn fire.
206, 208-216 28' before 1894 Ottawa Car Company STDE Open Wood 2-man cars with 9 benches.
  • 206 & 208 retired in 1912.
  • 209 destroyed in 1902.
  • 210-216 retired around 1911.
218-219 24' 1891 Ottawa Car Company ST Open Wood trailer cars with 7 benches.
  • Ex horsecars 26-27.
  • Rretired before 1911.
220-226, 228-230 28' 1894 Ottawa Car Company STDE Open Wood 2-man cars with 9 benches.
  • 220-226 retired around 1911, 228-230 retired before 1917.
231-236, 238-241 26' 1891-1892 Wylie or Patterson & Corbin STDE Open Wood 2-man cars with 10 benches.
  • Ex 8-17.
  • 239 destroyed in Albert Barn collapse in Feb 1903.
  • 238 & 240 retired before 1904, 231 & 233-236 retired 1910-11.
  • 232 & 241 were retired in 1925 but remained on property until 1927.
  • 232 & 241 damaged in 1927 Rockliffe Barn fire and scrapped.
242-246, 248 31' 1898 Ottawa Car Company STDE Open Wood 2-man cars with 10 benches.
  • Retired in 1925 but remained on property until 1927.
  • 243-244, 246 & 248 damaged in 1927 Rockliffe Barn fire and scrapped.
249-256 31' 1901 Ottawa Car Company STDE Open Wood 2-man cars with 10 benches.
  • Retired in 1925 but remained on property until 1927.
  • 249 in 1927 Rockliffe Barn fire and scrapped.
258-266, 268-269, 280 31' 1905 Ottawa Car Company STSE Open Brill 21-E Wood 2-man cars with 10 benches.
  • Left side enclosed in ?.
  • 258-263, 265-266, 268, 280 retired Sept 1927.
  • 264 & 269 rebuilt as snow cars 205-206 in 1931.
  • All damaged in Rockliffe Barn fire and scrapped.
281-286, 288-293 31' 1906 Ottawa Car Company STSE Open Brill 21-E Wood 2-man cars with 10 benches.
  • Left side enclosed in ?.
  • 281-284, 288-290 & 293 retired June-Sept 1927.
  • 285-286 & 291-292 rebuilt as snow cars 208-211 in 1931.
  • All damaged in Rockliffe Barn fire and scrapped.
312-315 50' 1900 Ottawa Car Company DTSE Open Taylor Wood 2-man cars.
  • 312-314 rebuilt as a closed car with Brill 27 FE-1 trucks in 1909.
  • 315 rebuilt as a closed car with Ottawa Car Company trucks in 1909
  • All converted to PAYE in 1916.
  • 312-315 retired in 1932 but 312-314 remained until 1934.
  • 315 damaged in 1937 Rockliffe Barn fire and scrapped
500, 502-506, 508-515 31' 1908 Ottawa Car Company STSE Closed Brill 21-E Wood 2-man cars.
  • Rebuilt in 1926 from PAYE to PAYL and lengthened to 33' 8".
  • All off active roster in 1932.
  • 500 scrapped 1933.
  • 502-06, 508-515 damaged in June 1937 Rockliffe Barn fire and scrapped.
520-526, 528-36, 538-539 45' 3" 1911 Ottawa Car Company DTSE Closed Brill 27-FE-1 Wood 2-man cars.
  • Rebuilt 1925-27 with several improvements and 520 renumbered 650.
  • All off active roster in 1932.
  • 521, 523-526, 528, 530-532, 534-535 & 538 scrapped 1933-34.
  • Remaining cars damaged in June 1937 Rockliffe Barn fire and scrapped.
540 40' 10" 1896 Ottawa Car Company DTSE Closed Brill 27-FE-1 Wood 2-man car.
  • Built in 1917 from combining cars 60 & 62 or 64.
  • Damaged in Sept 1932 Rockliffe Barn fire and scrapped.
541 40' 10" 1892 Ottawa Car Company DTSE Closed Brill 27-FE-1 Wood 2-man car.
  • Built in 1917 from combining cars 35 & 39.
  • Damaged in Sept 1932 Rockliffe Barn fire and scrapped.
542 40' 10" 1894 Ottawa Car Company DTSE Closed Brill 27-FE-1 Wood 2-man car.
  • Built in 1917 from combining cars 53 & 54.
  • Damaged in June 1937 Rockliffe Barn fire and scrapped.
543 40' 10" 1895-96 Ottawa Car Company DTSE Closed Brill 27-FE-1 Wood 2-man car.
  • Built in 1917 from combining cars 55 & 56.
  • Damaged in June 1937 Rockliffe Barn fire and scrapped.
544 40' 10" 1892 Ottawa Car Company DTSE Closed Brill 27-FE-1 Wood 2-man car.
  • Built in 1917 from combining cars 44 & 52.
  • Damaged in June 1937 Rockliffe Barn fire and scrapped.
545 40' 10" 1901 Ottawa Car Company DTSE Closed Brill 27-FE-1 Wood 2-man car.
  • Built in 1917 from combining cars 91 & 92.
  • Damaged in June 1937 Rockliffe Barn fire and scrapped.
600-606, 608-616, 618-621 45'3" 1913 Ottawa Car Company 600 Series Brill 27-FE-1 DTSE Closed steel 2-man cars.
  • Rebuilt & Renumbered in 1927 for 1 or 2-man operation and lengthened to 49'6".
  • 600-605 rn 651-656, 606 rn 658, 608-615 rn 659-666, 616 rn 668, 618 rn 669, 619-621 rn 680-682.
622-626, 628-632 45'3" 1915 Ottawa Car Company 600 Series Brill 27-FE-1 DTSE Closed steel 2-man cars.
  • Rebuilt & Renumbered in 1927 for 1 or 2-man operation and lengthened to 49'6".
  • 622-623 rn 683-684, 624-625 rn 693-694, 626 rn 685, 628 rn 695, 629 rn 686, 630-632 rn 688-690.
633-635 45'3" 1917 Ottawa Car Company 600 Series Brill 27-FE-1 DTSE Closed steel 2-man cars.
  • Rebuilt & Renumbered in 1927 for 1 or 2-man operation and lengthened to 49'6".
  • 634-635 rn 691-692, 633 rn 696.
650 49'6" 1911 Ottawa Car Company DTSE Closed Brill 27-FE-1 Ex 520.
  • Rebuilt in 1924 with steel sheeting over the wood body and lengthened.
  • Retired 1953.
651-656, 658-666, 668-669, 680-682 49'6" 1913 Ottawa Car Company 600 Series Brill 27-FE-1 Ex 600-606, 608-66, 618-621.
683-686, 688-690, 693-695 49'6" 1915 Ottawa Car Company 600 Series Brill 27-FE-1 Ex 622-23, 626, 629, 630-632, 624-625 & 628.
691-692, 696 49'6" 1917 Ottawa Car Company 600 Series Brill 27-FE-1 Ex 634-635 & 633.
800-801 30' 1924 Ottawa Car Company STSE Birney Brill 79-E Converted to STDE and renumbered 580-581 in 1924-25.
800-821 45'3" 1924-25 Ottawa Car Company 800 Series CC&F F-790 (Brill 77-E) DTSE Closed 1 or 2-man steel cars.
822-843 45'3" 1926 Ottawa Car Company 800 Series CC&F F-790 (Brill 77-E) DTSE Closed 1 or 2-man steel cars.
850-869, 880-881 45'3" 1927 Ottawa Car Company 800 Series CC&F F-790 (Brill 77-E) DTSE Closed 1 or 2-man steel cars.
850-869, 880-881 45'3" 1927 Ottawa Car Company 800 Series CC&F F-790 (Brill 77-E) DTSE Closed 1 or 2-man steel cars.
901-906,908-910 45'3" 1933 Ottawa Car Company 900 Series Brill 27-FE-1 DTSE Closed 1-man steel cars.
911-916,918-923 45'3" 1934 Ottawa Car Company 900 Series Brill 27-FE-1 DTSE Closed 1-man steel cars.
1000-1003 45'6" 1947 Ottawa Car Company 1000 Series Brill 77-E DTSE Closed 1-man steel cars.

Work Cars

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Length Year Manufacturer Model/Type Trucks Notes
1-3 Ottawa Electric Railway Workcar 1-a.jpg 22' ? Stephenson STDE Taylor Wood Mail car.
6(1) 22' 1891 Patterson & Corbin STDE Brill Wood car.
  • Converted from wrecked passenger car 27.
  • Retired before 1912.
6(2) 30' 1897 Ottawa Car Company STDE Taylor Wood rail grinder car.
  • Converted from passenger car 66 in 1928.
  • Retired in 1959 and preserved by Canadian Railway Museum.
14 33' 1908 Ottawa Car Company DTSE Taylor Wood motor flat car.
  • Retired before 1958.
15 34' 8" 1911 Russell DTSE Gould Crane car.
  • Converted from a snow plow.
  • Retired in 1959.
17 33' 1912 Ottawa Car Company DT Brill 27FE-1 Wood flat car.
  • Retired in 1958.
25(1) ? 1891 Patterson & Corbin STDE Brill Wood tower car.
  • Converted from passenger car 25 in 1903.
  • Destroyed by fire in 1923.
25(2) 31' 6" 1923 Ottawa Car Company STSE Taylor Wood Tower car.
  • Retired in 1959 and preserved by Shoreline Trolley Museum.
38 28' 1908 Ottawa Car Company ? Work car.
  • Parts from wrecked passenger car 58 in 1908.
  • Retired in ?.