Hamilton Street Railway – The Electric Years – 1892 to 1994


A brief history of the Hamilton Street Railway, one of Canada’s first electric streetcar systems.

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The Hamilton Street Railway was one of the first electric streetcar systems in Canada. When electric trolley buses were retired in 1992, and the system dismantled in 1994, it marked the end of over 100 years of service. Rare 30s B&W; film from Art Ellis & 50s colour film from John Mills capture the action. David Ashley’s 60s movies & Jeff Marinoff’s 70s movies chronicle the last days of the Can-Car Brill trolley coaches and the introduction of the Western Flyer ETBs Produced, Edited, and Narrated by Ray Neilson. DVD 30 minutes © 1994/2002/2006