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A chronicle of streetcar history in North America's big cities. With footage of transit systems from a by gone era. Featuring various types of PCC (Presidents' Conference Committee) cars, Peter Witt's, and other types of streetcars. Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver in Canada. Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, Cleveland, Los Angeles, and many more, in the USA.

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  1. Blaine Hays - Philadelphia Streetcars RTE.15 - Girard ave.

    Author & film maker Blaine Hays takes us onboard an exclusive chartered PCC to see the sights & sounds of the 15-Girard Line in the summer of 1992.

    $20.00
  2. Boston Trolley's Part 3 - From PCCs to LRVs

    A farewell to the Type 5 cars opens the video followed by scenes of the various types of PCCs that ran in Boston. Movies from the 50's & 60's of the Boston College;Beacon; Riverside;Watertown; & Arborway-Huntington Lines are featured.
    $25.00
  3. Boston Trolleys - Part Two - From the Early Years to the 1960's

    The development of Boston's street car network through the years to the late 1960s. Art Ellis, Foster Palmer, Kevin Farrell & Bob FitzGerald‟s movies, show Boston Trolleys through the years to the late 1960s. Also included are Foster Palmer‟s Blue Hill Line film in 3 WaysTo Mattapan & much more.
    $25.00
  4. Chicago Streetcar & Elevated Lines

    A look at Foster Palmer, Lewis Swanson, Ivor Walsh, & stock films from the 1950‟s of the CSL & CTA lines. Foster Palmer took movies from 1952 to 1956 of the Green Hornets & the “L”.
    $25.00
  5. Cleveland Trolleys - Final Years

    Rare B&W Movies of Cleveland Transit System taken in the mid-40's and early 1950‟s as well as color 16mm films capture the trolleys in their final days on Cleveland streets before the Rapid Transit era.
    $25.00
  6. Farewell to Toronto's PCCs

    Dec.8,1995 regular PCC service in Toronto ended.The TTC put PCCs on 504,505 & 506 routes and video captures this action plus, the last official trip, last revenue run on 506 , storage at Wychwood Barns & other hilghlites of PCC service in Toronto. (no narration, titled)(background audio only)
    $25.00
  7. Foster Palmer's Boston Trolleys

    Foster Palmer moved to Boston in 1938. He lived in Watertown when this video was made in 1997. He passed away there in 2001. In 1948 he began shooting 16mm color and black & white movies of the Type 4s, Center Entrance, Type 5s and the PCC cars. These films capture the beauty & splendor of old time Boston. The automobiles, buildings, & scenery are a backdrop to the trolley action that is shown.
    $25.00
  8. Halton County Radial Railway's 25th Anniversary

    Since its formation in 1953, the OERHA has promoted the preservation of historic electric railcars. This video highlights the formation of the streetcar museum and shows how volunteers, over the years, have made it Canada's premiere operating Electric Railway Museum.
    $20.00
  9. 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.
    $15.00
  10. Historic Open Car #327 returns to Toronto for the TTC’s 80th birthday

    On September 6th.2001 the TTC celebrated its 80th year of operations. Follow historic open replica car 327 as it travels on the former Belt Line for the first time in 50 years.
    $25.00
  11. Milwaukee City Streetcars

    The city streetcar system was part of a larger electric railway network that served the area. Featured are routes 10 & 11 plus scenes of the training track & the Lakeside Power Plant shuttle
    $25.00
  12. PCCs on Parade - Part 1 - The Big East

    The President's Conference Committee Car or PCC for short, represents the most important development in streetcar technology in this century. 5,000 were built for use in the United States & Canada from 1936 to 1952. Ivor Walsh, Jim Borland, John Mills, and John Prophet's color film captures PCCs in Brooklyn, Pittsburgh, Boston, Washington, Philadelphia, Montreal, Johnstown, and New Jersey.
    $25.00
  13. PCCs on Parade - Part 2 - America's Heartland

    Shows the PCCs in Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, St. Louis, Shaker Heights, Cleveland, Cincinnati, & Toronto.
    $25.00
  14. PCCs on Parade - Part 3 - The Golden West

    The Golden West“ has the west coast PCCs running in Dallas, Ft. Worth, El Paso, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Mexico City, Tampico and Vancouver.
    $25.00
  15. Philadelphia Steetcars - Part I - From PRT to PTC

    At one time this city had one of the largest streetcar fleets in the world. From PRT to SEPTA, this video tells the history of Philly trolleys from their early years in photos, to the 1930s B&W film, color in the 1950s to the 1980s plus video of the short lived PCC Welcome Trolley Line.
    $25.00
  16. Philadelphia Trolleys - Part Two - From PTC to SEPTA

    Philadelphia once had America's largest trolley system. By the end of the 20th century the network had been reduced to the South West subway-surface routes. Shown are the last years of PTC era & the birth of SEPTA.
    $25.00
  17. Roncesvalles 1895 - 1995 100th Anniversary

    For 100 years, Roncesvalles Division has operated electric streetcars in Toronto's west end. Vintage B&W and colour movies trace the history of some of the routes, and video captures some of the current milestones. Jack Knowles, TTC Historian, narrates.
    $20.00
  18. San Francisco’s Market Street “F” Line

    In 1993 Muni decided that PCCs would be used on the new Market St. ‘F‟ line. 14 ex-Philly PCCs were rebuilt & outfitted in the livery of the various cities which ran them. Also shown is vintage 1960s cable cars, PCCs, & ETBs, & present day LTVS & artic Flyer ETBs .
    $25.00
  19. Streetcars of Montreal - Tramways de Montreal

    The late Omer Lavalee narrates John Mills, & Fred Angus’ color film of the glory days of Montreal streetcars.Denis Latour & motorman Lucien Dauphinais also relate their memories.Scenes of Montreal’s famous Observation Cars, MU trains, home made cars & PCCs of the Montreal Tramways Company are seen. (60min,B&W,colour ,DVD) Areas Featured in the video: Craig Terminal # 23 - St Denis Line # 40 - Montreal North Notre Dame # 91 - Lachine Cote St. Paul # 5 - Ontario St. Line Davidson St Line Mountain LIne (Mont Royal) # 17 - Cartierville Sherbrooke St Place D'Armes
    $30.00
  20. The Bloor-Danforth Line

    Toronto's premier East-West streetcar line began service in 1921 and was extended in 1923 from Lansdowne to Luttrell Loop. Later the line was extended west to Jane Loop. In 1938 PCC service began and ran until the E-W subway was opened in 1966. Take a trip down the line with former motorman & author Bill Hood as he relates his memories.
    $25.00
  21. The Niagara, St. Catharines, & Toronto Railway - The Little System that Could

    The Niagara, St. Catharines & Toronto Railway had steamships, passenger & freight operations local & interurban street cars, buses & even an amusement park making it one of the most diversified systems in Canada.

    $25.00
  22. The PCC Era - Toronto's Red Rockets

    This video is a chronicle of 50 years of PCC’s running in Toronto. PCCs were introduced in Toronto in 1938. Multiple Unit operation began in 1949, and helped ease congestion as the subway was being built. By the 1950s, Toronto had the largest fleet in North America. The fleet slowly wethered away from the 1980s until finally being retired in November 1995.
    $25.00
  23. The TTC Story - The First 75 Years

    For 75 years, the TTC has provided safe, reliable, service to Toronto's riding public. Mike Filey introduces this two hour video, which hi-lites, from a fan point of view, the transit events that are the most fondly remembered.
    $25.00
  24. Toronto's Carlton 506 Line

    Toronto's Carlton is one of the city‟s major cross town route. Featured films are from the 1950s.60s,70s & video from the 1980s, 90s & 2000s. Several trips along the line show the changes over the years.
    $25.00
  25. Toronto's Lansdowne Carhouse 1911-1996

    Constructed in 1911, Lansdowne Carhouse has served West Toronto for 84 years until it was closed in February, 1996. B&W photos and color movies reflect its glorious past as a Streetcar, Trolleybus, and in 1992, a Diesel Division. Also included are the farewll ceremonies and last week of operation.
    $25.00
  26. Toronto's Peter Witts

    Toronto’s Peter Witt Streetcars were the backbone of the city’s transportation network from 1921 until their retirement in 1963. The first part of this presentation shows these cars in regular service in the 1950s and 1960s. Take a trip along the Bay Carline in 1942, and in 1963.
    $25.00
  27. Toronto's Spadina Line

    John Bromley‟s photos, vintage TTC film & shots of the Harbord PCCs. Operations on the 604 Harbourfont line, plus opening of the Spadina 510 line & TTS charter of 4500 on opening day. (60 min)
    $25.00
  28. Toronto's St. Clair Division

    Streetcars began service from this Division in 1913 when it was a CIVIC RAILWAY property. The TTC took over in 1921 and ran the BAY, DUPONT, ROGERS RD., OAKWOOD, FORT, BATHURST, ST.CLAIR & EARLSCOURT Lines from here until the carhouse was closed in the late 1970's.
    $25.00
  29. Toronto's Yonge Line - Trailer Trains to Subway

    GPS VIDEO highlights 100 years of trolley service on the Yonge line, featuring early 1920’s black and white film, as well as John Mills and Lewis Swanson’s 1950’s color 8mm film of the last days of the trailer trains. Also included is color film of the early days of Yonge subway service, and Toronto’s Gloucester subway cars are seen on a 1990 farewell charter. Ray Corley, transportation consultant and former motormen provides recollections of Toronto’s transportation history.
    $25.00
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