The era of streetcars and interurbans in Winnipeg, 1881 to 1955

  • 100 Pages
  • 4.76 MB
  • English
H. W. Blake , Winnipeg
Street-railroads, Electric railroads, Pictorial
LC ClassificationsTF 727 W77 B6312 1974
The Physical Object
Paginationca. 100 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26544036M

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Only sixty years ago, Brian K. Darragh was still driving a streetcar: the very last in service. Now he recounts his experiences in The Streetcars of Winnipeg - Our Forgotten Heritage. Darragh uses a holistic approach to history, using the streetcar as the baseline for the progress of technology that reshaped Winnipeg and eventually left the streetcars – and their drivers – behind.

Gathering and ceremony to acknowledge the end of the streetcar era in Winnipeg, Septem Photo courtesy of the Winnipeg Transit Photo Archive Collection. Sunday afternoon one wooden car # built ina sweeper built inand our two newest cars # and built in dead headed to Polo Park and were the last.

Canadian Streetcar and Transit Books - Want List There are many more books wanted than appear on this first list. If a book is not on the second, "Have" list, and it's about transit in Canada or a Canadian city or region, then I am probably interested in buying it.

The following first list contains a few titles I know of and am looking for. Credit: Winnipeg Transit Photo Archive Collection. Note: This photograph appears in colour on the endpapers of John Baker's book Winnipeg's Electric Transit (Railfare Enterprises, ).

John dated the photo to Mayand credited William E. Robertson. (above) Winnipeg Electric Company streetcar Location: westbound on Redwood Avenue. Full of fascinating photos, The Streetcars of Winnipeg - Our Forgotten Heritage, published through FriesenPress, recounts nearly 73 years of Winnipeg's history through the streetcar service.

This focused perspective recreates a history of Canada's third-largest city at the turn of the century, through the Great Depression, and into the modern era.

Plan Winnipeg - the Greater Winnipeg Development Plan - Draft By-law /81 - August Winnipeg Urban Issues: 6: a: coil: Bernie Wolfe collection: Plan Winnipeg Vision: A Long Range Policy Plan for Citry Council: Winnipeg Urban Issues: 6: a: booklet: City of Winnipeg: Plan Winnipeg Vision: Preliminary Draft: Winnipeg.

In that time the streetcars supported the growth of the city topeople by becoming the third largest city in Canada.

Writing this book has brought back many fond memories of those days. The last Winnipeg streetcar book was written by the late John Baker 32 years ago.

It’s about time for s: 2. Smiling Man By Nicolai Fechin ,limited Edition Print Signed In Pencil $1, Joseph Fernand Henri Leger French, mps t • The Winnipeg streetcar system was the last in Western Canada. As of the only Canadian transit authority still using streetcars was the Toronto Transit Commission, with cars.

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Over 60 years have passed since the last streetcar graced the streets of Winnipeg on Septem Giving way to diesel buses at a time when fuel was cheap and flexibility was prioritized, little thought was given to the old streetcars' historical significance or.

Winnipeggers boarded the city's streetcars for the last time on Sept. 19,According to local historian George Siamandas, horse-drawn streetcars debuted in Winnipeg in Within a.

"Traffic engineers are dry-eyed over the streetcars' farewell" read the Free Press headline the day the last streetcar ran in Winnipeg. A city traffic engineer quoted in the Sept.

17,   Streetcars were the main mode of public transportation in Winnipeg from the s untilwhen they got replaced with trolley buses. Much expansion depended on. Street railways (also known as streetcars or trams) began operation in Canada during the era of horse-powered local transportation, expanded rapidly with electrification, shrank with a public policy switch in favour of rubber-tired vehicles, and recently re-emerged as light rail a simple, robust technology, street railways have had a profound impact on our society, not only as a.

For the numbers of jitneys between andsee "'Jitney' Threat to Transit System: 'Cabs' On Streets", Winnipeg Tribune, Septemp. 41 (included in a special section on the history of Winnipeg Transit commemorating the replacement of streetcars by buses).

The building towered over its neighbors until the boom ofwhen several tall structures were erected nearby. The Caldwell was reduced to two storeys by a fire, was refaced in the s, eventually confiscated by the City of Winnipeg for unpaid taxes, and ultimately demolished to make way for a parking lot in   It’s leaky and battered now, but one of Winnipeg’s original streetcars is on its way back to its former glory.

Streetcar first hit the city's streets in and was on the road until That’s the year the city sold off its fleet of electric streetcars in favour of the new trolley model and Streetcar wound up in storage.

The only history books I am aware of covering Winnipeg Transit are: Baker, John E., Winnipeg's Electric Transit: The Story of Winnipeg's Streetcars and Trolley Busses, Railfare Enterprises Limited, West Hill (Ontario), Blake, Herbert W., The Era of Streetcars in Winnipeg: toself-published by H.

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Blake, Winnipeg (Manitoba),   Streetcar and electric transportation in the urban environment in Winnipeg. Visit and The history of Winnipeg comprises its initial population by Aboriginal peoples through its settlement by Europeans to the present day. The first forts were built on the future site of Winnipeg in the s, followed by the Selkirk Settlement in Winnipeg was incorporated as a city in and experienced dramatic growth in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The Era of Interurbans in Winnipeg, Suburban Rapid Transit Company ; Winnipeg Selkirk & Lake Winnipeg Railway Company Winnipeg: Herbert W. Blake, Stapled paperback. B&W Photographs. Some age toning and rubbing to cover.

Otherwise fine. Near Fine. $ Blake, Herbert W. The Era of Streetcars in. On the 19th of September, it will be 60 years since the last streetcar made it’s final run through Winnipeg’s well known Portage and Main.

Even our oldest daughter in her mid fifties never had a chance to see a Winnipeg streetcar operating, /5(1). Inthe City of Winnipeg celebrated its 75th anniversary.

From tothe face of public transit changed many times, but one face that changed very little was that of Tom Flood (pictured right). For 50 years, Tom Flood worked as a motorman before finally retiring in September 18th, was the last day street cars ran in.

Streetcar sculpture marks years of Bloody Saturday on Main Street It's one of the most significant moments of the Winnipeg General Strike and now it's memorialized years later. Blake, H. W. The Era of Streetcars and Interurbans in Winnipeg to (Winnipeg, ).

Bobrick, Benson. Labyrinths of Iron: A History of the World's Subways. New York: Newsweek Books, pp. Cheape, Charles W. Moving the Masses: Urban Public Transit in New York, Boston and Philadelphia, Transportation Map of Winnipeg showing Streetcar, Trolley and Bus Routes ( MB) Manitoba Highway Map ( MB) Manitoba Highway Map ( MB).Winnipeg's garment trade was taking off in when a garment worker's strike brought production to a halt on Feb 25 Winnipeg's Rag Trade boomed, while warehousing declined in Winnipeg's s.

Starting as small family enterprises run by Jewish tailors, by the garment trade had become Manitoba's second largest industry.