Ottawa's Streetcars Removed 50 Years Ago.





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Uploaded on Apr 30, 2009

This is a special commemorative video of the 50th anniversary of the end of the streetcar system in Ottawa Canada.

Source and permission to use the video is from Raymond Langlois.

It has some never-seen-before footage taken WAY back in the 1950's of Ottawa Streetcars in action. It was taken by Lucien Dauphinais, a Montreal Tramways streetcar
operator, who came up to Ottawa on numerous occasions during the 1950's with his 8mm film movie camera. Some of the colour footage is a little fuzzy, but it is still useful as it shows the street scenes in the late 1950s in Ottawa. Includes Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter scenes .

It also has scenes of the 1000 series streetcars in Ottawa, rare because only 4 of this type were made, and they were withdrawn from service some time before the end of the streetcar era in 1959.

Regular venue Streetcar service in Ottawa came to on April 30, 1959.

There was a final farewell parade of Ottawa streetcars held on May 2, 1959.

Some Ottawa streetcars (most of which were made in Ottawa by the Ottawa Car Company) can be found in various museums in North America. Most Notably: Expo Rail in Delson, Quebec (South of Montreal), the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport Maine, and the Museum of Science and Technology in Ottawa. There are also the body of OTC streetcar 905, as well as the trucks and body of OTC streetcar 696 at the main OC Transpo Garage in Ottawa. Hopefully both of these streetcars will be fully restored at some time in near future.


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