85 classic photos of Montreal streetcars will leave you dreaming until Friday

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  Streetcar, road and the Canadian National Railway tracks met at the Victoria Bridge, which was still a toll bridge in 1954. There was a walkway on bridge and the woman may have walked over. The is going to the terminus at the bottom of McGill.  The catenary (a U-shaped curved wire) for electric locomotives from Central Station to PSC Shops and coach yard sits out of frame to the right. It's still there today at the entry to the Victoria Bridge. The locomotive shown is a Montreal Locomotive Works diesel.

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MSC Train facing East in front of MSC Station on now Marguerite D'Youville and Mc Gill SW Corner.On other side of Intersection is a Montreal Tramways 2-Man car ( Green ) preparing to turn to it's Right/North onto Mc Gill. This loop is end of the line for Tramways Routes using it.


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MSC Train facing East in front of MSC Station on now Marguerite D'Youville and Mc Gill SW Corner


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MSC train spotted in spur parallel to Soeurs Grise, looking South to Harbour. Two Marker Lamps indicate 'Rear of Train' in Train Order Operation. MSC Trains operated on Schedules and Train Orders as 'Real' Trains did, unlike most Tramways cars in City operations.

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 MacKayville. Car 8 leaves Wye facing towards St Lambert. Note brass whistle above front windows.

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Northbound Blue Bonnets streetcar just past the crossover the Southward Track and the curved spur into Blue Bonnets Raceway to the West/ Right..Jean Talon/Harold Cummings/Namur is just to the South with a road entrance to B B off West end of street just West of Decarie, the latter out of frame to left. The Tramways Trestle over the CPR to Vezina can be seen in distance.


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  Soutbound streetcar having just crossed road at West end of Jean Talon/Namur into Blue Bonnets. Crossover for streetcars into BB can be seen behind, with spur diverging to West/Left in distance.


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 MTC PCC cars piled up for scrapping at St. Lawrence Iron and Metal South of Dickson in the East End.  There are some autobusses and Work Equipment, also, in 1963.


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 No 4 Westbound car on Rte 91 Lachine at St Pierre ( Bascule Bridge )


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 Youville Shops near the end.



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Route 17 Cartierville Terminus


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Tram southbound on trestle over CPR tracks west of Decarie



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PCC streetcar with Garland Terminus powerhouse to the right (6310 Decarie

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M&SC trolley near McGill Street, Old Montreal

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Lachine 91 Streetcar at Stoney Point Terminus 5, the streetcar is facing South on 44 th. Ave in the tail of the Wye at Lachine, with Broadway crossing East/West in front of car. The post 1951 crest is visible on car side. The car will then 'leave', turning left/East onto Broadway and thence back to downtown Montreal. This part of the Lachine line was discontinued in Nov. 1954, the service then being cut back to Notre Dame and 6th. by Dominion Bridge.


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Streetcar southbound on the Glen

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-Streetcar at Mount Royal Blvd. and Hutchison, camera facing west.

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-Streetcar route 40 at l'Archevesque stop, Montreal North

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Route 54 Rosemont


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Mount Royal Street

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Decarie Street in Ville St. Laurent or Cartierville

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 Jean Talon car barn

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Papineau

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Hochelaga Car bar 1911.

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Golden Chariot observation car launched in 1905, outside the Place Viger Hotel

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New line starts on Sherbrooke West from NDG to Montreal West, August 13, 1908.

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New line opens on Westmount Avenue, 1904.


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Victoria and St. Catherine February 9, 1904.


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Bleury Street 1904.

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High tech snow clearing c. 1900

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Clearing snow for the tram on St. Catherine 1902.

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Hochelaga Car Barn 1899.


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Place D'Armes 1896.

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Early open electric car, 1893.

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Streetcar exclusive right-of-way facing south between Queen Mary Road and Cote St. Luc Road. A few maps erroneously show this as "Girouard" since it does connect directly to it.

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"Southern Counties" streetcar parked near Youville Square, Old Montreal. Before the line was terminated, it traversed the eastern side of the Victoria Bridge.

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Streetcar passes Forum night of 1955 hockey riots

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Two Man Car. Rte. 58 Wellington.

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  St. James, east of Mansfield

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Northeast from the corner of St. James West and Little Craig. Little Craig was a short one-block diagonal street connecting St. James with Craig. Until about 1953 it had streetcar tracks. The street itself eventually disappeared as University was extended southward. The westbound streetcar in the photo was one of the ones bought second hand from the U.S. by the Montreal Tramways Company to augment their fleet during the Second World War. The cars were known for having leather upholstered seats instead of the usual rattan seats in Montreal streetcars.


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 Outside the Grand Trunk Railway's Bonaventure Station near Peel and St James, August 1907. 

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St Denis 1937


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Source: coolopolis

85 classic photos of Montreal streetcars will leave you dreaming until Friday