Monday, August 1, 2011

Streetcar Museum/ My World


Streetcar fleet number 2894 built in 1923

Pass your mouse over the sepia photo to see the streetcar in colour.

This streetcar, built by the Ottawa Car Company, was retired in 1963, but....


stop, look and listen! In 1986 fleet number 2894 took on a second life...

Heading for the barn

at the Halton County Radial Railway, Milton, Ontario.

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I am linking to My World.

42 comments:

Leora said...

Very cool - your mouseover to color! Love the effect, and trolley cars are great nostalgia.

Kathy said...

Do they offer rides?

Kate said...

Wish we still had streetcars here! Like both photos, esp. the mouse-over. How did you do that?

Leif Hagen said...

I like your world, your Ontario! The railway car is "Postcard photo perfect!"

Tanya said...

oh i love both versions!!

see you there! said...

I like the lines of the streetcar, probably very modern at the time it was build.

You are just too clever with that mouse over thing.

Darla

Sandra said...

the sepia looks like way back when and the color like NOW. we did not have these in the south of USA

Jilly said...

Gorgeous train and how clever it is that the colour comes back. Thanks for including the html needed.

Lois Evensen said...

Wonderful images! I remember when we still had the streetcar tracks in the streets. The streetcars themselves had been gone, but it took years for the tracks to be paved over.

Halcyon said...

I love the sepia/color effect. I think I like the red version better though. :)

We took my MiL on the lock tour in Petersborough yesterday. She really enjoyed it. Thanks for the tip! :)

aka Penelope said...

These railway and streetcars of old were so beautifully designed they certainly deserve to have a second life. Once functional they now function mostly as historic reminders of days gone by. When I travel it seems odd to realize current vehicles will also one day be history. :)

Wren said...

Recycling at it's finest!

Jack said...

This works nicely in sepia. I have never seen that mouseover thing before. It is cool but too much work for me!

Sylvia K said...

I, too, really like the sepia and I've never seen the mouseover thing before either -- that's so cool!! Really interesting post for the day and great captures as always! Fun look at your world! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Birdman said...

We have one also in Kennebunk. Never been there though.

VioletSky said...

Wonderful, I have been thinking of going there but wasn't sure what to expect. I am on a mission to see that new subway train, too!

Gary said...

I remember riding those with my father after the war on the Queen line. There was a conductor and a driver, and they got where they were going regardless of the snow. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River.

Lesley said...

I like these old streetcars. You are having fun with this mouseover, aren't you?!!

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

How strange! Wow! Magic EG!
Love it in bw too :)

RedPat said...

Cool effect! Love that old streetcar.

august2011 said...

Hiya EG,
Nice one, lighting up :-)
Do they still make restaurants out of these? I remember some in Ithaca, NY.
[tw3.me]

Randy said...

That is awesome! I love the first shot!

Kay L. Davies said...

Fabulous. I don't remember streetcars but I remember my grandparents and my parents talking about the ones in Vancouver, and I always wished I'd been able to ride on one.
A super post! Thanks.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Indrani said...

I feel like a child wanting to travel in one of those. Great shots.

Barb said...

Love that "Stop, Look, Listen" photo! Great way to use the old streetcar.

Arija said...

Great nostalgic shots. Glad to see that beautiful old streetcar is being preserved.

Martha Z said...

San Francisco has put a fleet of old street cars into use on Market Street. It is fun to see them.

Photo Cache said...

trolleys always remind me of san fran.

Kel said...

very cool mouseover effect

Jimmy said...

Hey, pretty nice! Was surprised to see the sepia disappearing at first. :D Thank you so much for sharing your photos. Appreciate it!

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Annabella said...

Great effects and trams are so cool although I have to try and avoid being run over by them!

Carver said...

What an interesting post and great shots. I love how you can slide the cursor over sepia to get color.

Luna Miranda said...

the sepia photo has a vintage feel--i like it.

George said...

I like the first photo of this streetcar. I'm glad it got a second chance.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - we still have trams in Melbourne - do you have any that are still working?

Cheers Stewart M - Australia

La Principessa Errante said...

Those are fabulous. We have rebuilt old time trams here in San Francisco from all over the world. The are a vital part of our public transportation system.

Love your photos, and really love how you have done old and new. Wonderful

Jacob said...

We had those in Los Angeles in the 40s. It is so sad that they were phased out everywhere! A great method of transportation...

stardust said...

Streetcars were replaced by automobiles. Without any thoughts of coexistence, tracks were taken away to give more space to cars which emit terrible exhaust gas. It's nice to know the streetcar is reused for another work. Love its color. The color change according to the mouse movement is so cool! Have happy days ahead.

Friko said...

I love streetcars. They don't have them in the UK.
They are still a means of town transport in Germany.

Rose said...

I'd love to ride in one!

NatureFootstep said...

I love such old trains. They are so beautiful. The design is a work of art.

Pradeepa said...

These are fabulous pictures. We have a rail museum here in Delhi too. The old trains are really amazing to look at.

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