Thursday, October 4, 2012

A collage of Montreal Streetcars Trams ........goofy music but if you remember streetcars,you will certainly have a memory prompt transpoting you back to Montreal many moons ago....



                 For a while you will see a lot of the videos that we had saved on our old Verdun Connections site, so bare with me,while I bore some of you with these old vids...
                                                             -------------------HF&RV  - LesF

    and here is an old 8mm homemade movie of the parade of trams at the end of their era circa: 1959 Montreal  "the day the street car died.....replaced by a bevy of chevy (bus's) the day the streetcar died........hahahaha


shgverdun wrote on Mar 7, '09
Les,
Too bad there are no commentaries to describee the scenes on the photos. In the 40s I used to work at the corner of St Fran├žois Xavier and Notre Dame and used the Notre DAme Streetcar to Place D'Armes. On the night shift I would go to the Craig Street terminal where the streetcar would enter the building to turn around and practically touch the building as it turned.
Guy

jumper01 wrote on Mar 7, '09
I was just a kid in the fifties but the Craig street terminal always staid in my mind. If my young memory serves me well there was a tobacco shop or sandwich shop or something like that inside. I guess it was the fact that it was inside that struck me instead of the other places when we transferred outside.

shgverdun wrote on Mar 8, '09
Robert,
You are right, there was a restaurant inside the Craig terminus wich I also remember quite well.
Guy

lesf wrote on Mar 8, '09, edited on Mar 8, '09
I've added a few more shots of the Craig Street Terminus & relative pics,they can be seen in the 1st album on my site: http://lesf.multiply.com/ Look in the photo albums ,1st one..... Also if you use the 'Zoom In' feature while looking at the photo's individually rather than 'slide show' you will be able to really have a better look at the 'floorplan photo ' of the Craig ST Terminus: HF&RV

shgverdun wrote on Mar 8, '09
Les,
Thanks Les, I especially like the photo with the streetcar coming out of the building wich is the picture of the Craig Street Terminus wich I have in my mind.
Guy

                                                   

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shgverdun wrote on Mar 7, '09
Les,
Too bad there are no commentaries to describee the scenes on the photos. In the 40s I used to work at the corner of St Fran├žois Xavier and Notre Dame and used the Notre DAme Streetcar to Place D'Armes. On the night shift I would go to the Craig Street terminal where the streetcar would enter the building to turn around and practically touch the building as it turned.
Guy

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jumper01 wrote on Mar 7, '09
I was just a kid in the fifties but the Craig street terminal always staid in my mind. If my young memory serves me well there was a tobacco shop or sandwich shop or something like that inside. I guess it was the fact that it was inside that struck me instead of the other places when we transferred outside.

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shgverdun wrote on Mar 8, '09
Robert,
You are right, there was a restaurant inside the Craig terminus wich I also remember quite well.
Guy

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lesf wrote on Mar 8, '09, edited on Mar 8, '09
I've added a few more shots of the Craig Street Terminus & relative pics,they can be seen in the 1st album on my site: http://lesf.multiply.com/ Look in the photo albums ,1st one..... Also if you use the 'Zoom In' feature while looking at the photo's individually rather than 'slide show' you will be able to really have a better look at the 'floorplan photo ' of the Craig ST Terminus: HF&RV

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shgverdun wrote on Mar 8, '09
Les,
Thanks Les, I especially like the photo with the streetcar coming out of the building wich is the picture of the Craig Street Terminus wich I have in my mind.
Guy