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The Richard Glaze 16mm Film Digitization Project Approaches 25% Funded



Backers have contributed up to $200 towards Transit Toronto’s Kickstarter project to raise funds to digitize Richard Glaze’s 16mm film collection. Richard Glaze is the transit fan and photographer who amassed a collection of over 10,000 slides covering transit operations across North America during the last half of the 20th century. His nearly six hours of 16mm film footage covers the TTC during the 1970s (with some reels showing the city in the 1950s), but these can’t be seen without a film projector, or without scanning these reels and converting them into digital format.

An example of the quality of the footage, if scanned at 4K resolution as we hope to do, can be seen in this video featuring PCCs operating on Rogers Road:

Another $5,200 still need to be raised to reach the $6,900 goal of covering the costs to scan a quarter of the collection (if we raise more, we will scan more), but seventeen days remain in the fundraiser project, which can be viewed here.

If you can support this project, we ask that you please do so. Any level of support is welcome, or you can take advantage of some of the rewards we have on offer. If you have supported this project, thank you, and please be sure to tell your friends and fellow railfans and encourage their support as well.

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