ALRV Tour 1998 1200

 

From Oakwood, we went to Townsley Loop on Old Weston Road. It's an odd property, located a couple of blocks from the end of the 512 ST. CLAIR line. One wonders why it is still around; it hasn't seen revenue service in years, and has limited use as a short turn service. Still, it was nice to visit a loop which dated back to the Dovercourt and Harbord services up to the early 1960s. The loop is extremely tight and has extremely close clearance -- indeed, the mirror just skimmed the left-most pole in this shot to produce a rather alarming 'twang!' This picture doesn't show it well, but the sign on the states 312 SHORT TURN and is blue. The 312 ST. CLAIR NIGHT Service, and 301 QUEEN, 306 CARLTON and 304 KING had these special signs. These signs, updated to reflect the presence of routes 508 and 510, also retained signs for defunct routes like 507 LONG BRANCH and 604 HARBOURFRONT LRT. They were so long, they took a long time to roll them into the desired configuration...

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1998 ALRV Charter

 

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