RT-7 Rail Grinder (1954-1976)

This car, formerly Preston-built Toronto Civic Railway #53 (built in 1915) spent life on the TTC as a passenger car, a snow scraper, streetcar rail grinder W-27 and, finally subway rail grinder RT-7. It served on the subway until replaced by the PCC rail grinders in 1970 (seen behind RT-7, on the left of the picture), and was finally retired in 1976. It now resides at the Halton County Railway Museum. This photo, taken at Greenwood yards in the early 1970s, was donated by Jim Blair.

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