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Jack Doyle's Last Charter of 1999 (December 5)

Photos and Text by: James Bow

It rained for Jack Doyle's annual Christmas Charter, but it did not dampen the spirits of the many in attendance. Jack had a high turnout for his charter of PCC 4500 on Sunday, December 6. Railfans were treated to interesting skies and wet scenery from coziness of the inside of a streetcar. The photo-shoots gave viewers something different from the typical blue skies and sunny days.

The charter celebrated the return of the two remaining TTC PCCs to active charter service. As part of these celebrations, we had two special guests on the charter: one Mike Filey, Toronto historical columnist for the Toronto Sun, and Joe Mihevc, Toronto City Councillor who helped spearhead the drive to preserve the cars. After the initial pick-up and tour was made, speeches were given, everybody clapped, and the rest of the charter proceeded.


Jack Doyle's Last Charter of 1999 Image Archive

Special thanks go to Jack Doyle for organizing a charter that was so good, the rain and the clouds served only to heighten the effect. What a great way to close out 1999. Here's to more charters in the new year.

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