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Peter Witt Streetcars

My father sent me this photo of a Peter Witt car.

ttc-2590Wikipedia says:

Peter Witt was a Cleveland Railway commissioner, who designed a model of streetcar known by his name,[1] and used in many North American cities, most notably in Toronto and Cleveland.

Mr. Witt completed the first prototype in 1914 and filed his patent for the car design in 1915. G.C. Kuhlman Car Company then delivered 130 cars of this design to Cleveland in 1915 and 1916. From this point the design was licensed to a number of cities that needed large capacity trolleys. Toronto Transportation Commission ordered 575 cars from 1921 to 1923 and operated them until 1965. Production continued until the introduction of the PCC streetcar in the mid-1930s.

peter-witt-measurementsMore on the Peter Witt Cars here.

 

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One response

  1. Nostalgic! I’m curios to know though what’s you opinion on the coming new streetcars.

    http://torontoist.com/2011/11/meet-your-new-streetcars-toronto/

    October 9, 2014 at 10:46 am

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