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What is it? year and make of car in photo


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OK ...only a part time car guy (with luck that will change when I get the new shop up this year.

 

For now, I am trying to data a phone of a trolley car station.

 

OK ... film (616) was made from 1932 - 1984

 

Railway ran from 1899 - 1959

 

There is a taxi in the picture .. any guess as to what year and model it is?

 

Thanks !!!!!!!

 

Mike

 

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Thanks so much guys!

 

This is the old Niagara, St Catherines and Toronto (NS&T).  It was located in the Niagara area of Ontario Canada ... 1899 to 1959  ... Port Colborne to Port Dalhousie (Lake Erie to Lake Ontario) with a connecting ferry to Toronto.

 

The stop is #21 ... located at the end of Main Street in Welland.

 

I grew up in Welland (now living in VT) but they that time (I was born in 1962) the trains had stopped and the stations were gone.  Still, CNR used the tracks till the late 80's with diesel locomtives pulling one or two cars at a time (there were several wooden trestles) to service local businesses.  I could take my mini bike along the tracks and go to the next two.

 

My dad (1934-2006) said when he was young they did not have a car (he and his dad got a used one together when he was 16 ... so 1950) they would take the trolley from Welland to St Catherines where they  would pick up a ferry owned by the same company and take it across the Lake Ontario to Toronto to visit relatives ... then the repeat trip at night to come home.

 

Must have been a looooooong trip.  I can drive it in less than two hours (and it is fairly long having to go around the tip of the lake (Hamilton).

 

Thanks again for helping me with the date!

 

Mike

 

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I've read about the N,S & T in railroad publications.  Electric railways were also prevalent here in Western New York as well.  Before the private passenger car displaced them, they were an economical, efficient method of transportation which we unfortunately discarded. 

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