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Montreal Trams In Victoria Square | Montreal In The Time Of Tramways

Historic views of Montreal’s trams in the early 20th century (9/12)

A vintage postcard of several trams in Montreal’s Victoria Square.

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November 28, 2009 Posted by | . | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tram in front of Montreal Street Railway Company & Bank of Montreal | Montreal In The Time Of Tramways

Historic views of Montreal’s trams in the early 20th century (8/12)

I learned from Tom Grumley’s A Retrospective History of Montreal Streetcars that the M.S.R. was first established in 1861, though at that time the streetcars were horse-drawn rather than electrified. Electrification of the system began in 1892 and Montreal’s tramway system kept expanding well into the 1930s.

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Montreal In The Time Of Tramways | Introduction

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Montreal Trams on St-Jacques/St.James Street | Montreal In The Time Of Tramways – Links Restored

Historic views of Montreal’s trams in the early 20th century (7/12)

This is another view of St-Jacques Street in the area of Montreal’s main Post Office.

St-Jacques – originally known as St.James – is in the heart of Montreal’s traditional financial district.

Will we soon be seeing trams along historic St-Jacques Street again?

 

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Montreal In The Time Of Tramways | Introduction

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November 24, 2009 Posted by | . | , , , , | Leave a comment

Trams From City Hall Tower| Montreal In The Time Of Tramways

Historic views of Montreal’s trams in the early 20th century (6/12)

 

Montreal tram and horse-drawn carriage

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Montreal In The Time Of Tramways | Introduction

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November 22, 2009 Posted by | . | , , , | Leave a comment

Place Viger | Montreal In The Time Of Tramways – Links Restored

Historic views of Montreal’s trams in the early 20th century (4/12)

 

This is an early twentieth-century view of a tram and horse-drawn carriages in front of Montreal’s Place Viger Hotel and Canadian Pacific Railway Station. Canada has had its own flag since 1967, but this postcard predates as you can see the British Ensign in the top left-hand corner.

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Montreal In The Time Of Tramways | Introduction

Windsor Station – Traditional Transportation Making A Comeback?

Vintage Postcard: United We Stand, British Empire Ensigns

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THE MONTREAL HUB: the Railyway Station District

Gare-Hôtel Viger – Montréal on Flickr – Photographer: NinoH

November 20, 2009 Posted by | . | , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Seville Theatre (1910s) | Montreal In The Time Of Tramways

 Historic views of Montreal’s trams in the early 20th century (2/12)

 

 This is another vintage postcard from my Ste-Catherine St. collection. It shows Montreal’s core shopping district  (with trams, of course) at the turn of the twentieth century.

 

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Montreal In The Time Of Tramways | Introduction

Windsor Station – Traditional Transportation Making A Comeback?

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A poignant look at the Seville theatre today. « by Urban Lookout

November 19, 2009 Posted by | . | , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments