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This restored 63 year old streetcar was was giving free rides today to the Beaches area residents for their long sufferings of construction delays. According to the hand made signs on the car: 'This PCC streetcar has been part of Toronto's heritage since 1951' and it '.. has been restored by the Proud Employees of the TTC' (Toronto Transit Commission). PCC stands for Presidentsí Conference Committee, a North American transit industry committee which developed specifications for new-era streetcars in the 1930s. The first of this type of cars went into service 1938, and by 1957 the TTC owned 745 PCC cars, the most in the world. The last 19 PCC streetcars were retired from regular service in 1995. This one runs only in the summer on the lake shore for the benefit of tourists.

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