TTC RT-14/15 19740526

 

RT-14 and RT-15 - The Subway Rail Grinders (1970-1989)

In 1970, PCCs 4446 and 4410 were converted into this train designed to smooth the rails of Toronto's subway. They replaced two single-truck grinders in the form of RT-5 and RT-7. The two PCCs were coupled back to back and modified to allow users to access both cars from inside the train, as well as from the high-level platforms. They were replaced by more conventional equipment some time afterward and have since been scrapped. The shot on the left, taken by John Bromley on May 26, 1974, shows rail grinders RT-14/15 at Davisville station.

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