The R. Hill Trolley Bus Photo Gallery

R. Hill is known for her extensive photograph collection of public transit vehicles. Unfortunately, she was before my time, so I never met her, and I only know of her reputation through her collection. If anybody can come up with a better biography, you are invited to e-mail me.

It is with great honour that we at Transit Toronto present to you some of her trolley bus photographs.


R. Hill Trolley Buses Image Archive

Oakwood and Vaughan

Western Flyer rebuild 9234 southbound on Oakwood at Vaughan Road on Saturday, October 30, 1971. Pepsi billboard reads "You've got a lot to live / Pepsi's got a lot to live". Photo donated by Rob Hutchinson.

Where am I?

Canadian Car & Foundary coach 9113 southbound at (we think) Ossington and College on Tuesday, October 8, 1968. Photo donated by Rob Hutchinson.

Eglinton and Weston

Northbound Marmon-Harrington on 89 WESTON at Eglinton Avenue on Tuesday May 26, 1970 in front of the Church of the Good Shepherd. Photo donated by Rob Hutchinson.

St George Station

Canadian Car & Foundary coach 9040 in St. George station on Thursday, May 15, 1969 at 7:40 a.m.! Early bird railfanning! Photo donated by Rob Hutchinson.

Junction Flowers

Western Flyer rebuild 9240 on 89A branch of the 89 WESTON coach, running through the on-street loop at Church Street in the former Village of Weston. The date is Monday, October 22, 1973. Photo donated by Rob Hutchinson.

Junction Flowers

Flowers at the Junction. This shot of a Western Flyer (9302?) on a 40 JUNCTION run is taken on Dundas just east of Keele. The bus is eastbound. Photo donated by Rob Hutchinson.

Dewired

The driver of this Marmon-Harrington works to place a de-wired pole back on the wire. This R. Hill photograph was donated by Kenneth Josephson.

Dewired Again

Another de-wirement. This time, a Western Flyer coach at Eglinton station must get its poles back on track. Photo donated by Kenneth Josephson.

Lansdowne Garage

Canadian Car & Foundary coach 9041 pulls out of its bay at Lansdowne Garage. This Roberta Hill photograph was donated by Kenneth Josephson.

CCF coach 9133 at Keele Loop. Photo by R. Hill

CC&F trolley coach 9133 prepares to leave Keele Loop on 89 WESTON Service. This R. Hill photograph was donated by Kenneth Josephson; photo originally printed on Dave's Railpix Site.

CCF coach 9135 passes Marmon Harrington. Photo by R. Hill

CC&F trolley coach 9135 passes a Marmon Harrington. Donated by Kenneth Josephson, photo originally printed on Dave's Railpix Site.

PCCs and trolley coaches on Lansdowne

After the LANSDOWNE streetcar had been replaced by the 47 LANSDOWNE trolley bus, streetcar tracks remained to bring streetcars into Lansdowne carhouse. Donated by Kenneth Josephson, photo originally printed on Dave's Railpix Site.

Avenue Road and St Clements

This classic R. Hill shot is taken at the corner of Avenue Road and St. Clements Avenue. The bus is on the 61 NORTOWN route. Donated from the Rob Hutchinson collection.

Avenue Road and St Clements

Spectacular autumn colours grace this portrait of a Flyer rebuild trolley bus on Avenue Road at Roselawn. Photo by R. Hill, donated from the Rob Hutchinson collection.

Yonge at Fairlawn

A pre-rebuilt trolley coach operates southbound on Yonge at Fairlawn. Photo donated from the Rob Hutch collection.

Yonge at Fairlawn

A pre-rebuilt trolley coach operates southbound on Yonge at Montgomery. Photo donated from the Rob Hutchinson collection.

Yonge at Fairlawn

A pair of 4 ANNETTE buses pass each other in this photo, donated from the Rob Hutchinson collection.

Weston Road

An 89 WESTON bus heads southbound on Keele Street at Junction Road. Photo donated from the Rob Hutchinson collection.

Dundas and Keele

A 40 JUNCTION bus heading eastbound towards Keele. Quite a convertible in the foreground! Photo donated from the Rob Hutchinson collection.

Dundas and Keele

A 89 WESTON bus heading south on Keele, approaching the Dundas intersection. Photo donated from the Rob Hutchinson collection.

Dundas and Keele

A girl on a bike pauses to enjoy a popsicle as a trolley bus passes Glen Grove Avenue southbound on the 97 YONGE trolley bus route. Photo donated from the Rob Hutchinson collection.

Mt Pleasant at Broadway

R. Hill captured these flowers along with a southbound pre-rebuild trolley bus in 61 NORTOWN service on Mount Pleasant at Broadway. Photo donated from the Rob Hutchinson collection.

Mt Pleasant at St Leonards

A pre-rebuild trolley bus operates southbound on Mount Pleasant at St. Leonards Avenue in 61 NORTOWN service. Photo donated from the Rob Hutchinson collection.

Avenue Road at Lytton

A southbound 61 NORTOWN bus and a northbounds Simpsons delivery truck pass on Avenue Road at Lytton. Photo donated from the Rob Hutchinson collection.

Avenue Road at Lytton

A pre-rebuild trolley coach operates southbound in 61 NORTOWN service on Mount Pleasant at Teddington Park, a few blocks from Doncliffe loop. Photo donated from the Rob Hutchinson collection.

Tree and Dog

This shot was taken on Bedford Park Avenue, just west of Avenue Road, as a 61 NORTOWN bus passes. Thanks to Tom Luton for figuring out this location. Between when this photo was taken and the early 1980s, Bedford Park was split in two so that an apartment complex could be built on the east side of Avenue Rd. Photo donated from the Rob Hutchinson collection.

Ossington

A Western Flyer rebuild operates southbound on Oakwood just north of St. Clair in service on 63 OSSINGTON. Note the ROGERS ROAD streetcar tracks. Photo donated from the Rob Hutchinson collection.

Smokestacks

This shot taken on Weston Road just north of Rectory Road. It was taken on October 22, 1973. Thanks to Jesse Goulah for figuring out this location for me. Photo donated from the Rob Hutchinson collection.

Garage

A Western Flyer rebuild pulls out from Eglinton garage as other models of buses and trolley buses watch. Photo donated from the Rob Hutchinson collection.

Ossington

A Canadian Car & Foundary bus operates southbound on Ossington at Harrison, between College and Dundas Streets, in service on 63 OSSINGTON. Photo donated from the Rob Hutchinson collection.

Ossington

A Western Flyer rebuild prepares to cross Rogers Road, southbound on Oakwood, in service on 63 OSSINGTON. Note that the overhead wires for the 63F Rogers Road branch have not been put up, yet. The Rogers Road streetcar is still operating. Photo donated from the Rob Hutchinson collection.

Lansdowne Garage

Three Marmon-Harringtons (including 9123) wait to enter service at Lansdowne Garage. Photo donated from the Kenneth Josephson collection.

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