TTC W-16


W-16 - TTC Dump Car (1922-1967)

Curt Frey donated this picture by P. Lambert of Dump Car W16 (with flat car W-9(?) in the background) at Hillcrest Shops (date is unknown). Dump cars, as the name implies, carried load of gravel and sand that could be dumped where needed. They were generally used for ballast work, and removal of construction waste, but they also ferried heating coal delivered to Hillcrest Yard to the various carhouses, as well as taking the resulting ashes to dump tracks off of Keele, Jane and Avon Loops. Dump cars fell into disuse when trucks were bought that could handle the load as easily and more flexibly. One dump car remains, though, on the subway. RT-3, converted from dump car W-18, features components dating back from 1922.

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