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W-26 - The TTC Sand Car (1950-1967)

Colin Barrett was kind enough to donate this picture of W-26, the TTC's Sand Car, saying that he knew nothing about this vehicle. Well, according to Larry Partridge's Mind the Doors, Please, this vehicle was built in 1950 out of the remains of dump car W-12, meaning that parts of this car dated back all the way to 1921. This car's job was to travel to each of the carhouses and refill the sandboxes. The sand from the sandboxes were used by streetcar drivers to improve traction on slippery days. When the job became easier to handle by truck, this car's usefulness ceased, and it was scrapped in 1967.

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