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Old January 28th, 2012, 02:44 AM   #1
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A last ride on the TTC's H4 subway

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A last ride on the TTC's H4 subway before it's scrapped

Posted by Mariam Matti / January 27, 2012



After 35 years in service, the Hawker-Siddely H4 subway car made its last trip along the Bloor-Danforth subway line this morning before it heads to the scrap yard. Although perhaps not the most significant event, a host of transit fanatics and photographers were on board for last rites.

Commuters, on the other hand, will likely be thankful that the H4 is being retired before another summer arrives. The combination of a lack of air conditioning and padded vinyl seats was a bit deadly on the hottest of days.

The the last TTC subway car with fan coils, orange seating, and yellow doors, everything about the interior design reeks of that unmistakable 1970s aesthetic. The H-series trains were built between 1965 and 1990 at the Thunder Bay plant. Although the H4 will no longer ride the rails, the H5 and H6 are still in service. With the arrival of more Toronto Rockets, the Commission can finally retire its oldest car.

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Old January 28th, 2012, 02:46 AM   #2
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I dunno about you guys but I'm sure going to miss these cars. Those big padded benches were so comfy, and the dingy, old school interiors just oozed retro cool.
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Old January 28th, 2012, 09:42 PM   #3
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I think these are the trains that had a larger than average bench for just one person and it was divine. I'm going to miss thehm .
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Old April 10th, 2012, 04:20 AM   #4
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I will miss this train too, and those lovely memories with her.
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