Old Blue and Mellow Yellow (The Sesquicentennial Streetcars)

Photos courtesy Rob Hutch, except where noted. Text by James Bow

In 1984, the City of Toronto and the Toronto Transit Commission celebrated Toronto's sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) by commissioning a special paint scheme for Three of its streetcars. PCCs 4536 and 4545 and CLRV 4002 were done up with a special blue coating, with additional splashy artwork that made these vehicles stand out. Not to be outdone, the Province of Ontario declared 1984 to be a bicentennial year (even though Upper Canada wasn't officially formed until 1793) and had two CLRVs (4000 and 4005) done up for the occasion.

The Sesquicentennial Cars Image Archive