The Gloucester Garbage Train

Scrapping the Gloucester Garbage Train

RT 38 and 39, as yet unscrapped, in Davisville Yard. Photo by George Davidson

This is the old New Garbage Train, a Gloucester conversion work car which replaced the famous “Tokyo Rose”. The Gloucester Garbage train was two cars in length and was numbered RT-38 and RT-39. We managed to catch some photos of this train before it recently was retired.

The Gloucester RT 38-39 has since been replaced by two two-car sets of H-1’s each operating separately on each of the lines. Below are some photos taken before the Gloucester set of cars left Davisville Carhouse.

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Scrapping the Gloucester Work Cars

The presence of H-1s available for work car conversion made the TTC decide to abandon its aging Gloucester work fleet. The H-1 Garbage Train was created, and the Gloucester train put out to pasture. An attempt was made, at first, to remove the cars using the rubber tired trailer that hauled the scrapped H-1’s to Hamilton. However these Gloucester cars were too heavy for this operation and the TTC had to break down these cars the same way the rest of the fleet had been done back in 1991. Below you’ll see pictures of the progress of this operation, which occurred at Wilson Carhouse between August 31 and September 10, 1998.

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