TTC streetcars aren’t always on time, and sometimes get derailed, but they never travelled too far off course… or so we thought.
Toronto City Councillor Josh Matlow was in the forests of the Haliburton Highlands when he spotted a site from home.
A streetcar, in the middle of the woods.
Matlow tweeted a photo of the streetcar, which garnered a lot of responses.
Deep in the forests of the Haliburton Highlands…a Toronto streetcar. pic.twitter.com/ip94ABPk6c
— Josh Matlow (@JoshMatlow) August 19, 2019
Someone reminded us that streetcars are “dangerous in the wild.”
Careful! These streetcars are dangerous in the wild.
— Mark Bouckaert (@markbouckaert) August 19, 2019
On delivery from Bombardier. Half way from Thunder Bay to Toronto.
— Ron Jenkins (@RonAJenkins) August 19, 2019
How can I find this Airbnb listing?😂
— knowledgeworx (@knowledgeworx) August 19, 2019
I will now stop waiting for that streetcar.
— Laurie Brown (@lauriebrown) August 19, 2019
Some of the responses pointed out that Matlow was at the Haliburton Scout Reserve, which houses this abandoned vehicle.
— Hilary Wollis (@HilaryWollis) August 19, 2019
According to TTC’s Stuart Green, that is where the vehicle is.
Green told Daily Hive that it is the body of TTC streetcar 2500, which is a Peter Witt car built in 1921 and retired in 1954.
He speculates that it may have been intended as a cottage or cabin, or it may have been placed there as a spectacle.
Photos geotagged in the area show what the interior of the streetcar looks like.
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