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Transportation Changes in the 1950’s and 60’s
Transcript of Transportation Changes in the 1950’s and 60’s
–Steam whistle trains were completely taken away in the 1960s. Airplanes and Boats • Toronto bought the subway cars from a company called Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon in United Kingdom
– it was shipped across the Atlantic Ocean and arrived in Montreal, Canada through late1953 and early 1954 • 104 subway cars were approved on November 1, 1951 with a total cost of $7 800 000 – included: freight, insurance, sales taxes and spare parts • On September 20, 1953, subway cars 5004 and 5005 were the first cars to be tested along Davisville and Bloor Station • Transportation fare was inexpensive during the 1960s. The cost per transit was 1.7 cents • On November 6, 1960, the last steam whistle train ever, was on the railway • 1967, GO transit inaugurated by Ontario between Pickering, Toronto, Oakville, and Hamilton under agreement with the Canada • November 16, 1967, Canadian Pacific begins testing the first remote controlled diesel locomotive using a robot radio command system THE END • In 1950, the average cost of a gallon of gas was 18 cents and 25 cents in.
- In 1960, the average cost of a gallon of gas was 25 cents and 35 cents in 1969. • In 1950, the average cost of a new car was $1510, and 1959 was $2200.
- In 1960, the average cost of a new car was $2600 and the 1969 $3270. • During the decades, 1950 and 1960, Sedan, Buick, Cadillac, Ford, Chevrolet, and Jaguar were the most popular car companies. Convertibles and Ford Mustangs were the higher prices. • The cars in the 1960s had a better engine than the cars in the 1950s, such more horsepower • In the 1950s, the first turbo-propeller airliners were created by jet airliners. • During the 1960s, all major airlines replaced engines with jet airlines. • In the 1950s and 1960s, people started to build boats with plastic rather than wood. Wooden boats would last long if you took good care of them. • During the 1960s, the boats became more luxurious and relaxing for the rich