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Transportation Changes in the 1950’s and 60’s

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Catherine Reyes

on 4 January 2013

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Subways Transportation Changes in the 1950s and 1960s • The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) opened the Yonge Line on March 30, 1954 – 5092-5099 subway cars were used Buses • In the 1950s, buses looked long and wide with many windows, looking very similar to a school bus; In the 1960s, the buses looked similar from 10 before, but the front windows were larger Cars and Gas Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) • The Canadian Pacific Railway was run by steam whistle trains only until the 1950’s when trains started being fueled by diesel
–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
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