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Kitchener Public Utilities Commission trolley buses at car barn


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
Black-and-white undated image shows parts of three Kitchener PUC trolley buses parked beside a wall of the utility's "car" barn on King Street East in Kitchener. There is advertising on the buses, but the wording is not legible.

Electric lines are visible above the trolley buses.
Notes:
The Kitchener Public Utilities Commission operated a transit service in Kitchener and Waterloo from 1927 to 1973. It operated electric street railway cars along King Street in both cities from 1927 to 1946.

Late in December of 1946 the streetcars were replaced with gasoline-powered buses and electric trolley buses. Even earlier the PUC had begun operating other transit routes with buses. These routes were called "cross-town lines." Trolley buses were in use until 1973 when Kitchener Transit, operated by the City of Kitchener, was created. Kitchener Public Utilities Commission, head office at 191 King St. W., Kitchener. Street railway depot and "car barn" at 1402 King St. E., Kitchener
Date of Publication:
1960
Dimensions:
Width: 17.7 cm
Height: 12.4 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 17.3cm
Image Height: 12cm
Subject(s):
Corporate Name(s):
Kitchener Public Utilities Commission ; Kitchener PUC
Local identifier:
P008184
Collection:
Kitchener Public Library
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Kitchener Public Utilities Commission barn:
    Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4399424845899 Longitude: -80.4662959310913
Copyright Statement:
Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Date:
1960
Copyright Holder Contact Information:
Contact the Kitchener Public Library, at the email address below, for more information.
Location of Original:
PB2
Terms of Use:
If you would like to obtain a digital or print copy of this image, please see KPL's Photographic Reproduction Policy at http://kpl.org/localhistory/photographs
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Kitchener Public Utilities Commission trolley buses at car barn


Black-and-white undated image shows parts of three Kitchener PUC trolley buses parked beside a wall of the utility's "car" barn on King Street East in Kitchener. There is advertising on the buses, but the wording is not legible.

Electric lines are visible above the trolley buses.