I took this photo of the old TTC streetcar sitting in a farmer's field on Highway 6 while stuck in traffic back in August. When I last went up that way about 2 months ago, the inner garden had been cleared, but sadly I did not stop to photograph it.
The Red Rocket is the nickname given to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) vehicles. It was started with the bright red trains that were used from 1954 to late 1960s and the name stuck. Now, the streetcars and buses are mostly red and white and the subways cars are silver.
This summer a new design was unveiled for the subway car and this weekend we got a preview of the new streetcar.
They are heavily promoting the Red Rocket and 'Ride the Rocket' slogan (over the other slogan 'The Better Way' for reasons best left alone)