Toronto Transit Commission Rail Workcars

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Toronto Transit Commission RT- and ST-series is used for subway equipment used in work train service. The equipment in this series is non-revenue, and used for maintenance of the subway system. Some of the equipment is purchased new, others are converted from former revenue service cars.

RT series cars are used on the subway system, ST are used on the Scarborough Rapid Transit line.

  • Note: rail work car numbers have been reused in the past. Initial numbers are noted as :1 in brackets, subsequent numbers are noted as :2, :3, etc.

Active Rail Workcars

Fleet number range Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Description Propulsion type Notes
RT-1 Toronto Transit Commission RT-1-a.png 1909 TRC (Toronto Railway Company) Anchor bolt drilling Electric
  • Rebuilt 5 times
RT-2 Toronto Transit Commission RT-2-a.png 1997 Arva Industries Flatcar N/A (trailer)
RT-3 Toronto Transit Commission RT-3-a.png 1922 TTC Overhead maintenance car Electric
  • Rebuilt many times, most recently from a differential ballast car
RT-5 (:2) Toronto Transit Commission RT-5-a.png 1997 Arva Industries Tunnel leak repair car Electric
  • The "tunnel grout car" [1]
RT-7 (:3) Toronto Transit Commission RT-7-a.png 1997 Arva Industries Locomotive Diesel
RT-8 Toronto Transit Commission RT-8-a.png 1997 Plasser American Rail Delivery Cars N/A
  • Train of 13 rail delivery articulated bogies
RT-9 (:3) 2013(?) ? Flatcar Electric
  • Flatcar with operator cab and generator(?)
  • Mated to RT-10(:3)
RT-10 (:3) Toronto Transit Commission RT-9-a.png 1974-75
2013?
Hawker Siddeley Canada
Modified by TTC
Garbage collection Electric
  • Converted from former H4 5??? in 2013(?)
  • Mated to RT-9(:3)
RT-11(:2) Toronto Transit Commission RT-11-a.png 2000 CLN Flatcar with Crane N/A
RT-13 1968 Nippon-Sharyo Centre Cab with Crane
RT-14 (:4) Toronto Transit Commission RT-43-a.png 1964-65
2000
Hawker Siddeley Canada
Modified by TTC
Asbestos abatement Electric
  • Renumbered from work car RT-46 (previously mated with RT-45) and mated with ex H4 5609 to create set RT-14/15(:4) (6/2012)
  • Originally converted from H1 5336 to RT-46 for asbestos abatement (7/2000)
RT-15 (:4) Toronto Transit Commission RT-43-a.png 1974-75
2012
Hawker Siddeley Canada
Modified by TTC
Asbestos Abatement Electric
  • Converted from H4 5609 for asbestos abatement
  • Mated with ex RT-46 (nee-H1 5336) to create set RT-14/15(:4) (replaced RT-45) (6/2012)
RT-16, 17 (:2) Toronto Transit Commission RT-16-a.png 1996 Arva Industries Tunnel Washer Diesel
RT-18 Toronto Transit Commission RT-18-a.png 1996 Anbel Corp Locomotive Diesel-hydraulic
  • Model DH-700S
RT-19, 20 Toronto Transit Commission RT-19-a.png 1980 Niigata Flatcar with Crane Diesel
RT-21 Toronto Transit Commission RT-22-a.png 1980 Niigata Flatcar N/A
RT-22 Toronto Transit Commission RT-22-a.png 1973 Nippon Sharyo Flatcar N/A
  • ex-tunnel washer RT-17 (:1) (1997)
RT-26 1980 TTC Tunnel Gauge Car
RT-27 Toronto Transit Commission RT-27-a.png 1986 GC&H/TTC Beam transporter and crane
RT-28 (:2) Toronto Transit Commission RT-28-a.png 2000 Arva Industries Flatcar with crane Electric
RT-29 (:2) Toronto Transit Commission RT-29-a.png 2001 Arva Industries Flatcar Electric
RT-38 (:3) Toronto Transit Commission RT-9-a.png 1974-75
2013
Hawker Siddeley Canada
Modified by TTC
General utility Electric
  • Converted from H4 5??? (6/2013)
RT-39 (:3) 2011 Arva Industries Flatcar Electric
RT-40 Toronto Transit Commission RT-40-a.png 1989 Dynex Ballast Car N/A
RT-41 Toronto Transit Commission RT-41-a.png 1993 Plasser American Tie Tamper Diesel
RT-42 Toronto Transit Commission RT-42-a.png 1999 Arva Industires Tunnel maintenance scaffold car N/A
  • For asbestos abatement and general maintenance
  • Involved in fatal accident in 2007
RT-43 Toronto Transit Commission RT-43-a.png 1964-65
2000
Hawker Siddeley Canada
Modified by TTC
Asbestos abatement crew car Electric
  • Converted from H1 5459 for asbestos abatement (5/2000)
RT-44 Toronto Transit Commission RT-43-a.png 1964-65
2000
Hawker Siddeley Canada
Modified by TTC
Asbestos abatement crew car Electric
  • Converted from H1 5458 for asbestos abatement (5/2000)
RT-47 Toronto Transit Commission RT-2-a.png 1999 Arva Industries Flatcar N/A
RT-48, 49 Toronto Transit Commission RT-48-a.png 2001 Arva Industries Snow thrower Diesel
  • Self-propelled with snow thrower & brush blower.
RT-50 to 53 Toronto Transit Commission RT-50-a.png 1999 Arva Push snow thrower N/A
RT-54 Toronto Transit Commission RT-2-a.png 1973 Nippon Sharyo Flatcar N/A
  • Rebuilt 2001, former RT-16 (:1) tunnel washer
RT-55 Toronto Transit Commission RT-28-a.png 2000 Arva Industries Flatcar with crane Electric
RT-56 Toronto Transit Commission RT-56-a.JPG 2006 Arva Industries Vacuum Rodder Diesel
  • Custom built, self-propelled subway drain vacuum & jetting workcar
  • Seats: 2x2 person operator cabs for bi-directional operation
  • Length: 65'
  • Width: 10'-4"
  • Height: 12'
  • Gross weight: 140,000 lbs
  • Water system:
    • Jetting mode: 8,000 psi @ 8 GPM
    • Flushing mode: 2,500 psi @ 32 GPM
    • Reservoir: 7,570 L (clean) water tank
RT-57 (:2) Toronto Transit Commission RT-2-a.png 199x-200x? Arva Industries Flatcar N/A
RT-58 (:2) Toronto Transit Commission RT-2-a.png 199x-200x? Arva Industries Flatcar N/A
RT-59 Toronto Transit Commission RT-2-a.png 199x-200x? Arva Industries Flatcar N/A
RT-60 Toronto Transit Commission RT-9-a.png 1974-75
?
Hawker Siddeley Canada
Modified by TTC
General utility Electric
  • Converted from H4 5637
RT-61 (:2) Toronto Transit Commission RT-61-a.jpg 200* Arva Industires Flatcar Electric
RT-62 Toronto Transit Commission RT-9-a.png 1974-75
?
Hawker Siddeley Canada
Modified by TTC
General utility Electric
  • Converted from H4 5616
RT-63 (:2) 200* Arva Industries Flatcar Electric
RT-64 Toronto Transit Commission RT-9-a.png 1974-75
?
Hawker Siddeley Canada
Modified by TTC
General utility Electric
  • Converted from H4 5594
RT-65 (:2) 200* Arva Industries Flatcar Electric
RT-66 (:2) Toronto Transit Commission RT-9-a.png 1974-75
?
Hawker Siddeley Canada
Modified by TTC
General utility Electric
  • Former H4 5638, later renumbered
RT-67 (:2) 2013 Arva Industries Flatcar Electric
RT-68 (:2) Toronto Transit Commission RT-9-a.png 1974-75
?
Hawker Siddeley Canada
Modified by TTC
General utility Electric
  • Former H4 5622, later renumbered
RT-69 (:2) 2013 Arva Industries Flatcar Electric
RT-70 Toronto Transit Commission RT-2-a.png 2005 Arva Industries Flatcar n/a (trailer)
RT-71 2006 Arva Industries Self-propelled locomotive Tri-Mode
  • Powered by third rail diesel-electric or battery power.
  • Genset: DDC 60 series 630hp engine & Letourneau generator.
  • 2 Letourneau switched reluctance electric motors connect to truck gearboxes via Spicer driveshafts.
  • Capable of pulling a six-car revenue train up a 3-1/2% grade.
RT-72 Toronto Transit Commission RT-29-a.png 2007 Arva Industries Flatcar Electric
RT-73 Toronto Transit Commission RT-29-a.png 2008 Arva Industries Flatcar Electric
RT-74 Toronto Transit Commission RT-29-a.png 2008 Arva Industries Flatcar Electric
RT-75 Toronto Transit Commission RT-29-a.png 2008 Arva Industries Flatcar Electric
RT-76 Toronto Transit Commission RT-29-a.png 2008 Arva Industries Flatcar Electric
RT-77 2011 Arva Industries Ballast Car N/A
RT-78 2011 Arva Industries Ballast Car N/A
RT-79 2011 Arva Industries Ballast Car N/A
RT-80 2011 Arva Industries Ballast car N/A
RT-81 Toronto Transit Commission RT-29-a.png 2010 Arva Industries Flatcar Electric
  • Used for anchor bolt drilling
RT-82 2012 Arva Industries Flatcar with Crane Diesel
RT-83 2012 Arva Industries Flatcar with Crane Diesel
RT-84 2011 Arva Industries Vaccuum Rodder Diesel
RT-85 2013 Arva Industries Flatcar Electric
ST-1 1984 Locomotive Diesel
ST-2 1984 Flatcar with crane N/A
  • Used with ST-1
ST-3 1984 Grinding truck N/A
  • Used with ST 1
ST-4 1986 Snow blower N/A
  • Used with ST 1
ST-5 1987 Power rail cleaner and de-icer N/A
  • Used with ST 1
ST-7 2011 Unimog Unit Diesel

Retired Rail Workcars

Fleet number range Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Description Propulsion type Notes
RT-4 (:1) ? Peter Witt car Garbage collection Electric
  • ex-TTC Peter Witt 2528, refurbished 1954, retired 1970's
RT-4 (:2) Toronto Transit Commission RT-4-a.png 1997 Arva Industries Track re-insulation car Electric
  • Involved in fatal accident in 2012
  • Removed from Wilson Yard on a flatbed trailer, June 2013
RT-6 Toronto Transit Commission RT-6-a.png 1922 TTC Vacuum cleaning car Electric
  • Essentially a snow blower, used for throwing snow off the tracks with dual augers
  • Retired, listed for disposal (12/2009)
RT-7 (:1) Toronto Transit Commission RT-7-a.png 1922 Plasser American Locomotive Diesel
RT-7 (:2) 19xx Rail grinder Electric
  • Originally Toronto Civic Railway car 53, built 1915
  • Served on the TTC in various revenue and non-revenue capacities, lastly as subway rail grinder RT-7
  • Retired 1976, donated to the HCRY
RT-9 (:1) Toronto Transit Commission RT-9-a.png 1964-65
1997
Hawker Siddeley Canada
Modified by TTC
Garbage collection Electric
  • Converted from former H1 5375 for asbestos abatement/garbage collection (9/1997)
  • Originally mated to RT-10(:2)
  • Destroyed by fire (12/08/2000)
RT-9 (:2) Toronto Transit Commission RT-9-a.png 1964-65
2001
Hawker Siddeley Canada
Modified by TTC
Garbage collection Electric
  • Converted from former H1 5351 for garbage collection (7/2001)
  • Mated to RT-10(:2), replaces RT-9(:1) destroyed by fire
RT-10 (:1) Toronto Transit Commission RT-10-a.jpg 1967 Nippon-Sharyo Garbage collection Electric
  • Purchased new for garbage collection
  • Nicknamed the "Tokyo Rose"
  • Replaced by RT-10(:2), ex-5374 H1
  • Renumbered RT-10a for continued service
  • Retired in 2000, to Future Enterprises for scrap (2002)
RT-10 (:2) Toronto Transit Commission RT-9-a.png 1964-65
1997
Hawker Siddeley Canada
Modified by TTC
Garbage collection Electric
  • Converted from former H1 5374 for asbestos abatement/garbage collection (9/1997)
  • Originally mated to RT-9(:1), later RT-9(:2)
RT-11 1950/60's TTC's Duncan Shops Tunnel gauge car Non-powered
  • Nicknamed "Duncan's Dragon"
  • 75 feet long, initially used to test tunnel clearances in the Yonge line subway tunnels to test clearances for future M-cars
  • Noted at the back of Greenwood Shops in 2007.
RT-12 Toronto Transit Commission RT-12-a.jpg 1968 Nippon-Sharyo Locomotive Electric/battery
  • Retired, listed for disposal (12/2009)
  • Replaced by RT-71
RT-14 & RT-15 (:1) Toronto Transit Commission RT-14-a.jpg 1949
, 1970
Canadian Car and Foundry
Modified by TTC
Rail grinding trainset Electric
  • Former PCC cars 4446 and 4410
  • Retired in ?
  • Replaced by RT-30 to 37 consists
RT-14 (:2) 1988 Gloucester/TTC Tunnel washer power unit Electric
  • Former G2 car 5104
  • Converted to work car RT-36 (:1) (1988)
  • Renumbered to RT-14(:2) for tunnel washing train (1989)
  • Retired 1999
RT-15 (:2) 1988 Gloucester/TTC Tunnel washer power unit Electric
  • Former G2 car 5105
  • Converted to work car RT-37 (:1) (1988)
  • Renumbered to RT-15(:2) for tunnel washing train (1989)
  • Retired 1999
RT-14, 15 (:3) 2000 Arva Industries Motorized Snow Throwers
RT-23 1964-65
1980
Hawker Siddeley Canada
modified by TTC
Asbestos abatement car n/a
  • Converted from H1 5391
  • Non-motored ultra-sonic rail inspection & utility car (3/1984).
  • Retired, listed for disposal (12/2009)
  • Hauled away for scrap (4/2010).
RT-30, 31, 32, 33 Toronto Transit Commission RT-35-a.png 1988 Ecolaire Track grinding units Non-motored
  • Pulled by work cars RT-34 to 37.
  • Used in consists: RT-35/33/30/36, 34/31/32/37
  • RT-31/32 retired 2004(?)
  • RT-30/33 retired 2008, listed for disposal (12/2009)
RT-34 Toronto Transit Commission RT-35-a.png 1988 Gloucester/TTC Rail grinder power units Electric
  • Former G2 car 5102
  • Converted to work car RT-34 (1988)
  • Damaged in Greenwood Yard sideswipe, March 2004. Stored out of service.
  • Retired 2004
RT-35 Toronto Transit Commission RT-35-a.png 1988 Gloucester/TTC Rail grinder power units Electric
  • Former G2 car 5103
  • Converted to work car RT-35 (1988)
  • Retired 2008, listed for disposal (12/2009)
RT-36 (:1) 1988 Gloucester/TTC Tunnel washer power unit Electric
  • Former G2 car 5104
  • Converted to work car RT-36(:1) (1988)
  • Renumbered to RT-14(:2) for tunnel washing train (1989)
  • Retired 1999
RT-36 (:2) Toronto Transit Commission RT-35-a.png 1988 Gloucester/TTC Rail grinder power units Electric
  • Former G1 car 5068
  • Converted to work car RT-36(:2) (1991)
  • Retired 2008, listed for disposal (12/2009)
RT-37 (:1) 1988 Gloucester/TTC Tunnel washer power unit Electric
  • Former G2 car 5105
  • Converted to work car RT-37(:1) (1988)
  • Renumbered to RT-15(:2) for tunnel washing train (1989)
  • Retired 1999
RT-37 (:2) Toronto Transit Commission RT-35-a.png 1988 Gloucester/TTC Rail grinder power units Electric
  • Former G1 car 5069
  • Converted to work car RT-37(:2) (1991)
  • Retired 2004
RT-38 (:1) 1987 Gloucester/TTC Garbage collection Electric
  • Former G2 car 5100
  • Converted to work car RT-38 (1987)
  • Retired 4/1997 (replaced by H1 garbage train)
RT-38 (:2) Toronto Transit Commission RT-9-a.png 1964-65
1997, 2000
Hawker Siddeley Canada
Modified by TTC
General utility (formerly garbage collection) Electric
  • Converted from H1 5422 for garbage collection (4/1997)
  • To general utility service when garbage trains discontinued
  • Retired 2013 (replaced by H4/flatcar combo)
RT-39 (:1) 1987 Gloucester/TTC Garbage collection Electric
  • Former G2 car 5101
  • Converted to work car RT-39 (1987)
  • Retired 4/1997 (replaced by H1 garbage train)
RT-39 (:2) Toronto Transit Commission RT-9-a.png 1964-65
1997, 2000
Hawker Siddeley Canada
Modified by TTC
General utility (formerly garbage collection) Electric
  • Converted from H1 5423 for garbage collection (4/1997)
  • To general utility service when garbage trains discontinued
  • To Future Enterprises for scrap, Sep-2011.
RT-45 Toronto Transit Commission RT-43-a.png 1964-65
2000
Hawker Siddeley Canada
Modified by TTC
General utility Electric
  • Converted from H1 5337 for asbestos abatement (7/2000)
  • Removed from service 2007
RT-46 Toronto Transit Commission RT-43-a.png 1964-65
2000
Hawker Siddeley Canada
Modified by TTC
General utility Electric
  • Converted from H1 5336 for asbestos abatement (7/2000)
  • Renumbered to RT-14 in 2012
RT-57 (:1) Toronto Transit Commission RT-9-a.png 1974-75
?
Hawker Siddeley Canada
Modified by TTC
General utility Electric
  • Converted from H4 5634
RT-58 (:1) Toronto Transit Commission RT-9-a.png 1974-75
?
Hawker Siddeley Canada
Modified by TTC
General utility Electric
  • Converted from H4 5635
RT-61 (:1) Toronto Transit Commission RT-9-a.png 1974-75
?
Hawker Siddeley Canada
Modified by TTC
General utility Electric
  • Converted from H4 5637
  • Retired, listed for disposal (12/2009)
RT-63 (:1) Toronto Transit Commission RT-9-a.png 1974-75
?
Hawker Siddeley Canada
Modified by TTC
General utility Electric
  • Converted from H4 5617
RT-65 (:1) Toronto Transit Commission RT-9-a.png 1974-75
?
Hawker Siddeley Canada
Modified by TTC
General utility Electric
  • Converted from H4 5595
RT-66 (:1) Toronto Transit Commission RT-9-a.png 1964-65
?
Hawker Siddeley Canada
Modified by TTC
General utility Electric
  • Former H1 5386, retained for fibre optic testing service, later renumbered
RT-67 (:1) Toronto Transit Commission RT-9-a.png 1964-65
?
Hawker Siddeley Canada
Modified by TTC
General utility Electric
  • Former H1 5387, retained for fibre optic testing service, later renumbered
RT-68 (:1) Toronto Transit Commission RT-9-a.png 1964-65
?
Hawker Siddeley Canada
Modified by TTC
General utility Electric
  • Former H1 5408, retained for fibre optic testing service, later renumbered
  • Retired, scrapped at Future Enterprises Sep or Oct 2011
RT-69 (:1) Toronto Transit Commission RT-9-a.png 1964-65
?
Hawker Siddeley Canada
Modified by TTC
General utility Electric
  • Former H1 5409, retained for fibre optic testing service, later renumbered
ST-6 Toronto Transit Commission ST-6-a.jpg 1987 Grinding truck n/a
  • Used with ST-1
  • Removed from Hillcrest Yard late 2012

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Current Divisions Arrow Rd. - Birchmount - Davisville - Eglinton - Greenwood - Hillcrest - Lakeshore - Malvern - McCowan - Mount Dennis - Queensway - Roncesvalles - Russell - Wilson
Former Divisions Danforth - (Old) Eglinton - Lansdowne - St. Clair (Wychwood) - Vincent
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Bus 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 115 116 117 120 122 123 124 125 126 127 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 139 141 142 143 144 145 160 161 162 165 167 168 169 171 172 190 191 192 193 195 196 199 224
Blue Night 300 301 302 303 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 316 319 320 321 322 324 329 352 353 354 385
Community 400 402 403 404 405 407
Streetcar 501 502 503 504 505 506 508 509 510 511 512
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Bus 1 2 3 4 13 13 13 14 19 24 38 42 58 59 93 102 118 121 124 137 140 163 164 166 194 268
Blue Night 304 315 317
Community 401 406 425
Streetcar 507 521 522
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