Before and After.. 108 years

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Before and After.. 108 years
Posted by Miningman on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 12:46 AM

Rather remarkable how things have NOT changed that much, at least visibly. 

Carlton car shown on old hand-coloured post card with "Greatings from Toronto" message. 
Toronto Public Library Riverdale Branch 360 Broadview Ave. built 1910.

TTC 4124 in a recent scene. Note the two small "one person" structures! Februariy 2018.

Note the two small "one person" structures on the street corner. These are where you can go inside, close the door, put a coin in the slot to have a telephone conversation and only TWO people in the whole world knew what you are talking about!

Imagine that!!! 

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 8:15 AM

I note that the receent-picture streetcar is a CLRV, to be phased out with replacement by Bombardier Fleixidy low-floor articulated and air-conditioned cars, some now in service but behind in deliveries.

So this with be an historic photo soon!

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Posted by SD70Dude on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 4:42 PM

Miningman

Note the two small "one person" structures! Februariy 2018.

Note the two small "one person" structures on the street corner. These are where you can go inside, close the door, put a coin in the slot to have a telephone conversation and only TWO people in the whole world knew what you are talking about!

Imagine that!!! 

Don't forget CSIS and the CIA listening in... ...phone tapping's been around since long before cellphones.

Greetings from Alberta

-an Articulate Malcontent

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Posted by Miningman on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 6:02 PM

Espionage is something different... and you need a court order and equipment. I'm referring more to people in bank lines, walking down the street, grocery shopping versus a private booth. 

I used to be able to pick up cell calls quite but accident, they would just pop up all by themselves on the scanner. Don't know if this still happens, don't have the scanner anymore. 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, January 08, 2019 6:58 PM

It never fails to amaze me, some places hardly change at all, others change too damn much and too damn fast!

Just for example, every time Lady F and myself go back to our hometown in New Jersey the car is usually full of a chorus of...

"When did they put THAT up?"

"What happened too..."

"Where did (fill in the blank) go?"

And then there's my father's home town of Tenafly NJ, less than ten miles to the east, which hardly changes at all.  Oh, the names on the building fronts in the downtown area change, some of the exteriors change a little, but otherwise someone from the 40's wouldn't be lost there.

Go figure.

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