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Winnipeg's last trolley bus at the Carruthers Avenue Garage

Photograph of the last trolley bus operated in Winnipeg. The bus was on route to north Main Street and McAdam Avenue, and bears the face of transit's "Transit Tom" mascot, as well as text advertising it as the last trolley bus. Left to right are Transit Division employees Don Morrison (Special Projects Officer), Robert M. Simister (Superintendent, Electrical Distribution Branch), Walter Marshal, J. A. (Tony) Painchaud (Assistant Superintendent of Transportation Operation), Roy W. Church (Manager of Transit Operations), Robert G. Ferguson (Superintendent of Schedules), and C. E. ("Ed") LaForme (Superintendent of Transportation). Information about the photograph is written on attached scrap paper. The photographer is unknown.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

Vermeer Tree Mover in operation

Photograph of a Vermeer brand tree mover being operated by Metro employee pulling a treet out of the ground. The tree mover was acquired by Metro in 1966. A description of the photo used for publication is recorded on a separate piece of paper. Photo's reverse is stamped by the Parks and Protection Division of the Metro Government.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

Trolley bus bound for Corydon Avenue in front of the Legislature Building

A photograph of a trolley bus in front of the Manitoba Legislature Building. The bus signs indicate it is bound for Corydon Avenue. According to handwritten text on the photo's reverse, the bus was made by Canada Car in 1948, has a 249 inch wheel base and can seat 44 passangers. The photo is also marked "Metro Transit Publicity". The photographer is unknown.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

Transit Buses

Photographs of buses in operation, the Fort Rouge garage, and maintenance being performed on buses.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

Skating on the Assiniboine Duck Pond

Photograph of park goers skating on the Assiniboine Duck Pond in winter, with the pavilion off in the distance. A description of the photo used for publication is recorded on a separate piece of paper. Photo's reverse is stamped by the Parks and Protection Division of the Metro Government.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

Red and Assiniboine Rivers

Photographs of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. Photos include boating and canoeing on the rivers, landscape shots of the city that include the rivers, and aerial shots of the rivers. Photographs originally assembled for use in an unknown publication.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

Portage and Main, looking west down Portage Avenue

Photograph of Portage Avenue looking west from the intersection at Main Street. Various shops and business are featured in buildings at Portage and Main that no longer exist, including the towering McArthur/Child's Building on the right. Photograph by Henry Kalen.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

People walking across overpass

Photograph of people walking across the Nairn Overpass with snow on the ground below. The overpass is lined with flags. Photographed by Gunter A. Schoch, Landscape Architect for the Metro Parks and Protection Division.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

Parks Featurettes

Photographs of various parks and park goers around the Greater Winnipeg area, as well as a small amount of textual records created by the Metro government describing the photos, their collection, and their use. Photographs were collected and used by Allan Bready, Metro's Information Officer, as part of a publication project of park featurettes.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

Overpasses

Photographs of overpasses and areas of the Greater Winnipeg Area for which overpasses were proposed.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

Old Kildonan Park Pavilion in winter

A photograph of the old Kildonan Park Pavilion in the winter. A description of the photo used for publication is recorded on a separate piece of paper. Photo's reverse is stamped by the Parks and Protection Division of the Metro Government.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

New Conservatory in Assiniboine Park

Photograph of the new conservatory in Assiniboine Park, built in June 1970. The photo's reverse is marked with Metro's Parks and Protection Division stamp and G. A. Schoch (Landscape Architect) written. The photographer is likely G. A. Schoch.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

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