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Ottawa Car Company Streetcar, 1894, Saint John Railway Co. Car #40

Historic Land Vehicles, Public Service Vehicles


Ottawa Car Company Streetcar, 1894, Saint John Railway Co. Car #40



Date of Issue

August 19, 1994




Postal Administration



Historic Land Vehicles, Public Service Vehicles

Series Time Span


Perforation or Dimension

12.5 x 13


Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.


Designed by Joseph Gault. Designed by Tiit Telmet.

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The hidden date for this stamp can be found in the bottom-right corner.

About Stamp

Following last year's highly popular souvenir sheet featuring historic Canadian cars, in 1994, Canada Post Corporation presents Public Service Vehicles. These specialty streetcars, wagons, trucks and buses provided public transportation, and assisted in the maintenance of roads and in the provision of essential services. Electric streetcars were developed in the 1890s, replacing the horse-pulled tramcars. Saint John began modernizing its system in 1894 and placed an order for streetcars from the Ottawa Car Company. Car #40 was included in the second shipment and remained in service for 25 years. The Ottawa company ceased production in 1947 when most cities abandoned trams in favour of buses. Today, Toronto has the only regular streetcar service in Canada.

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Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamps Details, Vol. 3, No. 4, 1994, p. 1, 14.

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