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 The Firestone route

The Firestone route

Start of service: December 20, 1927
End of service: 1939
Route: Kenilworth & Beach north on private right of way

The Firestone route began operations on December 20, 1927. Running north for less than a kilometre from the corner of Kenilworth & Beach (Next to the HRER tracks, which the HSR would take control of in 1929) during rush hours only, the route passed near several large industries, including the Firestone Rubber plant and the National Steel Car Corporation. The Firestone route was discontinued in 1939.


Mills, John M. Cataract Traction; The Railways of Hamilton. Toronto: Upper Canada Railway Society/Ontario Electric Railway Historical Association, 1971

Westland, S. I. "Steel City Traction" Upper Canada Railway Society Newsletter May 1971: pg 69-74