Jones Closed DEST Streetcars (HSR #105-116)
Built by Jones in 1896 for a Brooklyn NY area transit operator, these 12 closed streetcars were bought by the HSR in 1904, and rebuilt in 1905. HSR #111 was destroyed in the South Car Barn fire on January 20, 1908. The 11 remaining streetcars were scrapped by 1927.
Some of the dates for these photos are unknown, and the locations are often just a guess. If you know either date or location, email me!
(All photos © Tom Luton, except where noted)
HSR #106 heading south on James St South near Young on the GTR & James South route in 1912. (Photo courtesy of the Hamilton Public Library, Local History & Archives, used with permission)
HSR #108 heading southbound on James at York on the Incline Railway route. Date unknown, but the Lister Block has been rebuilt after the 1923 fire, and it's before 1928 because Eaton's hasn't taken over the Arcade yet.
Postcard of HSR #111 after the Great Riot of 1906. The caption reads 'Car 111, which was wrecked by mob on King St. E, Saturday Night, Nov 23rd 1906. Every panel of glass in this car was broken, holes were smashed through woodwork, interior of car filled with stones and bricks up to the level of the seats'. The postcard is postmarked December 28 1906, so this photo must have been taken within days of the riot, possibly as soon as the morning after.