Preston Car Company


Preston Car Company

The Preston Car Company was a builder of streetcars and other railway equipment, founded in 1908. The company was located in the town of Preston, Ontario (now part of the city of Cambridge). Preston sold streetcars to local transport operators including the Grand River Railway, the Toronto Railway Company and Toronto Civic Railways (the predecessors of today’s Toronto Transit Commission), and the Hamilton Street Railway. The company also sold number of its distinctive ‘Prairie-style’ cars to operators in Alberta and Saskatchewan; one of these cars is being restored by the Saskatchewan Railway Museum.The company was sold to Philadelphia-based J. G. Brill and Company in 1921, and the Preston plant closed in 1923. Only a few Preston-built cars now remain, most of them in the collection of the Halton County Radial Railway museum.

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* Birney Car
* radial car for Toronto Suburban Railway
* DE-DT M - later TTC Class F cars
* Peter Witt streetcars

ee also

* J. G. Brill and Company
* Canada Car and Foundry
* Ottawa Car Company

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