Montreal metro proposal, 1944
Montreal metro proposal, 1944
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Montreal metro proposal, 1944

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Before World War II Montreal had a large, complex streetcar system which was privately owned. Train overcrowding was a major problem during this period, and so various plans were put forth to build a subway system to take trams off the streets. (The earliest plans I've been able to find for a Montreal subway date back to 1912!) This is the 1944 subway plan put forth by the Montreal Tramway Co., which was designed while Montrealers were overcrowding the trains due to WW2 gas rationing.

It took the Quiet Revolution (and Toronto's successful opening of the Yonge Street subway) to finally prod Montreal's politicians into action, and the city council finally approved the initial plans for the Metro in 1961.

- Designed in New York City, printed in Nashville, Tennessee.
- Printed on satin finish 80# cover stock - 220 GSM.
- Image will be printed with a border for framing.
- Please allow five business days for production before it gets shipped out.
- Free standard shipping within the US, flat rate shipping to Canada.

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