Field of Dreams – Where To Find Abandoned Toronto Subway Trains

By - Monday, August 6th, 2012

Like something out of a graffiti writer’s dream, these beautiful photographs capture abandoned Toronto train cars and busses in a field of daisies with the sun setting overhead. Photographed by Peter Muzyka, these TTC vehicles were discovered near the commission’s Wilson Subway Yard. “I was going through Downsview many, many times and I always saw those objects from far, far away and I wasn’t sure what they were at the time until someone mentioned it,” explains Russian expat Muzyka. “You can see them from the window of the train [between Downsview and Wilson].” To get inside the fenced-off area, Muzyka sweet-talked friends at the Wilson yard into letting him inside for a few hours while they performed maintenance. Though technically part of the complex, the field containing the vehicles is actually some distance from any active tracks. “It was quite surreal because usually you don’t see a train or bus in that kind of setting. Usually you see them in concrete with people around and all that. Here, it was quite a contrast because you see them in a really beautiful field. There were lots of different flowers there, such as camomile flowers, and the bus was basically sinking in this tall, beautiful grass.” Photo: Peter Muzyka Source: BlogTO via Utah & Ether

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