Displaced West Island kid now living quite a bit further south (though you'd never know if from the freezing rain we are getting today
). Rode for hours and hours on my $7 student CAM when CTCUM service finally went island-wide in 1980.
Current transit obsession is the Montreal streetcar network with special interest in the era up to and including the formation of the Montreal Tramways Company.
Well, you can call this forum your little piece of Montreal.
It's a shame that there aren't more photos or documents about the beginnings of the Montreal Tramway Company. I've read all the books in the library, and they all seem to get their info from the same sources.
There is a historic library of public transit in Montreal, though it's not accessible to the public, the STM has posted various tidbits of info on their Facebook page and on their main site http://www.stm.info
BTW: Have you ever been to Exporail on the south shore of Montreal, they have several examples of Montreal streetcars, some are still operational and they give visitors rides around their property.
Here are a few videos I took over the last few years:
You can see the streetcar pass around 2 minutes in.