Toronto Car 1706 is a hybrid convertible. The curb side of the car is a convertible while the road side has fixed exterior walls. The all wood car was built in the shops of the Toronto Railway Co. as one of 74 cars. This feature of a half convertible was unique to Toronto. At one time in its life 1706 pulled trains of trailer cars (former horse cars) to carry more passengers. The car was purchased by the museum in 1954 at which time it was being used as a rail grinder. The Toronto Transit Commission generously put the car through its shop prior to shipping to Branford.