AGM 2019

On Saturday June 15th the CTHF held their Annual General Meeting and Board meeting in the vintage rail car “Cape Race” at the Toronto Railway Museum. The car was built by National Steel Car of Hamilton (link here) in 1929 for the Canadian Pacific Railway. In attendance were (Depicted in

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The Passing of Paul A. Leger

  Metro Transit 709 Charter – Paul is seen in the group photo, second row centre, sporting the grey coat and blue cardigan underneath.   May 21, 2019 Paul Leger, a CTHF member from Halifax, NS, and long time bus historian, passed away on Sunday, May 19th. Paul recently celebrated

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2018 Saskatoon Classic Charter Highlights

The recent Saskatoon Charter was successful with over 12 members in attendance. Classic 449 was their charter bus which is the last in the fleet. The visit to the Saskatchewan Railroad Historical Association Museum was a great add on & many thanks to Michael Kennedy for his assistance.   ”

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Vancouver Celebrates 70 Years of Trolleybus Operation

Today officially marks 70 years of trolleybus operation in Vancouver. Canada’s only remaining trolleybus system, began operating on August 16, 1948. Our affiliates at the Transit Museum Society have organized tours on the trolleybus network, to commemorate this milestone. For further information please follow this link to their site. CBC

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[Event Cancelled] A Day at the Halton County Radial Railway

EVENT CANCELLED. As a result of the limited response to date for this charter, CTHF has regrettably had to cancel this event. Payments made by registrants will be refunded as soon as possible. The CTHF is hopeful of having an event in conjunction with Halton County Radial Railway, one of

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Saskatoon Bus Charter 2018

On Saturday June 2nd 2018, 15 members of the Canadian Transit Heritage Foundation chartered Saskatoon Transit “Novabus Classic” bus #449. The high floor transit bus is becoming increasingly rare in Canada and Saskatoon is one of the very few transit systems still operating them. You can find photos from the bus tour

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Metrobus Celebrates 60 Years

On April 30, 2018, Metrobus celebrated its 60th Anniversary of operation in the City of St. John’s, Newfoundland.  To mark the occasion, Metrobus offered free service on April 30th. They have proudly display a scrap book of photos, a brochure from their 30th anniversary, and a brochure from the opening

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Edmonton LRT 40th Anniversary

Last Sunday was the 40th anniversary for the Edmonton LRT. April 22nd 1978 was the opening of North America’s first modern LRT line, now part of the Capital Line in Edmonton, running 6.9 km from Central station in downtown to Belvedere in the northeast. This included a short tunnel section

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A Senior’s Outing for HSR 517

CTHF arranged to have a former Hamilton Street Railway heritage bus displayed on November 5-6 at the 2017 Forum meeting of the Canadian Urban Transit Association held in Richmond Hill, ON, with York Region Transit as host. Ex-HSR 517 is a 1957 General Motors Corporation “Old Look” bus, model TDH-4512,

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Moncton RTS Charter

Today, the Canadian Transit Heritage Foundation chartered a 1999 RTS bus and toured the city of Moncton, including Magnetic Hill. The RTS bus was chartered from Codiac Transpo for a five hour fan trip. The fan trip started at 1111 Main St., the downtown transfer point for Codiac Transpo at

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