2017 Street Side Guide is Here!

The 2017 Street Side Guide is now available for purchase. Published by the Foundation, the Street Side Guide is the definitive reference source of current fleet information for Canada’s local and regional transit systems, including all vehicle types operated.. It includes a 30 page colour section, information on vehicle manufacturers

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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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70 Years of Trolleybus Operation in Vancouver

August 16, 2018 will mark 70 years of trolleybus operation in Vancouver. To commemorate the occassion, our partners at Transit Museum Society, have six fan trips lined up from mid August through to mid September. We have marked off the individual fan trips in our events calendar, for further information

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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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Manitoba Transit Heritage Association

Be sure to visit our partners website at the Manitoba Transit Heritage Association.  Their website has recently undergone a face lift.  They have quite the events calendar lined up for this year, an in depth roster of their museum fleet, and excellent mentions of transit: past and present within the

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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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TTC Exhibit at the CNE – 1978

In 1978 the Canadian National Exhibition, also known as the Ex, turned 100 years old! That same year the Toronto Transit Commission had also released its new streetcar, the Canadian Light Rail Vehicle. GO Transit was also unveiling its new bi-level train coaches to replace the older single-deck cars. To celebrate these new

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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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