Issue #123

The Cover Photo: Mississauga Transit 8605, a hometown product of course, departs the Square One Mall Transit Centre on the Streetsville North route.  The Orion 01.508 joined the fleet in 1986 as part of the rapid expansion that Mississauga Transit has gone through to meet the needs of a rapidly

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Online Archive Initiator

With the support of Young Canada Works, we are happy to share our Online Archive Initiator position! For more details, please visit: https://young-canada-works.canada.ca/Opportunity/ProjectDetails?projectId=19747

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Issue #122

The Cover Photo: Sherbrooke Coach Manufacturing Company “new look” transit bus #305, model CD-66-51, and sporting a GM emblem on the front, pauses at the downtown transfer point on King Street while on route 18, June 1975.  Although the coach bears a strong resemblance to a certain General Motors parlour

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In Memory of Ted Wickson

Ted Wickson, March 23, 1944 – January 21, 2024 Edward Arthur Killaly Wickson was born in Ottawa on March 23, 1944, to Amy (Bowker) Wickson and Authur Killaly Wickson.  Arthur was employed with the National Research Council in Ottawa.  Ted’s family moved to accommodate his father’s work.  Arthur found employment

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WEBINAR: A Brief History of Automatic Transmissions in Buses

CTHF President Chris Prentice presented a Brief History of Automatic Transmissions in Buses on Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 7:00PM Eastern. Did you know that before the advent of automatic transmissions, city bus drivers had to change gears up to 2400 times per day? Imagine the repetitive strain on arms

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The Passing of Sandy Casey

Alexander John (Sandy) Casey We are saddened to advise of the passing of past CTHF director, Sandy Casey on Monday December 4, 2023.   Born in Belleville, Ontario in 1940, Sandy was a founding director of the Canadian Transit Heritage Foundation and was active on the board until retiring five years

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Issue #121

The Cover Photo: One of the first buses purchased by the new Greater Winnipeg Transit Commission (GWTC) in 1954 is seen running westbound on Portage Avenue, just west of Main Street in the late 1950s.  The big Flxible Twin Coach (model FT2D-40) seated 52, and was intended to duplicate the

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Vancouver Celebrates 75th Anniversary of Trolley Buses

Read The Buzzer Blog: Vancouver’s 75-year journey with electric buses: sustainable transit solutions Article by CTHF Director Klaus P. Canavan At Vancouver Transit Centre on August 15, 2023, a celebration was held commemorating 75 years of trolley buses. Vancouver’s trolleys started operating on August 16, 1948. Angus McIntyre, a dedicated

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August Webinar: 75th anniversary of the trolley bus in Vancouver

Join us on Thursday, August 17, 2023 at 7:00PM Eastern for our next CTHF Webinar! The topic will be the 75th anniversary of the trolley bus in Vancouver, with other trolleys showcased as well! This webinar will be presented by CTHF Director Kevin Nicol. CLICK TO JOIN ZOOM MEETING Or,

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Issue #120

The Cover Photo: Two Nova Scotia Light and Power streetcars number 16 and number 13, are passing at a siding in St. John’s, NL.   These are single-truck, double-end cars that operate in either direction on a single track.   The fact that the system was primarily single track with the streetcars

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