Issue #107

    The Cover Story: At the end of 2019 the CLRV made its final run with the TTC. Like the PCC before it the CLRV served long and well becoming a Toronto landmark and an iconic form of transportation. In this issue we take a look back at how

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Windsor Streetcar #351 Restoration

Back in December of 2019 old Windsor streetcar #351 was restored to its former glory. Around $750,000 was spent on rebuilding the exterior and interior of the old streetcar to its 1926 look. Cars #351-354 were purchased by the Sandwich, Windsor, and Amherstburg Railway in 1926 from the Public Service of

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Issue #106

With the opening of Ottawa’s new LRT line in mid-September, the Bulletin takes a look back at the history of transit Ottawa. From its basic beginnings, including a visit by royalty, to the end and ultimate return of electric transit after a 60-year gap the city’s transportation system has come

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History of Novabus

  La Presse has released a interesting article chronicling Novabus since they started manufacturing buses in 1993, to where the present days.  Outlined in the article, are what were involved in the development of their LFS model, challenges they encountered since its initial release, and how they evolved through the

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Prevost and Industry Historian Bill Luke look back at 95 years

Prevost, the Quebec based coach manufacturer, recently celebrated their 95th anniversary!Historian Bill Luke spoke to Metro-Magazine about the company’s history. Check out the full article on Metro-Magazine.com!You can also read Metro-Magazine’s article from August here.

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BC Hydro Transit Bus No. 4612

The Transit Museum Society of British Columbia recently conducted a successful tour of suburban Metro Vancouver with vintage BC Hydro Transit Bus No. 4612, a 1964 General Motors TDH-4519 “fishbowl” model.     Even though GM vehicles were heavily featured in BC Electric’s Victoria fleet, the Vancouver division mostly standardized on Twin Coach and Canadian Car

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Directors’ Meeting and AGM Results

As we enjoy the summer sun and warm weather, it’s an ideal time to report on the results of our Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on June 15th, and to provide you with an update on a number of exciting developments as well as plans for the coming year. If

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BC Electric streetcar #153 in North Vancouver Parade

Historic BC Electric streetcar #153 from 1908 came out of hiding recently and was in North Vancouver’s Canada Day parade. Click on the photos below to zoom in!   It spent most of its career in North Vancouver until it was retired from service almost 40 years later in 1946.

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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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