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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Following BC Electric 153’s Restoration

Do check out our section on the ongoing restoration of BC Electric Streetcar 153.  Photos before and during the restoration process will be added as we receive them. Restoring BC Electric streetcar 153  

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Photos from the 70th Anniversary of Trolleybuses

On August 16, 2018, Translink celebrated the 70th year of operation in Vancouver.  And for this occassion our affiliates at the Transit Museum Society, were able to supply a 1954 Canadian Car Brill T-44 trolleybus.  We had members attended this event, and have graciously provided us with some photos to

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Manitoba Transit Heritage Association’s Newest Addition

  1954 General Motors “Old Look” bus # 188 in its new colours and livery. Having been manufactured in Detroit and then delivered to Los Angeles. Then worked its way from Los Angeles up to Sacramento, then onto Victoria, BC and into Regina, Saskatchewan. Finally, it found a new home

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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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STM MR-63 81-502’s New Home at Exporail

We at the Canadian Transit Heritage Foundation, alongside with our partners at the Canadian Railroad Historical Association, are proud to announce a new addition to the collection at Exporail: a 1966 Societe Transport de Montreal Canadian Vickers MR-63 car! More specifically 81-502. These cars were retired from the STM fleet

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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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