Issue #111

The Cover Story: Canada has reached the 35-year milestone of transit buses running on compressed natural gas.  The Hamilton Street Railway was the first implementer of CNG.  Kevin Nicol provides a thorough, two-part look at the history and current status of this alternative fuel.  We also have an update on

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Issue #110

  The Cover Story: In our second part of the Canadian Car & Foundry retrospective we look at the trolley coach building era.  CC&F bought the rights to build the Brill design from ACF Motors Ltd. in the U.S.  The type found favour with a total of 15 Canadian operators

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In case you missed it… Holiday Bus Slideshow

As some of you might have known, last Thursday, the CTHF held its first ever webinar presentation.  This is to be the start of a series of presentation to come.  For those that were not able to join this webinar, there is some good news.  You can view it through

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Issue #109

                                        The Cover Story: Following the commencement in 1967 of its Lakeshore commuter rail line, extending east and west of downtown Toronto, GO Transit identified the need to provide additional bus

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Directors’ Meeting and AGM Results

Greetings Fellow Members: I hope you are keeping safe and well as we continue to deal with the ongoing challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. I am reporting on the results of our Annual General Meeting (AGM), which was held virtually on September 26th, and to provide you with an

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Vancouver bus transfers collection brings back nostalgic memories

In this NEWS 1130 video story, Rob Chew from British Columbia’s Transit Museum Society, one of our partner organizations, provides expert tips to Dennis Pilon, the owner of an impressive transfer collection dating back to the 1970s. TMS and some buses from their vintage fleet are also featured in this news clip. The

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Last day of the streetcar, May 1, 1959. Photo: City of Ottawa Archives/RG045.

Ottawa celebrates 150 years of public transit and OC Transpo launches Virtual Museum

The year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of public transit operation in Ottawa. From streetcars that were once pulled by horses to the modern, air-conditioned, red and white transit fleet that you see all around our nation’s capital, we’ve come a long way! The Ottawa City Passenger Railway Company was

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GO Transit celebrates 50 years of bus operations

Recently, GO Transit celebrated a recent milestone of 50 years of bus operation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area.  Initial services saw GO bus services reach out west to Hamilton, east to Oshawa, and north to Newmarket.  In comparison to today, GO bus services reach out as far west

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Issue #108

  The Cover Story: After decades of planning Winnipeg’s Transitway is finally in service.  Its path to completeion is detailed in this issue.  Also we look at public unrest affecting public transit more than 100 years ago just as COVID-19 causes issues today.  Plus a look back to the formation

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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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