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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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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