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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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