On Saturday June 2nd 2018, 15 members of the Canadian Transit Heritage Foundation chartered Saskatoon Transit “Novabus Classic” bus #449. The high floor transit bus is becoming increasingly rare in Canada and Saskatoon is one of the very few transit systems still operating them. You can find photos from the bus tour below:
The CTHF members took the bus to the Saskatchewan Railway Museum, where there were mini-historical displays of the three street railway systems which served Moose Jaw, Regina, and Saskatoon.
The group also got a walk-through of Saskatoon Municipal Railway #51, which was built in 1927 by the National Steel Car of Hamilton, Ontario. This is a double-ended tram with horsehair and rattan seats. It was acquired by the museum in 1994 and was repainted to its original colors. The interior has been carefully restored to almost original condition.
Here are 2 more photos of buses during the charter!
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