Manitoba Transit Heritage Association

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The Manitoba Transit Heritage Association Inc. is a non-profit registered charitable organization whose members volunteer in the rescue, restoration, maintenance, operation and display of Manitoba’s largest collection of vintage transit vehicles. Transit Heritage members include retired and current employees of Winnipeg Transit, Beaver Bus Lines, Greyhound Canada and New Flyer Industries along with bus and streetcar enthusiasts from the general public.

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Publications

The Manitoba Transit Heritage Association publishes a newsletter titled The Switch Iron several times per year. It also co-publishes the annual Winnipeg Transit/MTHA calendar.

Activities

The association fulfills its mission by exhibiting items from its collection at public events in the Winnipeg area, including street fairs, cruise events, heritage festivals, parades, and other occasions to interact with the public. The MTHA also undertakes charitable activities where its buses can be used. MTHA buses have also been made available to motion picture and television productions.

Collection

Vehicle Roster

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
111 Manitoba Transit Heritage Association 111-a.jpg 1937 Twin 23R Twin Coach Hercules six cylinder gasoline Three speed manual
214 Manitoba Transit Heritage Association 214-a.jpg 1941 Twin 30-GS
565 Manitoba Transit Heritage Association 565-a.jpg 1946 Ford 69B
1768 Manitoba Transit Heritage Association 1768-a.jpg 1950 CC&F T-48A General Electric 1213
20 Manitoba Transit Heritage Association 20-a.jpg 1956 Western Flyer T-36-2L International Red Diamond six cylinder gasoline Five speed manual
75 Manitoba Transit Heritage Association 75-a.jpg 1958 Western Flyer T-40 International Red Diamond six cylinder gasoline Spicer five speed manual
33 Manitoba Transit Heritage Association 33-a.jpg 1963 GMDD SDM-4502 Detroit Diesel 6V71N manual
751 Manitoba Transit Heritage Association 751-a.jpg 1971 GM T6H-4521A
963 Manitoba Transit Heritage Association 963-a.jpg 1979 OBI Orion 01.503
107 Manitoba Transit Heritage Association 107-a.jpg 1984 Flyer D901
316 1988 MCI TC40-102N Classic Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V731
858 1990 New Flyer D40
62 Manitoba Transit Heritage Association 94051-a.jpg 1991 TMC RTS-08 T80-208 Detroit Diesel Series 50

VIN 1TUMDTGAXRR830046

  • Operational.
  • Leased to Assiniboine Park Conservancy

Former Roster

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
28 1960 GM TDH-4517
35 1965 GM TDH-3501
953 1981 OBI Orion 01.501
643 1987 New Flyer D40
814 Manitoba Transit Heritage Association 814-a.jpg 1989 New Flyer D40

Artifacts

The Manitoba Transit Heritage Association has an extensive collection of artifacts relating to transit history in Manitoba including tickets and passes, maps, uniforms, and other tools of the transit industry.

External Links

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