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DavidW

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    Canadian Transit, past and present, including what cities have or had transit, what companies and agencies operated transit, and what transit modes operated where and when. Interest spans transit buses, suburban and commuter buses, streetcars and light rail, trolley buses, subways, and commuter trains, and in fixed infrastructure like terminals, exchanges, shelters and stops.

    Also have a general interest in other modes of surface scheduled passenger transport, including Canadian and international long distance trains and buses, and ocean liners.

    I collect ephemera (maps, schedules, fare media) for any of the above.

    I belong to CPTdb, the Canadian Transit Heritage Foundation, the Manitoba Transit Heritage Assoc., the LRT Assoc., the Trolleybus Museum Co., the Canadian Railroad Historical Assoc., the Edmonton Radial Ry Soc., the Bus History Assoc., and the Toronto Transportation Soc.

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  1. The bus shelter/homeless shelter at northbound Osborne Street at River Avenue has been attended by police all afternoon today (at least since 1:45pm when I first passed by). The shelter and plaza area between the shelter and Subway was taped off. Around 5pm the police forensic unit was dusting the interior glass. It resembled a search for finger prints I've seen in TV shows...
  2. The bus shelter/homeless shelter at southbound Osborne St N and Broadway has been destroyed by fire. [I hope no one was hurt].
  3. Two of the Graham Transit Mall stations (or "stations") need new names. MTS Place "Station" had already changed to BellMTS Place but now BellMTS is no longer the arena's corporate sponsor so it needs a new name again. I think they should get off the sponsorship merry-go-round and pick a new one. Maybe Arena ? I'd go further and rename it Millennium Library. The other one is of course Bay. It might be wiser to wait and see if anything becomes of the closed department store. Right now the only name I've come up with is Vaughan. What do others think? Are there better choices?
  4. City exploring possibility of offering public transit Category: Local News Published: Tuesday, 29 June 2021 10:00 Written by Brian Oliver Portage-la-Prairie, Manitoba, has conducted a transit feasibility study in Spring 2021. (click on the title for the article) Comment: I would expect starting a public transit system in Portage-la-Prairie is a long shot. Maybe an on-demand service like Okotoks or Cochrane?
  5. There is a long-standing Amtrak thread under RAILWAYS.
  6. Bus #107 is booked for a shoot (not sure if it's TV or a film).
  7. I see the whole of the route on Westminster is discontinued. That segment is the oldest city transit bus route in Western Canada, having started 01 May 1918.
  8. Is the reroute temporary or permanent?
  9. As some of you might know, the rarest bus in the MTHA fleet is Grey Goose #20: It's one of only four model T36-2L (Scenicruiser knock-off) coaches built in 1955/56 by Western Flyer Coach. The four units were: Thiessen Transportation #19 (Grey Goose #20) (now MTHA #20) [s/n 8-56] Grey Goose Lines #19 [s/n 15-55] Moore's Trans-Canada Lines #19 [s/n 16-55] Eagle Bus Lines #19 [s/n 9-56] This was discovered in a Manitoba scrapyard just a few days ago: It's clearly one of the three other WFC T36-2L's. It's been modified, especially at the rear. It's also in pretty bad shape. We don't know which of the other three it is. It's a remarkable find. We had general information about two of the other three, including reports that one of them had been spotted in an Edmonton junkyard some years ago. This unit might have been on the road, in it's modified form, in the last decade or two.
  10. The MTHA received a request for images of Winnipeg Transit's logo over the years. Here's how I replied: earlier Winnipeg Electric Company logo (1924 - ?) later Winnipeg Electric Company logo (? - 1953) Greater Winnipeg Transit Commission (1953 - 1961) Metro Transit logo (1961 - 1971) earlier City of Winnipeg Transit System logo (1972 - 1977?) later Winnipeg Transit logo (1977 - present) Did I miss any?
  11. And here's the last three Winnipeg route timetables in this 1957-1963 collection... Portage_Express_Bus-1962_Apr_15.pdf Talbot_Bus-1963_Nov_10.pdf Whytewold_Road_Bus-1961_Apr_09.pdf
  12. Another five Winnipeg route pamphlets from the 1957-1963 era. Aulneau_Bus-1960_Nov_13.pdf Cathedral_Bus-1960_Nov_13.pdf Coniston_Bus-1960_Nov_13.pdf Ness_Bus-1963_Nov_10.pdf North_Kildonan_Bus-1961_Apr_09.pdf I'll post the last three tomorrow. I hope everyone's enjoyed this wander through yesteryear.
  13. Another few route pamphlets from the 1957-1963 period. Many thanks again to Doug Shields for donating the collection. Academy_Bus-1962_Apr_15.pdf Jefferson_Bus-1960_Dec_19.pdf Mountain_Bus-1960_May_16.pdf Portage_West_Woodhaven_Bus-1959_Aug_30.pdf Valour_William_Bus-1963_Nov_10.pdf
  14. The Wednesday posting of old Winnipeg route pamphlets from the 1957-1963 era. Logan_Motor_Bus-1960_Oct_19.pdf Ness_Bus-1962_Apr_15.pdf Sargent_Trolley_Bus-1960_Apr_10.pdf Talbot_Bus-1960_Apr_10.pdf Woodhaven_Bus-1957_Jul_02.pdf
  15. Five more Winnipeg route pamphlets from the 1957-1963 era. Manitoba_Bus-1959_Nov_08.pdf Portage_Polo_Park-1962_Apr_15.pdf Selkirk_Trolley_Bus-1960_Jul_03.pdf William_McPhillips_Bus-1962_Apr_18+1963_Sep_02.pdf Wolseley_Bus-1960_Apr_10.pdf
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