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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. 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.
  2. Is the reroute temporary or permanent?
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Still working my way through posting the scanned 1957-1963 route pamphlet collection. Archibald_Dawson_Rd_Bus-1960_Jul_03.pdf East_Kildonan_Bus-1962_Apr_15.pdf Portage_West_St._Charles_Bus-1957_Jul_02.pdf Valour_William_Bus-1960_Apr_10.pdf Watt_Bus-1960_Jul_03.pdf This makes 40 pamphlets posted out of the collection of 63.
  11. Another few route pamphlets from 1957-1963. Crescent_Bus-1960_Jul_03.pdf McGregor_Trolley_Bus-1960_Jul_03.pdf Ness_Bus-1963_Sep_01.pdf Portage_Express_Bus-1962_Jul_01.pdf Whytewold_Road_Bus-1958_Nov_23.pdf
  12. A few more route pamphlets from 1957-1963 era. Ellice_Bus-1960_Jul_03.pdf Marion_Windsor_Park_Bus-1960_Jul_03.pdf Notre_Dame_Logan_Trolley_Buses-1960_Jul_03.pdf St._Annes_Bus-1960_Jul_03.pdf St._Norbert_Bus-1962_Feb_19.pdf
  13. Happy New year everyone! Here's another few route pamphlets from the 1957-1963 collection... Aulneau_Bus-1960_May_02.pdf Cathedral_Bus-1960-Apr.pdf Coniston_Bus-1960_Apr_10.pdf Logan_Gas_Bus-1960_Jan_02.pdf Salter_Bus-1960_Jul_03.pdf
  14. A few more 1957-1963 era route pamphlets... Archibald_Dawson_Rd_Bus-1960_Dec_19.pdf East_Kildonan_Trolley_Bus-1960_Jul_03.pdf North_Main_Bus-1960_May_16.pdf Transcona_Bus-1963_Sep_01.pdf William_McPhillips-1959_Aug_30.pdf
  15. This Sanatorium route has an interesting history. The bus-operated extension of the St. Mary's streetcar route was started by the Winnipeg Electric Company (WECo) in 1924. In 1932 the line was contracted by WECo to an area farmer to operate. Harry Henteleff (note Henteleff Park off St. Mary's Road north of Warde Avenue) initially called his service "St. Vital Bus Lines" but he began to expand to other routes and renamed it "Beaver Bus Lines". Henteleff gave the Sanatorium route back to WECo in 1949, a year after he took over the Winnipeg to Selkirk service from WECo. Henteleff sold Beaver Bus
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