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Ralph Watzke

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  1. Whoever might be updating All-time Rosters for Saskatoon and Regina, please be sure to include full details of the Telebus fleets in both cities, as well as information about any Flxibles (which would appear to have been of Twin Coach old look design) that were noted in the fleet circa 1965, possibly numbered 313-319 (a gap noted in the fleet listing for GM Fishbowls)
  2. Old look 19 - tourist booth see my comment & photos!
  3. Little Chicago Info Booth Officially Returns - DiscoverMooseJaw.com.html Little Chicago Info Booth Officially Returns - DiscoverMooseJaw.com (1).html
  4. Correction it is 706M. Only one other is still known to exist in a US museum of hundreds that were made, a very popular bus in its day. Medicine Hat’s transit system had one in the fifties as did Rosedale Bus Line in Toronto.
  5. Still very much there as of this week - drove by got close took photos / collectors take note, unknown if any others of this type have actually survived, a 1938 White Bender ex-Greyhound! Another view! He displays it and the Fageol van right next to the fence, obviously looking for a buyer!
  6. This gives details of some of the Fleurys when they were being sold off by the City.
  7. Someone really ought to compile a proper fleet listing of the Regina Telebuses. Here is a start: At least eleven 1974 Fleury 14 passenger units are believed to have been in the fleet, unit numbers 125 to 135 At least one 1971 Dodge van, fleet # 15. Several Flxettes, one of them was known to be #12. At least one or more Mercedes-Benz (Sprinter?) is known #107 An NFB video exists showing some Telebuses, especially 116 of unknown make, but with fancy seventies-type grille and 4 headlights. Also full size GM Fishbowls such as 450 were used for Telebus, as shown in same film. FLEET LISTINGS are also needed for the similar services in CALGARY and SASKATOON. Here are some known photos of some Calgary units (Econobus and Flxette) and Regina's Mercedes-Benz 107!
  8. The Old Look #19 that used to be in a farmer's field was rescued and converted with very heavy modifications and turned into a tourist info booth, made to look like a streetcar! Still has its rubber tires so no idea if it is operable or not. When I find a photo I will post it. Terry Boorman of Regina still owns the Orion #21 which he turned into a party bus.
  9. I know now that 3 was definitely an Old Look GM as Martin Parsons was kind enough to provide a photo of that bus from the Junkyard ! It might have had a companion bus (#4 perhaps) as two such buses were recorded as being delivered by GM to Bus Universal Supply of Edmonton in October 1946 - this seems to coincide closely with when Cecil Bradshaw bought Black Diamond Bus Lines and started (or resumed?) bus service to JP in 1947! And Diamond 39 and 40 might indeed have been those garishly painted green and cream ex-Pacific Stages CCF Brills shown in the 1966 Diamond yard photo = but repainted in the more sedate white and navy blue for Sherwood park use? I do recall seeing the same scene back in 1966 personally, but I believe there was a third green Brill bearing the destination sign "MERRITT", and several more Twin Coaches at the tome. Note that my Chicago Italian connections tell me that Fageol Twin Coaches were called BEAN BUSES = as FAGIOLI means beans in Italian; also referencing the odor of the propane and the sounds these buses emitted!
  10. Exactly! This was the very same bus I observed in downtown Edmonton back in the day. I believe it was labelled as Western and grey Goose before it became Briggs Brothers
  11. I rode what was apparently a rare edition of 30 foot old look Flxible in Saskatoon in 1966 - likely made early sixties, Twin Coach body but labelled Flxible only, lacking Twin Coach metallic trim. Would like to know more about those buses. S'toon might have had up to seven of them, possibly bought used? Believed fleet numbers 313 to 319.
  12.  I rode what was apparently a rare edition of 30 foot old look Flxible in Saskatoon in 1966 - likely made early sixties, Twin Coach body but labelled Flxible only, lacking Twin Coach metallic trim. Would like to know more about those buses. S'toon might have had up to seven of them, possibly bought used? Believed fleet numbers 313 to 319
     
  13. I was not aware Regina had any articulated buses, have not seen any yet! QUESTION ABOUT HISTORY OF REGINA TRANSIT - especially the Dial-A-Bus experiment that used mini-buses,.I'm especially interested in the mini-buses of Regina and Calgary that also seem to be missing from the fleet records - the Flxettes, Econobuses, Fleurys , Mercedes Benz, etc. There seems to be very little info about those out there, and only a very few photos exist. Would anyone have any info on those? Also- WHAT happened to those 2 trolley buses that sat behind the garage for several years? I notice that bus 154 is in a neari-ghost town in BC called Sandon, together with a collection of ex-Vancouver and ex-Calgary trolley buses. And were you aware that the restored 1954 Old Look GM number "200" that was lovingly restored for the 2011 Centennial is gone - it's been sent to a Manitoba Transportation Museum to be repainted in Winnipeg colors!
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