Autobus A. Drolet

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History

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  • Established in 1932 by Cyrille, Joseph-Émile and Henri Drolet but the family (Napoléon; later his son Alphonse) had been operating bus service since 1916.
  • Bought Autobus Marc-Aurèle Michaud in June 1945.
  • La Malbaie transit operations sold to Autobus Edouard Marchand in November 1952.
  • Started Autobus Scolaires Drolet Ltée in 1967.
  • Transit operations and most line runs (except Québec City-Baie-Comeau) were sold to Autobus Fournier in January 1969.
  • On February 1, 1976 Autobus A. Drolet was sold to Voyageur. Autobus Scolaires Drolet Ltée and l'Agence de Voyage Drolet Ltée remain with the Drolet family.

Transit operations

  • L'Ancienne-Lorette (1932-January 12, 1969)
  • La Malbaie (November 3, 1949-November 20, 1952)
  • Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures (1939-1969)

Fleet Roster

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1 1916 GMC/Drolet No windows.
2 1919 Reo
3 1925 Gotfredson No windows, door at each seat.
4 1929 White No windows.
5 1928 White
6 1933 White
9 1935 White
10 1938 White/Prevost Interurban
11 1940 Chevrolet/Prevost Interurban
12 1940 White/Prevost Interurban
13 1940 White/Prevost Interurban Rear engine.
14 1941 White/Prevost Interurban
15 1941 Chevrolet/Prevost Interurban
16 1941 Yellow Coach Ex-Provincial Transport #?; bought in July 1944.
17 1944 Maple Leaf/Prevost Interurban
18 1938 Studebaker
19 1942 GMC/Prevost Interurban
20 1942 Maple Leaf/Prevost Interurban
21 1942 Fargo/Prevost Interurban
22 1941-45 ?/Prevost Interurban
23 1944 Maple Leaf/Prevost Interurban
24 1941-45 ?/Prevost Interurban
25 1940 Ford/Prevost Interurban
26 1945 ?/Prevost Interurban
27 1945 ?/Prevost Interurban
28 1946 GMC/Prevost Interurban
29 1946 White/Prevost Interurban
30 1947 Reo 309-P
31 1947 Prevost Interurban
32 1947 Prevost Interurban
33-35 1947 Fitzjohn Duraliner 510
36 1947 Fitzjohn Duraliner 510
37 6/1947 White/Yellow Coach
38 1949 Prevost Citadin First Citadin built by Prevost
39 1949 Prevost Citadin
40 1949 Prevost Citadin Ex-Valleyfield Transit #?; bought in 1950.
41 1949 Prevost Citadin Ex-Valleyfield Transit #?; bought in 1950.
42 1950 Prevost PI-45
43 1950 Prevost Citadin Ex-Valleyfield Transit #?; bought in 1950.
44 1950 Prevost Citadin
45 1950 Prevost Citadin Ex-?; bought in 1950.
46 1952 Prevost PI-33
47 1953 White 1144D
48 1952 Prevost Citadin Ex-Valleyfield Transit #?; bought in 1953-54.
49-50 1954 Prevost PI-37
51-52 1953 Prevost Citadin Ex-DND #?; bought in 1954.
53-54 1952 Prevost Citadin Ex-Autobus Carier et Frère 804-805; bought in 1954.
55 1950 Prevost PI-37 Ex-?; rebuilt by Prevost in 1955.
56 1954 Prevost Citadin
57-58 1957 Prevost LeNormand 57 was the first LeNormand built by Prevost.
59 1952 GMC PD-4103 Ex-Québec Central Transportation Company 33; bought in 1958.
60-61 1958 Prevost LeNormand
62 1953 Prevost Citadin Ex-DND #?; bought via Prevost in 1960.
63 1960 CC&F TD-43
64 1953 Prevost Citadin Ex-DND #?; bought via Prevost in 1960.
65 1961 Prevost LeNormand
66 1961 GMDD TDH-5301 No rear door.
67-68 1962 Prevost Panoramique
69-70 1963 Prevost Panoramique
71 1964 GMDD TDH-5303 No rear door.
72 1965 Prevost Panoramique
73 1963 Prevost Panoramique Ex-Autobus Ile d'Orléans 28; bought in 1966.
74 1966 Prevost Panoramique
75 1967 Prevost Panoramique
76 1963 Prevost Panoramique
77 1967 GMDD TDH-5303 No rear door.
78 3/1969 Prevost T-49
79 1963 Prevost Panoramique Ex-Autobus Fortin #?; bought in 1970.
80-81 1971 Prevost TS-47
82 5/1972 Prevost TS-47
83 4/1973 Prevost Champion CTS-102
84 9/1974 Prevost Champion
85 5/1971 Prevost TS-47 Ex-Transport Fontaine 44; bought in 1975.
86 3/1975 Prevost Prestige PTS-47
505 1950 Prevost PI-? Ex-?; bought in December 1958.
4701 1947 Prevost PI-? Ex-?; bought in December 1958.

Buses with unknown fleet numbers

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Serial Notes
8/1944 GMC/Prevost 141
1945 GMC PDA-3702 530
3/1946 Ford/Prevost 204 25 passengers, wood body
5/1946 GMC/Prevost 209
1947 GMC/Prevost 4472983
  • Ex-? (Malbaie, QC); bought in Nov. 1949.
1948 Ford/Prevost P-493
  • Ex-? (Malbaie, QC); bought in Nov. 1949.

References