BC Transit 2601-2650

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BC Transit 2601-2650 were Flyer Industries E800 trolley buses built in 1975-1976.

This order was placed by the Bureau of Transit Services for BC Hydro Transit, alongside a similar order for diesel buses.

The trolley buses were built with new bodies supplied by Flyer Industries, and motors and controls sourced from retired Vancouver CC&F/Brill trolley buses, as well vehicles purchased second-hand from Kitchener and Calgary. These old electronics eventually proved unreliable; 2601 was fitted with Brown Boveri solid state controls in the late 1970s as a test, and 2635 was retrofitted with Westinghouse controls as part of an unsuccessful test.

With continuing unreliability of the second-hand electronics, most of the buses were put in storage in 1984, after delivery of the E901A/E902 trolley buses. Units 2602-2625 were Active induring the 1986 Expo. A rebuild program was undertaken in the late 1980s to convert the trolley buses to diesel operation, using powertrains sourced from retired Flyer D700A buses. Buses converted to diesel were popularly known as "triesels". 2601 was not part of the conversion program, and was retired following the 1986 Expo.

BC Hydro Transit fleet ownership transferred to Urban Transit Authority (UTA) and operations assumed by Metro Transit Operating Company (MTOC) in April 1980. UTA renamed BC Transit in 1982; MTOC operations in Vancouver and Victoria moved into BC Transit in April 1985


Engine Transmission Seating Rear Door Destination Sign
General Electric motor as Built
Detroit Diesel 6V71N on retrofit
GE Controls
Spicer 183
47: American Seating 6426 Dual Stream
Treadle
Rollsign


Details

Fleet
Number
Renumbers Provincial
Number
Thumbnail Date Serial License Plate Paint Notes
2601 2601 1975 0527 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
2602 5190
B1150
2602 BC Hydro Transit 2602-a.jpg 1975 0528 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in November 1984.
  • Active in May 1986; to store in November 1986.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5190.
  • Renumbered to B1150 in 1996.
  • To Surrey in October 1998.
  • Retired in 1999
2603 5182
B1142
2603 BC Hydro Transit 2603-a.jpg 1975 0529 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in November 1984.
  • Active in May 1986; to store in November 1986.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5182.
  • Renumbered to B1142 in 1996.
  • Retired in 1999
2604 5174
B1134
2604 BC Transit Transit 2604-a.jpg 1975 0530 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in November 1984.
  • Active in May 1986; to store in November 1986.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5174.
  • Renumbered to B1134 in 1996.
  • To Surrey by 1998.
  • Retired in 1999
2605 5192
B1152
2605 BC Transit 2605-a.jpg 1975 0531 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in November 1984.
  • Active in May 1986; to store in November 1986.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5192.
  • Renumbered to B1152 in 1996.
  • To Surrey in October 1998.
  • Retired in 1999
2606 5179
B1139
2606 1975 0532 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in November 1984.
  • Active in May 1986; to store in November 1986.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5179.
  • Renumbered to B1139 in 1996.
  • Retired in 1999
2607 5183
B1143
2607 1975 0533 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in November 1984.
  • Active in May 1986; to store in November 1986.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5183.
  • Renumbered to B1143 in 1996.
  • Retired in 1999
2608 5189
B1149
2608 BC Transit 2608-a.jpg 1975 0534 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in November 1984.
  • Active in May 1986; to store in November 1986.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5189.
  • Renumbered to B1149 in 1996.
  • Retired in 1999
2609 5186
B1146
2609 1975 0535 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in November 1984.
  • Active in May 1986; to store in November 1986.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5186.
  • Renumbered to B1146 in 1996.
  • Retired in 1999
2610 5169
B1129
2610 1975 0536 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in November 1984.
  • Active in May 1986; to store in November 1986.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5169.
  • Renumbered to B1129 in 1996.
  • To Surrey in December 1998.
  • Retired in 1999
2611 5178
B1138
2611 1975 0537 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in November 1984.
  • Active in May 1986; to store in November 1986.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5178.
  • Renumbered to B1138 in 1996.
  • Retired in 1999
2612 5190
B1150
2612 1975 0538 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in November 1984.
  • Active in May 1986; to store in November 1986.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5190.
  • Renumbered to B1150 in 1996.
  • To Surrey in October 1998.
  • Retired in 1999
2613 5185
B1145
2613 1975 0539 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in June 1984.
  • Active in May 1986; to store in November 1986.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5185.
  • Renumbered to B1145 in 1996.
  • To Surrey in July 1998.
  • Retired in 1999
2614 5188
B1148
2614 BC Hydro Transit 2614-a.jpg 1975 0540 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in June 1984.
  • Active in May 1986; to store in November 1986.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5188.
  • Renumbered to B1148 in 1996.
  • To Port Coquitlam in 1999.
  • Retired in 1999
2615 5173
B1133
2615 1975 0541 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in June 1984.
  • Active in May 1986; to store in November 1986.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5173.
  • Renumbered to B1133 in 1996.
  • Retired in 1999
2616 5187
B1147
2616 1975 0542 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in June 1984.
  • Active in May 1986; to store in November 1986.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5187.
  • Renumbered to B1147 in 1996.
  • Retired in 1999
2617 5189
B1140
2617 1975 0543 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in June 1984.
  • Active in May 1986; to store in November 1986.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5180.
  • Renumbered to B1140 in 1996.
  • Retired in 1999
2618 5168
B1128
2618 1975 0544 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in June 1984.
  • Active in May 1986; to store in November 1986.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5168.
  • Renumbered to B1128 in 1996.
  • To Surrey in October 1997.
  • Retired in July 1998
2619 5171
B1131
2619 1975 0545 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in June 1984.
  • Active in May 1986; to store in November 1986.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5171.
  • Renumbered to B1131 in 1996.
  • Retired in 1999
2620 5193
B1153
2620 1975 0546 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in November 1984.
  • Active in May 1986; to store in November 1986.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5193.
  • Renumbered to B1153 in 1996.
  • To Surrey in 1998.
  • Retired in 1999
2621 5170
B1130
2621 1975 0547 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in November 1984.
  • Active in May 1986; to store in November 1986.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5170.
  • Renumbered to B1130 in 1996.
  • Retired in 1998
2622 5177
B1137
2622 1975 0548 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in November 1984.
  • Active in May 1986; to store in November 1986.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5177.
  • Renumbered to B1137 in 1996.
  • To Surrey in December 1998.
  • Retired in 1999
2623 5172
B1132
2623 1975 0549 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in June 1984.
  • Active in May 1986; to store in November 1986.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5172.
  • Renumbered to B1132 in 1996.
  • Retired in 1999
2624 5181
B1141
2624 1975 0550 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in June 1984.
  • Active in May 1986; to store in November 1986.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5181.
  • Renumbered to B1141 in 1996.
  • To Surrey in January 1999.
  • Retired in March 1999
2625 5192
B1151
2625 1975 0551 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in June 1984.
  • Active in May 1986; to store in November 1986.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5192.
  • Renumbered to B1151 in 1996.
  • Retired in 1999
2626 5164
B1124
2626 1975 0552 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in June 1984.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5164.
  • Renumbered to B1124 in 1996.
  • To Surrey in December 1997.
  • Retired in 1999
2627 5158
B1118
2627 1975 0553 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in June 1984.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5158.
  • Renumbered to B1118 in 1996.
  • To Surrey in December 1997.
  • To Port Coquitlamin March 1998.
  • Retired in 1999
2628 5162
B1122
2628 BC Hydro Transit 2628-a.jpg 1975 0554 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in June 1984.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5162.
  • Renumbered to B1122 in 1996.
  • Retired in 1999
2629 5155
B1115
2629 1975 0555 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in June 1984.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5155.
  • Renumbered to B1115 in 1996.
  • Retired in 1998
2630 5167
B1127
2630 1975 0556 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in June 1984.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5167.
  • Renumbered to B1127 in 1996.
  • Retired in 1999
2631 5175
B1135
2631 1975 0557 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in June 1984.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5175.
  • Renumbered to B1135 in 1996.
  • To Surrey in December 1998.
  • Retired
2632 5154
B1114
2632 1975 0558 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in June 1984.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5154.
  • Renumbered to B1114 in 1996.
  • To Surrey in December 1997.
  • to Burnaby in September 1998.
  • Retired in 1999
2633 5153
B1113
2633 1975 0559 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in June 1984.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5153.
  • Renumbered to B1113 in 1996.
  • Retired in 1998
2634 5176
B1136
2634 1975 0560 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in June 1984.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5176.
  • Renumbered to B1136 in 1996.
  • Retired in 1998
2635 5151
B1111
2635 1975 0561 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • Retrofitted with Westinghouse controls.
  • Suffered engine compartment fire as result
  • To store in 1983.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5151.
  • Renumbered to B1111 in 1996.
  • To Surrey in July 1998.
  • Retired in 1999
2636 5160
B1120
2636 1975 0562 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in June 1984.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5160.
  • Renumbered to B1120 in 1996.
  • Retired in 1999
2637 5152
B1112
2637 1975 0563 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in June 1984.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5152.
  • Renumbered to B1112 in 1996.
  • Retired in 1999
2638 5156
B1116
2638 BC Hydro Transit 2638-a.jpg 1975 0564 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in June 1984.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5156.
  • Renumbered to B1116 in 1996.
  • Retired in 1999
2639 5166
B1126
2639 BC Hydro Tansit 2639-a.jpg 1975 0565 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • Loaned to Seattle in October 1976 as a demonstrator.
  • To store in June 1984.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5166.
  • Renumbered to B1126 in 1996.
  • Retired in 1998
2640 5165
B1125
2640 BC Hydro Transit 2640-a.jpg 1975 0566 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in June 1984.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5165.
  • Renumbered to B1125 in 1996.
  • Retired in 1998
2641 5159
B1119
2641 1975 0567 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in June 1984.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5159.
  • Renumbered to B1119 in 1996.
  • Retired in 1998
2642 5161
B1121
2642 BC Hydro Transit 2642-a.jpg 1975 0568 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in June 1984.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5161.
  • Renumbered to B1121 in 1996.
  • Retired in 1999
  • Donated to Vancouver Fire Department.
2643 5163
B1123
2643 1975 0569 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in June 1984.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5163.
  • Renumbered to B1123 in 1996.
  • To Surrey in July 1998.
  • Retired in 1999
2644 5157
B1117
2644 1975 0570 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in June 1984.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5157.
  • Renumbered to B1117 in 1996.
  • To Port Coquitlamin December 1998.
  • Retired in 1999
2645 5194
3152(2)
V1110
2645 1975 0571 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in June 1984.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5194.
  • To Oakridge as 3152 in early 1990s; equipped with de-icing poles.
  • Renumbered to V1110 in 1996.
  • Donated to TRAMS
  • stripped for parts and scrapped
  • Retired in 2000
2646 5195
B1154
2646 1975 0572 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in June 1984.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5195.
  • Renumbered to B1154 in 1996.
  • Retired in 1999
2647 5197
B1156
2647 1975 0573 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in June 1984.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5197.
  • Renumbered to B1156 in 1996.
  • To Surrey in December 1997.
  • Retired in 1999
2648 5196
B1155
2648 1975 0574 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in June 1984.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5196.
  • Renumbered to B1155 in 1996.
  • Retired in 1999
2649 3151(2)
V1109
2649
2649 1975 0575 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in June 1984.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5198.
  • To Oakridge as 3151 in early 1990s; equipped with de-icing poles.
  • Renumbered to V1109 in 1996.
  • Retired in 2001
  • Donated to TRAMS as V1109.
  • Restored as 2649 in original orange and yellow livery
2650 5199
B1157
2650 BC Hydro Transit 2650-a.jpg 1975 0576 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Oakridge
  • To store in June 1984.
  • Converted to diesel and assigned to Burnaby as 5199.
  • Renumbered to B1157 in 1996.
  • To Surrey in July 1997.
  • Retired in 1999