BC Transit 5851-5884

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BC Transit 5851-5884 were General Motors Diesel Division T6H-5307N "New Look" buses built in 1981.

This order was placed by the Urban Transit Authority, and were allocated to the Capital Region and Kamloops systems. Units assigned to Victoria were internally numbered in the 8000 series, but only the last 3 digits were displayed on the bus.

Engine Transmission Seating Destination Sign
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730 Rollsign

Details

All buses in the Victoria fleet in 1994 were given names honouring the countries participating in the Commonwealth Games that took place in the city that year. These names (ie. Spirit of Canada) were displayed on the right side of the windshield of each bus.[1]

Fleet
Number
Renumbers Provincial
Number
Thumbnail Date VIN License Plate Paint Notes
837 5851 1981 2GHYT82W7B3500611 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
838 5852 1981 2GHYT82W9B3500612 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria as 838.
  • Named "Spirit of Gibraltar" for the 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Retired in 2003.
  • Sold to Metro Transit as 510 in 2003.
839 5853 1981 2GHYT82W0B3500613 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria as 839.
  • Named "Spirit of Vanuatu" for the 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Sent to storage in 2002.
  • Scrapped in 2007.
840 5854 1981 2GHYT82W2B3500614 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
841 5855 1981 2GHYT82W4B3500615 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria as 841.
  • Named "Spirit of Wales" for the 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Retired in 2003.
  • Sold to Metro Transit as 511 in 2003.
842 5856 1981 2GHYT82W6B3500616 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria as 842.
  • Named "Spirit of Wales" for the 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Retired in 2003.
  • Donated to Camosun College Heavy Mechanics Program.
843 5857 1981 2GHYT82W8B3500617 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
844 5858 Victoria Regional Transit System 844-a.jpg 1981 2GHYT82WXB3500618 8578 NN CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria as 844.
  • Named "Spirit of Maldives" for the 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Retired circa 2003.
  • Sold in 2003.
845 5859 Victoria Regional Transit 845.jpg 1981 2GHYT82W1B3500619 8579 NN CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria as 845.
  • Named "Spirit of Hong Kong" for the 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Retired in November 2001.
  • Sold for scrap in 2004.
846 5860 1981 2GHYT82W8B3500620 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria as 846.
  • Named "Spirit of Bermuda" for the 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Retired in July 2002.
  • Sold for scrap in 2004.
847 5861 1981 2GHYT82WXB3500621 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria as 847.
  • Named "Spirit of Dominica" for the 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Retired circa 2003.
  • Sold in 2003.
848 5862 1981 2GHYT82W1B3500622 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria as 848.
  • Named "Spirit of St. Vincent and the Grenadines" for the 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Sent to storage in 2002.
  • Reactivated in Victoria in 2005.
  • Retired in June 2006.
  • Scrapped in September 2007.
849 5863 1981 2GHYT82W3B3500623 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria as 849.
  • Named "Spirit of Falkland Islands" for the 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Retired in April 2001.
  • Sold for scrap in 2004.
850 5864 1981 2GHYT82W5B3500624 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria as 850.
  • Named "Spirit of Sierra Leone" for the 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Retired in July 2002.
  • Sold for scrap in 2004.
851 5865 1981 2GHYT82W7B3500625 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria as 851.
  • Named "Spirit of New Zealand" for the 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Retired in 2003.
  • Sold to Metro Transit as 512 in 2003.
852 5866 1981 2GHYT82W9B3500626 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria as 852.
  • Named "Spirit of Gibraltar" for the 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Retired in 2003.
  • Sold to Metro Transit as 513 in 2003.
853 5867 1981 2GHYT82W0B3500627 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria as 853.
  • Named "Spirit of Swaziland" for the 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Retired in February 2002.
  • Sold for scrap in 2004.
854 5868 1981 2GHYT82W2B3500628 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
855 5869 1981 2GHYT82W4B3500629 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria as 855.
  • Named "Spirit of Ghana" for the 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Transferred to Comox Valley.
  • Retired in 2003.
856 5870 1981 2GHYT82W0B3500630 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
857 5871 1981 2GHYT82W2B3500631 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria as 857.
  • Named "Spirit of Grenada" for the 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Retired in 2000.
  • Sold for scrap in 2004.
858 5872 1981 2GHYT82W4B3500632 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria as 858.
  • Named "Spirit of Trinidad and Tobago" for the 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Retired in 2003.
  • Sold to National Motorcoach as 153 in 2003.
  • Still operable and for sale in 2021.
859 5873 1981 2GHYT82W6B3500633 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria as 859.
  • Named "Spirit of Kenya" for the 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Retired in 1999.
  • Sold for scrap in 2004.
860 5874 1981 2GHYT82W8B3500634 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria as 860.
  • Named "Spirit of Uganda" for the 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Transferred to Kelowna in 2002.
  • Retired in 2003.
  • Sold to private owner in 2004.
861 5875 1981 2GHYT82WXB3500635 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria as 861.
  • Named "Spirit of Singapore" for the 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Retired in July 2001.
  • Sold for scrap in 2004.
862 5876 1981 2GHYT82W1B3500636 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria as 862.
  • Named "Spirit of Sri Lanka" for the 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • To store in 2002, power train removed for use in other vehicles.
  • Shell donated to Mill Bay Fire Department in 2006.
863 5877 1981 2GHYT82W3B3500637 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria as 863.
  • Named "Spirit of Wales" for the 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Transferred to Kelowna in 2002.
  • Retired in 2003.
864 5878 1981 2GHYT82W5B3500638 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria as 864.
  • Named "Spirit of Zimbabwe" for the 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Transferred to Prince Rupert.
  • Retired in October 2002.
  • Sold for scrap in 2004.
865 5879 1981 2GHYT82W7B3500639 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria as 865.
  • Named "Spirit of Northern Ireland" for the 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Retired in 2001.
  • Sold for scrap in 2004.
5880 5880 1981 2GHYT82W3B3500640 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
5881 5881 1981 2GHYT82W5B3500641 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
5882 5882 1981 2GHYT82W7B3500642 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
5883 5883 1981 2GHYT82W9B3500643 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Originally assigned to Kamloops.
  • Transferred to Kelowna in 1998.
  • Retired in 2000.
5884 5884 Nanaimo Regional Transit System 5884-a.jpg 1981 2GHYT82W2B3500644 8579 RM CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Originally assigned to Kamloops.
  • Transferred to Nanaimo in 1985.
  • Transferred to Kelowna in 1998.
  • Transferred to storage in Victoria in 2006.
  • Retired in 2006.
  • Scrapped in September 2007.


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Current Bus Fleet
New Flyer 1020-1044, 1045-1069, 1070-1114, 1115-1139, 1140-1147, 1148-1185, 1186-1202, 1203-1212, 1213-1232, 9101-9106, 9815-9828, 9831-9856, 9861-9878, 9881-9891
Nova 6000-6029, 9201-9210, 9211-9231, 9232-9267, 9268-9289, 9290-9300, 9301-9318, 9319-9433, 9434, 9435-9446, 9447-9486
Vicinity 3001-3015, 4007-4061, 4062-4070, 4071-4073, 4200-4233, 4400-4432, 4433-4474
Double Deck 9021-9039, 9041-9049, 9501-9526, 9527, 9528, 9529-9531, 9532-9542
Aero Elite 3016-3023, 3024-3028
Sprinter 2340-2341, 2345-2346, 2368, 2450
Girardin 2688-2722
ARBOC 2316-2377, 2378-2449, 2451-2557, 2558-2624, 2625-2640, 2641-2662, 2663-2687, 2723-2756
Polar 2173-2240
Retired Bus Fleet--Victoria and Municipal/Regional Systems
GM Old Look 571, 581, 610-611, 612-615, 621-627, 641-645, 661-662, 671-678, 701-706, 711-720, 6001, 8705, 8707
GM New Look 746-753, 754-761, 762-771, 772-779, 780-781, 782-784, 785-786, 790-793, 800-812. 837-865, 866-879, 900, 902-903, 904, 906-907, 909, 911, 950(1)-953(1), 954(1)-955(1), 956(1), 957-958, 959(1)-960(1), 961(1), 959(2)-961(2), 962, 963-967, 968-972, 973-975, 5202, 5206, 5209, 5211, 5349, 5350, 5457-5459, 5479-5480, 5491-5492, 5509-5511, 5541-5542, 5543-5544, 5551-5552, 5573, 5599, 5601-5604, 5606-5610, 5623, 5625, 5695, 5880-5884, 5900-5904, 5910, 5913-5915, 6000, 6052, 6053-6060, 6061-6062, 6081-6088, 6089-6090, 6104, 6107, 6110, 6124, 6155, 6171, 6179-6180, 6195, 6199, 6201-6203, 6209-6241, 6244-6251, 6263-6268, 6272-6273, 6301-6302, 6311-6314, 6315-6316, 6317-6319, 6380, 8831.
GM/MCI Classic 920-928, 929-940, 941-956, 8901-8904, 8905-8910, 8911-8915, 8917-8919
Orion I 6701-6706, 6707-6710, 6711-6716, 6720-6735, 6750-6765, 6766-6781, 6782-6789
Orion V 600-609, 610
New Flyer 1000-1019, 8001-8009, 8010-8033, 8034-8048, 8049-8094, 8095-8117, 9701-9749, 9750-9760
Goshen Sentry C614, C615
Dennis Dart SLF 0001-0018, 0101-0116, 0221-0237, 9051-9078, 9081-9085, 9901-9904, 9905-9909, 9910-9951
Double Deck 9001-9010
Navistar Arrow III C610-C613
Aero Elite C617-C621
El Dorado Escort RE C901(1)-C905(1), 5522-5526
Overland ELF C701-C708
ARBOC 2301-2310, 2311-2315
Polar C550-C578, C579-C597, C900-C909, C910-C925, C927-C960, C961-C974, C975-C998, B001-B035, 2040-2074, 2077-2121, 2122-2172
Sprinter L102
Vancouver System 1980-1999
Trolleybuses
CC & F/ Brill 2101-2186, 2201-2288, 2289-2290, 2301-2354, 2355-2356, 2357-2371, 2401-2416
Flyer E 800 2601-2650
Flyer E 901A/E902 2701-2799, 2801-2899, 2901-2947,
Conventional Buses 1980-1995--old 4 digit numbering system
CC & F Brill CD52A 3404-3405, 3409, 3418
GM New Look 3001, 3201-3215, 3296-3299, 3501-3510, 3511-3514, 3515-3516, 3551-3555, 3556-3557, 3591-3592, 3593-3594, 3601-3622, 3617-3626, 3631-3642, 3646-3648, 3649-3656, 3691-3694, 3701-3707, 3708-3717, 3718-3737, 3738-3744, 3801-3805, 3806-3815, 3816-3820, 3820(2), 3821, 3822-3824, 3901-3909, 3908-3911, 3951-3954, 3955-3957, 3957(2), 3958-3959, 3960, 3961-3962, 3980, 3993-3996, 4401-4405, 4551-4555, 4630, 4648-4652, 4691-4699, 4701-4723, 4724-4733, 4734-4757, 4758-4761, 4762-4768, 4769-4771, 4772-4778, 4779-4781, 4782-4788, 4789-4790, 4901-4914, 4915, 4916-4920, 5301-5310, 5323-5327, 5401-5412, 5501(2)-5502(2), 5501(3)-5502(3), 5503, 5508-5510, 5511-5526, 5527-5532, 5532, 5551-5552, 5561-5567, 5571-5575, 5601-5616, 5601(2), 5617-5622, 5631-5640, 5641-5647, 5648-5657, 5648(2)-5652(2), 5726-5737, 5735(2), 5737(2), 5738-5739, 5747, 5749, 5901-5913, 6748, 6748, 6751, 6904, 6906-6907, 6909, 6911, 6956-6958, 7201-7203, 7203(2), 7204-7205, 7206, 7206(2), 7207-7208, 7209,7211, 7213-7215, 7298-7299, 7401-7406, 7501-7513, 7511(2)-7512(2), 7521-7522, 7591-7592, 7594, 7801-7808, 7811-7814, 7901-7919, 7920-7937, 7938-7943, 7944, 7938(2)-7942(2), 7943, 7944(2), 7945-7949, 7951-7954, 7955-7956, 7961-7980, 7981-7992, 7993-7997, 9401-9403, 9408-9410, 9417-9419, 9501-9505, 9551-9555, 9601-9607, 9608-9614, 9615(2)-9618(2), 9619, 9651-9680, 9681-9683, 9691-9694, 9801-9808, 9901-9925, 9926-9935, 9936-9948, 9949, 9950-9951, 9952.
Prevost V48-S 5501-5505
Flyer D700A 3151-3158, 5101-5160
Flyer D800/E800 3101-3150,3151(2)-3152(2), 5137(2)-5150(2), 5161-5165, 5194(2), 5198(2), 5151(2)-5165(2), 5166-5199
Flyer D901A 3301-3335, 3165-3199
GM/MCI Classic 3201-3220, 3221-3230, 3401, 3402-3428, 4411-4422, 4430-4449, 5411-5425, 5426-5428, 5430-5481, 5482, 5483-5490, 7411-7416, 9401(2)-9403(2), 9404-9405, 9411-9422, 9420(2)-9422(2), 9423-9424, 9430-9445
New Flyer D40 3231-3240, 3301(2)-3335(2), 3336-3343, 3344-3364, 4301-4334, 4335-4342, 7251-7261, 7306-7306, 9201-9222, 9301-9302
New Flyer D60 9001-9021
El Dorado Escort RE 9581-9585
Orion I A099, 3599,9599
Converntional Fleet 1995-1999--Garage Prefix number system
GM New Look 4101-4115, 5501-5503, 5504-5508, 5509-5521, 6601-6630, 7701-7707, 8801-8805, 8806-8810, 8811-8818, 8820-8835, 9101-9115, 9116-9127, 9901-9906, 9907-9910, 9911-9940, 9941-9970, 9971-9997
Flyer D800/E800 1101-1108,1109-1157
Flyer D901A 1158-1192
Flyer D800B 1205-1208, 1213-1223
Flyer D900 1617, 1619, 1642-1644, 1647, 1650, 1653, 1671, 1689, 1694, 1743, 1752-1753, 1757, 1770, 1802, 1815, 1819, 1854,1879
GM/MCI Classic 4116-4143, 4144-4492, 4193-4199, 4201-4278
New Flyer D40 3101-3199, 3201-3210), 3211-3257
New Flyer C40 3258-3282
New Flyer C40LF 3283-3299, 3301-3308
New Flyer D40LF 7101-7150, 7151-7243, 7247-7297
New Flyer F40LF 7244-7246
NovaBus LFS 7298
New Flyer D60 3001-3021
New Flyer D60LF 8001-8021
El Dorado Escort RE 5522-5526
Orion I 5527
Orion Ii 5101-5119
Systems
North Central 100 Mile House, Bella Coola, Bulkley Nechako, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Hazeltons, Kitimat, Port Edward, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Quesnel, Skeena, Smithers, Terrace, Williams Lake
Vancouver Island Campbell River, Comox Valley, Cowichan Valley, Mount Waddington, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Salt Spring Island, Victoria
South Coast Agassiz-Harrison, Central Fraser Valley, Chilliwack, Hope, Powell River, Pemberton Valley, Squamish, Sunshine Coast, Whistler
Southern Interior Ashcroft-Clinton, Clearwater, Kamloops, Kelowna, Merritt, Revelstoke, Shuswap, South Okanagan-Similkameen, Vernon
Kootenays Boundary, Columbia Valley, Cranbrook, Creston Valley, Elk Valley, Kimberley, West Kootenay
Former Systems Vancouver, Golden
  1. BC Transit Victoria fleet table showing names assigned to buses https://www.transitmuseumsociety.org/nextstop/Docs/Commonwealth%20Games%201994.pdf