BC Transit 6103-6112

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Interior layout as delivered.
Interior layout of rebuilt units.

BC Transit 6103-6112 were General Motors Diesel Division TDH-4519 "New Look" buses built in 1966 for BC Hydro Transit as 762-771.

Ownership was transferred to the Urban Transit Authority upon its in 1980, renamed BC Transit in 1982.

The Victoria fleet was officially renumbered into the 8000 series in 1975, but these numbers only appeared on internal system rosters. The active Victoria fleet continued to display three digit numbers until the 1990s.

Units transferred to Municipal systems prior to 1996 were renumbered with their provincial fleet numbers; units transferred in 1996 and beyond retained their Victoria fleet number.

In 1990 762 and 767 received a rebuild extend the life of the vehicles by 12-15 years and upgrade to mirror the specifications of T6H-4523N buses. Work included updated interior paint and panelling, refurbishing existing seats, conversion of rear doors from push bar to treadle, installation of updated Driver's work station (Recaro seat, Tilt/Telescoping steering wheel and full sheild behind driver's seat), updated Taillight configuration, addition of clearance and marker lights, and conversion to vertical stack exhaust. Seating capacity was reduced by one during the modifications. Original plan was to rebuild all 1966-72 buses in this fashion, but was not done, the system opting instead to eventually replace the older units with accessible low floor buses.

Units Engine Transmission Seating Destination Sign
Pre-refurb Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9 43: Otaco OTA220 bench Rollsign
Post-refurb 42: Otaco OTA220 bench


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 Serial License Plate Paint Notes
762 6103 BCT GM TDH-4519 762 Garbally Garage 2006.jpg 1966 C233 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria.
  • Rebuilt to T6H 4523N specs in 1990.
  • Named "Spirit of Cayman Islands" for 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Transferred to Cowichan Valley in 2000.
  • Transferred to Victoria in 2006.
  • Purchased by Rick Norman for preservation in 2014.
763 6104 6104 1966 C234 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria.
  • Named "Spirit of Bermuda" for 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Transferred to Squamish as 6104 in 1994.
  • Scrapped in 1995.
764 6105 1966 C235 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria.
  • Named "Spirit of Dominica" for 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Transferred to Kamloops in 1997.
  • Retired in 1998
765 6106 1966 C236 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria.
  • Named "Spirit of Barbados" for 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Retired in 1995
766 6107 6107 1966 C237 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
767 6108 BCT GM 767 Restored 1966.jpg 1966 C238 BC Transit Paint Icon.jpg
  • Assigned to Victoria.
  • Rebuilt to T6H 4523N specs in 1990.
  • Named "Spirit of Norfolk Islands" for 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • retired in 2000
  • Sold to Norm Smith for preservation in 2002.
  • Restored to BC Hydro livery
  • Sold to US collector in 2018; currently in storage in Vancouver
768 6109 1966 C239 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria.
  • Named "Spirit of Antigua and Barbuda" for 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Retired July 1996
769 6110 769 6110 1966 C240 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
770 6111 1966 C241 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria.
  • Retired in 1991 after accident damage
771 6112 1966 C242 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria.
  • Named "Spirit of Grenadines" for 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Retired in 1995


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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
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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