BC Transit 6150-6157

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BC Transit 6150-6157 were General Motors Diesel Division TDH-4519 "New Look" buses built in 1969 for BC Hydro Transit as 772-779.

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.


Engine Transmission Seated Capacity Seat Type Rear Door Destination Sign
Detroit Diesel
6V71N
Allison
VH9
43 OTA220
Bench
2 pc.
Push Type
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 Serial License Plate Paint Notes
772 6150 1969 C037 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria
  • Named "Spirit of Trinidad and Tobago" for 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Retired in 1995.
773 6151 1969 C038 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria
  • Named "Spirit of Gambia" for 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Transferred to Oakridge as temp bus during Oak St Bridge rebuild July-September 1995; returned.
  • Transferred to Sunshine Coast Transit System in 1996
  • Retired by 1998
774 6151 1969 C039 6151 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria
  • Named "Spirit of Brunei" for 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Retired in 1996
775 6153 1969 C040 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria
  • Named "Spirit of British Virgin Islands" for 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Transferred to Prince George in 1996.
  • Retired by 1997.
776 "6154 1969 C041 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria
  • Named "Spirit of Barbados" for 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Transferred to Kamloops Oct 1997
  • Retired in 1998
777 6155 6155 777.jpg 1969 C041 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria as 777
  • Named "Spirit of Botswana" for 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Transferred to Oakridge as temp bus during Oak St Bridge rebuild July-September 1995; returned.
  • Transferred to Kamloops Transit System as 6155 in Oct 1995
  • Retired by 1997
778 6156 1969 C043 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria
  • Named "Spirit of Guernsey" for 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Transferred to Squamish in 1995
  • Retired by 1996
779 6157 1969 C044 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria
  • Named "Spirit of Antigua and Barbuda" for 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Transferred to Oakridge as temp bus during Oak St Bridge rebuild July-September 1995; returned.
  • Retired in 1995
  1. BC Transit Victoria fleet table showing names assigned to buses https://www.transitmuseumsociety.org/nextstop/Docs/Commonwealth%20Games%201994.pdf