BC Transit 6199-6203

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BC Transit 6199-6203 were General Motors Diesel Division TDH-4519 "New Look" buses built in 1972 for BC Hydro Transit as 785-786 and 787(1)-789(1).

Ownership of all units 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 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 Seating Rear Door Destination sign
Detroit Diesel
6V71N
Allison
VS2-6
43 Push 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
785 6199
785
6199
6199 1972 C022 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria
  • Transferred to Prince George as 6199 in 1990.
  • Transferred to Victoria as 785 in 1991.
  • Named "Spirit of Jersey" for 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Transferred to Vancouver (Oakridge) during Oak Street bridge rebuild, July-September 1995; Returned..
  • Transferred to Kamloops by 1996 as 6199
  • Transferred to store in Victoria in 1997.
  • Retired
786 6200 Victoria Regional Transit System 786-a.jpg 1972 C023 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria
  • Named "Spirit of Lesotho" for 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Transferred to Vancouver (Oakridge) during Oak Street bridge rebuild, July-September 1995; Returned..
  • Transferred to Sunshine Coast as 786 in 1996.
  • Transferred to Whistler in 1999.
  • Retired by 2000
787(1) 6201 6201 1972 C024 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria
  • Transferred to Nelson as 6201 in 1975 after garage fire destroyed most of Nelson fleet.
  • Transferred to Kamloops circa 1976.
  • Retired by 1997
788(1) 6202 6202 1972 C025 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria
  • Transferred to Nelson as 6202 in 1975 after garage fire destroyed most of Nelson fleet.
  • Transferred to Port Alberni in 1992.
  • Transferred to Nanaimo in 1993.
  • Transferred to Victoria in 1994 during Commonwealth Games.
  • Named "Spirit of Gambia" for 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Transferred to Kelowna in 1995.
  • Transferred to Abbotsford in 1996.
  • Retired by 2001
789(1) 6203 6203 1972 C026 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria
  • Transferred to Nelson as 6203 in 1975 after garage fire destroyed most of Nelson fleet.
  • Transferred to Terrace circa 1976??
  • Transferred to Vernon in 1992.
  • Transferred to Kamloops in 1995.
  • Transferred to Abbotsford in 1997.
  • Retired


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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, 1233-1253, 9101-9106, 9815-9828, 9831-9856
Nova 6000-6029, 9201-9210, 9211-9231, 9232-9267, 9268-9289, 9290-9300, 9301-9318, 9319-9433, 9434, 9435-9446, 9447-9486
Double Deck 9021-9039, 9041-9049, 9501-9526, 9528, 9529-9531, 9532-9542, 9543-9550
Vicinity 3001-3015, 4007-4061, 4062-4070, 4071-4073, 4200-4233, 4234-4248, 4400-4432, 4433-4474
Aero Elite 3016-3023, 3024-3028
ARBOC 2311-2315, 2316-2377, 2378-2449, 2451-2557, 2558-2624, 2625-2640, 2641-2662, 2663-2687, 2723-2756
Sprinter 2340-2341, 2345-2346, 2368
Micro Bird 2688-2722, 2757-2784, 2785-2801
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