Canada Coach Lines

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Canada Coach Lines or Canada Coach was a wholly owned subsidiary of the Hamilton Street Railway. They had some scheduled runs in the Brantford, Hamilton & Niagara areas as well as charters.

History

  • Established in 1923.
  • Canada Coach Lines bought the Hamilton Street Railway from Ontario Hydro in 1946. A short time later the corporate arrangement was changed so that the CCL was the subsidiary.
  • HSR was sold to the City of Hamilton in 1960.
  • HSR sold CCL to Trentway-Wagar Coach Lines in 1993.

Operations

  • Operated transit service in Cambridge (Galt) from 1950 until January 31, 1962.

All-Time Coach Roster

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
90 1946 CC&F C-36
91-93 1960 GMC TGH-3102
101-102 1967 Blue Bird All Canadian RE
111 Van Hool Unknown year and model
128 1989 MCI 102-C3
142 1989 MCI 102-C3
181-184, 192,
195-197
1946 CC&F C-36 Ex-HSR same #'s.
210 1946 CC&F C-36 Ex-HSR 210.
214-218 1950 CC&F CD-36A Ex-HSR same #'s.
417 1932 White 613
431, 433,
435, 437,
439
White Unknown year and model
481-488 1953 CC&F CD-44A Ex-HSR same #'s.
491-492 1947 Twin 41-S Ex-HSR same #'s.
621-629 1964 GMDD TDH-4519 Ex-HSR same #'s.
627 1941 Ford 19B Ex-Erie Coach Lines #?.
629, 631,
633, 635
1942 Ford 29B Ex-Erie Coach Lines #?.
639, 641 1943 Ford 49B Ex-Erie Coach Lines #?.
643, 645 1945 Ford 59B Ex-Erie Coach Lines #?.
647, 649 1942 Ford 29B Ex-Erie Coach Lines #?.
651-659 (odd #'s) 1941 Ford 19B Ex-Grey Coach Lines 850-854; bought in 1946.
661-669 (odd #'s) 1942 Ford 29B Ex-Grey Coach Lines 855-859; bought in 1946.
671 1940 Ford 09B Ex-Weaver Coach Line #?.
673 1944 Ford ?9B Ex-Charles Coach Lines #?.
675 1939 Ford ?9B Ex-Charles Coach Lines #?.
677 1947 Ford 99T Ex-Brantford Transit #?.
679, 681 1946 Ford 59B Ex-Erie Coach Lines #?.
683, 685 1941 Ford 19B Ex-Erie Coach Lines #?.
687 1944 Ford 49B Ex-Erie Coach Lines #?.
701-721 (odd #'s) 1937 White 706M
723-739 (odd #'s) 1938 White 706M
741-789 (odd #'s) 1939 White 706M
791, 793 1941 White WA120
795 GMC
  • Tractor-trailer bus
  • Unknown year and model
797 1939 Mack CQ
801-813 (odd #'s) 1942 White 782
821, 823,
825
1947 Twin 41-S Ex-Erie Coach Lines 40-42.
827 1948 GMC TGH-3207 Ex-Van Dyke's Sightseeing #?.
831, 833,
835, 837
1947 Twin 38-S Ex-Canadian Pacific Transport 12-15.
901-939 (odd #'s) 1944 White 798
941, 943 1945 White 798
945, 947,
949
1945 White 798-10
966 1989 MCI 102-C3
1000-1001 MCI MC-8
  • Unknown year.
  • Possibly numbered 1200-1201.
  • Leased from Paling Industries.
1101-1119 (odd #'s) 1946 CC&F IC-41 Ordered as 941-959.
1121, 1123 1947 Aerocoach P-371 Ex Erie Coach Lines #?.
1151-1169 (odd #'s) 1946 CC&F C-36
1201, 1203 1946 Flxible Clipper 29BR-46
1205-1237 (odd #'s) 1947 Flxible Clipper 29BI-47
1239-1253 (odd #'s) 1948 Flxible Clipper 37BI-48
1255-1277 (odd #'s) 1949 Flxible Clipper 33BI-49
1279 1941 Flxible Clipper 29BR-41 Ex-Erie Coach Lines #?.
1281, 1283 1945 Flxible Clipper 29BR-45 Ex-Erie Coach Lines #?.
1285 1947 Flxible Clipper 29BI-47 Ex-Erie Coach Lines #?.
1287, 1289 1947 Flxible Clipper 29BI-47 Ex-Western Ontario Motorways #?.
1401-1419 (odd #'s) 1941 Flxible Clipper 33BR-41 Ex-Provincial Transport 440-449; bought in 1949.
1421, 1423 1941 Flxible Clipper 29BR-41
1426, 1429 1944 Flxible Clipper 29BR44 Ex-Provincial Transport 4450-4451.
1431, 1433,
1435, 1437,
1441, 1443,
1445, 1447
1945 Flxible Clipper 29BR45 Ex-Provincial Transport 4501-4505, 4507-4509; bought in 1949.
1449, 1451,
1453
1945 Flxible Clipper 29BR45
1455, 1457,
1459
1946 Flxible Clipper 29BR46 Ex-Provincial Transport 4620-4622; bought in 1949.
1501-1539 (odd #'s) 1951 CC&F ICWD-29
1601-1615 (odd #'s) 1/1953 CC&F CD-44A
1631-1641 1956 CC&F CD-44A Ex-HSR 401-402, 411, 407, 409, 406, 408, 410, 403-405; transferred in 1968-70.
1651 4/1956 CC&F CD-44A
1652-1653 1956 CC&F CD-44A Ex-HSR 433-434; transferred in 1969.
1661, 1665-1669 Canada Coach Lines 1665-a.jpg 1956 CC&F CD-44A Ex-HSR 421, 425-429; transferred in 1971-72.
1671-1681 1957 GMC TDH-4512 Ex-HSR 501-511; transferred in 1976.
1691-1698 1958 GMC TDH-4512 Ex-HSR 552, 562, 555-557, 551, 558 & 560; transferred in 1976-77.
1701-1725 (odd #'s) 1955 GMC TDM-4515
1751-1757 (odd #'s) 1956 GMC TDM-4515
1761-1767 (odd #'s) Canada Coach Lines 1767-a.jpg 1958 GMC TDM-4515
1801, 1803 1958 GMC PD-4104
1821-1829 (odd #'s) 1959 GMC PD-4104
1901-1911 (odd #'s) 1960 GMC SDM-4501
1931, 1933,
1935
1961 GMC SDM-4501
1941-1947 (odd #'s) Canada Coach Lines 1947-a.jpg 1963 GMDD SDM-4502
1951-1963 (odd #'s) 1965 GMDD SDM-4502
1971-1979 (odd #'s) 1966 GMDD SDM-4502
1981-1991 (odd #'s) 1967 GMDD SDM-4502
1992-1997 1968 GMDD SDM-4502
2101, 2103 3/1965 MCI MCC-5A
2121 1968 Western Flyer Canuck 600A
2125-2126 Canada Coach Lines 2125-a.jpg 1972 GMC S8M-5304A
2131-2133 3/1973 MCI MC-5B
2134-2136 1973 MCI MC-5B
2137 4/1973 MCI MC-5B
2138-2139 1973 MCI MC-5B
2141 1974 MCI MC-5B
2142-2143 9/1974 MCI MC-5B
2144-2145 10/1974 MCI MC-5B
2151-2152 5/1975 MCI MC-5B
2153-2156 1975 MCI MC-5B
2160 1979 MCI MC-9
2161-2163 4/1979 MCI MC-9
2164-2169 1979 MCI MC-9
2171 11/1979 Prevost LeMirage
2172 Prevost LeMirage
2173 12/1980 Prevost LeMirage
2174 4/1981 Prevost LeMirage
2175 9/1982 Prevost LeMirage
2181-2183 1985 MCI 96-A3
2191-2196 1989 MCI 102-AW3
2201-2203 Canada Coach Lines 2203-a.jpg 1988 MCI TC40-102A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
2204-2209 1989 MCI TC40-102A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
2301 1992 MCI 102-C3

All-Time School Bus Roster

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Body Manufacturer Model/Chassis Engine Transmission Notes
1-2 1954 GMC School Bus
11, 13,
15, 17,
19
School Bus Unknown year and manufacturer
21 School Bus Unknown year and manufacturer
27-28 School Bus Unknown year and manufacturer
31 School Bus Unknown year and manufacturer
35 1972 Ford School Bus Ex-Charterways Transportation #?; bought in 1978
36-38 1971 Blue Bird Dodge School Bus Ex-?; bought in 1978
39-43 1972 Thomas Ford School Bus Ex-?; bought in 1978