Dicken Bus Lines

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Dicken Bus Lines is based in Trail, BC

History

  • Established in 1948 by President Ken Dicken and Vice President R. Colburn.
  • Operated regular schedule service from Trail to Castlegar; and from Cranbrook to Golden via Radium Hot Springs.
  • Also operated a division in Courtney on Vancouver Island known as Ocean Gold Bus Lines. This division operated an employee shuttle contract for Westmin Mine to their mine at Mara Falls.
  • BC operation sold to John and Kathleen Darula in May 2006.
  • Edson, AB division sold in 2006 to Linda and Larry Plett (Edson, AB) and was renamed Alexdawn Bus Lines.

Facilities

Office

  • Address: 1355 Bay Ave., Trail, BC V1R 4A7
  • Phone: 250-368-5555

Fleet Roster

Not a complete list

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Serial/VIN Notes
May 1947 MCI Courier 100A 80
Nov. 1949 MCI Courier 100C 150
Feb. 1949 MCI Courier 200A 177
Dec. 1949 MCI Courier 200B 204
1954 MCI RE96D 512
Jan. 1966 MCI MC-5A 5669/6485
May 1965 MCI MC-5A 5411/5985
1968-69 MCI MC-5A 6875/7633
42 GMC School Bus
81 renumbered 781
83 renumbered 783
87 1976 MCI MC-5B Detroit Diesel 8V71N Spicer 4 speed manual 7264/S11904
99 renumbered 799
108 Oct. 1981 MCI MC-9 Detroit Diesel 8V71N 1M89CM8A9BP036431
109 MCI MC-9
117 GMC School Bus
125 MCI MC-5B Detroit Diesel 8V71N
126 June 1985 MCI 96-A3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA 1M8DDM7AXFP040308
133-137 renumbered 733-737
138 Oct. 1989 MCI 102-C3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA 1M8GDM7A0KP043077
139-144 Oct. 1989 MCI MC-9 "Special" Detroit Diesel 6V92TA 7 speed manual?
145 Oct. 1989 MCI MC-9 "Special" Detroit Diesel 6V92TA 7 speed manual? 1M89CM7A9KP043073
146 Oct. 1989 MCI MC-9 "Special" Detroit Diesel 6V92TA 7 speed manual? 1M89CM7A0KP043074
152 Apr. 1986 MCI 102-A3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA 1M8FDM7A3GP040791
153 May 1990 MCI 102-C3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA 1M8GDM9A9LP043478
154 Jan. 1990 MCI 102-C3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA 1M8GDM7A0LP043209
157 Apr. 1993 MCI 102-C3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA 1M8GDM9A6PP045307
158 Dec. 1993 MCI 102-C3 Caterpillar 3176B 1M8GDMMA2RP045914
159 Dec. 1994 MCI 102-D3 Caterpillar 3176B 1M8SDMMA1SP047010
710 Dec. 1963 MCI MC-5 Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4 speed manual? 5020
733-737 1988 MCI 102-A3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
770 Nov. 1963 MCI MC-5 Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4 speed manual? 5002
781 1976 MCI MC-5B Detroit Diesel 8V71N Spicer 4 speed manual 7255/S12254
783 Dec. 1976 MCI MC-5B Detroit Diesel 8V71N Spicer 4 speed manual 7315/S12507
  • 41 seats
  • Ex-83.
799 1978 MCI MC-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71N 32955/S13558