General Motors T8H-5307A

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General Motors T8H-5307A
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Years of manufacture 1972 to 1986
Length 40 feet
Width 102 inches
Power/Fuel Diesel
Brampton Transit 8691-b.jpg

The General Motors T8H-5307A was a 40 foot New Look built from 1971 to 1977 in the United States and 1973 to 1986 in Canada. It used the 8-cylinder Detroit Diesel 8V71N diesel engine and featured air conditioning.

The last order was built in 1985/86 for Santa Monica Municipal Bus Lines. This order was also the last of the New Look line of buses produced. These buses featured a 6V92TA engine instead of the standard 8V71N due to California emission legislation. Many buses from this order found their way into Canada and on to second owners via Mississauga Truck and Bus, who retrofitted some with 6V71N engines.

Operators

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Demonstrator Units

Fleet Number Thumbnail Year Serial Engine Transmission Notes
? 1972 440 ? ?
  • GM Engineering
  • July 1980 to GM Proving Grounds.
? 1973 1232 ? ?
  • GM Engineering
? 1976 3712 ? ?
  • GM Engineering

Preserved units

Year Thumbnail Serial Original Owner Fleet Number Current Owner
1972 971 Golden Gate Transit 836 Loren Joplin/Dreamliner Bus Leasing & Service
1972 987 Golden Gate Transit 852 Fred Baum & Greg Reinhold
1972 Golden Gate Transit 854-a.jpg 989 Golden Gate Transit 854 Private owner
1973 1013 Kansas City Area Transportation Authority 617 Loren Joplin/Dreamliner Bus Leasing & Service
1973 1083 Southern California Rapid Transit District 1017 Loren Joplin/Dreamliner Bus Leasing & Service
1974 2205 Richfield Bus Company 84 Old Pueblo Trolley Museum as SunTran #7403
1974 2388 Southern California Rapid Transit District 3250 Loren Joplin/Dreamliner Bus Leasing & Service
1975 2612 Cleveland Transit System 2609 Ohio Museum of Transportation
1975 2821 San Diego Metropolitan Transit System 804 Private owner
1976 3717 City of North Olmstead 204 North Olmstead Municipal Bus Lines
1976 3726 City of North Olmstead 213 Ohio Museum of Transportation
1976 3939 Chicago Transit Authority 9799 Chicagoland Historical Bus Museum
1979 Triboro Coach Corporation 621 Metropolitan Transportation Authority

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