Gray Coach Lines

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Gray Coach Lines was an inter-city bus operator based in Toronto, Ontario. Grey Coach operated runs in the GTA and many areas in Southwest Ontario as well.

History

Gray Coach Lines was incorporated in 1927 as the inter-city bus division of the Toronto Transportation Commission until it was sold to Stagecoach Group in 1990.[1]. Greyhound Canada purchased Gray Coach from Stagecoach in 1992.[2].

Interurban operators acquired

As part of the TTC, Gray Coach acquired several independent interurban operators:

All-time roster

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
29 1927 Studebaker ? Ex Maple Leaf-Markham Coach Lines #?; Bought 1929.
30 1925 Yellow Coach/Toronto Transportation Commission Y-Z-227
31-33 1925 Yellow Coach/Toronto Transportation Commission Y-C-229
34-35 1925 Yellow Coach/Toronto Transportation Commission Y-Z-227
36-37 1925 Yellow Coach/Toronto Transportation Commission Y-C-229
38-39 1925 Yellow Coach/Toronto Transportation Commission Y-Z-227
40 1925 Yellow Coach/Toronto Transportation Commission Y-C-229
41-50 1925 Yellow Coach/Toronto Transportation Commission Y-Z-227 46-49 to Hollinger Bus Lines in 1941.
57-59 1925 Yellow Coach/Toronto Transportation Commission Y Used for sightseeing.
60-69 1927 Yellow Coach Y-O-254
80-89 1927 Yellow Coach Y-U-316
90-92 1926 Yellow Coach X-H-246
93-94 1926 Yellow Coach X-M-284
95-97 1928 REO W Ex ?; Bought 1928.
98 1928 Studebaker ? Ex Roseland Bus Lines #?; Bought 1929.
99 1928 Gotfredson 50B Ex Roseland Bus Lines #?; Bought 1929.
201 Republic 19-8
202 Ruggles ?
203-205 Republic 19-8
206-207 (1st) Commer WP-3
206-207 (2nd) Gotfredson ?
208 (1st) Commer WP
208 (2nd) Gotfredson 50B
  • Unknown year.
  • Ex Blue Line Sightseeing #?; Bought 1928.
209-210 (1st) Commer WP
209-210 (2nd) Mack AL
  • Unknown year.
  • Ex Blue Line Sightseeing #?; Bought 1928.
209-210 (3rd) 1927 White 50A
211 1927 White 50A
212 (1st) Commer YP
212 (2nd) White 50B
213-214 White 50B
215-216 1927 Pierce-Arrow Z
217-221 1925 Mack AB Ex ?; Bought 1927.
222-223 1926 Mack AB Ex ?; Bought 1927.
224 1925 Mack AB Ex ?; Bought 1927.
225-234 1927 Mack AL
263-265 1928 Yellow Coach W-23
266-290 1929 Yellow Coach W-C-331
291-292 1928 White 54 Ex Central Ontario Bus Line #?; Bought 1937.
293-294 1929 White 54 Ex Central Ontario Bus Line #?; Bought 1937.
295-298 1930 White 54 Ex Central Ontario Bus Line #?; Bought 1937.
299 1934 Leyland Tigress Ex Central Ontario Bus Line #?. Bought 1937.
500-509 1929 Yellow Coach Y-W-320
521 1929 Leyland ? Ex Del-Ray Coach Lines #?; Bought 1929.
522 1929 Gotfredson 50B Ex Del-Ray Coach Lines #?; Bought 1929.
530-531 1929 White 54 Ex Del-Ray Coach Lines #?; Bought 1929.
532 1929 Gotfredson 50B Ex Del-Ray Coach Lines #?; Bought 1929.
533 1927 White 54 Ex Del-Ray Coach Lines #?; Bought 1929.
600-601 (1st) 1932 AEC/CC&F Ranger
600-601 (2nd) 1945 Flxible Clipper 29BR-45
602 (1st) 1933 AEC/Duple Ranger
602 (2nd) 1947 Flxible Clipper 29B1-47 Ex Danforth Bus Lines 48; Bought 1954.
603 (1st) 1934 AEC/Duple Ranger
603 (2nd) 1947 Flxible Clipper 29B1-47
  • Ex Danforth Bus Lines 50; Bought 1954.
  • Not used and resold to T.J. Shoniker (owner of Danforth Bus Lines) for Guelph-Hannover service.
603 (3rd) 1950 Twin 38-SM Ex TTC 1725; acquired 1955.
604 (1st) 1947 Flxible Clipper 29B1-47
  • Ex Danforth Bus Lines 53; Bought 1954.
  • Not used and resold to T.J. Shoniker (owner of Danforth Bus Lines) for Guelph-Hannover service.
604 (2nd) 1951 Twin 38-S Ex TTC 1726; acquired 1955.
605-606 1947 Flxible Clipper 29B1-47 Ex West York Coach Lines 38 & 48; Bought 1954.
607 1950 Flxible VisiCoach 218B1-50-29IC Ex West York Coach Lines 511; Bought 1954.
608-609 1947 Flxible Clipper 33B1-47 Ex Danforth Bus Lines 49 & 58; Bought 1954.
610 (1st) 1934 Yellow Coach Z-CP-788
610 (2nd) 1948 Flxible Clipper 33B1-48 Ex Roseland Bus Lines 28; Bought 1954.
611 (1st) 1934 Yellow Coach Z-CP-788
611 (2nd) 1949 Flxible Clipper 33B1-49 Ex Roseland Bus Lines 30; Bought 1954.
612-613 (1st) 1934 Yellow Coach V-L-674
612-613 (2nd) 1947 Fitzjohn 510 Ex West York Coach Lines 44 & 46; Bought 1954.
614 (1st) 1934 Yellow Coach V-L-674
614 (2nd) 1947 Fitzjohn Duraliner
615 (1st) 1934 Yellow Coach V-L-674
615 (2nd) 1947 Fitzjohn 510 Ex Hollinger Bus Lines 48; Bought 1954.
616 (1st) 1934 Yellow Coach V-L-674
616 (2nd) 1947 Fitzjohn Duraliner 510
617 (1st) 1934 Yellow Coach V-L-674
617 (2nd) 1946 Fitzjohn 610 Ex Hollinger Bus Lines 44; Bought 1954.
618 (1st) 1934 Yellow Coach V-L-674
618 (2nd) 1950 Prevost 50-PI-33 Ex Roseland Bus Lines 34; Bought 1954.
619 (1st) 1935 Yellow Coach V-T-845
619 (2nd) 1952 Prevost 52-PI-33 Ex Roseland Bus Lines 40; Bought 1954.
620 (1st) 1935 Yellow Coach V-T-845
620 (2nd) 1953 Prevost 53-PI-33 Ex Roseland Bus Lines 42; Bought 1954.
621-622 (1st) 1935 Yellow Coach V-T-845
621-622 (2nd) 1947 Aerocoach P-46-37 Ex West York Coach Lines 36-37; Bought 1954.
623-624 (1st) 1935 Yellow Coach V-T-845
623-624 (2nd) 1948 Aerocoach P-47-37 Ex West York Coach Lines 56 & 58; Bought 1954.
625-626 (1st) 1935 Yellow Coach V-T-845
625-626 (2nd) 1948 Twin 41-S
627-628 (1st) 1935 Yellow Coach Z-CT-843
627-628 (2nd) 1948 Twin 41-S
629 1948 Twin 41-S
630-633 1936 White 54A
640-647 1936 Twin 23-RL
648-649 1937 Twin 23-RDE
650 1938 Twin 23-RDE
651-657 1939 Twin 35-RLP
658-660 1939 Twin 23-RLG
661-662 1938 Flxible Clipper 25CR-38
663-669 1939 Yellow Coach 731
671-674 1939 Yellow Coach 742
675-678 1940 Flxible Clipper 25BR-40 675 renumbered 829 in 1941.
800-814 1940 Twin 35-G
820-823 1940 ACF 37-PC
829 1940 Flxible Clipper 25BR-40 Ex-675.
830-839 2/1941 Flxible Clipper 29BR-41 830 to Penetang-Midland Coach Lines 34 in May 1955.
840-849 5/1941 Flxible Clipper 29BR-41 842-843 & 849 to Penetang-Midland Coach Lines 35-37 in May 1955.
850-854 1941 Ford 19B
855-884 1942 Ford 29B 880-881 to Penetang-Midland Coach Lines 18-19 in January 1948.
885 1942 International ? Tractor-trailer unit combined with Passenger Trailer 886.
886 1942 Hayes Passenger Trailer Originally also numbered 885.
1000-1011 1942 Yellow Coach TG-3605
1012-1019 1944 GMC TG-3608 To TTC 940-947 in 1946.
1020-1021 1944 Flxible Clipper 29BR-44 1020-1021 to Penetang-Midland Coach Lines 38-39 in May 1955.
1022-1026 1945 Flxible Clipper 29BR-45 1023 & 1026 to Penetang-Midland Coach Lines 40-41 in May 1955.
1030-1098 1946 GMC TG-3609
1200-1204 1945 GMC PDA-3702
1205-1229 1946 CC&F IC-41
1230-1239 1947 Flxible Clipper 29B1-47
1240-1264 1947 CC&F IUC-35
1265-1294 1948 CC&F IUC-35
1295-1299 1948 CC&F C-36 To TTC 1395-1399 in 1961. 1298-1299 returned 1963.
1400-1404 1948 Twin 41-S To TTC 1362-1366 in 1953.
1400-1404 (2nd) 1972 GMC S8H-5304A
1405-1409 1948 Twin 41-S To TTC 1367-1371 in 1953.
1405-1409 (2nd) 1972 Mercedes-Benz O302
1410-1419 1948 Twin 41-S To TTC 1372-1374 in 1953 & 1330-1336 in 1952.
1410-1419 (2nd) 1973 GMC S8H-5304A
1420-1434 1948 Twin 41-S To TTC 1337-1351 in 1952.
1420-1434 (2nd) 1974 GMC P8M-4905A
1435-1444 1948 Twin 41-S To TTC 1352-1361 in 1952.
1445-1449 1948 Flxible Clipper 33B1-48
1450-1459 1948 GMC PDA-3703
1460-1469 1949 GMC PDA-3703
1470-1479 1949 Flxible Clipper 33B1-49
1480-1494 1949 Twin 44-S
1495-1499 1950 Twin 45-S
1600-1609 1950 Twin 44-S To TTC 1375-1384 in 1954.
1610-1619 1951 GMC PD-4103
1620-1634 1955 GMC PD-4104
1635-1649 1955 GMC TDM-4512
1650-1664 5/1956 GMC TDM-4515 1652 to Penetang-Midland Coach Lines 156.
1665-1679 1956 GMC PD-4104 1669 to Penetang-Midland Coach Lines 121.
1800-1829 1957 GMC PD-4104 1803 & 1813 to Penetang-Midland Coach Lines 154-155.
1830-1844 1958 GMC TDM-4515
1845-1864 1959 GMC PD-4104 1845, 1847, 1849 to Penetang-Midland Coach Lines 168-170.
1865-1869 1960 GMC SDM-4501
1870-1874 1961 GMC PD-4106
1875-1879 1961 MCI MC-2
1880-1894 1962 GMDD SDM-4501
2000-2014 1963 MCI MC-4
2015-2029 1964 GMDD SDM-5302
2030-2034 1965 GMC PD-4106
2035-2044 1965 MCI MCC-5A
2045-2059 1965 GMDD SDH-5302
2060-2074 1967 MCI MCC-5A
2075-2084 1968 MCI MC-5A 2078 to Murray Hill.
2085-2089 1968 Western Flyer Canuck 600
2200-2214 1970 MCI MC-7
2215-2224 1972 MCI MC-7
2225-2234 1973 MCI MC-7
2235-2249 1974 MCI MC-8
2250-2274 1975 MCI MC-8 2264 to Tour Aerocar Roan 81617.
2280-2299 1976 MCI MC-8
2310-2314 1976 MCI MC-5B
2320-2324 1979 MCI MC-9
2330-2334 1980 MCI MC-9
2340-2344 1981 MCI MC-9
2350-2359 1982 MCI MC-9
2360-2369 1983 MCI MC-9
2370-2379 1984 MCI MC-9 2372-2379 assigned to Airporter service.
2500-2514 1985 MCI 102-A3
  • 2500-2504 renumbered to 52500-52504 from 1989-1991 while in Greyhound NYC Pool.
  • 2505-2514 assigned to Airporter service.
2520-2524 1986 MCI 102-A3
2530-2539 1987 MCI 102-A3 2530-2533 assigned to Airporter service.
2540-2549 1988 MCI 102-A3 2540-2548 assigned to Airporter service.
2550-2559 1991 MCI 102-A3
2560-2561 1991 MCI 102-A3 Leased

References

  1. TTC Milestones. Retrieved on 24 November 2012.
  2. Greyhound Canada Historical Timeline. Retrieved on 24 November 2012.