Northern Bus Lines

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Northern Bus Lines is based in Flin Flon, Manitoba and operates the city transit service along with charter coach service throughout the province.

History

Northern Bus Lines was established in the late 1940s by Howard Doxey to operate school bus and charter bus services in the northern Manitoba community of Flin Flon.

In 1952 Northern Bus Lines became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Beaver Bus Lines of Winnipeg, then owned by Harry Henteleff. The company became a contract operator to carry miners from the town site to the Hudson Bay Mining & Smelting Company facilties.

Today Northern Bus Lines is owned by Reg Hiebert and continues operate city transit service and charter coach services.

Facilities

Garage/Office

  • Address: 508 Golf Rd., Flin Flon, MB R8A 1N5
  • Fax: 306-688-7339
  • Phone: 306-688-5781

All-Time Bus Roster

[1]

Fleet Number Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1975 MCI MC-5B
3 Northern Bus Lines 3-a.jpg 1950 Western Flyer C-33
5-8 1957 GMC TGH-3102
Old Look
20 1928 GMC conventional
20 (2nd) 1940 WATB T-28
21 1931 International/Hay & Harding conventional
21 (2nd) 1940-45 WATB T-28
22 1938 International/Sunnyside conventional
22 (2nd) 1940-45 WATB T-28
23 1945 WATB T-28
51 Renumbered 511
64 Renumbered 564 in 1965?
69 Renumbered 569 in 1965?
75 1958 Western Flyer T-40 International Red Diamond six cylinder gasoline Spicer five speed manual
76 1958 Western Flyer T-40 International Red Diamond six cylinder gasoline Spicer five speed manual
78 1958 Western Flyer T-40 International Red Diamond six cylinder gasoline Spicer five speed manual
80 Northern Bus Lines 80-a.jpg 1958 Western Flyer T-40 International Red Diamond six cylinder gasoline Spicer five speed manual
108 1938 FGM 37-UM Ex-Western Canadian Greyhound Lines 108.
111 Northern Bus Lines 111-a.jpg 1966 Western Flyer Canuck P-41
112 Northern Bus Lines 112-a.jpg 1983 MCI MC-9
135 Northern Bus Lines 135-a.jpg 1998 MCI 102-DL3
144 Northern Bus Lines 144-a.jpg 1990 MCI 102-C3 *Ex-Maverick Coach Lines
156 1940 FGM 150 Ex-Western Canadian Greyhound Lines 156.
425 Western Flyer Standard Unknown year
450 Western Flyer Standard Unknown year
511 1945 Sunnyside
  • Unknown model
  • Ex 51.
551 1946 WA&TBW T-28
555 Rebuilt & renumbered 1000 in 1965-66.
564 1944 Flxible Clipper 29-BR-44
569 1945 Flxible Clipper 29-BR-45
610 1941 FGM
685 Renumbered 856
800 1950 MCI Courier 85
856 Renumbered 800
910 1956 MCI Courier 95D
920 1958 MCI Courier 96 Ex-Greyhound Canada G120.
959 Renumbered 960
960 1959 MCI Courier 95D
967 1959 MCI Courier 95D
1000 1947 Flxible Clipper 29-BI-47
2000 1969 MCI MC-5A
6000 Dec 1975 Prevost Prestige (PTS-47) To Accent Lines 371.

All-Time Car/Van/Limo & Service Vehicle Roster

[2]

Fleet Number Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
139 1955 Chevrolet Stageway stretch-out
147 1946 Cadillac limousine
155 1955 Chrysler New Yorker Sedan
336 1953 Chevrolet 1/2-ton pick-up
500 1969 Ford Econoline
1500 1969 Dodge Polara wagon

References

  1. Transit Canada, retrieved on 2009-07-03
  2. Transit Canada, retrieved on 2009-07-03
  • Dusty Trails to Divided Highways: A History of Intercity Bus Lines in Manitoba by Alex Regiec, Dennis R. Cavanagh and David Anthony Wyatt.