Pacific Stage Lines

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History

  • Pacific Stage Lines was formed in 1922, originally known as BC Motor Transportation Ltd., and was a subsidiary of the BC Electric Railway
  • The first major expansion of Pacific Stage Lines was in 1950 when BCER discontinued interurban tram service to Chilliwack in the Fraser Valley.
  • The next expansion was in 1960 when the BC Government initiated ferry service to Vancouver Island via Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay and Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay.
  • It was sold to the BC Government along with BCER in 1962.
  • A new 4-digit numbering sequence, consisting of the original PSL number with the prefix "6" was then adopted.
  • In 1979 Pacific Stage Lines was merged with Vancouver Island Coach Lines to form Pacific Coach Lines (1979) Ltd. This company was to be a schedule operator only and the Gray Line Tour franchise and charter licenses were sold to private operators. At this time, most pre-1970 coaches were then sold to various operators.

Facilities

Original Garage

  • Address: 281 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, BC V6B 1M1

2nd Garage

  • Address: 1021 Dunsmuir St., Vancouver, BC V6C 2G3

3rd Garage

  • Address: 150 Dunsmuir St., Vancouver, BC V6B 1X7

Fleet Roster

[1] Not a complete list

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1-5 1924 Fageol IC
  • 22 seats
  • To ?
6 1924 White 50A
  • 22 seats
  • To ?
7-8 1924 Fageol IC
  • 28 seats
  • To ?
9 1924 White 50A
  • 28 seats
  • To ?
10 1926 Fageol O6s
  • 28 seats
  • To ?
11-12 1926 Fageol IC
  • 28 seats
  • To ?
35 1946 Fitzjohn
36 1945 Reo 96-HT
37 1940 Federal 77
38 1937 Dodge MF
39 1935 Federal 18
40 1937 Diamond T 320
41 1940 Diamond T 612
42 1940 Diamond T 612
43 1940 Diamond T 612
44-45 1943 International K55
46-48 1935 Hayes Anderson PCT29
  • 29 seats
  • To ?
49 1936 Hayes Anderson PCT31 "Teardrop"
  • 32 seats
  • To ?c
50 (1) 1926 Federal-Knight S-1
50 (2), 51 1936 Hayes Anderson PCT31 "Teardrop"
  • 32 seats
  • To ?
52 (1) 1920 Reo
52 (2) 1936 Hayes Anderson PCT31 "Teardrop"
  • 32 seats
  • To ?
53 (1) 1918 Studebaker Big 6
53 (2), 54-55 1936 Hayes Anderson PCT31 "Teardrop" 55 - Hercules
  • 32 seats
  • To ?
56-65 1937 Hayes Anderson PCT32 "Teardrop" Hercules
  • 32 seats
  • 58 to private owner in Langley as storage shed; Now at TRAMS Museum awaiting restoration.
  • 63 to Vancouver Fire Dept. as a disaster wagon/canteen; restored by BC Transit in 1986, now at TRAMS Museum.
103 8/1946 CC&F C-36
104 3/1947 CC&F C-36
166-170 1938 Hayes Anderson Clipper PCT36 Hercules
  • 37 seats
  • To ?
171-174 1939 Kenworth/Wentwin 610 Hall-Scott 180
  • 37 seats
  • To ?
175-184 1941 Ford 19B
  • 29 seats
  • To ?
185 1940 Hayes Anderson PCT24
186-190 7/1944 GMC TG-3608
191-212 1945 CC&F IC-41
213-216 1947 Fitzjohn Duraliner 510
  • 28 seats
  • 213 & 214's windows converted for sightseeing
  • To ?
217-252 Renumbered 6217-6252 in 1962.
253-258 1948 Fitzjohn Duraliner 510
  • 32 seats
  • To ?
259-263 1948 Fitzjohn Duraliner 510
  • 31 seats
  • To ?
264-273 6/1950 Twin Coach 38-S
285 renumbered 6285
301-318 renumbered 6301-6318
319-329 renumbered 6319-6329
330-336 renumbered 6330-6336
529 1960 Volkswagen 241 Micro Bus
  • 8 seats
  • “Junior”, used for Grey Line Tours
  • Ex-6285
  • Exx-285
  • To ?
3516 1976 GMDD T6H-4523N
  • This unit was transferred back and forth between BC Hydro Transit & PSL during the 1970’s to meet increased vehicle requirements during the summer months.
  • Used as Gray Line Tours pickup bus in 1977.
3801-3805 1971 GMDD T6H-5306 These were transferred back and forth between BC Hydro Transit & PSL during the 1970’s to meet increased vehicle requirements during the summer months.
4071, 4074 1959 GMC PD-4104
5501-5504, 5509 1965 Prevost V48-8 These were transferred back and forth between BC Hydro Transit & PSL during the 1970’s to meet increased vehicle requirements during the summer months.
5801-5805 1969 GMDD T6H-5306 These were transferred back and forth between BC Hydro Transit & PSL during the 1970’s to meet increased vehicle requirements during the summer months.
6201-6215 1945 CC&F IC-41
  • 39 seats
  • Ex-191-212 (not in order)
  • To ?
6217-6252 1947 CC&F IC-41
  • 39 seats
  • Ex-217-252
  • 6219 to Tyee Bus Company 233.
  • 6226 was scrapped in April 1967.
  • 6227 to Brill Booster Club, Burnaby, BC
  • 6228 to Horizon Coach Lines 101, then to TRAMS for attempted restoration; listed for sale on Craigslist in November 2018.[2]
  • 6229 was used as a mobile display bus by BC Hydro, had an extra door from 6241.
  • 6241 was scrapped, door re-used on 6229.
  • 6243 to McPhail’s Cartage in 1967.
6260 12/1947 Twin Coach 38-S
6285 renumbered 529
6301-6318 6/1961 MCI MC-2 Detroit Diesel Spicer 4 speed manual
6319-6328 1/1963 MCI MC-3
6329-6336 5/1963 MCI MC-4 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Spicer 4 speed manual
6337-6338 1967 MCI MCC-5A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Spicer 4 speed manual
6339-6346 1967 MCI MC-5A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Spicer 4 speed manual To Pacific Coach Lines 6520-6527.
6347-6348 4/1965 MCI MCC-5A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Spicer 4 speed manual
6349 4/1960 MCI MC-2
6350 11/1960 MCI MC-2
6351 1963 MCI MC-4
6352 5/1963 MCI MC-4 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Spicer 4 speed manual
6353 5/1961 MCI MC-2
6354 3/1965 MCI MCC-5A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Spicer 4 speed manual
6355-6366 6/1964 MCI MCC-5
6357-6358, 6360 5/1963 MCI MC-4 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Spicer 4 speed manual
6361 6/1960 MCI MC-2 Detroit Diesel Spicer 4 speed manual
6401-6405 6/1955 MCI Courier RE95AD
6406 7/1957 MCI Courier RE96
6410 1975 Dodge Tradesman Van
6501-6504 1965 Bus & Car Model 01
6505-6508 1965 Bus & Car Model 01
6601-6605 1968 Western Flyer 600A Detroit Diesel 8V71N
6606 1964 Prevost Panoramique
6607 1964 Prevost Panoramique
6608 1965 Prevost Panoramique
6609 1961 Western Flyer Canuck P-41
6610-6612 5/1966 GMC SDM-5302
6613 3/1963 GMC SDM-5302
6614 1967 Western Flyer Canuck 500
6651 1959 GMC PD-4104
6652-6653 1959 GMC PD-4104
6654 1959 GMC PD-4104
6655 renumbered 4071
6656-6657 1959 GMC PD-4104
6658 renumbered 4074
6691-6694 1954 GMC TDM-4801 Manual
6701-6706 1969 MCI MC-7 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Spicer 4 speed manual
6707-6712 1970 MCI MC-7 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Spicer 4 speed manual
  • 49 seats
  • 6712 loaned to Royal Blue Line when required.
  • To Pacific Coach Lines 6707 (1)-6708 (1), 6709-6712.
6713-6714 1969 MCI MC-7 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Spicer 4 speed manual
6715 1972 MCI MC-7
6716-6744 1974 MCI MC-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison HT-740
  • 6716-6728 have 46 seats.
  • 6729-6744 have 53 seats and no washroom.
  • To Pacific Coach Lines 6716-6725, 6726 (1), 6727-6731 (1), 6732-6740, 6741 (1)-6744 (1).
6801-6815 1975 GMC S8H-5304A These coaches were purchased by BC Hydro Transit in 1975. They were used there on suburban routes for 6 months, then transferred to PSL where they were used for Gray Line Sightseeing and regular schedule overload trips. In 1979 when PSL & VICL were merged into PCL they were returned to BC Hydro Transit.
6871-6880 1974 GMDD T6H-5308N These were run in Surrey on the 819, 820, 821 routes (now 319, 320, 321). There were no route numbers in the beginning; PSL used cardboard signs for Whalley, Langley, and Delta. Despite there being three separate routes there were really only two, from Whalley buses either went to Langley via Guildford or to Scottsdale via 96th Ave & Scott Road and some only went to Whalley in peak. Later, Pacific Stage Lines Town & Country service to the Fraser Valley connected with Surrey local services at Guilford.
6901-6904 8/1973 GMDD T6H-5308N
  • Operated on the 980 Barnett Fast Bus express route through these two communities until BC Hydro began operating local services.
  • To BC Hydro Transit 5922-5925.

References