Penetang-Midland Coach Lines

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Penetang-Midland Coach Lines (PMCL) was a regional and charter bus operator in Ontario which was acquired by Greyhound Canada in 2000. PMCL once operated inter-terminal bus service at Toronto Pearson International Airport and was a school bus operator the Greater Toronto Area. PMCL also provided intercity bus service from the Penetanguishene, Midland and Barrie area to Toronto. It still maintains service at Yorkdale Bus Terminal as Greyhound still uses the Ontario registered company to operate many of some services. PMCL also runs the Gray Line Toronto sightseeing tour.

History

PMCL Corporate History

Facilities

  • Address: 475 Bay St., Midland, ON
  • Website: www.pmcl.on.ca (archive.org Wayback Machine)
  • Fax: 416-695-3426
  • Phone: 416-695-1867

All-time coach and transit roster

  • May not be complete

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Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1 1923 Ruggles
  • Unknown model
  • Ex-J. Roach; bought in September 1923.
2 1923 Ruggles Unknown model.
3 1925 Ford Model T
  • Ex-E. Robillard; bought in May 1926.
  • Winter bus.
4 White?
  • Unknown year and model.
  • Ex-J. Kerr.
5 1928 International Unknown model.
6 Renumbered 10 in 1941-42
7 1939 International/Brantford
  • Unknown model.
  • Ex-? (Windsor, ON); bought in 1940.
8 1941 International/Brantford Unknown model
9 1942 International/COE Unknown model
10 1928 International
  • Unknown model.
  • Ex-#6; was renumbered in 1941-42.
  • Exx-?; bought in 1930.
  • New International chassis in Nov. 1938.
11 1945? International/Brantford Transit
12-15 1941 Ford 19B Ex-London Street Railway #?, bought in 1946-1947
16 2/1947 Fitzjohn 510
Duraliner
17 9/1947 Flxible Clipper 29B1-47
18-19 1942 Ford 29B Ex-Grey Coach Lines 880-881; bought in Jan 1948
20 6/1949 Fitzjohn 310
Cityliner
21 1938 Studebaker Ex-J. Desroches
23 1939 Ford Ex-J. Desroches
24 6/1950 Fitzjohn 310
Cityliner
Retired in 1961.
25-29 1942 Twin 30-GS Ex-TTC 755-759, bought in May 1951
30 2/1952 Fitzjohn FTG-33 Rebuilt as a diesel bus in 1970
31 1942 International Ex-Levy Auto Parts; bought in 1952
32 1947 Fitzjohn 510
Duraliner
Ex-Service Laramée 51
33 1947 Ford 69B Ex-Orillia Bus Lines 471; bought in 1954
34 2/1941 Flxible Clipper 29BR-41 Ex-Grey Coach Lines 830; bought in May 1955
35-37 5/1941 Flxible Clipper 29BR-41 Ex-Grey Coach Lines 842-843 & 849; bought in May 1955
38-39 1944 Flxible Clipper 29BR-44 Ex-Grey Coach Lines 1020-1021; bought in May 1955
40-41 1945 Flxible Clipper 29BR-45 Ex-Grey Coach Lines 1023 & 1026; bought in May 1955
42-43 1945 Flxible Clipper 29BR-45
44-45 1945 GMC PDA-3702
46 1945 GMC PDA-3702
47 1945 Flxible Clipper 29BR-45
48-49 1945 GMC PD-3302
50 1948 GMC PDA-3703 Ex-Grey Coach Lines 1451; bought in October 1961
51-54 7/1944 GMC TG-3608 Ex-TTC 937, 936, 938-939; bought in August 1962
55-57 7/1944 GMC TG-3608
58 7/1944 GMC TG-3608
59 1949 GMC PDA-3703 Ex-Grey Coach Lines 1465; bought in October 1964.
61 1947 Flxible Clipper 29BI-47
62 1947 GMC PDA-3703
65 1947 GMC PDA-3703
66, 68-69 4/1946 GMC TG-3609
70 1947 GMC PDA-3703
76 1955 GMC PD-4104
90 1980 Orion I (01.501) Detroit Diesel 6V53N Allison MT-644
91 5/1981 Orion I (01.504) Detroit Diesel 6V53N Allison MT-644
92 Orion 01.50x
93 Orion 01.50x
100 1955 GMC PD-4104 Ex-Grey Coach Lines 1622; bought in October 1969
101 1955 GMC PD-4104 Ex-Grey Coach Lines 1621; bought in May 1970.
114-115 GMC PD-4104 Unknown year
118 1985 MCI 96-A3 Detroit Diesel 8V92TA
120-121 1956 GMC PD-4104 Ex-Gray Coach Lines 1668-1669.
122 GMC PD-4104 Unknown year
142 1966 GMC PD-4107
143 MCI MC-8 Unknown year
150 1975 MCI MC-8
154-155 1957 GMC PD-4104 Ex-Gray Coach Lines 1803 & 1813.
156-157 5/1956 GMC TDM-4515 Ex-Gray Coach Lines 1652 & ?
168-170 1959 GMC PD-4104 Ex-Gray Coach Lines 1845, 1847, 1849.
175 MCI MC-8 Unknown year
180 1968 GMC PD-4903 Ex-Peter Pan Bus Lines 118
206 GMC PD-4905? Unknown year
221 1990 MCI 102-C3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Ex-Northern Trails #?
224 Dodge Ram Van
  • Unknown year
  • Used on Airporter service
227-228 1967 GMC PD-4107
229 GMC PD-4905
  • Unknown year
  • Ex-?
235 Ford
  • Unknown year and model
  • Used on Airporter service
236 1965 MCI MCC-5A
237 MCI Unknown year and model.
238-239 1967 MCI MC-5A
257 1967 GMC PD-4107 Ex-Voyageur 2334.
260-264 1968 GMC PD-4903 Ex-Voyageur #?, #?-#?, 2445-2446.
275 1981 MCI MC-9 Detroit Diesel 8V71N
276 (1st) MCI MC-8 Unknown year
276 (2nd) 1981 MCI MC-9
277 Dodge Ram Van
  • Unknown year
  • Used on Airporter service
285 GMC Unknown year and model.
291 1983 MCI MC-9 Detroit Diesel 8V71N
292 MCI MC-7 Unknown year
294 2/1983 MCI MC-9 Detroit Diesel 8V71N
  • With a 96-A3 front
  • KICX Special Events studio bus
299 MCI 102-DL3
350 1985 MCI 96-A3 Detroit Diesel 6V92
419 MCI MC-9
423 MCI MC-9
427 MCI MC-9
428 197? MCI MC-8 Ex-GO Transit 12xx?
429 1975 MCI MC-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison HT-740D Ex-GO Transit 1253
430 19?? MCI MC-8 Ex-GO Transit 12xx? Recapped front.
461 9/1980 MCI MC-9 With a 96-A3 front
475 MCI
476 MCI
480-481 3/1988 MCI 102-A3 Detroit Diesel 8V92TA
510-513 1/1989 MCI 102-C3 Detroit Diesel 8V92TA
521 MCI MC-9
528 Ford Cutaway
543 MCI MC-9 Unknown year
544 MCI MC-8 Unknown year
550 MCI 102-C3 Unknown year.
551-553 1/1990 MCI 102-C3 Detroit Diesel 8V92TA
562 MCI MC-9 Unknown year
577 MCI MC-9 Unknown year
578 MCI MC-9 Unknown year
627 MCI 102-A3?
628 12/1985 MCI 102-A3
634 MCI MC-9 Unknown year
635-638 ElDorado National Escort RE
639 MCI MC-9 Unknown year
640-641 MCI MC-9
  • Unknown year
  • With 96-A3 fronts
642-644 3/1993 MCI 102-C3 Caterpillar 3176B
676 6/1990 MCI 102-A3 Ex-Ontario Northland 903
677 MCI 102-A3 Unknown year
678-681 1995 MCI 102-D3 Caterpillar 3176B Allison B500R To Greyhound Canada 7678-7681
682 MCI MC-9 Unknown year
698-705 Greyhound Canada 7703-a.jpg 1996 MCI 102-DL3
722 1981 MCI MC-9 Ex-Erie Coach Lines 8102.
723, 725, 727-728 1996 MCI 102-DL3 To Greyhound Canada 7723, 7725, 7727-7728.
750-752 1990 MCI 102-C3 To Greyhound Canada 7750-7752
779 1977 Flyer D800B Ex-Kitchener Transit 779
782-784 1999 Blue Bird CSRE Cummins ISC Allison Used for Toronto Airport Terminal Shuttle.
806-807 1987 MCI 102-A3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Ex-Brewster 185-186.
818 1990 MCI 102-CH3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Leased from McMynn Leasing.
821 Orion 01.501
824 Orion 01.501
825 Orion 01.501
826 1981 Orion 01.501
827 Orion 01.501
828 Orion 01.501
8203 1983 MCI MC-9 Detroit Diesel 6V92 Ex-Windy City Coaches #?

All-time school bus roster

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Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Body Chassis / Model Engine Transmission Notes
22 1950? Reo Ex-J. Desroches
60 1966 Chevrolet
63 1962 Blue Bird GMC
64 Chevrolet C30 Originally a truck
67 1966 Blue Bird Chevrolet C60 Conventional
71 1967 Blue Bird Chevrolet C50 Conventional
72-75, 77-78 1968 Blue Bird Chevrolet C50 Conventional
79, 81-82, 84 1969 Ford B70
80, 83, 85-86 1969 Blue Bird Ford B70 Conventional
87-90, 92, 95 1969 Chevrolet
91, 93 1969 Blue Bird Chevrolet
94 1969 Thomas Chevrolet C50
96 1964 International Ex-Alex McMurray School Bus
97 1968 Blue Bird GMC 950 Conventional Ex-Alex McMurray School Bus
98 1965 GMC Ex-Alex McMurray School Bus
99 1966 GMC Ex-Alex McMurray School Bus
102 1964 Blue Bird International Loadstar 1700 Conventional Ex-Parkinson Coach Lines
103 1963 Blue Bird International Ex-Parkinson Coach Lines
104 1966 Chevrolet Ex-?
105-106 1970 Blue Bird Chevrolet C50 Conventional
107 1963 Mercury Ex-Fred Miller School Bus
108-111, 113 1971 Blue Bird Chevrolet C50 Conventional
116-119 Blue Bird Chevrolet
125 Wilson Chevrolet Vandura
130-131 Wayne Chevrolet
137, 140-141 Blue Bird Chevrolet
145-146, 148-149 Blue Bird Chevrolet
151-152 Blue Bird Chevrolet
158-162, 164 Blue Bird Chevrolet
171-172, 174 Blue Bird Chevrolet
178-179 Blue Bird Chevrolet
186, 189 Blue Bird Chevrolet
201-202 Blue Bird Chevrolet
204-205 Blue Bird GMC
209 Blue Bird Chevrolet
210-213 Thomas Ford
214 Wayne Chevrolet
216-217, 219-220, 222 Thomas Ford
254
296 Blue Bird GMC 6000 Conventional
300, 306 1983 Blue Bird GMC 6000 Conventional
310 Blue Bird GMC 6000 Conventional
316
328, 331, 337, 339-340, 342 1984 Blue Bird GMC 6000 Conventional
376 1985 Blue Bird Chevrolet 60 Conventional
381 Blue Bird GMC 6000 Conventional
386 1986? Blue Bird Chevrolet ChevyVan 30 Micro Bird
395-396, 398, 402, 407-409 1986 Blue Bird International S1700 Conventional
411, 413 1986 Blue Bird Chevrolet ChevyVan 30 Micro Bird
418 Blue Bird International S1700 Conventional
424 Blue Bird Ford E-350D Wc15.JPG
425-426 Wayne International S1700
431 Blue Bird International S1700 Conventional
431 1987 Blue Bird International S1700 Conventional
458 1987 International S1700
467, 474 Blue Bird International S1700 Conventional
482 Blue Bird Ford E-350D Wc15.JPG
488 Blue Bird International S1700 Conventional
531 Blue Bird International
534, 536 Blue Bird International
538 1990 Blue Bird International
558 Blue Bird International
565 Blue Bird International
573 Blue Bird Chevrolet Vandura 3500D HandyBus Wc15.JPG
581, 619 1991 Blue Bird International
585 1990 Blue Bird Chevrolet Vandura 3500D HandyBus Wc15.JPG
651, 654 Blue Bird International
660-661 1994 Blue Bird International
663, 671, 673 Blue Bird International
695-696 Blue Bird International
718 Blue Bird International 3800 Conventional International DT466E
745 Blue Bird GMC 3500 Conventional

References

  1. Transit Canada, retrieved on 2009-06-21.
  2. Personal notes and sightings.
  3. Transit Canada, retrieved on 2009-06-21.
  4. Personal notes and sightings.