Toronto Transit Commission 8010-8117

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Toronto Transit Commission 8010-8117 were GMDD T6H-5307N "New Look" buses built in 1975.

Engine Transmission Seating Destination sign
Detroit Diesel 6V71N 181 bhp @ 2000 rpm Allison VH-9
2 speed
41: Otaco benches Mylar rollsign

History

Order

The TTC placed an order for 108 buses with General Motors in 1974. The buses were built at GM's London, ON plant and delivered in 1975.

These buses were delivered in the maroon and cream livery and had a light green interior with seats trimmed in black and pink. Buses were given the "CLRV" livery when they were overhauled in the 1980s. They were also delivered with rollsigns, though one unit (8110) received a Luminator Matrix:MAX electronic flip-dot sign in the early 1990s.

Rebuild/Retirement

Approximately one-third of this series was retired by the early 1990s. Faced with a bus shortage in part due to the withdrawal of the trolleybuses and issues with new buses, a number of buses still remained in service through the 1990s.

Only one bus was formally put through the Heavy Rebuild Program: 8073 was rebuilt and renumbered 2151 in 1999. Two buses, which did not formally go through the Heavy Rebuild Program, remained in service into the new millennium. Dedicated staff at Arrow and Malvern allowed for 8051 and 8058 to remain in service into 2002 and 2004, respectively. 8051 was the last bus in the fleet sporting the old red/black/grey "CLRV" livery, and 8058 was the last bus in the fleet equipped with rollsigns.

Preservation

After retirement, 8058 was donated to the Halton County Radial Railway where it sat on display. The unit was re-acquired by TTC in late 2015 and brought to Hillcrest Shops for possible restoration. Due to body deterioration and overall poor condition, there was some doubt about its ultimate fate if it would be restored or serve as a parts unit (with old interior parts and seats used in the restoration of either 2252 or 2444), and it lingered around Hillcrest in a stripped-down state. After restoration of 2252 was complete, shop forces turned their attention to the restoration of 8058, with work including engine and transmission rebuilding underway when shop time allows.

As well as being an example of one of the TTC's iconic fleet of over two thousand GM New Look buses operated between 1960 and 2012, 8058 has the distinction of being the oldest bus on the property (built in 1975), and a surviving example of one of TTC's numerous New Look orders built locally at the now-closed GMDD London plant, before transit bus production ended and moved to Quebec in 1979.

Details

Fleet number Thumbnail Date Serial License plate Garage Status/Disposal Notes
8010 1975 C1302 BC1 149 Retired
8011 1975 C1303 BC1 150 Retired
8012 1975 C1304 BC1 151 Retired
8013 1975 C1305 BC1 152 Retired
8014 1975 C1306 BC1 153 Retired
8015 1975 C1307 BC1 154 Retired
8016 1975 C1308 BC1 155 Retired
8017 1975 C1309 BC1 156 Retired
8018 1975 C1310 BC1 157 Retired
8019 1975 C1311 BC1 158 Retired
8020 1975 C1312 BC1 159 Retired
8021 1975 C1313 BC1 160 Retired
8022 1975 C1314 BC1 161 Retired
8023 1975 C1315 BC1 162 Retired
8024 1975 C1316 BC1 163 Retired
8025 1975 C1317 BC1 164 Retired
8026 1975 C1318 BC1 165 Retired
8027 1975 C1319 BE1 412
(prev. BC1 166)
Retired
8028 1975 C1320 BC1 167 Retired
8029 1975 C1321 BC1 168 Retired
8030 1975 C1322 BC1 169 Retired
8031 1975 C1323 BC1 170 Retired
8032 1975 C1324 BC1 171 Retired
8033 1975 C1325 BC1 172 Retired
8034 1975 C1326 BF1 157
(prev. BC1 173)
Retired
March 1999
8035 1975 C1327 BF1 158
(prev. BC1 174)
Retired
8036 1975 C1328 BC1 175 Retired
8037 1975 C1329 BF1 159
(prev. BC1 176)
Retired
8038 1975 C1330 BC1 177 Retired
8039 1975 C1331 BC1 178 Retired
8040 1975 C1332 BC1 179 Retired
8041 1975 C1333 BF1 161
(prev. BC1 180)
Retired
Featured in the Red Green Show: Season 7, Episode 155. Converted to a cigarette car.
8042 1975 C1334 BF1 162
(prev. BC1 181)
Retired
8043 1975 C1335 BC1 182 Retired
8044 1975 C1336
Retired

Wrecked in fatal crossing accident with GO train in Scarborough (12/08/1975)
8045 1975 C1337 BC1 183 Retired
8046 1975 C1338 BF1 255
(prev. BC1 184)
Retired
8047 1975 C1339 BC1 185 Retired
8048 1975 C1340 BC1 186 Retired
8049 1975 C1341 BC1 187 Retired
8050 1975 C1342 BF1 258
(prev. BC1 188)
Retired
8051 Toronto Transit Commission 8051-b.jpg 1975 C1343 BJ4 851
(prev. BF1 259, BC1 189)
Lansdowne
Arrow Rd.
Retired
April 2002
Last GM in older "CLRV" livery.
8052 1975 C1344 BC1 190 Retired
8053 1975 C1345 BC1 191 Retired
8054 1975 C1346 BC1 192 Retired
8055 1975 C1347 BC1 193 Retired
8056 1975 C1348 BF1 355
(prev. BC1 194)
Retired
8057 1975 C1349 BF1 356
(prev. BC1 195)
Retired
8058 Toronto Transit Commission 8058-a.jpg 1975 C1400 BL2 473
(prev. BF1 357; BC1 196)
Malvern
Retired
November 2004

  • Donated to the HCRY.
  • Returned to TTC in late 2015; currently undergoing restoration.
Had been the last rollsign equipped bus in service.
8059 1975 C1401 BF1 358
(prev. BC1 197)
Retired
8060 1975 C1402 BF1 359
(prev. BC1 198)
Retired
8061 1975 C1403 BC1 199 Retired
8062 1975 C1404 BC1 200 Retired
8063 1975 C1405 BC1 201 Retired
8064 1975 C1406 BC1 202 Retired
8065 1975 C1407 BC1 203 Retired
8066 1975 C1408 BC1 204 Retired
8067 1975 C1409 BF1 456
(prev. BC1 205)
Retired
8068 1975 C1410 BJ4 852
(prev. BF1 457; BC1 206)
Retired
8069 1975 C1411 BC1 207 Retired
8070 1975 C1412 BC1 208 Retired
8071 1975 C1413 BC1 209 Retired
8072 1975 C1414 BE1 490
(prev. BC1 210)
Retired
8073 1975 C1415 BC1 211 Rebuilt
into 2151
8074 1975 C1416 BC1 212 Retired
8075 1975 C1417 BC1 213 Retired
8076 1975 C1418 BC1 214 Retired
8077 1975 C1419 BC1 215 Retired
8078 1975 C1420 BC1 216 Retired
8079 1975 C1421 BF1 459
(prev. BC1 217)
Retired
8080 1975 C1422 BC1 218 Retired
8081 1975 C1423 BC1 219 Retired
8082 1975 C1424 BC1 220 Retired
8083 1975 C1425 BC1 221 Retired
8084 1975 C1426 BC1 222 Retired
8085 1975 C1427 BC1 223 Retired
8086 1975 C1428 BJ5 370
(prev. BC1 224)
Retired
8087 1975 C1429 BC1 225 Retired
8088 1975 C1430 BF1 555
(prev. BC1 226)
Retired
8089 1975 C1431 BF1 556
(prev. BC1 227)
Retired
8090 1975 C1432 BF1 557
(prev. BC1 228)
Retired
8091 1975 C1433 BF1 558
(prev. BC1 229)
Retired
8092 1975 C1434 BF1 559
(prev. BC1 230)
Retired
8093 1975 C1435 BF1 560
(prev. BC1 231)
Retired
8094 1975 C1436 BF1 280
(prev. BC1 232)
Retired
8095 1975 C1437 BF1 281
(prev. BC1 233)
Retired
8096 1975 C1438 BF1 282
(prev. BC1 234)
Retired
8097 1975 C1439 BF1 283
(prev. BC1 235)
Retired
8098 1975 C1440 BC1 236 Retired
8099 1975 C1441 BC1 237 Retired
8100 1975 C1442 BE1 462
(prev. BC1 238)
Retired
8101 1975 C1443 BE1 463
(prev. BC1 239)
Retired
8102 1975 C1444 BC1 240 Retired
8103 1975 C1445 BC1 241 Retired
8104 1975 C1446 BC1 242 Retired
8105 1975 C1447 BC1 243 Retired
8106 1975 C1448 BC1 244 Retired
8107 1975 C1449 BC1 245 Retired
8108 1975 C1450 BE1 382
(prev. BC1 246)
Retired
8109 1975 C1451 BE1 383
(prev. BC1 247)
Retired
8110 1975 C1452 BE1 384
(prev. BC1 248)
Retired
8111 1975 C1453 BE1 385
(prev. BC1 249)
Retired
8112 1975 C1454 BF1 426
(prev. BC1 250)
Retired
8113 1975 C1455 BC1 251 Retired
8114 1975 C1456 BC1 252 Retired
8115 1975 C1457 BC1 253 Retired
8116 1975 C1458 BC1 254 Retired
8117 1975 C1459 BC1 255 Retired