Toronto Transit Commission 8140-8158

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Toronto Transit Commission 8140-8158 were GMDD T6H-5307N "New Look" buses built in 1976.

Engine Transmission Seating Destination sign
Detroit Diesel 6V71N 181 bhp @ 2000 rpm Allison V730
3 speed
41: Otaco Benches Mylar rollsigns (as delivered)
Luminator Matrix:MAX (retrofitted)

History

Order

The TTC tendered for the supply of 21 buses in 1976. The price they were quoted was $210,000 higher than expected. The TTC ultimately made the decision to purchase just 19 buses at $69,653 per bus.[1] These buses were delivered in the maroon and cream livery and had a light green interior with seats trimmed in black and pink.

Rebuild/Retirement

Buses were given the "CLRV" livery during their mid-life overhaul in the 1980s. As part of a fleet-wide retrofit, some buses in this series had their rollsigns replaced with Luminator Matrix:MAX flip-dot signs in the early 1990s.

Most of these buses remained in service into the 1990s. 8157 was used as the prototype for the 2150-series Heavy Rebuild Program in 1999; ultimately, it was the only unit completed in this series.

Details

Fleet number Thumbnail Date Serial License plate Garage Status/Disposal Notes
8140 1976 C1790 BC1 256 Retired
8141 1976 C1791 BE1 493
(prev. BC1 257)
Retired
8142 1976 C1792 BC1 258 Retired
8143 1976 C1793 BD9 426
(prev. BC1 259)
Retired
8144 1976 C1794 BC1 260 Retired
8145 1976 C1795 BC1 261 Retired
8146 1976 C1796 BC1 262 Retired
8147 1976 C1797 BC1 263 Retired
8148 1976 C1798 BC1 264 Retired
8149 1976 C1799 BC1 265 Retired
8150 1976 C1800 BC1 266 Retired
8151 1976 C1801 BF1 235
(prev. BC1 267)
Retired
8152 1976 C1802 BC1 268 Retired
8153 1976 C1803 BC1 269 Retired
8154 1976 C1804 BF1 236
(prev. BC1 270)
Retired
8155 1976 C1805 BF1 237
(prev. BC1 271)
Retired
8156 1976 C1806 BC1 272 Retired
8157 1976 C1807 BJ4 854
(prev. BC1 273)
Rebuilt
into 2150
8158 1976 C1808 BF1 238
(prev. BC1 274)
Retired

References

  1. "TTC facing monopoly in buying of buses". 14 April 1976. Globe and Mail.