Transit Museum Society of British Columbia
The Transit Museum Society of British Columbia (TMS, previously abbreviated as TRAMS before 2021) is an independent registered society established in 1986 to document and preserve the province’s transit heritage. It restores and operates vehicles significant to the history of public transit in British Columbia, and maintains a library which contains thousands of documents and other artifacts that build a comprehensive picture of its evolution.
Based in Burnaby with a secondary storage facility in Deroche, the Society currently has a fleet of seventeen vehicles: fifteen operational and two non-operational. These vehicles were previously in use by both public and private operating companies between 1937 and 2021. Volunteers from the Society also operated the Vancouver Downtown Historic Railway and carried out restoration and maintenance of the historic electric interurban cars used on that line, until its operation was suspended indefinitely in 2012.
Current fleet summary
|63||1937||Hayes-Anderson||PCT32||Hercules YXC gasoline||Non-synchromesh manual||Rollsign||
|678||1959||GM||TDH-4512||Detroit Diesel 6-71||Allison VH||Rollsign|
|730||1957||GM||TDH-4512||Detroit Diesel 6-71||Allison VH||Rollsign|
|M852||1947||Twin Coach||41-S||Fageol FTC 180||Rollsign|
|2040||1947||CCF Brill||T-44||GE electric||N/A||Rollsign|
|2649||1976||Flyer||E800||Detroit Diesel 6V71N||Spicer 183||Rollsign|
|3106||1991||New Flyer||D40||Detroit Diesel 6V92TA||Allison HT(B)-748||Luminator Super:MAX|
|3334||1982||Flyer||D901A||Detroit Diesel 6V71N||Allison V730||Rollsign|
|3404-3405||1957||CCF Brill||CD-52-TC||AEC AH-690||Spicer Torque converter||Rollsign|
|4107||1982||GMDD||T6H-5307N||Detroit Diesel 6V92TA||Allison V730||Rollsign|
|4276||1990||MCI||TC40-102N||Detroit Diesel 6V92TA||Voith D863.3ADR||Rollsign|
|4612||1964||GMDD||TDH-4519||Detroit Diesel 6V71N||Allison VS2-6||Rollsign|
|9753||1996||New Flyer||D40LF||Detroit Diesel Series 50||Allison B400R||Luminator Super Matrix:MAX|
Retired, sold, or scrapped fleet summary (incomplete)
|6228||1947||CCF Brill||IC-41||Hall-Scott Model 190||Spicer 4-speed non-synchromesh manual||Rollsign|
The Society used to operate the Vancouver Downtown Historic Railway, but operations ceased after 2011 and the line was effectively closed thereafter. All streetcars were donated to the Fraser Valley Historical Railway Society in Surrey, BC.