Transit Museum Society of British Columbia

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The Transit Museum Society of British Columbia (TRAMS) 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, TRAMS has a fleet of thirteen operational vehicles, and two pending restoration. These vehicles were previously in use by both public and private operating companies between 1937 and 2010. Volunteers from TRAMS 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


Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Destination sign Notes
63 1937 Hayes-Anderson PCT32 Hercules YXC gasoline Non-syncromesh manual Rollsign
2040 1947 CCF Brill T-44 GE electric N/A Rollsign
M852 1947 Twin Coach 41-S Fageol FTC 180 Rollsign
6228 1947 CCF Brill IC-41 Gasoline ? N/A
2416 1954 CCF Brill T-48A Electric N/A Rollsign
730 1957 GM TDH-4512 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH Rollsign
3404-3405 1957 CCF Brill CD-52A AEC AC220 ? Rollsign
4612 BC Hydro Transit 4612-a.jpg 1964 GMDD TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Rollsign
2649 1976 Flyer E800 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Spicer 183 Rollsign
4107 Coast Mountain Bus Company 4107-a.jpg 1982 GMDD T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730 Rollsign
132 Edmonton Transit System 132.jpg 1982 GM/BBC HR150G BBC electric N/A Rollsign
3334 Vancouver Regional Transit System 3334-a.jpg 1982 Flyer D901A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730 Rollsign
2805 1983 Flyer E902 Westinghouse electric N/A Rollsign
4276 Coast Mountain Bus Company 4276-a.jpg 1990 MCI TC40-102N Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.3ADR Rollsign
3106 1991 New Flyer D40 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT(B)-728 Luminator Super:MAX

Retired, sold, or scrapped fleet summary (incomplete)



External Links

Transit Museum Society (Wikipedia)

Official Website