Vancouver Island Coach Lines

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History

  • Established in 1928.

Summary of Operations

  • Intercity service on Vancouver Island until 1979 when VICL intercity routes merged with Pacific Stage Lines to form Pacific Coach Lines(1979)
  • Local transit service between Saanich and Victoria until BC Electric Railway took over franchise
  • Nanaimo transit service 1950-c. 1960 after takeover of BC Electric's operations in city
  • Rural bus service to Saanich Penninsula until 1971, when routes sold to Pacific Commuter
  • Operated cross water service from Victoria and Nanaimo to and from Vancouver via BC Ferries in coach pool arrangement with Pacific Stage Lines until c.1971
  • Airport bus service to Victoria International Airport 1968-1979
  • Held Gray Line of Victoria franchise, operated sightseeing until 1978
  • local and long distance charter services
  • Highway bus tours as Imperial Charter Services

All-Time Roster

Not a complete list

Fleet Number(s) Provincial
Fleet no.
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1 1928 Federal
2 1928 Dodge Graham
3-6 1928 Garford
7-9 1928 GMC
10 1927 Yellow Coach
11-12 1928 Fageol
14-17
19
1928 Yellow Coach
18 1928 Yellow Coach
20-21 1928 Thornycroft
22-23 1929 Yellow Coach
24-25 1929 Thornycroft
26 1926 GMC
28-30 1927 Yellow Coach
31 1929 Fageol
32 1929 Dodge-Graham
33-40 1929 Fageol
101 1936 Leyland/Hayes 29 PCD Leyland
  • test
131-132 1946 CC&F IC-41 Renumbered 401-402?
305 7/1957 MCI Courier RE96
306-309 1959 MCI MC-1 Detroit Diesel 4/71 Spicer 4 speed manual transmission
310 1958 MCI RE-95D Detroit Diesel 4/71 Spicer 4 speed manual transmission
317 1966 Western Flyer P-41-C n/a manual transmission Ex-Canadian Coachways C-317.
405 1945 CC&F C-36
406 1946 CC&F C-36
407 1946 CC&F C-36
408 1946 CC&F C-36
500-501 1954 GMC PD-4104 Detroit Diesel 6/71 4 speed manual transmission 500 to Pacific Coach Lines 4300.
502 1955 GMC PD-4104 Detroit Diesel 6/71 4 speed manual transmission
503 1956 GMC PD-4104 Detroit Diesel 6/71 4 speed manual transmission To Airline Airporter Service 603 (Sooke, BC)
504-506 1957 GMC PD-4104 Detroit Diesel 6/71 4 speed manual transmission
507-508 1959 GMC PD-4104 Detroit Diesel 6/71 4 speed manual transmission
509-510 1960 GMC PD-4104 Detroit Diesel 6/71 4 speed manual transmission
511-512, 514 1962 GMC PD-4106 Detroit Diesel 6/71 4 speed manual transmission
515 1958 GMC PD-4104 Detroit Diesel 6/71 4 speed manual transmission
516 1957 GMC PD-4104 Detroit Diesel 6/71 4 speed manual transmission
517 1956 GMC PD-4104 Detroit Diesel 6/71 4 speed manual transmission
518-523 195x? GMC PD-4104 Detroit Diesel 6/71 4 speed manual transmission
524-527 1959 GMC PD-4104 Detroit Diesel 6/71 4 speed manual transmission
528-531 195x? GMC PD-4104 Detroit Diesel 6/71 4 speed manual transmission
532 1959 GMC PD-4104 Detroit Diesel 6/71 4 speed manual transmission
601-604 1961 MCI MC-2 Detroit Diesel 4/71 4 speed manual transmission 602, 604 to Airline Airporter Service 602, 604 Sooke, BC.
605-610 1963 MCI MC-4 Detroit Diesel 8V71 Spicer 4 speed manual transmission To Pacific Stage Lines 6352, 6360, 6351, 6354, 6357
611-612 1964 MCI MCC-5 Detroit Diesel 8V71 Spicer 4 speed manual transmission To Pacific Stage Lines 6356, 6355.
614-615 1965 MCI MCC-5A Detroit Diesel 8V71 Spicer 4 speed manual transmission To Pacific Stage Lines 6347-6348.
616 1962 MCI MC-3 Detroit Diesel 4/71 Spicer 4 speed manual transmission Ex-Sunburst Motor Coaches 304 Edmonton, AB.
617 1960 MCI MC-2 Detroit Diesel 4/71 Spicer 4 speed manual transmission
701-702 1966 GMC PD-4107 Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4 speed manual transmission To Pacific Coach Lines 4311-4312
703-704 1967 GMC PD-4107 Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4 speed manual transmission To Pacific Coach Lines 4313-4314
802 1965 Bus & Car Silver Eagle Model 05 To Pacific Stage Lines 6506.
803 1965 Bus & Car Silver Eagle Model 05 To Pacific Stage Lines 6505.
805-806 1969 MCI MC-7 Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4 speed manual transmission To Pacific Coach Lines 6713-6714
807 1972 Prevost CTS47 Champion Detroit Diesel 8V71N manual transmission
808-809 1972 GMC P8M-4905A Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4 speed manual transmission To Pacific Coach Lines 4561-4562
810-811 1973 GMC P8M-4905A Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4 speed manual transmission To Pacific Coach Lines 810-811
812, 814-817 1974 Prevost PTS47 Prestige Detroit Diesel 8V71N manual transmission
818 Dec. 1974 Prevost PTS47 Prestige Detroit Diesel 8V71N manual transmission
4176 1961 Western Flyer Canuck P-41
4565-4579 1974 GMC P8M-4905A Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4 speed manual transmission To Pacific Coach Lines 4565-4579
6603 5/1966 GMC SDM-5302
6604 5/1966 GMC SDM-5302
6605 5/1966 GMC SDM-5302