Vancouver Trolley Company

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Vancouver Trolley Company Is a former manufacturer of "Trolley" buses that is now an operator of them. They also offer coach services under the "VTC Coach Services" brand. They took over some of the assets and contracts of Perimeter Transportation after its bankruptcy in November 2008. The company was purchased by West Coast Sightseeing in 2017.

History

[1]

  • Established in 1989 by Clasina van Bemmel.
  • Originally operating 4 classic streetcar-style tour trolleys built by Oregon Classic Reproductions in Phoenix, OR.
  • When Classic Reproductions went out of business, she had Sonic Engineering of Delta, BC manufacture the next 2 units. A partnership was formed: Vancouver Trolley Co. owns the marketing and design rights; Sonic owns the manufacturing rights.
  • The BC vehicles were built on propane-powered Ford chassis, with roofs supplied by Whitewater Specialties of Kelowna, BC.
  • In 2008, Vancouver Trolley assumed operation of the Air Canada employee shuttle service, previously operated by Perimeter Transportation. The shuttle contract ended in July 2013.
  • In 2017 the company was purchased by West Coast Sightseeing. It remains to be seen if the Vancouver Trolley Company brand will last.

Facilities

Office

  • Address: 875 Terminal Ave, Vancouver BC, V6A 2M9
  • Phone: 604-801-5515

Fleet Roster

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Serial/VIN Notes
1989 Classic Reproductions Trolley replica
  • 4 units, fleet numbers unknown.
  • 34 seats.
1992 Canadian Classic Trolley Trolley replica 2 units, fleet numbers unknown.
168 Vancouver Trolley Company 168-a.jpg ?
ElDorado
?
?
  • Unknown chassis/body.
178 Vancouver Trolley Company 178-a.jpg ElDorado Escort RE
188 Vancouver Trolley Company 188-a.jpg 03/1997 ElDorado Escort RE 1N9EDHC62VC084743
198 (1) Vancouver Trolley Company 198-1-a.jpg ?
ElDorado
?
?
  • Unknown chassis/body.
  • Ex-?; purchased in late 2010.
  • Caught fire in 2011 and retired.
198 (2) ElDorado Escort RE
201 Vancouver Trolley Company 201-a.jpg 1997 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 2PCH33490V1011872
202 Vancouver Trolley Company 202-a.jpg 2000 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 2PCH33492Y1013353
203 Vancouver Trolley Company 203-a.jpg MCI 102-D3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 AllisonB500
204 MCI 102-D3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 AllisonB500
205 Vancouver Trolley Company 205-a.jpg 1980 MCI MC-9
206 Vancouver Trolley Company 206-b.jpg 1982 MCI MC-9 Detroit Diesel 8V71N 1M89CM8A6CP037103
207 Vancouver Trolley Company 207-a.jpg 1994 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 2P9H33499S1001150
208 Vancouver Trolley Company 208-a.jpg 2000 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 2PCH33491Y1013375
209 Vancouver Trolley Company 209-a.jpg MCI MC-9 Detroit Diesel 8V71N
210 Vancouver Trolley Company 210-a.jpg MCI MC-9 Detroit Diesel 8V71N
211 MCI MC-9 Detroit Diesel 8V71N
212 Vancouver Trolley Company 212-a.jpg MCI MC-9 Detroit Diesel 8V71N
214 Vancouver Trolley Company 214-a.jpg 1996 Prevost H3-41 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500
  • Ex. ? 69619; purchased in 2014.
  • Wrapped for Capilano Suspension Bridge Shuttle.
215 1996 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500
216 Vancouver Trolley Company 216-a.jpg Prevost LeMirage XL-II Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500
  • Purchased from Western Bus Repair in 2015.
217 1997 Prevost H3-41 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500
218 2000 Prevost H3-41 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500
219 2000 Prevost H3-41 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500
654 Vancouver Trolley Company 654-a.jpg 4/1987 Orion I (01.510) Detroit Diesel 6V92TA 2B1169772H5001583
674 1985 Orion I (01.502)
675 Vancouver Trolley Company 675.jpg 1990 Orion I (01.507) 2B1139770L6002601
676 1985 Orion I (01.507) Detroit Diesel 6V92TA 2B1139773F6001124
801, 805 Vancouver Trolley Company 805-a.jpg 1999 MCI 102-EL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison
  • 801: 1M8TRMPA1XPO60896
  • 805: 1M8TRMPAXXPO60900
4804 Prevost H3-41
4805 Prevost H3-45

External Links

References

  1. Vancouver Sun - Dec.31/92 ;April 2/94; Aug. 21/94