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===Roster of BC Electric Victoria (1928-62) and Nanaimo (1946-50) operations. Units operated in Nanaimo were lettered for Blue Line Transit and the first digit of the fleet number (6) was changed to a 5.  While it is known that Nanaimo used 12 of the  active fleet at a given time, the identity of most buses used there is not known.All Nanimo units returned to the Victoria fleet when the Nanaimo system was sold to VICL in 1960===
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===Roster of BC Electric Victoria (1928-62) and Nanaimo (1946-50) operations. Units operated in Nanaimo were lettered for Blue Line Transit and the first digit of the fleet number (6) was changed to a 5.  While it is known that Nanaimo used 12 of the  active fleet at a given time, the identity of most buses used there is not known.All Nanimo units returned to the Victoria fleet when the Nanaimo system was sold to VICL in 1950===
 
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Latest revision as of 09:20, 14 July 2019

Roster of BC Electric Victoria (1928-62) and Nanaimo (1946-50) operations. Units operated in Nanaimo were lettered for Blue Line Transit and the first digit of the fleet number (6) was changed to a 5. While it is known that Nanaimo used 12 of the active fleet at a given time, the identity of most buses used there is not known.All Nanimo units returned to the Victoria fleet when the Nanaimo system was sold to VICL in 1950

Fleet Number Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Number Engine Transmission Notes
unknown; 2 units?? 194? Ford School Bus
  • referenced in Henry Ewart's book on Victoria Streetcar system.
  • need more info
1-3 Ford?
  • little known about early units. #1 used to innaugurate Haultain bus route in 1928
  • all retired by 1945
16-18 1944 GMC TG 3608
  • transferred to Vancouver in 1946
  • not renunbered into 600 series as listed on many rosters
529 1946 Mercury School Bus
  • likely used for Nanaimo Transit service in late 1940s
  • to Victoria in 1950, not renubmered. retired mid 50s
601-603, 606-615, 619-620 1941-45 Ford Transit x9B Ford 213 cu. in. V8 3sp. Manual
  • 606-615 and 619-620 renumbered from 6-15 and 19-20
  • 601-603 transferred from mainland c. 1946
  • all retired late 1950s
604-605 1940 Hayes PCT29??
  • painted for Blue Line Transit in 1946
  • after 1950 used primarily for sightseeing services
  • retired by later 1950s
621-637, 667-668 1946 CCF/Brill C-36 Hall-Scott 3sp. Manual
  • 633-635 ex New Westminster M233-235
  • 636-637 ex Vancouver M99-M100
  • most units to BC Hydro Transit in 1962
638-639 1947 CCF/Brill C-36 Hall-Scott 3sp. Manual
  • all units to BC Hydro Transit in 1962
640(1)-649 1940 Mack L25 Mack 3sp. Manual
  • ex Blue Line Transit 140-149 in Sept 1946 when BCE purchased BLT
  • retired in early- mid 1950s
648(2) 1955 Western Flyer T40 4sp. Manual
  • Primarily used for highway Charter and sightseeing
  • to BC Hydro Transit in 1962
650 1952 CCF/Brill ICW29 Hall-Scott 4sp. Manual
  • primarily used for highway charters and sightseeing
  • to BC Hydro Transit in 1962
651-654, 658-665 BCH Mack 664 For Sale May 1965.jpg 1947 Mack C41GT Mack Unknown
  • most units to BC Hydro Transit in 1962
655-657 194? Reo 96HT Reo Manual
  • some used in in Nanamo until 1950
  • primarily used for sightseeing services
  • retired by late 1950s
669-698 1947 CCF/Brill C-36 Hall-Scott 3sp. Manual
  • all units to BC Hydro Transit in 1962
699-713 1947 CCF/Brill C-36TC Hall-Scott Torque Converter
  • transferred from Mainland divisions in 1950 to serve Saanich routes previously operated by Vancouver Island Coach Lines
  • all units to BC Hydro Transit in 1962
714-721 1950 CCF/Brill C-36TC Hall-Scott Torque Converter
  • all units to BC Hydro Transit in 1962
722-725 (1st) 1951 CCF/Brill C-36ATC Hall-Scott Torque Converter
  • all units to BC Hydro Transit in 1962
726-730 BC Hydro Transit 728-a.jpg 1957 GMC TDH-4512 Old Look Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
  • all units to BC Hydro Transit in 1962
731-732 1958 GMC TDH-4512 Old Look Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
  • all units to BC Hydro Transit in 1962
733-740 BC Hydro Transit 738-a.jpg 1959 GMC TDH-4512 Old Look Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
  • all units to BC Hydro Transit in 1962
741-745 1957 Canadian Car and Foundry/Brill CD45A AEC underfloor diesel Torque Converter
  • all units to BC Hydro Transit in 1962