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BC Electric All Time Roster 1890-1962

Lower Mainland Motor Bus Roster

Vancouver City Garages

Fleet Number Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Number Engine Transmission Notes
M1(1)-M2(1) 1925 White 51 Gas Manual
M1(2) 1938 Studebaker 10378 Manual
  • ex Neville Bus Lines in 1947
M2(2) 1939 Diamond T 404D Manual
  • ex Neville Bus Lines in 1947
M3(1)-M5(1),M6-M8 1925 Leyland C7 Leyland Gas Manual
M3(2) 1929 Leyland PLCI Manual
  • ex Neville Bus Lines in 1947
M4(2)-M5(2) 1945 Ford Transit 59B 238 u. in. V8 3sp. Manual
  • ex Neville Bus Lines in 1947
M9 1926 White 51 Gas Manual
M10 1928 Yellow Coach 2-33 Gas Manual
M11-M12 1930 White 613 Gas Manual
M13 1930 Leyland LTB 1 Gas Manual
M14 1931 White 613 Gas Manual
  • to New Westeminster as M222
M15-M16 1931 AEC CR Gas Manual
  • to New Westminster as M226-M227
M17 1935 AEC CR Gas Manual
M18-M19 1935 Hayes SC29 Gas Manual
M20-M22 1936 AEC CR Gas Manual
M23 1936 Leyland LTB 1 Gas Manual
M24 1936 Ford/ BCER
  • body built by BCER shops
M25, M27(1)-M29(1) 1937 AEC CR Gas Manual
  • to New Westminster as M216, M223-M225
M26(1) 1936 Ford Tri-Coach Manual
  • experimental unit retired by 1938
M26(2)-M29(2), M30-M33 1937 Mack CT Manual
  • M26-M29 tto New Westminster as M217-M220
M34-M41 1939 Twin Coach 30R Fageol Gas
M42-M48 1940 Twin Coach 30G Fageol Gas
M49-M55 1929 Yellow Coach Z 240 Gas Manual
  • ex Sasamat Bus
  • to BCER in 1940 as M49-M55
M56-M68 1942 Twin Coach 30G Fageol
M69-M72 1942 Ford Transit 29B 239 c.i. V8 3sp. Manual
M73-M77 19 Twin Coach 30GS Fageol
M78-M86, M94-M96 1944 GMC TG 3608 Gas 3sp. Manual
  • part of a larger group of buses allocated to BC transit systems by wartime "office of transit comptroller"
  • M94-M96 ex Victoria in June 1946
M87-M88 1945 Ford Transit 59B 239 c.i. V8 3sp. Manual
M89-M93 1946 Twin Coach 34S Fageol Torque Converter
M94(2)-M101(2) 1950 Twin Coach 38S FTC 180 Torque Converer
  • first assigned to Pacific Stage Lines division as 264-273
  • to Vancouver in 1958
  • all units to BC Hydro Transit in 1962
M99-M103 1946 CCF/Brill C-36 Hall-Scott 3sp. Manual
  • M99 and M100 to Victoria 636=637 late 1946
M104-M111, M112(1)-M113(1) 1947 CCF/Brill C-36 Hall-Scott 3sp. Manual
  • M110-M113 to Victoria shortly after delivery as 639, 638, 667-668
M112(2)-M113(2), M114-M121 1947 Ford Transit 79B 239 C.i. V8 3sp. Manual
  • M114-M121 to New Westminster shortly after delivery as M951-M948
  • M941, M945 and M946 to Victoria in 1948
M122-M131 1947 Twin Coach 34S Fageol Torque Converter
M132-M169 1947 Twin Coach 41S FTC 180 Torque Converer
  • M122-M125, M127-M129 to New Westminster as M945-M950 in ??
  • M125-M126 to North Vancouver as M844-M845 in ??
  • M132-M141 to North Vancouver c. 1959 as M846-M855
  • all units to BC Hydro Transit in 1962
  • M138 restored and preserved by Transit Museum Society as M852
M170-M184 1947 Twin Coach 34S Fageol Torque Converter
  • M180-M182 transferred to North Vancouver as M863-M864, c. 1960
  • M182 To New Westminster as M943 in ?
  • M183-M184 to North Vancouver as M860-M861 in ??
  • all units to BC Hydro Transit in 1962
M185-M199 1947 Twin Coach 38S FTC 180 Torque Converter
  • all units in group to New Westminster in ??
  • all units to BC Hydro Transit in 1962
M200(2)-M214(2) 1947 CCF/Brill C-36TC Hall-Scott Torque Converter
  • transferred to Victoria in April 1950, renumbered as 699-713
  • all units to BC Hydro in 1962
M215-M225 1948 Twin Coach 38S FTC 180 Torque Converter
  • ex Vancouver Island Coach Lines 222-232 in March 1950
  • all units transferred to North Vancouver or New West as noted
M226-232 1944 GMC TG 3608 Gas 3sp. Manual
  • part of a larger group of buses allocated to BC transit systems by wartime "office of transit comptroller"
M238-M252 1948 Twin Coach 41S FTC 180 Torque Converter
M253-M290 1949 Twin Coach 44S FTC 180 Torque Converter
  • M253-M275 to New Westminster as M951-M973 in ??
  • all units to BC Hydro Transit in 1962
M291-M302 1950 Twin Coach 44S FTC 180 Torque Converter
M401-M412 1957 CCF/Brill CD52A AEC underfloor diesel Torque Converter
  • all units to BC Hydro Transit in 1962
  • M304 preserved by Transit Museum Society of BC as 3404
  • M304 preserved by Transit Museum Society of BC as M405
M413-M418 1958 CCF/Brill CD52A AEC underfloor diesel Torque Converter

North Vancouver Garage

Fleet Number Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Number Engine Transmission Notes
M800-M809 1946 Twin Coach 38S FTC 180 Torque Converter
M810-M814 1946 Twin Coach 34S FTC 180 Torque Converter
M815-M819 1947 Twin Coach 44DS 2 x FTC 180 Torque Converter
  • built with dual engines for hill climbing
  • 2nd engine removed in early 1950s
  • all units to BC Hydro Transit in 1962
M820-M826 1947 Twin Coach 41S FTC 180 Torque Converter
M827-M828 1948 Twin Coach 41S FTC 180 Torque Converter
M829, M844-M845 1947 Twin Coach 41S FTC 180 Torque Converter
M830-M832 1950 Twin Coach 44S FTC 180 Torque Converter
M833 1947 Twin Coach 41S FTC 180 Torque Converter
M834-M836, M856, M862 1948 Twin Coach 38S FTC 180 Torque Converter
  • nee Vancouver Island Coach Lines
  • ex OTC as noted.
  • all units to BC Hydro Transit in 1962
M837-M839 1947 Twin Coach 41S FTC 180 Torque Converter
M840-M842 1944 GMC TG 3608 Gas 3sp. Manual
  • ex M82, M84-M85
M846-M855 M852 at Roseberry shop (a).png 1947 Twin Coach 41S FTC 180 Torque Converter
  • ex M132-M141 c. 1959
  • all units to BC Hydro Transit in 1962
  • M852 restored and preverved by Transit Museum Society
M857-M859 1947 Twin Coach 34S FTC 180 Torque Converter
M860-M861, M863-M864 1947 Twin Coach 34S FTC 180 Torque Converter

New Westminster Garage

Fleet Number Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Number Engine Transmission Notes
M200(1)-M209(1) 1937 Kenworth C30
  • renumbered M950-M959
M210-M215 1937 AEC CR
M216, M223-M225 1937 AEC CR Gas Manual
  • ex M25, M27(1)-M29(1)
M217-M220 1937 Mack CT Manual
  • ex M26-M29
M221 1938 Hayes-Anderson RSC 36 3sp. Manual
  • renumbered M960 c. 1947
  • to Vancouver as M25
M233-M237 1946 CCF/Brill C-36 Hall-Scott 3sp. Manual
  • to Victoria in Sept 1946 as 631-635
M901-M935 1947 Twin Coach 38S FTC 180 Torque Converter
M936-M940, M941(2)-M943(2) 1948 Twin Coach 38S FTC 180 Torque Converter
  • ex M215-M221, M225
M941(1)-M948(1) 1947 Ford Transit 79B 238 C.I. V8 3sp. Manual
  • ex M114-M121
  • M941, M945-M946 to Victoria as 601-603 c. 1948
M950(1)-M959(1) 1937 Kenworth C30
  • ex M200-M209
M951(2)-M960(2), M961-M973 1949 Twin Coach 44S FTC 180 Torque Converter
  • ex M253-M275
M960(1) 1938 Hayes-Anderson RSC 36 3sp. Manual
  • ex M221
  • to Vancouver as M25

Victoria Motor Bus Roster (includes BCER Blue Line Transit operations in Victoria and Nanaimo 1946-50) and Royal Blue Line sightseeing and charter buses)

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 June 1946 upon delivery of Brills 621-630
  • not renunbered into 600 series as listed on many rosters
19-20, 21(1)-22(1) 1945 Ford Transit 59B
  • 19 and 20 renumbered 619 and 620
  • 21(1) and 22(1) transferred to Vancouver in June 1946 upon delivery of Brills 621-630
529 1946 Mercury School Bus
  • likely used for Nanaimo Transit service in late 1940s
  • to Victoria in 1950, not renumbered. retired mid 50s
601-603 1947 Ford Transit 79B Ford 213 cu. in. V8 3sp. Manual
  • transferred from New Westminster c. 1948
  • retired by late 1950s
  • 602 sold to McKenzie Logging Co., Lake Cowichan, BC
604-605 1940 Hayes PCT29??
  • painted for Blue Line Transit in 1946
  • after 1950 used primarily for sightseeing services
  • retired by later 1950s
606-610 1941 Ford Transit 19B Ford 213 cu. in. V8 3sp. Manual
  • original fleet numbers 6-10
  • retired late 1950s
611-615 1942 Ford Transit 29B Ford 213 cu. in. V8 3sp. Manual
  • original fleet numbers 11-15
  • all retired late 1950s
619-620 1945 Ford Transit 59B Ford 213 cu. in. V8 3sp. Manual
  • original fleet numbers 19-20
  • all retired late 1950s
621-637 BCE 1946 Brill C36 631(a).png 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, 667-668 1947 CCF/Brill C-36 Hall-Scott 4sp. Manual
  • all units to BC Hydro Transit in 1962
640(1)-649(1) 1940 Mack L25 Mack 3sp. Manual
  • ex Blue Line Transit 140-149 in Sept 1946 when BCE purchased BLT
  • retired in early- mid 1950s
640(2), 649(2) 1947 CCF/Brill C36 4sp. Manual
  • converted to Single door c. 1960
  • Primarily used for Royal Blue Line sightseeing
  • to BC Hydro Transit in 1962
641(2)-642(2) 1945 CCF/Brill IC37 Hall-Scott 4sp. Manual
  • ex PSL c. 1960
  • Primarily used for highway Charter and sightseeing
  • to BC Hydro Transit in 1962
643(2) 1947 CCF/Brill IC37 Hall-Scott 4sp. Manual
  • ex PSL c. 1960
  • Primarily used for highway Charter and sightseeing
  • to BC Hydro Transit in 1962
644(2)-647(2), 1946 CCF/Brill CCF/Brill Hall-Scott 3sp. Manual

ex Victoria Transit units converted for sightseeing

  • Primarily used for Royal Blue Line sightseeing and school trippers
  • to BC Hydro Transit in 1962
648(2) 1955 Western Flyer T36-40 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(1)-654(1), 658-665 BC Hydro Transit 664-a.jpg 1947 Mack C41GT Mack Unknown
  • ordered in 1945 by Blue Line Transit prior to takeover by BCER
  • due to manufacturer delays delivered in mid 1947 to BCER
  • used for both transit and sightseeing in 1950s
  • some units assigned to Nanaimo 1947-50
  • many delivery lists and rosters on line give incorrect fleet numbers
  • most units to BC Hydro Transit in 1962
655-657 194? Reo 96HT Reo Manual
  • ordered by Blue Line Transit prior to takeover by BCER
  • some used in in Nanaimo until 1950
  • after 1950 primarily used for Royal Blue Line sightseeing
  • 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 in exchange for Twin Coaches and GMC TG3608s bought from VICL as BCE took over VICL's Saanich transit services
  • 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

All Time Electric Trolley Bus Roster

Fleet Number Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Number Motor Notes
2001-2042 BC Electric Transit 2001-a.jpg 1947 CC&F/Brill T-44 GE 1213PA1
2043-2082 BC Hydro Transit 2050-a.jpg 1948 CC&F/Brill T-44 GE 1213PA1
2083-2100 Renumbered to 2169-2186.
2101-2186 BC Hydro Transit 2168-a.jpg 1949 CC&F/Brill T-48 GE 1213PA1
  • 2169-2186 renumbered from 2083-2100.
2201-2288 BC Hydro Transit 2220-a.jpg 1949 CC&F/Brill T-48 GE 1213PA1
2301-2355 BC Hydro Transit 2353-a.jpg 1951 CC&F/Brill T-48A GE 1213PA1
  • 2328 wrecked in accident in 1964; 2355 renumbered to 2328 to fill gap in numbering.
2401-2416 BC Electric Railway 2416-a.jpg 1954 CC&F/Brill T-48A GE 1213PA1
2501-2524 1948 Pullman 44-AS GE 1213D7

All-Time Streetcar Roster (Not Complete)

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Motors Trucks Notes
356-363 1926 CCF Order number 646.
364-378 1929 CCF Order number 849.
400 1938 St. Louis PCC WH 1432 Clark B-2 Order number unknown.
  • Most cars sold to Vancouver scrap dealer in 1955, ultimately scrapped in 1961.
  • Car 407 and four others burned in storage, between 1956-1961.
  • Salvageable parts of remaining cars sold to Pittsburgh Railways Company (wheels) and Toronto Transit Commission (motors).
  • Salvageable doors removed and use on some BCER trackless trolleys.
401-403 1941 CCF PCC WH 1432 Clark B-2 Order number unknown.
  • Most cars sold to Vancouver scrap dealer in 1955, ultimately scrapped in 1961.
  • Car 407 and four others burned in storage, between 1956-1961.
  • Salvageable parts of remaining cars sold to Pittsburgh Railways Company (wheels) and Toronto Transit Commission (motors).
  • Salvageable doors removed and use on some BCER trackless trolleys.
404-420 1943 CCF PCC WH 1432 Clark B-2 Order number 1555.
  • Most cars sold to Vancouver scrap dealer in 1955, ultimately scrapped in 1961.
  • Car 407 and four others burned in storage, between 1956-1961.
  • Salvageable parts of remaining cars sold to Pittsburgh Railways Company (wheels) and Toronto Transit Commission (motors).
  • Salvageable doors removed and use on some BCER trackless trolleys.
421-435 1945 CCF PCC WH 1432 Clark B-2 Order number 1605.
  • Most cars sold to Vancouver scrap dealer in 1955, ultimately scrapped in 1961.
  • Car 407 and four others burned in storage, between 1956-1961.
  • Salvageable parts of remaining cars sold to Pittsburgh Railways Company (wheels) and Toronto Transit Commission (motors).
  • Salvageable doors removed and use on some BCER trackless trolleys.
712-718
(even)
1926 CCF Order number 644.
713-719
(odd)
1926 CCF Order number 645.