Kitchener Public Utilities Commission

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Kitchener Public Utilities Commission was a public utility and transit operator in the Kitchener-Waterloo area from 1927 to 1973. The KPUC operated a trolley coach route along King Street from January 1947 to March 1973. It ran from the carbarn in Kitchener (at Kitchener Junction, the former connection with the Grand River Railroad interurban line) to University Avenue in Waterloo. Transit operations were passed onto Kitchener Transit on March 26th, 1973.

Bus

All-Time Roster

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1-10 1939 Yellow Coach 733
2 (2nd), 4 (2nd) 1947 CC&F C-36
6 (2nd), 8 (2nd) Renumbered 571-572.
10 (2nd) 1948 Aerocoach P-371
10 (3rd) Reo School Bus Unknown year.
12-20 (even #s) 1940 Ford 19B
12 (2nd), 14 (2nd) Renumbered 591-592.
16 (2nd) Renumbered 573.
18 (2nd), 20 (2nd) Ford 99-T
22-32 (even #s) 1941 Ford 19B
28 (2nd) Renumbered 651.
30 (2nd) Renumbered 593.
32 (2nd) Renumbered 652.
34-38 (even #s) 1942 Ford 19B
34 (2nd) Renumbered 594.
36 (2nd) Renumbered 574.
38 (2nd) Renumbered 595.
40-44 (even #s) 1943 Ford 29B
40 (2nd), 42 (2nd) Renumbered 653-654.
46-56 (even #s) 1944 Ford 72-T
58-64 (even #s) 1945 Ford 72-T
66-76 (even #s) 1946 Ford 99-T
78-86 (even #s) 1947 Ford 99-T
88-92 (even #s) Ford Unknown year and model.
94, 96, 98 Renumbered 575-577.
100-108 (even #s) Renumbered 601-605.
110-114 (even #s) Renumbered 641-643.
116-132 (even #s) Renumbered 661-669.
571-577 1957 GMC TGH-3102
591-595 1959 GMC TGH-3102 Originally numbered 12, 14, 30, 34 & 38.
601-605 1960 GMC TGH-3102 Originally numbered 100-108 (even #s).
641-643 1964 GMC TGH-3501
651-654 1965 GMC TGH-3501
661-669 1966 GMC TGH-3501
671-678 1967 GMC TDH-3501 To Kitchener Transit 671-678 in March 1973.
680-689 1968 GMC TDH-3502 To Kitchener Transit 680-689 in March 1973.
690-691 1969 GMDD T6H-5305 To Kitchener Transit 690-691 in March 1973.
700-701 1971 GMDD T6H-5305 To Kitchener Transit 700-701 in March 1973?
720-721 1972 GMDD T6H-5307N To Kitchener Transit 720-721 in March 1973?

Electric Trolley Bus

All-Time Roster

Trolley bus service ran from December 1946 until March 1973.

Fleet Number Range Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Number Electronic System Notes
101-119 (odd #'s) 1946 CC&F T-44 Sold to Vancouver in 1973.
121-129 (odd #'s) 1948 CC&F T-44 Sold to Vancouver in 1973.
131 1949 CC&F T-44 Sold to Vancouver in 1973.
133-141 (odd #'s) 1951 CC&F T-48A

See also

Kitchener Public Utilities Commission signs

References