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'''MTR Western''' is based in Seattle, Washington, and offers charter, contract, and tour services in the western U.S and Canada. The motorcoach fleet is composed of late model Prevost H3-45 and X3-45 coaches, Setra S417 models and most recently, Van Hool TD925 (double decker) and T2145 models. Western Canadian operations are based out of Vancouver, BC, and Calgary, Alberta.  
 
'''MTR Western''' is based in Seattle, Washington, and offers charter, contract, and tour services in the western U.S and Canada. The motorcoach fleet is composed of late model Prevost H3-45 and X3-45 coaches, Setra S417 models and most recently, Van Hool TD925 (double decker) and T2145 models. Western Canadian operations are based out of Vancouver, BC, and Calgary, Alberta.  
  
Roster is incomplete.
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After financial troubles hit MTR Western's head Frederick Darren Berg's Meridian Group, there were concerns over the bus company's assets. Berg would be later accused of fraud and it would be decided that the the bus company would benefit if it were sold. A bankruptcy auction for MTR Western took place on January 12 2010 and it was sold to Seattle-based GTO LLC for $5 million.
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On January 14, 2011, MTR Western issued a press release announcing the transfer of MTR and OC&W Coachways to GTO LLC. <ref>[http://www.mtrwestern.com/mtrpressrelease1-14-2011.pdf MTR Western & OC&W Coachways Acquired] mtrwestern.com, retreived on 2011-05-01</ref>
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On December 17th, 2014, MTR ceased all operations in Vancouver B.C. and all fleet was moved to Seattle and employees layed off.
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===Facilities===
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====BC Garage/Office====
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*'''Address:''' 7984 Webster Rd., Delta, BC V4G 1G6
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*'''Email:''' nickj@mtrwestern.ca
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*'''Phone:''' 604-940-6004
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====Calgary Garage/Office====
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*'''Address:''' 4415 61st Ave. SE, Calgary, AB T2C 1Z6
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*'''Email:''' nickj@mtrwestern.ca
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*'''Phone:''' 403-279-1865
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====Portland Office====
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*'''Address:''' 1521 N. Jantzen Ave., Portland, OR 97217
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*'''Email:''' brad@mtrwestern.com
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*'''Phone:''' 206-838-7131
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====San Francisco Garage/Office====
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*'''Address:''' 923 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94107-1006
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*'''Email:''' chrism@mtrwestern.com
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*'''Phone:''' 1-800-975-0464
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====Seattle Office====
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*'''Address:''' 16 W. Harrison St., Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98119
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*'''Email:''' brad@mtrwestern.com
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*'''Phone:''' 206-838-7131
  
 
=== Fleet roster ===
 
=== Fleet roster ===
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Roster is incomplete.
 
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{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" class=sortable
 
! Fleet Number
 
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! Transmission
 
! Transmission
 
! Notes
 
! Notes
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|- align="center"
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|316
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|
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|
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|[[Van Hool]]
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|[[Van Hool C2000 Series|C2045]]
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|
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|
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| align="left"|Wrapped for Seattle University.
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|- align="center"
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|318
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|
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|
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|[[Van Hool]]
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|[[Van Hool C2000 Series|C2045]]
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|
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| align="left"|Wrapped for University of Washington.
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|4251
 
|4251
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|1998
 
|1998
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|[[Prevost Car|Prevost]]
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|[[Prevost Car H3-41|H3-41]]
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|
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|
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|- align="center"
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|5016
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|
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|[[Prevost Car|Prevost]]
 
|[[Prevost Car|Prevost]]
 
|[[Prevost Car H3-41|H3-41]]
 
|[[Prevost Car H3-41|H3-41]]
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| align="left"|
*Nee [[Orleans Express]] 4670
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*Nee [[Orleans Express]] 4670.
*to [[Triple J Tours]]
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*To [[Triple J Tours]].
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|[[Meridian Transportation Resources (MTR Western) 5254-5262|5254-5262]]
 
|[[Meridian Transportation Resources (MTR Western) 5254-5262|5254-5262]]
|[[Image:MTR Western 5261.jpg|100px]]
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|[[Image:MTR Western 5261-a.jpg|128px]]
 
|2005
 
|2005
 
|[[Prevost Car|Prevost]]
 
|[[Prevost Car|Prevost]]
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|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|[[Meridian Transportation Resources (MTR Western) 5282-5293|4892, 5282-5293]]
 
|[[Meridian Transportation Resources (MTR Western) 5282-5293|4892, 5282-5293]]
|[[Image:MTR Western 5293.jpg|100px]]
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|[[Image:MTR Western 5293.jpg|128px]]
 
|2007
 
|2007
 
|[[Prevost Car|Prevost]]
 
|[[Prevost Car|Prevost]]
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| align="left"|
*5286 wrapped for APTouring
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*4892 wrapped for Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey Team.
*5293 wrapped for Jet Set Sports for Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games
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*5286 wrapped for APTouring.
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*5293 wrapped for Jet Set Sports for Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|5418-5419
 
|5418-5419
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|
 
|
 
|
|nee [[Perimeter Transportation]] 750-751
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| align="left"|Nee [[Perimeter Transportation]] 750-751.
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|5520
 
|5520
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|Ex-?
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|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|5538-5539
 
|5538-5539
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|
 
|
 
|
|Ex-[[Peoples Choice Transportation]]
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| align="left"|Ex-[[Peoples Choice Transportation]].
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|[[Meridian Transportation Resources (MTR Western) 5552-5553|5552-5553]]
 
|[[Meridian Transportation Resources (MTR Western) 5552-5553|5552-5553]]
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|
 
|
 
|
|Tower Tours of San Francisco
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| align="left"|Tower Tours of San Francisco.
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|5613
 
|5613
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|
 
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|"Mount Bolton Brown"
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| align="left"|"Mount Bolton Brown".
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|5623
 
|5623
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|
 
|
 
|
|nee [[Arrow Stage Lines]]
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| align="left"|Nee [[Arrow Stage Lines]].
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|5626-5628
 
|5626-5628
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|
 
|
 
|
|
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| align="left"|
*Ex-[[Keeshin Charter Service]]
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*Ex-[[Keeshin Charter Service]].
*5627-5628: to OC&W Coachways 512, 514
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*5627-5628 to OC&W Coachways 512, 514.
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|5627-5628 (2nd)
 
|5627-5628 (2nd)
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|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|5631-5632
 
|5631-5632
|[[Image:MTR Western 5631.jpg|100px]]
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|[[Image:MTR Western 5631-a.jpg|128px]]
 
|1998
 
|1998
 
|[[Prevost Car|Prevost]]
 
|[[Prevost Car|Prevost]]
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|
 
|
 
|
|
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| align="left"|Nee [[Ron Taylor Tours]].
*Nee [[Ron Taylor Tours]]
 
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|5633 (1st)
 
|5633 (1st)
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|
 
|
 
|
|
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| align="left"|
*Nee [[Ron Taylor Tours]] 104
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*Nee [[Ron Taylor Tours]] 104.
*to OC&W Coachways 516
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*To OC&W Coachways 516.
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|5633 (2nd)
 
|5633 (2nd)
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|
 
|
 
|
|
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| align="left"|Nee [[Arrow Stage Lines]].
*Nee [[Arrow Stage Lines]]
 
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|5234, 5635
 
|5234, 5635
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|
|
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| align="left"|Ex-?
*Ex-?
 
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|5640-5641
 
|5640-5641
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| align="left"|
*5640 - "Mount Redoubt"
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*5640 - "Mount Redoubt".
*5641 - "Mount Edith Cavell"
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*5641 - "Mount Edith Cavell".
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|5642
 
|5642
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|
 
|
|
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| align="left"|
*nee [[Cardiff Transportation]] 604
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*Nee [[Cardiff Transportation]] 604.
*"Mount Whitney"
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*"Mount Whitney".
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|5643-5650
 
|5643-5650
|[[Image:MTR Western 5645.jpg|100px]]
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|[[Image:MTR Western 5645.jpg|128px]]
 
|2005
 
|2005
 
|[[Prevost Car|Prevost]]
 
|[[Prevost Car|Prevost]]
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|
 
|
|
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| align="left"|
*5643 - "Mount Baker"
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*5643 - "Mount Baker".
*5644 - "Mount Olympus"
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*5644 - "Mount Olympus".
*5645 - "Mount Shuksan"
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*5645 - "Mount Shuksan".
*5649 - "Mount Assiniboine"
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*5648 - Seattle Seahawks team bus.
*5650 - "Mount Robson"
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*5649 - "Mount Assiniboine".
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*5650 - "Mount Robson".
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|5663-5664
 
|5663-5664
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|
 
|
 
|
|nee [[Your Way Coachlines]] 887, 882
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| align="left"|
 +
*Nee [[Your Way Coachlines]] 887, 882.
 +
*To [[Perimeter Transportation (2009-Present)]] 200, 199.
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|[[Meridian Transportation Resources (MTR Western) 5665-5674|5665-5668]]
 
|[[Meridian Transportation Resources (MTR Western) 5665-5674|5665-5668]]
|[[Image:MTR Western 5667.jpg|100px]]
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|[[Image:MTR Western 5667.jpg|128px]]
 
|2006
 
|2006
 
|[[Prevost Car|Prevost]]
 
|[[Prevost Car|Prevost]]
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|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|[[Meridian Transportation Resources (MTR Western) 5665-5674|5673-5674]]
 
|[[Meridian Transportation Resources (MTR Western) 5665-5674|5673-5674]]
|[[Image:MTR Western 5673.jpg|100px]]
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|[[Image:MTR Western 5673.jpg|128px]]
 
|2006
 
|2006
 
|[[Prevost Car|Prevost]]
 
|[[Prevost Car|Prevost]]
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|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|[[Meridian Transportation Resources (MTR Western) 5694-5699|5694-5699]]
 
|[[Meridian Transportation Resources (MTR Western) 5694-5699|5694-5699]]
|[[Image:MTR Western 5696-a.jpg|100px]]
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|[[Image:MTR Western 5696-a.jpg|128px]]
 
|2008
 
|2008
 
|[[Prevost Car|Prevost]]
 
|[[Prevost Car|Prevost]]
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|
 
|
 
|
 
|
|to OC&W Coachways 508
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| align="left"|To OC&W Coachways 508.
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|5829-5830
 
|5829-5830
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|
 
|
 
|
 
|
|
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| align="left"|Ex-?
*Ex-?
 
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|22132
 
|22132
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|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|[[Meridian Transportation Resources (MTR Western) 52100-52101|52100-52101]]
 
|[[Meridian Transportation Resources (MTR Western) 52100-52101|52100-52101]]
|[[Image:MTR Western 52101.jpg|100px]]
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|[[Image:MTR Western 52101.jpg|128px]]
 
|2008
 
|2008
 
|[[Prevost Car|Prevost]]
 
|[[Prevost Car|Prevost]]
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|
 
|
 
|
|Wrapped for APTouring
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| align="left"|Wrapped for APTouring.
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|56112-56113
 
|56112-56113
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|
 
|
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
|57103-57105
+
|56135
 +
|[[Image:MTR Western 56135-a.jpg|128px]]
 +
|
 +
|[[Prevost Car|Prevost]]
 +
|[[Prevost Car H3-45|H3-45]]
 +
|
 +
|
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| align="left"|Tauck Tours wrap.
 +
|- align="center"
 +
|57102-57105, 57107
 
|
 
|
 
|2008
 
|2008
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|
 
|
 
|
|
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| align="left"|
*57103 - "Spirit of San Diego"
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*Ex-[[Sightline Tours]].
*57104 - "Spirit of Moab"
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*57102 - "Spirit of Napa Valley".
*All ex - Sightline Tours
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*57103 - "Spirit of San Diego".
 +
*57104 - "Spirit of Moab".
 +
*57105 - "Spirit of Havasupai".
 +
*57107 - "Spirit of San Francisco".
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|__110-__111
 
|__110-__111
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|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|[[Meridian Transportation Resources (MTR Western) 57114-57116|57114-57116]]
 
|[[Meridian Transportation Resources (MTR Western) 57114-57116|57114-57116]]
|[[Image:MTR Western 57115.jpg|100px]]
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|[[Image:MTR Western 57115.jpg|128px]]
 
|2009
 
|2009
 
|[[Van Hool]]
 
|[[Van Hool]]
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|
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| align="left"|
*57114 - "Spirit of Grand Canyon"
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*57114 - "Spirit of Grand Canyon".
*57115 - "Spirit of Yellowstone"
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*57115 - "Spirit of Yellowstone".
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|57117
 
|57117
|[[Image:MTR Western 57117.jpg|100px]]
+
|[[Image:MTR Western 57117.jpg|128px]]
 
|2010
 
|2010
 
|[[Van Hool]]
 
|[[Van Hool]]
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|
 
|
 
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|"Spirit of the Grand Tetons"
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| align="left"|"Spirit of the Grand Tetons".
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|57120
 
|57120
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|[[Van Hool]]
 
|[[Van Hool]]
 
|[[Van Hool T2100 Series|T2145E]]
 
|[[Van Hool T2100 Series|T2145E]]
|
 
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
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! Transmission
 
! Transmission
 
! Notes
 
! Notes
 +
|- align="center" style="background:#dddddd;"
 +
|520
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|[[File:Cypress Coach Lines 520-a.jpg|128px]]
 +
|2003
 +
|[[Ford]]/[[Krystal Bus|Krystal]]
 +
|[[Ford Motor Company E-Series Cutaway|E-550]]/[[Krystal Enterprises KK32|KK32]]
 +
|[[Ford]] [[Ford Motor Company Power Stroke|Power Stroke]] 7.3L
 +
|[[Ford]] 4R100
 +
| align="left"|
 +
*<font color='red'>RETIRED</font>
 +
*Sold to [[Cypress Coach Lines]]
 +
|- align="center" style="background:#dddddd;"
 +
|563
 +
|
 +
|
 +
|[[Prevost Car|Prevost]]
 +
|[[Prevost Car H3-45|H3-45]]
 +
|
 +
|
 +
| align="left"|
 +
*<font color='red'>RETIRED</font>
 +
*Sold to [[Cypress Coach Lines]]
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|[[Sightline 57102-57107|57102-57107]]
 
|[[Sightline 57102-57107|57102-57107]]
|[[Image:Sightline 57103.jpg|100px]]
+
|[[Image:Sightline 57103.jpg|128px]]
 
|2008
 
|2008
 
|[[Van Hool]]  
 
|[[Van Hool]]  
 
|[[Van Hool T2100 Series|T2145]]
 
|[[Van Hool T2100 Series|T2145]]
 +
|[[Cummins]] [[Cummins ISM|ISM]]
 
|
 
|
|
+
| align="left"|
|
 
 
*57102 - "Spirit of Capilano"
 
*57102 - "Spirit of Capilano"
 
*57103 - "Spirit of Grouse Mountain"
 
*57103 - "Spirit of Grouse Mountain"
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|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|79108
 
|79108
|
+
|[[Image:Sightline 79108-a.jpg|128px]]
 
|2008
 
|2008
 
|[[Van Hool]]
 
|[[Van Hool]]
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|
 
|
 
|
|
+
| align="left"|
*Dark Blue
+
*Dark Blue.
 
*"Spirit of BC Ferries"
 
*"Spirit of BC Ferries"
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|79109
 
|79109
|[[Image:Sightline 79109.jpg|100px]]
+
|[[Image:Sightline 79109.jpg|128px]]
 
|2008
 
|2008
 
|[[Van Hool]]
 
|[[Van Hool]]
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|
 
|
 
|
|demoing for [[ABC Companies]], wrapped, was on display at APTA Trans-Expo 2008
+
| align="left"|
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*Demoing for [[ABC Companies]], wrapped, was on display at APTA Trans-Expo 2008.
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
|81130
+
|[[Sightline 81130-81131|81130]]
|
+
|[[Image:Sightline 81130.jpg|128px]]
|2009?
+
|2009
 
|[[Van Hool]]
 
|[[Van Hool]]
 
|[[Van Hool TD925|TD925]]
 
|[[Van Hool TD925|TD925]]
|
+
|[[Cummins]] [[Cummins ISM|ISM]]
|
+
|[[Allison]] [[Allison Bus Series|B500R]]
|
+
| align="left"|
 +
*Green
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
|81131
+
|[[Sightline 81130-81131|81131]]
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|[[Van Hool]]
 
|[[Van Hool]]
 
|[[Van Hool TD925|TD925]]
 
|[[Van Hool TD925|TD925]]
|
+
|[[Cummins]] [[Cummins ISM|ISM]]
|
+
|[[Allison]] [[Allison Bus Series|B500R]]
|  
+
| align="left"|  
*Orange
+
*Orange.
 
*"Spirit of Georgia Strait"
 
*"Spirit of Georgia Strait"
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
== OC&W Coachways ==
 
== OC&W Coachways ==
In 2006 MTR acquired Oregon Coachways. The company was renamed OC&W Coachways and offers economical charter service in Washington, Oregon and California.
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In 2006 MTR acquired Oregon Coachways. The company was renamed OC&W Coachways and offers economical charter service in Oregon, California and Washington.
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In November 2010 OC&W Coachways entered into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. <ref>[http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20101118/BIZ/11180321/-1/NEWSMAP Oregon Coachways goes into Chapter 11 bankruptcy], mailtribune.com, retrieved 2011-04-17</ref>
  
 
Roster is incomplete.
 
Roster is incomplete.
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|
 
|
 
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|Ex-?
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| align="left"|Ex-?
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|226
 
|226
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|
 
|
 
|
|Ex-?
+
| align="left"|Ex-?
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|296
 
|296
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|
 
|
 
|
 
|
|Ex-?
+
| align="left"|Ex-?
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|312
 
|312
|[[Image:OC&W Coachways 312.jpg|100px]]
+
|[[Image:OC&W Coachways 312.jpg|128px]]
 
|
 
|
 
|[[Prevost Car|Prevost]]  
 
|[[Prevost Car|Prevost]]  
 
|[[Prevost Car LeMirage XL-45|LeMirage XL-45]]
 
|[[Prevost Car LeMirage XL-45|LeMirage XL-45]]
 +
|
 +
|
 +
|
 +
|- align="center"
 +
|408
 +
|
 +
|
 +
|[[Prevost Car|Prevost]]
 +
|[[Prevost Car X3-45|X3-45]]
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|410
 
|410
|[[Image:OC&W Coachways 410.jpg|100px]]
+
|[[Image:OC&W Coachways 410.jpg|128px]]
 
|2008-09?
 
|2008-09?
 
|[[Prevost Car|Prevost]]  
 
|[[Prevost Car|Prevost]]  
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|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|412
 
|412
|[[Image:OC&W Coachways 412.jpg|100px]]
+
|[[Image:OC&W Coachways 412.jpg|128px]]
 
|2008-09?
 
|2008-09?
 
|[[Prevost Car|Prevost]]  
 
|[[Prevost Car|Prevost]]  
 
|[[Prevost Car X3-45|X3-45]]
 
|[[Prevost Car X3-45|X3-45]]
 
|
 
|
 +
|
 +
| align="left"|Currently has Trafalgar Tours livery.
 +
|- align="center"
 +
|414
 +
|
 +
|2002
 +
|[[Prevost Car|Prevost]]
 +
|[[Prevost Car LeMirage XL-45|LeMirage XL-45]]
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 +
| align="left"|Sold to [[Charter Bus Lines of British Columbia]] 1009.
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|514
 
|514
|[[Image:OC&W Coachways 514.jpg|100px]]
+
|[[Image:OC&W Coachways 514.jpg|128px]]
 
|
 
|
 
|[[Prevost Car|Prevost]]
 
|[[Prevost Car|Prevost]]
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|
 
|
 
|
|
+
| align="left"|Ex-MTR Western 5633.
*Ex-MTR Western 5633.
 
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
|518
 
|518
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|Wheelchair lift equipped
+
| align="left"|Wheelchair lift equipped.
 
|}
 
|}
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==References==
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<references />
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
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[[Category:American coach operators]]
 
[[Category:American coach operators]]
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[[Category:California coach operators]]
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[[Category:Oregon coach operators]]
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Latest revision as of 17:00, 17 March 2020

MTR Western

MTR Western is based in Seattle, Washington, and offers charter, contract, and tour services in the western U.S and Canada. The motorcoach fleet is composed of late model Prevost H3-45 and X3-45 coaches, Setra S417 models and most recently, Van Hool TD925 (double decker) and T2145 models. Western Canadian operations are based out of Vancouver, BC, and Calgary, Alberta.

After financial troubles hit MTR Western's head Frederick Darren Berg's Meridian Group, there were concerns over the bus company's assets. Berg would be later accused of fraud and it would be decided that the the bus company would benefit if it were sold. A bankruptcy auction for MTR Western took place on January 12 2010 and it was sold to Seattle-based GTO LLC for $5 million.

On January 14, 2011, MTR Western issued a press release announcing the transfer of MTR and OC&W Coachways to GTO LLC. [1]

On December 17th, 2014, MTR ceased all operations in Vancouver B.C. and all fleet was moved to Seattle and employees layed off.

Facilities

BC Garage/Office

  • Address: 7984 Webster Rd., Delta, BC V4G 1G6
  • Email: nickj@mtrwestern.ca
  • Phone: 604-940-6004

Calgary Garage/Office

  • Address: 4415 61st Ave. SE, Calgary, AB T2C 1Z6
  • Email: nickj@mtrwestern.ca
  • Phone: 403-279-1865

Portland Office

  • Address: 1521 N. Jantzen Ave., Portland, OR 97217
  • Email: brad@mtrwestern.com
  • Phone: 206-838-7131

San Francisco Garage/Office

  • Address: 923 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94107-1006
  • Email: chrism@mtrwestern.com
  • Phone: 1-800-975-0464

Seattle Office

  • Address: 16 W. Harrison St., Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98119
  • Email: brad@mtrwestern.com
  • Phone: 206-838-7131

Fleet roster

Roster is incomplete.

Fleet Number Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
316 Van Hool C2045 Wrapped for Seattle University.
318 Van Hool C2045 Wrapped for University of Washington.
4251 2005 Prevost H3-45
4812 1999 Prevost H3-41
4814 2001 Prevost H3-41
4869,4872 2006 Prevost H3-41
5015 1998 Prevost H3-41
5016 Prevost H3-41
5017 2005 Prevost H3-41
5091 (1st) 1996 Prevost H3-45
5254-5262 MTR Western 5261-a.jpg 2005 Prevost H3-45
4892, 5282-5293 MTR Western 5293.jpg 2007 Prevost H3-45
  • 4892 wrapped for Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey Team.
  • 5286 wrapped for APTouring.
  • 5293 wrapped for Jet Set Sports for Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
5418-5419 2000 Prevost H3-45 Nee Perimeter Transportation 750-751.
5520 2002 Prevost XL-II
5536-5537 2002 Prevost XL-II Ex-?
5538-5539 2002 Prevost XL-II Ex-Peoples Choice Transportation.
5552-5553 2004, 2005 Prevost XL-II
5580-5581 2007 Prevost X3-45
5601-5611 2003-2006 Setra S417 Tower Tours of San Francisco.
5613 2003 Setra S417
5621 2000 Prevost H3-45
5622 2001 Prevost H3-45 "Mount Bolton Brown".
5623 2000 Prevost H3-45
5624 (1st) 1997 Prevost H3-45
5624 (2nd) 1999 Prevost H3-45
5625 2003 Setra S417 Nee Arrow Stage Lines.
5626-5628 1997 Prevost H3-45
5627-5628 (2nd) 2004 Setra S417
5631-5632 MTR Western 5631-a.jpg 1998 Prevost H3-45 Nee Ron Taylor Tours.
5633 (1st) 1997 Prevost H3-45
5633 (2nd) 2003 Setra S417 Nee Arrow Stage Lines.
5234, 5635 1999 Prevost H3-45 Ex-?
5640-5641 2003 Prevost H3-45
  • 5640 - "Mount Redoubt".
  • 5641 - "Mount Edith Cavell".
5642 1999 Prevost H3-45
5643-5650 MTR Western 5645.jpg 2005 Prevost H3-45
  • 5643 - "Mount Baker".
  • 5644 - "Mount Olympus".
  • 5645 - "Mount Shuksan".
  • 5648 - Seattle Seahawks team bus.
  • 5649 - "Mount Assiniboine".
  • 5650 - "Mount Robson".
5663-5664 1999, 2000 Prevost H3-45
5665-5668 MTR Western 5667.jpg 2006 Prevost H3-45
5670-5671 2006 Prevost H3-45
5673-5674 MTR Western 5673.jpg 2006 Prevost H3-45
5694-5699 MTR Western 5696-a.jpg 2008 Prevost H3-45
5777-5779 2007 Prevost X3-45
5825 1998 Prevost H3-45 To OC&W Coachways 508.
5829-5830 1999 Prevost H3-45 Ex-?
22132 2006 Prevost H3-45 VIP
52100-52101 MTR Western 52101.jpg 2008 Prevost H3-45 Wrapped for APTouring.
56112-56113 2008 Setra S417
56135 MTR Western 56135-a.jpg Prevost H3-45 Tauck Tours wrap.
57102-57105, 57107 2008 Van Hool T2145
  • Ex-Sightline Tours.
  • 57102 - "Spirit of Napa Valley".
  • 57103 - "Spirit of San Diego".
  • 57104 - "Spirit of Moab".
  • 57105 - "Spirit of Havasupai".
  • 57107 - "Spirit of San Francisco".
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57114-57116 MTR Western 57115.jpg 2009 Van Hool T2145E
  • 57114 - "Spirit of Grand Canyon".
  • 57115 - "Spirit of Yellowstone".
57117 MTR Western 57117.jpg 2010 Van Hool T2145E "Spirit of the Grand Tetons".
57120 2010 Van Hool T2145E

Sightline Tours

Sightline Tours, who claim to be Vancouver's Premier Sightseeing Company, provides tours of Victoria, Vancouver and Whistler, BC. They use buses and drivers supplied by MTR Western. Characterized by vibrant colors, the coaches are given names, such as "Spirit of Vancouver", in addition to running clean burning engines.

Roster is incomplete.

Fleet roster

Fleet number Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
520 Cypress Coach Lines 520-a.jpg 2003 Ford/Krystal E-550/KK32 Ford Power Stroke 7.3L Ford 4R100
563 Prevost H3-45
57102-57107 Sightline 57103.jpg 2008 Van Hool T2145 Cummins ISM
  • 57102 - "Spirit of Capilano"
  • 57103 - "Spirit of Grouse Mountain"
  • 57104 - "Spirit of Georgia Strait"
  • 57105 - "Spirit of Vancouver"
  • 57106 - "Spirit of Rocky Mountaineer"
  • 57107 - "Spirit of Whistler Mountain"
79108 Sightline 79108-a.jpg 2008 Van Hool TD925
  • Dark Blue.
  • "Spirit of BC Ferries"
79109 Sightline 79109.jpg 2008 Van Hool TD925
  • Demoing for ABC Companies, wrapped, was on display at APTA Trans-Expo 2008.
81130 Sightline 81130.jpg 2009 Van Hool TD925 Cummins ISM Allison B500R
  • Green
81131 Van Hool TD925 Cummins ISM Allison B500R
  • Orange.
  • "Spirit of Georgia Strait"

OC&W Coachways

In 2006 MTR acquired Oregon Coachways. The company was renamed OC&W Coachways and offers economical charter service in Oregon, California and Washington.

In November 2010 OC&W Coachways entered into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. [2]

Roster is incomplete.

Fleet roster

Fleet number Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
224 1989 Prevost LeMirage XL Ex-?
226 1993 Prevost LeMirage XL Ex-?
296 1994 MCI 102-D3 Ex-?
312 OC&W Coachways 312.jpg Prevost LeMirage XL-45
408 Prevost X3-45
410 OC&W Coachways 410.jpg 2008-09? Prevost X3-45
412 OC&W Coachways 412.jpg 2008-09? Prevost X3-45 Currently has Trafalgar Tours livery.
414 2002 Prevost LeMirage XL-45 Sold to Charter Bus Lines of British Columbia 1009.
514 OC&W Coachways 514.jpg Prevost H3-45
516 1997 Prevost H3-45 Ex-MTR Western 5633.
518 Prevost H3-45 Wheelchair lift equipped.

References

  1. MTR Western & OC&W Coachways Acquired mtrwestern.com, retreived on 2011-05-01
  2. Oregon Coachways goes into Chapter 11 bankruptcy, mailtribune.com, retrieved 2011-04-17

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