Western Bus Lines of British Columbia

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Western Bus Lines was based in Kelowna, BC.

USDOT# 547470

History

  • Western Bus Lines of British Columbia was originally established in the late 1960s with Blake McMurray as manager.
  • In 1978, Ray Therrien purchased Western Bus Lines (Kamloops), after purchasing Impala Coach Lines in 1974.
  • Established Ocean Coach Lines in 2004, possibly associated with Wellstone Coach.
  • August 2015, closed down

Facilities

Fleet Roster

Not a complete list

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Serial/VIN Notes
1 other information unknown.
2 other information unknown.
3 other information unknown.
4 (1) 1965 GMC/Blue Bird Transit Ex-Canadian Coachways T212.
4 (2) 1964 Prevost Panoramique P290-864-64
5 Apr. 1947 MCI Courier 100A 75
6 1955 Western Flyer T-40 8-55
9 1963 GMC/Blue Bird Transit Ex-Canadian Coachways T211.
11 Western Flyer Canuck 600
12 1966 Western Flyer Canuck 500 33-66
14 June 1953 MCI Courier RE-95 324
20 1963 MCI MC-4 754
24 1963 MCI MC-4 731
35 May 1967 MCI MC-5A 6290/7131
36 1975 MCI MC-8 31358/S11491
67? May 1967 Prevost Champion CTS-47 P342-916-67
110 1970 Prevost Champion CTS-47 P433-2008-70
472 May 1972 MCI MC-5B 7034/9561
476 Mar. 1976 MCI MC-8 31595/S12215
480 Mar. 1976 MCI MC-8 31707/S12219
516 Feb. 1967 MCI MC-5A 6175/6682
517? Sept. 1967 MCI MC-5A 6472/6998
575 Feb. 1969 MCI MC-7 10120/7808
595-604 1967 GMDD TDH-5303 See series page
  • Used for Expo 86 parking lot shuttle service
  • Ex-Calgary Transit 595-601, 603-605.
675 Jan. 1975 MCI MC-5B 7176/S11536
776 Oct. 1976 MCI MC-8 31899/S11818
877 Sept. 1977 MCI MC-8 32401/S12870
L929 1985 MCI 96-A3 1M8FDM7AXFP040227
979 (1) 1979 MCI MC-9 34427/S13341
979 (2) 1979 MCI MC-9 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison HT-740 34045/S13792
1080 1980 MCI MC-9 34806/S14663
1180 1980 MCI MC-9 35228/S14664
1258 1995 Prevost H3-45 2P9H33497S1001258
1261 1995 Prevost H3-45 2P9H33497S1001261
1281 July 1981 MCI MC-9 1M89CM6A9BP036206
1382 Mar. 1982 MCI MC-9 1M89CM6A7CP036920
1482 Mar. 1982 MCI MC-9 1M89CM6A9CP036921
1578 1978 Argosy CP CPY37731704
1582 1982 Prevost LeMirage 2P9L23400C1001148
1682 Mar. 1982 MCI MC-9 n/a
1787 1987 Prevost LeMirage XL 2P9L33406H1001308 47 seats
1788 Western Bus Lines of British Columbia 1788-a.jpg 1987 Prevost LeMirage XL 2P9L33406H1001305 47 seats
1888 1988 Prevost LeMirage XL 2P9L33408J1001604 47 seats
1988 Western Bus Lines of British Columbia 1988-a.jpg 1988 Prevost LeMirage XL 2P9L33401J1001606 47 seats
2088 1988 Prevost LeMirage XL 2P9L33405J1001608
2178 1978 Prevost LeMirage LM103-2545-78
2189 1989 Prevost LeMirage XL 2P9L33409K1001824
2289 Western Bus Lines of British Columbia 2289-a.jpg 1989 Prevost LeMirage XL 2P9L33404K1001697 47 seats
2389 Western Bus Lines of British Columbia 2389-a.jpg June 1989 MCI 102-C3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA 1M8GDM9A8KP042918 47 seats
2489 Western Bus Lines of British Columbia 2489-a.jpg 1989 Prevost LeMirage XL 2P9L33402K1001924 47 seats
2516 Western Bus Lines of British Columbia 2516-a.jpg 1998 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 2PCH33493W1012516 56 seats
2590 Western Bus Lines of British Columbia 2590-a.jpg 1990 Prevost LeMirage XL 2P9L33400L1001471 47 seats
2688 July 1988 MCI 102-A3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA 1M8FDM7A8JP042205
2788 Western Bus Lines of British Columbia 2788-b.jpg July 1988 MCI 102-A3 Detroit Diesel 8V71N 1M8FDM8A1JP042206
2800 Eldorado National Escort RE 31 seats
28xx 1995 Prevost H3-45
2995 1995 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 2P9H33497S1001146
3035 Western Bus Lines 3035-a.jpg 2015? Prevost H3-45
3037 Western Bus Lines of British Columbia 3037-a.jpg 2015? Prevost H3-45 Sold to Blue Star Coachlines
3094 1994 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 2P9H33494R1001065
3193 1993 Prevost H3-40 2P9H33402P1001368
3297 Western Bus Lines of British Columbia 3297-a.jpg 1997 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 2PCH33493V1011820
3300 other information unknown.
3397 Western Bus Lines of British Columbia 3397-a.jpg 1997 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 2PCH33492V1012070 56 seats

Sold to Blue Star Coachlines 123

3497 1997 Eldorado National Escort RE 1N9EDHC63VC084135
3500 other information unknown.
3698 Western Bus Lines of British Columbia 3698-a.jpg 1998 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 2PCH3349XW1012495
  • 56 seats
  • retrofitted with projector headlights
3798 Western Bus Lines of British Columbia 3798-a.jpg 1998 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 2PCH33493W1012516
  • 56 seats
  • Renumbered to 2516?
3897 Western Bus Lines of British Columbia 3897-a.jpg 1997 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 2PCH33497V1011898
4076 Western Bus Lines of British Columbia 4076-a.jpg 2001 Prevost H3-45 2PCH3349X11014076
4185 Western Bus Lines of British Columbia 4185-a.jpg 2001 Prevost H3-45 2PCH3349411014185
4273 Western Bus Lines of British Columbia 4273-a.jpg 2001 Prevost H3-45 2PCH3349111014273 56 seats

Sold to Blue Star Coachlines 205

4307 Western Bus Lines of British Columbia 4307-a.jpg 2007 Prevost H3-45
4407 Western Bus Lines of British Columbia 4407-a.jpg 2007 Prevost H3-45 2PCH334937C711022 56 seats
7602 Mar. 1976 MCI MC-8 31563/S11889
7603 Apr. 1976 MCI MC-8 31636/S11962
8511 Feb. 1970 MCI MC-5A 6892/8306

References

  • Letter from Zinnia Lang, Administrator in 1986.