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 Flxible 29BI-47 (HSR #493-497)

Flxible 29BI-47 (HSR #493-497)

The HSR's fleet of Flxible 29BI-47's were sold to the HSR in 1955 by the Canada Coach Lines. All five were built in 1947. Two were built new for the CCL, while the other three were built for other bus lines and later aquired by the CCL.

HSR number Original CCL number Original owner, number and year of aquisition by CCL
493 1231  
494 1233  
495 1285 Erie Coach Lines, ?, Dec 1948
496 1287 Western Ontario Motorways, ?, ?
497 1289 Western Ontario Motorways, ?, ?

Some of the dates for these photos are unknown, and the locations are often just a guess. If you know either date or location, email me!

(All photos © Tom Luton, except where noted)

HSR #494 at the Sanford yard, 1956.

HSR #494 (ex CCL #1233) at the Sanford yard in 1956. (Photo from mbernero's Flickr page, used with permission.)

HSR #495</A> at the Sanford yard, with #93 and two other Ford Transits circa 1956.

HSR #495 (ex CCL #1285) at the Sanford yard, with #93 and two other Ford Transits in 1956. (Photo from mbernero's Flickr page, used with permission.)

HSR 495 at the Sanford yard, date unknown.

HSR #495 at the Sanford yard. No confirmed date, but based on the colour and style of the license plate, I suspect that this is 1957. (From Alan Gryfe’s collection, used with permission)