Canadian Car & Foundry C-36 (HSR #90:2, 181-210:2)
The HSR’s CC&F C-36s were built in two batches. #90:2 and #181-200 were built in 1946 for the HSR. #201:2-210:2 were built in 1946 for the Canada Coach Lines (CCL) as #1151-1169 (odd numbers), and were sold to the HSR in 1951.
On October 18, 1954, HSR C-36 buses #182, 183, 186, 188, 197, 198, 200, 203, 204, 206, 209, & 210 were sent to Toronto under police escort to help out as emergency shuttle buses in the wake of Hurricane Hazel, where they remained until the end of the month.
Several of the HSR's C-36s were in turn sold to the CCL sometime after 1960, and all remaining C-36s were retired or sold before 1972.
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)
Postcard of HSR #197 at King & James. The earliest postmark found for this card is February 9, 1962.
HSR #198 at Sanford yard, 1950. (From the Richard Vincent collection, used with permission)
HSR #203:2 (ex CCL #1155) at Sanford yard, date unknown. (From the Alan Gryfe collection, used with permission)