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 Flxible 29BR-45 (CCL #1205-1237 (odd), 1285-1289 (odd))

Flxible 29BR-45 (CCL #1281, 1283, 1431-1453 (odd))

The CCL received its Flxible 29BR-45s from different sources. CCL #1281 & #1283 were built new for the Erie Coach Lines in 1945, and became part of the CCL when the ECL was bought in December 1948. CCL #1431-1453 (odd numbers only) were built new for Provincial Transport in 1945, and became part of the CCL when the PT was bought in 1949.

CCL number Previous owner & number
1281 Erie Coach Lines, ?
1283 Erie Coach Lines, ?
1431-1439 (odd) Provincial Transport, 4501-4505
1441-1447 (odd) Provincial Transport, 4507-4510
1449-1453 (odd) Provincial Transport, 4511-4513

On October 18, 1954, CCL #1431-1443 (odd) & 1451 were sent to Toronto under police escort to help out as emergency shuttle buses in the wake of Hurricane Hazel, where they remained until October 24. #1433 would later on go on to become Penetang-Midland Coach Lines #47.

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!

CCL #1431 about to cross the temporary Humber River bridge, October 1954.

CCL #1431 about to cross the temporary Humber River bridge on Lakeshore blvd in Toronto, October 1954. (Photo by J.D. Knowles, courtesy of Leonard Jacks)

Closeup of CCL #1431 from the above picture

CCL #1431 about to cross the temporary Humber River bridge, October 1954. (Photo courtesy of the York University Libraries, Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections, Toronto Telegram fonds, ASC05573)