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Canada Coach Lines Bus Roster

This bus roster covers all makes and models used by the CCL up to its sale to Trentway-Wagar in 1993. I’ve tried to include any previous owners and any subsequent owners, but there may be errors in either. If there are no numbers listed next to a new or previous owner, then the bus’s CCL number is identical to that of its new or previous owner.

:2 - second bus with this number
btw – between
NIO – Not In Order (i.e CCL 1, 2, 3 becomes HSR 14, 12, 13)
odd – odd numbers only (i.e. 1601, 1603, 1605)

BPUC - Brantford Public Utilities Commission
CC&F - Canadian Car & Foundry
CCL – Canada Coach Lines
ECL - Erie Coach Lines
GMC - General Motors Corporation
GMDD - General Motors Diesel Division
GPSC - Galt Public Service Commission
HSR - Hamilton Street Railway
MCI - Motor Coach Industries
MHTC - Medicine Hat Transit Company
TTC – Toronto Transit Commission
TW - Trentway-Wagar

Bus number Manufacturer & Model Year Built/Bought Previous Owners Subsequent Owners
1-2
GMC 9791 (School Bus)
1954
   
11-15
Mercury B700 (School Bus)
1965/May 1 1969
  scrapped June 1978
16
Chevrolet (School Bus)
1965/Aug 29 1969
   
17
GMC (School Bus)
1965/Aug 29 1969
   
21
(School Bus)
 
   
27-28
(School Bus)
 
   
31
(School Bus)
 
   
35
Ford (School Bus)
1972
Ex-CHW? retired June 1978
36-38
Dodge Bluebird (School Bus)
1971
? retired June 1978
39-43
Ford Thomas (School Bus)
1972
? retired June 1978
80
GMC TGH-3102
Sept 1960/ Spring 1974
Ex-HSR
 
90
CC&F C-36
1946/1960?
Ex-HSR
To GPSC in Feb 1962
91-93
GMC TGH-3102
1960/1961
Ex-HSR
To GPSC in Feb 1962. 91 & 92 to Cambridge Transit in Jan 1973. 93 to MHTC 41 in 1966
101-102
GMC Bluebird (School Bus)
1967
   
111
Van Hool
?
 
 
128
MCI 102-C3
1989
   
142
MCI 102-C3
1989
   
181-184
CC&F C-36
1946/1960?
Ex-HSR
181 & 183 to Sarnia Transit in 1966.
186/187
CC&F C-36
1946/1960?
Ex-HSR
to GPSC in 1962.
192
CC&F C-36
?
Ex-HSR
 
195-197
CC&F C-36
?
Ex-HSR
 
210
CC&F C-36
?
Ex-HSR
 
214-218
CC&F CD-36A
1950/?
Ex HSR
 
431-439 (odd)
White ?
?
 
 
481-488
CC&F CD-44A
1953/?
Ex HSR
 
491-492
Twin 41-S
1947
Ex HSR
 
621-626, 627:2, 628, 629:2
GMDD TDH-4519
1964/?
Ex HSR
 
627
Ford 19B
1941/?
Ex ECL ?  
629-635 (odd)
Ford 29B
1942/?
Ex ECL ?  
639, 641
Ford 49B
1943/?
Ex ECL ?  
643, 645
Ford 59B
1945/?
Ex ECL ?  
647, 649
Ford 29B
1942/?
Ex ECL ?  
651-669 (odd)
Ford 19B
1941/1946
Ex Grey Coach Lines 850-859  
671
Ford 09B
1940/?
Ex Weaver Coach Line ?  
673
Ford ?
June 1944/?
Ex Charles Coach Lines ?  
675
Ford ?
1939/?
Ex Charles Coach Lines ?  
677
Ford 99T
1947/?
Ex BPUC ?  
679, 681
Ford 59B
1946/?
Ex ECL ?  
683, 685
Ford 19B
1941/?
Ex ECL ?  
687
Ford 49B
1944/?
Ex ECL ?  
701-721 (odd)
White 706M
1937
  701, 711, 717 to Oakville Transit
723-739 (odd)
White 706M
1938
   
741-789 (odd)
White 706M
1939
  751 to Rural Coach, 765, 789 to Niagara Coach, 775 to Raven Coach, 787 to Calvalry Church
791, 793
White WA120
1941
  To Niagara Coach
795
GMC ? (tractor-trailer bus)
?
   
797
Mack CQ
1939
 
 
801-813 (odd)
White 782
1942
 
 
821-825 (odd)
Twin 41-S
1947/?
Ex ECL 40-42  
827
GMC TGH-3207
1948/?
Ex Van Dyke's Sightseeing ?  
831-837 (odd)
Twin 38-S
1947/Feb 1950
Ex Canadian Pacific Transport 12-15  
901-939 (odd)
White 798
Nov 1944
  To HSR
941, 943
White 798
1945
   
945-949 (odd)
White 798-10
1945
   
1000-1001
MCI MC-8
?
  Leased from Pallin Equipment
1101-1119 (odd)
CC&F IC-41
1946
   
1121, 1123
Aerocoach P-371
1947/?
Ex ECL ? To Western Ontario Motorways 484-485
1151-1169 (odd)
CC&F C-36
1946
  To HSR 201-210
1201, 1203
Flxible 29BR-46
1946
  1201 to Carr's Coach Lines 107, 1203 to Gateman's Coach Lines
1205-1237 (odd)
Flxible 29BI-47
1947
  1205 to Newmarket Coach Lines, 1207 to Royal City Coach Lines 19, 1211 to Normandin Bus, 1223 to Penninsula Bus Lines 5, 1231, 1233 to HSR 493-494, 1237 wrecked in collision with Toronto streetcar Nov 6 1948.
1239-1253 (odd)
Flxible 37BI-48
1948
   
1255-1277 (odd)
Flxible 33BI-49
1949
  1257 & 1259 to Newmarket Coach Lines 54 & 50. 1265 to Sarnia Transit
1279
Flxible 29BR-41
1941/?
Ex ECL ?
 
1281, 1283
Flxible 29BR-45
1945/?
Ex ECL ?
 
1285
Flxible 29BI-47
1947/?
Ex ECL ?
To HSR 495 in 1955
1287, 1289
Flxible 29BI-47
1947/?
Ex Western Ontario Motorways ?
To HSR 496-497
1401-1419 (odd)
Flxible 33BR-40
1940/1949
Ex Provincial Transport 440-449
 
1401:2, 1403:2
Ford?
 
   
1421, 1423
Flxible 29BR-41
1941/1949
Ex Colonial Coach Lines 4101-4102
 
1425
Flxible 29BR-44
1944/1949
Ex Colonial Coach Lines 4451
 
1429
Flxible 29BR-44
1944/1949
Ex Colonial Coach Lines 4452
 
1431-1439 (odd)
Flxible 29BR-45
1945/1949
Ex Provincial Transport 4501-4505
1433 to PMCL 47
1441-1447 (odd)
Flxible 29BR-45
1945/1949
Ex Provincial Transport 4507-4510
 
1449-1453 (odd)
Flxible 29BR-45
1945/1949
Ex Colonial Coach Lines 4511-4513
 
1455-1459 (odd)
Flxible 29BR-46
1946/1949
Ex Provincial Transport 4620-4622
 
1501-1539 (odd)
CC&F ICWD-29
Dec 1951
   
1601-1615 (odd)
CC&F CD-44A
Jan 1953
  To HSR 481-484, 486, 485, 487-488 in 1955
1631-1641
CC&F CD-44A
1953/1968-70
Ex HSR 401, 402, 411, 407, 409, 406, 408, 410, 403-405
 
1651
CC&F CD-44A
Apr 1956
  scrapped Mar 1978
1652, 1653
CC&F CD-44A
1956/1969
Ex HSR 433, 434
 
1661, 1665-1669
CC&F CD-44A
1956/1971-72
Ex HSR 421, 425-429
 
1671-1681
GMC TDH-4512
1957/1976
Ex HSR 501-511
 
1691-1698
GMC TDH-4512
1958/1976-77
Ex HSR 552, 562, 555-557, 551, 558 & 560
Back to HSR in 1978
1701-1725 (odd)
GMC TDM-4515
1955
   
1751-1757 (odd)
GMC TDM-4515
1956
  scrapped Sept 1978
1761, 1765-1767 (odd)
GMC TDM-4515
1958
  scrapped Sept 1978
1801, 1803
GMC PD-4104
1958
   
1821-1829 (odd)
GMC PD-4104
1959
   
1901-1911 (odd)
GMC SDM-4501
1960
   
1931-1935 (odd)
GMC SDM-4501
1961
   
1941-1947 (odd)
GMDD SDM-4502
1963
   
1951-1963 (odd)
GMDD SDM-4502
1965
   
1971-1989 (odd), 1991-1997
GMDD SDM-4502
1966
   
2101, 2103
MCI MCC-5A
Mar 1965
  2103 to Niagara Falls Police
2121
Western Flyer Canuck 600A
1968
   
2125-2126
GMC S8M-5304A
Summer 1972
   
2131-2134
MCI MC-5B
Summer 1972
   
2135-2139
MCI MC-5B
Spring 1973
   
2141-2145
MCI MC-5B
Fall 1974
   
2151-2156
MCI MC-5B
Summer 1975
   
2160-2169
MCI MC-9
1979
  2160-2163, 2165-2169 to TW 2517, 2140-2142, 2134-2138 in 1993
2171
Prevost LeMirage
Nov 1979/1982
Ex Murray Hill 8020  
2172
Prevost LeMirage
?/1982
Ex Murray Hill ?  
2173
Prevost LeMirage
Dec 1980/1982
Ex Murray Hill 8132  
2174
Prevost LeMirage
Apr 1981/1982
Ex Murray Hill 8122  
2175
Prevost LeMirage
Sept 1982/1985
Ex Music Mann 8424  
2181-2183
MCI 96-A3
1985
  To TW 3242-3244 in 1993
2191-2196
MCI 102-AW3
1989
  To TW 3245-3250 in 1993
2201-2203
MCI TC40-102A
1988
 
To TW 8850-8852 in 1993
2204-2209
MCI TC40-102A
1989
 
2204-2208 to HSR in 1993, 2209 to Real McCoy circa 1991
2301
MCI 102-C3
1992
 
To TW 3251 in 1993

Sources

"Canada Coach Lines All-Time Roster" Canadian Public Transit Discussion Board Wiki, retrieved October 21, 2008

Gryfe, Alan Canada Coach Lines Roster Sept 11, 2002, retrieved October 21, 2008

Hamilton Spectator: Nov 16, 1944; Dec 16, 1946; Dec 10, 1948; Feb 11, 1950; Dec 3, 1951.

Miller, W. E. "Canada Coach Lines Current Equipment Roster" Canadian Coach, July 1972

Miller, W. E. "Hamilton Street Railway Current Equipment Roster, March 31, 1972" Canadian Coach, April 1972, pg 10

Miller, William E. "Cambridge Transit - A New City/A New Transit Philosophy" Canadian Coach, Sept/Oct 1974, Vol. 10, No. 5, pg 8-9

News Flashes, assorted. Canadian Coach, Jan 1972-Nov/Dec 1974

News Flashes, assorted. Transit Canada, Mar/Apr 1975-Mar/Apr 1978

Wilson, Norman D. "Report to the Corporation of the City of Hamilton concerning The Hamilton Street Railway Company and its wholly owned subsidiary The Canada Coach Lines, Limited" 1959, Schedule #1