Miscellaneous CCL Buses
This page is a collection of the odds & ends of the Canada Coach Lines buses that are in my photo collection.
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!
A drawing of an early CCL bus graces the cover of this CCL Bus Schedule, dated May 2, 1937.
An unidentified CCL bus at Brantford City Hall, possibly built by ACF, date unknown. From an unused postcard.
CCL #111, parked in front of the Catherine St garage, date unknown. Made by the Van Hool company, very little is known about this bus. (Photo from the Edward Viveiros collection, used with permission.)
Three CCL buses in the Hamilton garage in 1944. Left to right is an unknown CCL White 706M, an ACF built bus (possibly CCL #728), and CCL? #607 (Photo courtesy of the Hamilton Public Library, Local History & Archives, used with permission)
CCL #941 on school bus duty in front of Ancaster Memorial School on Wilson St on Feb 3, 1951. This is a White 798, built in 1945. (Photo courtesy of the Hamilton Public Library, Local History & Archives, used with permission)
CCL #1403 at the Niagara Falls Bus Terminal at Bridge St & Erie Ave, May 22, 1990. Very little is known about this bus, other than it is Ford-built. (Photo by Gord Lilley, used with permission)
On October 15, 1954 Hurricane Hazel roared through the Toronto area, causing massive flooding and killing dozens. Bridges were washed out over the Humber river, disrupting Toronto's streetcar network. Fifteen HSR and ten CCL buses were sent to Toronto on October 18 under police escort to help out. Here we see several buses trying to cross the Humber River bridge in late October/Early November 1954. From top to bottom are a TTC CC&F C36 bus (#1103?), a CCL or Roseland Bus Lines White 706M bus, a TTC Ford transit bus still in the colours of its previous owner Roseland Bus Lines, and CCL #1431, a Flxible 29BR-45. The uncertainty over the White 706M bus is because Roseland Bus Lines, which had been bought out by the TTC a few months before, owned a single White 706M bus. It had been purchased from a Catholic convert in Hamilton in 1950, and was in a unique paint scheme that was very similar to the CCL's. (It is possible that the bus was a former CCL bus that was never repainted by either of its subsequent owners.) So this is is either a CCL 706M bus, or the former Roseland Bus Lines 706M that the TTC pulled off the scrap line for emergency service. (Photo courtesy of the York University Libraries, Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections, Toronto Telegram fonds, ASC05573)
Closeup of CCL #1431 from the above picture. This is a Flxible 29BR-45, originally built as Provincial Transport #4501 in 1945, and bought by the CCL in 1949. (Photo courtesy of the York University Libraries, Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections, Toronto Telegram fonds, ASC05573)