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 General Motors TDH-4512 (CCL #1671-1681, 1691-1698)

General Motors TDH-4512 (CCL #1671-1681, 1691-1698)

Canada Coach Lines bought 18 TDH-4512s (Transit bus, Diesel engine, Hydraulic transmission, 45 passenger, model #12) from the HSR between 1974 and 1978. CCL 1671-1681 were built in 1957, and CCL 1691-1698 were built in 1958. These buses were mostly used as schoolbuses in the Welland area, as CCL had the bus contract with the local school boards in the 1970s. This contract ended in 1978. As shown in the table below, not all of the buses were in service at the same time.

CCL number Original HSR number & date bought Notes
1671 501,late fall 1974 Sold in Spring 1976 to Brampton Transit, renumbered 5736
1672 502,late fall 1974 Sold in Spring 1976 to Brampton Transit, renumbered 5740
1673-1675 503-505, late fall 1974 Sold in Spring 1976 to Brampton Transit, renumbered 5737-5739
1676 506, 1976 Sold to Brampton Transit, renumbered 5742
1677 507, 1976  
1678 508, 1976 Sold to Brampton Transit, renumbered 5743
1679 509, 1976  
1680 522, Spring 1978 First sold to Burlington Transit in 1975/76, then bought by CCL
1681 525, Spring 1978  
1691 552, Spring 1978 returned to HSR in Fall 1978
1692 562, Spring 1978 returned to HSR in Fall 1978
1693-1695 555-557, Spring 1978 returned to HSR in Fall 1978
1696 551, Spring 1978 returned to HSR in Fall 1978
1697 558, Spring 1978 returned to HSR in Fall 1978
1698 560, 1976 returned to HSR in Fall 1978

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 1673, summer 1974, location unknown

CCL 1673 at the Catherine St yard, date unknown. At least it will be CCL 1673 when it's renumbered from HSR 503. The CCL logo has already replaced the HSR logo on the side of the bus, so it's likely that this is the summer of 1974. (Photo from the Edward Viveiros collection, used with permission.)

CCL 1674 in Kitchener on Duke St E between Scott & Frederick, date unknown

CCL 1674 (ex HSR 504) in Kitchener on Duke St E between Scott & Frederick, date unknown. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

CCL 1691 in Niagara Falls, summer 1978

CCL 1691 (ex HSR 552) in Niagara Falls near the Skylon Tower in the summer of 1978. The CCL chose not to repaint this bus into CCL green & cream. (Photo from the Edward Viveiros collection, used with permission.)