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 Ontario Bus Industries Orion VI (HSR #9901-9925)

Ontario Bus Industries Orion VI (HSR #9901-9925)

The third low floor model that the HSR owned, the Orion VI first entered service in 1999. These buses were originally ordered in 1993, but multiple delays at Orion Bus Industries pushed the order back several years.

9905 was retired in 2004 after a serious engine fire caused heavy damage. All other Orion VIs were retired between April and June of 2012. The last Orion VI was 9912, retired on June 23 2012 after a farewell charter.

(All photos © Tom Luton, except where noted)

HSR 9902 at King and James, June 12, 2004

HSR #9902 at King and James, June 12, 2004

HSR 9903 at CNIB loop, April 10, 2004

HSR #9903 at CNIB loop, April 10, 2004

HSR 9905 across from the McMaster Engineering Building, April 23, 2002

HSR #9905 across from the McMaster Engineering Building, April 23, 2002.

HSR 9906 on King St, in August 2000

HSR #9906 on King St, in August 2000 (Photo courtesy of the Hamilton Public Library, Local History & Archives)

HSR #9907 on James north of Hunter, August 8 2009.

HSR #9907 on James north of Hunter, August 8 2009.

HSR #9908 at Main & James, July 28 2008.

HSR #9908 at Main & James, July 28 2008.

HSR 9910 at Gore Park, Dec 19, 2001

HSR #9910 at Gore Park, Dec 19, 2001

HSR 9910 at CNIB loop, April 18, 2004

HSR #9910 entering CNIB loop, April 18, 2004

HSR #9913 at Gore Park, January 11 2011

HSR #9913 at Gore Park, January 11 2011

HSR 9915 in front of Divinity College at McMaster, Oct 23, 2001

HSR #9915 in front of Divinity College at McMaster, Oct 23, 2001

HSR 9921 waiting to turn at Stirling and University, Oct 23, 2001

HSR #9921 waiting to turn at Stirling and University, Oct 23, 2001

HSR #9924 at the Hamilton GO Centre, November 13 2009.

HSR #9924 at the Hamilton GO Centre, November 13 2009.

Several former HSR Orion VI buses being scrapped at a yard on Harvester Rd east of Walker's Line, July 25 2013

Several former HSR Orion VI buses being scrapped at a yard on Harvester Rd east of Walker's Line, July 25 2013

Look for YouTube videos on HSR Orion VIs here (External Link).