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 General Motors Diesel Division T6H-5307N (HSR #901-906, 911-931, 941-962, 971-982, 7701-7727)

General Motors Diesel Division T6H-5307N (HSR #901-906, 911-931, 941-962, 971-982, 7701-7727)

General Motors built a total of 109 T6H-5307Ns (Transit bus, 6 cylinder engine, Hydraulic transmission, 53 passenger, model #07, Not air-conditioned) for the HSR in 5 batches between 1973 and 1978.

HSR Number Delivered
901-906 Dec 1973
911-931 Mar 1974
941-962 Mar/Apr 1975
971-982 1976
7701-7727 Mar/Apr 1978

Six of these buses (HSR #7718, 7722, 7724, 7726, 7727 and one other) were rebuilt in the fall of 1985 to run on compressed natural gas (CNG), the first such buses in North America. These buses were identifiable by a small label on the front and the driver's side 'POWERED BY NATURAL GAS'.

The last of these buses were retired in 1999. These buses were special to me, as the first HSR bus I ever rode was one of these. Unfortunately, they were all retired before I started photographing buses. HSR 931 still survives, stored at the back of the Mountain Transit Centre.

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!

(All photos © Tom Luton, except where noted)

HSR 901 at King St E and Catherine.

HSR #901 at King St E and Catherine, date unknown. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 902 at Main St & Hughson.

HSR #902 at Main St & Hughson, date unknown. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 912 at Sanford Yard on September 17, 1977.

HSR #912 at Sanford Yard on September 17, 1977. (Photo by Peter Cox, used with permission. From Barp.ca)

HSR 913 at the MacNab Terminal.

HSR #913 at the MacNab Terminal in the early 1990s (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 914 at Gore Park.

HSR #914 at Gore Park, date unknown. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 918 at Main and MacNab.

HSR #918 at Main and MacNab, Aug 7 1978. (Photo courtesy of the Hamilton Public Library, Local History & Archives, used with permission)

HSR 919 at James & Cannon, date unknown.

HSR #919 at James & Cannon, date unknown. (Photo by Mitchell Libby, used with permission.)

HSR 926 leaving Gore Park.

HSR #926 leaving Gore Park, date unknown. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 930 heading south on James St, just north of King St.

HSR #930 heading south on James St, just north of King St, date unknown. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 931 in the bus only entrance from Queenston Rd. at Eastgate Square, date unknown

HSR #931, in the bus only entrance from Queenston Rd. at Eastgate Square, date unknown (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 942 at Gore Park.

HSR #942 at Gore Park, date unknown. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 947 at the Mountain Transit Centre,  date unknown.

HSR #947 at the Mountain Transit Centre, date unknown (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 949, date and place unknown.

HSR #949, date and place unknown. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 952 at Sanford Yard.

HSR #952 and HSR 775 at Sanford Yard, date unknown. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 957 at Gore Park.

HSR #957 at Gore Park, date unknown. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 960 at Sam Lawrence Park, date unknown.

HSR #960 at Sam Lawrence Park, date unknown. (Photo from the Hamilton Street Railway)

HSR 962 at Gore Park.

HSR #962 at Gore Park, date unknown. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 974 at Barton & Talbot, date unknown.

HSR #974 at Barton & Talbot, date unknown. (Photo from the Mitchell Libby collection, used with permission.)

HSR 975 at Gore Park.

HSR #975 at Gore Park, date unknown. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 978 at CNIB loop, spring 1999

HSR #978 at CNIB loop, spring 1999. (Photo by Roger DuPuis, used with permission. From Latter Day New Looks website, now offline)

HSR 981 at Gore Park, Feb 23, 1998

HSR #981 at Gore Park, Feb 23, 1998. (Photo by Roger DuPuis, used with permission. From Latter Day New Looks website, now offline)

HSR 981 at Sanford Yard, date unknown.

HSR #981 at Sanford Yard, date unknown. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 982 at Gore Park, Feb 23, 1998

HSR #982 at Gore Park. The date is unknown, but the bus in front of HSR 982 is a C40LF, so this photo is from 1996 or later, and is taken during the summer. (Photo by Andrew Gold, used with permission. From Barp.ca)

HSR 982 at Gore Park

HSR #982 at Gore Park, date unknown. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 7701 at Gore Park.

HSR #7701 at Gore Park, date unknown. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 7703 at Gore Park.

HSR #7703 at Gore Park, date unknown. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 7705 at Gore Park, Jan 25, 1999

HSR #7705 at Gore Park, Jan 25, 1999. (Photo by Roger DuPuis, used with permission. From Latter Day New Looks website, now offline)

HSR 7707 at the Hamilton Fire Department training centre, May 2008

HSR #7707 at the Hamilton Fire Department training centre, May 2008. After retirement, HSR 7707 was sold to the Hamilton Fire Department, who use it for training purposes. (Photo by David Gunn, used with permission.)

HSR 7708 at Gore Park, Dec 2 1997.

HSR #7708 at Gore Park, Dec 2 1997. (Photo by Roger DuPuis, used with permission. From Latter Day New Looks website, now offline)

HSR 7708 on King St West, west of John.

HSR #7708 on King St West, west of John, date unknown. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 7708 in Toronto.

HSR #7708 is a little outside of its normal territory in this photo. This is Edward St in Toronto, on the north side of the then Elizabeth St GO bus terminal. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 7709 on King St West, west of John.

HSR #7709 on King St West, west of John, date unknown. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 7709 on King St West, west of John.

HSR #7709 on King St West, west of John, date unknown. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 7710 at the Wentworth Garage, date unknown.

HSR #7710 at the Wentworth Garage, date unknown. Just goes to show that wrapping buses in advertisements is not a new phenomena. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 7711 at Gore Park, Nov 20, 1997.

HSR #7711 at Gore Park, Nov 20, 1997. (Photo by Roger DuPuis, used with permission. From Latter Day New Looks website, now offline)

HSR 7712 at the Wentworth Garage

HSR #7712 at the Wentworth Garage, date unknown. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 7714 at Gore Park.

HSR #7714 at Gore Park, date unknown. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 7714 at Main and MacNab, December 12 1992

HSR #7714 at Main and MacNab, December 12 1992 (Photo by Ted Wickson, used with permission)

HSR 7716 heading eastbound on Main St West at MacNab.

HSR #7716 heading eastbound on Main St West at MacNab, date unknown. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 7717 at Gore Park.

HSR #7717 at Gore Park, date unknown. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 7718 at Gore Park in May 1995.

HSR #7718 at Gore Park in May 1995. Notice the 'POWERED BY NATURAL GAS' label on the windows on the side and front.(From Barp.ca, used with permission.)

HSR 7722 at Gore Park.

HSR #7722 at Gore Park, date unknown. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 7723 at Gore Park.

HSR #7723 at Gore Park, date unknown. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 7724 at Gore Park.

HSR #7724 at Gore Park, date unknown. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

A pair of HSR T6H-5307Ns at the Nebo Road Scrap yard, Dec 30, 1998.

A pair of HSR T6H-5307Ns at the Nebo Road Scrap yard, Dec 30, 1998. (Photo by Roger DuPuis, used with permission. From Latter Day New Looks website, now offline)

An old HSR T6H-5307N at the Nebo Road Scrap yard, Oct 25 1999.

An old HSR T6H-5307N at the Nebo Road Scrap yard, Oct 25 1999. (Photographer unknown)

A pair of former HSR T6H-5307Ns at the Nebo Road Scrap yard, Oct 25 1999.

A pair of former HSR T6H-5307Ns at the Nebo Road Scrap yard, Oct 25 1999. (Photographer unknown)