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 General Motors TDH-4519 (HSR #621-629, 631-655, 661-672, 681-695)

General Motors TDH-4519 (HSR #621-629, 631-655, 661-672, 681-695)

General Motors constructed 61 TDH-4519s (Transit bus, Diesel engine, Hydraulic transmission, 45 passenger, model #19) for the HSR between 1964 and 1968. Most of these buses were scrapped or sold to other companies in the late 1970s, except for HSR 695, which was still in use by the HSR as late as 1988

HSR Number New Owner & Number
621 To CCL, later Murray Hill Limousine #27, later #6416, later C. Monette & Son #301
622 To CCL, later Murray Hill Limousine #25, later #6344, later #6523
623 To CCL, later Murray Hill Limousine, later C. Monette & Son #302
624 To CCL
625 To CCL, later Murray Hill Limousine #26, later #6422
626 To CCL, later Murray Hill Limousine #6423
627 To CCL, later Murray Hill Limousine #6424
628 To CCL, later Murray Hill Limousine #6425
629 To CCL, later Murray Hill Limousine #6426
631 Murray Hill Limousine #6518
632 Woodstock Transit #4
636 Murray Hill Limousine #6522, later Leo Beauregard & Son #651
637 Woodstock Transit #5
638 Woodstock Transit #6
639 Murray Hill Limousine #6521
668 Montreal South Shore Transit Commission #7-640
681 Montreal South Shore Transit Commission #7-643
689 Montreal South Shore Transit Commission #7-641
690 Montreal South Shore Transit Commission #7-642

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)

CCL 626 (ex HSR) in Sanford Yard in the late 1970s.

CCL 626 (ex HSR) in Sanford Yard in the late 1970s. How can you tell? If you look carefully, the logo next to the front wheel is that of the CCL, not the HSR (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

CCL 627 (ex HSR) in Sanford Yard.

CCL 627 (ex HSR) with CCL 1981 at Sanford Yard in the late 1970s. (Photo from the Edward Viveiros collection, used with permission)

HSR 628 in Sanford Yard in the mid 1970s.

HSR 628 in Sanford Yard in the mid 1970s. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 633 in Sanford Yard in the mid 1970s.

HSR 633 in Sanford Yard in the mid 1970s. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 636 in Sanford Yard in the mid 1970s.

HSR 636 in Sanford Yard in the mid 1970s. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 644 in Sanford Yard in the mid 1970s.

HSR 644 in Sanford Yard in the mid 1970s. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 647 on the Bayfront route at Kenilworth and Main in May 1969.

HSR 647 on the Bayfront route at Kenilworth and Main in May 1969. (Photo by Mike Harrington, used with permission)

HSR 648 in Sanford Yard.

HSR 648 in Sanford Yard, date unknown. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 650 on the Fennell route at Ottawa and Barton in May 1969.

HSR 650 on the Fennell route at Ottawa and Barton in May 1969. (Photo by Mike Harrington, used with permission)

HSR 665 in Sanford Yard in the mid 1980s.

HSR 665 in Sanford Yard in the mid 1980s. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 667 in Sanford Yard.

HSR 667 in Sanford Yard, date unknown. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 669 at Hughson and King on the Locke route in Sept 1972

HSR 669 at Hughson and King on the Locke route in Sept 1972, along with HSR 750. (Photo by Mike Harrington, used with permission)

HSR 671 in Sanford Yard.

HSR 671 in Sanford Yard, date unknown. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 672 passes Gore Park on James St on June 21 1974.

HSR 672 passes Gore Park on James St on June 21 1974 as the Birks building clock is removed. The Birks clock has been restored and is at the Hamilton Farmers Market. (Photo courtesy of the Hamilton Public Library, used with permission)

HSR 690 in front of Robinson's, date unknown.

HSR 690, in front of Robinson's department store on James St between King and Main, date unknown. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 692 on James St just south of King, date unknown.

HSR 692 on James St just south of King, date unknown. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)