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 General Motors TGH-3102 (HSR #80:2-89:2, 91:2-96:2)

General Motors TGH-3102 (HSR #80:2-89:2, 91:2-96:2)

In September 1960, six TGH-3102s (Transit bus, Gasoline engine, Hydraulic transmission, 31 passenger, model #02) were delivered to the HSR, numbered 91:2-96:2. Seven more were delivered in November of 1961, numbered 81:2-87:2.

Shortly after the arrival of the second batch, HSR 91:2-93:2 were sold to the Canada Coach Lines (CCL), where they were primarily used by the CCL to provide local transit service within the City of Galt, now part of Cambridge. When the town of Galt took over transit service from the CCL on February 1 1962, the CCL sold 91:2-93:2 to the town for use by the Galt Public Service Commission. GPSC 93 was sold to the Medicine Hat Transit Company (in Alberta) in 1966, where it became MHT 41. GPSC 91 & 92 became Cambridge Transit 91 & 92 after the formation of the City of Cambridge in January 1973.

After the sale of 91:2-93:2 the HSR decided to fill in the gap between the two orders by renumbering TGH-3102s # 94:2-96:2 to #80:2, 88:2, & 89:2, forming a single block of TGH 3102s. HSR 80:2 was sold to the CCL in Spring 1974, and the rest of the TGH-3102s were retired by the end of the 1970s.

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 80 inside the Sanford yard shop in the mid 1970s.

HSR 80 (ex HSR 94) inside the Sanford yard shop in the mid 1970s. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)

HSR 82 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.

This photo of HSR 82 was taken at Vic's Used Auto Parts in Swift Current, Saskatchewan on Aug 22, 1999. How this bus ended up so far from Hamilton is a mystery. (Photo by Ken Baker, used with permission. From Barp.ca)

Side view of HSR 82

Side view of HSR 82 in Swift Current on Aug 22, 1999. (Photo by Ken Baker, used with permission. From Barp.ca)

Rear view of HSR 82

Rear view of HSR 82 in Swift Current on Aug 22, 1999. (Photo by Ken Baker, used with permission. From Barp.ca)

HSR 88 at Sanford yard in the mid 1970s.

HSR 88 (ex HSR 95) at Sanford yard in 1977. In the background is CCL 102. (Photo by Bob Hussey, used with permission. From Esbdave's Fotki Page)