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 Yellow Coach Model X (HSR #1-10, 17-21)

Yellow Coach Model X (HSR #1-10, 17-21)

The HSR's first buses were ten Yellow Coach Model X's. HSR #1 was purchased directly from the Yellow Coach company in Chicago, while HSR #2-10 had their bodies built by National Steel Car in Hamilton on top of Yellow Coach chassis. These ten buses entered service on August 12, 1926 on the new Cannon Route. Five more Model X's were purchased in 1928. After retirement, at least two of these buses were converted into maintenance vehicles and remained with the HSR until 1950.

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)

Builder's photo of HSR 2, likely on National Steel Car property, Summer 1926

Builder's photo of HSR 2, likely on National Steel Car property, Summer 1926 (Photo courtesy of Library and Archives Canada, used with permission)

HSR 18, Date and place unknown

HSR 18, Date and place unknown. (Photographer Unknown)

A former HSR Yellow Coach Model X, now maintenance vehicle T-38, at James St South and Hunter, date unknown.

A former HSR Yellow Coach Model X, now maintenance vehicle T-38, at James St South and Hunter, date unknown. (From Alan Gryfe’s collection, used with permission)