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Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Manitoba's Bus Heritage

The Manitoba Transit Heritage Association has a great collection of vintage buses. Over the course of the summer you may see them at festivals or events.

Manitoba Transit Heritage Association
Their most popular bus is their oldest one - a 1937 Twin Coach 23R.

MTHA New Aquisition
To make you feel old, the newest bust acquired is over 25 years old ! It's a 1984 New Flyer D901A in the now-retired orange and cream colours.

Western Flyer 1954 Scenic Cruiser
Scenic Crusier ca 1960s above, 2010 below
Western Flyer 1954 Scenic Cruiser
The latest acquisition was a pair of 1950s coaches restored by New Flyer. This 1954 Western Flyer Scenic Cruiser traveled the Winnipeg / Lockport / Selkirk route for Grey Goose for decades.

Western Flyer 1954 Scenic Cruiser
Western Flyer 1954 Scenic Cruiser
With the great windows and chrome inside and out you could tell that the bus industry was working to match a sense of the style that was luring the traveling public to the airlines.

Manitoba Transit Heritage Association

2 comments:

Curtis Brown said...

Good post, but the title left me expecting something else altogether! Was this a ploy to drive up traffic?

mrchristian said...

Well, that IS bus porn ! Full bodied shots of some sexy public transportation vehicles.