Miscellaneous Transit Pictures

Miscellaneous TTC

Other Transits

This picture of an Orion VII hybrid demo bus #7000 was taken at Arrow Garage on September 1, 2006 by Chris Bourque.

These pictures were taken at the Southwestern Ontario Heritage Village in Harrow on August 7, 2006.

This picture was taken at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington on June 8, 2005.

This Orion I was converted into a limousine and is now available for rental from the Tre Vi Livery Company. This picture was taken at the Saint Paschal Babylon Church at 92 Steeles Ave. West (just west of Yonge) on July 29, 2006. If anyone has any information as to where this bus was used in revenue service, please let me know via e-mail.

This recreational vehicle was made from a Western Flyer Standard highway coach. This model was produced by Western Flyer from early 1940s until mid 1960s. This picture was taken on Robert Street between Bloor and Sussex on May 18, 2006.

This may seem like an ordinary Blue Bird TC2000 bus, however, what makes it different is the rooftop air conditioner.  This picture was taken in the Vaughan Mill parking lot (outside Door 5) on April 29, 2006.

On April 7, 2006 there were 11 buses operated by Fullington Tours (based in Clearfield, PA) parked on Richmond between York and Yonge. These pictures of 830 (MCI J4500) and 859 (MCI E4500) were taken on Richmond between Yonge and Bay.

This medium sized bus seen at the corner of King and Bay on February 22, 2006 is being used as an advertising campaign bus by Lipton.  The product advertised is their lunch packs.

When the Edward H. McNamara/Northwest WorldGateway terminal at the MetroDetroit Airport was opened on February 24, 2002 it contained a people mover system that was built by Poma-Otis.  The system is operated using cars built by TPI Composites.  This picture was taken in the terminal on July 21, 2005.


Buses such as the one pictured here were used by the Conservative Party of Canada to advertise in Toronto before the January 23, 2006 federal elections.  This one was photographed on King at York on January 19, 2006.

The VIVA ticket vending machine in the fare paid zone at Downsview Station on September 9, 2005 a month ahead of the introduction of VIVA service to Downsview Station.

This 1983 Orion I (01.502, 30') that originally operated in Rome, NY has been bought by Gray Line.  It has been converted into a tour trolley and is now used for tour service in Montreal.  This picture of Gray Line 117 was taken on President-Kennedy at Bleury on May 29, 2005.

Coach Canada's 3502 wrapped for Fleming College.  Pictures taken on May 7, 2005 at Coach Canada's Peterborough garage.

Trentway-Wagar GMC-Blue Bird school bus 3527 seen at Coach Canada's Peterborough garage on May 7, 2005. Coach Canada's 83611 wrapped for the Oshawa Generals hockey team.  Picture taken on May 7, 2005 at Coach Canada's Peterborough garage.

This blue GMC Vandura 2500 cutaway van with a Blue Bird body is operated by Trentway-Wagar in Port Hope. Picture taken on May 7, 2005 at Coach Canada's Peterborough garage.

This wrapped Orion I is located in Peterborough.  It is believed to be an ex-Laidlaw bus that operated in transit service in Aurora.  The pictures were taken on May 7, 2005.

York University's YT-01 is a 1989 Orion I (01.508, VIN 2B1169K76X5001956) CNG bus that was first operated by the TTC (9361), then by GO (1714) and then it was the NGV bus that was stored at the Miller Yard.  This bus is operated on the shuttle service between York University GO Station and the York University bus loop.  The picture was taken at the bus loop on March 28, 2005.

York University's YT-01 is a Ford E-450 Super Duty CNG cutaway van.  This picture was taken on York Blvd. at Ian Macdonald on March 28, 2005.

This Prevost H3-41 coach (Pacific Western 1527) is operated by Pacific Western on its Pearson Airport Express service. The picture was taken on Queen's Quay West between Yonge and Bay on May 5, 2005.

This Ford B700 school bus painted into psychedelic colors is owned and operated by the Magic Bus Company.  This picture was taken on Front Street at Jarvis on May 5, 2005.

This is Toronto Emergency Service's Emergency Support Unit 6 (ESU-6).  It is a 2003 Eldorado Transit Coach with a Crestline body.  The bus was delivered in August 2003 and entered service on December 1, 2003.  It is 37' 7'' long and is powered by a Cummins 8.3 liter diesel engine coupled to an Allison transmission.  The picture was taken on October 18, 2004 on Steeles at New Westminster.

This picture of an Amtrak car was taken from the window of a Red Line Metro train in Washington D.C. on July 3, 2004.

This is the "Peacemaker Coach" and it has been made by the same people that own the Hippie Bus.  It consists of the top, front and back of a 1950 Aerocoach with everything else borrowed from a 1961 GM coach. Picture taken in Washington D.C. on July 2, 2004.

This contraption is known as the "Hippie Bus" and is a 1947 White bus with some optional accessories. Picture taken in Washington D.C. on July 2, 2004.

These articulated tourmobiles provide sightseeing tours through Washington D.C. and Arlington Cemetery.  The picture of T-11 was taken on June 30, 2004 in Washington on First @ Constitution.  T-14 was caught in Arlington Cemetery on July 3, 2004.

This ad-wrapped MCI coach is Prairie Trailways 414. This picture was taken in Chicago on Michigan @ Jackson on on August 1, 2004.

This 40' Orion I is Robinson Coach's 126. Robinson Coach is based out of Evanston , IL.  The picture was taken in Chicago on Michigan @ Jackson on July 31, 2004.

This is a two car train, 294-293 at Market Station in Philadelphia and the interior of 293. These cars operate on the Delaware River Port Authority's PATCO Hi-speed line that runs from Lindenwold, New Jersey to Philadelphia.  Pictures were taken on June 26, 2004.

This 1990 Flxible Metro 35096-6T that is now used as a tenant shuttle by Philadelphia's Park Towne Apartments used to be Red Rose Transit Authority's 962 (Lancaster PA).  The picture was taken in Philadelphia on Walnut between 13th Street and Juniper on June 26, 2004.

A Union Station bound Amtrak train. Picture taken from the foot bridge at the foot of Roncesvalles Avenue on May 29, 2004.

This ad-wrapped MCI coach is Ontario Northland 501. This picture was taken on Dundas at Bay on May 27, 2004.

This MCI Coach was wrapped for CPAC (Cable Public Affairs Channel) to advertise in depth coverage of the federal election.  These pictures were taken on Pape outside of Pape Station on June 5, 2004.

This is Metro Toronto Ambulance's MPU4 a 1988 Orion II 02.501.  These pictures were taken on Steeles at New Westminster on April 5, 2004.

This wrapped MCI MC-9 is owned by Canadian Armed Forces and is assigned to CFB Kingston.  The picture was taken on King Street in front of First Canadian Place on March 5, 2004.

This all-white 1981 GMC T8H-5307A was seen at the Mississauga Truck and Bus facility on December 19, 2003.  It was originally owned by the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky, that was also owned by Central Jersey Bus and BFLO Transit Inc.

This is a National RE tour bus.  The picture was taken in Montreal on Rue Notre Dame O. by the Basilique Notre dame on June 14, 2003.

This is a 1945 Ford 5-9B transit bus owned by the Ontario Electric Railway Historical Association and its technical specifications.  The picture was taken on June 9, 2002 while the bus was on display at the TTC Roadeo.

This is a 1981 Orion I 01.501 owned by the Toronto Police Department.  The picture was taken on Bloor St. West just east of Bedford on May 2, 2003.

These are one of the earliest versions of the RTS, built by GM, rebuilt by Custom Coach Works in California, who added the Series 50 engine. 1166 and 1167 are owned by Pacific Western and are part of four S50-engined 35-foot RTS units built in 1979. A lot of modifications have been added to these buses over the years, including the squareback retrofit. The buses are being used by Jazz Airlines. The picture of 1166 was taken on August 14, 2003 on Bay at Front.  1167 was photographed on March 18, 2003 in front of Royal York Hotel. The second picture of 1167 was taken on Bay at  Bloor on November 14,  2003.

Special thanks to Jim Bowman for the story behind the RTS bus.