BC Line Drivers Pre-1965 Collection

Midland Superior Express Ltd.

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Midland Superior Express Ltd.

Midland-Superior was sold to CNR in 1964, and MS purchased East-West in the summer of 1963.

CNR sold MS about 1988, it was called Route Canada then, to a group of Ontario lawyers who wanted the company property in Toronto (worth millions) and bankrupted the company.

Midland Superior driver Nick ?? Midland Superior driver Bill McKay Unknown Midland Superior driver
Midland Superior drivers John ?? and other unknown drivers. Midland Superior drivers Stan and Eddie taken in October 1962 Midland Superior driver Denis Bradford.
Midland Superior driver Clyde Jones.
Also driver for East-West Transport.

East-West Transport Ltd.

East-West at one time was owned by a Mr. Thiessen of Winnipeg who also owned the Grey Goose Bus Lines.

East–West ran thru the U.S. mainly to Winnipeg until the Rogers Pass opened in 1962 and then I think it was a year or two more before we saw Midland Superior in BC and maybe then they did away with the East-West name. This was probably because of licensing.

East-West Transport KW drom
Dick Giroux and Doug McLeod drivers
East-West Transport drivers Ed and Stan

This picture of East-West Transport was taken at the official Federal Govt. opening of the Roger’s Pass section of the Trans-Canada Highway by John Diefenbaker on September 3 1962.

The sleeper team driver’s are Doug MacLeod and Dick Giroux with the company’s Regional Manager.

WAC Bennett had already had his own opening on July 30 near Revelstoke out of the National Park with an Alberta Minister attending. Being in dispute with the Fed’s he wasn’t available for their ceremony. This trip would have continued to Vancouver via the Okanagan Valley and Hope-Princeton Highway. The Fraser Canyon section did open late in October, but was not fully unrestricted until 1963.