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Vintage Greyhound in BC

Story about the Greyhound's infamous twin-engine coaches. From the ATHS "Wheels of Time" magazine.  
Some cover pictures from Western Greyhound Lines publications. First tariff from Vancouver, BC via the Hope-Princeton Highway to Pentiction. Issued in November 3, 1949.

These photos were from a Greyhound Canada Bus Lines 60th Anniversary Publication
Fred Schlichting and W519 taken at Silver Tip Falls, seven miles north of Revelstoke, BC on the Big Bend Highway. Fred Schlichting Collection. Excurstion fairs from Saskatoon in 1942 Chris Christjansen, Ed Kaleal, Dick Mahara, Timmy Bailey, Ray Maxwell
Bill Smith, Dick Mahara,and Art Anderson with two units from the 1942 Greyhound fleet. Bob Lochore's Photo Album Passenger comfort then (1948). Interior of a Series #501 taken in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Al Slater Collection.
Passenger comforts now. Note the video monitors. Photos fromn Bob Lochore's Photo Album 1949 Merrit Highway.Bob Lochore Collection.
1952 "The Powerhouse" at San Francisco. Bob Lochore Collection. New diesel 1954 Kamloops depot 1942
Tom Bond is at the left of the top row
Bob, Marg Lawson, Colin Sutherland 1946 1948

George "Shakey" Crawford at Hope, BC in 1954 (Lieft)

Fred Brooks remembers when the Penticton Bus Depot was in the Prince Charles Hotel (1951-1968)

Richard (Dick) Wilson Richard (Dick) Wilson, from Beausejour, Manitoba, sent these four pictures above. These photos were taken in the winter of 1951 and 1952 along what was not so affectionately called the "Turkey Trail", running through the towns of Elphinston, Oakburn, Rossburn, Angusville, Russell (all in Manitoba) and into Saskatchewan to Yorkton. These photos show what the drivers went through many a winter, sometimes waiting for hours for a snowplow to come and rescue them.

Vintage Greyhound in BC
Photos by Joe Murrell

Some of the rural Greyhound Depots in BC. Photos by Joe Murrell
Some of the coaches used by Greyhound Canada

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