Victoria (B.C.)

1966 GM "Fishbowl" model TDH-4519 #'s 762-771 (UPF #'s 6103-6112)


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3/06/2004

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#762 is seen working route 19 Carey in this view taken by Peter Cox. #762 was rebuilt in 1990 when it was already 24 years old and is still in active service today working as #762 in Duncan B.C. at the age of 39. I don't think any of these newer buses built today will ever last more than 22 years max! You just can't beat those GM Fishbowls!

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5/12/2004

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Here is a couple shots of #762 taken very shortly after its rebuild in 1990. Bus was posed for photos by a very nice driver at the time on route 4 in July 1990. Photos by Peter McLaughlin.

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3/08/2005

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#762 is seen resting at the Garbally Road Transit Centre in this shot captured by Peter McLaughlin in March 1991. At the time of this shot, she had a steel rear bumper for a short period of time. She later got her Firestone rear bumper (Which was originally received during rebuild back in 1990) back after it was on the rear of #768.

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3/10/2006

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Here are a couple of photos taken of #762 at the Garbally Yard in Victoria taken on March 2, 2006 shortly after recently being returned to service after operating in Cowichan Valley. She is seen posed for photos in these two shots captured by Peter McLaughlin.

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3/10/2006

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Rick Norman of BC Transit kindly posed this bus in a few different spots around the Garbally Yard for these photos all captured by Peter McLaughlin on March 2, 2006. For 40 years old, she is still in great shape.

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5/12/2004

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#763 had just recently been transferred back to the Victoria Regional Transit System from the Small Communities Systems in this shot taken January 1992. Notice the Victoria Roll signs have not yet been put back into this unit. Photo by Peter McLaughlin.

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10/08/2010

#763 resting at the Victoria Transit Centre on October 10, 1992. Photo captured by Peter McLaughlin.

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10/08/2010

#764 resting at the Victoria Transit Centre on October 10, 1992. Photo captured by Peter McLaughlin.

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9/27/2006

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#764 is seen at the Parliament Buildings in Downtown Victoria while working as a route 5 Beacon Hill in this shot captured in May 1994 by Peter McLaughlin. 

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1/28/2010

#765. Photo captured by Peter McLaughlin in July of 1991.

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2/20/2008

#765 at the Garbally Transit Yard in October of 1993. Photo captured by Peter McLaughlin.

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10/08/2010


#766 resting at the Victoria Transit Centre in January of 1992. Photo captured by Peter McLaughlin.


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12/26/2014

#766 in the downtown core in October of 1993. Photo captured by Peter McLaughlin.


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12/26/2014

#767 in the downtown core in May of 1994. Photo captured by Peter McLaughlin.

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3/10/2006

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#767 has been nicely restored by Norm Smith in Victoria B.C. and he was very nice to bring this bus out for me on March 3, 2006 to ride and photograph. Thanks Norm. It was a lot of fun. And thanks to Walley Young for driving me out to meet with Norm as well.

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3/10/2006

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A couple shots showing the interior of #767. Photos captured by Peter McLaughlin on March 3, 2006.

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3/10/2006

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Here are some more photos of #767 when Norm Smith brought it out for Walley Young and I on March 3, 2006. Photos by Peter McLaughlin.

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10/08/2010

#768 resting at the Victoria Transit Centre on October 10, 1992. Photo captured by Peter McLaughlin.

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9/27/2006

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#769 is seen on Douglas St. in Downtown Victoria on a layover while assigned to the route 5 South Fairfield in this shot captured by Peter McLaughlin in May 1994.

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11/30/2004

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#770 is seen parked at the Victoria Transit Centre in March 1991 waiting for its next assignment. #770 was retired less than a year later after an accident in the Transit Yard in early 1992. The rest of the 1966 TDH-4519's lasted many years later after #770 was retired. #762 as mentioned above, is still active as of May 2004 after 38 years of service!


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12/26/2014

#771 in the downtown core in June of 1979. Photo captured by Wally Young.

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3/08/2005

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#771 is seen resting in Downtown Victoria as a route 20 Cook - Cedar Hill in these two shots captured by Peter McLaughlin in March 1991.

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3/08/2005

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#771 is seen taken the same day as the above two shots. But this time at the outer terminus of the route 20 in this shot captured by Peter McLaughlin.


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12/26/2014

#771 resting at the Victoria Transit Centre pm October 10, 1992. Photo captured by Peter McLaughlin.

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