Victoria (B.C.)

1981 GM "Fishbowl" model T6H-5307N #'s 837-865 (UPF #'s 5851-5879)



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#837 in the downtown core in August of 1991. Photos captured by Peter McLaughlin.

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3/31/2006

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#837 is seen across the street from the Island Coach Lines Bus Station on Douglas St. in the Downtown core while working as a route 21 Interurban in this shot captured by Peter McLaughlin in 1993.

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10/08/2010

#838 resting at the Victoria Transit Centre in January 1992. Photo Captured by Peter McLaughlin.

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10/08/2010

#838 in the downtown core on July 22, 1992. Photo Captured by Peter McLaughlin.

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10/08/2010

#838 parked and retired at the Langford Transit Centre on July 3, 2002. Photo Captured by Peter McLaughlin.


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8/21/2017

#839 in the downtown core on September 2, 1992. Photo captured by Peter McLaughlin.

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10/08/2010

#840 in the downtown core on July 3, 2002. Photo Captured by Peter McLaughlin.

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6/05/2014

#840 resting at the Victoria Transit Garage in August of 1991. Photo captured by Peter McLaughlin.

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11/21/2004

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#841 is seen taking a break in the Downtown Core in this shot taken in June 1994 by Peter McLaughlin.

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3/31/2006

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#841 is seen resting at the Garbally Road Transit Centre while waiting for her next assignment in this view taken in November 1996 by Peter McLaughlin. 

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10/08/2010

#842 in the downtown core on June 3, 1992. Photo Captured by Peter McLaughlin.

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3/31/2006

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#842 is seen taking a short break in Downtown Victoria while assigned to a route 25 Munro in this two photos captured by Peter McLaughlin in December 1996.

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3/31/2006

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#842 is seen 10 years later after her retirement at the Camosun College in Victoria in these two shots captured by Peter McLaughlin on March 2, 2006.

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3/31/2006

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Here are a couple of interior shots of #842 taken on March 2, 2006 by Peter McLaughlin.


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8/21/2017


#844 freshly delivered in these views captured by Rick Norman in 1981. Date unknown.

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11/21/2004

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#844 is seen parked in the Downtown Victoria waiting for her departure time as a route 27 Gorden Head in April 1994. Photo by Peter McLaughlin.

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3/06/2004

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#844 sits waiting at the Victoria Transit Centre waiting for its next route assignment on June 13, 2000. The last of the GM Fishbowls have now all been retired from the Victoria Regional Transit System fleet. But many now live on in a few different cities like Halifax Nova Scotia, Fort McMurray Alberta, and Timmins Ontario. Photo by Peter McLaughlin.

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11/21/2004

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#845 is getting ready to depart as a route 70 Pat Bay Highway in this view taken in the Downtown Core by Peter McLaughlin in April 1994.

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10/08/2010

#845 parked and retired at the Langford Transit Centre on July 3, 2002. Photo Captured by Peter McLaughlin.

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6/05/2014

#846 resting at the Victoria Transit Garage in April of 1994. Photo captured by Peter McLaughlin.

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5/12/2004

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#847 is also seen resting in this shot taken at the Victoria Transit Centre sometime in 1991. Photo by Peter McLaughlin.

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11/21/2004

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#848 waits for her departure time to work as a route 28 Majestic on Government St. in Downtown Victoria. Photo Captured by Peter McLaughlin in May 1994.

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3/31/2006

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#848 is the only remaining 1981 GM Fishbowl still in service in Victoria. her days are numbered at this point as she will most likely be retired from service before the end of 2006. These 3 shots show #848 parked at the Garbally Road Transit Centre waiting for her next assignment on March 2, 2006. I did manage to get a few photos of #848 in service during the afternoon rush hour on March 3, 2006 and I will post those photos in the near future. Peter McLaughlin Photos.

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3/31/2006

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Here are a few photos of the interior of #848 taken on March 2, 2006 by Peter McLaughlin.

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3/31/2006

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And a couple shots of the rear doors on the inside of #848 showing their original colors from when she was new in 1981.

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6/05/2014

#849 on layover in the downtown core in April of 1994. Photo captured by Peter McLaughlin.

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6/05/2014

#850 on layover in the downtown core in April of 1994. Photo captured by Peter McLaughlin.

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10/08/2010

#850 parked and retired at the Langford Transit Centre on July 3, 2002. Photo Captured by Peter McLaughlin.

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10/08/2010

#851 parked and retired at the Langford Transit Centre on July 3, 2002. Photo Captured by Peter McLaughlin.

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8/30/2005

#852 is seen at the Western Exchange in Langford in this shot captured by Peter McLaughlin on April 30, 1992.

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10/08/2010

#855 in the downtown core on July 22, 1992. Photo Captured by Peter McLaughlin.

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3/31/2006

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#857 is seen resting at the Garbally Road Transit Centre while waiting for her next work assignment in this shot captured by Peter McLaughlin in November 1996.

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8/23/2004

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#858 is seen on a layover in Downtown Victoria while assigned as a route 28 Majestic on October 10, 1992. Photo by Peter McLaughlin.

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8/23/2004

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Here is an interior shot of #858 showing the original interior that the Victoria 1981 T6H-5307N's came with when new. #'s 837 to 855 all received new reconditioned interiors in the early 1990's, but #'s 856 to 865 did not. 

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8/23/2004

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Ten years after the two above shots were taken, #858 is found retired and stored at Victoria's Langford Yard on July 3, 2002. But this bus had since been sold to National of Calgary Alberta to be used for various Charter Operations. Click HERE to find photos of Ex-Victoria #858 operating for National in Alberta. This is an offsite Direct Link to Kevin Lo's National Photo Gallery on his website. 

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11/21/2004

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#859 is seen posed for photos in this shot taken near the University of Victoria while working a route 14 in February 1994. Photo Captured by Peter McLaughlin.

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10/08/2010

#859 on layover at the Canwest Mall in Langford in January, 1992. Photo Captured by Peter McLaughlin.

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10/08/2010

#861 in the downtown core March of 1991. Photo Captured by Peter McLaughlin.

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5/12/2004

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The GM New Looks tend to loose air out of their air suspension systems when they are not running. This one, #864, is seen leaning a bit in this shot taken at the Victoria Transit Centre. Photo by Peter McLaughlin.

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5/12/2004

#865 looks like it last ran as a route 20 before returning to the Garbally Road Transit Centre in this shot taken in January 1992 by Peter McLaughlin.

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