Manitoba Transit Heritage Association
The Manitoba Transit Heritage Association Inc. (MTHA) is a non-profit tax charitable organization whose members volunteer in the restoration, maintenance and display of Manitoba’s largest collection of vintage transit vehicles.
The mission of the Association is to restore old transit vehicles for historic purposes; to create a transit museum for display of transit vehicles and related transit-industry memorabilia; and to provide restored transit vehicles for public parades and community event displays.
The MTHA has a fleet of operational historic vehicles, and further vehicles which are awaiting restoration. These buses were previously used in public transportation service (both public and private companies) between 1937 and 2009.
- 1937 Twin Coach model 23R, formerly Winnipeg Electric Company 111
- 1941 Twin Coach model 30GS, formerly Winnipeg Electric Company 214
- 1946 Ford Transit model 69B, formerly Winnipeg Electric Company 565
- 1950 Canadian Car and Foundry model T-48A, formerly Winnipeg Electric Company 1768
- 1954 GMC model TDH-4801, formerly Regina Transit 200, now being redone to Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg 1xx
- 1956 Western Flyer model T-36-2L, formerly Grey Goose Bus Lines 20
- 1958 Western Flyer model T-40, formerly Royal Canadian Air Force 119A35-1815
- 1963 GMC model SDM-4502, formerly Beaver Bus Lines 33
- 1971 GMC model TDH-4521A, formerly Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg 751 (ex-132)
- 1979 Ontario Bus Industries model Orion 01.501, formerly Beaver Bus Lines 43
- 1984 Flyer Industries model D901-10240, formerly Winnipeg Transit 107
- 1988 Motor Coach Industries model TC40-102N Classic, formerly Winnipeg Transit 316
- 1990 New Flyer model D40, formerly Winnipeg Transit 858
In addition to historic vehicles, the MTHA has a large collection of related transit-industry memorabilia such as badges, uniforms, passes, tickets, transfers, transfer punches, fareboxes, decals and manuals.