After ten years in the planning, with a financial grant and support from the Winnipeg Foundation, and the dedicated efforts of MTHA volunteers, the TRANSIT MUSEUM BUS is arriving in Winnipeg this summer.  The TRANSIT MUSEUM BUS features an extensive collection of heritage artifacts (photographs, uniforms, badges, tickets, passes and video clips) that are now ready to display and visit at various local cars shows, community festivals, senior centres and schools. Together with our fully restored authentic vintage bus fleet, the Manitoba Transit Heritage Association can now bring this mobile museum to your organization for a small donation. For booking information, email us at: contact@mtha.ca

DONATED COLLECTIONS

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Transit Museum Bus

Arriving at a bus stop near you ... Summer 2022.

The Manitoba Transit Heritage Association cares for and maintains the personal collection of the late transit historian and founding MTHA member John E. Baker. The collection of photographs, slides, books, magazines, papers, research, drawings, original documents represents a life's work studying and preserving the history of transit in Winnipeg.

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WINNIPEG TRANSIT

A pictorial history of public transt in Winnipeg in chronological order.

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MANITOBA INTER-CITY

A pictorial history of inter-city bus service in Manitoba.

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MTHA HERITAGE FLEET

An official listing of the antique bus fleet collection of the MTHA.

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The John E. Baker Collection

The Manitoba Transit Heritage Association maintains a collection of photographs, slides and postcards donated by the late William A. Luke, journalist and bus industry historian.  Bill was involved in the bus industry for his entire life, beginning his career in 1948 with Jefferson Bus Lines in Minneapolis and later managing the operations of Empire Bus Lines in Spokane. Bill, predeceased by his wife Adelene, together established Bus Ride magazine in 1965, which has become one of the prominent trade journals of the bus industry. Bill and Adelene travelled extensively across the United States, Canada and 70 countries around the world exploring and documenting bus transportation systems.  Bill donated many of his fine photographs from his many visits to Winnipeg to the MTHA collection.

The William A. Luke Collection

MANITOBA TRANSIT HERITAGE ASSOCIATION

BRANDON TRANSIT

A pictorial history of public transt in Brandon in chronological order.

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SELKIRK TRANSIT

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A pictorial history of public transt in Selkirk in chronological order.

THOMPSON TRANSIT

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A pictorial history of public transt in k Thompson in chronological order.

FLIN FLON TRANSIT

A pictorial history of public transt in Flin Flon in chronological order.

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