MANITOBA TRANSIT HERITAGE ASSOCIATION

The vintage classic bus fleet is one of the Manitoba Transit Heritage Association’s most prized collections, offering a physical, moving record of nearly one hundred years of public bus transportation in Winnipeg and Manitoba. Currently the museum collections are kept at various storage locations in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and during the summer months, MTHA volunteers proudly drive to and display this unique collection of authentic vintage buses and heritage artifacts at various schools, senior centers and participate in local car shows, community festivals and parades. The MTHA is working closely with its corporate sponsors to establish a permanent home to showcase its fine collections in galleries and exhibitions for future generations to explore and enjoy. Stay tuned for an exciting upcoming development.

DONATED COLLECTIONS

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Museum Collection

Artifacts ... linking us to our past!

The Manitoba Transit Heritage Association maintains an extensive collection of books, photographs, uniforms, badges, tickets, passes and other memorabilia from the Winnipeg Electric Company, Greater Winnipeg Transit Commission, Metro Transit and Winnipeg Transit.  The MTHA’s Historian and other volunteers work diligently to preserve these valuable records and artifacts for research and public enjoyment.

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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CITY TRANSIT

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

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INTER-CITY COACH

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 journalist and bus historian William A. Luke.  Bill has been involved in the bus industry for his entire life, beginning his career at Jefferson Bus Lines in Minneapolis and later managing the operations of Empire Bus Lines in Spokane. Together with his late wife, Adelene, Bill established Bus Ride magazine in 1965, which has become the prominent trade journal of the bus industry. Bill has travelled extensively across the United States, Canada and 70 countries around the world exploring and documenting bus transportation systems.  Bill has provided many of his fine photographs to the MTHA collection.

The William A. Luke Collection