After ten years in the planning, with support and a financial grant from the Winnipeg Foundation, and the dedicated efforts of MTHA volunteers, the TRANSIT MUSEUM BUS has arrived in Winnipeg.
The TRANSIT MUSEUM BUS features an extensive collection of heritage artifacts (photographs, uniforms, badges, tickets, passes and video clips) and is available to be driven out for display at various local cars shows, community festivals, senior centres and schools. Click on pictures below to see enlargement.
Transit Museum Bus
Available to book for school, senior centre and car show visits
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.
A pictorial history of public transt in Winnipeg in chronological order.
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
A pictorial history of public transt in Brandon in chronological order.
A pictorial history of public transt in Selkirk in chronological order.
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.
Together with one of our fully restored authentic vintage fleet buses, Manitoba Transit Heritage Association volunteers can now bring this mobile museum to your organization for a small donation.
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A pictorial history of inter-city bus service in Manitoba.
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