Thunder Bay trolley buses may need new home
City has no permanent site where it can store historic buses
Posted: Nov 7, 2012 3:19 PM ET
Last Updated: Nov 7, 2012 3:12 PM ET
A Thunder Bay city councillor wants two historic trolley buses to stay protected inside the transit garage.
The Brill Buses — used on city streets decades ago — are taking up space that may be needed when the city takes over HAGI transit.
Councillor Paul Pugh said storing them outside would be an insult to those who built and restored the coaches. He added the bus drivers’ union should be consulted.
"This report will have gone back to at least to the ATU members and ask them for suggestions on what can be done with these buses,” he said.
“[That way] we can have something other than just parking them outside in the weather."
The city has no permanent site to display the old coaches — neither of which has a motor. The buses were powered by aerial trolley lines.
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