Manitoba Transit Heritage Association
The Manitoba Transit Heritage Association, Inc. was established on July 21, 1989 by a group of dedicated Winnipeg Transit employees and retirees interested in collecting and preserving memorabilia and vehicles related to the history of the City’s Public Transit service.
Officially incorporated in 1990, the Manitoba Transit Heritage Association (MTHA) is a non-profit organization whose members volunteer in the restoration, maintenance, display and operation of Manitoba’s largest collection of vintage buses. Activities include:
- Restoration of four buses to operational condition through hard work, donations and grants
- Active member participation in restoring several vintage vehicles, volunteering at public displays, participating in parades and collecting a number of historical bus-related items, including include transfers, tickets, maps and books
- Maintenance of a collection of photographs of vintage transit vehicles and other buses
- Provision of restored transit vehicles to transport senior citizens, disabled persons, school children and other groups for tours and outings
MTHA members have successfully restored four buses back to operational condition through hard work, donations and grants.
Click on the Manitoba Transit Heritage Association link to learn more about the MTHA, their buses, and the people who build them.
Click on any of the images below to open the heritage bus gallery
The Switch Iron
To find out the latest information on the Manitoba Transit Heritage Association don’t forget to read The Switch Iron – Summer 2014
- Summer – 2013.pdf
- Fall – 2012.pdf
- Winter – 2012.pdf
- Summer 2011.pdf
- October 2009
- July-August Newsletter 2009.PDF
- May-June 2009 Newsletter
- March 2009
- February 2009
- December 2008
- September 2008
- June 2008
- April 2008
- February 2008
- November 2007
- August 2007
- June 2007
- Inaugural issue 2007
On October 20th 1882 public transit was successfully tested in Winnipeg with regular service starting the next day. The first service in Winnipeg consisted of four horse drawn street cars on tracks. 125 years later with a fleet of 533 buses Winnipeg Transit continues to provide the citizens of Winnipeg with efficient, reliable, and affordable public transit.
To view the 125th Anniversary Supplement that ran in the Winnipeg Free Press click Transit 125