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Manitoba Transit Heritage Association

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Our Mission

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

1937 Twin Coach 23R MTHA 111 1946 Ford 69B MTHA 565 1950 CCF Brill T48A MTHA 1768
1956 & 1958 Western Flyer Coaches MTHAs newest Operator 1971 GM TDH-4517A MTHA 751
1984 Flyer D901 MTHA 107 2011 Bus History Association Convention by Nik Thavisone MTHA-group shot

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

Newsletter Archives

125th Anniversary

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