Windsor

Walkerville Built GM Buses

From the Border Cities Star – June 6, 1935:

    SHOWN above are two streamline General Motors Model
    “V” 29 Passenger Coaches which are being delivered to the
    Gray Coach Lines, Ltd., a subsidiary oi the Toronto Trans-
    portation Commission. The buses now on order include eight
    Model “V” 29 Passenger Coaches with a 225-inch wheelbase
    chassis, equipped with 616 cubic-inch engines, and two Model
    “Z” 33 Passenger Coaches with 255-inch wheelbase chassis,
    equipped with 707 cubic-inch engines. These coaches are the
    last word in modern highway transportation and feature such
    improvements as individual reclining chairs with three posi-
    tions, for reading, resting and sleeping; comfortable head rests,
    foot rests, aisle seats, also large inside padded and carpeted
    baggage racks. The above coaches were built by the Canadian
    Yellow Cab Manufacturing Company, Limited, of Walkerville,
    which is a subsidiary of the General Motors Truck Corporation
    of Pontiac. Mich.

I had long heard about GM full assembly in Windsor that only lasted a few years, interesting to finally stumble across a photo of what they built here. I believe these were built in the Fisher Body Plant on Edna & St. Luke that burned down back in the mid 1980’s.

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