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DONATIONS

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BEAVER BUS IS HIRING!

Beaver Bus Lines is looking for drivers and cleaners. Click on the link for more details and to apply.

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FILM & TV

Our vintage buses and coaches are available for film & TV production.

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AFFILIATE ORGANIZATIONS

The Manitoba Transit Heritage Association is a proud affilitate member in the following national and regional organizations:

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Canadian Transit Heritage Foundation

Manitoba Association of Museums

The voice and resource for Canada's transit heritage by preserving and promoting transit history through networking.

The primary museum related service organization involved in training, advocacy and promoting excellence.

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Thank You To Our Generous Major Supporters & Partners:

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NEWS & NOTICES:

MANITOBA TRANSIT HERITAGE ASSOCIATION

Celebrating Transit History

The Manitoba Transit Heritage Association, Inc. (MTHA) was established on July 21, 1989 by a group of dedicated Winnipeg Transit employees and retirees interested in preserving, recording, and sharing transit heritage.


The MTHA is a membership-based, not-for-profit museum and registered charity whose volunteers continue to restore and operate the largest collection of authentic vintage transit vehicles in the Province of Manitoba. We provide these historically accurate vehicles for appearances in movies and television, and bring our Transit Museum Bus to community events and schools.


Founder Profile: John Kapusta


July 2021 marked two important milestones: John Kapusta, a founding

member of the Manitoba Transit Heritage Association celebrated his

90th Birthday, and the MTHA - which John helped to establish -  

celebrated it's 32nd.


Together with founding members Ron Alexander (late), Ross Smith,

Ken Graham (Late), Bill Belcher (late), Ben Konowalchuk (late), Guy

Fontaine, and Dennis Cavanagh, John and his colleagues and friends

pooled their considerable mechanical knowledge to provide the needed

leadership that helped rescue and rebuild many historic buses.


During his working career, John was Superintendent of Maintenance at

Winnipeg Transit and its predecessor companies for over forty years,

loyally serving until his retirement in 1992.


Thank you John for your vision and strong support of the MTHA.

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The Manitoba Transit Heritage Association welcomes and gratefully accepts donations big and small. An official tax receipt will be issued for the donated amount.

In Memoriam - William A. Luke

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing on Janaury 23, 2022 of our honorary member and dear friend William A. (Bill) Luke, bus industry historian.


His career began in 1948 at Jefferson Bus Lines in Minneapolis and spanned every aspect of the bus industry from scheduling and operations to management and consulting to publishing a trade journal (Bus Ride Magazine) and numerous historical books.


Rest In Peace Good Sir.

The "Switch Iron" is back!


The Manitoba Transit Heritage Association (MTHA) is bringing back to print the Switch Iron newsletter.


The new Switch Iron will include a refreshed graphic layout, Association news briefs, events photos and short feature items in a convenient easy to read 4 page letter-sized format.


It will be publish twice a year, with one edition in the Spring (March or April) and the second edition in the Fall (October or November).


The Fall 2022 edition has gone to the printers and will be mailed to all MTHA members by late-October or early November via Canada Post.