Western Flyer Coach

Western Flyer loge 1962

WFC Western Flyer Coach Ltd Winnepeg Manitoba USA 

Western Flyer Coach was founded by John Coval in 1930 as the Western Auto and Truck Body Works Ltd. Reflecting an increased focus on bus manufacturing, it changed its name in 1948 to Western Flyer Coach.

In 1955 the “Canuck” highway coach model was introduced and was redesigned several times over the next ten years. The Canuck 500 and 600 were the last versions to be produced.

1941 Western Flyer

1941 Western Flyer Coach(look at the back)

The Coach market was a very competitive place for a small company like Western Flyer, especially with GMC and MCI dominating the industry. In 1968, Western Flyer decided to end its coach production and delivered its last intercity coach that year.

In the late 1960s, Western Flyer further focused on the urban transit bus market with the introduction of the D700 and E700 models.

Even with the release of the D700 and E700 models, Western Flyer was still a financially weak company. In 1971, the Manitoba Development Corporation stepped in to save Western Flyer and changed its name to Flyer Industries Limited in 1971.

1932 Western SMT - Leyland TS1 coach VA 8935


1941 Western Flyer coach


1947 Western Flyer Selkirk-Beaver Bus Lines 24


1949 1 C40

1949-1-Western Flyer c40

1950 1 C33

1950-1-western flyer-c33

1950 Western Flyer-Brill


1952 Western Flyer


1953 Western Flyer Coach Canuck 500


1953 Western Flyer introduced the Canuck accommodated 33 passengers International Red Diamond engine or a Cummins diesel engine rear-engine


1954 Westen Flyer Eagle Bus Lines 18CT32s 1954 Western Flyer Coach 40 stonewalltbl10wfct32 7470 1954 Western Flyer T-32 Eagle BL-18WFCT32s 1954 Western Flyer T-32 stonewall-TBL10wfcT32s


1956 Western Flyer Coach T-36 2L


1956 Western Flyer T36 2L ex Grey Goose


1956 Western Flyer T-36 2L


1956 Western Flyer T-36-2L,  TBL20WF


1958 Western Flyer T40


1962 Western-flyer-bus-very-old-school-cool


1967 Western Flyer Canuck 600


1967 Western Flyer model T-28 Standard headingly-576-cox Oc12


Western Flyer 6 Western Flyer 8+001 Western Flyer 9 Western Flyer 24 Western Flyer 25 Western Flyer Canuck 500 Regina


Western Flyer Coach - T-40. T-40-Manitoba Transit Heritage Association 75-a


Western Flyer Coach Arrow Coach Lines 51


Western Flyer Coach Canuck 600


Western Flyer Coach T-28


Western Flyer D700A Bus

Western Flyer D700A Bus

That’s it

Author: Jeroen

In Dutch, my homelanguage: Ik ben Jeroen, tot januari 2015 was ik al dik 26 jaar werkzaam in een psychiatrisch ziekenhuis in een stad vlakbij Werelds grootste havenstad Rotterdam. Eerst als verpleegkundige/begeleider op high care, later op afdeling dubbeldiagnose (verslavingen) en ook nog een tijdje als administratief medewerker. Ik heb een spierziekte "Poli Myositis" (alle spieren zijn ontstoken) daardoor weinig energie. Sinds augustus 2015 is daarbij de diagnose Kanker gesteld, en ben ik helemaal arbeidsongeschikt geworden en zit middenin de behandelfase. Gelukkig ben ik daarnaast getrouwd, vader, en opa, en heb de nodige hobby's. Een daarvan is transportmiddelen verzamelen en daarmee een blog schrijven. Dit blog begon met bussen, maar nu komen ook sleepboten, auto's trucks en dergelijke aan bod. Kijk en geniet met me mee, reageer, en vul gerust aan. Fouten zal ik ook graag verbeteren. In English: I'm Jeroen, till januari 2015 I was already 26 years working as a nurse in a psychiatric hospital, near Rotterdam, Worlds biggest harbour with more than 98 nationalities living within it's borders. First I worked on closed high care ward and the last years on a ward with mainly addicted people. I liked my work very much. In 2007 I got ill. I got the diagnose Poli Myositis, a musscle dissease. Al my mussles are inflamed. And last august I got another diagnose. Cancer. It's plaveicelcel carcinoma and treated with Chemo and radioation. So I've even less energy than the last years. Still I try to make something of my life and the blog is helping with surviving with some pleasure.

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