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American Car and Foundry Company

1907 American Car and Foundry Company A 1907 postcard depicting the ACF plant at St. Charles, Missouri
1911 Reefers-shorty-Anheuser-Busch-Malt-Nutrine_ACF_builders_photo_pre-1911A refrigerator car built by ACF in 1911.

American Car and Foundry (often abbreviated as ACF) is a manufacturer of railroad rolling stock. One of its subsidiaries was once (1925–54) a manufacturer of motor coaches and trolley coaches under the brand names of (first) ACF and (later) ACF-Brill. Today ACF is known as ACF Industries LLC and is based in St. Charles, Missouri. It is owned by investor Carl Icahn.


American Car and Foundry was formed and incorporated in New Jersey in 1899 as the result of the merger of 13 smaller railroad car manufacturers. The company was made up of:

Company Founded Location
Buffalo Car Manufacturing Company 1872 Buffalo, New York
Ensign Manufacturing Company 1872 Huntington, West Virginia
Jackson and Woodin Manufacturing Company 1861 Berwick, Pennsylvania
Michigan-Peninsular Car Company 1892 Detroit, Michigan
Minerva Car Works 1882 Minerva, Ohio
Missouri Car and Foundry Company 1865 St. Louis, Missouri
Murray, Dougal and Company 1864 Milton, Pennsylvania
Niagara Car Wheel Company Buffalo, New York
Ohio Falls Car Manufacturing Company 1876 Jeffersonville, Indiana
St. Charles Car Company 1873 St. Charles, Missouri
Terre Haute Car and Manufacturing Company Terre Haute, Indiana
Union Car Company Depew, New York
Wells and French Company 1869 Chicago, Illinois

Later in 1899, ACF acquired Bloomsburg Car Manufacturing Company (of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania). Two years later, ACF acquired Jackson and Sharp Company (founded 1863 inWilmington, Delaware), and the Common Sense Bolster Company (of Chicago, Illinois). The unified company made a great investment in the former Jackson & Woodin plant in Pennsylvania, spending about $3 million. It was at this plant that ACF built the first all-steel passenger car in the world in 1904. The car was built for the Interborough Rapid Transit system of New York City, the first of 300 such cars ordered by the railroad.

1904 and 1905 saw ACF build several motor cars and trailers for the London Underground. In these two years, ACF also acquired Southern Car and Foundry (founded 1899 in Memphis, Tennessee), Indianapolis Car and Foundry and Indianapolis Car Company.

ACF produced artillery gun mounts and ammunition, submarine chasers and other boats, railway cars and other equipment during World War I to support the Allies. ACF ranked 36th among United States corporations in the value of World War II production contracts.



1922 Norte_FCNC_boxcarExternal-braced wooden boxcar built for sugar service in Cuba by ACF. ca. 1922

Historically, ACF built passenger and freight cars and covered hopper cars for hauling items like corn or other grains. . One of the largest customers was Union Pacific, whose armour-yellow carbon steel lightweight passenger rolling stock was mostly built by ACF. The famous domeobservation carNative Son, was an ACF product. Today, the American passenger car market is erratic in production, and is mostly handled by specialty manufacturers. Competitors Budd, Pullman-Standard, and St. Louis Car have all either exited the market or gone out of business.

The manufacturing facility located in Milton, Pennsylvania is serviced by the Norfolk Southern railroad and is capable of manufacturing railcars and all related railcar components. The plant is capable of producing pressure vessels in sizes ranging from 18,000 – 61,000 gwc, to include propane tanks, compressed gas storage, LPG storage, and all related components including heads. The plant covers 48 acres providing 500,000 square feet of covered work area and 7 miles of railroad storage track. The Huntington, WV production site was closed in late 2009.

See also

American Car Company

1919 Fort_Collins_streetcar_21_at_City_Park_(1987)
 A Birney car made by the American Car Company, built in 1919, shown here in operation in 1987

The American Car Company was a streetcar manufacturing company based in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. It was one of the country’s leading streetcar builders during the heyday of streetcar operation. The company was founded in 1891 by William Sutton and Emil Alexander, who had previously founded the Laclede Car Company in 1883 also in St. Louis, and had both got their start working in the streetcar business at St. Louis’ horsecar manufacturer, the Brownell Car Company.

The American Car Company was a builder of electric powered streetcars. ACC was bought out by the J. G. Brill Company of Philadelphia in 1902. However, Brill continued to operate the American Car Co. under its own name until 1931, when it was reorganized as J. G. Brill of Missouri.

In 1915, American Car built the very first Birney-type trolley, the prototype of a new design then known as the “Safety Car”, and went on to build more Birney cars than any other manufacturer. The Fort Collins Municipal Railway, in Colorado, and the Fort Smith Trolley Museum, in Arkansas, are examples of operations where preserved Birney cars built by the American Car Company can still be seen running today.

In 1931, only four months after parent company J. G. Brill discontinued use of the American Car Company name, the ex-ACC factory in St. Louis closed permanently.

See also

Canadian Car and Foundry

1954 CCF-Brill trolley bus on the Edmonton trolley bus system Edmonton_CCF-Brill_trolleybus_202A preserved 1954 CCF-Brill trolley bus on the Edmonton trolley bus system.

Canadian Car and Foundry (CC&F) also variously known as “Canadian Car & Foundry,” or more familiarly as “Can Car,” manufactured buses,railroad rolling stock and later aircraft for the Canadian market. CC&F history goes back to 1897, but the main company was established in 1909 from an amalgamation of several companies and later became part of Hawker Siddeley Canada through the purchase by A.V. Roe Canada in 1957. Today the remaining factories are part of Bombardier Transportation Canada.


PortablePowerPlantSRMPortable power plant built by Canadian Car and Foundry

Canadian Car & Foundry (CC&F) was established in 1909 in Montreal as the result of an amalgamation of three companies:

In 1911 the CC&F Board of Directors recognized that the company could improve its efficiency if they were able to produce their own steel castings, a component that was becoming common to all their products. They purchased Montreal Steel Works Limited at Longue Pointe, QC, the largest producer of steel castings in Canada, and the Ontario Iron & Steel Company, Ltd. at Welland, ON, which included both a steel foundry and a rolling mill.

Buses were produced at Fort William, Ontario and railcars in Montreal and Amherst. Streetcars were manufactured between 1897 to 1913, however the company focused exclusively on rebuilding existing streetcars after 1913.

A few years later, CC&F acquired the assets of Pratt & Letchworth, a Brantford, ON, rail car manufacturer. In the latter part of World War I, the expanding company opened a new plant in Fort William (now Thunder Bay) to manufacture rail cars and ships which included the French minesweepers Inkerman and Cerisoles which were both lost in Lake Superior; the Amherst plant started by Rhodes & Curry in Amherst was closed in 1931. In an attempt to enter the aviation market, CC&F produced a small series of Grumman fighter aircraft under licence and developed an unsuccessful, indigenous-designed fighter aircraft, the Gregor FDB-1.

The Second World War

CC&F_HurricaneCC&F Hawker Hurricane X on a test flight over Fort William, Ontario

N.A._CCF_T-6J_20310_G-BSBG_WFD_23.06.96R_edited-3CC&F-built T-6J Harvard

By 1939, with war on the horizon, Canadian Car & Foundry and its Chief Engineer, Elsie MacGill, were contracted by the Royal Air Force to produce the Hawker Hurricane.Refinements introduced by MacGill on the Hurricane included skis and de-icing gear. When the production of the Hurricane was complete in 1943, CC&F’s workforce of 4,500 (half of them women) had built over 1,400 aircraft, about 10% of all Hurricanes built.

Following the success of the Hurricane contract, CC&F sought out and received a production order for the troublesome Curtiss SB2C Helldiver. Eventually, 834 Helldivers were produced by CC&F in various versions from SBW-1, SBW-1B, SBW-3,SBW-4E and SBW-5. Some of the Curtiss divebombers were sent directly to the Royal Navy under Lend-Lease arrangements. CC&F also built the North American AT-6 Texan/Harvard under licence, many of the aircraft being supplied to European air forces to train post war military pilots.

In 1944, the Canadian Car & Foundry built a revolutionary new aircraft in its Montreal shops – the Burnelli CBY-3, also called the Loadmaster. There were two examples built of an aerofoil-fuselage design originally developed by Vincent J. Burnelli. The CBY-3 was never to enter full-scale production and was cancelled less than one year later.

The work of Canadian women building fighter and bomber aircraft at the plant during the Second World War is documented in the 1999 National Film Board of Canada documentary film Rosies of the North.

Postwar developments

After the Second World War, the CC&F returned to its roots as a rail car manufacturer. They also made a successful leap into the streetcar business, supplying Montreal, Toronto, Regina, Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton, and the Brazilian cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo with various types of streetcars. The company concluded a licencing agreement with ACF-Brill (the successor to J. G. Brill) in 1944 to manufacture and sell throughout Canada buses and trolley coaches of ACF-Brill design as Canadian Car-Brill, in later years often written “CCF-Brill”, for short. CC&F built 1,114 trolley buses[5] and a few thousand buses under the name. Trolleybus production ended in 1954; Edmonton Transit System‘s No. 202, a 1954 CCF-Brill T48A, was the very last Brill trolleybus built for any city.

In 1957, wishing to diversify, the British Hawker Siddeley Group acquired CC&F through its Canadian subsidiary, A.V. Roe Canada Ltd.. In 1962, A.V. Roe Canada was dissolved and its assets became part of Hawker Siddeley Canada. During the 1970s they introduced the BiLevel Coach heavy railway passenger car, which would go on to great success.

CCF re-emerged as Can-Car Rail in 1983 as a joint division between Hawker Siddeley Canada and UTDC. The Can-Car Rail operations were based in Thunder Bay. Sold to SNC-Lavalin in 1986, a financial shakeup led to the firm being returned to the Government of Ontario, and then quickly re-sold to Bombardier Transportation. Through a series of further acquisitions, mergers and rationalisations, CC&F faded from the annals of significant Canadian manufacturers, although the company still exists today as the Bombardier Transportation Canada Inc.railcar facility in Thunder Bay, Ontario.







Many CC&F-built buses have been preserved as historic vehicles, some in operating condition. For example, the Transit Museum Society, in Vancouver, has at least seven CC&F buses in its collection, including two CC&F-Brill trolleybuses.

See also

J. G. Brill Company

J. G. Brill Company
Industry rail transport
Founded 1868
Founder John George Brill
Headquarters Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,United States
Products streetcars, motor buses, andtrolleybuses

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A 1903 Brill-built streetcar on a heritage streetcar line in Sintra, Portugal in 2010.

The J. G. Brill Company manufactured streetcars and buses in the United States. The company was founded by John George Brill in 1868 as ahorsecar manufacturing firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, merged with the American Car and Foundry Company (ACF) in 1944 to become ACF-Brill and ceased production in 1954. Brill manufactured over 45,000 streetcars (also known as trolleys or trolley cars in the U.S.), motor busestrolleybuses and railroad cars. At its height, it was the largest manufacturer of streetcars and interurbans in the U.S. It produced more streetcars and interurbans and gas electrics than any other manufacturer.



J. G. Brill began operations in 1868 and operated with the Brill name until 1956.

In 1926, ACF Motors Company obtained a controlling interest in J. G. Brill. In 1944 the two companies merged, resulting in the ACF-Brill Motors Company. On January 31, 1946, controlling interest in ACF-Brill was acquired by Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation for $7.5 million. Consolidated Vultee was sold on November 6, 1947, to the Nashville Corporation, which sold its share to investment firm Allen & Co headed by Charles Allen, Jr. on June 11, 1951. In early 1954, ACF-Brill ceased production and subcontracted remaining orders. The properties were sold, and on December 30, 1955, the company was merged with supermarket companies into ACF-Wrigley Stores Inc.

ACF-Brill announced in 1944 that Canadian Car and Foundry of Montreal, Quebec were licensed to manufacture and sell throughout Canada motor buses and trolley coaches of their design as Canadian Car-Brill. The firm built about 1,100 trolley buses and a few thousand buses under the name.


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 Model 55 and Model 75 Brill Railcars stand at Adelaide, South Australia, in 1962
  • Steel heavy interurban cars built 1920-1930s. The Brill “Center Door” car was typical of suburban trolleys and interurbans built around 1920. These tended to be large, heavy, double-ended cars, with passengers entering and exiting via doors located at the center of the car. Many rebuilt into one man cars.[Springirth,p86-100]
  • Brill “Master Unit,” built 1930s. All-steel; had standard controller stand, capable of 70 mph.[p86-100]
  • Brilliner – Brill’s competitor to the PCC (Presidents’ Conference Car) looked somewhat like the first PCCs. The Brilliner was not successful when compared to the PCC. Underpowered. Few were sold, whereas PCCs were well sold worldwide. Twenty-four built for Atlantic City’s Miss America Fleet.[Springirth p86-100]
  • Brill “Bullet” car. 1929-1932. For suburban/interurban use.[Springirth, p86-100]

1947 Philadelphia_ACF-Brill_trolleybus_215_on_route_79_in_1978,_croppedA 1947 ACF-Brill trolley bus

  • Peter Witt streetcar
    • Large cars with trailers
    • Small cars
  • Numerous models of trolleybuses, including T30, T40, 40SMT, 44SMT and, as ACF-Brill, TC44 and T46/TC46
  • C-36 city bus
  • IC-41 intercity bus

The unique Bullet cars

Bullet Philadelphia_&_Western_Railway_206

 Later-model train from the P&W line, “Bullet” No. 206 on display at Steamtown in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

The lines that operated interurban passenger cars recognized in the mid-1920s that they needed faster and more efficient equipment. Up to that time, both the wood and the steel interurban cars were large, sat high, and were heavy. Car manufacturers such as Cincinnati Car Co., St. Louis Car Co., and Pullman worked to design equipment for a better ride at speed, improved passenger comfort, and reduce power consumption. This included designing trucks able to handle rough track. Brill, in conjunction with Westinghouse and General Electric, worked on a new design. The result was the 1929 aluminum and steel wind tunnel developed slope roof Bullet MU cars, the first of which were purchased by the Philadelphia and Western Railroad, a third rail line running from 69th Street Upper Darby to Norristown in the Philadelphia region. This line still runs as SEPTA’s Norristown High Speed Line. These Bullets were successful and operated until the 1980s, but not many others were sold. Only the central New York state interurban Fonda, Johnstown, and Gloversville Railroad ordered Bullets, albeit a single-ended, single-unit “trolley-ized” version. Five were procured in mid-Depression 1932. In 1936 the FJ&G sold its Bullets to the Bamberger Railroad in Utah, which ran them in high-speed service between Salt Lake City and Ogden until the mid-1950s. Three of the SEPTA cars are now at the Seashore Trolley Museum.



The American Car & Foundry Co. controlled, as of January 26, 1926:

  • The Brill Corporation, which controlled:
    1. American Car & Foundry Motors Co: owned Hall-Scott Motor Car Co (owned 100%) and Fageol Motors (Ohio) (controlled 90%)
    2. The J. G Brill Company, 62nd and Woodland Streets, Philadelphia. Absorbed and owned American Car Co. (not American Car and Foundry), Kuhlman Car Co. of Cleveland, Wason Mfg. Co. of Springfield, MA., Stephenson Car Co. of Elizabeth, NJ, Hall-Scott of San Francisco. In Europe, Cie. J. G. Brill of Gallardon, France, which was sold to Electroforge in 1935.

Other companies that built licensed versions of Brill vehicles:

Canadian railway car builder Preston Car Company was acquired in 1921 and operations were closed in 1923.

See also


  • 1. Middleton. List of U.S. interurban car manufacturers, pp416–417. Bullet design, p68-70.
  • 2. Volkmer. Photographs pf P&W Bullets and SEPTA Bullets. Brilliners, built 1932.
  • 3. Hilton. Development of improved interurban car design. (eight pages)
  • 4. Springirth. Development of Bullet design.
  • 5. Bradford, Francis H. Hall-Scott: The Untold Story of a Great American Engine Maker


  1. Jump up^ Young, Andrew D. (1997). Veteran & Vintage Transit, p. 101. St. Louis: Archway Publishing. ISBN 0-9647279-2-7.
  2. Jump up^ Sebree, Mac; and Ward, Paul (1973). Transit’s Stepchild: The Trolley Coach, p. 127. Los Angeles: Interurbans. LCCN 73-84356.
  3. Jump up^ Brill Railcars of the South Australian Railways Bird, K Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin, October;November;December 1981 pp213-236;237-260;272-282 January 1982 pp1-8
  4. Jump up^ Brill (2001), p 165.
  • Brill, Debra (2001). History of the J. G. Brill Company. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. ISBN 0-253-33949-9. The author of this book is a direct descendant of company founder John George Brill of the JG Brill Company of Philadelphia, manufacturer for many years of street cars, interurban cars, the famous “Bullet” cars, and buses. The largest (number produced) manufacturer of such equipment in the world. Over time, absorbed other manufacturers of interurban cars and street cars.
  • Middleton, Wm. D (2000) [1962]. The Interurban Era. Milwaukee, WI: Kalmbach Books. ISBN 978-0-89024-003-8.
  • Volkmer, Wm. D. Pennsylvania Trolleys in Color, Vol II, Philadelphia Region. 92pp. Morning Sun Books, Scotch Plains, NJ. 1998. ISBN 1-878887-99-8. Photographs of Brilliners and Bullets and other Brill designs on Philadelphia and Westernline and in shops.
  • Hilton, George and Due, John The Interurban Electric Railway in America, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA. Reissue 2000.
  • Springirth, Kenneth. Suburban Philadelphia Trolleys 128pp. Arcadia Publishing, 2007. (ISBN 9780738550435)

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Elektric Equipment for (trolley)Buses + Trams Vossloh KIEPE GmbH Düsseldorf Germany

Vossloh Kiepe


Vossloh Kiepe GmbH

before 2003
Kiepe Elektrik GmbH

Type Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung(German private limited Company)
Industry Electrical engineering
Predecessor(s) Kiepe Elektrik GmbH & Co. KG
Founded 1906
Founder(s) Theodor Kiepe
Headquarters DüsseldorfGermany
Products Electrical traction equipment for passenger and freight rail vehicles
HVAC eqiuipment for light rail vehicles.
Revenue Approx. €140 million p.a.
Employees 450
Parent Vossloh AG
Website www.vossloh-kiepe.com

Vossloh Kiepe (formerly Kiepe Elektrik) is a German manufacturer of electrical traction equipment for tramstrolleybuses and other transport vehicles, as well as air-conditioning and heating systems, and conveyor device components.

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Verkehrsmuseum BüssingLudewigKiepe O-Bus 01052009


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In 1906 Theodor Kiepe created an electric arc lamp repair workshop in Düsseldorf, over the next 40 years the company’s product range grew to include electrical switches, then electrical drum controllers and resistors for electric vehicles. By 1951 the product range included electro-pneumatic contactors, and traction motors; in 1952 the company supplied equipment for an order of 700 trolleybuses for Argentina.


Between the 1950s and 1970s Kiepe Elektrik expanded, with formation of subsidiaries both in Austria (Kiepe Bahn und Kran Electric Ges.m.b.H., 1959.), and elsewhere. In 1973 the company was acquired by ACEC of Belgium. In 1983 the company was acquired from ACEC by Alstom, then by AEG in 1993. During this time Kiepe had become a provider of electrical traction equipment for light rail vehicles.

1974 DAF MB200DKDL600-Kiepe - Den Oudsten1974 DAF MB200DKDL600-Kiepe – Den Oudsten NL

In 1995 AEG formed Adtranz with ABB by merging their transportation divisions. As this created a duopoly of electric traction equipment manufacturers in Germany, the European Commission ruled that the Kiepe subsidiary had to be sold; in 1996 Schaltbau AG acquired the company. In the early 2000s the company expanded into the North American and Italian markets.

King County Metro 2001 Gillig Phantom Trolleys Kiepe elektricKing County Metro 2001 Gillig Phantom Trolleys Kiepe elektric

On 14 September 2002 Vossloh AG acquired Kiepe Elektrik, and in 2003 the company was renamed Vossloh Kiepe GmbH..

In mid-2012 UK based engineering consultancy Transys Projects Ltd. was acquired, the acquisition was renamed Vossloh Kiepe UK in late 2012.

1991 KIEPE ELEKTRIK Trolley Arnhem(238-3'91)1991 KIEPE ELEKTRIK Trolley Arnhem(238-3’91) NL

In late 2013 the company, Serbian company Zelvoz and the city of Novi Sad reached an agreement for the establishment of a rail vehicle air conditioning unit factory.

Company structure

Since 2002 the company has been part of the Vossloh group, as of 2009 part of the transportation division (Motive Power & Components) along with Vossloh Locomotives (Kiel, formerly MaK) and Vossloh España (formerly Meinfesa).

2010 HESS (AKIA) hybrid metro busses in state of assembly Iran. 2010 HESS KIEPE bus trains2010 HESS (AKIA) hybrid metro busses in state of assembly Iran. 2010 HESS KIEPE bus trains

The company has five subsidiaries:

  • Vossloh Kiepe Main Line Technology GmbH (Germany)

  • Vossloh Kiepe Ges.m.b.H. (Austria)

  • APS electronic AG (Switzerland)

  • Vossloh Kiepe S.r.l. (Italy)

  • Vossloh Kiepe Corporation (Canada)

Products and services

2012 Hess Swisstrolley Arnhem NAW-Hess-ABB BGT-N (type 1), BGT-N2 (type 2), Hess Vossloh Kiepe BGT-N2C (02268) (type 32012 Hess Swisstrolley Arnhem NAW-Hess-ABB BGT-N (type 1), BGT-N2 (type 2), Hess Vossloh Kiepe BGT-N2C (02268) (type 3)

The company’s primary business is the supply and manufacture of electric equipment for rail vehicles, typically trams or LRVs (light rail vehicles); the company provides electrical traction converters, auxiliary power supplies, air conditioning and heating equipment. Entire trams and LRVs are typically supplied in association with other manufacturers. Also supplied are specialised electric rail vehicles, and equipment for the modernisation of older electrically powered mass transit vehicles. and traction equipment for trolley buses and hybrid electric buses.


The company often acts as a component supplier to larger integrated rail vehicle manufactures including Siemens, Alstom and Bombardier.

Arnhem Trolley Kiepe Den OudstenArnhem Trolley Kiepe Den Oudsten

Components for conveyor belts are also made.

Geneva receives new battery buses from Vossloh Kiepe and Van HoolGeneva receives new battery buses from Vossloh Kiepe and Van Hool

Vossloh to supply bi-mode tram-trains to ChemnitzVossloh to supply bi-mode tram-trains to Chemnitz

Vossloh Kiepe, the Düsseldorf specialist in this field. Riad Trolleybus RIAD SAUDI ARABIEVossloh Kiepe, the Düsseldorf specialist in this field. Riad Trolleybus RIAD SAUDI ARABIE

-Vossloh Kiepe’s hybrid-propelled bus approaches a stop or traffic lights

Vossloh Kiepe Hybris a ProduktabbildungVossloh Kiepe Hybris a Produktabbildung

Vossloh Kiepe Hybrid ProduktabbildungVossloh Kiepe Hybrid Produktabbildung

Kiepe Elektric Trolley BusKiepe Elektric Trolley Bus

Vossloh Kiepe Hess Neoplan Fribourg ProduktabbildungVossloh Kiepe Hess Neoplan Fribourg Produktabbildung

Innotrans '12 - Vossloh Tramlink by ZCochraneInnotrans ’12 – Vossloh Tramlink by ZCochrane

Vossloh Kiepe Hybrid b ProduktabbildungVossloh Kiepe Hybrid b Produktabbildung

KIEPE HESS TrolleybusKIEPE HESS Trolleybus

Praque Light Rail Kiepe ElektricPraque Light Rail Kiepe Elektric


Hess KiepeHess Kiepe

kiepe trollybuskiepe trollybus

Krakau bestellt 24 Flexity-Straßenbahnen Kiepe Elektric


Manchester Metrolink in the UK is planning to order 20 new trams from Bombardier and Vossloh KiepeManchester Metrolink in the UK is planning to order 20 new trams from Bombardier and Vossloh Kiepe UK

Bombardier - FLEXITY Classic Kiepe elektricBombardier Flexity Line Kiepe Elektric Germany

Light Rail Transit System - Porto, Portugal Bombardier KiepeLight Rail Transit System – Porto, Portugal Bombardier Kiepe

Phileas trolley KiepePhileas trolley Kiepe

Alstom Citadis Kiepe Spirit SquareAlstom Citadis Kiepe Spirit Square

There ‘s more but I think it’s enouph

Buses FOREMOST Canada


Snow coach


1963 10 passenger Thiokol 601 operated by the USAF

1963 10 passenger Thiokol 601 operated by the USAF

1951 Early style 12 passenger snow coach made by Bombardier of Canada1951 Early style 12 passenger snow coach made by Bombardier of Canada.


Foremost Terra Bus, at Athabasca Glacier, Canada. BrewseterSnowCoach3962Foremost Terra Bus, at Athabasca Glacier, Canada.

snow coach is a specialized passenger transport vehicle, designed to operate over snow or ice, similar to a large, multi-passenger snowcat that is equipped with bus style seating. These vehicles may have multiple sets of very large low pressure tires or they may have tracks. Snow coaches may seat ten or more passengers and are often used for sightseeing tours or for over-snow transportation.

HistoryAn early example of a snow coach was the Snow Bus, built by Bombardier in Canada. It was equipped with front skis and rear tracks and typically could seat 12 passengers. Alternatively, the front skis could be removed and replaced with front wheels. There are documented uses of the Bombardier Snow Bus being used as a school bus, for mail delivery and as emergency vehicles, but they were also used for tours and transportation in snowbound areas.In the early 1960s Thiokol produced the 601 series snowcats which were often configured to carry ten passengers. While not a tour bus type snow coach, these found utility with the United States Air Force as well as private industry.A modern example: the Terra BusThe Terra Bus wheeled vehicle is one of the few snow coach type vehicles currently produced. It is an all-wheel-drive, three axle, off-road bus which is specially constructed for use in Arctic climates by the Canadian specialty vehicle manufacturer Foremost, based in Calgary.The Terra Bus can transport up to 56 passengers. The vehicle is equipped with six extra-large, low pressure tires – typically filled to 30 pounds per square inch (210,000 Pa). One Modified Terra Bus can be found transporting passengers at the Antarctic research station, McMurdo Station. It only seats ten, and the rest of the space is for storing equipment. Twenty-two unmodified Terra Buses can be found at the Columbia Icefield and at Jasper National Park being operated by Brewster Co. for their Ice Explorer tour.

Terra Bus Specifications

Foremost icefield BombardierForemost icefield Bombardier at Athabasca Glacier in the 1980s.SnowcoachA Terra Bus on the Athabasca Glacier uses  Detroit Diesel Series 50Snowcoaches are a popular mode of transportation for tourists in areas such as Yellowstone Park in the USA and the Columbia Icefield situated in Jasper National Park, Canada.Snowcoaches can be outfitted with either a rubber track or a ski system (replacing tires). Often called by the brand name Mattracks, these rubber track systems can travel over thinner snow depths and even bare road patches without tearing up roadways. Metal-based ski systems can cause more damage or get stuck when traveling over snow-free patches. Subsequently certain roads may be restricted to just Mattrack-equipped snow coaches, based on road conditions.EarlySnowCoach3961A road coach conversion, known as a “Shake and Bake”Shake N' BakeA “Shake and Bake”


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Foremost Terra Bus fForemost Terra Bus


Foremost Terra Bus hForemost Terra Bus Mc Brewster

terra bus 2Foremost Terra Bus

That’s it.

Buses and much more HÄGGLUND + SÖNER Sweden

Hägglund & Söner

AB Hägglund & Söner is een merk van militaire producten, vliegtuigen, railvoertuigen, bussen en motorfietsen. Het bedrijf was gevestigd te Örnsköldsvik en Falun. Het bedrijf ontstond in 1899 in Örnsköldsvik als houtbewerkingsbedrijf, waar diverse producten gemaakt werden. Men produceerde meubels, maar ook houten trainingsvliegtuigen. Vanaf 1957 ging men zich richten op de productie van militaire voertuigen, nadat er eerst een regeringsopdracht voor de productie van tanktorens was binnengehaald. In eerste instantie produceerde men voor het Zweedse leger. Tegenwoordig worden Hägglunds voertuigen over de hele wereld verkocht. In 1997 werd AB Hägglund & Söner opgekocht door het Britse bedrijf Alvis Plc, waardoor het korte tijd Alvis Hägglunds AB heette. Sinds 2003 maakt Hägglunds deel uit van het Britse concern BAE Systems (British Aerospace) onder de naam BAE Systems Hägglunds. In dit concern zijn een groot aantal bedrijven ondergebracht, waaronder ook de Zweedse wapenfabrikant Bofors.


Hägglunds begon in 1971 met de ontwikkeling van bijzondere, voor militaire doeleinden bestemde motorfietsen. De Hägglunds-terreinmachines hadden vaak een eigen 345 cc motor met automatische versnellingsbak en cardanaandrijving hoewel er ook 293 cc Sachs– en Bombardier-Rotaxtweetakten werden gebruikt. De motorfietsen hadden een aantal bijzondere kenmerken. De automatische versnellingsbak van het eerste model, de XM 72, was feitelijk een Hägglund-DAF variomatic, waarbij de riem in een gesloten tunnel naar het achterwiel liep. In het monocoqueframe werd lucht aangezogen die door een luchtpomp onder druk in de aandrijftunnel werd gepompt. Door deze overdruk konden zand en water niet bij de riem komen. Bij het model XM 72 hadden beide wielen een enkelzijdige ophanging. De latere XM 74 had een conventionele telescoopvork aan de voorkant, een ruggengraat frame en cardanaandrijving. Vanaf 1974 was er ook een burgeruitvoering leverbaar, maar het werd geen commercieel succes. De Hägglunds motorfietsen werden van 1973 tot 1978 geproduceerd. Het Zweedse leger heeft een aantal exemplaren aangekocht, maar schakelde in 1976 over op Husqvarna motorfietsen.

Bv Serie

De Bandvagn 206 (BV-206) is een militair rupsvoertuig van de firma Hägglunds dat door het Korps Mariniers wordt gebruikt als “All Terrain Carrier”. Het korps beschikt sinds begin jaren ’90 over 156 voertuigen van dit type. Ze zijn ingezet tijdens operaties in onder andere Cambodja, Bosnië, Haïti, Eritrea en Irak en blijken onder de verschillende klimaat- en terreinomstandigheden goed te voldoen. Het voertuig is ontworpen voor het vervoer van max.16 personen of goederen en de carrosserie bestaat voornamelijk uit polyester. De Bandvagn is een amfibievoertuig, dat met 3 km/u kan varen. Er bestaan verschillende uitvoeringen voor onder andere gewondentransport en goederenvervoer. De BV-206 FRT is een monteursvariant met een hydraulische lier en kasten voor gereedschap. Alle varianten bestaan uit twee delen die door middel van een flexibele koppeling met elkaar verbonden zijn. Sommige varianten hebben een ringaffuit waarop een mitrailleur gemonteerd kan worden.

De BV-206 heeft in de meeste uitvoeringen geen wapen en is niet gepantserd. Daardoor is de bemanning kwetsbaar. Het Korps Mariniers beschikt onder andere om die reden over voertuigen van het type BV-S10 Viking die ingezet worden onder omstandigheden waar bepantsering gewenst is.

CV90 Serie

Het Combat Vehicle 90 (CV90) of Stridsfordon 90 (Strf 90) is een Zweeds infanteriegevechtsvoertuig ontwikkeld door Hägglunds/Bofors en momenteel geproduceerd door BAE Systems Hägglunds. Een versie, de CV9035NL, is in dienst bij het Nederlandse Leger.

1923 Hägglund & Söner

1923 Hägglund & Söner

1924 Dodge års modell framför järnvägsstationen.

1929 Dodge års modell framför järnvägsstationen.

1926 Hägglund & Söner orgx4040

1926 Hägglund & Söner orgx4040

1927 MAN kuhi728

1927 MAN kuhi728

1928 Hägglund & Söner orgscaniavabisbuss11

1928 Hägglund & Söner org scania vabis buss

1929 Hägglund & Sóner orggmcbuss2

1929 Hägglund & Sóner orggmcbuss2

1930 AB Scania-Vabis i Södertälje, AB Hägglund & Söner

1930 AB Scania-Vabis i Södertälje, AB Hägglund & Söner

1930 Buss tillverkad av Hägglund & Söner 1930

1930 Buss tillverkad av Hägglund & Söner

1930 Hägglund & Söner

1930 Hägglund & Söner

1931 Hägglund & Söner Scania-Vabis 8503

1930 Hägglund & Söner Scania-Vabis 8503

1934 Hägglund & Söner HS Buss B Lindgren

1930 Hägglund & Söner HS Buss B Lindgren

1934 Hägglund & Söner Scania-Vabis

1934 Hägglund & Söner Scania-Vabis

1936 Hägglund & Söner ScaniaVabis82

1936 Hägglund & Söner Scania Vabis 82

1936 Volvo Hägglund & Söner T

1936 Volvo Hägglund & Söner T

1937 Hägglund & Söner Ö-vik. Motor120 Hk Hesselman Scania Vabis

1937 Hägglund & Söner Ö-vik. Motor120 Hk Hesselman Scania Vabis

1938 Stadsbuss Scania Vabis SKV H&S carr.NR18-H8

1938 Stadsbuss Scania Vabis SKV H&S carr.NR18-H8

1939 Hägglund & Söner Scania Vabis front sida

1939 Hägglund & Söner Scania Vabis front sida

1940 ASEA TS Hägglund & Söner

1940 ASEA TS Hägglund & Söner

1945 RA.Volvo LV290 semitrailer.Hägglund.

1945 RA.Volvo LV290 semitrailer.Hägglund.

1946 Hägglund & Söner SJ Buss 112-C - 990508 Bengt Lindgren

1946 Hägglund & Söner SJ Buss 112-C – 990508 Bengt Lindgren

1947 Hägglund & Söner Scania-Vabis B 31

1947 Hägglund & Söner Scania-Vabis B 31

1948 Volvo B 532 Hägglund & Söner

1948 Volvo B 532 Hägglund & Söner

1948 Hägglund & Söner Scania vabis De Valk 48

1948 Hägglund & Söner Scania vabis De Valk 48 NL

1959 Hägglund & Soner TET 61+73+62 Scania Vabis

1948 Hägglund & Soner TET 61+73+62 Scania Vabis NL

1948 Hägglund & Söner TET 63

1948 Hägglund & Söner Volvo 21

1948 Hägglund & Söner TET 63 (2)

1948 Hägglund & Söner TET 63 NL

1949 Hägglund & SÖner Scania Vabis TET 61

1949 Hägglund & SÖner Scania Vabis TET 61 NL

1949 Hägglund & Söner Scania Vabis De Valk 49 [2]

1949 Hägglund & Söner Scania Vabis De Valk 49 NL

1950 Hägglund & Sönerlopende band

1950 Hägglund & Söner lopende band

1952 Hägglund & Söner Scania Vabis B62

1952 Hägglund & Söner Scania Vabis B62

1952 Hägglund & Söner Volvo Bild 031

1952 Hägglund & Söner Volvo  © Staffag Savenfjord

1953 Hägglund & Söner m53VolvoB727

1953 Hägglund & Söner m53VolvoB727 half bus/truck

1954 Hägglund & Söner 35li92f

1954 Hägglund & Söner Scania Vabis V 35li92f

1954 Hägglund & Söner Scania Vabis LTM 459

1954 Hägglund & Söner Scania Vabis LTM 459 NL

1954 Hägglund & Söner Scania Vabis LTM 462 [2]

1954 Hägglund & Söner Scania Vabis LTM 462 NL

1954 Hägglund & Söner Scania vabis LTM 478

1954 Hägglund & Söner Scania vabis LTM 478 NL

1954 Hägglund & Söner Volvo A7878

1954 Hägglund & Söner Volvo A7878 © Peter Ödén

1955 Hägglund & Söner Scania Vabis Linje Buss te Arnhem

1955 Hägglund & Söner Scania Vabis Linje Buss te Arnhem NL

1955 Hägglund & Söner Volvo 9v5te

1955 Hägglund & Söner Volvo 9v5te

1956 H&S postbuss--HJPh-sida

1956 H&S postbuss–HJPh-sida © Lars Ryderberg


1958 Hägglund & Söner Scania Vabis BE-59-07 NL


1958 Hägglund & Söner Scania Vabis BE-59-07 NL


1958 Hägglund & Söner Scania Vabis BE-59-07 NL


1958 Hägglund & Söner Scania Vabis BE-59-07 NL


1958 Hägglund & Söner Scania Vabis  BE-59-07 NL


1958 Hägglund & Söner Scania Vabis BE-59-07 NL


1958 Hägglund & Söner Scania Vabis BE-59-07 NL


1958 Hägglund & Söner Scania Vabis BE-59-07 NL

1958 Hägglund & Söner Scania Vabis TET 61 [2]

1958 Hägglund & Söner Scania Vabis TET 61

1958 Hägglund & Söner Scania Vabis bf63

1958 Hägglund & Söner Scania Vabis bf63

1958 Hägglund Söner Scania Vabis vecimage

1958 Hägglund Söner Scania Vabis vecimage © GFg

1958 Scania-Vabis BF 73 Hägglund & Söner

1958 Scania-Vabis BF 73 Hägglund & Söner

1958 Swedish Volvo B725 - Hägglunds.

1958 Swedish Volvo B725 – Hägglunds.

1959 Hägglund & Söner SJ Buss 112-C - 990502

1959 Hägglund & Söner Scania Vabis SJ Buss 112-C – 990502

1960 Hägglund & Söner Volvo B658 AD6r

1960 Hägglund & Söner Volvo B658 AD6r

1960 Volvo B 57 Hägglund i Umeå A60693

1960 Volvo B 57 Hägglund i Umeå A60693 © Peter Ödén

1961 Hägglund & Söner Scania Vabis NB-37-28 NWH 64

1961 Hägglund & Söner Scania Vabis NB-37-28 NWH 64

1961 Hägglund & Söner DABO-EDS 143

1961 Hägglund & Söner Scania Vabis DABO-EDS 143 NL

1962 Hägglund & Söner n2db0y

1962 Hägglund & Söner Scania Vabis n2db0y

1963 Scania-Vabis B 66 Hägglunds

1963 Scania-Vabis B 66 Hägglunds & Söner

1965 Hägglund & Söner Scania A5267

1965 Hägglund & Söner Scania A5267 © Peter Ödén

1965 Hägglund & Söner Scania Vabis

1965 Hägglund & Söner Scania Vabis © Staffan Sävenfjord

1966 Hägglund (Scania-Vabis BF76-59)

1966 Hägglund (Scania-Vabis BF76-59)

1971 Volvo B58 Hägglunds

1971 Volvo B58 Hägglunds & Söner

1971 Volvo B58-60T - Hägglund & Söner, SL H80 6930 och Büssing Präfekt 13D, SL H32 4109

1971 Volvo B58-60T – Hägglund & Söner, SL H80 6930 och

Büssing Präfekt 13D, SL H32 4109 © H Lijewall

1972 Volvo B58 Hägglunds Akersberga

1972 Volvo B58 Hägglunds Akersberga © Mikael T Nilsson

1973 Hägglund & Söner Geledebus

1973 Hägglund & Söner Geledebus © Mikael T Nilsson

1973 Hagglunds Finland

1973 Hagglunds Scania Vabis Finland

1973 Volvo B58 Hägglunds

1973 Volvo B58 Hägglunds

Hagglund & Soner Sk25 (Bu-181B-1)

Hagglund & Soner Sk25 (Bu-181B-1) © Andre Wadman

1978 Hägglund & Söner. Örnsköldsvik

1978 Hägglund & Söner. Örnsköldsvik

Hagglunds BV 206 Greek Fire Service

Hagglunds BV 206 Greek Fire Service

Hagglunds Bv206 25th US Marines 2

Hagglunds Bv206 25th US Marines 2


Hägglunds BV-206 Dutch Army

Hägglunds CV9040 geel

Hägglunds CV9040 geel

Hägglunds Bv206S ambulance NL

Hägglunds Bv206S ambulance NL

Hägglunds CV9040

Hägglunds CVTank

Hägglunds & Söner makes lots more but don’t fit into this blog

Buses and more BOMBARDIER Canada-France-Germany

Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS, Tag...
Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS, Tag Aviation España (Photo credit: dirkjankraan.com)


Metro Type MG2-1 (5301-5363) Bombardier Bautsen Deutsland

BOMBARDIER is niet een echt Bussenmerk, maar maakt tot op de dag van vandaag wel veel vervoermiddelen. Onder andere de Metrotoestellen waarmee Rose, Jesse en ik meestentijds thuiskomen zijn van het merk Bombardier. Ze zijn mooi, comfortabel, trekken snel op, staan snel stil. Hebben een flinke Airco aan boord, waardoor het soms gewoon koud is op bepaalde plaatsen en tijdstippen. http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombardier_Transportation Bombardier was van oorsprong een Cabadees bedrijf gespecialiseerd in Vliegtuigen, maar na veel overnames, zie link maken ze hoofdzakelijk rollend materieel, en niet alleen in Frankrijk zoals de naam doet vermoeden, maar in meer Europese landen. De huidige generatie Metrorijtuigen komt uit Duitsland. In Canada is ook een Bombardier Museum http://townshipsheritage.com/image/autobus-motoneige-snow-bus Deze fotoreeks begint al vreemd,

Bombardier Snowmobiel Canada

bussen blijken eigenlijk maar bijzaak bij Bombardier. Vliegtuigen zijn de hoofdzaak. Sneeuwvoertuigen kwamen daarna. Vliegtuigen ga ik niet laten zien, dat komt misschien als ik ooit bij het hoofdstuk vliegtuigen kom, maar wil ik de geschiedenis een beetje volgen dan kunnen trams, motoren, scooters, waterscooters, skimotoren en metro’s niet ontbreken. Kortom een vreemde mix vandaag.

Bombardier Flexity Outlook Tram
Bombardier Traxter, 4×4, 2002
Bombardier-Spyder 2010
Bombardier Snow bus Bombardier Musee Canada
Bombardier Train LRC
Bombardier 1974
Bombardier SEADOO GTI 23BA 130HP
Bombardier CB-GAC 1984 Ireland
Bombardier double decker UK
Bombardier snow-bus
Bombardier Snow Bus
Bombardier Eugene Civis 2011
Bombardier Snow Bus
Bombardier TVR (2000)
Bombardier KD Bus Dublin
Bombardier KD Bus Ierland
Bombardier vm 1955
Bombardier Q-400
Bombardier TVR (2001)
Motoren BOMBARDIER ATV BAJA X 650cc Quad 2009
Motoren Bombardier Ski-Doo MXZ Adrenaline