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Thom Transit is a charter bus company with facilities in Gatineau, Quebec, and Deep River and Pembroke, Ontario.  The Gatineau garage provides buses for charter and for commuter service from downtown Ottawa to Almonte, Arnprior, Carleton Place, and many other communities west of Ottawa, as well as school bus service in the City of Gatineau.  The Pembroke and Deep River garages provide buses for Pembroke’s transit service and is the home of the AECL employee shuttle, which links the labs in Chalk River with Pembroke in the south and Deep River in the north.  The Pembroke fleet consists of a few cutaway buses and second-hand MCI Classics, while the much larger Gatineau fleet consists mainly of school buses and highway coaches including a variety of MCI and Prevost buses.


All photos are by the webmaster.




This bus is ex-AECL (Atomic Energy of Canada, Ltd.) 57, seen at CFB Ottawa North on June 17, 1999.  This bus was a 1968 GM T6H-4521, and was still painted in the dark blue livery, and had the destination curtain, of its original owner.  This bus, along with two 1966 GM TDH-4519 buses, was being used by Thom Transit as a shuttle between the base and Lansdowne Park for a special government event.


AECL 59 (right) is a 1966 GM TDH-4519, shown parked next to an unknown New Look at the Thom Transit garage in Pembroke. This photo was taken on Aug. 23, 2004.


This bus is a GM T6H-4521, spotted at the Thom Transit garage in Pembroke on Aug. 23, 2004.


303 is an International-Blue Bird TC-2000 conventional activity bus, parked between 3710, an International-Thomas Vista school bus, and 308, another International-Blue Bird TC-2000, at the Thom Transit lot in Gatineau on Oct. 25, 2006.


306 is a Freightliner-Thomas FS-65 Type C conventional activity bus, spotted leaving the Gatineau lot on Oct. 25, 2006.


307 is a Blue Bird TC-2000, shown parked with school bus 3706 at the Gatineau lot on Oct. 25, 2006.


309 is another Blue Bird conventional, spotted at the Thom Transit lot in Gatienau on Oct. 25, 2006.


319 is a Thomas FS-65 Type C activity bus, seen parked at the Thom Transit lot in Gatineau on Oct. 25, 2006.


405 is a lift-equipped Ford-Thomas minibus, shown parked next to another Thomas minibus at the Gatineau lot on Oct. 25, 2006.



554 is a 1991 New Flyer D40S, a former GO Transit bus.  This photo was taken on Jan. 19, 2002, when the bus was parked in a parking lot on Highway 17 near Antrim, in the rural area of northwestern Ottawa.


A Pembroke MCI 102C3 was seen parked in the Gatineau lot with a Prevost H3-45 on Oct. 25, 2006.  In the background are some ex-GO Transit New Flyer D40S buses.


505 is a 1996 MCI 102DL3, spotted in the Wal-Mart parking lot on Terminal Avenue in Ottawa on August 31, 2013.  This bus was originally from Orléans Express, an intercity coach line based in Montreal.


506 is another 1996 MCI 102DL3, shown at the Gatineau lot on Oct. 25, 2006.  This bus is another ex-Orléans coach, and was still largely painted in Orléans colours at the time.


509 (left) is a 1981 Prevost Le Mirage, one of two retired coaches shown parked at the Gatineau lot on Oct. 25, 2006.


512 is a 1995 Prevost H3-41, seen on King Edward Avenue in Lowertown on July 24, 2006.


520 is a 1984 MCI MC-9, spotted on Queen Street near the World Exchange Plaza on June 6, 2006.  This bus was originally Voyageur 2178.


520 was spotted again parked next to an MCI 102A3 at the Gatineau lot on Oct. 25, 2006.


522 is a 1999 Prevost H3-45, originally from Acadian Lines of Moncton, NB.  This bus was spotted at Confederation Square in downtown Ottawa on July 30, 2012.


525 (left) is a 1994 Prevost H3-40, spotted parked next to an H3-45 at the Gatineau lot on Oct. 25, 2006.


536 is a 1993 Prevost H3-40, shown loading passengers on Queen Street on June 2, 2006.


537 is one of two Prevost H3-40 coaches seen parked at the Gatineau lot on Oct. 25, 2006.


538 is an MCI 102A3, seen on Queen Street in downtown Ottawa on June 6, 2006.


541 is another MCI 102A3, shown boarding riders on Queen Street at Metcalfe Street on June 6, 2006.


544 is a Prevost H3-40, shown on Rideau Street just west of King Edward Avenue on July 24, 2006.


544 was seen again six years later on Queen Street near Metcalfe Street in Ottawa on July 30, 2012.