Rollsigns from St. Thomas, ON
Transit service began with the incorporation of the St. Thomas Street Railway Company on March 7,
1878. The city of St. Thomas obtained the service in November of 1902, renaming it the St. Thomas
Municipal Railway. The service was discontinued on February 12, 1926. Shortly after, Richards Coach
Lines began operating non-contracted privately run service in the city. By the end of 1932, however,
this and other private, non-contracted services had all fallen out of business. Transit service didn't
reappear until April of 1950, when Bluebird Coach Lines began their operations in the city.
In 1953,
St. Thomas Coach Lines took over service. Charterways Transportation Ltd. acquired the company in
1960, and continued city transit operations until 1983, when Lewis Bus Lines took over the contract.
Charterways was reissued the contract in 1994 and operated service until 2008, when the contract was
transferred to Aboutown Transportation. Voyager (Voyago) Transportation Services acquired the
contract on January 2, 2012. They provided service until March 29, 2021 when the system was
rebranded as "Local Motion - Railway City Transit", with a new route network and vehicle colour scheme.
This mylar front route rollsign is off 1963 built GMC TDH-4519
#6300. (Statistical note: At the time of its retirement, this bus was
the oldest bus to be operating in regular service in Canada.)
The sign was manufactured by Multilite and its print date is
March, 1990. It has 9 exposures. Its sign tag is shown below
.

Instead of route numbers, St. Thomas Transit used these
coloured symbols.


ST. THOMAS TRANSIT
90056 (FRONT)
MARCH 1990
MULTILITE, TORONTO
MADE IN CANADA
St. Thomas Transit 1963 built GMC TDH-4519 #6300 as it was
found at Baker Auto Wreckers in London, Ontario in March of 2001.