Autobus Drummondville (Bourgeois)

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USDOT # MC/MX # Full legal name
509437 MC-260474 Autobus Bourgeois-Tours Ltee (inactive)


Autobus Drummondville Ltée (ADL) was an intercity, charter, and tour coach operator based in Drummondville, Quebec. Their tour operations were known as Autobus Bourgeois Tours Ltée (started in 1992). The company also offered mechanic services and transit system operation. Collectively these divisions were under Groupe Bourgeois.

History

[1]

  • Started in 1926 by Donat Bourgeois as Autobus Bourgeois.
  • Bought Autobus Romulus Girard in 1931.
  • Started local transit service in Drummondville in 1936 and continued to operate it (for the Commission de transport de Drummondville) until 2009.
  • Name changed to Autobus Drummondville Enr. on March 25, 1949.
  • Incorporated as Autobus Drummondville Ltée. on August 30, 1951.
  • Bought Vincelette Transport on April 18, 1963.
  • Ended school bus operations in 1986.

On February 17, 2011, ADL and Groupe Orléans announced that the intercity motorcoach passenger transportation and intercity courier permits of ADL will be transferred to Groupe Orléans. This will allow Orléans Express to operate these routes and ADL to focus more on the charter industry.[2]

In July 2013, Groupe Bourgeois was sold to Autobus Fleur de Lys.

Facilities

Garage/Office

  • Address: 330 Rue Heriot, Drummondville, QC J2B 1A8
  • Phone: 819-477-2111

Former intercity corridors

  • Montréal—Drummondville—Thetford Mines

Coach roster

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
22 1940 Fargo
23 1939 Reo
24 1940 Fitzjohn Falcon 600 Ex-demo.
26 1941 Fargo
29 1942 Ford/Prevost
34 1945 Prevost PI-29
50-51 1946 Fitzjohn Falcon 610
57 1948 Prevost PI-33
58 (1st) 1948 Prevost PI-33
58 (2nd) 1958 Mercedes-Benz
59-63 (1st) 1947 Aerocoach P-46-37
59-60 (2nd) 1950 Prevost PI-33
61 (2nd) 1949 Prevost PI-33
64-66 1947 Flxible Clipper
(29B1-47)
64 renumbered 104 (1st) in November 1965.
67 (1st) 1947 Kalamazoo Pony Cruiser Ex-Autobus Lemelin #?
67 (2nd) 1960 Mercedes-Benz O319B
68 (1st) Renumbered B102.
68 (2nd) 1960 Mercedes-Benz O319B
69 (1st) Renumbered B103.
69 (2nd) 1960 Mercedes-Benz O319B
70 (1st) Renumbered B104.
70 (2nd) 1958 Mercedes-Benz O319B Ex-Vincelette Transport 9; bought in April 1963.
71 (1st) Renumbered B105.
71 (2nd) 1947 GMC PD-2903
72 (1st) Renumbered B106.
72 (2nd) 1953 Prevost PI-33 Ex-Vincelette Transport 8; bought in April 1963.
74 1949 Prevost PI-29 Ex-Autobus Nicol 68; bought in 1963.
79 1947 GMC PD-2903
101 1956 Fitzjohn FIG Roadrunner
B101 Renumbered 101 in 1967.
102 1950 Flxible VisiCoach
(218B1-50-33SU)
  • Ex #B102.
  • Exx #68 (1st).
B102 Renumbered 102 in 1967.
102-1, 102-2 1984 Prevost LeMirage XL
102-3, 102-4, 102-5,
102-6
1990 Van Hool T815 Acron
  • 1991 models.
  • Feature modernized lower front fascia.
102-7, 102-8, 102-9 1991 Van Hool T815 Acron
  • 1992 models.
  • Feature modernized lower front fascia.
103 1950 Flxible VisiCoach
(218B1-50-33SU)
  • Ex #B103.
  • Exx #69 (1st).
B103 Renumbered 103 in 1967.
104 (1st) 1947 Flxible Clipper
(29B1-47)
Ex #64 (1st).
104 (2nd) 1950 Flxible VisiCoach
(218B1-50-37SU)
  • Ex #B104.
  • Exx #70 (1st).
B104 Renumbered 104 (2nd) in 1967.
105-106 1950 Flxible VisiCoach
(218B1-50-37IC)
  • Ex #B105-B106.
  • Exx #71-72 (1st).
B105-B106 Renumbered 105-106 in 1967.
107 (1st) 1951 Prevost PI-37 Ex-Asbestos Transit 5117; bought in Nov. 1963.
107 (2nd) 1949 Prevost PI-33
B107 Renumbered 107 (2nd) in 1967.
108 1949 Prevost Ex-?
109-110 1966 Dodge
158 1949 Prevost PI-45
169 1954 Prevost PI-41
183 1948 CC&F IC-41 Ex-Transcar Company 81; bought in Mar. 1966.
184 1952 CC&F IC-41
200 1985 Ford/Champion Cutaway
202 1957 Flxible Hi-Level
(228-JT-57-41)
Ex #B202.
B202 Renumbered 202 in 1967.
B303-B304 1958 MCI Courier 96A
404 1963 Prevost Panoramique
B404 Renumbered 404.
505 1959 Prevost LeNormand Ex #B505.
B505 Renumbered 505 in 1967.
606 1959 Prevost LeNormand Ex #B606.
B606 Renumbered 606 in 1967.
621-625 1962 Prevost Panoramique 622 renumbered 710.
707 1961 MCI MC-2 Ex #B707.
B707 Renumbered 707 in 1967.
710 1962 Prevost Panoramique Ex #622.
714 1965 Prevost Panoramique Ex-Autobus Fortin & Poulin 15; bought in Aug. 1968.
808 1961 MCI MC-2 Ex #B808.
B808 Renumbered 808 in 1967.
825-831 1974 Blue Bird All Canadian
837-839 GMC Activity buses
901-902 1970 Bus & Car SE05
903-906 1971 GMC PD-4905
907 1971 GMC PD-4108
908-910 1972 GMC P8M-4905A
911-912 1974 GMC P8M-4905A
914-916 1976 GMC P8M-4905A
924 1980 Prevost LeMirage Ex-Autobus Auger 7055; bought in 1992.
925-926 1981 Prevost LeMirage
927 1981 Prevost LeMirage Ex-Murray Hill #?
928-929 1981 Prevost LeMirage
930 1982 Prevost LeMirage
3001-3002 1998 Prevost H3-45
3004 (1st?) 1996 Prevost LeMirage XL-45
3004 (2nd?) 1995 MCI 102-DL3
3016 2000 Prevost H3-45
03032-03033 Autobus Drummondville (Bourgeois) 03032-a.jpg 2000 Prevost H3-45 Lettered for Voyages Wonder
3041 1994 Prevost H3-40
3043 1986 Prevost LeMirage XL
3049 2003 MCI J4500 Lettered for Voyages Wonder
03050 1997 Prevost H3-45
03051-03052 Autobus Drummondville (Bourgeois) 03051-a.jpg 1994 MCI 102-D3
03053 Autobus Drummondville (Bourgeois) 03053-a.jpg 2008 Prevost H3-45
3054 2005 MCI J4500
03055 2005 MCI D4500 Lettered for Voyages Wonder
03056 Autobus Drummondville (Bourgeois) 03056-a.jpg 2007 MCI J4500

Transit bus roster

Until August 2009, Autobus Drummondville operated the Commission de transport de Drummondville transit operation in Drummondville, Quebec.

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
27-28 1942 Ford
30-31 1943 Ford
32-33 1944 Ford
34 1944 Ford Ex-?; bought in 1947.
35-36 1947 Ford
37-39 5/1951 Fitzjohn FTG-35
40 1951 Fitzjohn FTG-33 Ex-Fitzjohn demo; bought in June 1951.
41 8/1951 Fitzjohn FTG-29
42-43 Renumbered 1042-1043
44 (1st) 1946 Reo 96HTD
44 (2nd) Renumbered 1044
45 (1st) 1946 Reo 96HTD
45 (2nd) Renumbered 1045
46-47 (1st) 1946 Reo
46-47 (2nd) 1946 CC&F C-36
48 Renumbered 1048
49 Renumbered 1049
50 2/1951 Fitzjohn Cityliner 310
51 6/1950 Fitzjohn Cityliner 310
53-54 6/1951 Fitzjohn FTG-39 Suburbanliner
130 1944 GMC TG-3608
131-132 1944 GMC TG-3608
133 1944 GMC TG-3608
134 1945 GMC TG-3609
135 1944 GMC TG-3608 Ex-Transport Urbain de Hull #?; bought in July 1963.
300 (1st) 1990 Blue Bird TC/2000 FE Single door.
300 (2nd) 2000 Blue Bird TC/2000 FE
641-643 Renumbered 801-803 in 1968.
651-653 Renumbered 804-806 in 1968.
661-663 Renumbered 807-809 in 1968.
801-803 1964 GMDD SDM-5302 Ex #641-643.
804-806 1965 GMDD SDM-5302 Ex #651-653.
807-809 1966 GMDD SDM-5302 Ex #661-663.
810-812 1967 GMDD SDM-5302
814-816 1968 GMDD S8M-5303A
851-852 1972 GMC TDH-3302N 852 renumbered 876 in 1987.
871-873 Renumbered 8701-8703 in 1994.
874 Renumbered 8704 in 1994.
876 Renumbered 8709 in 1994.
1042-1043 2/1952 Fitzjohn FTG-29 Ex #42-43
1044 2/1952 Fitzjohn FTG-33 Ex #44 (2nd).
1045 1953 Fitzjohn FTG-33 Ex #45 (2nd).
1048 1952 Fitzjohn FTG-37
1049 1952 Fitzjohn FTG-36
1051 8/1950 Fitzjohn Cityliner 310
1052 1951 Fitzjohn Cityliner 310
8701-8703 1987 Orion I 01.502
8704 1989 Orion I 01.502
8705 1994 OBI 05.505 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748
8706 1994 OBI 05.505 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748 Ex-LYNX #?; bought in 2008.
8709 1972 GMC TDH-3302N
  • Ex #876.
  • Exx #852.

School Buses

Fleet number Thumbnail Year Body Chassis / Model Type Capacity / Length License plate Notes
100-199 1966
200-214 1965-68
832-836 GMC
840 GMC

Buses with unknown fleet numbers

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Serial Notes
1927 Gotfredson A808000 & 30034 2 buses
1930 Studebaker 3251717 & 3251719
1932 Gotfredson 129843A
1932 Reo GB1463
1941 Yellow Coach PD-? 031 Ex-?; bought in July 1963.
1945 Dodge/Prevost 90060116
1947 Reo 9424 Ex-Vincelette Transport #?; bought in April 1963.
1950 Prevost P062-587-50 Ex-Vincelette Transport 7; bought in April 1963.
1950 Prevost P063-588-50 Ex-Autobus Nicol 65; bought in May 1963.
1957 Prevost LeNormand P244-810-57 Ex-Autobus des Bois-Francs 65; bought in February 1964.

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