Baltimore Transit Company

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The Baltimore Transit Company is a former public transit provider for the city of Baltimore, Maryland, between 1935 and 1970.

Services immediately prior to 1935 were provided by the United Railways and Electric Company (between 1899 and 1935).

History

Roster

Bus

All-time roster

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Destination Sign Notes
1-4 1938 ACF-Brill H-9-P
501-512 1930 Yellow Coach Z-BQ-621 Gas-Electric Ex-Baltimore Coach Company 101-112; acquired in 1935.
513-514 Mack AB
515-518 1929 ACF 508-3-B3 Ex-Baltimore Coach Company 9-12; acquired in 1935.
519 1922 Rainier Ex-Baltimore Coach Company 17; acquired in 1935.
520 1925 Mack AB
521-527 1929 White/Bender 65-A Ex-Baltimore Coach Company 121-127; acquired in 1935.
526-527 1938 White 700 Ex-Northwood Bus Line #?; bought in 1939.
528-537 1931 Yellow Coach Z-BK-614 Ex-Baltimore Coach Company 128-137; acquired in 1935.
538-547 1931 ACF 160-230-B
548-573 1931 Mack 6-BK-3S Ex-Baltimore Coach Company 148-173; acquired in 1935.
574-577 1931 Mack 6-BK-3S Gas-electric Ex-Baltimore Coach Company 174-177; acquired in 1935.
578-592 1933 Twin Coach 19 Ex-Baltimore Coach Company 178-192; acquired in 1935.
593-594 1933 Twin Coach 30-AS Ex-Baltimore Coach Company 193-194; acquired in 1935.
595-599 1934 Yellow Coach 717 Ex-Baltimore Coach Company 195-199; acquired in 1935.
600-605 1934 ACF-Brill H-13-S
606-610 1935 ACF-Brill H-13-S Sold to Alexandria Barcroft & Washington Transit Company 386-390 in 1948.
611-625 1935 White 684
626-632 1935 Twin Coach 30-R
633-637 1936 Twin Coach 30-R
638-647 1936 Twin Coach 40-RGE
648-657 1936 ACF-Brill H-17-S Sold to Alexandria Barcroft & Washington Transit Company 290-299 in 1948.
658-671 1937 Twin Coach 40-RGE
672 1937 Ford 70
673-677 1938 Yellow Coach 731
678-704 1939 Yellow Coach 731
705-707 1940 Ford 09-B
708-712 1940 Mack CM-3G
713 1940 Mack CQ-3G Ex-Thomas Novak 207; bought in 1950.
714 1948 Ford 8MB Ex-?; bought in 1950.
715-716 Ford Ex-?; bought in 1950.
900-902 1946 GMC TD-3609 Ex-Knoxville Transit Lines 161, 151 & 162; bought in 1954.
903-907 1947 GMC TDH-3610 Detroit Diesel 4-71 Ex-Knoxville Transit Lines 177-179, 181 & 184; bought in 1954.
1001-1011 1937 Twin Coach 40-RDE
1012-1018 1938 Twin Coach 40-RCDE
1019 1938 Twin Coach 58-RDE
1034-1043 1946 GMC TD-4007 Ex-Bluebird Coach Lines 241, 237, 234, 231, 242, 236, 229, 227, 232 & 234; bought in 1956.
1044-1046 1940 Yellow Coach TD-4001 Ex-Philadelphia Transportation Company 1605-1607; bought in 1948.
1047-1050 1939 Yellow Coach 740 Ex-Philadelphia Transportation Company 1601-1604; bought in 1948.
1051-1055 1938 Yellow Coach 740
1056-1060 1940 Yellow Coach TD-4001
1061-1065 1940 Yellow Coach TDE-4002
1066-1095 1941 Yellow Coach TD-4005
1096-1100 1945 GMC TD-4506 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Spicer
1101-1200 1946 GMC TD-4506 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Spicer
1201-1250 1946 Ford 69-B
1201-1207 1945 GMC TD-4506 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Spicer Ex-Knoxville Transit Lines 113, 117, 119, 122, 125, 130 & 136; bought in 1954.
1208-1212 1945 GMC TD-4506 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Spicer Ex-Knoxville Transit Lines 115, 132-135; bought in 1957.
1251-1300 1946-47 Ford 79-B
1300-1315 1947-48 GMC TDH-4507 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Spicer Ex-Buffalo Transit Company 301, 309, 302, 306, 312, 303, 300, 304-305, 308, 311, 310, 307, 315, 314 & 313; bought in 1958.
1400-1598 1947 GMC TDH-4507 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Spicer #1465 (s/n 620) damaged during delivery, rejected and resold to Fifth Avenue Coach Company as #2350. Coach with s/n 614 subsequently numbered 1465.
1599 1948 GMC TDH-4507 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Spicer Replacement for rejected original 1465.
1600-1619 1951 GMC TDH-4509 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
1620-1624 1953 GMC TDH-4509 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH Ex-Augusta Coach Company 600-604; bought in 1958.
1700-1710 1952 GMC TDH-5103 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
1711-1730 1953 GMC TDH-5103 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
1800-1814 1953 GMC TDH-5105 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
1815-1818 1954 GMC TDH-5105 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
1819-1863 1955 GMC TDH-5105 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
1864-1893 1956 GMC TDH-5105 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
1894-1918 1957 GMC TDH-5105 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
1919-1924 1955 GMC TDH-5105 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH Ex-Knoxville Transit Lines 404, 406-410; bought in 1957.
1925-1949 1959 GMC TDH-5105 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
1950-2050 1963 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Equipped with AC.
2051-2075 1964 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Equipped with AC.
2100-2124 1965 GMC TDH-5304 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Equipped with AC.
2200-2214 1966 GMC TDH-5304 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Equipped with AC.
2215-2299 1967 GMC TDH-5304 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Equipped with AC.
2500-2659 1948 ACF-Brill C-44
2660-2661 1949 ACF-Brill C-44

Electric Trolleybus

  • Trolleybus operations began March 6, 1938.
  • Trolleybus operations ceased June 21, 1959.

All-time roster

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Motors Notes
2000 1938 Yellow Coach 729
All-Service Vehicle
GE
  • Ex-Dual-mode #2500.
  • Converted to trolleybus and renumbered 2000 in 1947.
2001-2010 1938 Brill T-40 GE
2011-2021 1938 Mack CR-3S Westinghouse
2022-2051 Baltimore Transit Company 2078-a.jpg 1939 Pullman GE
2052-2091 1940 Pullman 2052-2084 - GE
2085-2091 - Westinghouse
2092-2121 1942 Pullman 42AS-100-44CX GE
2122-2127 1944 Pullman 41CS-100-44CX GE
2128-2190 1948 ACF-Brill TC-44 GE
2500 Converted to trolleybus and renumbered 2000 in 1947.

Streetcar

All-time roster

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Ends Motors Trucks Notes
6001-6002 (1st) Renumbered 6991-6992 in 1930.
6001-6002 (2nd)
6003-6050
1930 Brill
6051-6100 1930 Cincinnati
6101-6150 1930 Brill
6991-6992 1924 Brill
7001-7022 1936 St. Louis PCC SE GE 1198 Clark B-2 Order number 1601.
  • 7001-7016, 7018-7022 scrapped in 1956.
  • 7017 scrapped in 1956. Body only converted to showroom.
7023-7033 1939 Pullman PCC SE GE 1198 Clark B-2 Order number 6569.
  • 7023, 7025, 7028-7029, 7033 scrapped in 1956.
7034-7053 1940 Pullman PCC SE GE 1198 Clark B-2 Order number 6569.
7054-7077 1941 Pullman PCC SE GE 1198 Clark B-2 Order number unknown.
7078-7097 1941 Pullman PCC SE GE 1198 Clark B-2 Order number unknown.
7098-7147 1944 Pullman PCC SE GE 1198 Clark B-2 Order number unknown.
7301-7305 1936 St. Louis PCC SE WH 1432 Clark B-2 Order number 1601.
  • 7301-7305 scrapped in 1956.
7306-7334 1939 Pullman PCC SE WH 1432 Clark B-2 Order number unknown.
  • 7306-7307, 7309, 7312, 7315, 7318, 7319, 7321, 7324, 7326, 7327, 7331, 7333 scrapped in 1956.
7335-7353 1941 Pullman PCC SE WH 1432 Clark B-2 Order number unknown.
  • 7343-7345, 7349, 7353 scrapped in 1956.
7354-7378 1941 Pullman PCC SE WH 1432 Clark B-2 Order number unknown.
  • 7369, 7373-7375, 7377-7378 retired in 1956.
7379-7403 1942 Pullman PCC SE WH 1432 Clark B-2 Order number unknown.
7404-7428 1944 Pullman PCC SE WH 1432 Clark B-2 Order number unknown.
  • 7410-7411, 7413-7415, 7420 scrapped in 1956.
7501 1941 Brill Brilliner SE BR 97ER1 Order number 23728.
8529, 8533 Articulated cars.