|Rollsigns from Orillia, ON
|The Orillia Transportation Company Ltd. first operated transit service in Orillia, until
1975, when the city took over administrative operations and Penetang-Midland Coach
Lines (PMCL) of Penetanguishine, Ontario was contracted to operate and maintain the
buses. Near the end of the 2000 decade, the contract to operate Orillia Transit was
transferred to First Transit, which continues to this date.
|Handwritten on the bottom of the sign was this note:
|Ex Kitchener Transit GMC #725, seen in Liberal Party colours,
parked at the PMCL's Vinden Street yard in Midland, Ontario,
September 27, 1994. The "Ottawa" exposure was printed on
computer paper, and taped on the original Orillia rollsign.
|Orillia Transit 1992 built OBI 05.501 Orion V #9209 is seen at the
downtown transfer point, northbound Peter St. at Mississaga St. E.,
August 6, 1999. Even though the front rollsign in the bus at this time
isn't the same as the one featured, its side sign would be the same.
|Orillia Transit Orion V #9209 after it was retired and sent to a scrap
yard southwest of Orillia, seen on August 17, 2010. Featuring
Orillia's slightly updated colour scheme, this bus is also still
displaying the mega-front rollsign shown above.
|Retired Orillia Transit 1997 built Champion SoLo #9711, the host bus
for the rollsign seen above, is shown at a scrap yard southwest of
Orillia, Ontario, August 17, 2010. One of only two in the fleet, these
Champion buses were plagued with problems throughout their life.