Andre Kristopans Bus & Transit Page

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This page was last updated on November 29, 2022.

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From about 1998 to October 2013, Andre Kristopans maintained a personal web site where he had compiled the serial numbers and other builder data for buses, as well as General Motors locomotives.

The web site was hosted by the free WebTV service (MSN TV after 2001), which Microsoft shut down effective October 1, 2013.

The following series of web pages have been assembled from three different sources: 1) files obtained from Andre via email during September and October 2014; 2) files harvested from the Internet Archives Wayback Machine; and 3) pages harvested from a group of pages at

Bus Data

FLYER INDUSTRIES --Listing of Flyer Industries and New Flyer Industries bus production since 1978 by serial number.

GM Parlor Buses -- An index page for General Motors' P-series intercity (Parlor) buses, produced between 1939 and 1980. (November 1, 2014)

GM PD and PG Series Parlor Buses -- A production listing of GM PD and PG series Parlor Buses, compiled by Andre Kristopans. (April 23, 2015)

GM Transit Buses -- An index page for General Motors' T-series Transit buses, produced between 1939 and 1977. (November 1, 2014)

GMC -TMC - NOVA RTS -- GM's RTS urban bus design; later built by TMC and NovaBus. (October 18, 2014)

GM (Canada) Bus Production -- Listings of GM buses built by GM in Canada, as General Motors Diesel (GMD), 1959-1987. (October 17, 2014)

MCI and Novabus Classic Buses -- The Classic transit bus was built by GM in both the U.S. and Canada from 1983 to 1987, then by MCI in 1987-1993, then by Novabus in 1993-1997. (Wikipedia article for GM Classic bus)

IKARUS -- Ikarus USA (1989-1992) and American Ikarus (1992-1997); production continued under the NABI brand. (October 27, 2014) (see also: Ikarus / NABI Models and Order Numbers)

M.A.N. USA -- Listing of buses built by M.A.N. USA.

NABI -- North American Bus Industries (1997 to today) (October 27, 2014)

(see also: Ikarus / NABI Models and Order Numbers)

NEOPLAN USA -- Listings of buses built by Neoplan USA, 1981-2006

Novabus LFS -- Listings of the Novabus LFS Low Floor buses, built beginning in 1995, and still in production. (October 19, 2014)

Transit Systems

NORTH AMERICAN HEAVY RAIL -- Chronological histories of North American heavy rail new-start systems since 1946. (November 28, 2022)

OLD SUBWAYS -- Systems in operation January 1, 1946. (August 16, 2019)

EARLY RAPID TRANSIT -- Early history of elevated/subway lines in Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and New York City

MODERN URBAN RAIL SYSTEMS -- Heavy and Light Rail Systems opened in the US and Canada since WW2, particularly since the opening of the San Diego Trolley in 1981. (November 28, 2022)

CHICAGO MOTOR COACH CO. -- A roster listing of the buses of Chicago Motor Coach Company, from 1933 to October 1952 when Chicago Transit Authority took over.

CHICAGO SURFACE LINES (CSL) -- A roster listing of the buses of Chicago Surface Lines, 1914 to 1947.

(Wikipedia article about Chicago Surface Lines)

CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY (CTA) -- A roster listing of the buses of the Chicago Transit Authority, after October 1947. (January 17, 2017)

(Wikipedia article about CTA)


Denver RTD -- A roster listing of Denver's Regional Transportation District transit systems. (March 31, 2018)

(Wikipedia article about RTD)

NYCTA -- A roster listing of the buses of the New York City Transit Authority after it was created in June 1940. (October 29, 2019)

(Wikipedia article about NYCTA)

Pace -- A roster listing of the buses of the Suburban Bus Division of Chicago's Regional Transportation Authority. (February 19, 2019)

(Wikipedia article about PACE)

Pace has two categories of cutaways. The ones shown as "Paratransit" are mostly used in dial-a-ride service, more often than not requiring pre-qualification and advance reservations, while the "Community" ones are usually used on some sort of village or town operated "semi-public" route, such as one that runs a couple of times a week to take seniors shopping or one that takes Chicago State University students to and from the CTA's 95th Street L station. There are exceptions, as some of both have ended up being used on minimal general-service routes. (Andre Kristopans, email dated February 9, 2017)

More Information

Bus Data at UtahRails and on the web -- An index page with links to web pages for additional bus data, including VIN data