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Here we cover the Utica Transit Corporation/Authority from its succession to the bankrupt New York State Railways Utica City Lines to the present day operation of Utica Transit Authority. All routes presently operated will be listed as will a roster of buses operated over the year right up to the present time.

Originally the Utica City Lines of New York State Railways,the Utica Transit Corporation operated 100 cars on 50 miles of track on 17 routes prior to conversion to bus operation. These routes were as follows:

2-Rome-Little Falls (CNY Coach and Utica-Rome Bus)
3-Clinton (30-Genesee-Clinton)
4-New Hartford (24-Genesee-Hartford)
5-Cabron
6-Eagle (22 S. Hilton)
7-James (15-James)
8-South (22 S.Hilton)
9-Blandina (20 Lenox-Blandina)
10-Lincoln
11-Whitesboro(same today)
12-New York Mills(same today)
14-Mohawk (14-Mohawk-Burrstone)
15-Lenox (now 20-Lenox-Blandina)
16-State(Forest Park)
17_Yorkville (11-Whitesboro)
These 17 routes were eventually almagamated into the 11 routes presently in operation by Utica Transit Authority,which has recently been merged into CNY Centro.



The following tables depict the evolution of the bus fleet.

Table 1. 1927 Bus Roster

Make Year Bus Number(s) Qty
Brockway 1924 4 1
White 1922 8 1
White 1923 28 1
White 1925 30,32 2
Mack 1925 34 1
White 1925 44,46 2
Mack 1925 50 1
Mack 1926 36 1
White 1927 38,42(2nd) 2
Total buses: 12

Table 2. 1936 Bus Fleet
Make Model Year Bus Number(s) Qty
Twin 30 1933 100 1
ACF H12S 1933 102,140 2
Twin 19 1933 104,108 2
Twin 30A 1934 102
Twin 23S 1934 110,112 2
Twin 30AS 1934 114,116 2
ACF H12S 1934 142,144 2
Mack 6CL3S 1934 160,162 2
Twin 23R 1935 118,126 2
Twin 23R 1936 128,138 2
Yellow 728 1936 180 1
Mack 6CW3S 1936 164 1
Mack AB 1927 20,24 2
Mack AB 1926 26 1

Total Number of buses: 22. Many of these were still in service along with fleet additions of 1937 to 1942 inclusive.

1937-42 Fleet Additions;These buses were added to the existing fleet then in operation,except that all buses earlier than 1935 were retired by the time the last of these additions were added to the fleet,bringing it to approximately 81 buses.

Twin 23RL 1937 90/98 2 buses
White 706M 1937 200/206 2 buses
Ford 70 1937 250 1 bus
Twin 23RL 1938 91/99 2 buses
ACF H175 1938 141 1 bus
Mack CW3G 1938 161/179 2 buses
Twin 27R 1939 101/105 2 buses
Twin 30GS 1940 101/111 2 buses
Twin 30GS 1941 65-89 25 buses
Twin 30GS 1941 53-64 12 buses
Twin 30GS 1942 28-52 25 buses
1948 Fleet Additions
Twin 38-S 1948 320-324 5 buses
GMC TGH3207 1948 201-214 14 buses
GMC TDH3610 1948 252 1 bus, this
was Utica Transit Corporation's first diesel bus. These
fleet additions came in 1948 at about the same time the Utica Transit Corporation was formed as a result of the bankruptcy of New York State Railways' Utica City Lines.
1965 Utica Transit Corporation Fleet
Twin 1948 38S 320,321 2 buses
GMC 1948 TGH327 202-204 3 buses
GMC 1947 TDH3610 252 1 bus,1st diesel
GMC 1946 TGH3609 250-251 2 buses
GMC 1949-50 TDH3612 253,257-258 3 buses
GMC 1950-52 TDH3612 259-269 11 buses
GMC 1945 TD4007 280-283 4 buses
GMC 1957 TDH4512 400 1 bus
GMC 1958 TDH4512 401-410 10 buses
Twin 1950 44S 325-327 3 buses
GMC 1945 TDH3612 310 1 bus
GMC 1961 TDH4517 500 1 bus,1st New Look
GMC 1962 TDH4517 501-506 6 buses
GMC 1963 TDH4519 507-508 2 buses

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