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FitzJohn
Fate Dissolved
Founded Muskegon, Michigan, U.S. (October 8, 1919 (1919-10-08))
Founder(s) Harry Alphonse FitzJohn
Defunct May 1958 (1958-05)
Area served North America
Industry Bus & coach manufacturer
Products Duraliner, Cityliner, Falcon
Subsidiaries FitzJohn Coach of Canada Ltd.

FitzJohn was one of many bus manufacturers in United States and Canada. Most of the companies products emerged in the 1940s and 1950s, but it was undermined by larger players like General Motors.

The company was founded October 8, 1919, the FitzJohn-Erwin Manufacturing Company by HA Fitzjohn in Muskegon, Michigan, USA as a truck and bus body manufacturer. The company folded in 1958 and Canadian operations ended in 1959.

ProductsEdit

  • Fitzjohn Duraliner (Model 500, 510)
    • Duraliner School Bus
  • Fitzjohn Roadrunner Intercity 1954-1958
    • Fitzjohn Roadrunner Sightseeing bus
  • Fitzjohn Falcon (Model 600, 610)
  • Fitzjohn Cityliner (Model 310)
    • Fitzjohn Cityliner (Model 310) with Hercules JXLD engine
    • FitzJohn FTG-WXLD Cityliner transit bus
  • B-51 - 21-passenger city bus with Reo Speed Wagon chassis 1928
  • B-20 - 20 passenger bus 1929
  • F-75 - 18 passenger intercity bus
  • W - 22 passenger parlour body bus
  • General Cab 1936-1938 - used Chevrolet chassis and other GM parts
  • Imperial Sedan Limo 1936-1939 - used Chevrolet chassis
  • Model 100 - 11 passenger sedan bus
  • Model 215
  • Model 175
  • Model 325
  • 15-passenger Chevrolet sedan stretchouts
  • Auto hauling trailers
  • Super Power Duraliner Model 635
  • Model 525
  • F-60 bus
  • Palour cars - 15 passenger car for Studebaker
  • FitzJohn Utility Coach Model D - Studebaker chassis
  • G-21 Intecity
  • Model B - 21-passenger city body bus
  • Model C - 17-25 passenger observation coach
  • Model D - 12, 14, 17 passenger utility coach
  • Model F - 17 passenger transit bus
  • Model S - school bus
  • Model 35, 35A, 35B, 35C, 35X and 35Z
  • Model G 21 passenger observation coach
  • Model L 21, 25 and 29 passenger intercity
  • Model K 5-passenger city
  • Model 215 Intercity Bus
  • Model H 29 passenger city bus

Clients Edit

The Toronto Transit Commission acquired many Fitzjohn's during the 1950s, but they proved to be less reliable than General Motors buses.

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