In 1986, Sudbury Transit bought 2 Orion 1 buses. The Orion 1 was a 40' bus and a major break through for Orion Bus Industries who was at the time competing with Flyer and MCI for a piece of the transit bus market. Both buses remained in service until 2003 when they were both auctioned off. 862 was sold to Elliot Lake transit and was used as a spare bus up to late 2010, where 861 was sold to a private buyer and sits in a back yard off of Frood Rd. in Sudbury.