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Mark Walton

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  1. D30LF RETIREMENT

    In the 1960s and 70s, before route numbers, Morley usually used 35-foot buses, along with other routes such as William and McPhillips.
  2. Calgary Transit CTrain Service Disruptions

    The 2200s' doors seem to be increasingly buggy about closing. Several times I was on 2200s that had door issues. One, at Sunnyside SB, a door on the first car cycled open and shut, the operator went back and did something to close it. At the nest stop, 8th Street SW, that door closed properly. On another trip, a door on another car acted up at Whitehorn and again at Rundle, then was OK. There were plenty of other robo-lady announcements about one or more doors being open.
  3. CTrain - U2 cars Retirement Watch

    Does that mean retired? On my last visit I rode by OBMF several times, often got video of it, like the attached one . I saw several U2s parked, with pans down; is that the scrap line? MVI_9965.AVI
  4. Ctrain The near Future Series 9 Cars

    I understand the card readers on the cab doors will open only for the assigned operator, and that the rest of the fleet, except possibly U2s,is to be refitted. The signs on the 2400s and 2300s scroll to show a 4-car train; will this be made standard so the train length always shows? Will these signs be refitted to the 2200s?
  5. Out of ordinary Calgary Transit bus spottings

    Sept. 2 I saw an unidentified Xcelsior on route 23 in Dover, with what looks like a new style of destination sign. I was too far away to get the unit number or a picture. That sign uses white-on-black lettering, in a font very reminiscent of the old rollsigns. Anyone seen it, got pictures or detail?
  6. BYD Battery Electric Bus Demo (2017)

    Has it done any runs on Cambie?
  7. IIRC 7930 was retrofitted with a CNG engine for a few years, but that wasn't a success; it was later restored to 6V71.
  8. Calgary Transit - Two Tone Blue Fishbowls

    What parade?
  9. CTrain - U2 cars Retirement Watch

    One would expect they'd keep that car at Anderson as a parts source for Scout 2101.
  10. STO 7901 Charter?

    The issue with 7901 was a broken wiper motor on the passenger side. That's serious enough to ground the bus.
  11. + The 1969 series was the first delivered without lower windows in the rear doors; though one unit, 6975, was later retrofitted with a back door with lower windows. Also, the 1969s were the first with the builder's plate for Diesel Division - General Motors of Canada and the GM Coach logo in the new font; they used that style through 1979. From 1961-68 it was General Motors Diesel Limited; for 1968 only the logo was GMC Coaches, like Pontiac, MI used.
  12. New Winnipeg - Selkirk service

    If they don't make money, how quickly will they make tracks?
  13. The Trillium Line

    On Canada Day I lucked into an out-of-town group to whom I ended up being guide-historian for a trip on this line.
  14. OC and STO service disruptions

    Some pf the posters in the comment blog (now closed) really pasted Manconi over a call that wasn't even his to make: http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/reevely-royal-motorcade-broke-canada-day-transit-service-oc-transpo-boss-says
  15. STO 7901 Charter?

    I'll be there.
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