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Mark Walton

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  1. The MR-90s are now being trucked one-by-one from St. Eustache to St. Jérôme yard, where they are rerailed. When 8 to 10 are accumulated at St. Jérôme, they're then hauled to Pointe St. Charles yard. Michael Berry got this picture January 29 at Turcot West. EDIT: I understand all MR90s are now at Pointe St. Charles.
  2. Last one for Calgary. Sorry for not making that clear.
  3. The very last one built, apart from the 2 U2ACs.
  4. That logo was adapted from a similar one that Metro Transit used on schedules, in advertising, etc. that read simply "Metro Transit"
  5. By April 1960 Sargent-East Kildonan was down to about a month of trolleybus operation remaining; the last trolley runs were May 15 that year. That allowed the retirement of the prewar and wartime Macks and the one-off MCI 1532. Ironically, Sargent was Winnipeg's - and Western Canada's - first trolleybus route on November 21, 1938.
  6. Are there any plans for a Peggo phone app analogous to Calgary Transit's myFare?
  7. At $102.05 for a monthly pass vs. $3.00 cash fare, I calculate the break-even point at $102.05/$3.00 = 34 trips/month. Does Peggo allow you to track your usage and download the data to a spreadsheet like Ontario's Presto card?
  8. And the "Go With It!" ad for the then-new loonie on the back. The French equivalent was "Ça Roule!"
  9. That would be just after the shift to Daylight Saving time, and the vernal (spring) equinox which marks the start of spring. The latter is Saturday, March 21, 2021 at 5:37 AM Mountain Time.
  10. The myFare app passed every test I threw at it during my recent visit. For each of the 5 days I used the system, I bought a day pass either in the early morning or the night before, then activated it before my first trip. After that, it was just a matter of calling up the pass, then tapping it on the bus reader - valid every time. Twice aboard the CTrain I was checked; on one trip the inspector used his portable reader to check it, kiddingly grumbling that it was only the second time that day. I saw others using it too, which hints at its apparent popularity. Sometimes the pass was slow to loa
  11. I created my account in anticipation of my trip out there next week, will be putting it to the test.
  12. Apparently a long-standing issue with the board itself, I've had the same issue.
  13. That would be a losing battle, even before it starts. As a bus moves forward, it creates a partial vacuum behind it. Since Nature abhors a vacuum, air and crud are swept up into the void.
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