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  1. IIRC 7930 was retrofitted with a CNG engine for a few years, but that wasn't a success; it was later restored to 6V71.
  2. Calgary Transit - Two Tone Blue Fishbowls

    What parade?
  3. CTrain - U2 cars Retirement Watch

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

    The issue with 7901 was a broken wiper motor on the passenger side. That's serious enough to ground the bus.
  5. + 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.
  6. New Winnipeg - Selkirk service

    If they don't make money, how quickly will they make tracks?
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. STO 7901 Charter?

    I'll be there.
  10. Calgary Transit - Photos of vehicles no longer in the fleet

    One of my OBGs:
  11. Favorite OC Transpo Bus Models

    At least OC got their Orion VIIs with the recommended batteries, which should be giving close to claimed service life. TTC cheaped out and got theirs with lead-acid batteries - and blew them like crazy!
  12. MÉTRO

    Are you sure about that date?
  13. One possible reason: That sign had a panic button that would cause the sign to flash "Emergency - Call Police". More than once, drivers hit it accidentally, causing people seeing it to call police, and they'd chase that bus - 7801 IIRC - only to find there was no problem.
  14. Broadway SkyTrain Extension

    Will they remove the trolley wires from Broadway for construction, and not replace them afterward, the way they did on Cambie when the Canada Line was built?
  15. STO bus spottings

    Spotted 7901 Monday evening, from a distance, on route 21 turning from Laurier onto Metcalfe.