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  1. Agence métropolitaine de transport

    The MR90s were just about to go into mid-life refit, maybe some had already received theirs. If the REM flops, the MR90s may last as long as the ex-CN MR52s - 43 years, with only 4 losses in a fleet of 18.
  2. New Winnipeg - Selkirk service

    How much was Beaver's fare in the last year or so they ran the Selkirk service?
  3. Edmonton BBC's

    That's probably why they sold the bus shells not to the City of Edmonton, but to BBC, who then put their own nameplate on - and why ETS officially recognized them as BBCs. Bennett & Emmott, BBC's local agent at the time (are they still around BTW?) did the final installation of motors and choppers, then BBC sold the completed buses to the City. BBC became ABB on merging with ASEA in 1988. In 1996 ABB and Daimler Benz, which then owned Germany's AEG, formed the joint venture ADtranz, which in turn passed to Bombardier in 2001.
  4. CTrain - U2 cars Retirement Watch

    So the usual protocol in a case like that is the rebuilt unit inherits the A end's number? That didn't happen with 2090. Is that one still in service BTW?
  5. MÉTRO

    Saw something on my FB feed the other day to the effect that the Azur consortium is supplying 2 additional sets as compensation for late deliveries.
  6. CTrain - U2 cars Retirement Watch

    Which numbers were used on the mated units - that of the A or the B? The A end is where the pantograph is mounted.

    In the 1960s and 70s, before route numbers, Morley usually used 35-foot buses, along with other routes such as William and McPhillips.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. CTrain - S200 (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?
  11. 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?
  12. BYD Battery Electric Bus Demo (2017)

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

    What parade?
  15. CTrain - U2 cars Retirement Watch

    One would expect they'd keep that car at Anderson as a parts source for Scout 2101.