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  1. The fact that it's made by Novabus which is a Quebec product should be a big hint..
  2. Yes it does. That train is an Norfolk Southern train from Enola, PA to Montreal Tashereau yard, PQ. It starts as 31T then becomes CP931 when it gets on CP tracks through NY state and finally becomes CN529 when in crosses into Quebec from Rouses Point, NY up to Montreal, PQ. On its way back to Enola, PA the symbols are CN528, CP930 and 30T. Usually the power is all NS, but currently NS is using pay back power from CP thus all the CP power lately. Its the same 6 or 7 GE's being rotated on this train by NS so they don't have to use much of their own power. That will change once the pay back is completed, then all NS power will return. When CN529 goes to Montreal, the power is recycled and use on CN trains 394/393 (Montreal to Richmond, Qc) and 324/323 (Montreal to St Albans, VT). If those trains don't come back in time when a CN528 is ordered back to Enola, PA, CN power is added on as a result which makes for nice lash ups of NS and CN power sometimes. There has been CN CP NS lashes used recently because of the CP pay back power on NS.
  3. The STM blue and chevrons are done at a decal place in ville St Laurent close to the Ikea on the highway service road.
  4. The route 6 is a wheelchair accessible route so it will be almost 100% hybrids with the occational 2012 bus if you're lucky. I avoid driving this route at all costs! Basically I avoid any routes that could give me a good chance of driving a hybrid. The fuel savings are next to nothing if that. So having hybrids is purely for publicity to show to public the RTL is environment friendly when it really makes no difference if we still ordered diesel buses.
  5. New president and same crappy product... As for the bus it's got an STM fleet number but not the livery. Probably just the number added on to an all white ghost livery bus for the publicity photo.
  6. The 99 series were fantastic and some of the best buses we have. They will surely be missed. It's that POS hybrid that rear ended it that won't be missed.
  7. stm_5307N

    CN Locos

    I was planning on taking a week out west to railfan during the summer yes..
  8. Drove the oldest bus in the fleet yesterday 9-913
  9. stm_5307N

    CN Locos

    All the good CN power is out west! Jealous..
  10. Some minor paint damage, scratches and a few broken lights. Shouldn't be too long before it gets back on the road.
  11. Lot's of retirements as of yesterday with 9-812, 9-905, 9-915 and 9-919 all done! That leaves only 9-913 as the last 1998 built LFS and oldest active bus.
  12. Two RTL buses rear ended each other during AM rush Tuesday morning. The end result is 21403 with bad front end damage and 9-919 running its last shift ever, as the rear end frame is cracked and it has been retired out back as of this afternoon. http://www.lecourrierdusud.ca/faits-divers/2016/3/1/collision-entre-deux-autobus-du-rtl.html
  13. I rather avoid that "big brother" breathing down your neck. The system we have now is fine except that bus distribution machine at GALO is a nightmare. I hate it will a passion.
  14. Good! A huge waste of money! I hope it never sees the light of day.
  15. 9-802 has been retired as of last week leaving only 9-812 as the last red Balios 1st gen. Drove 9-921 yesterday (Friday) and what a great bus!!
  16. Another series completely gone (97's) with the retirement of 9-707 yesterday. Down to the last two red balios 1st gens 9-802 and 9-812.
  17. Wow I thought they still had a bunch! Sad to hear.
  18. The first 15 RTL hybrids 21601 to 21615 are active except 21609 which I don't think is delivered yet.
  19. So no more 96's active eh! Wow. Add 9-814 now to the retired list! That leaves only 3 active buses with red Balios 9-707 9-802 and 9-812. Drove 2-0001 the other day and it was a nice and smooth bus.
  20. Don't you love how this guy saturates the crap out of all his shots and makes the colours look ridiculous! The worse part is that all his pics still get on rp.net!
  21. RTL's new hybrids are entering service very fast now. 21602, 604, 605, 606, 607, 610, and 612 have all been spotted active with 608, 611, 613 and 614 ready for service soon.
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