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  1. Hopefully TTC will have a last run of an ALRV and/or CLRV as they did with the H-4s, H-5s, H-6s and Orion 5s.
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    Transit Related Dreams

    I had a dream I was in Halifax at the VIA station. Halifax had also launched a commuter rail service. The trains were locomotive hauled and had the Bombardier bi level coaches like GO Transit and other commuter operators use. However, they had extra large windows. The train looked like it had 7 coaches hauled by a locomotive that looked like an F40. The train was painted in a livery that was a cross between the West Coast Express and NorthStar. However the first three coaches were wrapped for Home Depot as part of a contest.
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    TTC GM New Look Fishbowl Preservation

    Any idea if 2252 was in the St. Patrick's Day parade today? How likely will 2252 be in the Easter parade and/or the Pride parade?
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    TTC Orion VII Retirements

    I know 9411 was, but I heard someone also bought 7575.
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    TTC Orion VII Retirements

    iirc hasn't someone bought 7575?
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    TTC Electric Buses

    Any idea how the buses will be numbered?
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    General FML moments

    A combined FML/WTF moment from earlier. When I was driving home from work, I was using my windshield wipers when the passenger side wiper fell off! Fortunately I wasn't too far from Wal-Mart where I bought a replacement. since the wiper had fallen off my car and I wasn't in a position to recover it from where it was.
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    The Random Thoughts Thread

    I wonder if anyone will buy a Rapido model of TTC fishbowl 2345 and modify it to replicate how the real 2345 looks today? I probably wouldn't even if I had a model of 2345 which I don't intend to buy at this time.
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    TTC GM Fleet Reminiscing

    I went by Hillcrest today and checked out the fishbowls from Davenport Avenue. 2345 and 2444 were still there but 8058 was nowhere to be seen. Presumably it was moved inside.
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    Transit Related Dreams

    I had a dream that Muni had sold PCC 1055 (ex SEPTA painted in Phily's original green livery) to a museum or other transit property.
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    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    Hopefully that means the car will soon be back in service.
  12. Only if you count buses in revenue service. 😛
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    Transit Related Dreams

    I had a dream I was riding a Gloucester train in Toronto on the Bloor Danforth line. The TTC has reacquired 5098/5099 from HCRR. I was with PCCstreetcar4549 and at one point we got separated. I decided to look for him by riding west to try to head off the Gloucester, but I saw it going west a Victoria Park station so I hurried to the opposite platform (I was on the eastbound platform). It turned out to be the last round trip the Gloucester was making. I rode it to the end and back. I didn't find PCCstreetcar4549 by the time the Gloucester went out of service, but I phoned and arranged to meet up. I was later at HCRR and 5098/99 were back there and running and I got to ride them. (I last rode them there in 2004). I was later telling my parents that while 4000 wasn't running that day at HCRR, they were running the Gloucesters.
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    TTC GM Fleet Reminiscing

    At CUTA, I spoke with a TTC bus fleet manager named Jason who said they're going to fix 8058.
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    General FML moments

    I've done that. I'm running all the taps; not just in the basement.
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    General FML moments

    Today the furnace technician came and they need to order a part for the furnace so I'm without heat for another day which means I'm staying in a hotel. I booked a room for two nights.
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    General FML moments

    Heater is broken. Soonest technician can come is tomorrow. Looking into a hotel.
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    General Railway Questions

    Bump: I know the BC chapter of the National Railway Historical Society is having some legal trouble with their equipment which is being threatened to be seized. The have in their collection former VIA 6300. Any idea what the latest that's going on and is their equipment including 6300 safe?
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    List the airports you've used

    Two more airports to add to the list: Salt Lake City SLC: Changed planes. San Francisco SFO: Flew into.
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    Childhood Moments and Memories

    I remember when I was in the third grade my family went to Dearborn, Michigan for a weekend. One day we were at the Amtrak station and found a penny that had been flattened by a Chicago bound Amtrak train. The following week, I brought it to school for show and tell. My teacher said that when she was a kid she used to put pennies on the railway tracks.
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    Transit Related Dreams

    I had a dream I was once again riding an H-5 in Toronto.
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    General WTF Moments

    Two Christmas related WTF moments: 1. On Boxing Day, I was working at Home Depot, and I had not one but two people ask if we had any real trees left over; (we didn't). The first person asked to check other stores. The Home Depot in Newmarket was said to have three, but when I phoned them, they had none. The second person didn't come until hours after the first. 2. Yesterday I got a Christmas card from my aunt. What's strange is that when she mailed it, she mailed one for my sister (to the same address) and it arrived some time BEFORE Christmas.
  23. I'm going to be in Edmonton September 15-16; my first visit since the Trolley and fishbowl eras ended. I know they have some historic buses in a garage, but would it be possible for me to get access to it when I'm there?
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    General LOL moments

    A combined LOL/WTF moment: I was looking on Amtrak's website for tickets between Dallas and Chicago. While they gave me the direct way, they also suggested an alternate route that runs by way of Los Angeles, Portland Oregon, and Chicago.
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    Streetcar News

    I know the 4600 series PCCs were rebuilt in the 80s because the cost of rebuilding a PCC was $100,000 cheaper than buying a new CLRV. I know around the time, the TTC had the ALRVs on order. Would it have been more expensive to add on to the ALRV order than to rebuild the PCCs?