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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.
  6. 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?
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    General WTF Moments

    Today I worked at Home Depot. Not one but two customers asked if we still had any real Christmas trees left. (We didn't). the first customer asked if I could check other stores to the point I actually phoned the store in Newmarket. No real trees. The second person didn't come until hours after the first.
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    Reactions to Transit Enthusiasts

    Probably announcing his ignorance.
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    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    Yesterday I caught 4572 undergoing testing at Hillcrest by chance. I recorded two videos: 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKA1o0E0pis 2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=br_VNnpFl-s
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    Stupid commercials...

    Anyone else getting irritated by the Dempsters Pull-Apart ads?
  13. Besides Seashore and HCRR, who else is interested in a CLRV?
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    TTC Orion VII Retirements

    This thought just occurred to me: Would the TTC let one of the 7900s converted to an event bus out on a charter?
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    Hamilton Street Railway

    Any chance the battery bus will be in service two weeks from now? Where's the best place to find it?
  16. T-1 cars 5184/85 have been converted to work cars with two more sets to be converted as well.
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    TTC Orion VII Retirements

    With all the people upset about 7575 retiring, maybe you should put your money together and buy it from TTC and make it the first preserved Orion 7. That's kinda how HCRR got started.
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    TTC GM Fleet Reminiscing

    Of course: 8058,2252,2345,2444,2290, and 2291 still exist.
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    TTC GM Fleet Reminiscing

    I'm not sure if it was asked previously, but what series of 5307 were the fastest series the TTC ran?
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    TTC GM Fleet Reminiscing

    I wonder if it will be permanently on 2252 or just for CUTA?
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    TTC GM Fleet Reminiscing

    Plus I believe 2252 will also be charterable.
  22. Yeah I meant 8573. I knew it was in the 8500 series, but I knew it was NOT 8500 even
  23. If 9003 is too damaged to repair, I wonder if Nova can build just a front section of an artic and TTC and separate the back section and use it with the new front section? Or TTC can graft the front of the 8500 that was t-boned onto 9003 like what they did with a fishbowl and a D40LF? Hope the injured make full recoveries.
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    If Buses Could Talk?

    TTC 2444: My butt hurts! TTC 2345: WHAT?!?
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    Streetcar News

    How much damage did 4486 suffer in its incident at St. Clair West?