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  1. Sunshine Village Ski Resort

    Was in Banff today and saw both 44 and I think 45. They both retain the Red Deer Transit livery. 44, the D40LFR has some Sunshine banners on the side. The D40LF was just in Red Deer livery but did have Banff programmed into the destination sign. Looks like Sunshine is just keeps buying used buses which seems to work out for them. Does Red Deer have so many buses that they can sell off their 2007 D40LFRs? They seem pretty young for a used bus that was purchased by a ski hill.
  2. 2018 Arbocs

    Just had 1244 pass by on the 93. They sure are getting these delivered and in service pretty quickly.
  3. Calgary Transit

    They balanced that today by putting some 96 D40LFs on the 3 and 57 according to T55, along with a couple of 99s including 7674 on the 301 which probably hasn't gotten one for quite some time. Surprised how many D40LF's are actually out today considering SG has so many XD40s and Novas they can put out instead.
  4. CTrain - U2 cars Retirement Watch

    I saw 2083 this week and thought that it had some very large rust holes in it for a train that's in service. There's definitely some better ones than others. When I stop at 7th Ave and 4th St SE, it's always interesting to see how bad some of them actually look.
  5. Vancouver general sightings and notes

    Was having lunch at a cafe facing a stop on Broadway and you can see why an artic is needed on this route even on weekends. 9741 was super packed and each of the 40' were really full as well. Was really surprised to see a Nova on this route so that's why I asked. When I was at UBC, it was really common to see Classics and D40LFs on the route.
  6. Vancouver general sightings and notes

    It's been actually 10 years since I moved from Vancouver. How common are 40' Nova's on the 99 these days. There's a couple of them out there this afternoon such as 9741 which I got on at Broadway-Commercial Station, but I thought it was supposed to be an artic only route.
  7. Cold Lake Transit

    Was up in Cold Lake on Saturday. The 2 buses in service that day were 5009 and 5011. Nice to see the Ex-Calgary Classics in service, though I wasn't able to get any pictures. There wasn't much ridership on a Saturday afternoon however, so not sure how efficient it is to run a 40' bus during all times of the week.
  8. Calgary Transit

    Well, there goes my 7 and 8 minute peak frequencies... To be honest, these service hours since the opening of the West LRT could really be more useful elsewhere, but it sucks to have to wait longer for a bus. Plus the short turn trips to 69th Ave Station were much more reliable since the two hour long route throws off the schedule when there are accidents further down along the route. Also not great to have 40 minute late night vs 30 minute, but it is what it is I guess. Looking at the other routes, the 32, 33, 37 and 43 minute frequencies really will make it hard for people without a phone to remember their bus schedule. I guess these are a result of some interlining and these numbers made the most sense on a planning level to maximize service, but not great for normal riders who use the service.
  9. And they are now back from refurbishing at Big Rig and on their way back to BC in the new livery. Saw them heading Westbound between Morley and Highway 22 this afternoon. Are they going back to Sunshine Coast?
  10. 2017 Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 trial

    Looks really poorly drawn for sure. Why don't the people have fingers? And why's the guy's arm over the side destination sign? Or why are their legs so much longer and not in proportion to their body? At least it's only here for 3 months...
  11. Calgary Transit

    Just passed Spring Gardens and saw the Proterra E2 Electric Demonstrator on the South fence behind 8202. How long is it here for?
  12. Just saw 9228 and 9229 on Highway 1 heading East from Canmore. Are they heading to Big Rig in Calgary for rebuilds? They don't have any system markings on the top, but from the Wiki, I think they were last in Sunshine Coast. Can't believe it's been 11 years since I've seen 9228. Still remember photographing it brand new in the Nanaimo yard when it wasn't even in service yet.
  13. CTrain - S200 (series 9) cars

    At least 3 of these 4-car S200 consists on the Red Line yesterday afternoon. If this NB one was a minute earlier, would have shot both of them together on the Elbow River bridge since they were both at Erlton.
  14. Nova CNG demonstrators

    Saw 8203 out on 5th Avenue this evening just after 6:00pm on Route 5 to 78th Avenue Terminal. Surprised me since it's the first time it's been out in months (I think June or even March was the last time it was on the road?)
  15. Calgary Transit New Flyer Xcelsior CNG Demos

    8201 on the 93 this morning. Haven't seen a CNG out West in quite some time now.