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    Milton, ON
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    trains, trains, trains, buses, trains; explaining to my wife why I need a SECOND digital SLR.......

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  1. CP Power

    CP 8130-8144 are on their way. Pics of 8130 and 8134 are floating around. Supposed to be 50 for 2018.
  2. They also came up with a list of "30 Major Improvements" for the 30 line, which headlined their marketing materials (thus rationalizing the jump from 20/22 to 30...). Ah, marketing.... I hope it is an improvement over Railroad Alaska, which was un-watchable IMHO. The last straw was the scene where "the workers need to get the track cleared or the freight train speeding towards them could face a major disaster!!!!!!!!". Yeah, if the crew falls asleep of the dispatcher completely screws up, maybe. <CLICK>.
  3. TTC Service Changes

    A lot of money could be saved on consulting fees......
  4. Try to come up with something better than "because I'm a bus foamer" :-) And good luck to all of you! The City just approved the 2018 budget and 5 Year Transit Business Plan, both of which call for a lot of expansion, so I might see you around sometime!
  5. Canadian Rail Accidents

    Empty grain train, 9736 was the power. Crew was hospitalized.
  6. GO Transit

    Going to the Pueblo test track.
  7. CP Power

    EDIT: Model is supposedly AC4400CWM (AC44C6M are the NS DC2AC converts).
  8. CP Power

    8100 at Erie. 8101-8129 GE Forth Worth. At least 8120, 8125 are painted (photo evidence). They are going to wind up being delivered out of order. Some of the first order of 9500's are now being prepped for rebuild to 8000 series. AC44C6M is supposedly the new model designation.
  9. CP Power

    6303 & 6304 are out w/new beavers.
  10. Brampton Transit/Züm

    Planned for sometime in 2018 to Malton GO as a "Phase 1". Extension to the Airport would come as a "Phase 2" at a later date... i.e. maybe there will be a second batch of PTIF funding sometime soon.
  11. London Transit Commission

    Oh Myyyyy.... I would love to see that. I hated those things. The SD90MAC of the bus world.
  12. Brampton Transit/Züm

    It pretty much runs as a point express between a couple of different Seniors Homes and shopping malls, one trip a day in the off-peak. One day is a trip to Shoppers World, another day it goes to BCC.
  13. London Transit Commission

    Amen to that! The Downtown crowd always mystified me. London's biggest problem is everyone wants to make lots and lots of money, but lets not grow up and be a big city. We want the economic boom of a metropolis, but be a small town from the 60's. OMG! A new numbering series! Who screwed up? <sarcasm off>
  14. Brampton Transit/Züm

    65 Seniors Shopper is just that - a bus that runs between some seniors homes and various shopping centres - basically a community bus. It's a different route/mall each day.
  15. Paper transit schedules in the GTA?

    PM me your address and I will save you a trip to Brampton..... I'll gather up a full set & send them to you. Yes, paper route cards are being eliminated later this year.