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  1. For something a little different, how about: Buses with trailers are still being used in some Switzerland cities. Verkehrsbetriebe der Stadt St. Gallen operates MAN Lion City buses that pull trailers. In the photo, bus # 211 is seen on St. Leonhard-Strauss Street destined for St. Gallen Bahnhof (railway station).
  2. Unfortunately, without a picture to prove it, I would agree that this bus never existed due to superstitious reasons. Here is a roster from January 2002. You can see that it did not exist at that time. If it existed for only a year or two when new, chances are the VINs for 112 and 114 would be out of sequence but they are not. Having said that, I appreciate your current fleet observations and keeping transit enthusiasts up to date on SSM Transit, It is a very interesting fleet.
  3. exo Le Richelain 811712 is a 2012 Prevost H3-45.
  4. The TTS will not be operating to SW Ontario charter trip on Saturday, October 26. It will be rescheduled for spring 2020.
  5. The TTS "Farewell to the CLRV" charter is now sold out. We will be having two cars for a five hour charter starting at 10:30 AM. If you are still interested, we can add you to the waiting list in the event of a cancellation.
  6. As mentioned above, they are not ARBOC bodies but are Blue Bird Micro Bird. Were you able to get a photo of bus # 103? I saw 101 and 102 when I was there a month ago but was unable to determine if the third bus was 100 (like it was previously) or 103.
  7. After saying that I was having trouble obtaining a fleet listing, sure enough, my e-mail was replied to today by the Manager of Maintenance who provided me with an up to date list. Bus 41252 is not on the active list and has been retired. Bus 42458 along with the artic Novas are still shown as active. I always like to get official confirmation from the company because a bus is not retired until it has been decommissioned or de-plated. Just because a bus has not been seen in service for 5-6 months, you can never assume it has been retired, It could just be waiting on body repairs, mechanical repairs, etc.
  8. Bumping an old topic ... I received a fleet update from Whitehorse Transit today. The CPTDB wiki needs updating. Buses 46, 47 are 2017 NovaBus LFS units with 38 seats. Buses 38, 40 (2010 NovaBus LFS) have been retired. It is interesting that 3rd gen Novas have been retired but there have been a few properties that have had problems with EPA 2010 engines.
  9. I am having a tough time getting an up to date fleet listing from Saint John Transit. They seem to be really hesitant to give out the information. With the delivery of the 12 Novas last year, were there any other buses retired other than the remaining Classics and the Orion VI? Do any of the local transit fans have any update as to whether or not some of the early Orion VII buses have been retired? Thanks in advance for any information.
  10. I finally heard back from my fleet contact in Temiskaming Shores. The 35' Midis are numbered 51017 and 50682.
  11. I find that Black's has the best print quality when it comes to printing. They closed their stores but you can still print online at blacks.ca . The delivery time is very good and a lot of time they have specials where you do not have to pay for delivery if a certain quantity is printed.
  12. A fleet list that I received (no VINs unfortunately) show 1950 and 1951 for the Regional fleet as well. Are these in service yet?
  13. The VIN for 72 is 1N9MLAC66AC084047 which makes it ex-Calgary 1622.
  14. When the new paint scheme was introduced on the artics back in early 2007, it was part of the express route rebranding. It was decided not to put any advertising on them at the time. This policy has remained in place since that time even though the fleet expanded and artics are used on all routes, not just express. The advertising company has asked for many years to wrap an artic or put ads on it. HSR has declined but finally recently gave in. I just hope that they do not do all the buses as I still like seeing a few ad free vehicles.
  15. The TTS website has been updated with the flyer for the event. http://www.torontotransportationsociety.org/documents/Farewell to the CLRV Flyer - 22SEP19.pdf
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