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  1. Today's Sightings

    Correct. That would be JET. It’s the warranty contractor for several components on the Orion’s.
  2. TTC Orion VII Retirements

    ^ what he said.^
  3. Calgary Transit

    If there is a business case for it, they will. But not one second before.
  4. Calgary Transit

    The power train is the hard part. The rest of the bus body built around it and optimizing it for stop and go service would be a cinch for them, should they want. 80% of the work is already done.
  5. 2016 Grande West Vicinitys

    ....actually, from what I’ve researched, the opposite may be the case: Contact patch is about 3 square inches smaller with the super single ergo- the weight load per square inch is slightly higher. Any performance characteristics have much, much more to do with tread pattern and rubber composition than any single vs. dual argument. Source: http://road-transport-technology.org/Proceedings/2 - ISHVWD/Vol 1/TRUCK TIRE TYPES AND ROAD CONTACT PRESSURES - Yap .pdf
  6. -made me do a double take too. Unfortunately not at the moment, no. I’ll have to get back to you all on that. Also, even if some are there getting done, don’t assume they’re ALL getting cycled through.
  7. Can’t you just edit existing posts instead of inundating the tread with noise?
  8. Calgary Transit

    This one’s a freebie. Any others’ll cost ya.
  9. Toronto based investment firm wants to partner and add some capital to the First Nations proposal to purchase the line from Omnitrax. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/churchill-railway-fairfax-reaction-1.4406693
  10. TTC Orion VII Retirements

    I don’t think so, as blowing an engine at this point would be a career ender anyway, and they don’t fit anything else. more than enough trans.cores to keep the 79-8000s going . Langille’s probably doesn’t bother either. Who else but the TTC itself runs EGR equipped 50 series anyway. Was a very small segment of a niche market that ever used them.
  11. TTC GM Fleet Reminiscing

    I honestly don’t know.Let’s wait and find out, eh? Easy now. A wise person told me early on in life that for every finger you point at someone, there are three more pointing back at yourself.
  12. TTC GM Fleet Reminiscing

    ...maybe not. At least this way, 8058’s interior can still be re used, which still appears to be the plan. in the beginning, I think the honest intention was to give 8058 the ol’ college try, but nobody really knew what they were in for until it was observed from underneath on a proper hoist. sometimes plans have unexpected surprises. Anyone who restores anything- especially vehicles, will attest to this.
  13. TTC GM Fleet Reminiscing

    An update on the status of the gms.. -8058 always was, and remains a donor bus only. -2252 was required to be re skinned, as the first time around it was improperly riveted, unfortunately. Much of the knowledge base on how to maintain these vehicles has since retired with them. -Interior was also repainted, it’s now on jack stands inside Duncan, and will be receiving refurbished axles and it’s powerplant module soon. Could well be complete by year’s end. -2444’s restoration will then commence. Pics taken about 3 weeks ago, they are NOT mine.