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    TTC Electric Buses

    Delete- duplicate
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    TTC Electric Buses

    Actually it’s kinda old news. The total for the study was increased to 60 quite some time ago, so it follows that flyer’s share would increase to 20, as it will for the other two participants. Someone else posted the tl;dr version in the sightings sub forum. sorry to be a Debbie downer.
  3. I ain’t goin’ back.
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    TTC Electric Buses Orders and Deployments

    It’s not a question of good or bad. It simply doesn’t meet the parameters of the study.
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    TTC Electric Buses Orders and Deployments

    How the hell did you come to that conclusion from a flyer press release? which you posted no less than three times, by the way.
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    TTC's CAD/AVL "Vision" System

    Just the new deliveries
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    TTC's CAD/AVL "Vision" System

    The bottom two pics are of the old svasas and external announcer we’re removing.
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    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    The rear wheels are just pushing a useless sled unless you can get the front wheels to bite. Roads are typically crowned to the curbs for water drainage. The front wheels need some traction to overcome that.
  9. I’ve already got GM and flyer interior plates, and old Orion, MCI and flxible nose badging riveted to my box. Original GM nose badge and H4 builders plate, fleet number plate in my basement....Always looking to add to the collection.
  10. ...and I re read your post, and edited accordingly. My apologies.
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    Transit in Vancouver: Questions and Answers

    Too soon to say. Transit service typically isn’t usually prone to cupping from oscillations at high speeds
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    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    Never considered that, but there is this: may be overkill on an urban bus, and probably isn’t room for a set on a low floor. Actually, at least one guy has fabbed a sander up: https://www.cartpartsrus.com/Elston/Sanders.htm
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    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    Works for NYC and their garbage trucks. 🤷‍♂️
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    TTC's CAD/AVL "Vision" System

    Didn’t know you were authorized to walk around there.
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    Transit in Vancouver: Questions and Answers

    We’re trying Michelin XZA2s on our artics as a trial.
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    TTC's CAD/AVL "Vision" System

    Effectively Wilson too, you guys just don’t know it yet. 😏
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    TTC GM Fleet Reminiscing

    2 cycle Detroit’s are interesting in that up to 40% of the cooling can be accomplished by the incoming air from the blower, and for all the cool noise they made, were rather low power. Modern ancillaries such as transmission retarders definitely call for larger radiator surface area. The grille pictured on the Orion is 100% a/c, except on the 8300s where it’s devoted to exhaust after treatment cooling. As for the Nova, it’s a turbocharged engine unlike the 6v71s the gms and flyers had in this neck of the woods, so it has an air to air cooler, roughly doubling the space required. As an aside, a good resource to learn about the ins and outs of GM/MCI/Detroit Diesel repair is a YouTube channel called Bus Grease Monkey. Many, many concise snapshots of everything from cold starts, to drivability diagnoses, to full inframe overhauls.
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    TTC GM Fleet Reminiscing

    The radiator and fan were located on the roadside aft corner, as per standard practice. Here’s the business end of a couple:
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    TTC GM Fleet Reminiscing

    I wouldn’t say modern buses really have any better ventilation.
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    Canadian Rail Accidents

    At least the ground is frozen, and less permeable: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/trail-derails-manitoba-1.5022583
  21. Have you heard what the scope of work is? Any light mechanical like their 3 year PMP program, or is this strictly a paint job, and out the door?
  22. Sounding like a broken record here, I’ve already had to explain this only a couple of pages back. There needs to be work for the force of tradesmen to do during slack periods. You can’t just furlough them or lay them off. What would you suggest they do? Shuffleboard? Shadow puppets?
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