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  1. How so? Half the shop is equipped with 3 post hoists.
  2. Well, there is the legacy of the SLF, another quality Alexander Dennis product. transit buisness is a pretty small fishbowl. Word gets around. Fast.
  3. Why so guarded, Swadian? I've about 5 years hands on experience with mostly MCI products... Tell us, what puts you in such a knowledgable position? You can choose to remain as anonymous as you like, but information and credibility are often linked.
  4. Off that day..gathered with my friends at a bar called daybreak. (Now gone) we were all watching the televisions hung from overhead.
  5. Allows what? A TTC employee to work on a TTC bus? Give your head a shake, kid.
  6. Because you have bodymen on the payroll and they need something to work on. its not that hard a concept to grasp when you think about it for a minute.
  7. I'd be doubtful if it returned.
  8. It's been rebuilt. Laid up with turbocharger issues. Cummins warranty. Case in point: 1726's front doors.
  9. http://www.900chml.com/syn/60/226968/ttc-ceo-andy-byford-declines-job-offer-to-head-queensland-rail
  10. More likely the diesel particulate filter was regenerating.
  11. It still feels weird that I graduated high school 19 years ago...I'm supposed to be "old"....still not sure when this happened.
  12. Meh. That's what insurance is for. I don't get attached to these machines anymore.
  13. ....which initially ruptured from a dragging brake. Nevermind the fuel tank, even without that, there's more than enough plastic, foam, upholstery and rubber throughout the vehicle to produce an inferno.
  14. If they're anything like my units, the film is pre applied on the pane about 4-5 sheets deep. When it gets full, you rip it off, revealing the fresh sheet underneath. Of course, eventually you run out of sheets to peel. At that point the window must be replaced. likely enough time has elapsed that all the film sheets have been consumed.
  15. Loss of fuel prime is the presence air bubbles in the injector plumbing. diesel injectors operate on the principle that liquids are incompressible. Introducing gas bubbles into the fluid (fuel) makes it compressible, and can't build the pressure necessary to unseat the needle valve at the tip (no fuel spray)
  16. Oops. Sorry...got it in my head that you were asking why a '79 was on the island... Brain fart
  17. Cummins engine has an intake preheater which makes cold starts easier. it's not unheard of for the 50's to require a longer cranking time to kick than the batteries can sustain. their habit of losing fuel prime does not help either.
  18. If anyone's bored and looking for something to do, 1272 is out on 20 run steeles east till about 7:30. My sincerest apologies in advance to the operator.
  19. Those likely arrived there via tokmajian group. (Can-ar) One of their major side businesses when I worked there in 2002-04 was shipping vehicles and Detroit Diesel engines, parts and product support to Cuba. I recall shrink wrapping more than one harvested Orion III Detroit powertrain destined for Cuba. They may have been OC, TTC, or the latter via the former...but the were Orion III for sure.
  20. I've always seen GO's own people maintaining the eastern part.
  21. Tell that to queen's park, that declared my outfit essential.
  22. deep breaths.....you can make it just a little longer...
  23. 1272 has returned to Malvern. MTO needs to be completed before hitting the road.
  24. http://www.americanshipper.com/main/news/omnitrax-canada-to-sell-manitoba-assets-66425.aspx
  25. I think it's time a thread was started. Official retirements are to commence in January. So far, dead are: 7005,7036,7084,7090,7104,7114