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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
  2. 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?
  3. 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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    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    There are diesel fueling facilities on the island for municipal vehicles and equipment. It’s stored securely inside a shop at the water treatment plant, alongside the tourist trams and various pickup trucks, refuse vehicles and tractors.
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    The Confederation Line [Under Construction]

    Some differences...overall length, dual cabs, and doors on both sides being obvious ones. Smallspy may have particulars on any unseen nut and bolt changes.
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    General Subway/RT Discussion

    Smrt....I mean smart. Actually, the (J1939) multiplex harness is twisted pairs and a grounded foil shield, so it’s a 3 pin plug (Deutch on the Novas, cannon on the Orions)
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    General Subway/RT Discussion

    Yeah I should’ve added delivers instructions to the car’s VOBC too...Actually, I did wonder how they got a way with antennas immediately against a huge honking interference source. So it seems analogous to the cross braiding of the multiplex comm loop circuit wires, and Hall effect powertrain sensor circuits, etc.
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    General Subway/RT Discussion

    Senses train location for the automatic control/cab signaling.
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    Winnipeg Transit 300-369 (2018 XD40)

    Tell your friends they give up too easily. Sounds like they need to start making this a health and safety issue, as the vehicle is their workplace.
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    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    Didn’t even think those were possibilities. *smacks forehead* The double sided tape that holds them on is shit.
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    Winnipeg Transit 300-369 (2018 XD40)

    But incorrect programming isn’t a defect with the vehicle. It’s incorrect programming. File a complaint with them and see where it goes. My employer follows up on customer service complaints, even forwarding then to the shop, where myself and others investigate and email back a response, and take corrective action if needed. Bitching in this echo chamber won’t fix dick.
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    Calgary Transit

    Boo. That’s half assed....our drivers finish the job:
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    Winnipeg Transit 300-369 (2018 XD40)

    Maybe it’s the thermostat settings? In which case you can’t fault a machine for carrying out the function as programmed.
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    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    The air bag pylons and tubular steel over the axle areas were Swiss cheese even back in 2006. I was one of the guys charged with chipping away at the rust with a welder’s hammer during regular inspections in malvern’s pit, checking for holes clean through the beams...signed many a death warrant. The structural rehabilitation alone would exceed $100k. Which sucks, I guess. The 901s were a personal favourite. The idea that the PCCs need escorting is more than a little paranoid. Like you suggest, if there’s any doubt wether the flexities can rescue one, test out the damned scenario and be done with. Unfortunately I never had an opportunity to ride the witts in tour tram or charter service, but have operated the two at Halton more than a handful of times, I can understand how the prospect of relying solely on that chain wheel to get it woahed up in a couple of car lengths is a scary one, if the pneumatics shit the bed.
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    TTC Orion VII Retirements

    They’re removed during decommissioning. Defective tires unfit to be retreaded are installed.
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    TTC Orion VII Retirements

    Langille’s arrived this morning with a flatbed to finally remove the 9400s from Birchmount.
  17. Yeah. Deflect on to me. Good job.
  18. Why in blazes would they need a 40’ long, multi thousand dollar test of something that can be accomplished with a graphic design program?
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    Today's Sightings

    They re deploy them on “flat” routes regardless of passenger demand, rather than risk stranding in inclement weather such as this.
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    TTC Delays and Disruptions

    How many of you guys have scanners?
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    Today's Special Sightings

    We only pull 5 from service at any given time for cad/avl.
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    So driver error, long story short.