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  1. I have been (infrequently) posting videos online. They can be seen here. Enjoy!
  2. I heard either 14 or 18, and of those, either 4 or 14 are allocated to SW. Supposedly the 2005 & 2006 Eldorados are up for replacement within the year so we'll see what happens for sure. (They were supposed to go in August) Don't think those are YRT, unless they ordered them with rear cameras.
  3. All 03, 04, & 05 Flyers, some 06 Flyers, & 707 are refurbished. As part of the refurbishment process,passenger counters were installed in unit 707. All Flyers, including the non-refurbished units, also received exterior cameras.
  4. All 3 are out of service awaiting long-term repairs.
  5. 307 was reactivated due to service increases at SE causing a vehicle shortage. It was sent to SN a while back for some sort of refurbishment. Presumably all the active Orion buses are going/have gone for a similar refurb, and I saw 306 recently with LED headlights. 301 & 310 are parked at the back of SW without fareboxes & Presto, along with all the 200 series Orion Vs and 302 with out plates, fareboxes, & Presto. 310 was only used as a training bus in the few weeks before official retirement and has not been moved since the end of October 2015. No retired Eldorados have been sent to SW at the present time. In other news, 326 & 412 from SW were reactivated last week after each being involved in serious collisions. 326 was T-boned last month on Rutherford by a car that ran a stop sign and 412 was rear-ended on Huntington Rd in February by a straight truck.
  6. My information may be a bit out of date, but I spent some time there last August. Their fleet should be as follows: MCI Classic: 128 & 129 Orion VI: 119, 120, & 141 thru 153 (ex. Ottawa) Orion VII: 131 thru 134 Nova LFS: 135 thru 140 GMC Cutaway: 154 & 155 (Community Buses) Presumably the SLFs are no more.
  7. Exterior cameras have begun to be installed at Southwest with the 300 series Flyers. Off hand, 311, 312, 316, 317, 318, 319, 331, & 333 have been done.
  8. At least one of the used Novas is now in service, bus 3030. Also at least one of the used Orion VIs is active, 201.
  9. cmc12


    So following along with the discussion regarding the Nova Classics, I guess 9611 & 9618 are the last two in service? Both were out when I passed through Buffalo last week.
  10. 226 & 227 done, only 308 & 309 remain.
  11. 28 Huntington had a 30x Orion all day every day last week.
  12. 1512 went out this afternoon on Route 88. Expect more tomorrow.
  13. Only active units at Southwest are 226, 227, 308, & 309. 228 was pulled over the weekend & 307 will probably not see revenue service again. 225 & 229 were parked mid-October. 7, 23, 26, & 28 are your best bets.
  14. 310 is retired, fare box & presto removed last week.
  15. Not quite... Southwest currently has 1510, 1511(both training buses), 1512(arrived late last week), 1513, & 1516. Training started last Monday.
  16. To quash these rumors once and for all....228 was sitting in the active lanes today and likely went into service this afternoon. Retired South West buses are not kept inside the bus garage, but parked at the south west area of the property, generally with their bike racks removed.
  17. cmc12

    Kingston Transit

    Small correction to some of the above posted information: There are currently 3 active Orion VIs: 9803, 9805, & 9807. All three were active when I passed through last Thursday.
  18. There is already a fix for this problem. American Seating has manufactured an " " for this seating area. To my knowledge, all the YRT Flyers already have this installed, and is supposed to be installed on the Novas as well.
  19. Matching by licence plates, they are/were 5246 & 5261.
  20. Amtran (Altoona, PA) also has 2 1993 30' models, 400 & 405, which are due to be replaced this summer. Windsor Fire (Windsor, ON) also has an ex-Transit Windsor Orion 1 used as a command vehicle. There is also a 30' model being used as a limo bus and is located just north of Toronto. Don't know its heritage, but it's a suburban model (GO Transit?).
  21. Not transponder problems...the Van Hools are the only Southwest buses that have transponders. They were not removed when the buses transferred to Southwest from BRT. (Although I have seen a Flyer or 2 out there.)
  22. For those curious for some YRT stuff: 9701 & 9703 on 22A this afternoon (probably cover buses). 003 on 87, 008 on 23, & 012 out of service on Woodbine yesterday. 1430 entered service yesterday on 88 (and was out there today), while 1431 entered service today on 77.
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