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Straypuft

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  1. New guy to the fleet: Akron Fire Department Rescue 4 Ford F-550 by Raymond W, on Flickr Lil' Putter: Akron Police Club Car Golf Cart by Raymond W, on Flickr
  2. A few months ago, I was on an Akron Metro 1600 series Gillig(2007 or 2008), Route 50, Montrose Circulator. On Hollythorn, overhead alarm went off, bus came to a stop with everything shut off, Driver gets it going, We just turn off of Medina Road onto Rothrock before the layover point and the same thing happens again, I am the only passenger on the bus and the driver knows Im trying to make the connecting #1 bus, Driver starts up the bus again and this happens 2 more times in the quarter mile it takes to get to the layover point, We get there about 1 minute to spare before the #1 departed. As I got on that #1, I think I hear over the radio the driver requesting a new coach. This was my only time being on a breaking bus. There was a time when I was on a bus that needed a minor maintenance fix, The route happened to go past the bus garage, We pulled in past the security gate, turn around and park near the gate and a maintenance guy comes on and tightens the passenger side view mirror, Then off we went, this took maybe less than 2 minutes, but that trip was on note to me because when we pulled in, We drove right by a Mercedes Citaro 60 footer that was making a demo run across the country. I think this was in 2008.
  3. Made my liberty red and blue, upgraded the halogen takedowns and alleys to LED and finally this past weekend, upgraded the board to Wecan so I can program it with my computer. might go for colored lenses in the future, Next thing I plan on doing to the bar is dual takedown modules, meaning 4 takedown LR11 modules instead of the 2 in it now.
  4. So I am watching the Avengers movie(2012) and the Germany scene having been filmed in Cleveland, came across a bus that looked familiar and I am thinking there is no way its what I think it is considering they have German flavored police cars, Paused the scene where the German police car is upside down and sure enough its a GCRTA NABI. I recall one of the Spiderman movies being filmed in Cleveland and they had MTA decaled buses so This was a nice surprise.
  5. Coach 1111(or 1114)(DASH Gillig) Has been involved in a small collision with another bus, no major damage, the passenger side panel behind the rear wheel was torn away but the driver told me nothing else was damaged, will need a new panel or metal working to flatten the panel back into shape.
  6. Here is the current bus pass design:
  7. Some shots from this past weekend, Both being newer buses, One with non-opening windows and the other with windows that do open. Both images are desktop sized to 21:9, 2560x1080.
  8. Is Busception allowed in here?(Inside bus making a turn)
  9. I started collecting Greenlight Hot Pursuit series cars a few years ago after one of my photos of a certain police car was selected to be on the packaging for that toy version. Greenlight contacted me asking to use my photo of a CHP Dodge Monaco, Couldnt pass that up Also have a few 1:64's: Left to right: Alabama, Ohio, Michigan, Akron Ohio.
  10. Some Long Island RR action!
  11. In Cleveland, 2000 or 2001: Bus driver urinating in the back door steps of a Flxible Metro at a layover place where there were facilities for bus operators. Bus was empty, I only noticed the liquid coming from out the bottom of the door while I was walking by the bus before noticing the mass of a person behind the closed doors
  12. Was on a 1600 series Gillig this evening, It was running on the 50 - Montrose Circulator, I was the only passenger on the bus and the driver knew I wanted to catch the soon departing 1 back towards downtown, He turned onto Rothrock Loop, the road before the turn the route goes on, beeping noise (Which started on Heritage Woods Dr as we were crossing Medina Road) started hapopening, bus shut off half way up Rothrock Loop(before the right turn behind Toys r Us), Driver waits a minute then tries to start the bus back up, 3 tries did the trick, Bus shuts down again halfway up this stretch of the Rothrock Loop, wait a minute, start back up and we move on, We get to the end of Rothrock Loop and just before we can turn onto Rothrock, it shuts down again, Starts back up and now the driver is desperate to get to the turn around spot and I see my bus up there, We get there, I get off and the bus shuts off again, I think I heard the driver say something about overheat alarm, The beeping noise sounded like the wheelchair ramp extend/retract beep. Bus driver was all cool about it, I made my connecting bus and just got home. I was in no hurry, If I had missed the bus, I would have gone over to World Market to kill time.
  13. Hosting a website is going to cost way more than paying for flickr pro, Then there is the part where you may not get the same kind of photo views like you did on flickr.
  14. Flickr pro has the monthly payment option, $6 I think, Thats what I am going to do.
  15. Grew up with WIndows 3.1 and 95, My first computer was an Emachines E600 Emonster with windows 98 in 1999, My next machine would be a laptop, Toshiba Satellite 5205-S505 with XP in 2003, My next machine would be a Gateway GT5058 in 2006, XP. 2009 would see me buying a custom built computer from CyberpowerPC, It had an AMD 940 BE and a GT 250 gpu, It originally had Vista but within a week I was given a key for 7 Ultimate. 2011 would see me building my first pc, Went with an AMD 1100T and a GTX 260 with 7 ultimate. 2014 to now with my current main home built pc with an Intel 4770k, gtx 970(originally a gtx 650ti) and 10 Home. 2018 saw me buying an MSI GL62 laptop, 7700m and gtx 150ti with 10 Home.
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