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    I'm a transit buff that loves all things trains and buses.

    I tend to largely focus on Queens when busfanning, specifically around Astoria and Long Island City.

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  1. I stopped by in the afternoon of opening day of Grand Central Madison. That long escalator isn't too bad, more comparable to the one in Hudson Yards. However, it is a maze to get to Madison. I entered the regular GC from the corner of Park and 42nd Street, then walked to its famous GC main concourse hall. From there, I followed what I thought was the LIRR directions, but that actually took me to MNRR Track 42 (I wanna say?). I had to go back to the GC main concourse, where I went to the dining concourse area, and it was then were I found a way down to Madison. I ended up in Madison Concourse at around where 43rd Street would be. The concourse is a long hallway that contains the ticketing area. From that spot I walked to the first escalator (underneath 45th Street); it took about 1 minute 45 seconds. I ended up at the Mezzanine, which is where the stairs to the platforms are. It has an interesting layout, where tracks 201-204 are actually above the Mezzanine (and you have to go up one short flight up), and tracks 301-304 are below (take stairs and escalators down). The tracks are located below Park Avenue. The westernmost platforms and tracks are 201-202, 301-302 (underneath the southbound Park Avenue lane), and the easternmost platforms and tracks are 203-204, 303-304 (underneath the northbound lane). (TRACK MAP original by Vanshnookenraggen; I added the lettering) As you can (and will see) by the track map and photos, the tracks do continue south. IMG_6701 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6707 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6712 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6716 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6719 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6722 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6724 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6726 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6727 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6728 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6732 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6733 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6737 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6738 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6739 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6742 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6746 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6760 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6767 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6777 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6780 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6782 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6783 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6785 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6789 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6813 by GojiMet86, on Flickr
  2. On January 25, 2023, Grand Central Madison opened to the public. The long-awaited station allows the Long Island Rail Road to access the East Side of Manhattan. Pictured is Kawasaki M9 #9060 preparing for the final outbound run of Opening Day.
  3. You're right, I forget. I guess that still leaves the question as to why US original buses have just the last 3 numbers, but Canadian originals have the last 5.
  4. What was the rationale behind the US units having DD in front, and the Canadian units having all the last 5 VIN numbers but not DD?
  5. Went on a little trip to Mexico back in October. I spent my time near Paseo de Reforma, the corridor where Metrobus Line 7 and its ADL Enviro500s. The Trolebus has a lot of Yutong 12-meter and 18-meter buses, but there are still some older buses in service. I did not see the 2 Western Flyers, which I read are in storage, but I did see the MASAs. IMG_4571 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3036 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_4376 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_4375 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3845 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3005 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3060 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3118 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3324 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3325 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3790 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3815 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3819 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3827 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3828 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3830 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3912 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_3926 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_4151 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_4344 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_4540 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_4561 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_4569 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_4591 by GojiMet86, on Flickr
  6. The MTA will be receiving two hydrogen fuel cell buses (New Flyer XHE40), based out of Gun Hill depot. https://new.mta.info/press-release/mta-receives-grant-first-zero-emission-hydrogen-buses
  7. I've been trying to upload a file that is 1.2MB, but it is giving me the same error (both desktop and mobile).
  8. I found this for American and Canadian license plates: https://licenseplatedata.com/
  9. I google the Premier and it looks similar. The difference are that the sides are flat, and this one has like a wave. The top corners are also different, as the Premier seems to have an indent, while this one has two converging triangles. I'm starting to think the first one is a Grech Motors bus. For comparison, this is a Premier: Transit Show 2019 Calgary by Rob Chew, on Flickr And this is a GM40 from Grech: IMG_8797 by GojiMet86, on Flickr It's too bad that the VIN websites only bring up the chassis, not the model of the body. It makes this a much harder job.
  10. Got some more: This has a Freightliner chassis...... IMG_9431 by GojiMet86, on Flickr ......as well as this model; it looks like an older version. IMG_9912 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_9920 by GojiMet86, on Flickr And are these Access-A-Ride buses a specific model? IMG_9458 by GojiMet86, on Flickr
  11. The new M125 on its first day of service: IMG_8685 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_8684 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_8686 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_8691 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_8695 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_8696 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_8698 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_8699 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_8700 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_8790 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_8791 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_8797 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_8799 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_8800 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_8801 by GojiMet86, on Flickr
  12. GojiMet86

    Metro Transit

    Found these photos in a Guatemalan FB group. I can only make out 3##8. Very interesting to see a D60HF in a Transurbano livery. Also note the turnstile they installed.
  13. These are still M8. Metro-North/CDOT is running M8 on the Shore Line East and will be removing the MBB coaches. Using electric trains for SLE has been in planning for years now, and these 9700s help augment the M8 pool. They are not dedicated specifically for this, but MNRR/CDOT have actually set aside other M8 for SLE. They needed to remove 3rd rail shoes from these SLE sets because there's a bridge that kept knocking the shoes off.
  14. The Port Authority of Allegheny County will now be known as Pittsburgh Regional Transit: https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2022/06/09/port-authority-allegheny-county-new-name-pittsburgh-regional-transit-prt-pat-buses-t-light-rail/stories/202206090131 https://www.portauthority.org/inside-Pittsburgh-Regional-Transit/prt/
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