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  1. TTC GM Fleet Reminiscing

    Question: Were any new New Looks ever pressed into service without destination blinds? I recall as a kid seeing "New" New Looks with just the fluorescent tubes and a window sign with "sheppard 85" or whatever. I was very young but do remember the new bus smell. This would have been around 1981-82. I wondered if there was a bus crunch, or maybe it wasa something else. Those moments I wish I was photographing at an earlier age.
  2. With the GM New Look buses, would that standardized livery the red/cream/blue cream/orange cream etc livery that you could find on agencies around Ontario and elsewhere during the 1970's?
  3. Celebrity Death Thread

    Actor Jack Bannon died. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jack-bannon-dead-lou-grant-actor-was-77-1052238
  4. Transit Related Dreams

    I seem to have a recurring theme of stumbling on some sort of event that requires extra buses, and I run out of power in my camera. One dream that comes to mind was that there was an event in Belleville, and a bunch of ex-TTC new looks in the cream and red were purchased from the TTC. That had been sitting inside Hillcrest storage. I keep trying to get hotos of these buses, but I either can't find my camera or it runs out of juice.
  5. Feature Photo Submissions

    Belle Transit, evening October 11 this year at the terminal. Evening shift, the 1 Plaza-Dundas has just gone Out of Service for the evening.
  6. TTC GM Fleet Reminiscing

    Yup, that's what I am talking about. The one on the Oshawa Transit unit was a little higher up, more rectangular and a bit larger, but same idea.
  7. Feature Photo Submissions

    Belleville Transit 1472 built in 2014 and acquired by Belleville Transit in February 2016. This bus was being used as a demonstrator after originally being built as MTA 8092. 09/22/2017
  8. TTC GM Fleet Reminiscing

    Gotcha, thanks. And just to clarify as I notice I did not mention, the odd vents I noticed were actually in the interior of the bus, a kind of mesh grill. The last bus I saw was on an Oshawa Transit bus in 1992 (Oshawa Transit 115 I believe). . Always kick myself for not getting more photos then.
  9. TTC GM Fleet Reminiscing

    Question regarding these on some New Looks, though this is not a TTC New Look. Where the Please offer seats/handicapped Passengers stickers are, on some TTC New Looks-and one Oshawa /transit new look were rectangular air vents. They always caught my eye as I never saw them on any other New Looks. Does anyone else remember them--or know what they for? The vents were also on the left hand hand side.
  10. VIA Rail Canada

    http://www.intelligencer.ca/2017/09/01/rail-line-concerns-prompts-council-questions This article Appeared September 1st.
  11. Transit Related Dreams

    I seem to have a recurring theme to my dreams in which I will Belleville or sometimes Kingston will have purchased a second hand TTC New Look bus, often in the maroon and cream. I arrive to get a photo only to find I have missed the last bus. The thing is the dreams are so vivid, and the excitement is quite palpable, I have often woken up rather excited about the prospect of these ex-TTC buses until I fully wake up and realize it was a dream.
  12. Buses in the RAIN!

    Orion VII demonstrator at Nathan Phillips Square, on a cold rainy day January 1001.*/ A rainy October 2007 on Dundas Street, Belleville.
  13. Buses in the RAIN!

    TTC new Looks July 1997 after a heavy shower at Eglinton.
  14. VIA Rail Canada

    Here is a question, I always wondered before VIA Rail, how was passenger service divided between CN and CP? I do know that CP operated the commuter service in Montreal. But did CN have the majority if the East Coast and CP had the west coast? CN I assume had the Windsor-Quebec City corridor, hence the VIA/CN program. There was never a CP/Via program. Odd question, a railway enthusiest like me should know but I never really thought about it until now, and I know I can get the best answers here.
  15. Feature Photo Submissions

    On a TTS event September 2004.