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    MUNI (San Francisco, CA)

    The new XT40's are the best of both worlds. Doesn't defeat having a trolley system, just makes it more versatile.
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    Finish the Sentence

    Knitting sweaters for penguins for a charity which is based in a famous city known for its ..
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    Finish the Sentence

    After which the participants would have to spend the rest of the day doing ...
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    What are you eating right now?

    Muffin and cottage cheese
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    Celebrity Birthday Thread

    Queen Elizabeth turns 93 today, April 21, 2019.
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    Celebrity Birthday Thread

    Actor George Takei (Sulu on Star Trek) turns 82 today, April 20, 2019.
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    What are you eating right now?

    Caesar salad with slivered onion, baby tomatoes and multi-grain croutons.
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    Collisions and Incidents thread

    I'm guessing something tripped the track sensor, like maybe a bird or squirrel, but to be safe they still have to check around to be sure it is not a person on the tracks.
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    MUNI (San Francisco, CA)

    Well, at least you have a trolley system. And where there is a trolley system, there always lies an opportunity to bring it back 'uphill'.
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    What are you eating right now?

    Had a big lunch, so just threw a hasty salad together for supper. Will have some fruit with Gouda cheese slices later.
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    7575's a dad!

    My grandchildren fit that gap range. Nov 2011, Sept 2013 and April 2016. A nice manageable spread. I always made sure my son had a monthly bus pass and a phone card, so he would never be stuck. No excuses like spending his bus fare / phone money on snacks. Always had a way to phone home and / or get home.
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    Celebrity Death Thread

    Actress Susan Harrison passed away March 05, 2019 at the age of 80. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/susan-harrison-dead-sweet-smell-success-actress-was-80-1202087
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    TTC Electric Buses

    The discussion is about the relevance of rear windows, therefore anything relevant to rear windows apply to this discussion. And MANY people do not have smart phones with apps and what not. As a driver, connections ARE your business. If you display this type of attitude on your bus while on duty, heaven help your passengers and work mates.
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    TTC Electric Buses

    Not at all. As a passenger I prefer having a rear window, so that I can stand, look out and see if the bus I need to transfer to is behind the bus I am on. Rear windows are also integral on trolleys so you can judge if you are on the correct wires after making a switch.
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    The Random Thoughts Thread

    Quite normal. Sounds like your former co=worker has anger issues. He will find another job. Maybe he will cycle through a few jobs until he realizes he has to shelve his attitude and fly right in order to get on in life.
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    Celebrity Birthday Thread

    Country Singer Loretta Lynn turns 87 today, April 14, 2019.
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    7575's a dad!

    Congratulations. Helpful Hint .. get your sleep while the baby sleeps.
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    Gas Prices

    117.9 in Edmonton for April 13, 2019. 113.9 for April 14, 2019. 113.9, 116.9 and 117.9 spotted around the west end for April 15, 2019. Mostly 116.9 and spotted one 118.9 for April 16, 2019. Spotted 115.9, 116.9, 117.9, 118.9 and 120.9 for April 18, 2019.
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    2019 Garage Transfers

    With all the investment in trolley infrastructure, and Vancouver's commitment to clean air, I can see them purchasing trolleys with In-Motion-Charging when it comes time to replace the trolleys. The best of both worlds !!!
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    Celebrity Death Thread

    Actor Seymour Cassel passed away April 07, 2019 at the age of 84.
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    General FY Moments

    Proud of you. Keep up the good work ☺️
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    Buy, Sell, Trade

    Exactly as the title says. So if you have anything to Buy, Sell, Trade or Give Away, mention it here. Instructions. Copy and paste the items you want and PM 'sender' with your name and mailing address. Also specify quantity, for example if I have 12 of a certain kind of pin / ticket / transfer, and you only want one or two, please reflect that in your PM. And as a courtesy to those (not just me) who are taking the time to mail out items, when they are safely received please PM the sender to say the item has arrived. Enjoy.
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    Gas Prices

    Spotted one 116.9 and the rest 113.9 in Edmonton for April 06, 2019. 112.6 (Petro-Can) and 116.9 (Huskey and ESSO) spotted in Edmonton for April 07, 2019.
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    Are there transit systems you're jealous of?

    CMBC / Vancouver. Amazing service and tons of happy trolleys everywhere.
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    ETS D60LFs

    I wouldn't call that cheap. I would say that it is a testament to the quality and hard work of the HDMs at ETS to keep their fleet running to get the longest life out of them. If you paid half a million dollars for something, you would want your money's worth and then some. More and more it seems buses are becoming part of our 'throw away society', whereas not too long ago, when something was built, it was built with quality workmanship and 'made to last'. Somewhere along the way we have lost that ethic.
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