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  1. Mountie

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    Amazing what you come back to on the board after work... Can we not? Back on track, 18173 and 18200 appear in the background at the media event announcing the rollout of Shaw Wifi throughout the system. At Hamilton I believe?
  2. Mountie

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    18198, 18321 and 18328 commence service this afternoon
  3. Mountie

    New Flyer D40LF Retirement / Storage watch

    3295, 7199, 7212, 7213, 7218, 7350, 7353, 7360, 7363, 7386, 7394 are also wiki updates- just mentioning it here for reference's sake. 🙂
  4. Mountie

    Vancouver general sightings and notes

    Something pertinent that I forgot to mention... Glad someone caught that, thanks. Was initially surprised, from my rear-view I assumed it was a BTC artic deadheading.
  5. Mountie

    Vancouver general sightings and notes

    R12024 passed me SB on Boundary and Lougheed ~10mins ago unwrapped from the RapidBus branding.
  6. Mountie

    Collisions and Incidents thread

    So that explains the cruiser with damage sitting in the detachment parking lot I saw the other day. A brief search yields this Burnaby Now article: https://www.burnabynow.com/news/five-sent-to-hospital-after-rcmp-vehicle-and-transit-bus-collide-in-burnaby-1.23431563
  7. Mountie

    Ad-wrap reports

    9799 for Lionel Lorence Realty if it hasn’t been mentioned already
  8. Mountie

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    18144 in service today.
  9. Mountie

    2018 Garage Transfers and Storage Reactivations

    7201 just passed me NB Seymour at Robson. Another transfer for fireworks I would assume.
  10. Mountie

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    Glad to see the repositioning of seats in the rear. Judging by the picture, it resembles the seating arrangement on the older Flyers with the two seats facing towards the side. It appears that there are two JetSet Novas in the background too.
  11. Mountie

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    I understand your confusion. Upon seeing "chrome-like" I assumed it was in reference to the wheels instead. Upon delivery of the WVMT XD40's, their wheels had a particular lustre, wheels that did not compare to CMBC's Xcelsiors when they were delivered. It could also be different suppliers altogether. I do not believe CMBC has Alcoas, as it seems as if they are painted/primed over, and bears a resemblance to the light grey on the Sweep scheme we have, bearing a likeness- if not, perfect accuracy of Accuride's optional grey primer or topcoat they treat their wheels. Accuride also has an optional white primer or topcoat- possibly the wheels used on our older D40LF's. Alcoa by Arconic and Accuride are both wheel suppliers of NFI, so take my speculation with the finest grain of salt. I agree, polishing aluminum wheels is indeed extra work, looks like CMBC has gone via the "function over fashion" route instead.
  12. Mountie

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    Yes they are shiny, aluminum Alcoa wheels with the mirror finish I believe.
  13. Mountie

    Transit in Vancouver: Questions and Answers

    I got a poster around the first week of December, and yes it was at Gilmore! IIRC they had the shower curtain up, covering the boxes of merch and had it set up as a sort of “backroom” As of now, I don’t think there is anything up in person. Though I do hope they host another pop-up store again, I would definitely have another look.
  14. At least the traffic lights were modified to separate the pedestrians crossing N/S and the buses exiting the loop, but even then jaywalkers and inattentive people are still prevalent...
  15. Noticed that select ‘144 Metrotown Stn’ trips route via Nelson, Kingsway, Mckay, Central. Not sure how long this has been going on, but it caught my eye as I saw a 144 make a turn onto Kingsway.