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    Buses, engines & transmissions, old computers, old TV sets, almost all old technology, Japan, and women.

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  1. Transit Related Dreams

    I had one last night where I was in some familiar neighborhood (almost like Elk Grove) and I filmed a GMC Old Look take off from a gas station. Apparently it was some sort of historic bus owned by the city and had "Greyhound Lines" on it. It was green & white though. There was a 2nd GMC Old Look too that was green & yellow. I also dreamed about some bus yard being down the street from my house with Ex-Illinois Gillig Phantoms & Flxible Metros. I was going to check them out until it started raining.
  2. Transit Related Dreams

    Recently had one where an acquaintance of mine was at an auction buying some Ex-SamTrans 1998 & 1984 Gillig Phantoms. They stiil had the paint and for some reason some had DD Series 50's instead of M11's.
  3. Modifying a page title

    There isn't really a page deletion thread, but this page (https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Redding_Area_Bus_Authority_34,_37-38,_41-42,_44) needs to be deleted. I replaced it with these 2 pages: https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Redding_Area_Bus_Authority_34-37 & https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Redding_Area_Bus_Authority_38-44. Thanks!
  4. Modifying a page title

    This page (https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Alameda-Contra_Costa_Transit_District_2700-2731) needs to be renamed Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District 2701-2731. There was no 2700 and the VIN 15GCB091XL1083821 belongs to Valley Coach/Sky Harbor Airport of Phoenix. Thanks!
  5. Modifying a page title

    Not exactly a renaming that needs to be done, but more of a page creation recommendation; there's not really a thread for that. The page Regional Transportation Agency of Central Maryland does not exist yet, but there is a very well done roster already made for it on user MJofLakeland's wiki user page. Should we copy that info from this page (https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/User:MJofLakeland) and use it for the regular RTA of Central Maryland page? Also the redirected photo names would need to be added.
  6. Photo Naming on wiki

    "San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority" should be replaced with San Luis Obispo Transit in all of the following photos: https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/File:San_Luis_Obispo_Regional_Transit_Authority_0755-a.jpg https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/File:San_Luis_Obispo_Regional_Transit_Authority_0860-a.jpg https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/File:San_Luis_Obispo_Regional_Transit_Authority_0861-a.jpg https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/File:San_Luis_Obispo_Regional_Transit_Authority_0963-a.jpg https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/File:San_Luis_Obispo_Regional_Transit_Authority_9750-a.jpg Thanks!
  7. Wiki Fixes - Report Any Problems

    This is a very minor problem, but I've noticed it since the newer CPTDB platform kicked into play. The "{{accessible}}" logo is lower than it was before and will sometimes block words in the description. Is there any way to raise it back up to the title area like it was before? Example: https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Dumbarton_Express_805-808
  8. Modifying a page title

    This page (https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/San_Luis_Obispo_Regional_Transit_Authority_0963) should be renamed San Luis Obispo Transit 0963. Thanks!
  9. For a while the check numbers on the VINs for 1982-1984 Gillig Phantoms had been really confusing. Here's the standard check number pattern: (0, 2, 4, 6, 8, X, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9); serials ending in 0 = +7; serials ending in 00 = +3; serials ending in 000 = +1. After acquiring a few builders plate pictures, this system does not work (the +7, +3, +1 part) on computing the other VINs. They use a slightly different system: serials ending in 0 = +6; serials ending in 00 = +1. This explains why some legit builders plate VINs work on autocheck, yet others don't because it doesn't follow the standard check number system, which seemed to come into use with the 1985 Phantoms. I will give an example with some SamTrans 1984 Gillig Phantoms: 852's VIN is 15GCD0812E1080786. (Does not work on autocheck) (It thinks the VIN is 15GCD081XE1080786). 867's VIN is 15GCD0812E1080801. (Works on autocheck). When using the standard system, it is impossible to get a "2" on 15GCD0812E1080801 when starting with a "2" on 15GCD0812E1080786. Instead, this would have to be done: 15GCD0812E1080786 15GCD0814E1080787 15GCD0816E1080788 15GCD0818E1080789 15GCD0813E1080790 15GCD0815E1080791 15GCD0817E1080792 15GCD0819E1080793 15GCD0810E1080794 15GCD0812E1080795 15GCD0814E1080796 15GCD0816E1080797 15GCD0818E1080798 15GCD081XE1080799 15GCD0810E1080800 15GCD0812E1080801. I've tried this in other cases and to my surprise, it actually worked. For now I have no clue what to do with serials ending in 000. Also I will only use check numbers from autocheck if they show that there are records. If there are no records, I will not use them, as they could be invalid (only in the case of the 1982-1984 Phantoms). @Kevin L @Cappy
  10. Golden Touch Transportation (New York)

    Ex-Hertz H2000LF's. Ex-Hertz 1997 H2000LF, possibly from LaGuardia Airport. You can mark that as retired as of this year, caught on fire. Feel free to add this link to your roster eventually. https://www.poctra.com/1997-GILLIG-TRANSIT-BU/lot-36217196/BROOKHAVEN-NY Ex-Hertz H2000LF
  11. Using AutoCheck to find VINs by entering a license plate

    Autocheck is getting picky again with displaying VINs even with the new link I listed, especially if you search by license plate. Again, older browsers seem to not have this issue as much as modern ones, but I sometimes have to click back and forth between these links: http://www.autocheck.com/vehiclehistory/autocheck/en/AutoCheck-vehicle-history-reports/c/VHRs#showSearchVin http://www.autocheck.com/vehiclehistory/autocheck/en/subscription-benefits (#showSearchVin) Sometimes adding or removing "#showSearchVin" will make the VIN pop up, but other times it doesn't. If you have an old browser laying around like IE8 or Safari 4, I'd suggest using that over Google Chrome for autochekck. -------------------------- Also something to note, watch out for false check numbers listed on autocheck for 1982-1984 Gillig Phantom VINs. I've noticed in some cases, VINs that I put on there that were taken directly from build plates do not work, but then it will work if you put in the wrong check number (even though it'll say 0 records). For example 15GCD0812E1080786 from SamTrans 852: . It may be a little hard to tell in that pic from my friend, but I can clearly see a "2" in the check number position. However autocheck does not have that in their system, instead they have it as "15GCD081XE1080786" with zero records. This isn't the case for all 1982-1984 Phantom VINs, but it is for some. I've been adding a lot of Gillig VINs lately and I do use autocheck to confirm the accuracy of check numbers, but I only do so with 1985 and newer Phantoms, also if it has 0 records I leave the check number space empty between the prefix & serial when adding to the wiki until I can get some confirmation elsewhere. @Dave Mackey @Cappy
  12. MCIZ Corporation

    This is actually an Ex-Hertz unit. It's from the first batch of 1996's.
  13. Modifying a page title

    I made a mistake in my last name change request. Can you re-rename this page (https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Alamo_Rent-A-Car/National_Rent-A-Car/Enterprise_Rent-A-Car) to Alamo Rent-A-Car/National Car Rental/Enterprise Rent-A-Car? National never used the term "rent-a-car." It's always been "car rental." For the redirect links and VIN page names, "Alamo-National Rent-A-Car" would have to be changed to "Alamo Rent-A-Car/National Car Rental." (I can do this part on the VIN pages if you want). Sorry about this and thanks for your time again.