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Detroit Diesel 6V92TA

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  1. I was furious because I was working on adding more listings etc. to the wiki from 2006 and older. I can recognize certain usernames of winning bidders and can see which company got what. The images not loading is pretty frustrating as well. Yes they seem to get blocked as soon as they end. Also before this happened, auctions that weren't completely sold (not sold or did not meet the reserve) redirected users to the login page. This was inconvenient, and then soon applied to almost all closed auctions, which is ridiculous IMO. I'm sure this can be reverted, but I don't think there are enough complaints for action to be taken.
  2. I just noticed only certain agencies have old auction listings blocked, while others don't. This is very bizarre. https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/list/past?orgid=202854 https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/list/current?orgid=13260 https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/list/past?orgid=13260
  3. I am still trying to figure out their reasoning for this. I saw the change happen practically overnight last month and was furious. I am considering sending them an email and I recommend you do the same so there could be multiple complaints. I've done the same thing with their listings and have discovered countless amounts of info over the years. I found extremely rare photos of long gone buses on there too. I've tried this: http://web.archive.org/web/20190725214948/http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/auction/view?auc=1288259 , but no luck on many links and no photos still. This link on the other hand has a photo. http://web.archive.org/web/20150815005130/http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/auction/view?auc=1007926 I suggest archiving any current auction links you want to save at the moment. When you're taken to the login screen and you're signed in, this screen comes up. I'm sure all of the auctions are still on their server, but access is blocked:
  4. I saw them recently on govdeals. End of the Phantom era, 1984-2019.
  5. Problem solved: https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Metropolitan_Area_Commuter_System_941-948 https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Gillig_Phantom_'R_VINs'#R1085374
  6. I've been hearing MV will still run some NABI's for a bit.
  7. Another one: https://www.usacarrecord.com ================================================= Also Vehicle History from January to June of this year was displaying the NMVTIS reports with each VIN check/plate check for free. The info I found on there for bus dispositions was absolutely AMAZING and I spent many days and nights running reports/writing down the disposition info. Sadly they took this feature down in June, but it sounds like it may come back eventually. Let me know if you find other sites that have useful reports at no cost. Illinois Title Status Inquiry is good for checking to see if buses are scrapped or not.
  8. There is already a file for 7964 (https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/File:Toronto_Transit_Commission_7964-a.jpg). However, feel free to add this renamed file (https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/File:Toronto_Transit_Commission_7964-b.jpg) to the Toronto Transit Commission 7900-7979 page along with 7964-a if you want.
  9. They do sound very nice. They are very similar to SF Muni's 2007 Orion VII HEV's as well. They have the same powertrain, but I feel like the "moan" on some of your units is a bit louder and nicer than mine, yet the exhausts on mine seem to be really loud now. A couple were even throaty. These are some of the only hybrids I enjoy riding.
  10. I think you meant this page https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Coast_Mountain_Bus_Company_19101-19047 hehe, anyway completed. Thanks.
  11. Over here in SF, multiple coach operators are operating on Flixbus routes simply with their buses wrapped in Flixbus wraps. I don't think they're being leased either. Tourcoach and Amador Stage Lines are some examples.
  12. Watch out for this. It turns out a lot of VINs, especially Gillig VINs have weird/non-standard check digits. They were like this since the day they were manufactured. I've discovered this in the past few years when inputting Gillig VINs onto the wiki from my production list, from auctions, and from build plate photos. Decoders will mark the check numbers as incorrect, yet on the build plate that weird check digit is really there. Also these buses are registered with these weird check numbers in the DMV system, so some VIN checkers will recognize the weird check digits, but others won't. Usually if you're inputting a calculated VIN with a normal check number and no records show up, it's likely registered under a non-standard check digit. I've discovered this when using sites such as these (https://www.vehiclehistory.com/) & (https://www.autocheck.com/vehiclehistory/?siteID=0). I just noticed when looking on the 1999 Gillig Low Floor VIN page (https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Gillig_Low_Floor_'X_VINs') that there is a lot more non-standard VINs than I thought. I always add "non-standard check digit" on the VIN lists when valid vins with weird check digits are found on build plates or pass this VIN checker (which is also subject to occasional error/incorrectness)(https://www.carfax.com/vehicle-history-reports/) but does not pass this calculator/decoder (https://vpic.nhtsa.dot.gov/decoder/CheckDigit). Here is a perfect example: https://www.govdeals.com/photos/7436/7436_5_22.jpg from here https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=5&acctid=7436. It does not check out on the check digit decoder.
  13. I had one recently where a Gillig-Neoplan bus drove by my house at night. I was shocked.
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