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Detroit Diesel 6V92TA

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

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  1. Detroit Diesel 6V92TA

    Transit Related Dreams

    Last night in a dream I was walking by the SF Caltrain station (to go sky diving of all things) and there were 2 parted out Gillig Phantoms parked in front of the station. I presumed that one was Ex-LACMTA, Exx-Foothill, a circa 1994 Phantom and the other one was kinda unknown. After coming back from sky diving (I literally landed by the Caltrain station), the was an auction going on for junked vehicles right in the middle of the street. Those Phantoms were part of the auction. I think the Foothill one had some old numbers that came from John Hopkins College in Maryland (which is ironic because they had Ex-County Connection Phantoms instead of a Foothill Phantoms with fairly similar specs). There was a 3rd Phantom at the auction (in front of the train station) that looked familiar, almost like Butte County Transit, but when I walked up to it, it turned into a car when I was going to lift up the engine compartment. By the end of the dream, a scrapper I knew of was there and I said hi to him. He was sitting in the doorstep of one of the Gillig Phantoms.
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    Transit Related Dreams

    Was dreaming last night about Muni Neoplan AN440's running around in my neighborhood, and then I went nuts in the dream when AN460's (which in real life are all retired) started showing up in service. I've had a couple of other previous dreams where I was riding Muni Neoplan AN460's.
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    Signature Image Size

    Same thing happened to me when I tried to change mine from some NABI's to something else about a year ago (hence my salty signature now ). Even the text comes out too small as well. I'm not sure if settings were changed all together to prevent large images/text due to folks at the time making signatures that were way too large. Not Flickr, same thing happened to me while uploading an image from my computer directly.
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    MCIZ Corporation

    Just recently I was finally able to acquire 1 Ex-AVIS Phantom VIN that became one of the Private Transportation units. 504 was Ex-AVIS of Detroit & later AVIS of LAX 12: 15GCD2118X1089107, 1999 Phantom. I was able to get that result by using https://www.vehiclehistory.com/licence-plate-search/free-licence-plate-search.php instead of AutoCheck (which seems much pickier). I could not get a VIN for 502, but I did get the model year (1999) using https://findbyplate.com (which sadly does not give out the VINs). 508 is still a no go, but 1 of 3 is better than none. Ex-Hertz Chicago
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    Constant downtime?

    I was wondering the same thing, but yes I think there is something going on with the server. It's been like this for just about a week now. I got some error about a MySQL Server going away one time:
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    Gillig product discussion

    Going somewhat off of the previous talk about roof mounted A/C's, I kinda wish there were more Phantoms built with rear windows. They looked pretty cool except for the rear sign placement on the King County Metro & Monterey-Salinas units in my opinion. I would have preferred if they had the rear sign placed by the rear window inside the bus, similar to how SF Muni did it with the Neoplans & NABI's. There was a 3rd agency in New York with 2003 Phantoms with rear windows that didn't have that funky rear sign, however I believe most of those have unfortunately retired this year. Anyway, the 3 known agencies with rear window Phantoms all did not have A/C spec'd on them. I fancy what a rear window Phantom with rooftop A/C would look like... maybe kind of weird. I also really wonder what a Gillig Low Floor would have looked like with a rear window and or rooftop A/C. This was Ex-MST 1119 at Zacher's Auto Salvage in SoCal on 12/29/16 (exactly 2 years ago, wow). Not sure if this one survived, but it did have a CA compliant exhaust and stuff gets resold all the time from here.
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    Future of Flickr

    Today Flickr user Calibusguy1 (my friend Reese) and I decided to both chip in $21 each and now Zack Willhoite's account is safe. https://www.flickr.com/photos/busdudedotcom/ I don't have a Flickr and he doesn't plan on using his enough to get pro, but we both agreed it was worth it to pay for Zack's account.
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    Whats up with the board

    I hope i'm not being petty about this, but I hope the CPTDB server is okay. The site seems to go down for a while just about everyday now, always right when I'm working on something on the wiki too. This is the first time I've seen this error:
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    Golden Gate Transit

    Here's a handful out of a ton of photos I took at the GGT Roadeo on 4/28/18.
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    San Mateo County Transit District - SamTrans

    Here was the Proterra demo that was leased to SamTrans. I took the photos of it white on 9/22/18. I took the pics of it in the SamTrans wrap on 11/3/18. I did get inside on both days with my friends (they work at SamTrans), but I did not take any interior photos for some reason. I did ride it on 11/3/18 and I got an interior video, but that was it. This bus is no longer there, but 2 SamTrans units have already arrived. I have so much footage of stuff now that I be forgetting to post stuff like this. lol Took these pics on 12/2/18 of the first 2 of 10 SamTrans Proterras. The leased demo is gone. I could not look inside these units unlike the demo since these two were locked; (friend at SamTrans couldn't get in).
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    MUNI (San Francisco, CA)

    Yes, they tested two 2001 Neoplan AN440LF CNG's, demos. Muni purchased their Orion VII's in 2007, after that they did not order any new buses until 2013. By then Orion was gone. Muni did test 1 Orion VII NG HEV demo which later was converted into fuel cell demo. Technically they did, again they tested two 2001 Neoplan AN440LF CNG's, which were demos. They were painted into Muni colors and did run on routes back in 2003. Buses 9211-9212. They were DD Series 50G's. There's pics of them on flickr and I have the info & VINs on the CPTDB Wiki page. What do you mean "could have sounded amazing?" You should watch the videos of them back when they had their original exhaust mufflers intact before they got their CA Retrofit DPF's in 2005. They are some of the best sounding Neoplans I've heard to date, also I believe they are the only Neoplans to ever have Cummins ISM's. Just check the Muni CPTDB Wiki page for all of this, I have everything written down....
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    Future of Flickr

    Looks like Flickr now has a GivePro donation option. If nobody does it for Zack's account before the dead line, I will pay the $42 and do it. His photos are too historic to lose.
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    MUNI (San Francisco, CA)

    I hated that bus, except for its unique engine fan lol.
  14. Detroit Diesel 6V92TA

    What song is currently stuck in your head?

    Super Mario 64 Stage 1 theme.
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    Future of Flickr

    My only thought is that maybe his wife knows his password, but I can't be certain. I'm hoping someone can reach out before it is too late.