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  1. Saw this on Facebook: http://web.archive.org/web/20201026144604/https://www.kijiji.ca/v-rv-motorhome/victoria-bc/1981-gmc-handi-dart-bus-converted-into-basic-camper/1531126526
  2. A bunch of Ex-Capital Metro 1976 AM Generals were bought by Tejas Coach Works in Mineral Wells, TX. They were noted for sale on their website years back. http://www.tejascoach.com/bus.html My friend got in contact with them a while back and the owner of the place sent him some low resolution photos. He sent them to me early this year. Some visible units include 500, 507, 508, 520 & 523. I wrote this info on the wiki too.
  3. 1st one hasn't happened again. 2nd one happened occasionally, but only when my internet was being really sluggish. I'll try clearing those. Thanks
  4. I saw this on Facebook. Someone said it's Ex-Edmonton Transit System 868 http://web.archive.org/web/20201014024328/https://www.kijiji.ca/v-engines-and-engine-parts/edmonton/348-motor-with-1964-transit-bus-free/1529360868
  5. I keep having this error come up when trying to save changes this morning. The preview button was giving me the secure connection error message too. Maybe there's a server problem. The board was giving me a "-200" error too when trying to upload a screenshot too.
  6. My friend sent me this unfortunate article back in 2017. He was asking if the Gillig Phantom was Ex-Stockton RTD, and indeed it was. MTA Flint, Ex-RTD 1999-2000 Phantom from Transit Sales International. I'm trying to find more documentation about how many they had. https://www.abc12.com/content/news/Wrecker-driver-dies-after-being-crushed-by-MTA-bus-on-I-475-exit-ramp-452519583.html
  7. Done. 7404 could not be completed. Both versions were deleted due to low quality. 7245 could not be completed, as I renamed 7248-b to 7248-a in advance. A new file will need to be uploaded for 7245. Please be sure to rename the file names on the wiki pages that these images are posted on from -b to -a. Due to the large amount of files in this request, I did not rename them on the linked pages myself. Please also be sure to read this page carefully (https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/CPTDB_Wiki:Photographs), as I had to delete a large number of photos due to low quality. Thank you.
  8. A separate table should be used for 29 foot Gillig VINs, while still remaining on the same VIN page. I've done a similar method with the Gillig Phantom School Buses to avoid confusion of serials: https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Gillig_Phantom_'H_VINs'#School_Bus 1 thing i suggest even is adding the model numbers of the Gillig buses themselves on the VIN pages, such as G27D102N4, as those hold important codes such as length, engine, width, etc. It also can be easily figured out by the VINs themselves, such as a bus starting with 15GGD271 would automatically = G27D102N4 (40ft Gillig LF Cummins ISL 102 inch Air Brakes/4 bellow suspension). I've done this on the 1980-1982 Phantom VIN pages so far and the Phantom School Bus sectors: https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Gillig_Phantom_Serials & https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Gillig_Phantom_'G_VINs'#School_Bus I've also done the above on the MAN VIN pages too, so it can really be easier on the eyes & have a smoother layout in general: https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Maschinenfabrik_Augsburg-Nürnberg_SG_310_'E_VINs' & before: https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php?title=Maschinenfabrik_Augsburg-Nürnberg_SG_310_'C_VINs'&oldid=445304 I still think having them grouped by year is the best idea since they generally flow streamlined until the end of the year or beginning of a new year (which is where they end up all over the place. Doing is by serial is not a bad idea for this reason, but I've already added in the majority of the older Gillig Phantoms by year and plan on adding the black bars linking to the other VIN pages by year. As for adding the model numbers..... great minds think alike.
  9. First one I am not a fan of. It feels a bit too cluttered to my eye. I think this kind of setup is better in a format like on MS Word or Angelfire, but it doesn't exactly translate well to this visual format in my personal opinion. Second one is not bad. It's neat & easy to read.
  10. I am extremely late to the discussion and I apologize. I've had a lot of life changing events occur recently and had a hard time spending time to write a proper response. This response goes back to Silly Tilley's initial proposal. 1. I personally favor the individual VIN input format. There is no other public website I could find an exact VIN for each bus available. We have added so many VINs to the point that I can go onto google and search a VIN, and most of the time it will only appear on the CPTDB Wiki. I too used to struggle for hours with the copy paste methods for inputing VINs. However, it turns out there is a much easier method to input VINs, using find/replace in word processors such as MS Word & TextEdit. I use TextEdit and it has saved me a massive amount of hours of time adding individual VINs and serials. I used to dread creating long pages or adding in over 50-100 VINs at once, but afterward, I looked forward to such big projects. I am not in favor of this method for inputting VINs: "5FYC8YC12LF073655 - LF073668" as it defeats the sense of quality over quantity. Also many individual VINs have non-standard check digits, which can be easily overlooked in this method. However, if it saves you a significant amount of time in the long run, maybe adding something like "5FYC8YC1_LF073655 - LF073668" would be more ideal, since having the check digit being visible throws things off a bit in my eyes. Then later someone else can come around and expand all of the VINs. I do understand that having the full VINs on the fleet series page and VIN page may seem repetitive, but having the full individual VINs listed on a production list is still necessary in my opinion. Adding them in for all of these years has taught me a lot of tips related to VINs, codes, etc. So in the end, I do not reject this proposal and I think if it makes it easier to add VINs for you in the future, then go for it. However I wouldn't consider this as a complete replacement for everyone in the long run. I would look at it as more of an open option. 2. I don't make cutaway VIN pages at all, so this proposal is no problem. 3. I think having the VINs laid out by model is a good idea. Sure it creates gaps in the serial sequence, but those gaps can be filled in with notes linking to the other model pages, such as this: https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Neoplan_USA_AN440LF_'4_VINs'. I initially started this method with the gillig phantom school bus VINs. I think having the VIN pages laid out by serial only would make pages be a bit too long and maybe overwhelming with a massive amount of models shoved into a single page. I liked the separation of the Gillig BRT & Low Floor. Sure the VIN types are the same and the BRT is a restyle of the LF, but they aren't exactly the same kind of bus, sort of like a comparison of an articulated version of a new flyer vs. a 40 foot bus. Overall, I am still open to changes requested in order to make editing easier for everyone else. The current VIN page layout hasn't really affected me in a negative light as of recent, but this obviously isn't the same case for everyone else. I actually feel like I've learned a lot because of this layout. This is another part of the reason why I haven't made an urgent effort to step in. I notice the biggest issue is not having a sort of automated system when adding VINs to the wiki, that way they could appear on both pages without needing to be manually inputted twice. Until such a solution is created, I wouldn't mind sharing some of my find/replace editing tips & tricks to make editing smoother and even more fun. I will look into the rest of the replies shortly. Thanks for your patience. I will agree this is the most annoying/discouraging part even in my case. I often will go through production lists and add in blank colour slots tied to VINs that will be added in later, but something even this can get through off when an unknown VIN or owner is suddenly found that wasn't noted in production lists. The easiest way to work with colours is with find/replace, but it's still time consuming.
  11. 1961 Bristol Lodekka in California http://archive.vn/CHuA4
  12. http://web.archive.org/web/20200823034600/https://www.kijiji.ca/v-rv-motorhome/lethbridge/1956-mci-courier-bus/1516201789
  13. Done. Also, I highly recommend we start archiving every auction when run into or put onto the site. I've had countless amounts of auctions get blocked (last year when Public Surplus changed) or deleted altogether. I tend to use http://web.archive.org/ along with http://archive.is/ Here's an archived link for this particular bus, 55: http://archive.vn/exrag
  14. I see there is evidence that 2460-2464 had John Deere's as mentioned: http://apps.altoonabustest.psu.edu/buses/reports/49.pdf?1268425132 So I will keep them as separate pages still.
  15. This is true. I did find a 2018 document approving the scrapping of 8 or so PCC's. That occurred I believe late last year after everything was being moved out of Marin division to other locations.
  16. The only way around this limit is to use a different IP
  17. I will rename it to 2401-2464 since they were all spec'd the same from the factory before repowers occurred (according to the VIN engine codes). There are other things I will need to do between the 2 old pages, so this is not completed as of now and is a work in progress. I will complete it later tonight. There does not appear to be a 2465-2469, but I think you meant 2460-2464. Done. Done. Done. I used the SoCal photo as a reference for FC13 on the main SunLine page. Hopefully we can find a VIN for it at some point. I think there should be 2 separate pages since they were labelled as 2 different models over the years of production. Plus the "XHF" wasn't around in the 1990's unlike the Transmark. So I don't see a reason to combine these 2.
  18. I thought this roster was pretty informative. I think the wiki could use an update maybe. It's a bit much for me to add at the moment, so feel free to contribute. https://www.streetcar.org/streetcarroster/
  19. I thought this roster was pretty informative. I think the wiki could use an update maybe. https://www.streetcar.org/streetcarroster/
  20. I think this is a Neoplan Jetliner. Las Vegas Craigslist listing: http://archive.vn/FmIJ1
  21. Done By the way, in the future, I'd suggest you add all of the new number information you find to the old page, and then we could rename the old page to the new name shortly after. This is to avoid losing the old edit history from the old pages. Example: https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Mountain_Metropolitan_Transit_2010_Ford_Startrans -> https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Mountain_Metropolitan_Transit_K145-K174
  22. Ride with the Ducks vehicles coming up on Murphy's Auction soon. I remember the ones in SF. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/wanna-buy-a-duck-former-troubled-ride-the-ducks-seattle-tour-fleet-hits-the-auction-block/
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