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James

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  1. My 1967 TDH-5303 made it to it's new home on Saturday. It will be saved and is insured and licensed now as an Antique vehicle. I will be working towards getting it ready for show and shines. Here is our load of pictures from playing with it in Calgary to getting it to it's storage in Edmonton. History: Calgary Transit #615 till about 1982 or so. Perimiter Transportation - Vancouver - #655 (Charter Service) Red Arrow - Spruce Meadows Shuttle - #665 (Shuttle Service) Out of service as of April 2011. Purchased by myself March 2016 and moved to new home on April 2, 2016. This is my baby now and she is amazing drive. Reached 85km/h continuously on the highway. I had an active Edmonton Transit operator with extensive historic fleet practice driving it home along with others trying it out in Calgary. Pictures of it's trip from Calgary to Edmonton are at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154072073881703&type=1&l=94d14da7ce You don't have to be a facebook member to view.
  2. So it was announced today at City Council that Darryl Katz has bought the lands where the Greyhound station is and it will be demolished for the arena in the near future!
  3. 5 car SD-160 at 7:14 this morning northbound at Belvedere.
  4. Today, Due to snow, St. Albert Transit officially suspended all in-city service for over 3 hours due to residential roads so bad from the snow. commuter service to/fro edmonton was kept running but very slow.
  5. I have a couple photo's. one of the workers with the jacks ready and one of the rail car with the SD being pulled down the track to be unloaded but they are on my phone and i have to head out.
  6. Just coincidentally after this update of no new cars. 1075 is sitting out on the bridge under blue wrap at coliseum.
  7. Since there is not much postings in edmonton, ill post here. I noticed today at Central that they have extended the loading area of the one side platform farther back past the one wall. exit only spot and very tight as well as a 5 car markers have gone up. ETS is preparing to setup for 5 car trains it looks like.
  8. Doobie Brothers Drummer Michael Hossack Dies http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20578150,00.html
  9. Davy Jones - Lead singer of the Monkee's died at age 66 http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/02/29/monkees-singer-davy-jones-dies-at-66-report-says/
  10. Another great loss. Whitney Houston passed away today. 48 years old.
  11. YEah well the code doesnt work on my pro-164 but yours it does.
  12. For those that are using scanners and havent been able to listen when the driver presses control button, just code in your tgid list .00000 on the BC346XT it works. This is called i-call so most trunk tracker scanners can get this in! I tell you, its a big difference to hear my scanner noisy on transit again. lol
  13. News from the shop, 5059 hit 300,000 km recently and is still going hard core! It's the first DATS bus to get that far
  14. Noticed tonight in Cromdale that there are quite a few BBC's in there. The south east door was open when i went by on the LRT and i was able to see in quickly but i saw them.
  15. So it was an excellent 2 weeks of streetcar operations, except for me who sprained my ankle and twisted my knee on the first friday night, however that didnt stop me from finishing my last 2 hours! 1st weekend was a major success. carried over 5400 people. overall this weekend was slower but i think we reached about 7500 to 8000 riders in total for the 69 hours of service we provided. This weekend #33 was used for the whole weekend. man oh man do your toes freeze as a motorman. the passenger cabin wasn't bad at all for temperature though. Lots of fun. will we do it again? Who knows, but this year it was operated as a transportation system for folks between the legislature and the ice on whyte.
  16. Today we were preparing tracks for use during the Ice on Whyte festival starting this week. LRT Staff came up with their equipment and helped us out all day today. They were a great group of people and we had a lot of fun. I brought Streetcar #601 out with us so i could test the flanges after they were cleared out. Today i did something that hasnt been done in 61 years. 1951. I drove a streetcar in Edmonton over the top of the high level bridge. An honour to be able to do this. Pictures are at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150561902776703.431148.612681702&type=1&l=1ed74fa22b You can view them even if you don't have facebook.
  17. Couldn't have done it for a better friend than you. It was my honour to help you out!
  18. So Bill and I are back in Edmonton. We left at 5am and I drove all the way to Edmonton. With gas breaks and lunch break, it took us 16 1/2 hours. My butt is soooo sore lol. A good drive back. had some heavy snow first thing as the sun was coming up and after that, roads were great all the way home. did have to stop and wait for avalanche control being done in the same area that had avalanches the other day but we only had to wait about 10 minutes there. It was a blast moving Terry and she looks and seems like she belongs in Vancouver!
  19. Day 2 in Vancouver. Just so you all know, Terry doesn't have internet hooked up in her place yet. was supposed to but not so hopefully soon. There is computers in the lounge so she may get on here at some time. She is almost all setup now. Bed is built, furniture is in. Computer is together. Today off to visit a special BBC.
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