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  1. I agree with you David. This is a good idea as Winnipeggers don't want to wait outside to check the time of the bus. I think the Rapid Transit stations should get it first (including the ones along Main and Phase One of the Southwest Transitway)
  2. All of CN's SD70's have a top speed of 70mph.
  3. That is a sharp paint scheme. Might look like a little weird in front of a Series-8 trainset but we'll get used to it.
  4. Or did what Amtrak and repaint current engines in a good paint scheme. For Amtrak that would their Phase-III, for VIA that could be the VIA Canada paint scheme that the F40's (except for 6429) wore from 1997 to 2012. That scheme matched VIA's equipment a lot better than the Renaissance paint scheme. The Renaissance paint scheme doesn't flow with the Stainless cars which make up at least 50% of the fleet.
  5. 657 was on route 185 today in the early afternoon. I definitely like those plush seats on 657. They are more comfortable than the ones on the D40LFs and most of the D40LFRs.
  6. 904, 905, 907, 908 and 916 are done already in Canada 150. 902, 903, 915 and 917 are green P42's so they might not receive the wrap. 901 is still being repaired.
  7. The display boards/slides are posted on the city's website. Wonder when the process is starting for the Eastern Corridor?
  8. Is there a reason why Eastern Canada can't order New Flyer?
  9. 996 and 997 were both in operation on Monday. I was on 997. When did 997 get the number on the windshield again? (the demo number)
  10. My first thought was the Grey Ghost reappears! That's the paint scheme they used on 6532 and coaches 5558 and 5590 in 1980. Whether or not VIA wraps other cars and engines remains to be seen. It would be interesting if 916 and 3356 went west!
  11. That video was shot using Winnipeg Transit's XD40's.
  12. Sorry for the confusion.
  13. The Calgary buses are quite recognizable as the windows are different. Wouldn't some of the 17 and 18 buses be based out of North Garage? Those routes go right past it.
  14. I believe this document is just for a budget adjustment for a contract for new buses rather than a new order. Transit signed an agreement for new buses with New Flyer in June 2016. This document is just adjusting the cost of the contract by $54,000.
  15. Interesting that the Calgary buses would be based out of North Garage. From what I hear, the unique Transit buses are usually based out of Brandon.