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  1. whistler

    Ambulance Lights Are Being Replaced

    4188 and 4167 also have this change.
  2. whistler

    2019 Nova LFS Order

    Following were on delivery run 417 westbound around 7am in the Limoges area: 4656, 4663, 4658.
  3. At the intersection of Ogilvie westbound and Blair Rd there is a sign mentioning a nearby community police station. Uses the logo of the Ottawa-Carleton Regional Police which were only in existence 1995-2001. Those were standard in the early 90s, so probably date to the 80s or so. In the 90s there were also a lot still left which were even older I think, similar design but had rows of smaller square glass instead of those long glass panels.
  4. whistler

    OC Transpo Invero (4201 - 4526) Retirement Watch

    Found these photos on the Facebook page of Ottawa Metro towing. Looks like the fate of 4255 will be use in Ottawa Fire training exercises.
  5. Up until a few months ago there was a sign where Champlain southbound merged to 174 (right by entrance to park and ride) that showed the provincial highway crown and the logo for Highway 17. Very retro because Highway 17 hasn’t existed since I think 1997. I believe it’s been corrected to now say Ottawa-Carleton 174. https://goo.gl/maps/t8yuP24Bfie82o8h7 Also on Commisioner St which is a low use street next to the garden of the provinces, there are some ancient looking signs advising to share the sidewalk between cyclists and pedestrians. I find them funny because I was pretty sure it is illegal for cyclists to be on the sidewalk in the first place. You can tell the signs are old because they are basically brown from age, and the little man on the sign is wearing a fedora hat. https://goo.gl/maps/pe33k1EzSh6FA9NE8 Then at the dead end of Perkins St there is a sign which mentions that this neighbourhood is under neighbourhood watch and to report suspicious activity to the Metropolitan Police. I think this sign is very old and somehow made it here from Toronto. The Ottawa police have never been known as the “Metropolitan Police”. The Toronto Police were known as the “Metropolitan Toronto Police” from 1957 to 1998. That is the only “Metropolitan Police” I can think of in Canada. The sign is mounted on a private shed so I don’t think the city put it there. https://goo.gl/maps/UWGmA1u6Givassh66 EDIT: So something I just noticed about the above sign is that it says “neighborhood” watch (US spelling), not “neighbourhood” which is the Canadian spelling. I did some googling and it seems like that sign actually originated in Washington DC of all places. No idea how it made it here. They use the exact same sign with the same wording: https://images.app.goo.gl/LY8xfRMvbxX1n1yQ8
  6. whistler

    2019 Nova LFS Order

    4643 currently 417 westbound at Casselman... delivery run.
  7. whistler

    OC Transpo Invero (4201 - 4526) Retirement Watch

    Has there been any indication where the retired buses will be going? I know when the high floor buses were retired they would end up parked at Swansea Cres. I am curious if the Invero buses will end up scrapped, or if another agency will be looking to pick them up. I know it isn’t a super common model so it might not have much commonality with any other fleets out there. Also they are pretty old so I am not sure what life the un-refurbished ones would have left.
  8. whistler

    OC Bus Spottings

    4627 on 20 St Laurent about 2 hours ago.
  9. whistler

    2019 Nova LFS Order

    Spotted 4627 earlier. Still can’t get over how quiet these are. I like the Invero but Ottawa will be a more peaceful place once they are gone.
  10. whistler

    2019 Nova LFS Order

    4631 westbound on 417 in Prescott-Russell, delivery from manufacturer.
  11. I don’t think this has been posted before, if so I missed it... I found this NFB video from 1972 called “A Bus For Us”. It is about the community of Beacon Hill and how they had no transit service from the OTC, so they established their own express bus with Capital Coach Lines school buses. Lots of vintage shots of Ottawa and OTC new and old looks.
  12. whistler

    2019 Nova LFS Order

    4619 and 4628 just passed Vars on 417 westbound. Both had plastic protection on front. 4619 had I think “9 Rideau” on destination sign. Coming from factory I assume.
  13. whistler

    2019 Nova LFS Order

    I love how quiet these buses are. I haven’t ridden in one but a few have gone by me in the street and they are whisper quiet compared to the booming Inveros you hear a block away.
  14. Funny coincidence that pops up in this thread, that was me/my pictures! Flashback.
  15. whistler

    2019 Nova LFS Order

    Saw an IG post with it spotted in Mississauga still with the 10 Rideau sign: https://www.instagram.com/p/BwVZdv-nLMp/
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