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    An avid bus photographer in Central VA.

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  1. Had a somewhat positive encounter today. I was photographing some buses from a military academy that were parked behind a Quality Inn motel. Some guy came out of one of the rooms and asked me if I liked buses. I told him yes and then showed him my Blue Bird shirt that I was wearing at the time. He liked it as well and then went to get something from a van parked nearby.
  2. Found another transportation company in Nuuk that owns three buses. https://www.transport.gl/en/hiring-of-buss-services
  3. Anyone know which DASH bus this was? https://fredericksburg.craigslist.org/cto/d/fredericksburg-2002-orion-bus/7051634310.html
  4. DASH bus #94 is up for sale on Craigslist https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/cto/d/upper-marlboro-2007-transit-bus/7027088081.html
  5. I feel like I'm the foamer here I guess so, considering I don't own any actual equipment from any actual transit company lol
  6. 841 was painted for an art contest for the city shortly before it was retired. 840 was retired in the usual CAT livery.
  7. I've finally decided to create a forum exclusively for CAT buses of Charlottesville, VA. Recently I found out that #841, a 2001 New Flyer D40LF, is now in Nicaragua serving as a mobile medical clinic. http://www.pilotonline.com/news/article_7103823a-59a9-50c1-b3bb-8e93233efb05.html
  8. You know you're a transit fan when: You see a random number and think about all the buses you know with that number You bring your camera wherever you go just in case Your parents tell you what buses they saw while on the road Your relatives film and take pictures of buses on their vacations and give you model buses as birthday presents You have repeated dreams of certain bus yards and terminals Before a road trip you check Google Earth to see if there are any bus yards worth stopping at Your family is astonished when you can tell the make and model of a bus by seeing it from very far away at a glance When someone mentions a Blue Bird, Carpenter or Orion and you think of the bus manufacturer You remember every bus you have ridden since kindergarten You have a shelf in your room for all your model buses and show them off on YouTube You have a box full of rider's guides, tickets, and other bus memorabilia You see a train and decide to chase it no matter where you're going until you get to a spot with good photo ops Your flight gets delayed and you spend the time going from terminal to terminal getting pictures of airplanes You film your plane when it departs and when it arrives Your Google Earth is completely filled with place marks of bus yards, bus terminals, and buses found on Street View You have a good bunch of docs/spreadsheets with bus rosters and links to online auctions of retired buses You check government auctions sites and Craigslist every single day to see if there are any buses you've seen before for sale You are a total perfectionist when giving titles and descriptions to your photos on Flickr You plan on one day buying one of the school buses you rode in elementary school You dream of one day being able to become a Wiki editor and contribute all your knowledge of transit in your area Looking forward to vacations primarily to photograph buses you've never seen before When your family is looking at old photos on the computer and they get annoyed when they run into your album of 500+ bus pictures
  9. More LANTA buses are up for auction on GovDeals: #0352: https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=57&acctid=11667 #0353: https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=58&acctid=11667 #0354: https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=59&acctid=11667 #0357: https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=60&acctid=11667 #0358: https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=61&acctid=11667 #0359: https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=62&acctid=11667 #0360: https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=63&acctid=11667 #0461: https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=64&acctid=11667 #0464: https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=65&acctid=11667 #0468: https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=66&acctid=11667
  10. 1740 is now up for auction on Public Surplus: https://archive.fo/DNiBe The inside number of this bus says it's #640 so could it be possible that they renumbered some of their buses?
  11. I think I found a temporary solution for auctions that are still going on. After I save the link to archive.fo, I am able to save the images onto my computer, I think this will work until the auction ends. However, it is very time consuming and will probably clog up my computer if I do it long term.
  12. Glad to hear that I'm not the only one who's bothered by this. I indeed have started the task of archiving bus auctions that I want to save, even if the images won't load. I also noticed that the auction listings don't get blocked until after the auction ends. I have also tried to save the images to my computer, but unlike other online auctions sites, when I right click the image it there is no option to save the image.
  13. After returning from vacation a few weeks ago, I noticed that ALL the links to anything auctioned off on the website https://www.publicsurplus.com/ no longer show up after the auction ends. (Including buses) Whenever I click on a link on an auction that has ended, it no longer shows me the original listing with the winning bidder and how much it sold for, just a login page. Is there any reason as to why they did this so suddenly? I have been saving a lot of links to auctions for buses on Public Surplus for years now and I am very disappointed that I can no longer access them. And if possible, is there a way to save the link of an auction before it ends including the images posted by the auctioneer? I have tried certain sites such as Wayback Machine https://archive.org/web/ and http://archive.fo/, but they don't seem to save the images included.
  14. Had no idea they retired all these. The only ones I was able to photograph were 1401 and 1405.
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