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    AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, THE D40LF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  1. Canada 150 Train

    If you're referring to the pinkish car next to the Canadian flag boxcar, it's just a scheme that looks bad from afar. This photo on the CP website shows a close up of it: http://www.cpr.ca/en/community-site/PublishingImages/tour/CP-150-train-3.png Kind of looks odd if you ask me, but it isn't at all faded.
  2. GO Transit

    There are 66 MP40PH-3Cs and only 1 MP54, so your odds of running into it aren't great. I'm pretty sure it's been in service recently though.
  3. Maryland Transit Administration

    MTA Maryland has ordered 78 subway cars from Hitachi Rail Italy (formerly AnasaldoBreda) to replace its current Budd fleet. These, just like the old fleet, are very similar to Miami's cars, and will be built down in Florida as well. http://www.metro-report.com/news/single-view/view/hitachi-to-supply-baltimore-metro-trains-and-signalling.html
  4. Today's Special Sightings

    I was driving North on the 400 yesterday, and just South of the 407 interchange on the right hand side I saw ex TTC Orion V 9424 in a parking lot. Anyone know who owns it?
  5. If anyone's interested, here's the Chi-Cheemaun with the newer paint job arriving at Tobermory:
  6. Today's Sightings

    Here's 1297 on the 33 tonight:
  7. Collingwood Transit

    The Greyhound to Owen Sound should definitely survive, even with an expanded regional transit network. Its basically the only direct way to get up to Owen Sound without a car. The only other link that I know of is a somewhat expensive privately run shuttle service between Pearson and Kincardine (on Lake Huron) that goes up Highway 10 with a stop in Owen Sound.
  8. GO Transit

    Who said they're retiring them now? The few remaining units were overhauled not that long ago, and even had new HEP generators installed. I'm not certain if they'll hang around after the MP54ACs are delivered, but they certainly won't be retired before then.
  9. CP Power

    Eventually that should happen, we'll just see how long it takes. Also, expect the AC4400CWs being rebuilt by GE this year to have the beaver logo.
  10. Bruce Peninsula Transit

    Well HSR, the previous owner, painted that wheelchair stuff onto some of their D40LFs. I have not been inside this D40LF yet, but I don't believe they've made any significant changes to the interior yet (at least that's based on how many seats their website says it has). Also on a side note, I believe I saw the second D40LF today, but couldn't catch the number because of the rain.
  11. Proterra

    The District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT) intends to purchase 14 40ft Catalyst buses for the DC Circulator. They will apparently use plug in charging. http://lims.dccouncil.us/Legislation/CA22-0144?FromSearchResults=true
  12. MiWay

    This does not appear to be a snapped axle, but even if that was the case, they probably wouldn't stick an even older axle on it that might or might not be compatible (replacement parts like that can be bought if necessary).
  13. WMATA Washington

    WMATA retired the last 1000 and 4000 series cars on June 23rd, a week ahead of when they had originally planned to do so. In a press release, they confirmed that 1000-1001 will be preserved for historical purposes, and that several 4000 series cars will be used for emergency training. Also, car 4089 was cut into several pieces and used in a "pop-up" shop next to the Grosvenor Stop (http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2017/New-Pop-Up-Shops-Unveiled-at-Grosvenor-Strathmore-Metro/) There are still a couple of 1000 sets in service as money trains, but some rumors I've heard indicate they may be on borrowed time as well. Here's the press release: https://www.wmata.com/about/news/1000-4000-series-railcars-retired-July1.cfm Here are a couple of 4000 series videos I took within the last 6 months. I always loved the buzzing and humming noises they made, and they will certainly be missed. They were very unreliable though. As for the 1Ks they were at the end of their lifespans, and were unsafe in collisions (although so are the 2000, 3000, and 4000 cars).
  14. Bruce Peninsula Transit

    I think you may be right. The main positives about buying this D40LF is that it is wheelchair accessible and they probably didn't pay much for it. But other than that it probably isn't the best for a mostly rural operation with high speed 2 lane roads. Now I'm not complaining as I spend 3 months a year up in the Bruce, and before this operation started, the nearest non-cutaway transit buses were in Collingwood, which is a bit of a drive for me.