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  1. OCTA Updates

    New Flyer posted a tweet which includes a news report of OCTA ordering 6 more Xcelsior units. Apparently, these units are going to be used to expand the Bravo! Bus fleet and were options. If fleet numbering continues from 5858, then these units will be 5859-5864 and possibly be assigned to Garden Grove(?). The reason I say this is because of the possible unassigned parking spaces in the yard which were formally assigned to the NABI's, though these are definitely to be with Santa Ana with the rest of the 58XX and Bravo! units. https://twitter.com/newflyer/status/964630175731331073 https://www.newflyer.com/2018/02/orange-county-expands-bravo-low-emissions-fleet-cng-buses-new-flyer/
  2. Long Beach Transit (California)

    First ride on video of an LBT XN40. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT_JserGgio The Wiki doesn't list a transmission, according to the description of the video, the transmission is ZF EcoLife (LBT loves ZF)
  3. OCTA Updates

    It seems as OCTA has retired units 2218 and 2287 since I found them at General Auction Company's Website Checking the website, GAC has OCTA NABI Units 2218, 2246, 2287, and 2318. I also noticed that 2246 was retired almost 2 years ago (due to an accident) yet is being auctioned off at the upcoming February 10th auction There are no pictures yet though the VIN's can be found in the description of the lots 2318: https://generalauction.hibid.com/lot/37737328/2001-nabi-neoplan/?cat=626&ipp=100&ref=catalog 2218: https://generalauction.hibid.com/lot/37737331/2001-nabi-neoplan/?cat=626&ipp=100&ref=catalog 2287: https://generalauction.hibid.com/lot/37737333/2001-nabi-neoplan/?cat=626&ipp=100&ref=catalog 2246: https://generalauction.hibid.com/lot/37737332/-dealer-only--2001-nabi-neoplan/?cat=201&ipp=100&ref=catalog EDIT (2/1/18) Photos of all the NABI's have been released and an empty lot was updated to be Unit 2278. This makes a total of 5 NABI buses being auctioned off on February 10th. 2278: https://generalauction.hibid.com/lot/37737327/2001-nabi-neoplan/?cat=626&ipp=100&ref=catalog EDIT (2/11/18) All 5 NABI units have been auctioned off at yesterday's auction
  4. Best sounding buses

    2000 D60LF with Cummins ISL and B500R6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aieUQ7J49YM Howl is louder and can be heard clearly at 0:31 into the video. I still like the sounds of the Nova's
  5. Best sounding buses

    This is just my opinion (most are OCTA buses and Allison Transmissions :P) 2007 C40LFR with a Cummins C-Gas Plus and Allison B400R6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGylQjs73b0 2000 NABI 40-LFW with a Detroit Diesel Series 50 with Allison B40046: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CrNkEyhmXw 1998 D40LF with a Cummins ISC and Allison B400R6: *There's a takeoff at 2:40* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L35wODV4Gm8 1980 RTS T8H203 with a Detroit Diesel 6V92TA and Allison V730: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuIpEaWFDCg 2001 D60LF with a Cummins ISL and Allison B500R6: (the 1999/2000 buses make more of a howling sound) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKsAHF6dh0w Might add more as edits when I find more great sounding buses
  6. OCTA Updates

    Some information I found, hope this is useful OCTA unit 5415 is owned by a private owner (by the same guy who bought OCTA unit 2304) OCTA unit 7415 was bought by Las Vegas Beyond and converted to a party bus. OCTA unit 7571 was involved in an accident in 2009 Sources, as well as some extra stuff: https://lasvegasbeyond.com/vehicles/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDoFqWhrapM <---Video tour of ex OCTA 7415, now part of a party bus fleet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0h_OFvRRS0s <--- A 5 month old video of ex OCTA Unit 7406 at the Stardust Tours yard. The bus seems to be missing some parts. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bbs--P9leEO/?taken-by=people_onthebus <--- (Warning: Language) Ex OCTA 7302 displaying some "interesting" messages on its destination sign. I saw a comment in which said that the bus is no longer owned by Stardust tours *maybe phased out for 7406?*. I cannot verify this fact
  7. 1999 was the year we first got D60LFs for Orange County Transportation Authority, we at first got just 10, then we got 20 in 2000, and 20 more in 2001. All were D60LFs and were replaced by XN60s Photo taken by: So Cal Metro on Flickr
  8. OCTA: D40LF, D60LF, NABI 40-LFW, RTS-03, Gillig Phantom, Pretty much most of the post-1980 Buses
  9. OCTA: Most of the discontinued routes (Like the 62, 51, etc) As well as reopen route sections that go to the now closed Santa Ana Transit Terminal
  10. OCTA New Flyer D40LF in ROBLOX

    Lol, true. Next time I'll do that
  11. You know you're a transitfan when...

    - When you replicate in full detail your TA's buses on ROBLOX (Check out my other post) - When you geek out when seeing a bus and use the CPTDB or Transsee to find out what bus it is. - When you enjoy reading other peoples posts on their trips - When you wish you had a transit bus as a personal vehicle (I'd like a New Flyer) - When you socialize with the driver about transit related stuff (Like what routes they been on before, how long they worked/drove for their TA, etc) - When you notice that your run has a different bus - When you're always on CPTDB - When you log the buses you've ridden on I ran out, when I think of more I'll edit into this post
  12. OCTA New Flyer D40LF in ROBLOX

    Update #6 Hey! long time no post hehe. Anyway, here's the OCTA D40LF looking more 100% complete than I said on update 5. I've also been working on building the OCTA NABI 40-LFW. I'm sorry if there are like so many damn pictures but its because I'd like to show all angles. Pictures of the 40LFW are in the next post (Since I think I reached the 5MB limit posting these)
  13. Transit Fanning Trips

    Will need to consider going out and riding those buses. When I rode OCTA XN40 5743 on the 60 about 2 days ago, the driver accidently scratched the sidewalk (These buses are too damn low!) and some cardboard got stuck under. (I knew that by asking the driver if he'd like me to check). That same day in the morning, OCTA 5775's (Also on the 60) forward right axel or something made like a wet brake sound. The driver said that It started around when he left the Harbor stop. Knowing these changed my opinion on the XN40. I honestly think that New Flyer should re-open the LF and/or LFR product lines or at least make these Xcelsiors BETTER QUALITY.
  14. Transit Fanning Trips

    I blame the tree huggers for supporting the regulation regarding diesel powered vehicles. I too want to ride a diesel bus (I'm also in the OCTA area and take it to/from school). Sigh, the only OCTA D40LF I rode was unit #5376.