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  1. Orion6025

    WMATA Washington

    Jesus christ WMATA has gone to shit so fast over the past year/year-and-a-half. Then again so have many other cities.
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    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    Probably. Happens every now and then whenever a few more than usual break down No They're going to manhattanville
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    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    Yeah that makes sense. WOuld've been cost prohibitive to do that
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    Centro (Central New York RTA)

    Trackable?
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    Fairfax Connector

    money talks
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    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    Shhhh. Don't give em any ideas lmao
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    WMATA Washington

    Did any DASH (or wmata for that matter) Orion 5s make it out into regular service as a result?
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    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    Yes, 6350 was saved and it's currently sitting at Grand Avenue Depot. It hasn't ran in over a decade and AFAIK they don't have parts to get it running again, but it hasn't been stripped yet and is largely intact.
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    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    MTA had a small RTS celebration today. 5249 the museum bus was put on display and 5241 made 1 ceremonial southbound m55 run this afternoon to cap off RTS service in NYC. There were a few photo shoots and 0013 was along for the event. As of today no RTS will be running in service. 4/30/19 was the last scheduled/regular day of service, but since today's run did put 5241 in revenue service and since it's not a museum bus, it technically counts as an in-service run.
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    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    The writing was on the wall for a while, but the orion 7 cngs finally retired/removed from the roster this morning. FWIW the rts outlived them by 4 days. --- i'll get around to updating the wiki soon enough with the rts and orion 7 cng retirements, but i'm still waiting on the last rts to be removed from the active roster (5241 is still registered to quill)
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    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    Ah those buses. Yeah those are the last built -- I would say they likely won't bother preserving one. They've in general skipped over saving the CNG buses (Note that none of the Orion V CNGs and Orion VII CNGs have been set aside). The 1998-2000 C40LFs would have been very logical candidates for preservation too since they were the MTA's first production low floor buses (IIRC the 1997-1999 Orion VI HEVs were technically not the first as those 1997s were purchased second hand off of NJT...). but they glossed over those too because tanks. And their experience with preserving 4904 has been only bad. It's just too hard and too expensive to try and keep a CNG bus preserved (Well, at least outside of SoCal) beyond putting one display and the MTA has no means to publicly display these buses so in the end it would be futile unfortunately (Unless they obtain some floor space somewhere).
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    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    The issue is they don't got a lot of it to use in the first place. At least for subways, the work is done by regular employees volunteering their time in their extra hours to work on the trains just out of passion. That passion is lacking in the bus division. It doesn't help at all that the parts are quite hard to come by. Last LF whats?
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    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    it was a training bus out of zerega from retirement (2010-2012??? I forget when they retired those) to december 2018 IIRC then they scrapped it instead of sending it to the museum as planned. They got Orion 5 #6000 along with 1004/1000 and almost scrapped the ex-Command TMC RTS CNG #4904, but that was saved in an 11th hour decision. I don't ever recall a reason being given but it probably had something to do with the fact that it's an expensive bus to preserve. It takes up lots of space, you have to keep up with the articulated joint, and it's possible in the years post retirement it suffered frame issues. It probably wouldn't hurt to notify the Transit Museum but i'd be surprised if they would act on preserving one at all. So little regard is given to the bus division (All trains trains trains) that even if they preserved one it probably wouldn't be seen at all anyway.
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    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    I haven't heard anything so i assume not
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    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    They probably saw the opportunity to retire all the RTS at the end of the month and just took it. They've been able to steal enough NGs from Yukon and Kingsbridge in the past 24 hours to make it work Just like the D60s.
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