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  1. The former TTC 1965 TDH-5303 bus #3769 is seen on Commonwealth Ave. in Boston on the M2 LMA Shuttle operated by MASCO. This is one of the examples of TTC buses enjoying their careers after their retirement. Photo taken by Bob Hussey in January 1986.
  2. It seems your website is finally back up online Mike! http://transitstop.net If you haven’t able to update it in a long time, all the photos are now missing. Please include the page of McNicoll and Leslie Divisions if you like. I would like to contribute to your site in the near future if you wish.
  3. The good, the bad, the ugly, the sanctions. Strabag, partly owned by a Russian billionaire, won a tunneling contract for Line 2 extension, is in hot water: https://www.cp24.com/mobile/news/tory-asks-for-review-of-144-million-contract-given-to-company-partly-owned-by-russian-oligarch-now-facing-sanctions-in-canada-1.5823142
  4. TTC: #1342 | 16 McCOWAN (spotted at 11:00am 3/16)
  5. The 1991 Orion V buses were given a repaint in 1997. So it could be taken in 1998.
  6. Scott Hall, a professional wrestler also known as Razor Ramon, dead at the age of 63 after a series of heart attacks. Eric Mutter of WrestlingINC wrote this in full:
  7. It seems #8525 has been saved from the scrappers torch a decade ago by a private owner but given a new plate as 160 3BH and has been used for the truck and driver training located outside of Kitchener (not my photo). It’s unclear if the owner scrapped the bus or hid it somewhere.
  8. #4001 was chartered a few days ago to promote Disney's new film, Turning Red, which premieres tomorrow on Disney+. Shown here are the cast of this movie.
  9. Pardon the bump on the 15-year-old thread. The division that the 77 SPADINA was allocated to Eglinton Garage on Yonge. Before that it was allocated to Lansdowne? and Davenport Garages. Yes I do. It also includes the allocations attached below between February 18, 1996 and February 19, 1998, the time when the Utah Fishbowls invaded the TTC. (Attachments redacted by request) I saw a video on YouTube by Ray Neilson that shows #6446 running on route 86A SCARBOROUGH in 1994 opposite at the #67xx V, which was a Malvern route as the 95 was split between Birchmount who did the 95B-Rouge Hill via Lawson and 95F-Kingston branches and Wilson which operated the 95A-Victoria Park branches. Only #7072-#7078 and #7080-#7087 were moved to Malvern as the last bus ran there in April 2002. When the new batch of the #74xx VIIs arrived in September 2003, #7000-#7071, #7079 were dumped to Malvern by April 2004 which finished off most of the 1990 D40s and some Fishbowls. By that August, the new batch of #75xx VIIs had been delivered to New Eglinton which sent the D40LFs and the 192 AIRPORT ROCKET to Queensway by November 2004 that sent 25 D901s packing to Arrow Road and Malvern. It was the same arrangement for the 95 YORK MILLS after Mount Dennis opened up to 2018. Malvern operated the 95, 95B and 95E branches and Wilson operated the 95A branch, though three of its runs would wound up to start service on routes 60 or 78. Malvern operated the 9 school tripper that became the 199 and Eglinton similarly did so for the 102 before becoming the 86.
  10. There’s also instances of triangle swap as well. When Davenport closed, 81 moved from Eglinton to Danforth, which in turn had the 67 moved from Danforth to Birchmount and some of the 54 runs moved from Birchmount to Eglinton. A similar pattern continued in 2008 that had the 21 (NewEg) went to Malvern, 102 (Mal) went to Birchmount and 68 (Bir) went to New Eglinton when Mount Dennis opened.
  11. Still tracking at Birchmount along with the other two 88xxs unless its a glitch.
  12. Sorry to bump a decade old post but yes. I do. According to the allocation sheets from January 4, 1993 in detail: Dav>Arw (21): #8633-#8639, #8883-#8895 Dav>Dan (7): #6420-#6423, #8361, #8362, #8420 Dav>Egl (41): #6424-#6434, #8306-#8308, #8332, #8338-#8344, #8651-#8669 Dav>Lan (17): #8329, #8365-#8369, #8776-#8778, #8786-#8793 Dav>Mal (33): #6715-#6745, #8359, #8360 Dav>Wil (21): #8325-#8328, #8355-#8358, #8520-#8527, #8630-#8632, #8794, #8795 TOTAL: 139 This resulted an awkward changes to the route assignments after Davenport closed. Notably, there are weird route allocations as well (but some are not accurate, let me know the corrections). * 7 BATHURST - Davenport and Wilson > Wilson * 12 KINGSTON ROAD - Danforth > Birchmount * 19 CHURCH - Davenport > Eglinton * 20 CLIFFSIDE - Danforth > Birchmount * 32 EGLINTON WEST - Eglinton and Lansdowne > Eglinton and Queensway * 35 JANE - Arrow Road > Arrow Road and Lansdowne * 46 MARTIN GROVE - Queensway > Arrow Road * 52 LAWRENCE - Arrow Road and Queensway > Wilson * 54 LAWRENCE EAST - Birchmount > Birchmount and Eglinton * 59 MAPLE LEAF - Arrow Road > Wilson * 65 PARLIAMENT - Davenport > Danforth * 67 PHARMACY - Danforth > Birchmount * 75 SHERBOURNE - Davenport > Eglinton * 77 SPADINA - Davenport > Lansdowne * 78 ST. ANDREWS - Eglinton > Wilson * 81 THORNCLIFFE PARK - Eglinton > Danforth * 82 ROSEDALE - Davenport > Eglinton * 86 SCARBOROUGH - Birchmount > Malvern * 88 SOUTH LEASIDE - Davenport > Eglinton * 94 WELLESLEY - Davenport > Danforth * 95 YORK MILLS - Malvern > Birchmount and Wilson * 96 WILSON - Wilson > Arrow Road * 100 FLEMINGDON PARK - Davenport > Danforth and Eglinton * 102 MARKHAM ROAD - Malvern > Birchmount * 106 YORK UNIVERSITY - Wilson > Arrow Road and Wilson * 108 DOWNSVIEW - Wilson > Arrow Road * 113 DANFORTH - Danforth > Birchmount * 115 SILVER HILLS - Eglinton > Wilson * 118 FINCH VIA ALLEN - Wilson > Arrow Road * 120 CALVINGTON - Wilson > Arrow Road * 121 FRONT-ESPLANADE - Davenport > Eglinton * 122 GRAYDON HALL - Eglinton > Wilson * 126 CHRISTIE - Davenport > Eglinton * 127 DAVENPORT - Davenport > Lansdowne * 142 PREMIUM EXPRESS VIA AVENUE ROAD - Arrow Road and Eglinton > Eglinton * 165 WESTON ROAD NORTH - Wilson > Arrow Road * 305 EGLINTON EAST-LAWRENCE NIGHT - Birchmount > Eglinton * 319 WILSON NIGHT - Wilson > Arrow Road * 321 YORK MILLS NIGHT - Malvern > Birchmount
  13. It’s time to add up some information regarding the 1996 Orion V diesel group expanded history thanks to @T3G's knowledge. #7000-#7134 were delivered in 1996 as replacements for the Orion IIIs at first. From the beginning, Malvern division had #7000, #7004, #7031, #7032, #7035, #7036, #7039, #7040, #7042, #7044-#7046, #7068-#7134 delivered while Arrow Road originally had #7001-#7003, #7005-#7030, #7033, #7034, #7037, #7038, #7041, #7043, #7047-#7067 delivered there. The first 11 buses from Malvern group were transferred to Arrow in September 1996 with #7000 joined Arrow Road in December 1996. Buses #7068-#7073 joined them later, in the spring of 1997, and #7074-#7076 at the end of that summer thus the allocations were as follows in March 1998: - #7000-#7076 at Arrow Road (77) - assigned to routes 36, 46, 60, 84*, 108 - #7077-#7134 at Malvern (58) - assigned to routes 21, 39, 53, 57, 85*, 128 * - Accessible services eliminated on September 6, 1998 from routes 84 SHEPPARD WEST and 85 SHEPPARD EAST east of Brimley during weekday periods. From April 1998, #7065-#7076 were transferred to Malvern to increase then later replace some of the retiring 1987 D40 and some Orion III buses and Arrow gained buses #7065-#7072 by January 2000. By 2001, buses #7000-#7087 were equipped with the UWE heating system for the preparation of the opening of New Eglinton Garage, which opened in April 2002 and 88 buses moved there. Starting in 2003, #7072-#7078, #7080-#7087 were transferred to Malvern (as of February 1, 2003) to replace the retiring 1990 D40s with the remainder of the batch from New Eglinton: #7000-#7071, #7079 moved there when the 2003 Orion VIIs arrived and thus consolidating the entire 135 Orion V batch at Malvern, where it remained until February 13, 2015. If anyone here like @Shemar or @Xtrazsteve can edit the wiki to include this information, that would be appreciated. Here in this photo taken in January 2013, #7042 a Malvern bus delivered there, operates on route 199 FINCH ROCKET:
  14. For correction error if anyone doesn’t mind: #8552 is actually the last LFS in the old livery since this bus wasn’t in service in November 2020 and not tracking onwards. There is a possibility it could be an accident or something.
  15. Cuba had a number of older bus models spanning 2-4 decades due to US trade embargo and its fleet were mostly Canadian and Soviet models and now recently, Chinese models. Even North Korea's bus fleet is mostly Soviet and Czech trolley buses compared to South Korea's modernized aforementioned fleet thanks to Japanese/American financial backing. Even the fishbowls lasted close to 30 years due to lack of purchases in the 1990s forcing massive rebuilds. They were going to retire in 2012 but emissions and lack of accessibility ended its use in 2011. There’s more than that: #7560-#7569, #7965-#8004 (1974-75 FIL D800) lasted 15-17 years #8010-#8117 (1975 GM Fishbowl) lasted 28-30 years #8140-#8158 (1976 GM Fishbowl) lasted 28 years #8160-#8204 (1977 GM Fishbowl) lasted 28-30 years #8210-#8223 (1977 FIL D800B) lasted 20-21 years #8230-#8260 (1978 FIL D800B) lasted 19-21 years #8270-#8314 (1979 GM Fishbowl) lasted 25-27 years #8320-#8369 (1980 GM Fishbowl) lasted 23-26 years #8380-#8476, #8477-#8486 (1981 FIL D901) lasted 16-18 years #8520-#8561 (1981 GM Fishbowl) lasted 22-28 years #8570-#8729 (1981-82 GM Fishbowl) lasted 23-29 years #8740-#8985 (1982-83 GM Fishbowl) lasted 22-28 years #6000-#6122 (1985 FIL D901) lasted 19-22 years #6130-#6204 (1986 FIL D901A) lasted 18-21 years #6210-#6293 (1987 GM/MCI Classic) lasted 18-22 years #6300-#6359 (1987 NFI D40) lasted 11-13 years #6360-#6419 (1987-87 Orion III) lasted 13-16 years #6420-#6434 (1988 NFI D40) lasted 19-21 years #6440-#6521 (1989 NFI D40) lasted 18-20 years #6530-#6559 (1989 Orion III) lasted 11-14 years #9370-#9394 (1989-91 Orion V CNG) lasted 14-15 years #6560-#6638 (1990 NFI D40) lasted 11-14 years #6640-#6745 (1991-92 Orion V) lasted 16-19 years
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