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  1. meltingtomato

    General Subway/RT Discussion

    It would be a bit odd, no? Especially as it's halfway through the board period.
  2. meltingtomato

    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    Are you referring to the one that chirps 5 times? If so, I've noticed this on the original batches sent to Arrow, as well as on Arrow's current Novas.
  3. meltingtomato

    TTC Orion VII Movement List

    Me thinks you cannot appreciate the wonderful thunderous growl of a Cummins ISL engine mated to an Orion VII. Better than coffee in the morning, a true pick me up. And now that summer is on us, refreshing ice cold A/C, the true silver bullet we need. Nay, your longing for mere silver paneling is misguided - its time and place will come. New they may not be, but reliable it will remain.
  4. meltingtomato

    TTC Electric Buses

    Ah, thanks for the insight. If that's the case, I assume that those that overhead charge can't be charged overnight for a combined longer range than just garage charging alone? Seems like better solution (albeit more expensive upfront), but I see can see why it would be unattractive, especially for an initial fleet for an already high upfront investment.
  5. meltingtomato

    TTC Electric Buses

    Perhaps it came up during the initial procurement, but why was a (for lack of a better term) more conventional plug-in electric bus chosen over the "dock to overhead catenary" that (many) XE40s and LFSes use?
  6. meltingtomato

    TTC non-Fishbowl Fleet Nostalgia

    I have something kinda rare that, although I've wanted to post it before, I never did as I only made my account recently, and was a lurker before that. Not sure how it got on there (probably a RAD run, though could have been a subway closure extra, it's been a while), but here's a Detroit Orion VII, 7851, on the 29 Dufferin, February 15, 2018.
  7. meltingtomato

    Today's Sightings

    Figured this is probably the best place to post this, but just saw 8215 in the ditch at the 45° angle on Braecrest Avenue (the little street connecting Royal York and The Westway, where the 52F loops). Transit supervisor is behind the bus. I'll try to take a picture if it's still there in an hour. Edit: added images
  8. meltingtomato

    TTC NovaBus LFS Movement List

    To this point: speaking with one the Arrow drivers I know (and trust), there is talk that the 45/945 will shift to Arrow, taking with it the artics, whereas the 46/927 would go to Queensway. Exact details would need to be determined, not the least of which is what to do with the 396 (send runs from the 45 over, or make the last three 46 runs stay with Arrow).
  9. meltingtomato

    TTC's CAD/AVL "Vision" System

    Well, I'm on 7926 on the 37, I thought all the TRUMP based units at Queensway were parked or lent to Birchmount, looks like that was an incorrect assumption based on not seeing them for a while. Thing is, unless the operator moved it, I didn't see any handheld radio. Guessing Queensway is short on buses?
  10. meltingtomato

    GO Transit New Bus Deliveries

    While I'm not familiar with the exact reasons, I would have to imagine the 3.9m clearance under the bridge at James and Hunter (right before the entrance to Hamilton GO Centre) would be a contributing factor, as is the popularity of the routes out of Hamilton. If that is the case, better to send the non-SuperLos up Highway 6 where the 25, 29, and 48 can use them freely.