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  1. Watch the road, not the leaves, paramedics urge after weekend collisions
  2. Bill Macy, Bea Arthur's Husband on 'Maude,' Dies at 97 Sam Bobrick, 'Saved by the Bell' Creator, Dies at 87
  3. For the last few months, I've been gathering clippings from newspapers.com to produce an all-time history of Ottawa streetcar and bus routes for the wiki. @Loud-Invero has been working on the history since 1995 and I've been working on older service changes. I've also been gathering clippings about suburban bus companies absorbed by the OTC in 1950, but the information available is much harder to find. Here's a clipping showing OER streetcar routes as they existed in July 1907. The discs and lights mentioned were first used by the OESR in 1893 and were replaced by illuminated letters in 1931, and the Protestant Hospital was located at the corner of Rideau and Charlotte Streets:
  4. Look what I found in the Wayback Machine! The Ohio Museum of Transportation used to have GM Engineering Standards on their website, but they disappeared after the site was hacked and have never reappeared. Well, the Wayback Machine captured the lost pages and I am able to post the links below: Overview: http://web.archive.org/web/20020306205958/http://www.omot.org/roster/engstand/index.html Both Old Look and New Look Transit and Suburban models: http://web.archive.org/web/20020306205958/http://www.omot.org/roster/engstand/ts2000.html (Lost) http://web.archive.org/web/20020313210338/http://www.omot.org/roster/engstand/ts3000.html http://web.archive.org/web/20020313210611/http://www.omot.org/roster/engstand/ts4000.html http://web.archive.org/web/20020313211557/http://www.omot.org/roster/engstand/ts5000.html GM Parlor Coaches http://web.archive.org/web/20020501142157/http://www.omot.org/roster/engstand/p2000.html http://web.archive.org/web/20020313205108/http://www.omot.org/roster/engstand/p3000.html http://web.archive.org/web/20020313205108/http://www.omot.org/roster/engstand/p4000.html (Lost) Early Yellow Coaches (Pre-1939 700 series) http://web.archive.org/web/20020318010610/http://www.omot.org/roster/engstand/yc700.html These lists include never-produced models such as the TDHX-4301 (a special export version of the TDH-4512 with a wide exit door), the T6H-4520 (a wide-body version of the T6H-4521), and the TDH-4802 (a 37-foot-long New Look for California, only available without A/C). Enjoy!
  5. I'm working on an all-time history of Ottawa's streetcar and bus routes using clippings from newspapers.com and other sources, and I'll eventually have the information uploaded into the wiki once I've finished compiling it. Here's an example of some of the clippings I've found, showing Ottawa's streetcar routes in July 1907:
  6. Former Oilers coach, 7-time Cup champion Ted Green dies at 79 'Terrible Ted' appeared in 620 NHL games as defenceman, spent 188 behind bench
  7. Murray Street and Parent Avenue in the Byward Market. https://www.google.com/maps/@45.4295127,-75.6941461,3a,75y,105.39h,92.65t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s5b67EGsBOLgwhTZ0WXrPrw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
  8. OC Transpo's letter had been updated to include yesterday's disruption and improvements to Tunney's Pasture and Blair stations.
  9. The northbound bus stop at St.Laurent Blvd. and Donald Street shows it serves routes <7> Carleton, <14> Tunney's Pasture... ...and [304] Billings Bridge.
  10. The "B" and "St. Patrick" date this photo to between November 1954 and January 1959, and since the photo appears to have been taken on a nice summer day, it would realistically have been between 1955 and 1958. Before 1954, the "H" streetcar served the St. Patrick line.
  11. Bronson and Albert. I spotted them yesterday but @Loud-Invero reported them in June.
  12. I know that OC Transpo like to use file photos on their website, but there's a photo of 9839 on their O-Train/Transitway stations page, a bus retired in January 2011: https://www.octranspo.com/en/our-services/stations1/
  13. Here is a letter from John Manconi explaining and apologising for this morning's disruption: http://www.octranspo.com/en/letter-from-the-general-manager
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