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  1. The 80xx double-deckers are also Go Anywhere buses and are roughly the same height as the 81xx buses; the wiki doesn't say it but they were. The 12xx buses were overheight, requiring special permits and being limited to certain bus routes.
  2. Inspired by the TTC thread, here is a thread for old bus photos from Ottawa-Hull/Gatineau. I'll start off with some of my earliest photos: 7403 on Slater Street near Elgin in June 2000: 7845 pulling away from Hurdman Station on Dec. 20, 1997: Ex-STO 8013 at Hurdman Station on Dec. 20, 1997: Ex-SMMBL 1770 laying up near Hurdman Station on Dec. 20, 1997: 8790 on the Mackenzie King bridge at Elgin Street on Dec. 20, 1997: 9030 at Hurdman Station on Dec. 20, 1997: 9109 at Lebreton Station on December 27, 2000: Brand-new 9126 next to 6101 during the OC Transpo Roadeo at Lansdowne Park on May 26, 1991 (one of my earliest bus photos): 9207 at Hurdman Station on Dec. 20, 1997. 9244 at Hurdman Station on Dec. 20, 1997: 9321 at Hurdman Station on December 20, 1997: 7901, the STO's historic bus, at Confederation Square on December 20, 1997: 8307 at Confederation Square on Dec. 20, 1997: 8404 at Confederation Square on Dec. 20, 1997: 8911 at Confederation Square on December 20, 1997: 9511 at Confederation Square on Dec. 20, 1997: 9601 at the Rideau Centre on Dec. 20, 1997: 2392 at Tunney’s Pasture in May 2000:
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    Brockville Transit

    Does anyone know what the engine and transmission were on 50491? I rode the bus back in September 2000 and I remember it sounding like an MCI Classic.
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    Brockville Transit

    Recorder & Times: Brockville transit funding rises
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    GOA transit news, info etc

    Ottawa Citizen: Serious bus collision with multiple critical injuries at Westboro Station, say Ottawa police
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    LRT Spotting

    Spotted 1116-1129 and 1130-Unmarked at Blair Station at about 9:15 this morning.
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    Société de transport de Laval

    I have a good customer service story from the STL: Back in the fall, I sent the STL a message asking for a new 2018 system map. They told me that they did not have any in stock yet but the map was available online. Oh well, no big deal, I thought, and I planned to contact them again in the spring. Imagine my surprise this morning when I checked my e-mail and saw that the the STL had sent me a follow-up e-mail telling me that printed maps were now available and asking if I was still interested! Of course, I told them, and I gave them my address, so now I'll be waiting patiently by my mailbox for my new map to arrive.
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    The Confederation Line [Under Construction]

    Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson aiming to open LRT to public in April
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    Brockville Transit

    That is very odd, as I have several photos of the rears of Brockville buses and they all show the full five-digit number: I also have a photo of 50299, but only from the front:
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    Celebrity Death Thread

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    TTC GM Fleet Reminiscing

    Was someone foaming (should I say frothing?) about the 14 Glencairn? TTC 8785 at Glencairn Station on August 8, 2001:
  12. I'm talking about the curbside rear window. The 75xx Fishbowls were the last GM buses delivered to OC Transpo with the sliding window there. Note the sealed window on 7737:
  13. If I squint hard enough, I think I can make out that the bus was 7519, but that's a best guess.
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    Celebrity Death Thread

    Nancy Wilson, Grammy-winning jazz singer, dies at 81
  15. This photo was posted on the Lost Ottawa Facebook page today:
  16. The solid windows started being ordered with the 57xx series:
  17. Also, @M.Wright told me that the lack of A/C made the buses very hot and humid in the summer, like a tropical swamp.
  18. Two TBT posts from OC Transpo's Twitter account:
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    The Confederation Line [Under Construction]

    The map has been updated to reflect the upcoming changes in Barrhaven, adding route 275 and changing route 278, along with any route changes since September.
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    Hamilton Street Railway

    The Hamilton Spectator: Hamilton’s HSR testing first battery-powered bus
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    Réseau de transport de Longueuil

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    STO and OC Transpo Routes

    Ah, I see the error now, in the zoomable version only. The pdf map appears to be fine.