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  1. Sounds like me, but I don't think it was. Have nothing from that day, and the day before I flew back from Toronto.
  2. This is a photo I took in Victoria, BC eleven years ago, with BC Transit 929. Photography was an entirely new thing for me and I had yet to learn the constraints of the obsolete point-and-shoot I was using at the time. On the other hand, it looks pretty artistic.
  3. 58.9 to 61.9 in Calgary for the last week or so
  4. When I moved to Canada from the UK in 2004 my family couldn't quite decide where to settle. We tried Nanaimo. Vancouver. Finally after nine months we settled in Sidney (hence my username). Most of my fondest non-transit related memories are shortly thereafter. Meeting the neighbours kids, going kayaking with them for the first time. Swimming parties. Bicycle rides. Even a winter trip to the Okanagan. One of the neighbours kids (whom I adored like the little brother I always wanted) used to frequently wear these shorts. To this day I have never found another pair and it's driving me mad. (Orange with white and blue flames. Sold at WalMart in 2004 or 2005, 725 Originals).
  5. The trips on the 99 that the Aero Elites do are the short-turned trips between Nelson and Playmor Junction. They then become Slocan-bound buses (and similarly in the obverse direction, 20s become 99s at Playmor to Nelson.
  6. The ex. London 1990 MCI Classics that Donnelly acquired from Abouttown were retired and scrapped in early 2016, according to the wiki.
  7. There was an idea floated about five years ago that would have seen regional routes (50, 61, 70-72, 75) terminate at Uptown with frequent service between Uptown and Downtown (either the LRT or rapid bus). I think most people like the regional routes as they are though - a thru-ride to Downtown with no need to change buses at a central hub (unless your destination isn't Downtown).
  8. TransLink has better things to do. The world doesn't revolve around us. Most likely they're just keeping that unit in reserve in case it's needed to cover for another unit (involved in an accident, severe breakdown, e.t.c) Ten years ago D40 and D60 units (and some D40LF and D60LF too) were stored just like this at OTC - the reason was they were reserve units that came out during the Olympics.
  9. The Double decker buses in London were built anywhere from 1960 to this year. It depends on when they were built. BC Transit's 9001-9010 and 9021-9039 were built between 2000 and 2002. The Enviro 500s were built from 2004 onwards.
  10. Well, a double decker came to Victoria from CMBC twice. I don't think they were both the same one though?
  11. Hi everyone. I don't normally post on this side of the forums (being from Western Canada my trips to Toronto are few-and-far between). Here are a couple of videos I managed to put together from my trip in March. 4103 running from Yonge to Humber Loop on route 501: Plus 4081 on the 501L from Humber Loop to Long Branch:
  12. I have seen some of these buses operating in the West Kootenay Transit system. Those are your best bet for actually riding them, as they are connections for smaller communities to the main service area. Many operate at least two or three days a week, with trips to Nelson in the morning and back in the afternoon or evening. They are handy connectors for smaller communities as there often isn't any intercity bus service anymore.
  13. Aren't the 2009s not supposed to receive those upgrades? They're due for retirement in 2021 owing to BC Transit's 12-year life expectancy for post-2008 buses.
  14. My guess would be morning trippers that deadhead back to Langford and/or return to the yard after the AM peak service finishes.
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