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  1. I was rather disappointed to discover on my visit to PA last July that they hadn't reactivated their retired D40LFs and Nova from West Vancouver, but then again they were likely scrapped and unable to be brought back. But yes, I'll see about making a stop by there in July or August and see what's up.
  2. Definitely out of the ordinary. 8418 appears to be tracking as 7799 on the Transit55 site. Just passed me on a 9 at 54th Ave Terminal.
  3. Nice. I'll be stopping by Kamloops in about eight weeks time. Pity about the lack of Nextride... Then again though Kamloops is a small system, virtually every route goes Downtown.
  4. There seems to be a bit of a disagreement between the agency and vehicle pages whether the Arbocs are SOM26D or SOM26G. Just out of curiosity does anyone know for sure?
  5. You forgot the best one at McTavish... "Dead End on Street with No Name"
  6. Maybe I just haven't been very observant... Yesterday however I spotted a couple of SD160s out and about on the red line, which haven't yet had their roof-fairings fitted. Today I spotted one in-between a pair with fairings on the blue line - but again by the time I noticed it was too far to get a number. So there are supposedly at least three which haven't had this done yet.
  7. I don't think anyone's heard anything, and the last time I was in Cold Lake was in July. I never spotted anything out of the ordinary then, but then again I'm not sure if the bus yard I found (with the retired/spare Classics inside) is the actual garage, or if there is another facility nearby. EDIT: While looking for the 'updates' page for Cold Lake (regarding the bulletins posted for 'non-accessible bus will be in service') I came across this little article detailing a new low-floor bus for Cold Lake. It doesn't reveal what type, but this is likely the new '5017' unit. https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/new-public-transit-and-active-transportation-infrastructure-in-banff-and-cold-lake-alberta-886184067.html
  8. I was in Saskatoon last week and recorded six bus rides during my visit. One of them was filmed on bus 1948, and I just want to confirm a few things before I start processing the video for YouTube, Is bus 1948 a BYD K9? Furthermore, I'm assuming it was built in 2019.
  9. Perhaps it's just a fluke... I dunno. Thought I'd mention it as nobody else appeared to.
  10. According to the transit55 site, 7636 came out a few times in April and May (last entry was May 4th).
  11. The problem is that the EPU doesn't power the air compressor, unlike on newer trolleys. CMBC's trolleys also only have a pan-down switch usually used after a dewirement. Newer trolleys have pan-up switches to be used at pre-determined locations with pan-up guides to automatically attach the poles to the wires. CMBC's trolleys can't do that.
  12. Spotted 9287, 9311, 9313 and 9314 boarding the ferry to Victoria at Tsawwassen this afternoon. EDIT: Footage here -
  13. British Columbia is the only province (as yet) that has specific rules regarding headlights. They cannot be blocked by another object (ie a bicycle or rack) therefore BC Transit's units needed to be retrofitted with a different design of headlights to comply with this rule. This is why BC Transit's (and TransLink's) headlights on the Novas are different than in other provinces/states. This was also why for the Community Shuttles, it was noted on riders guides that the bicycle rack was for daytime use only (as a bicycle tended to obstruct the headlights at night).
  14. They were all upgraded fairly quickly. The only one with the original large headlights was West Vancouver 981 (ex BC Transit/CMBC 7298). It was sent to Prince Albert, SK about seven years ago.
  15. Here is a short video I made yesterday of 9001 sporting her 'new' look at the Legislature terminus, around 4pm:
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