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Everything posted by JK-from-YYC

  1. I don't know if it's good or bad news but 1851 is on the 76 right now, 1859 completed a 54/77/154 block on the 23rd and 1846 was on an 86/114 block today and changed off at 8:47 on a block running till 24:08.
  2. iPhone wouldn't cooperate with the later stages of daylight.
  3. 2008 D40LF #8044, one of many wrapped for Save-On Foods.
  4. 2005 D40LF turns left after completing a school run
  5. Congratulations to CAF! I wonder who the other bidders were?
  6. I posted about this in the Alberta Motorcoach section, but I thought I'd bring it up here too. Cold Shot Bus Service's fleet has me stumped, they seem to have a lot of these and I can't figure out what they are. (Edit: the photo's not mine by the way)
  7. Who produces the bodies for Cold Shot's Chev and Ford cutaways? I saw at least one photo of a low-floor model, possibly a Glaval Titan II LF? I don't recognise any of the other buses in images, which look like this:
  8. 1282 is currently plated BZW-2522, not BZM-2522 as the wiki claims.
  9. To add to what you've found, here's a page @BC_YYC recently sent me which I forgot to bring up. The Cold Lake website describes new gas-powered low-floor buses to replace the last Classics. https://www.coldlake.com/content/new-accessible-transportation-vehicle-increase-efficiency-improve-comfort-passengers
  10. Thread bump: will 8744 return to service after an accident like this?
  11. Found a fascinating video of New York in 1945, including several vintage buses. Spotted multiple Whites and Yellow Coach/GM's as well as possibly a Mack:
  12. North Pointe Terminal is getting some work done. It appears the highlight is a mini-transitway running right through the center of the current parking lot. Went by on Tuesday and they've already started ripping up the pavement. Currently they want to have it completed by spring 2022. The City of Calgary website has more information: https://www.calgary.ca/transportation/ti/transit-projects/north-central-brt-improvements.html?redirect=/northcentralbrt north-pointe-park-and-ride-improvements-sketch.pdf
  13. The stripe scheme on these looks good. Did any other buses use it or only the 30-foot fishbowls?
  14. Almost forgot but last Thursday I saw either 3029 or 3031 (a green Classic but it was too dark to see the number and I had to pay attention to the road) going from Anderson to Deerfoot. The 6V92 has such a good sound, I wish more buses sounded like that...
  15. https://www.curbsideclassic.com/bus-stop-classic/bus-stop-classics-white-motors-corporation-urban-transit-buses-better-known-for-trucks-they-made-buses-too/ Thought I'd throw in some information on an older bus. According to this source, the White 798's measurements were 96 inches wide and 35 feet long. It also says the transit-style 700 series used 96 inch width and suggests the 1100 series was 96 in by 35 feet and received a diesel engine towards the end of its run (I presume in the later 1150?). So you don't have to scroll thru the whole article i grabbed some excerpts: "In 1937, the company introduced an urban transit model, the 700 series. It was 96 in wide and came in 30 and 35 ft lengths." "The longer 35 ft 798 model continued in production until 1948, when it was revised as the 1100 series. An updated front and option of a Cummins diesel (in 1951) to replace the thirsty gas flat 12 were the major changes." Also some info on the White flat-12 gas engine: "What was most unique about this model was its power train – it had a White 464 cu in, 165 hp horizontally opposed “pancake” 12 cylinder gas engine mounted amidships underfloor. It made for a bus with (relatively) snappy acceleration."
  16. I was wondering why I kept seeing D60LFR's around with large white sections around the wheelwells & lower body. I assume if they've put in the work for cosmetic refurb they'll get to the interior & mechanicals in the near future.
  17. IMO they will probably need an overhaul soon, I've ridden almost all of the original 2007 LFR's and they could use some TLC for sure.
  18. Thread bump: a bus numbered 5017 appeared on Transloc today. Did Cold Lake get more Novas?
  19. Transit55 says 8133 and 8137 were last seen at Victoria Park
  20. Outsider here, but I was scrolling through images and I couldn't help but notice a Classic (#959) in the yard at one of your garages. The wiki says it was retired in 2013. Anybody know why it was still around as of March 2020? Website where I found the image: https://www.saltwire.com/nova-scotia/news/union-calls-for-temporary-shutdown-of-halifax-transit-garage-after-worker-tests-positive-for-covid-19-429832/
  21. Are SD160's common on the Blue Line on weekends? I'm 99% sure I saw one leaving Martindale going southbound this afternoon.
  22. By the way, I passed by a short time ago (was on a bicycle so I couldn't get any pics) and the Nova artic at the Prevost dealer is #3731.
  23. Thanks, that makes more sense. Perhaps there should be an edit on the wiki to reflect that?
  24. Thread bump: Spotted 347 (Girardin G5) on Harvest Hills Blvd around 4 pm today. Looked a little rough (Ford lettering all broken off the grille, rust around the rear door, etc) but still running. Also, I could've sworn there was a post for Girardin G5 retirement but I can't find it. Anybody know where it is?
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