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JK-from-YYC

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  1. That unit is most likely ex-1626, 1628 or 1630 (all other Calgary 2016 Vicinities went to Red Deer AB or Asheville NC aside from 1632, which is also owned by Dufresne). If you want to do a VIN check to figure out which unit: 1626’s last 4 digits were 8049, 1628’s were 8051, and 1630’s were 8043.
  2. What CT really needs for school routes is those old tandem-rear-axle Crown Supercoach school buses that could seat 97 people. Two of those on the 746 might make mornings more pleasant for a lot of kids at Crescent Heights
  3. To be fair, from what I’ve heard about and observed on several 01’s, many units haven’t got a lot of power and have acquired a rather unhealthy engine note. I can’t really comment any further than that because I don’t work for CT and don’t have exact stats about their reliability, but I will say the 7600’s did not need their engines rebuilt when they were only 6 years old…
  4. Found a video of some scenes in post-trolleybus, pre-LRT Calgary filmed circa 1976-81. Aside from how much different almost everything looks in downtown, several long-gone buses show up such as a TDH-3501, a couple D800’s and many two-tone Fishbowls.
  5. Cold Lake Transit has purchased a pair of ex-Strathcona 2006 Nova suburbans at auction. Link to Lakeland Connect article
  6. I have heard that as of this week, Budapest’s Ikarus 200-series fleet is no more. Can anyone else confirm?
  7. A significant number of buses all over the city are 15-60 minutes late and some routes (4, 5, 8, 9, 13, 300, MP, etc.) are completely messed up by tonight’s weather. Hopefully the roads will be cleared overnight and driving conditions will be better tomorrow…
  8. 7750 was sent to Stoney and the word is it will most likely never run again.
  9. If the 7700’s transferred to Stoney have indeed seen their last kilometre, then keep an eye out for the following MIA units: 7722, 7742, 7743, 7759, 7763, 7764, 7779. Also look for 7723, as that bus was spotted at Anderson and ran on October 18 but hasn’t been active anywhere since.
  10. 7723 was out on the 18th as well.
  11. Bus vs car at Edmonton Trail and 36th Ave reported on 660 CityNews, unit might be 8055 as it was replaced by 8377 on the 5 around 2:13 PM.
  12. So this morning, this is what I woke up to: Stuff like that is all over the site today. There were a couple other similar weird posts from separate accounts in the past few weeks too. Is there a fix that could be used, like requiring CAPTCHA during signup to filter out bot accounts attempting to register and post this type of spam?
  13. 8051 no longer wrapped for Save-On, 8054 now wrapped for Capital One.
  14. Spotted in Country Village: First Student 52446, a Thomas Minotour with black window trim and US-spec “FIRST STUDENT” lettering. Where would that unit be from?
  15. You can use the reactions in the bottom right corner of every post instead of replying with that, just saying
  16. In the past month I have spotted 5790, 5812, 5823, 5824, 5825, 5832, 5833 and 5835 in service in the city. Still keeping an eye out for more new C2’s as they arrive.
  17. I mean, if married-pair railcars exist, what’s stopping anyone from making married-pair buses? Maybe that’s why CT hasn’t procured any artics lately, they’re still waiting for the debut of the new Arboc SOF27+27 “Twin Freedom”.
  18. I spotted something that matches that description on my way home today, I was wondering if it was new since the paint was still shiny. It went by on Country Village Road heading away from North Pointe.
  19. https://www.instagram.com/reel/CiwBpcZpewh/?igshid=Y2ZmNzg0YzQ= 7941 was caught smoking, probably happened on Friday when it got replaced by 7743 around midday on a 66 block.
  20. Old Arboc spotted at the Beacon Heights (Centre St & 17th Ave NW) Safeway. Certainly looks CT-spec to me, I wonder which unit it used to be.
  21. That looks suspiciously similar to the 2020 LFSe+ that Translink demonstrated earlier this year…
  22. Indeed, I counted about ~61 buses that tracked today on Transit55.
  23. Found some interesting things in the Glenbow Museum's online archives. Here are photos of 1957 CD-52 #371 in a wash bay (presumably at the Eau Claire barns) a CD-52 carrying a banner for the 50th anniversary of transit in Calgary in 1959, some kind of Brill getting a taste of somebody's house in March 1954, and 1956 CD-52 #364 doing training in 1959.
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