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Chris W

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  1. I guess that cancelling the 13 was a BIG, monumental mistake then, huh? Take RioCan out of the 4 and re-route the 16 and run it on the weekdays to get more riders.
  2. Was 9620 refurbed? It passed me at Routes in Dundas heading east on the 5E.
  3. Has anyone sighted one of the 09s yet? I didn't yesterday as there are still Classics on the road, but I was wondering if anyone else has seen them.
  4. Here's what HSR should do. Get a push bar like on MT's D60LFRs and install it on the New Flyers. It would be more effective. BTW, I took my girlfriend fanning on Tuesday night on BT and 7039-07's rear door sensor was not working right. More on the BT page.
  5. Is the lone Axxess 9053 still in the rotation? I'm curious, what is the ride like?
  6. What routes do the II's usually run on?
  7. It's usually running on the 8, 13, 61 and 62. Ask the driver at either Appleby GO or B-GO if 7047-82 is running and they'll radio dispatch to see if it's running. That's how I got on 7047.
  8. All this and yet 7047-82 still roams the roads. That is a colossally awesome move!!!
  9. Yes the do. I can think of several routes that need 30' buses. 16 Ancaster 52A Dundas Local 12 Wentworth 11 Parkdale 18 Waterdown 6/7/8 Aberlork (combo of Aberdeen/Locke/York) 9 Rock Gardens 44 Rymal So, does HSR need 30' buses? I say give us the ElDorados. We can put them to good use. Drivers agree with me.
  10. With Metrolinx, will there be any ElDorados forthcoming?
  11. Am I the only one who wants the D60LFA to make an appearance in Hamilton?
  12. YES!! Not Nova!!!! I'm jumping up and down!!! I was rooting for NABI though with their stylish 60-BRT model.
  13. Do you know where some photos of the Nature Bus (9120?) are?
  14. I have 2 questions. It regards the 91xx and 92xx Orion V CNG. 1. What color is the rear vent arrangement on the 91s? 2. What bus was painted in a nature scheme?
  15. My uncle works at Diversified so I could ask him about it's whereabouts.
  16. 0612 was on the 25/26 tonight. It's the first time that I've seen an Artic on the mountain.
  17. This summer, I might plan to go bus fanning using GRT. Is there a chance that 793 will be in service and if so, what route does it normally run on?
  18. The other Mapleview wrapped bus you saw was 0403. It's in one of my fanning stories (The mean driver one on page 54.)
  19. When I was fanning a few weeks ago, "Keenur" had tagged 0515 by carving his name on the window wrap behind the driver's compartment. I noticed it when it was on the 18 Waterdown. Has Keenur struck other buses? It becomes personal if he defiles one of the Artics.
  20. GO Transit's new slogan should be, "Who needs eHarmony when you have GO Transit?" on account of the fact that I met a lady friend on the Lakeshore West Line from Oakville to Hamilton GO Centre. ME!! Of all people! ME!
  21. The D40LF and D60LF series are basically following a 1991 design. The LFRs are New Flyer's way of saying, "We're hip. We're with it." To put it lightly, the DxxLF and DxxLFR is like comparing John McCain (D40/60LF) to Barack Obama (D40/60LFR). HSR and Burlington Transit are consistent in ordering the D40LFs because of experience in owning it and it's easy to maintain. The LFR is an unproven bus to HSR and BT, though i heard BT's purchased some LFRs. I'll have a drawing of what I think it will look like shortly in the drawings thread.
  22. Hi, Me again. I'm telling another fanning story. Hope you're ready. I rode HSR 0509 (D40LF) to University Plaza where i caught 0611 (Artic). I took it to MacNab and caught the 1 East, which was 7037-07 (D40LF). I took it to B-Go where I catch the 8 Harvester. It was 7067-91 (Orion V), which I think likes me. I then took the 11 Appleby North to Wal-Mart Plaza. 7045-08 was running on the 11/15 when i was on it. Later, after grabbing lunch from McDonalds, I caught 7055-87 (Classic) on the 15 South to Appleby GO. I caught the 10 New-East which was using 7044-08. I took it to Lakeside Village, where I caught Oakville Transit 4103 (Orion VII) to Oakville GO. I saw OT 952 (1995 D40LF) at Hopedale. I transfered to the 27 White Oaks to Oakville Place riding 893 (D40!!!), where I tried some more shopping to no avail, I might add. I then got on 5104 (D40LF) to the GO station where I went on 9913 (Orion VI) on route 29. After having one last go at shopping, I left Wal-Mart having not found what I was looking for. On my way to the stop, I see 895 on route 19, It passes me and i wait for the next bus, 2108 (Orion VI). I absent-mindedly take the 15 Bridge which was 8103 (brand new D40LFR!!) thinking that it was faster than the 14. It wasn't. I got to Hopedale where I transfered to BT 7016-83 (Classic), on the 13 Rebecca-New. I wound up on 7077-94 (Orion V) on the 1 West where I headed back to Hamilton and rode 0601 (DE41LF), on the 5C West Hamilton to McMaster. That is where this lengthy shopping trip reaches it's conclusion. I hope you like it. Chris
  23. Here's one for you. What was the Christmas bus for this year?
  24. I noticed the serene and normal sounding shift pattern on 7067-91 when I went "mall fanning" on Friday night. For those waiting for a BT story, here's what happened. I took HSR 0704 (D40LF) To University Plaza where I transfered to the 10 B-Line. The bus I rode on the B-Line was 0610 (DE60LFR Artic) which i took to MacNab. I transfered again to the 1 East on 7067-91 (Orion) to Appleby GO. I rode 7047-82 on the 13 Rebecca-New East route to Hopedale Mall. BTW, It has a Zellers, Sobey's and a Tim Horton's. That's about it. I was supposed to do Christmas "Idea Shopping" but I got distracted, so I jotted down my top ten favourite buses in BT's fleet in my notepad. Guess what was number 1, I dare you. I saw OT 893 on the 31 and 897 on the 16 West (D40), 903 on the 16 East (Orion) and 5101 which had SPECIAL on the sign, but as I was to later learn, it was on the 32 (Bluebird/ElDorado, you just can't tell them apart). I then went home on 7047-82. It's radio died and the right side windshield wiper would NOT work. He took me as far as Appleby and Fairview. I then got on the 1 West, which by the way was 7035-06 (try to guess which New Flyer it was). I came back to Downtown Hamilton and the B-Line to University Plaza was waiting for my presence. In case you're keeping score it was 0611 (Artic). I soon went home in about 10-15 minutes. It was a good day/night. Thanks for reading Chris
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