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    Buses, Trains, Model Trains, and a somewhat passive interest in aviation.

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  1. Brandon Transit

    Well, may as well fire off a resume in that direction. How long did they take to get back to you?
  2. Brandon Transit

    Seems like they're doing with the Handi buses what they do with the rest of the city fleet cars.
  3. Brandon Transit

    Who know's, they might hang on to them for a while yet. If they're aware that the rest of the LFR's and probably the Nova's are going to run into the emissions related system issues/rebuild time then it might be worth having the LF's and XD40's around at the same time. After all, one Calgary unit is still there. Heck, they're short on cash, might be worth it to have a box on wheels instead of not. I imagine these Handi buses are a replacement and not an expansion.
  4. Brandon Transit

    Hopefully their two Xcelsiors are on the way soon then. I guess they'd be looking to retire 49 and 50 then?
  5. Brandon Transit

    I believe it is actually.
  6. Brandon Transit

    Do you think 15 minute service is needed on the afternoon Industrial? I almost think a loop via Park Ave to 18th and then to the Industrial Hub, then back via Richmond could help serve more industry, and the city. (Eg: If it comes in via Richmond, it'll go out via Park and then have the other bus to the opposite) That'd give bi-directional service to the city which makes things a lot easier to get around. That's probably what I miss most about not having 20/21.
  7. Brandon Transit

    I think the ACC shuttle suffered because nobody knew about it. I remember when you'd get a full standing load on the PM Industrial. They never include these routes on the main system map. I used to use the old Industrial to get into the East End sometimes because it was quicker than 6. Don't think anyone else ever figured out where it went. It's too bad, because the current version provides good service to the Shoppers Mall in the afternoon that I bet people would use.
  8. Brandon Transit

    Thanks for that. I'd also to be interested to hear what the deal is with seemingly keeping Industrial and ACC separate from all the other routes. Seems like it's something that could be getting more use out of it is going to waste.
  9. VIA Rail Canada

    It's odd considering you'd think with the HEP running all the time it would keep it warm. How would it differ from a DPU?
  10. VIA Rail Canada

    Could have been. No lights were on in any of the cars, and I don't believe any of the F40's were running.
  11. VIA Rail Canada

    I tried to board this train in Rivers, MB. They provided transport for the passengers already on the train, and then for those east of Winnipeg, but nothing in between. Had a CN SD70M-2 on the head end and 3 F40PH-2D's. Ended up being stranded there until CN called for a cab back to Brandon. Not exactly impressed with that.
  12. Brandon Transit

    Seems like the new 19 "Mall Link" is in Google Maps with a recent update... although a lot of information is wrong. Where Route 22 goes is being labelled as 23, 23 is being labelled as 19, and 19 is 23. I also got my hopes up for industrial being added but those are slowly fading. Did anyone even double check the data sent to Google?
  13. Brandon Transit

    I didn't expect this. Kinda wish both routes were run in opposite directions. I also still wish 22 would get that same treatment. Might remove some small overlap. To bad Brandon Transit doesn't have the money in the piggy bank to run 19 every half hour. That'd be neat to see, essentially 15 minute service from downtown to the Shoppers Mall.
  14. Taxis in Diamond Lanes

    "on a one-year trial basis" I hope the ATU goes after transit for this. Drivers get enough crap for being late as is, never mind having to sit behind taxis waiting in bus stops.
  15. Brandon Transit

    Not the first time that's happened. It's been common for the past 10 years or so. I almost wonder if more mechanics, or one just dedicated to transit would help things at all. Whenever I see the shops in there, it's always full. I've heard rumors they have high turnover with the mechanics because they pay hourly instead of by the job.