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    My interests include hot women, transportation, travel, music, and urban/transit planning.

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    My favorite transit vehicles -

    Tram: Tatra T3G, Tatra T3M
    Subway: Hawker-Siddeley H5, UTDC/Can-Car Rail H6, Hawker-Siddeley H4
    Bus: Karosa B 741, GM New Look

    TTC subway rankings:

    1. H5
    2. H6
    3. H4
    4. T1
    5. M1
    6. H2
    7. H1
    8. Gloucesters
    9. Toronto Rocket

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  1. TTC GM Fleet Reminiscing

    Have there been any rumblings as to what ends 2252 will be used for in the coming year, such as the Beaches Easter Parade?
  2. General FML moments

    Yeah I rather like the look of the new interface so far. Upon further examination I found that it was only a pop up blocker that was not compatible with 57, and that the actual Adblock works like a charm, although I am intrigued by uBlock and I'll look in on that one when I get the time eventually. NoScript should be done pretty quickly and hopefully the scrobbler will be updated quickly as well; in the meantime I downgraded to 56. Hopefully I won't have to use that one for very long haha.
  3. TTC GM Fleet Reminiscing

    Not to mention, if they had kept it at HCRR it doesn't seem terribly likely that they would've been able to magically fix the problems that the TTC couldn't. They'd probably leave it as it was until they junked it 15-20 years down the road. At least this way the TTC's buses will benefit.
  4. General FML moments

    I set it to that now. Considering how many times it's updated without me asking it to and the headaches it's caused in the past, you'd think I'd have learned far sooner than now to not have automatic updates, but alas!
  5. General FML moments

    Woke up this morning and found, to my displeasure, that Firefox had updated itself without my consent, leaving the majority of my extensions incompatible. Adblock and NoScript (two security essentials) are not compatible and NoScript says they likely won't be for a few days, and an extension I used to "scrobble" to last.fm (a website where it tracks what music you listen to and spits out statistics and whatnot about your history) also isn't working. I basically can't go on the internet until these are fixed
  6. General WTF Moments

    2017 is a bad year. https://pitchfork.com/news/taylor-swift-criticized-by-aclu-after-sending-cease-and-desist-letter-to-blogger/
  7. TTC CLRV/ALRV retirements

    What is this supposed to mean?
  8. Pilot Buses

    TTC bus #7400 was viewed as a pilot for the Orion VII fleet, but it was not the first production Orion VII built, so no.
  9. Today's Sightings

    That doesn't really matter; it takes all of a second to add the phrase "TTC" into a post. But fine, I'll bite; what happens if someone reports something like 1128 on 38? That could apply either to Toronto or Mississauga.
  10. Today's Sightings

    Could you specify the transit agency you're reporting for in your posts?
  11. That's a bit of a daft question. The buses being rebuilt are being done so in a random order (presumably the worst buses were cycled through the program first) - being part of the same series, they will repaint 8100-8109 and 8190-8199 when their turn for rebuild comes up. I assure you they will look remarkably similar to the rest of the rebuilt 8100s.
  12. Daily D40LF sighting/tracking

    What an argument!
  13. MiWay

    The whole point is that the initial post had a photo which was of poor quality, and the user you replied to offered one which wasn't.
  14. Anyone create their own transit system?

    NEWMAN TRANSIT NOVEMBER 1, 2017 NEWS NEWMAN TRANSIT SERVICE DURING RIVER OAKS COLLEGE STRIKE On October 23, 2017, faculty went on strike at River Oaks College. Newman Transit will not be crossing the picket lines during the strike and therefore the following service changes will be enacted until further notice: -route 3 will, from Beethoven Avenue & River Oaks Road, be diverted to Queensway Road -routes 24, 32 and 45 will service a temporary bus stop at River Oaks Road & College Drive -route 35F will be diverted to Preston Centre -route 38 will not operate EXTRA SERVICE TO NEWMAN WINTER FAIR The annual Newman Winter Fair will be running this year from November 3-12, 2017. To deal with anticipated crowds to the event, Newman Transit will be enacting the following temporary route changes to help people access the event quicker: -a temporary tram route, the 17, will be in operation throughout the fair dates. One single branch will operate: 17 (Newman Station – Newman Falls Station). It will relieve route 7, which also operates to the fair, and provide a quick connection to downtown. -route 46 will be extended from Kipling Avenue and South Street to Kipling and Meadow, where it will turn around on the Newman Exhibition Grounds. NEWMAN TRANSIT SERVICE DURING HURRICANE OPHELIA AND STORM BRIAN Due to the possibility of dangerous weather conditions during Hurricane Ophelia, Newman Transit suspended all transit service, in effect from 10:00 on October 15. The danger was perceived to be gone by the morning on October 16, but recovery efforts meant transit service could not be restored right away. Roads and trackbeds had to be cleaned and inspected for damage. Newman Transit lost power for their tram and trolleybus systems. Avon was left without service for additional periods of time; routes 11, 12, 26, 55, and 407 were not permitted to cross the Broad Street Bridge until it had been examined for any structural damage it may have sustained. Bus service began to operate again at 10:00 on October 16, with the majority of bus service (exceptions outlined below) restored by 16:00 that day. Where possible, the inoperational trams and trolley buses were covered by shuttle buses operating at limited frequencies (on routes X2, X4, X5, X8, X60 (replacement for 100), X61 (replacement for 102), X62 (replacement for 103), X63 (replacement for 104/105), and X65 (replacement for 107)). Other service restorations took place on the following dates: October 17: routes 2 (Avion Shopping Park – Lakeshore), 3, 4 (Mountain Avenue – Queensway Road), 5, 7, 8, 10, 102, 107 October 18: routes 11, 12, 26, 55, 407 October 19: routes 2 (Avion Shopping Park – Duncan & Callahan), 100 (Newman Station – Mountain Avenue), 103, 104, 105 No service operated on October 20 due to Storm Brian. The damage from Storm Brian was found to not be severe, so the service that had not yet been restored was brought back throughout the day on October 21: routes 2 (Duncan & Callahan – Kitchener Avenue), 4 (Queensway Road – Trnava Terminal), 9, 100 (Mountain Avenue – Davis & Ingot) On the other hand, service to Avon was suspended until October 22, in order to once again examine the Broad Street Bridge for damage. In Breaker, no bus service was permitted to go north of Rivermede Road & Inwood Avenue until late morning on October 17 due to flooding of the Breaker Creek. All routes were diverted via Inwood Avenue and Duncan Road, which avoided the flooding. This diversion was put in place again from October 21 – early afternoon on October 23. Full transit service across the city was restored on October 23. CONSTRUCTION FOR NEW TRAM LINE ON DAVIS ROAD On Friday, October 28, Newman Transit awarded a multi-million pound contract to Coasttown Bridge & Tunnel Works, to carry out the expansion of the tram network by constructing a new tram line on Davis Road from Avion Shopping Park to Newman Station. Construction works are expected to begin in the new year, and last until approximately mid-2020. When these works are completed, route 9 will be extended from its present day terminus at Avion Shopping Park to Newman Station, providing a connection between Lipton Valley and the downtown area, relieving the pressure on routes 2 and 21.
  15. Anyone create their own transit system?

    I've been doing some work on liveries as well, and the time has come to unveil them. The majority of Newman's T3s operated in this red and cream livery as seen in real life (the reason for this will be given in a history document I'm currently working on). DPB 7841 - 07 by Andrew P., on Flickr However, the T3YO cars, which were built specially for Newman in 1985 and 1987, came in their classic livery, from 1974-2000. This is a mockup of car #1202, the 1985 order. The 1987 order was more closely standardized with the T3SUCS, including the door configuration. Mockup of car #1251. Since 2014, a lot of trams have been repainted into this all-red livery with vanilla lining. This mockup is of T3Gs #2051+2052, which emerged from the workshops in March of this year in these colours.