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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. The bus has been removed from the active fleet allocation roster. What further update could you expect?
  2. Jan 19 IIRC. 4204 and 4230. Only 9 track anymore: 4203, 4204, 4207, 4225, 4226, 4228, 4229, 4243, 4249. Other cars with cached GPS locations are 4208, 4221, 4230, and 4236.
  3. delete, forgot to hit reply and didn't notice the post had been edited. apologies
  4. PCC Guy

    Streetcar News

    9 months? I thought it was supposed to be up to 19 weeks per car.
  5. PCC Guy

    Streetcar News

    Anyone know if we can expect 4400 or 4401 to return any time soon?
  6. Has to be someone on the inside... how is a general member of the public going to remove a builder's plate without being detected by the driver?
  7. PCC Guy

    TTC Orion VII Retirements

    Just because the bus is intact doesn't mean it has to be alive. It could simply mean they haven't gotten around to stripping the bus yet. I have photos of old GMs in the deadline at Mount Dennis back in 2012 that hadn't been touched yet besides the removal of their manufacturer's plates. Destination signs, windows, and license plates fully intact, but the buses would never run again.
  8. PCC Guy

    Transit Model Thread

    Had the opportunity to break out my GM models for a bit of a photoshoot this afternoon, and applied a decal to 8797 which arrived earlier this week. They're absolutely lovely.
  9. The timing of it would check out. The GPS logs on TransSee were acting up and had the car listed as going in the opposite direction it actually was (it's not possible to go eastbound from Sumach to Sackville, or westbound from Humber Loop to Dovercourt) so if we ignore the direction readings and go by the reported stops, from the final logs of the night we can deduce that 4199 was travelling westbound when it went offline. This would agree with the police tweet which indicated the derailment happened westbound. https://www.transsee.ca/triplist?a=ttc&fleet=4199&date=2019-02-12 4495 went offline at a similar time and was also hit by the directional glitch which indicated that it travelled eastbound from Sackville to Parliament - in order for these stops to have been hit in that order, it had to be travelling westbound. However, the GPS was subsequently reactivated and the car is reported as being signed in when it travelled eastbound from Ontario Street to Leslie. Perhaps it looped around and reentered service somewhere along Queen, west of Parliament. https://www.transsee.ca/triplist?a=ttc&fleet=4495&date=2019-02-12
  10. Indeed it hasn't. In a photo of a stripped 4090 posted on Facebook there was a 414x unit peeking out from behind it, and I was beginning to suspect that they retired it, but this is good news. Was the collision that bad, or have they just had their hands full with other cars to repair?
  11. 4003 is now tracking at Hillcrest too. 4065 and 4073 are at Roncesvalles. 4135 hasn't run since February 4. 4067, 4084 and 4150 haven't run in a few days so I've put them on my watchlist pending further info. 4155 is at Hillcrest. 4199's GPS has left it at Queen and Parliament, last seen 2 days and 9 hours ago.
  12. I remember looking at charter pricings this time last year and I remember coming away with a $1500 price tag. I wonder if I was looking in the wrong section or if they've increased the costs even more. In either case, this is so much worse than I could've ever imagined. You have to wonder what the point of keeping these things around is if they're going to make them so inaccessible to the general public. I definitely remember someone mentioning something about some old historical trams not being allowed to go out on charters - I wonder if I was confusing it with the Witt, although given how that one has required an escort since time immemorial I wonder why I'd be particularly surprised at that. Did they even make it out on the Harbourfront last summer? I thought I remembered reading something around here about how the cars would have to be converted to pantograph operation, but I'm not sure if that's the truth or not.
  13. How do you know that this is a current photograph? I browsed the site briefly and I haven't found any info that confirms that this bus is currentl owned by these folks. This city doesn't care very much for its transit history. There was a lot of speculation on these forums around the time of the GM retirement as to whether even those would be saved - if we couldn't be certain of something as iconic as the GM being saved, why expect that a D901 would be saved? Compared to the GMs they made virtually no impact on the city. And frankly the actions the TTC takes with the equipment it does have don't inspire much hope for the future, either. In order to charter one you have to pay nearly $2000 or get an enormous amount of people to cover the costs, and if I'm remembering correctly they don't even let the PCCs out for charters anymore?