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PCC Guy

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  1. It is useful to have historical records of when units were delivered and entered service.
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    Finish the Sentence

    One rainy morning, Billy Bob was walking down the street...
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    TTC's CAD/AVL "Vision" System

    I don't know what you were looking at but they're not exactly inconspicuous.
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    TTC's CAD/AVL "Vision" System

    What buses are you looking at? Except for the 3400 series hybrids they should all have the shark fin visible right at the front of the bus above the sign.
  5. PCC Guy

    GO Transit

    251-257 should still be in service as cab cars, presumably cause theyr'e newer than the rest. These were the ones I observed on my daily trips back in the summer, and this past week I saw at least two of them leading trains at Union (although I didn't catch the numbers).
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    TTC Orion VII Retirements

    None of this is how buses work. The 7900s are older and therefore presumably less reliable than the newer fleets, but none of that means that they are about to permanently break down forever. An 80 strong fleet of buses that is only 14 years old is not going to die out of the blue, all at once. Second of all, some of the unrefurbished hybrids have already gotten VISION. Third of all, the rumour is that the remaining 7900s will get VISION in due course, much as the higher numbered ones have already received. If one of them suffers a failure that is deemed to be catastrophic, the VISION kit will be harvested and the bus will be put out to pasture, and the rest of the fleet will keep marching on until their time, too, comes.
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    TTC Orion VII Retirements

    Unlike with PRESTO, there was a deadline with the VISIOn installation. How could they have foreseen which of the VISION equipped 15s would be the first to bite the dust?
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    TTC Orion VII Movement List

    Is there any chatter about what will happen to these units when they receive VISION? Will they stay at Birchmount, or go back to Queensway?
  9. PCC Guy

    General WTF Moments

    Only a point and shoot. I don't think a carrer in photograph is really an option right now. But looking in on a bar or restauraunt definitely sounds like it could be an option. Thanks everyone for the advice.
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    General WTF Moments

    I suppose? While I'm not terribly well versed in what the job of dishwasher entails (besides, obviously, washing dishes) I can't imagine it would be much less pleasant than the retail work I've done before. No unpleasant customers to deal with either.
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    General WTF Moments

    What sort of kitchen work are we talking here? Even waiving the need to be a school taught chef, I strongly doubt I have sufficient knowledge of cooking to make a career of it. 🤢 The worst part of it all is that, right now, if I hadn't gone to school then my life wouldn't be that dramatically different, I don't think. I'd really like for that to no longer be true, and I couldn't not go to school, but either way I'd be looking for some low paying retail gig. Finding a job in journalism is more difficult than finding out which CLRVs have retired. That really sucks. I'm sorry to hear about this. Thank you. This is honestly the thing that concerns me most about the advent of driverless vehicles. What are transit, truck drivers going to do when everything is controlled by computers? To say nothing of the rather terrifying possibility of there being no one on the train to take charge of 1200 people in an emergency. For sure. I'm not against the idea of having kids, but when I think of the world that we're going to be handing down to them, I start to think that won't be the wisest decision. That's a long away and I don't have to decide for quite some time yet, but... blah. The amount of politicians out there that would sell us all for a quick buck is troubling.
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    TTC Orion VII Movement List

    Yes, there is a lot of TTC information that prying eyes can't see.
  13. Today I created a New Transit-related account on Youtube. I got 6 videos up already! TTC UTDC SRT ICTS Mark I TTC H5 Departing St. Clair West TTC H5 Departing Museum Finch-bound T1 arriving at/departing St. Clair West Orions at STC A look at the 510 Spadina/509 Harbourfront Streetcar tunnel between Queen's Quay West and Union Station Enjoy! UPDATE AUGUST 21, 2013: Updates to my Majhost gallery have been retired. All new photos will now be uploaded to my Flickr account. However, anyone interested in seeing my Majhost account can still continue to do so. Majhost Flickr
  14. TODAY'S UPDATES TTC: Peter Witt: 3 photos added PCC: 3 photos added CLRV L1 (4000-4005): 7 photos added CLRV L2 (4010-4199): 32 photos added ALRV: 9 photos added Bombardier Flexity Outlook: 34 photos added Toronto Transit Commission 4041 - 54 by Andrew P., on Flickr
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    General WTF Moments

    Yep. Out of all the places I've come up to in person requesting an application, all of one of them actually had a physical copy. And a fat load of good it did me. Think I've applied to the place (a local supermarket of mine) a few times over the last couple of years and it never seems to take. Yeah. Some of these jobs tell you that you can send in your resume and they'll keep it on file if anything else opens up, but somehow I'm skeptical that that is the case. I wish I could go into it with this sort of mindset, but unfortunately I've got student loans to pay off so I'm in no position to pick and choose. I don't think I'd be quite so urgently pressed to find work if I didn't have loans, but it would be nice to get them out of my hair as soon as heavenly possible. Thanks for the advice. Sadly it seems as though it won't be long before I have to resort to doing this kind of thing. Absolutely agreed. I enjoyed growing up in the early 2000s, but as I've gotten older and more aware of the world I've often found myself wondering if it's all worth it. Unemployment, climate change, the increasing digitization of all of society... it all feels like it's too much to handle at times. Perhaps, but if that is true then I've never had it happen to me. I've been to all of one interview this year so far, but it was for a crummy warehouse job that paid minimum wage with bad hours, so in the end I'm rather relieved that I ended up being rejected for that position. This is a satirical quote, right? Pleeeeeease tell me this isn't an actual practice.
  16. Thanks. Odd that it was still powered up, but it's been turned off now so I guess it would be safe to say that it's a goner.
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    TTC Orion VII Retirements

    This collision didn't happen a few days ago, and the bus has been back in service since April 11.
  18. 4127 is out on the 506, and 4086 is on the 501. 4171 hasn't run since April 11 on 501.
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    Was it Someone from CPTDB

    Couple of dudes setting up some camera equipment in the center median of University Avenue on the south side of College today in Toronto, just before 3:30 PM. Looked to be pointing at the streetcars but I'm not sure. Was it anyone from here?
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    General WTF Moments

    Today, i got an email notification from Indeed that one of the employers I applied to yesterday had looked at my application. This is only the first or second email I've gotten from the service with this information. D-does this mean that when I don't get such a notification, the employer I applied to doesn't even bother looking at my application? That's got some disturbing implications if that's the case. Send out 100 job applications and only have one or two even acknowledged, with much less interviews.
  21. There was no way for me to know that it was retired until now. Anyway here's a photo today of 4010. This car arrived at Hillcrest on April 24, 1979 and still runs 40 years later! Does anyone have the delivery dates for the other CLRVs?
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    GO Transit

    CEM cab cars 377 and 379 were spotted in Lambton yard this aft.
  23. Looking sharp! The new livery pops so much more than the old one did.
  24. Unless something has changed, the most recent plan calls for them to use TETRA radio.
  25. PCC Guy

    Today's Sightings

    I think this thread is neat to document the routes various vehicles were on at certain points in history. Sure, TransSee has vehicle history, but it doesn't last forever, and if you're not a subscriber then you can only see the streetcar history anyway. It's cool to look through old posts and see when some long retired vehicle was in service and where.
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