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

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    4. T1
    5. M1
    6. H2
    7. H1
    8. Gloucesters
    9. Toronto Rocket

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  1. Service Changes Coming to 506 Carlton in October 2019 https://stevemunro.ca/2019/09/18/service-changes-coming-to-506-carlton-in-october-2019/
  2. TODAY'S UPDATES TTC: CLRV L2 (4010-4199): 28 photos added Bombardier Flexity Outlook: 105 photos added Nova Bus LFS (3100-3369): 3 photos added Nova Bus LFS (8510-8617): 9 photos added Nova Bus LFS (8720-8964): 1 photo added Nova Bus LFS (9200-9239): 3 photos added Streetcar trackage: 3 photos added Toronto Transit Commission 4540 - 01 by Andrew P., on Flickr GO Transit: Bus: Alexander-Dennis Enviro500 (8432-): 1 photo added GO Transit Bus 8460 - 01 by Andrew P., on Flickr
  3. A pair of GO Transit MPI MP40PH-T4AC locomotives doubleheads a Lakeshore East service at Danforth station in August 2019. GO Transit Rail 679, 676 by Andrew P., on Flickr
  4. TODAY'S UPDATES Bolded = new album TTC: Orion VII (7900-7979): 2 photos added Orion VII (8000-8099): 7 photos added Orion VII (8100-8219): 13 photos added Orion VII (8300-8334): 4 photos added Orion VII (8335-8396): 11 photos added Orion VII Hybrid (1000-1149): 100 photos added Orion VII Hybrid (1200-1423): 56 photos added Orion VII Hybrid (1500-1689): 9 photos added Nova Bus LFS (3100-3369): 16 photos added Nova Bus LFS (8400-8504): 6 photos added Nova Bus LFS (8510-8617): 18 photos added Nova Bus LFS (8620-8716): 22 photos added Nova Bus LFS (8720-8964): 52 photos added Nova Bus LFS (9200-9239): 6 photos added PCC: 1 photo added CLRV L1 (4000-4005): 3 photos added CLRV L2 (4010-4199): 184 photos added ALRV: 268 photos added Bombardier Flexity Outlook: 157 photos added Friends of Philadelphia Trolleys/Wilmington Chapter NRHS Double-Header Charter (August 17, 2019): 256 photos added Toronto Transit Commission 4207 - 05 by Andrew P., on Flickr GO Transit: GMDD F59PH: 1 photo added MPI MP40PH-3C: 2 photos added MPI MP40PH-T4AC: 5 photos added Series V BiLevel: 1 photo added Series VIII BiLevel: 1 photo added Series IX BiLevel: 4 photos added GO Transit Rail 679, 676 by Andrew P., on Flickr
  5. Of course - my post was merely to answer Shaun's question about the theoretical capacity of Exhibition loop. I certainly didn't intend to suggest it was a practical solution by any means.
  6. The length of the northern tracks at Exhibition loop from the curves at the east end, to just before the curve on the southbound track, is 1253 feet, according to distance measurements on Google Maps. So the theoretical capacity is 12 full cars on each track. If you wanted to store further stock at the south end of the loop, the length of the south track is 911 feet from the western curve to where it merges into the northern track, and the northern track is about 900 feet. That buys you space for another 18 cars, and maybe another along the western curve itself? That does not account for other issues with using the loop, such as the pressing need to get it cleared out in time for the start of morning service. All you need is for one car to break down and there goes the railroad... Realistically, they could only use one track without posing major operational issues.
  7. An operator on Facebook said the car is going up there for repairs. Perhaps the plan changed?
  8. 4011, 4012, 4108 are MIA. All of these were parked in the dead area of Russell yesterday. Someone forgot to turn off 4011's turn signal 4119 at Hillcrest
  9. What is your fixation with these buses? These things are four years old. They work, they run, and they're not any more or less hygienic than any other vehicle in the fleet that's been in service for more than 3 days. The average passenger likely has no idea that they're on a Nova that's four years old, instead of one that was delivered a few weeks ago. Do you also get upset when one of the early Flexities shows up to a stop instead of the recent deliveries?
  10. And here she is at Russell this afternoon, along with the Officially Official ™ yard mule 4051.
  11. 4486 is MIA. It last ran on September 2/3 and doesn't appear to have been powered up since.
  12. Queen was a regular route that 511s used to get to Bathurst last spring. I know they used to use King earlier than that, and I don't know when they changed, or why.
  13. Thanks go to a TTC employee on Facebook for sharing this:
  14. Quick question: how, exactly, did the treadles on the old buses and streetcars work?
  15. Not yet there aren't. Only seven have retired, and three went up to Sault Ste. Marie so they would have to be left intact. I presume they were thorough in their stripping of the others before carting them off to scrap, but having additional spare parts never hurt anyone.
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