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  1. 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.
  2. This thread is for tracking the TTC's CLRV/ALRV streetcars as they begin retiring. List of vehicles: Bolded units of all colours = MIA Bolded and crossed out units of all colours = retired Green = car that underwent life extension Blue = undergoing life extension Bolded and crossed out red = unit that entered or was prepared for the life extension program, but was retired prior to completion CLRV: 114/196 active 4000, 4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005, 4010, 4011, 4012, 4013, 4014, 4015, 4016, 4017, 4018, 4019, 4020, 4021, 4022, 4023, 4024, 4025, 4026, 4027, 4028, 4029, 4030, 4031, 4032, 4033, 4034, 4035, 4036, 4037, 4038, 4039, 4040, 4041, 4042, 4043, 4044, 4045, 4046, 4047, 4048, 4049, 4050, 4051, 4052, 4053, 4054, 4055, 4056, 4057, 4058, 4059, 4060, 4061, 4062, 4063, 4064, 4065, 4066, 4067, 4068, 4069, 4070, 4071, 4072, 4073, 4074, 4075, 4076, 4077, 4078, 4079, 4080, 4081, 4082, 4083, 4084, 4085, 4086, 4087, 4088, 4089, 4090, 4091, 4092, 4093, 4094, 4095, 4096, 4097, 4098, 4099, 4100, 4101, 4102, 4103, 4104, 4105, 4106, 4107, 4108, 4109, 4110, 4111, 4112, 4113, 4114, 4115, 4116, 4117, 4118, 4119, 4120, 4121, 4122, 4123, 4124, 4125, 4126, 4127, 4128, 4129, 4130, 4131, 4132, 4133, 4134, 4135, 4136, 4137, 4138, 4139, 4140, 4141, 4142, 4143, 4144, 4145, 4146, 4147, 4148, 4149, 4150, 4151, 4152, 4153, 4154, 4155, 4156, 4157, 4158, 4159, 4160, 4161, 4162, 4163, 4164, 4165, 4166, 4167, 4168, 4169, 4170, 4171, 4172, 4173, 4174, 4175, 4176, 4177, 4178, 4179, 4180, 4181, 4182, 4183, 4184, 4185, 4186, 4187, 4188, 4189, 4190, 4191, 4192, 4193, 4194, 4195, 4196, 4197, 4198, 4199 ALRV: 17/52 active 4200, 4201, 4202, 4203, 4204, 4205, 4206, 4207, 4208, 4209, 4210, 4211, 4212, 4213, 4214, 4215, 4216, 4217, 4218, 4219, 4220, 4221, 4222, 4223, 4224, 4225, 4226, 4227, 4228, 4229, 4230, 4231, 4232, 4233, 4234, 4235, 4236, 4237, 4238, 4239, 4240, 4241, 4242, 4243, 4244, 4245, 4246, 4247, 4248, 4249, 4250, 4251 PLEASE NOTE: as we approach the end of the ALRV era, the tracking list on the front page can no longer be considered fully accurate with regards to the status of the fleet. There are many cars listed that have been retired that are not marked as such; the reason for this is that I await any official confirmation before striking the vehicle from the active list. In addition, the numbers of the ALRVs active varies day by day, so the active vs. MIA cars are not fully accurate, either. For a day to day outlook of how many ALRVs make it into service, please refer to TransSee: https://www.transsee.ca/fleetfind?a=ttc&q=4200-4251&Go=Go Feel free to post any sightings, pictures, notes or memories you have.
  3. This thread is to list ways you can identify transit fans from regular passengers. You know you're a transit fan when... -you are willing to suffer through a 9 hour round trip on a coach bus without air conditioning so that you can photograph Tatra streetcars in Bratislava -related to above - you camp out at a transit stop for 40 minutes so that you can ride the oldest streetcars in the city -after somebody insults your favorite transit vehicle, you feel like clubbing them -you wake up at 4 or 5 AM so that you can maximize your amount of time in a far away city (related to first item), or so that you can take advantage of the vehicles out and about for morning rush
  4. 4011 is back out on the 501
  5. 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
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. Crossposted from the streetcar news thread - looks like this one will be out of service again. What's with this trend of cars freshly returned from repairs going up in smoke?
  11. 4164 returned to service on the 506 yesterday.
  12. PCC Guy

    TTC's CAD/AVL "Vision" System

    How many times have we gone over this on the forum... anything that will last beyond April requires VISION. The kits can be taken off and reinstalled into another bus after retirement if need be. And considering that the TTC will likely not be able to kill of all the unrefurbished 15s and 17s... they will get VISION.
  13. PCC Guy

    Buses in the RAIN!

    Toronto Toronto Transit Commission 4463 - 01 by Andrew P., on Flickr Toronto Transit Commission 4416 - 05 by Andrew P., on Flickr Toronto Transit Commission 4449 - 02 by Andrew P., on Flickr Toronto Transit Commission 4483 - 01 by Andrew P., on Flickr
  14. PCC Guy

    Buses in the snow

    A fornlorn group of streetcars at Russell yard in Toronto. Toronto Transit Commission 4230, 4041, 4051 by Andrew P., on Flickr Toronto Transit Commission 4230, 4041, 4178 by Andrew P., on Flickr
  15. PCC Guy

    Photos of buses making turns

    Kipling station in Toronto Toronto Transit Commission 8044 - 01 by Andrew P., on Flickr Toronto Transit Commission 3334 - 02 by Andrew P., on Flickr Toronto Transit Commission 3192 - 01 by Andrew P., on Flickr Toronto Transit Commission 7978 - 03 by Andrew P., on Flickr Toronto Transit Commission 3350 - 02 by Andrew P., on Flickr Toronto Transit Commission 7954 - 01 by Andrew P., on Flickr Toronto Transit Commission 7925 - 02 by Andrew P., on Flickr Toronto Transit Commission 8434 - 02 by Andrew P., on Flickr Toronto Transit Commission 8082 - 02 by Andrew P., on Flickr Toronto Transit Commission 8000 - 06 by Andrew P., on Flickr
  16. Speaking of AC, does anyone happen to know what kinds of modifications were made to 4041's innards to support the system being installed? I presume that they couldn't just drop it in and be done with it.
  17. What it says on the tin. Last photo of 2018: Toronto Transit Commission 4207, 4126 by Andrew P., on Flickr First photo of 2019: Toronto Transit Commission RT-38, RT-39 - 01 by Andrew P., on Flickr
  18. It was Jan 19 I believe, unless one ended up going into service without being logged into its respective route. 4204 and 4230 were in service that day until the early afternoon, and I haven't found any more recent records of them in service. Given how garbage those cars are, I have to wonder if they will bother putting them back into service at all.
  19. That would be 7846, which was last active on Dec 7/8 on route 72. Out of service around 2 am Dec 8.
  20. Broke: wearing uniforms Woke: wearing civilian clothing DPB 7777 - 01 by Andrew P., on Flickr As of this very moment, I'm impersonating every bus driver in an entire city 🤔
  21. Nothing more attractive than being cautious and well read on all the safety regulations.
  22. PCC Guy

    General FML moments

    I doubt that is true. If you need a disembodied voice to remind you to take your shit with you, you may need to do some self reflection.
  23. 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