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  1. I didn't do it in a spreadsheet format, no. In hindsight that would've been a really good idea, but I just did it in notepad, for ease of mass distributing the data. The fact that you can also do that with a spreadsheet didn't occur to me...!
  2. Ugh, I totally relate on this. Anything over 12 months for a return to normal sounds absolutely ghastly, I really, really hope that those predictions are way off. I agree with you that it feels like we're going to be reaching the breaking point really, really, soon, but what is the alternative? I'm sure there are many policy makers or influencers on whose minds the collective national irritation is constantly weighing, but what are they going to do instead? Surely no one is going to greenlight any ideas that will let the virus ravage the population. Though who knows. There was an article I read a few days ago claiming that the UK was hoping to roll back restrictions slowly over the coming two months with a full restoration of international travel by June 1st. Ha! Chance would be a fine thing.
  3. Scrap no, but the car was cut in the first week or so of 2017.
  4. Tonight seemed like a good night to update my CLRV disposition list. As always, if anyone has any information I'm missing, please let me know. 4000: removed for scrap December 9, 2017 4002: removed for scrap October 2019 4003: removed for prservation November 5, 2019 4004: removed for scrap October 30, 2019 4010: removed for preservation November 4, 2019 4012: removed or scrap early October 2019 4013: removed for scrap April 1, 2017 4014: removed for scrap March 31, 2019 4018: removed for scrap December 2017; photo posted on Facebook December 10, 2017, but unable to verify EXIF data 4019: removed for scrap October 2017; photo posted on Facebook October 9, 2017, but unable to verify EXIF data 4020: removed for scrap August 7, 2019 4021: removed for scrap January 15, 2020 4022: removed for scrap July 9, 2019 4023: removed for scrap July 16, 2019 4024: removed for preservation March 16, 2020 4027: removed for scrap week of October 29, 2018 4029: removed for scrap July 9, 2019 4030: removed for scrap October 21, 2019 4032: removed for scrap March 8, 2019 4034: removed for preservation mid November 2019 4037: removed for scrap April 5, 2019 4039: removed for preservation November 6, 2019 4041: removed for scrap July 8, 2019 4042: removed for scrap January 13, 2020 4045: removed for scrap April 25, 2018 4046: removed for scrap February 21, 2019 4049: removed for scrap August 15, 2019 4050: removed for scrap October 23, 2019 4055: removed for scrap April 25, 2018 4061: removed for scrap January 22, 2017 4063: removed for scrap March 12, 2009 4065: removed for scrap August 1, 2019 4066: removed for scrap July 17, 2019 4068: removed for preservation February 21, 2020 4075: removed for scrap December 4, 2019 4077: removed for scrap August 16, 2019 4080: removed for scrap on April 5, 2019 4084: removed for scrap July 8, 2019 4085: removed for scrap January 21, 2020 4086: removed for scrap November 28, 2019 4087: removed for scrap June 7, 2019 4090: removed for scrap April 5, 2019 4091: removed for scrap December 30, 2019 4094: possibly removed for scrap on January 2, 2020 4100: removed for scrap December 19, 2019 4101: removed for scrap July 8, 2019 4106: removed for scrap March 2019 4109: removed for scrap September 2016 4115: removed for scrap July 8, 2019 4119: removed for scrap November 19, 2019 4120: removed for scrap July 8, 2019 4125: removed for scrap August 12 (?), 2019 4126: removed for scrap on April 5, 2019 4127: removed for scrap October 24, 2019 4132: removed for scrap October 31, 2019 4133: removed for preservation February 22, 2020 4134: removed for scrap May 23, 2018 4135: removed for scrap September 6, 2019 4136: removed for scrap October 7, 2017 4139: removed for scrap late March 2018 4140: removed for scrap July 9, 2019 4141: removed for scrap cca. November 6, 2019 4145: removed for scrap cca. November 6, 2019 4146: removed for scrap October 25, 2019 4147: removed for scrap January 17, 2020 4151: removed for scrap July 9, 2015 4152: removed for scrap week of October 29, 2018; possibly November 1st 4153: removed for scrap in mid-July 2019 4154: removed for scrap week of October 29, 2018 4155: removed for unknown purposes cca. January 17, 2020 4158: removed for scrap August 20, 2018 (?) 4161: removed for scrap in April 2018 4163: removed for scrap March 2019 4164: removed for scrap January 16, 2020 4167: removed for scrap February 21, 2019 4170: removed for preservation March 17, 2020 4176: removed for scrap January 3, 2020 4177: removed for scrap July 8, 2019 4178: removed for preservation February 14, 2020 4180: removed for scrap August 13, 2019 4181: removed for scrap June 7, 2019 4182: removed for scrap July 15, 2019 4188: removed for scrap August 19, 2017 4189: removed for scrap October 18, 2019 4191: removed for scrap on November 26, 2019 4192: removed for scrap August 13, 2019 4195: removed for scrap November 22, 2019 4199: removed for scrap March 22, 2019 4200: removed for scrap May 9, 2019 4203: removed for scrap May 22, 2019 4204: removed for preservation October 22, 2019 4205: removed for scrap April 18, 2018 4208: removed for scrap week of May 27, 2019 4210: removed for scrap on May 13, 2019 4211: last served on 501 September 6/7, 2015 4213: removed for scrap September 6, 2018 4214: removed for scrap May 29, 2019 4215: removed for scrap May 2019 4217: removed for scrap week of May 27, 2019 4219: removed for scrap April 18, 2018 4220: removed for scrap September 6, 2018 4221: removed for scrap November 21, 2019; "A" section left at 11:01, "B" section at 11:40 4225: removed for scrap June 2019 4226: "A" section removed for scrap June 12, 2019 4227: last served March 2, 2016 4227: removed for scrap May 2, 2018 4228: removed for scrap November 21, 2019; "A" section left at approx. 12:51, "B" section left at 13:56 4229: removed for scrap June 8, 2019 4230: removed for scrap November 20, 2019, "B" section left at 13:39 4231: removed for scrap week of May 4, 2015 4232: removed for scrap early October 2018 4233: removed for scrap May 2, 2018 4234: loaded onto truck December 14, 2015 4236: removed for scrap June 17, 2019 4237: removed for scrap May 22, 2019 4238: "A" section removed for scrap August 24, 2018, "B" section removed for scrap August 23, 2018 4239: removed for scrap week of May 27, 2019 4240: removed for scrap May 15, 2019 4242: removed for scrap May 9, 2019 4243: "A" section removed for scrap May 17, 2019 4244: removed for scrap June 20, 2018 4247: removed for scrap May 15, 2019 4249: removed for scrap November 20 (?), 2019 4251: removed for scrap on May 13, 2019
  5. NEWMAN TRANSIT APRIL 7, 2020 NEWS The current spread of COVID-19 in the Republic of Yorkland remains, largely, stable. Widespread testing nation-wide has not revealed a significant increase in the number of nationwide cases, with the number growing from 147 cases on March 13 to 650 cases on April 6, with no deaths. Health authorities have praised the response of the nation to the restrictions placed upon them, and are optimistic that the virus' spread could be contained in the near future if current restrictions continue to be followed. To that end, ridership on Newman Transit has declined further, with an average daily drop of 80% for daytime routes, and 98% on night-time routes. Though transit had hoped to continue running service as regularly as possible, a decision has been made to cut back frequencies on less important routes, in order to save on resources, or to be able to redirect them onto key routes where they could be utilized more effectively. Starting March 14, all routes in the city, with the exception of the following, were operating on a standard work day – school break schedule. The following routes had their schedules further modified in order to account for further decreased demand: -21 -28 -36 -45 -47 -50 -52 -54 -58 -60 -103 As of April 9, non-key routes will have their frequencies further scaled back. The following routes are identified as non-key routes, and they will have their frequencies scaled back as follows: N.B. - At all times does not include night service, which continues to be unaffected 7 This route will operate every 20 minutes at all times. 20 This route will operate every 30 minutes during the daytime, and every 60 minutes during the evenings. 22 This route will operate every 60 minutes at all times. 23+24 These routes will operate every 15 minutes during the peak periods and midday, and every 30 minutes during the evenings and at all times on weekends. 33 This route will operate every 60 minutes at all times. 34 This route will operate every 30 minutes at all times. 40 This route will operate every 60 minutes at all times. 41 This route will operate every 30 minutes at all times. 44 Service on branch 44 (Avion Shopping Park – McNaughton) will operate every 30 minutes at all times. Service on branch 44C (Avion Shopping Park – Otley via McNaughton) will continue to operate every 60 minutes at all times. 49 This route will operate every 60 minutes at all times. 51 This route will operate every 30 minutes at all times. 54 This route will operate every 30 minutes at all times. 55 This route will operate every 30 minutes during the daytime, and every 60 minutes during the evenings. 56 Service on branch 56 (Trnava Terminal – Warbler Valley) will operate every 60 minutes at all times. Service on branch 56H (Trnava Terminal – Poplarville) will continue to operate every 60 minutes at all times, leading to a combined 30 minute frequency on shared segments of the route. 57 This route will operate every 30 minutes during the daytime, and every 60 minutes during the evenings. 59 This route will operate every 30 minutes during the daytime, and every 60 minutes during the evenings. All preventive measures implemented by Newman Transit continue to be in effect: all request stops are served at all times by every vehicle, which are required to open all doors, rather than requiring passengers to touch the door request buttons, and front door boarding continues to be disallowed. All vehicles are receiving heavy cleaning on a daily basis. As a reminder to all customers, routes 3, 6, 10, 30, 38, 53, 221, 235, 237, and 239 are temporarily discontinued until further notice, as are branches 21C, 21F, 28B, 28C, 35F, 36C, 45A, 47D, 50B, 52C, 54K, 58A, 58B, 60A, and rush hour extensions of route 103 to Newman Station. As of March 20, 2020, there is a ban on travelling on transit without wearing personal protective equipment (a mask, respirator, bandana, scarf, or other suitable cover), and all passengers are encouraged to wear gloves and eye protection, as well as to maintain a safe distance (two metres) from other passengers. As of March 17, 2020, all transit-owned ticket booths are closed. Passengers who wish to purchase tickets are encouraged to either do so online, or to utilize ticket vending machines at stops. The ban on wheelchair lift-equipped vehicles has been lifted to a limited extent. A few drivers on night routes have requested to use them, and their request has been granted, owing to the record-breaking low numbers of passengers on night routes in these times. Further lift-equipped vehicles are being cycled through night route relief runs on a weekly basis: each week, a vehicle is selected to operate as a relief vehicle for a night run, allowing night drivers to take their breaks without the risk of cross-contaminating vehicles. Wheelchair-lift equipped vehicles continue to not be used during the daytime, except in the event of a breakdown, and no low floor or inaccessible high floor vehicles are available. Newman Transit Route Network - February 2020 - Day by Andrej F, on Flickr
  6. Davisville yard, viewed from the Belt Line bridge by Yonge and Merton Streets, is something that comes to mind. With a bit of luck, you may run into some interesting work equipment, including the last Hawker-Siddeley H4 work cars in the city, parked in the yard.
  7. From an archive post on Facebook: 4037 and 4090 left for scrap on April 5, 2019. I will have an update to my list of disposal dates in a few days.
  8. That should be the key takeaway here. Who's to say those buses won't come back once the pandemic blows over? If this lasts long enough, there's probably not going to be a lot of money to go around for buying new stuff. Better to hold on to as many as you can, so that you know where you stand financially.
  9. I think it's too early to speculate on how transit is going to look after all of this. The post-COVID levels of services will come back eventually. This isn't the first pandemic that has happened since mass transit was devised, and after the Spanish flu, the world resumed turning eventually. When is a bigger question mark. If they're successful in devising a vaccine there's no reason why pre-COVID life can't be restored as soon as enough of us have got it. The question of whether they will be able to go ahead with expansions and growth is something else entirely. Depends on the economic situation.
  10. About a decade ago, I attended an open house at the Greenwood subway yard, and acquired a set of datasheets for the Camshaft (H1, H2, and H4) Hawkers, Chopper (H5 and H6) Hawkers, and T1 models of subway cars. I had to scan some documents this evening so I thought I'd throw these onto the end of my job. Hopefully some of you will find this information of value. Subway H1-4 datasheet by Andrej F, on Flickr Subway H5-6 datasheet by Andrej F, on Flickr Subway T1 datasheet by Andrej F, on Flickr
  11. A few weeks ago I had a job interview, and I didn't hear back from them for a while so I assumed I wouldn't get it. I had a virtual interview with them today, so I figured I might as well go in, practice my interview skills. The indications are that they want to give me the job, and I'm not sure whether I should laugh or cry. After some months of difficulty, a job finally comes to me in the grips of a global pandemic. You can't make this shit up.
  12. I live in a cold suburban town where no one is ever on the streets, and I'm a little disturbed by how many people I see outside all the time these days. I know the recommendation is to get fresh air and sunshine even now, but why did it take for a global pandemic whereby people are told to stay home as much as possible for people to actually be seen out in the streets? And what are the chances that any of these people will ever be seen in these streets again once all of this is said and done? Then there are the people who still take their children to the park and use the playgrounds and stuff like that, which is pretty appalling. I get the feeling a lot of people are treating this like a government-sponsored multi-month vacation instead of a serious global crisis.
  13. Streetcars on 505 have been deferred to late April. http://ttc.ca/Service_Advisories/Service_changes/Mar505.jsp
  14. 4505 is back in service today on the 512 after last running on April 10, 2019.
  15. Fortunately they were, yeah, which I'm immensely thankful for. If there is one thing I've learned so far from this pandemic is that I have taken far too many minutiae aspects of everyday life for granted. I'll be sure to think twice about doing so, once the flames are put out.
  16. Are you joking? The TTC is going to need their fares now more than ever.
  17. I mean, the economy suffering is pretty self-evident, and the fact that the spread of the virus will continue for a while is backed up virologists. It is a titanic leap to go from what we have currently to predicting that society as we know it will collapse, though.
  18. I don't think this kind of thinking is going to help us at all. This is an ever evolving and complex situation, and no one can accurately gauge how the future is going to look, and in the meantime thoughts like this are just going to further demoralize people. We don't even know how tomorrow is going to look, never mind what the far reaching consequences of this might or might not be. And especially not if society will collapse from it. We have to take this one day a time, and not let ourselves run away with apocalyptic fantasies we may never face.
  19. It turns out the whole boiler doesn't need to be replaced, just a specific part, a motor of some sort. A motor that the technician happened not to have on hand. We've been assured he'll be able to stop by tomorrow and do the job instead
  20. D'oh! Seems I left out the most important detail of the story. It's for hot water. We've already run out.
  21. That's just for food banks though. I don't see anything in here about grocery stores.
  22. To add further salt into the wound of current existence, our boiler appears to be on its way out. A technician is supposed to come over tomorrow to replace it (prime social distancing, that), but until such time, we're going to have to be careful with our use so as not to run out. In a household of 5 people this seems like a gargantuan order... and hopefully the technician does not bring an unwanted gift with him.
  23. Have they closed grocery stores in any nation under lockdown? Even in Italy, at the heart of the pandemic, they've got grocery stores open. Closing them sounds like a recipe for disaster - the indications are that at best we'll be stuck in the eye of the storm for at least a few months, what is everyone who doesn't grow their own food to do?
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