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Robert Lubinski

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    At home at Davisville

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    Toronto
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    Toronto transit, subway historical info, subway fleet data and spotting reports.

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  1. Robert Lubinski

    TTC CLRV/ALRV updates and discussion

    4143 is back out on 506 this morning.
  2. Robert Lubinski

    TTC CLRV/ALRV updates and discussion

    I'm surprised 4247 was sitting at Russell that long. Cars that ran in service longer were hauled away long before that one! It must have been a stockroom on wheels.
  3. Robert Lubinski

    TTC CLRV/ALRV updates and discussion

    A lot of them have had special uses and non-standard equipment, most of them known only internally. You could fill a whole page if you looked at fleet number font variations. Here are a few off the top of my head to get you started. If you really want to make a comprehensive list, start researching, there's a lot history before 2014 to be found. 4000 - 1984 Celebration Ontario Bicentennial (yellow) 4002 - 1984 Celebration Toronto Sesquicentennial 4005 - 1984 Celebration Ontario Bicentennial (blue) 4031 - last car with couplers in 1988 4024 - chartered by Dave Stewart of Eurythmics for tour promotion 1990 4046 - WSIB all-black remembrance car in 2018 4063 - used to carry Saudi prince to CNE for special Saudi Arabia exhibit 1991 (I think). 4072 - used in official opening for 509 in 2000 4089 - air conditioning prototype- removed after test period 4093-4106 equipped with radios for night car service before CIS (up to 1990). 4134 - first ever wrapped CLRV, for Starbucks in 2000 4136 - clearance test car for roof-mounted air conditioning (type used on 4041) 4140 - at 514 opening June 2018 4145 - last one in service with original gold-tinted windshield 4165 - first CLRV to receive LED taillights 4175 - to be used for 1984 celebration, paint adhesion problems, first CLRV repainted that wasn't one of the celebration cars 4205 - used in official opening of 509 in 2000 4238 - protoype air-conditioning later removed 4240 - first ALRV with LED taillights 4251 - first wrapped ALRV, for Starbucks (similar to 4134)
  4. Robert Lubinski

    TTC CLRV/ALRV updates and discussion

    4114 is tracking on 506 this morning after a couple of weeks at Hillcrest.
  5. Robert Lubinski

    TTC CLRV/ALRV updates and discussion

    4171 was at Russell missing one set of front doors and half a skirt but powered up a couple of days ago.
  6. Robert Lubinski

    Missing in action subway cars

    Does anyone have the date when RT90-91 came out the shops as a work car unit? Thanks! Previous silver painted cars: one M-1 car with one side painted, 5309; one H-2 car with one side painted, 5574; and one H-4 with one side partly painted, I think 5643. Two G-1 work cars were painted silver to look like the aluminum G-2 work cars, RT36-37, originally 5068-69. End caps were repainted grey at some point on everything from the refurbed H-4s up. M-1s and H-1s had ends painted silver in overhauls and H-5s that came with black ends were repainted silver within a year of delivery. I think only the H-2s never got the end caps repainted. Aluminum G-2 work cars RT14-15 had the non-cab ends facing the tunnel washer car painted black in the mid-1990s. That's everything I can think of for painted cars.
  7. Robert Lubinski

    TTC CLRV/ALRV updates and discussion

    4181 had a bad-sounding compressor the last time I saw it in late March, running non-stop and bleeding off air. They probably gave up on it.
  8. Robert Lubinski

    TTC CLRV/ALRV updates and discussion

    The recent ones are the cars that had roof repairs. The red stripe above the windows is also usually freshly repainted.
  9. Robert Lubinski

    TTC CLRV/ALRV updates and discussion

    Those are the original as-delivered style numbers. The interior numbers are that style.
  10. Robert Lubinski

    TTC CLRV/ALRV updates and discussion

    This was what I had from personal observation, never saw any official lists. I compiled this in 2014-2015 before retirements started so it should be pretty complete. There should still be about 18 out there.
  11. Robert Lubinski

    TTC CLRV/ALRV updates and discussion

    4132 has gone MIA since March 17.
  12. Robert Lubinski

    TTC CLRV/ALRV updates and discussion

    Would have taken a couple of body technicians working on it part time a while but it was repairable according to a retired technician who took a good look at it. The body damage was significant but no electronics or circuitry was really damaged. Unfortunately, it was bad timing.
  13. Robert Lubinski

    TTC CLRV/ALRV updates and discussion

    4133 is tracking on 501 as of 0605 this morning.
  14. Robert Lubinski

    TTC CLRV/ALRV updates and discussion

    4140 was in a collision back in October that took out the corner post of the front panel on the closed side. Some body work was done and then they gave up on it. Not my photo.
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