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    Hockey and Coaches is where the passion is at.

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  1. 19302 outside the shops yesterday at Prevost.
  2. Dropped another bus to Prevost today and saw an Electric Nova one bay over from my last picture posted previously. Will ask if I pick up a bus from Prevost tomorrow.
  3. Chatted with the branch manager and mentioned a couple weeks back they had some AC work done on them. But other than that, they should be ready for service.
  4. Doesn't look like it. Saw 19302 on July 4th while I was at Prevost dropping a bus off. It was inside on the hoist.
  5. West Coast Sightseeing has received 2 loaner 35 foot coaches before their 2 45 footers arrive anytime. Heard one may have broken down on trials today. Will see how they turn out on doing their tours.
  6. Ex PCL H3-45 #3019 is now part of Cantrails fleet. Will be 464. Picked it up other day to go for a service at Cullen Diesel. 6 buses remain left to be sold. Cantrail Coach lines Prevost H3-45 #464-1 by Dannny29, on Flickr
  7. CBL Prevost H3-45 #5203 at Butchart Gardens April 13th, 2019 for Tour Click Charter Bus Lines of BC Prevost H3-45 5203-1 by Dannny29, on Flickr
  8. Last I heard was they will be stopping on Main St after this month when their permit with the city runs out for in front of PCS. There is a tour bus zone on main facing Northbound. Riders will probably follow as well. Only Wilsons has bays inside PCS.
  9. Damn 6272 was the bus I did my training on at Greyhound. One of the few Detroit/ ZF combos that reversed smoothly.
  10. 2 days left. CBL/ TRAXX has bought couple of the XL-II's. Cross Canada Coach has bought 3 of the older H3-45's. 3018 off the top of my head as one of them. 3019 has been bought by Perimeter. 3027 has been transferred to Cantrail. Will be Cantrail 463. Rest of the buses that have not been sold are going to be stored. As for what will happen after, I'm not sure.
  11. Hat racks I agree as those mounts where struts attach to wear over time and snap off. Steering wheels buttons I have experienced. One of our early 2013 H3-45's steering controls went out and drivers didn't realize the bus had a back up retarder button on the dash besides the steering wheel. So they'd set the retarder on the steering wheel when it wouldn't work without knowing. Brake jobs ahoy on that bus. Haven't had a lower alternator pulley go on our 2016's. Should be checking pulleys and listening to the bearings on regular maintenance checks. What annoys me are the engine door light assemblies using a mid grade bolt that corrodes with plastic nuts that hold it. Closed a door one day and both came falling down. And if a light was out, you gotta shell out $300 for a whole replacement assembly. Can't just replace the individual light that was out.
  12. I was told by a coworker who pushed for the inspections to be done immediately that the 81 BAE units they have in service have all been gone through and inspected already for a problematic fitting in the steering system. Can't remeber off the top of my head what it is called but it caused some grime to get in a connection and interfere with the steering because they have electric steering (correct if I'm wrong). And whatever else is coming on delivery, the issue has been addressed.
  13. Universal got a handful of 2018 J4500s. 1101 is the lowest and 1107 is the highest I've seen. Here's 1103 and 1107. Universal Coach Lines 2018 MCI J4500 #1103-1 by Dannny29, on Flickr Universal Coach Lines 2018 MCI J4500 #1107-1 by Dannny29, on Flickr And 823 is wrapped for Skylynx now too. Universal Coach Lines MCI J4500 #823-1 by Dannny29, on Flickr
  14. Spent some time after reading your post looking at a bunch of photos and googling. Found this 2018 article that mentions that specific front design for 2018 CX45's. 2018 CX45 front redesign Would hazard a guess that it isn't a refurb but that front cap may be available as an upgrade. But I have yet to see that available besides the 2013 onward front cap which is what you posted in the second photo. Only difference is the black trim with "Van Hool" on it is thinner in the 2018 design from the thicker 2013 design. The C2045R might be the new 2018 front cap.
  15. How are they in terms of cupping wear on the edges? On our scheduled service coaches they use recap Michelin Synergy's which do wear a bit faster but cup pretty good too from the turning.
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