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    Burnaby, British Columbia
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    Hockey and Coaches is where the passion is at.

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  1. translink fan

    Greyhound Spottings & Photos

    Greyhound 86717 in Vancouver. First I've seen the newer X3-45's up here. I was hearing they were cycling some of these out west. And like I predicted, already some damage on the bus. But probably better than the 860XX series that are on the Vancouver- Seattle run. Greyhound Lines Inc Prevost X3-45 #86717-1 by Dannny29, on Flickr Greyhound Lines Inc Prevost X3-45 #86717-2 by Dannny29, on Flickr
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    New Flyer D40LF Retirement / Storage watch

    The series 50 was developed from the same existing block of the series 60. And both share a lot of the same parts between each other. You'd have a better chance of getting a manual for it and parts than some of the older engines that TRAMS is running. But I gotta give credit to TRAMS for having a mechanic who knows how to work on the older buses.
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    Rider Express

    So looks like things still going downhill for Riders Express.https://www.saobserver.net/news/promised-daily-bus-schedule-shrinks-to-one-day-a-week/ Been hearing rumours Mr Uray is considering pulling out.
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    Rider Express

    Let's see if they're around long enough if the owner Mr Uray gets his act together. I won't divulge what him and I talked about but I wished him luck and hope he can turn things around.
  5. translink fan

    Rider Express

    I chatted with the owner who is here in Vancouver with his Setra. After speaking with him, you're not wrong either.
  6. translink fan

    Vancouver general sightings and notes

    They're temperamental transmissions to work on from my experience so far with them. They're kinda fun to rip around and are great on the highway. But trash in the city.
  7. Last departure from Vancouver at 12:01 to Kelowna with bus #6108. Hound 6108-6 by Dannny29, on Flickr Hound 6108-11 by Dannny29, on Flickr Hound 6108-15 by Dannny29, on Flickr
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    Rider Express

    So somehow Greyhound has something to do with it.....? Right... I heard the guy had a check engine light come on and turned back to Calgary and didn't make it in today. Ebus started Kelowna and Kamloops runs this morning.
  9. translink fan

    Life After Greyhound

    Cantrail Coach Lines has submitted an application for Vancouver to Pemberton October 24th Bulletin
  10. My mistake. I kept thinking 2012 for some reason even though I checked their VINs when I worked on them. As for the box I never noticed them on 0634 to 0639. Can't see it in my photos but yours definitely clears that up.
  11. 2012's. What bump are you referring to? Only thing on top is the roof mounted exhaust. Greyhound Canada Prevost X3-45 #639-1 by Dannny29, on Flickr Greyhound Prevost X3-45 #635-1 by Dannny29, on Flickr
  12. Majority of the 6xx Prevost from Vancouver have been driven east. Not sure how far they have been so far but only 2 remain here.
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    BYD "E-Bus"

    Recent article on a local tour company here wanting to be fully electric by 2023. I wish them luck. West Coast Sightseeing fully electric.
  14. D4505's were actually pretty decent buses. Although I prefer to work on Prevosts, the white 06xx buses were just absolute junk. Crude dirt everywhere you can imagine. Corroded electrical connections that plagued the bus with codes, and more. The Prevost were in the shop more than the MCI's to a point. This was when I pulled the first of the 6 white Prevosts for Vancouver into the wash pad #639. I spent a good chunk of time rinsing as much as I could out before I could work on it. But then the refurbed 102's had their own issues. Going through brake drums and pads faster due to Greyhound switching to a cheaper drum that the pads outlasted. Lucky to get 6 months maybe out of them. And being Ex American buses, they didn't come with full jake heads unlike the Canadian buses with 3 jake heads and not 2 like the stateside ones did. (constant comments from drivers on the Post trip saying Jake doesn't work). Hundred of obsolete parts on them. The buses were old but upper management kept giving the shop a hard time on why so many buses were out of service.....
  15. They sold those retired ones that were sitting down the lot where PCL parks their buses on Kent Ave in Vancouver. Agreed that 1265 will probably head East with all the money they dumped into it.