translink fan

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  1. ZF transmissions are a finicky beast. The Ecolife's computer has a complicated system of where it literally calculates your every move (same with all other ZF transmissions). So in the case of a bus: Plane, terrain, speed, etc is all thought out and it picks the best gear for max efficiency and such. That is why you may have the awkward upshifts and kick downs as some drivers here mentioned. The computer is trying to pick the next gear to match however you're driving. The retarder is also built into the transmission so you can set it to kick in as soon as you let off the accelerator and whatnot. I've noticed some of the novas has that feature removed and lets the driver able to coast and not have the bus immediately jerk forward slowing down. When I took apart a ZF transmission I was amazed at the complexity it had from the gears to the programming. Allison's are in my opinion far more easier to work with and use. Smooth shifts and all. Eaton Fullers are pretty fun too. But again, everything has it's pros and cons.
  2. Canview: Canview-1 by Dannny29, on Flickr
  3. Primarily for the contract is to CBL or VTT. But tour companies like Scenic, Trafalgar, APT, etc have their passengers on the train as well so they have their coach provider buses there as well. Perimeter #152 could be doing a farm out at the time of photo as well.
  4. Some shots of 2017 H3-45's doing pick ups for RMR. Some units are legaled with VTT or Traxx. Traxx Coach Lines 2017 Prevost H3-45 #5233-1 by Dannny29, on Flickr Traxx Coach Lines 2017 Prevost H3-45 #5238-2 by Dannny29, on Flickr Traxx Coach Lines 2017 Prevost H3-45 #5614-2 by Dannny29, on Flickr Will be getting shots of other units soon. Enjoy!
  5. Perimeter Transportation 2017 H3-45 #152 on RMR duty yesterday. Perimeter Transportation 2017 Prevost H3-45 #152-1 by Dannny29, on Flickr
  6. Thought I'd pass along a picture courtesy of a friend. New buses being decaled Traxx but legals remain VT&T. All companies as mentioned are still running as they are right now,
  7. might be one of the Ex Premier Pacific units they have? Was it the 2003-2009 front fascia or the 2010+?
  8. 2 Brand new 2017 J4500's from the factory. 889 and 890: Universal Coach Lines 2017 MCI J4500 #889-1 by Dannny29, on Flickr Universal Coach Lines 2017 MCI J4500 #890-1 by Dannny29, on Flickr
  9. Cantrail 462: Cantrail Coach Lines Prevost H3-45 #462-1 by Dannny29, on Flickr New addition?
  10. Not sure. Thats a question for the owner. And so far all its been one.. Edit: All the UCL Coaches say "Operated" so I don't really know why it matters.
  11. Was hanging at Universal today with a friend when I noticed a new style H3-45 pull in all dirty. Didn't take much of it until I saw the fleet number 887. Thought I had seen it before but turns out it just pulled in from the Quebec Factory! Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome #887! A 2017 Prevost H3-45! Here's some pictures in the yard. I was looking through it and asked the regional manager if it was to be assigned to a particular tour company. No plans yet. Doesn't even have plates yet! Enjoy! Universal Coach Lines 2017 Prevost H3-45 #887-11 by Dannny29, on Flickr Universal Coach Lines 2017 Prevost H3-45 #887-10 by Dannny29, on Flickr Universal Coach Lines 2017 Prevost H3-45 #887-8 by Dannny29, on Flickr Universal Coach Lines 2017 Prevost H3-45 #887-7 by Dannny29, on Flickr Universal Coach Lines 2017 Prevost H3-45 #887-2 by Dannny29, on Flickr Universal Coach Lines 2017 Prevost H3-45 #887-4 by Dannny29, on Flickr
  12. managed to see 2 of ISL's latest purchases. 2017 J4500s #5418 and 5418 from friday. International Stage Lines 2017 MCI J4500 #5415-1 by Dannny29, on Flickr International Stage Lines 2017 MCI J4500 #5418-1 by Dannny29, on Flickr
  13. They came around sometime last year. K&C coach sold to someone and with it went a Black H3-41 and an old H3-45 from what I was told by a friend who drives for them. Then the owner bought a bunch of coaches. Not sure why they have 2 different names though, but they are registered as Pacific West Coach lines anyways on the PT registry. Other than that, I don't know much more.
  14. Shot of the Safeway coaches from Attridge lined up in the yard. Courtesy of my girlfriends aunt.
  15. They'd be just fine sitting in storage. Just disconnect their batteries and keep them out of the elements and they will start up no problem. Save some money and store them instead of spending more to keep them on the road just to sit and do nothing. Many companies de-plate buses and let them sit when not in use and bring them right back when time comes.