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  1. General Motorcoach Spottings & Photos

    I think late 2008 to 2009 was when it started with the new after treatment system. The vertical arrangement allows for less heat in the engine compartment and such as per the Brochure.
  2. G & W Coach Line - Vancouver

    The guy sold 328 to MingDat and I saw his new bus as you described. Saw it one night going for a wash at UCL and it had faint markings of Tai Pan Tours. and also, UCL has been farming out a lot of work. Most if not all their coaches are out. I know Wescan has been getting a lot of UCL work.
  3. Westar Vacations

    I've seen that Westar J4500 down here in town before a couple times. never thought much of it till you posted about it now.
  4. Collisions and Incidents thread

    No kidding. Dispatching buses in and out today was a brutal nightmare at Canada Place today.
  5. Vancouver general sightings and notes

    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.
  6. General Motorcoach Spottings & Photos

    Canview: Canview-1 by Dannny29, on Flickr
  7. Perimeter Transportation (2009-Present)

    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.
  8. Traxx Transportation

    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!
  9. Perimeter Transportation (2009-Present)

    Perimeter Transportation 2017 H3-45 #152 on RMR duty yesterday. Perimeter Transportation 2017 Prevost H3-45 #152-1 by Dannny29, on Flickr
  10. Charter Bus Lines of British Columbia

    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,
  11. General Motorcoach Spottings & Photos

    might be one of the Ex Premier Pacific units they have? Was it the 2003-2009 front fascia or the 2010+?
  12. Universal Coach Line

    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
  13. Cantrail

    Cantrail 462: Cantrail Coach Lines Prevost H3-45 #462-1 by Dannny29, on Flickr New addition?
  14. Universal Coach Line

    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.
  15. Universal Coach Line

    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
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