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  1. Wow! Didn't know it was posted already! Didn't think it would get approved. Now curious if they would do curbside pick up or get a space within Pacific Central. I was told that Flix had inquired about a bay, and that they'd have to make a deal with existing companies to share a bay on their terms. Maybe they'll just share with Greyhound?
  2. Interesting info I found out from my Prevost sales rep out west here. Apparently MTR has applied to the BC Passenger Transportation Board to be granted a license to run from Eugene to Vancouver. And MTR is already running FlixBus Seattle to Portland. They applied last August so right now its just waiting on a decision. Curious if it'll get approved even though Greyhound US, Quick Shuttle, and Cantrail already run between Vancouver and Seattle.
  3. I wouldn't hold my breath on those 600s unless all their electrical problems were solved. When we first got them in Vancouver, nothing but codes and electrical problems kept them in the garage very often. Wonder if they still smell like limestone inside to this day.
  4. First Transit holds the lease for the space including the platform and bays. So the bays that Wilson's, Cantrail, Ebus, and Riders use are sublet respectively.
  5. Rider Express loading up inside Pacific Central once again yesterday morning. From the sounds of it they managed to get a lease agreement for a bay with First Canada.
  6. That ordering when necessary mentality confused me. Stuff as basic as DEF one time I had to wait because they had it coming in from New Jersey when it was available locally probably for cheaper. They really did not like storing vital parts or even have them because to upper management it looked like money sitting on the shelf that could be spent somewhere. I never knew they did charters until I had seen only 1 time with my own eyes a Greyhound doing a cruise transfer.
  7. Do you happen to know why Greyhound Canada never was ordered new buses and was just given refurbished hand me downs for the most part? At my short stint in the Vancouver garage, just seemed like everyday I walked into the pre shift meetings that they kept telling us our number of buses out of service was too high and we had buses piling up in the yard. Lots of occasions when I was trying to fix minor things on buses it just seemed like I had to MacGyver it to work because parts weren't available anymore. Felt so bad at times when a driver would come in looking for a bus but they had to wait to see if we could push one out that could make it into service. I feel the maintenance garages in Canada cared but were just not given enough to work with.
  8. Not anymore. Only lasted 5 days. Back out to loading in front of Pacific Central.
  9. Screen grab from a brief video sent to me of one of the red units in Kitimat
  10. My buddy I spoke to recently working with PWT in Kitimat mentioned that there was some mroe red units out here in the West for the LNG work. Will get more info if I can, said they were in the 800 series fleet numbers? Checking the wiki, closest would be the 8800 series. Will have to see if I can get pictures.
  11. Ebus 5739 resting today: Ebus 2020 Prevost H3-45 #5739-1 by Dannny29, on Flickr Ebus 2020 Prevost H3-45 #5739-2 by Dannny29, on Flickr
  12. Wilson's is selling H3-45 #7756 from what it looks like on Prevost's pre owned site: https://www.prevostcar.com/pre-owned/2007-prevost-h3-45-wcl-0 Vin matches what's on the wiki.
  13. That's unfortunate. Seems though that PWT is still doing well out west between BC and Alberta with all the industrial work they have. Plus the transit contracts. But Ebus in BC passenger counts aren't so hot. Regardless, I'm still thankful for work still.
  14. 2 PWT Red H3-45's got transferred out west from Ontario. One of them is 5721. Other I'm unsure of but are at Prevost here in Vancouver. Will try and photograph them when they come through. With the 2 transfers, the 2 X3-45's #1591 and 1592 were sent back to Alberta.
  15. Update. Following fleet numbers up there are: 0640, 0642, 0643, 0644, 0645, 0648.
  16. My buddy up in Kitimat sent a picture of X3-45 #640. He mentioned there's about 6 in the Greyhound scheme up there. Also mentioned some white X3-45s in the First compound. Will find out what fleet numbers for the GLC graphics are up there.
  17. I was told the D40LF's are being run until their MVI expires. So whenever a lot of them returned to service, they have 6 months on an inspection. Unless something catastrophic happens to them to mothball them.
  18. I have a feeling more of those 600 series X3-45s are going to be making their way back out west for work in Kitimat that First has going on. Several are out West here.
  19. I hear First lost the contract for inside runs in the Kitimat site to Diversified according to a buddy up there right now.
  20. Im not entirely sure I haven't seen them myself. I'll have to ask!
  21. 1 of 2 2021 H3-45's purchased for Ebus for the BC service. #5738 captured below. 5739 I will try and catch when it's in next. Ebus 2021 Prevost H3-45 #5738-3 by Dannny29, on Flickr Ebus 2021 Prevost H3-45 #5738-1 by Dannny29, on Flickr
  22. Just adds salt to the wound when no one is buying any buses at all right now.
  23. Traxx never to my knowledge has had a Temsa. Maybe you're confusing it with the ABC 3035RE's they had? At least 1 or 2 are still left and are in Kamloops in the Canada West Fleet when I last saw one.
  24. Nailed it. And not far off how Greyhound worked. The Vancouver - Seattle buses were supposed to be in a "Strict Pool" due to the fact that only enough buses had the PTB plate for their operating license in BC. But on more than one occasion I'd service a bus that wasn't plated for BC.....meanwhile I'd book a PTB plated GLI bus into the system and see it had been bouncing around California all over the place. But alas, only some drivers I knew actually noted the lack of plate but were forced to take the bus anyways. Buses that were actually decent caused some drivers to play dirty. If one driver came in on a sched with a good bus. And the guy behind him who finished after had a crap bus, that guy behind would end up taking that first driver's bus as he would then be the first one out before the first guy who was going out later. So the guy going out later would end up with the other driver's crap bus that maybe would make it back.
  25. Looks like Rider Express took delivery of a Temsa TS-35. For service between Sakatoon and Regina according to the Facebook post by them.
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