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M. Parsons

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  1. A TG2401 it is not. A good image of one appears on this page: http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/y/yellow_coach/yellow_coach3.htm I'd hazard a guess it is a TGH-3102 ex White Ribbon From OMOT's production rosters: 0371-0372 - GMDD/White Ribbon Bus Lines (Winnipeg MB) 30-31 09/54 I have in my collection a photo from Peter Cox of a White Ribbon Bus Lines TDH-5301 that became Winnipeg Transit. Off the top of my head I believe it ended up in the 1XX series with Winnipeg Transit, so I wouldn't be surprised if there were others that ended up in the Winnipeg fleet from White Ribbon.
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    CTrain - U2 cars Retirement Watch

    2066 (in Edmonton) has been parted out. Lots of glass gone, sitting on shop trucks on a unpowered track at DL McDonald.
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    BYD "E-Bus"

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/marthas-vineyard-latest-to-get-taken-on-a-bumpy-ride-by-warren-buffetts-electric-bus-company?_amp=true Not quite as damning as Albuquerque, but still...
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    Hybrid Spottings and News

    I never did post it here, but 6005 was sitting in a bay at Paterson for 3-4 weeks. Missing wheels, farebox in tact and it looked like part of a body panel missing. It looked like there was at least a chance she was getting some mid-life work done. Well, she returned to service this morning and was back out in the afternoon. 6001 has been MIA for a few days. Last I saw it was sitting inside of Ferrier in the same location an Orion was just before 6005 showed up in Paterson. 6005 felt a bit smoother and just seemed "quicker". I can't say for sure if body work was done, but I had speculated at the time that with Ellerslie doing a lot of bodywork, it could have been drive train work in Paterson. ETS does power train and body refurbs separately on an as needed basis around the midlife of the bus. What's up with 6001 I'm not sure. It's too early to tell. Given 6001 had an significant accident early in life, the bus might not need as body refurb as early.
  5. The only thing that would make sense would be a Flxible Flxette. Time frame is right, and there were Flxette's in Canada.
  6. Diamond seemed like an interesting operation. I hope to one day find more information on them. I didn't realize the history on the Fitzjohn's I don't think. Had no clue they were ex TTC units as I can't say I've ever checked the Wiki for any information on them. I've probably been in one of them as it still resides in the Edmonton area, along with a Diamond old look. It's been many years since I was in them... 2001 or 2002, and I literally had to crawl through other buses to access the old look. I did "relieve" the old look of it's builders plate and either the old look or Fitzjohn was "liberated" of it's run number box. I should dig out that plate and see what the history was on the old look.
  7. That's a lot of speculation. Where there actually even old look style Flxible's produced once they introduced their "New Look"? And if there were... Why would Saskatoon, with no prior history of purchasing Twin's or Flxible's, end up being the only operation in Canada to purchase them when a 30' GM "old look" option was available? I can't say for sure what you rode, although there were still gasoline powered CCF/ Brill buses in service in the 1960's.
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    ETS Grande West Vicinity Buses

    Let's correct this for you. "They've replaced ETS community bus cutaways" .
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    Future of Flickr

    I found this to be a good read that explained why they are making the change. 1TB is a hell of a lot of storage, and bandwidth associated with it, to give away for free with very minimal advertising. https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2018/11/01/photo-site-flickr-adds-unlimited-storage-pros-lowers-free-usage/1812495002/
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    Duplicate accounts

    Maybe some action should be taken against you for spamming this board about spam?? You've now whined about this same spam post in at least 2 threads. Stop it. Flag the post as spam and if it gets removed, it gets removed. If it doesn't, oh well, life goes on. No need to post about spam.
  11. Take a look at the date... August 30, 2018.... So although you retrieved it November 1 and 2 it is somehow showing quite old data.
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    Mobile Fare Payment & TVM Replacement

    Mobile ticketing was tendered for recently, closed on October 23.
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    General FML moments

    Wow. Heaven forbid a company asks you to pay for the resources that you use. There's hardly any advertising on Flickr and as a result, for a long time I've felt Flickr was "too good to be true" with 1 TB of storage. Of course, if that's how you feel that companies should be supply resources for free, why not invest your own money and start your own site providing free photo hosting? See how long you can stay in business for...
  14. Same buses as Kevin above. 6216 departing the VIA Station as the last Greyhound out of Edmonton. The south Edmonton depot and 6068 as the last bus into Edmonton.
  15. No, it's supposed to arrive in Edmonton Oct. 31 at 23:55. The bus would have arrived in Dawson Creek sometime in the morning on Oct. 31.
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