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  1. M. Parsons

    2016 Edmonton and Area spotting and news

    Who would want them?????????? Regardless, it's unconfirmed at this point. It's entirely possible (although, frankly, doubtful I think) that they're going through mid-life refurbishment which the LFR's of the same age are starting to go through.
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    2016 Edmonton and Area spotting and news

    2066 lurking outside DLM in the North yard. 6001 alive and well. The same can't be said for the Orion hybrids. They are most likely retired, with none on the road for a month now. Time will tell I guess.
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    Grande Prairie

    It will probably be sometime after Thanksgiving when I get up there. I suspect that might still be too early to catch the BYD's.
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    Anyone create their own transit system?

    Most excellent work (as is a lot of the work in this thread, notwithstanding some recent farting around...), but, would it be possible to manually drag and drop the thumbnail images into more of a horizontal orientation in the future so as to take up less space when viewing posts? See my reply above to see how this could make the overall length of the post shorter, and not stretched out over many lines and more compact. Granted, I know this doesn't help when the board screws up and duplicates the thumbnails, but, that's a topic for another thread.
  5. Hmmmmmm.... to help you out further with this discussion board, since you're allegedly a "new" member and all, I would like to suggest that this post qualifies as "inane chatter". Rates right up there with "nice pics" 😉 eh? (that's an insideish joke- you would have been on this board long enough to remember those repetitive posts from a certain member). "Inane chatter" is already referenced in the link supplied in a prior response to you, from me. it would be helpful if you could accordingly reference my prior post so that I don't have to link to a moderators prior guidelines for participating on this board again. I find it funny that you "like" posts where members of this board tell you to smarten up on this board, but, then you still carry on with your nonsense. I think the majority of us would prefer if you consistently posted new, relevant, ACCURATE, information (since you're a MiWay operator and additionally, one is who is fed a constant feed of BS information from his "Super"). Lets face it, while the post you replied to was relevant to the topics at hand (MiWay Nova deliveries kudos to the poster), a blurry photo of 1/8th of the bus with a concrete barrier in front does not qualify as an "amazing photo" by any stretch of the imagination. Certainly topical, but not amazing by any stretch of the imagination. Thanks again for your consideration of my concerns regarding your posting habits.
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    Good sir, I'm finding that you're posting a lot of useless inane drivel in this thread. I assume that given that you are (pretending?) to be a MiWay operator that you have a degree of maturity about you. Based upon that assumption, I would suggest that you take a read of this thread: https://cptdb.ca/topic/11440-posting-etiquette/ I would like to in particular draw your attention to this: "2. Posts and replies are to be well thought out and intelligent. We will also not tolerate one word posts or posts of inane 'chatter' on the board. Examples: LOL, , I saw it too, that's nice, etc." I feel that the above quoted post quite clearly is in violation of this guideline, and indeed, there''s MANY more posts from you that would fall into this category. Personally, I'm hoping the ban hammer is prepared to fall on you, but, in the mean time perhaps you could ratchet your posts back a tad and provide some information that a tad less foamy than "new we wait for the 19xx"? Thanks.
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    General FML moments

    The moment you realize the kid you just hired for his first job was 1 year old when you started at your employer.........
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    Grande Prairie

    Any idea when the BYD's might enter service? I'm thinking of doing a trip to Grande Prairie on Greyhound before they shut down, so, I'm hoping the BYD's are in service before the end of October!
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    Photography Equipment

    I found the OM-10 to be... weird. I didn't like not having control over the shutter speed unless you had the manual adapter, so I never picked one up for that reason. I still will occasionally a roll through my OM-1
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    Hybrid Spottings and News

    6005 and 6006 might be done. It's refurb time for the 2007 D40LFR's, and I can only imagine that would mean it was time for something to happen with those 2 oddballs as well, and when you have 100+ XD's coming in, I can only imagine the simplest option is to retire them rather then refurb 2 relatively unfamiliar buses. It's been 3 weeks since they regularly ran (except for a brief escape for 6005 on the 20th), and they haven't shown up on the 2 days of weekday service in September yet. Time will tell I guess. I'd hazard a guess they might be stored inside Tent C at Ferrier.
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    ETS Grande West Vicinity Buses

    2006 as the Mitchell floater, finding it's way onto the route 4 for a one way trip today. 2029 crapped out at South Campus and had to be hauled back to Ferrier with a flat bed. This run changed over 2 Vicinty's the day before, before 38 had to come and finish the block. And still going.... 38 and 40 have been making it out regularly, although they are the only 2 Passport's to see service in September so far.
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    Camrose getting public transit

    The Camrose Connector started service yesterday. Service is contracted to Red Arrow/ PWT who operate 3 round trips per day. $20 one way fare with stops in Edmonton at Southgate, Red Arrow south side, the University Hospital and University Transit Centre. According to the tender, all fare revenue goes to Camrose, so, presumably that fare is set by the City. Granted, who knows what could have happened during negotiating with PWT. No signage at the University Transit Centre (ie on bus stop flags) yet.
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    CTrain - S200 (series 9) cars

    And I don't mind the hard seats in a ETS 7000 series XD40. But then a NYC subway train or a ETS 7000 series bus ≠ a CT S200...
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    Proterra wins Edmonton's tender. https://www.proterra.com/press-release/edmonton-transit-service-orders-25-proterra-catalyst-e2-max-electric-buses/
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    ETS Electric Bus testing

    Proterra's for Edmonton. https://www.proterra.com/press-release/edmonton-transit-service-orders-25-proterra-catalyst-e2-max-electric-buses/