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M. Parsons

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  1. Yeah, that ones been done for over a week now. 4931 is the highest I've seen done, and today, caught 4915 on the 700 with A/C.
  2. Well played sir. Well played. Un-cancelled.
  3. That's it! The one I was going to do for December is CANCELLED. 😆
  4. November 25, 2020: Updated the Edmonton Transit Service streetcar page with 22 photos and the CN section with 62 photos. (84 photos total). The Edmonton section feels a little bit more complete after populating a streetcar page 20 years after that heading was added! And the majority of the photos on that page are not images of ERRS equipment.
  5. Your link is to a MP3 file. 😉 There's actually quite a number of ex VIA locomotives around. I believe the majority of the rebuilt 6300 series F units found new homes, with a couple still running for Ontario Southland in revenue freight service. Generally speaking quite a few of the other F units and MLW FPA4 locomotives found a new home, some in museums, but certainly some earning their keep in excursion service. There is even at least one FPA4 converted to run on natural gas running for the Napa Valley Wine Train.
  6. I always flip 510 around.🙄 Oddly, there is a 520X listed on at least one bus stop sign, but, no listing when I last checked on the April 25, 2021 on the ETS page. I'd speculate it is a second LRT replacement bus.
  7. The original plan for the network redesign called for each quadrant of the City to be changed at different times. Fortunately, we didn't go that route as Council told Transit to do it all in one shot. Do you realize that DATS cost the exact same as regular transit? There are not even specific DATS fare products. It's not possible to do that. When you're changing the fundamental system as much as this change will be, there is no way to run a trial or transition. The closest thing will be that the 150x, Valley Line SE route until the LRT opens, overlaps after the LRT opens to allow rides to transition for a time period. Also, it's starting on a Sunday not Monday... it's a minor fact, but, accuracy in posting is important.
  8. No, I suspect it will be back. Could just be a long lead time component. We've seen the various hybrids parked for periods at a time.
  9. That's not an ETS problem. That's a "you" problem. Leave earlier.
  10. Holy crap. 2 in one week instead of my usual less than 1 per year. November 23, 2020: Updated the Edmonton Transit Service Historic Collection page with new information and photos. (42 photos).
  11. November 21, 2020: Updated the Edmonton Transit Service with new section for Proterra's (42 photos) and Streetcars (3 photos). (45 photos). Plus everything else Jamie has been up to: http://barp.ca/2020updates.html
  12. 8021- CFH-8622 8022- CFH-8623 8024- CFH-8625 8027- CFH-8628 8029- CFH-8630 I forgot to check plates Thursday, remember today though. Otherwise I would have 8028 as well. 8032 alluded me both days and I haven't seen 8023 yet, although, I think it's safe to say 8021-8029 are sequential.
  13. Welcome the board. I like to direct you to this: https://cptdb.ca/topic/17809-forum-guidelines/ Your post is certainly in contradiction of this point, especially given that you dredged up a thread which is literally over a decade old in order to contribute nothing further to the thread. Ensure your posts contribute to the discussion in a relevant and respectful manner. Posts that don't may be removed. Thank you, and remember: Think twice. Post once.
  14. 4926 is the first D60LFR retrofitted with driver air conditioning that I've spotted. Didn't see any other ones today out of the 10 or so D60LFR's I spotted.
  15. Just like the trolleys days... Centennial has pretty much sent nothing on this week (like Mitchell was good for) and Andrews is doing something at least... In fact, the past two mornings have been impressive. 11 buses Wednesday, 12 buses Thursday. Alas, only 2 midday and nothing in the PM peak or into the evening. None the less, they have been sending out buses from the second lot. From today: 8019 from the first batch. 8021 and 8028 from the second batch. 8021 with a "Lest We Forget" sign too. I was working on getting a shot of 8032, but, it never entered Belvedere on it's last trip.
  16. For some reason I think the Canadian equipment might not have all had the lettering and flags until a bit later. I don't recall the year at this moment went I first encountered the Canadian. Entirely accidental as it left Edmonton one morning and I was at the right place at the right time at Walker. I vividly remember the bug shields on the locomotives of all things. I need to dig those photos out. I tried to photograph every car on the train but I ran out of film on that roll. Pretty sure that the locomotives had the Canada lettering and flags though. I've been keeping an eye out for slides on eBay of the CN RS-18m with Tempo's painted for VIA, and even Tempo cars in VIA colours, although I discovered recently I already have a few VIA Tempo's in my collection. I've kind of come to like some of the oddball VIA stuff out there.
  17. The lettering I gather started to appear around the 1998-1999 timeframe. I meant to include that in my original post and forgot. https://rapidotrains.com/master-class/diesel-locomotives/f40ph-2d-master-class "All 59 units carried the original paint scheme shown here from 1986 until 1998. At that time, the revised "Canada" scheme was born and started to be applied to the F40PH-2Ds and passenger cars."
  18. A couple of random questions.... 1. How quickly was the "Canada" lettering and flag added to the locomotive and passenger car fleet? Since it's a tough decision since I can't afford to buy all variations of the livery out already (LRC cars) and in the future (F40's and Canadian cars). So far with the LRC cars I've decided to go without the logos added. 2. Why didn't the RS-18m's fitted by CN with HEP equipment for the Tempo cars ever end up in the VIA fleet? It seems they kept pulling the Tempo cars well into the VIA era. Thanks in advance!
  19. Let me fix that for you: Given that Proterra is retroactively calling Edmonton's buses ZX5's, and have been delivering new buses since October which might actually have ZX5_DP on the builders plate vs the CAT40DP on the first lot, which were delivered under the Catalyst branding.
  20. http://barp.ca/bus/alberta/ets/etsbbc/etsbbca.html
  21. I tend to disagree that "that's all". The D40LF's in Victoria are 1998's. 22 years old, going on 23, no where close to 30 years old as you claimed. And as you say it's just been "talk" about Nova's approaching their end of life, and there is lots truth to replacing after 12 years. Those policies vary agency to agency. MiWay has even retired D60LFR's after 10 years as they were approaching the end of their economical life cycle. You just made a poor comparison between rail vehicles and buses, and you had your facts wrong about the buses. Not trying be a dick, but, it helps to have your facts straight.
  22. Edmonton's apparently already has had some discussions with Calgary about the potential for a future joint order. Doesn't necessarily mean S200's though. Could just be a joint competitive procurement, but, I could see it ultimately leading to S200's.`
  23. TransEd is the P3 that is building and operating the Valley Line SE LRT. Nothing to do with RTSC or the network redesign. **They will not operate buses. Ever.**
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