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  1. It's amazing what you can find at some of these shows. At train shows, I was able to buy transit tokens, banknotes in general, and bus and rail related postage stamps. At stamp & coin shows I was able to find vintage transit maps and fare media.
  2. The colour image on the Guernsey coin looks fantastic!
  3. I've been collecting coins and banknotes since I was a kid. I used to buy some of the proof sets from the Royal Canadian Mint. I've been trying to keep up with all the commemorative circulation coins like last year's dimes celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Bluenose. When I travel to another country, I try to save a bunch of the local coins that are in circulation, and I also set aside a couple of low denomination banknotes.
  4. Sandon, BC has Saskatoon 175 Thunder Bay Transit has Saskatoon 160 and 164
  5. If that f was capitalized I would’ve been asking where the preserved Flyer bus has been hiding. I finally booked a hotel by the airport where prices are more reasonable. Now I can answer your question. There’s a bunch of hotels across the street from Pearson Airport and along Dixon Rd. 52 runs along Dixon and connects the airport, hotels, and subway stations.
  6. My vacation time has been approved for September! So I'm able to attend the CLRV trip.
  7. Just curious, where will the 2021 convention be held? I heard it might be the Waterloo area?
  8. I hope 901 is still around when I visit at the end of the month.
  9. Yes, I'd love to see MTHA preserve an Invero. Not everyone is a fan of this bus, but it's such a unique-looking vehicle and it's an important piece of Winnipeg history.
  10. Hopefully I can make it to the Farewell CLRV fan trip.
  11. I won't be able to make it to this year's BHA, but I will be going to the one in Iowa City next year. In the meantime, I'm hoping to attend some of the smaller events happening this year.
  12. I just noticed something similar at the YVR South Terminal. Looks like the C92 will become the 412 in September.
  13. Hopefully I'll get to ride 1008 & 1009 within the next fews weeks. I've been really busy with work lately.
  14. Click on this link for more info: http://transitheritage.ca/upcomingevents.html
  15. Not sure if anyone was notified about this, but the Canadian Transit Heritage Foundation will be hosting a farewell Saskatoon MCI Classic fan trip on Sat, Jun 2, 2018. I hope to attend.
  16. I visited St. Pierre back in 2005. I'm sure a few things have changed by now. My sister & I flew to St. John's, NL, rented a car and drove to the town of Fortune. We stored our rental car in a gated compound and rode a fastcat ferry to St. Pierre. On board the ferry, a rep from the local tourism office was handed out guidebooks and acted as a travel counsellor. Upon arrival, we went through French customs. There were sniffer dogs checking out our baggage. People showed their provincial driver's license. I brought my passport as I wanted it stamped with SPM. From what I recall, the ATMs dispensed Euros. There's no public transit as the entire town is walkable. I spotted an MCI that was used as a tour bus. Being Asian, we were the centre of attention in SPM. People were nodding at us on the streets and saying bonjour madame & monsieur. The locals were also surprised that were able to speak a few words of French, especially when ordering food at a restaurant or shopping in a convenience store. We never made it to Miquelon, but we took a boat tour over to Iles aux Marins (Sailors Island). Here's the MCI that I spotted: Narrow roads & sidewalks in the town centre The ferry to/from Newfoundland:
  17. If there was no mention of Brandon, I would've thought you were visiting Calgary! Haha
  18. Great shots James! That's quite the hodge-podge of a fleet.
  19. Wow! You guys really twisted my arms. Haha I'm definitely coming out to Saskatoon & Prince Albert... even if it's for a very brief visit.
  20. Awesome photos Martin! Okay, you guys twisted my arm. I'll have to stop by on my way out of Winnipeg *Edited*
  21. Very interesting mix of equipment in Saskatoon & Prince Albert. I'm now tempted to pay a visit after the Winnipeg Farewell D40 trip...
  22. It would be nice to organize a Farewell Classic or Orion fan trip. I haven't been back to Newfoundland in 10 years.
  23. Going to Argentina from Vancouver involves making a connection in Toronto and maybe somewhere else along the route. The alternative is to go through the US, but I prefer to avoid that country unless I plan on visiting it. So if WestJet creates direct routes from Vancouver or Calgary to Buenos Aires or Santiago, that would be awesome! I'd love to see that too. More routes, more options to go from point A to point B.
  24. I actually look forward to seeing WestJet expand into Asia & South America. It'll make it easier for me to visit the ex-Vancouver trolley buses in Mendoza, Argentina. :-) Remember, Porter Airlines also has plans to expand across Canada. So there'll more competition in the domestic scene.
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