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Piano God

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  1. 9833 is now running in Nanaimo. Spotted on a 2A southbound this afternoon.
  2. An update from Nanaimo... 8006 and 8012 appear to have been donated to the mechanical trades program at Vancouver Island University. They're both in the gated lot on university property. 8002, however, remains at the RDN transit yard. It has been moved to the dead line at the extreme southeast end of the yard. Bike rack has been removed, too.
  3. I've seen 8002 running during peak times since school resumed, but I have not seen 8006, nor 8012 as of yet. I'll take a swing by the depot next time I'm in the vicinity...
  4. We're getting New Flyer XN40's! http://newflyer.com/index/news-app/story.146
  5. Nanaimo is getting the CNG fleet! http://www.transitbc.com/news/newsitem.cfm?newsid=1779
  6. To be honest, I did not take much of a look at the destination signs on 8006, but I will report back next time I see it in service... However, I noticed that 8002 is sporting Balios destination signs...
  7. The C-Class vessels, including the Alberni, will not see retirement for at least another 10 - 15 years. As for the Chilliwack, she has already undergone her first phase of a major rebuild that has already added new evacuation systems, watertight doors on the car deck and steel replacement. The second phase, which will occur sometime early next year, will be focused primarily on her passenger decks. This two-phased project should give her another 5 - 10 years of service with BC Ferries. Besides the Discovery Coast, the Chilliwack must serve Routes 7 (Saltery Bay - Earls Cove) and 17 (Comox - Powell River) in the off-season when the vessels that serve those respective routes require refit.
  8. The Queen of Esquimalt has now undergone scrapping. On June 1, 2011, she left Port Alberni under the tow of Pacific Tugboat Services tug, Alan G, bound for Ensenada, Mexico. Princess Jacqueline under tow in Alberni Inlet. by BCFS, on Flickr She arrived at her destination of Ensenada on June 9, 2011. The following photo shows that everything forward of her aft elevator has now been removed. The photo was taken in mid-July, so what currently remains intact, if anything, is unknown. http://fattonyenterprise.com/blog/wp-conte...a-mexico-15.jpg
  9. 9104 has been sent to Cullen in Nanaimo. It's currently sitting in their back lot facing the highway.
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