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  1. Gerbil

    Today's Sightings

    Putting 99 or 99% in the run box has become really common. I probably saw more vehicles with that these past two days than with the correct run numbers. The Azur I rode on the green line yesterday even had its run number as "199". LE 24-272 was on the 104 near Vendome around 17:20. SD 26-082 was back at MR on the 51 around 20:20. My 90 driver detoured along West Broadway, Harley, then Elmhurst this afternoon. I think it was a tactic to avoid traffic on St. Jacques as the bus ahead didn't go that way. It ended up being a failure though as it took the same amount of time (the traffic wasn't bad today, but I do think it was a good idea).
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    STM 22-XXX Retirement Watch

    That was a Stinson extra (460-62). It does the 460, 90 and 191 as well. Also, @Matt Demers, 105-36 is out only during PM rush and the evening. - Yesterday: 22-379 was on the 90 during PM rush. It seems to have been a change off for 30-040, which had been doing the same run earlier. 22-273 was on the 105 around 18:30. Today: I took 22-418 on a Stinson 90 extra (90-06) around 9:00. 22-354 arrived at Atwater as the 144 around 9:25. 22-298 was on the 24 near McGill around 9:40. 22-216 is on the 105 this evening. I saw it at Vendome around 17:15 and at Montreal-Ouest around 20:20.
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    Montreal Metro MR-63 Retirement Watch

    Are you sure it's not 4 trains? I saw three on my short ride (McGill-Atwater) around 16:30 today. I actually just missed element 001.
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    STM 22-XXX Retirement Watch

    Saturday: Legendre's 22-206, 22-379 and 22-389 were on the 90. 22-358 was parked at Atwater around 17:30. Not sure what it was doing there as the 144 is camera-equipped buses only on weekends. Today: I took SL 22-343 on the 90 around 8:45. LE 22-379 was on the 63 at Atwater around 17:20.
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    Today's Sightings

    Yesterday: 29-113 was on the 123. Someone covered all the fleet numbers with strike stickers... I had to check iBus to find out which bus this was. SD 29-032 was on the 51. LE 23-210 was on the 90. MR 30-091 was on the 124. Today: 37-037 was on the 105 with a scrambled looking destination sign. LE 24-216 was on the 90 in the morning. MR 25-247 was on the 92.
  6. Gerbil

    STM 22-XXX Retirement Watch

    I took 22-391 on the 90 around 7:40. 22-389 was at Vendome as the 104E around 8:00. 22-289 was En Transit in Westmount heading to do the 90 around 8:05. From iBus, I saw that 22-299 was also on the 90 this morning, 22-273 was on the 37 in the morning, 22-250 was on the 105 around 22:00 and 22-390 is on the 191 right now.
  7. Gerbil

    Today's Sightings

    Yesterday: 24-298 broke down at Atwater and was replaced by 24-295. It was supposed to be doing a Legendre extra on the 90 but never made it into service (broke down after arriving from the garage). LS 27-517 was on the 51. 27-019 is back at MR. It was on the 51. Today: LS 25-213 was on the 485 around 9:15. LE 24-276 was on the 425 around 9:20.
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    STM 22-XXX Retirement Watch

    I took 22-363 on the 144 around 8:45. 22-358 and 22-405 were also on the 144 at that time. I took 22-389 on the 90 around 16:55. 22-271 was on the 105 near Montreal-Ouest around 18:30.
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    Montreal Metro MR-63 Retirement Watch

    A member on the French forum specified the dates and lines: http://metrodemontreal.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18613&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight= There still seem to be quite a few in active service. I usually see multiple when I ride the green line during rush hour.
  10. Gerbil

    Today's Sightings

    It was at Vendome around 17:00, probably doing the 105. I don't think the 2009s are being permanently transferred to Stinson. I still see tons of them at Lasalle. My guess is that the buses are moving around more than usual because of the maintenance overtime strike. I've also noticed more cancellations than usual. - Yesterday: LS 24-303 was doing a LE extra on the 51. Today: 29-119 was on the 427 around 16:35 with the run box set to 1983. I think this because the drivers' union is SCFP local 1983. 26-081 is on the 105 this evening. LS 28-032 and 28-045 were on the 51 in the evening.
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    STM 22-XXX Retirement Watch

    The 191 does as well: there are even some midday. In total, SL has 5 runs that do the 191, 4 that do the 195 and 2 that do the 495. - I took AN 22-319 on the 90 during AM rush. It was on the 90 again during PM rush (different run). I was lucky to come across this one as the iBus wasn't working. 22-418, 22-248 and 22-228 were running back to back on the 24 around 9:00. I know 418 and 228 were Stinson extras, not sure about 248. 22-408 was parked at McGill around 16:30. It's a FR bus now as it has the new bumper. 22-256 arrived at McGill as the 125 around 16:30. 22-228 was on the 105 in the evening.
  12. Gerbil

    STM 22-XXX Retirement Watch

    I can confirm that there isn't (no Stinson buses on the 211 or Lasalle buses on the 16). If you saw the bus on the 16 in the morning, it's possible it changed garages during the day. Otherwise, it might have been a renfort that ended up doing both routes, since they seem to show up on iBus now. The run numbers aren't included in the API. I just know which run does what departure from the GTFS data. It's really tedious to access this information, so I only really bother with routes I take a lot (like the 90). Seeing interlines (but not departure times) can be done directly from the GTFS data (trips.txt file). - 22-286 was on the 124E at Vendome around 16:40. I took FR 22-228 on the 105 during PM rush. It's difficult to get on a specific 105 bus at Vendome, what with the CO directing passengers and buses leaving every 2 minutes. This one doesn't sound very good (loud and rough). LE 22-389 was on the 90 during PM rush. 22-206 and 22-391 were also tracking.
  13. Gerbil

    Today's Sightings

    I'm pretty sure 29-087-126 have the Faraday bells. Also of note is that 29-115-126 have unique grey seats (rather than the white ones found in newer buses). The run was 124-07, if you're interested (also does a round trip on the 124). - MR 27-019 was on the 138. SL 28-093 was on the 144 during AM rush. LE 23-235 was on the 90.
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    STM 22-XXX Retirement Watch

    Yesterday: I took 22-283 on the 90 in the morning. Today: 22-388 was tracking on the 90 during AM rush. It was doing run 108-47 (should have been on the 108 all day). I planned to take it on my way home on the 90 (17:11 departing Atwater), but the departure was cancelled. 26-010 came in on the 108 shortly before that time, so it may have been a renfort replacing 22-388. 22-264 was on the 144 during AM rush. I saw those three on the 105 as well. 22-418 was on an all day run and I saw it during PM rush (105-27). 22-249 got sent out for the evening on a different run (105-37). 195-06 is a SL extra. It deadheads from Dorval to Cote Vertu after finishing the 195 to do the 170.
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    Today's Sightings

    Yesterday: 30-003 was doing a renfort on the 162 followed by the 90 in the morning. Today: 30-008 and 30-010 were parked at Guy-Concordia around 17:15. I saw 30-010 again at Vendome around 17:40 (probably a renfort). MR 27-019 was on the 90. It seems to have a new front end. MR 27-017 was on the 124 at Vendome around 17:40. Also, all 3 electric buses are tracking on the 36 right now.
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