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    2019 Nova LFS Order

    Interesting to see how they’re bike rack equipped on delivery.
  2. Construction on Queen St. is now essentially complete. To my astonishment the old 1960s era 12-8-8 light at Queen and Metcalfe was NOT replaced! Not only that but the red tape that had been wrapped around it during construction was also removed. It lives on! It is one of only two surviving lights from that era with the pole on top and bottom with the cross wire in the middle situated diagonally. The other being the 8-8-8 on Bronson at the Queensway off-ramp.
  3. I used this station as the source: http://climate.weather.gc.ca/climate_data/daily_data_e.html?hlyRange=1953-01-01|1969-05-31&dlyRange=1840-03-01|2017-04-27&mlyRange=1840-01-01|2006-12-01&StationID=5051&Prov=ON&urlExtension=_e.html&searchType=stnName&optLimit=yearRange&StartYear=1999&EndYear=1999&selRowPerPage=25&Line=0&searchMethod=contains&Month=1&Day=15&txtStationName=toronto&timeframe=2&Year=1999 - doesn't specify where in Toronto. I didn't use Pearson (or the Island) as they typically receive less snow than elsewhere within the GTA. This weather station reported 113 cm from 01-16JAN99. For Ottawa and Montreal, you're actually right, not as much snow fell as I thought, but it was still a good amount. Ottawa (at the airport) had 77 cm from 01-16JAN19 and Montreal (Dorval airport) had 86 cm. The South Shore of Montreal (St-Hubert airport) was closer to the above-noted Toronto weather station 93 cm. Obviously the difference is Toronto doesn't have the snow removal infrastructure of either Ottawa or Montreal. Ottawa especially has had several winters in the past 50 years with more than 300 cm of snow and in 1970 and 2008 over 400 cm!
  4. Go to about the 11:30 minute mark of this video and check out 6113 in 1988! A few seconds later an all-blue Sears truck passes by. A bit after that, you'll see Eaton's and a glimpse of a couple of signs for IGA and one for Dominion! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kc40oSNJxVk
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    2019 Nova LFS Order

    Not bad for an updated livery. Still wish KFC would return...would have been a fitting tribute to the original 97xx Nova LFSes, lol
  6. Here's a flashback to 20 years ago in the aftermath of Toronto's Army call-in snow "emergency": Even 20 years later and being in Ottawa, where about the same amount of snow fell (ditto in Montreal), the thought of calling in the Army to shovel snow still brings out a chuckle.
  7. Indeed. For the cigarette ad, by that point in the mid-90s, event sponsorship was the only way in which the cigarette makers could advertise. Oh the old YOW air terminal building. What an embarrassing way to welcome travelers to the Capital that was. Can you imagine trying to pump through current traffic levels of 5 million passengers into that thing? It would be virtually impossible to do. Even back in 1995, when traffic was under 3 million that place was bursting at the seams.
  8. It’s definitely a 74xx or 75xx due to the rear window being a sliding window and there are roof air vents that didn’t exist on the 72xx and 73xx...and then on the 71xx and earlier the small square window could open too. While I’m pretty sure GM discountinued the sliding square window, does anyone know why OC chose to select the port side rear window as unopenable? An even bigger mystery is I why were 1/2 the windows on the mid-series 77xx buses unopenable? Didn’t OC also sequentially skip over a block of numbers in the 77xx series too? They were numbered 7701-7765, but weren’t only about 50 units actually delivered. Was there a batch cancelled from the original 1977 order?
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    STO 89xx-95xx Classic Spottings/Retirement Watch

    I know 9131-33 had not been spotted in a while. Well this morning on the 17 I spotted 9132.
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    STO 89xx-95xx Classic Spottings/Retirement Watch

    Saw 9134 this morning and 9136 yesterday morning.
  11. 8792

    TTC GM Fleet Reminiscing

    That was awesome. Here's more action from these guys. This time on a '62 Jimmy:
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    STO 89xx-95xx Classic Spottings/Retirement Watch

    I couldn’t get a good enough view of it to tell.
  13. https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2199441560125816&id=256041347799190&set=a.256045541132104 https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2226094544127184&id=256041347799190&set=a.256045541132104 https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2249360021800636&id=256041347799190&set=a.256045541132104 https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2258004044269567&id=256041347799190&set=a.256045541132104
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    STO 89xx-95xx Classic Spottings/Retirement Watch

    Spotted during the Wednesday morning rush on Rideau: 9137 9136 (or 5...couldn’t get a clear view)
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    TTC GM Fleet Reminiscing

    If anyone finds a video, TTC or otherwise of a driver turning a non power steering New Look, I’d love to see it. When I rode the MTA’s historic 6101 in NYC last December, the Christmas historic buses are all unfortunately on the M42 , which has zero turns. The only turn was after the last stop and the driver turned off 42nd Street after everyone got off. Was only able to catch a glimpse of the non power steering wheel in action.
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