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Bernie

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  1. Bernie

    Transit Windsor

    They both have had a electrical problems, #701 did see some service in early 2017 then it disappeared, #702 has not seen service well over a year, both have sat at the garage since then.
  2. Bernie

    Transit Windsor

    Here is a update to buses being retired, seen with plates removed today numbers 416, 424, 521, 523, 549, 551, 552, 553, 672, 679, 685, 701 & 702, as for the rest that is to be retired that depends each day on what is running then. I was wrong on the LFS ,time will tell what ones are next.
  3. Bernie

    Transit Windsor

    the Eldorados haven't seen service an year, and the 97 LFS are still on the road, only two Orion VI's have been retired (416 & 419), with 5 buses being held back a good chance they will be the LFS's as they have had work done to them. There are some Flyers D40i already sitting with plates removed and they are having issues with them. At the time the 8000 series have been used on the tunnel run in fact 8017 is on the run today, they are also used on the express route and senior specials. I saw 8015 last Thursday night on the Walkerville route. The 8000 series were numbered 578 - 601 at the Nova plant and had to be renumbered as there was already a number 601, so the 8000 series was picked and had nothing to do with the year.
  4. Bernie

    Transit Windsor

    The new buses did not come equipment with some of the I.T. equipment which is being done at the garage, so they are used for senior specials, tunnel bus and express services where they don't have to announce the stops til the I.T. equipment is installed.
  5. Bernie

    Transit Windsor

    8001 was in service today doing a Senior Special, this was numbered 578 from the plant.
  6. Bernie

    Transit Windsor

    Mat you have a collectors photo of 580 as the new buses are being renumbered starting at 8001 on.
  7. Bernie

    Transit Windsor

    They will start at 578 - 599.
  8. Bernie

    Toronto Transportation Society - 2017 Trips

    4 routes service the College Ave. Terminal, Transway 1C, Crosstown 2, Central 3 (Central 3 West evening & Sunday/Holidays), South Windsor 7.
  9. Bernie

    Transit Windsor

    The first bus east bound was 572 as I got on at the Vollmer center and rode to St.Clair College and back and the first west bound was 574 as I got photos of both buses at the Vollmer Center. At 11 am the east bound bus stops and its driver takes over the west bound bus at 11.19 am for this driver take its lunch break at the Vollmer Center. At this time at the Vollmer Center is a good spot for photos as the west bound bus has a 5 minutes layover for changing of the drivers.
  10. Bernie

    Transit Windsor

    The Classic's have been retired since last November because of the cost to repair them, just wasn't worth repairing them. They have sat at the east side of the garage since then. They will two of the buses replace when the 24 new Nova's come this fall.
  11. Bernie

    Looking for information

    Sorry that should be Sept. 2004 not 1994,
  12. Bernie

    Looking for information

    1102 did have a lift, as it was new to the State of Michigan and leased to GLI as #MI-0036, then in Sept. 1994 it was purchased by GLI and #1102, 1102 was one of five D3's that where State buses and sold to GLI. I do have all the VIN's for Greyhound Canada, I can send you all those VINs by mail if you want, send me your address, will include all the U.S. coaches that came to Canada. I spent alot of time at the GLOC garage here both checking the builder plates and getting photos.
  13. Bernie

    Looking for information

    Vin 1M8PDMPA81P054083 was #1166, as for the 102D3'S that came from the U.S. they did not have lifts as that is why they where sent to Canada, like all the 102DL3's that came to Canada they didn't have lifts either.
  14. Bernie

    Transit Windsor

    It is ex Calgary Transit 1616.
  15. Bernie

    Transit Windsor

    I was just by the museum taday and it was still there, I believe that white roof in the top left of the map is 912.
  16. Bernie

    Transit Windsor

    You are correct it is there, unfortunately they aren't doing much with as it is parked outside near the old train station so it can rust away like all the other buses they have had.. You can see it from the highway.
  17. Bernie

    Western Flyer Canuck - identification assistance

    In look at Bill Luke book on Buses of Western Flyer & New Flyer with the head light arrangement it most likely is a P-39, as the P37/41 head lights and fog lights are the same size. Where you able to get a side view as that would show more details.
  18. Bernie

    Transit Windsor

    The two classics can be used all most anywhere on the system, but for the summer they are more likely at the garage since there are no school extras now.
  19. Bernie

    Transit Windsor

    As of April 3 #535 is sitting outside with plates removed so it is now retired.
  20. Bernie

    Transit Windsor

    Both 530 and 535 were in service this afternoon, both of these buses were to be retired when the Novas went into service, leaving 521 & 523 to remain.
  21. Bernie

    GTA Crew Services

    The former operator was Affordable Bus Charters Inc. #2273 of CT
  22. Bernie

    Transit Windsor

    The new Nova's are not in service yet as they still need licence plates & fare boxes, only six of the Nova's have been delivered. What was seen one of the Nova's being road tested and it had dealer plates. Only two Classic will be retired being 532 & 535, 521 & 523 will remain in service.
  23. Bernie

    Transit Windsor

    It can't keep oil in it, as it leaks oil & smokes badly, during the day transit would have to add a lot of oil just to keep it on the road. Four of the new Nova's are in, #570, 572,573 & 574, they sure look good, they have places for two wheel chairs plus two baby strollers spots.
  24. Bernie

    Transit Windsor

    The fleet is staying at 112 buses, some of the buses that were to be retired have already been pulled from service like 554 when they have a major problem.
  25. Bernie

    Transit Windsor

    the only buses to be retire are the last high floor buses which number four buses, but would not be surprise that they might be around a little longer this year.
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