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Bernie

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  1. They are not in the Greyhound terminal as it is still leased by Greyhound as Badder was trying to use the terminal. Rider Express is using Chatham St. by the terminal.
  2. Bernie

    Transit Windsor

    The bus sitting at the corner of Chatham St. & Church St. is were an person is located with cleaning supplies and gloves and cleans the drivers area of a bus at the terminal when they are changing driver's on the route when the driver's is going on lunch or finish their day. The buses on regular routes do not stay with the driver, buses that stay with the driver are the ones that handle the over loads when the bus on the route is full and the extra bus follows the bus on the route. That is why you will see some buses sitting there for a long time as they only move when needed.
  3. Bernie

    Oakville Transit

    The Dealer that brought these two buses will sell them in South America, they most likely have a buyer, these are not the first buses they have sold, they have had a number of DND buses still in the DND paint and they went south also.
  4. Bernie

    Transit Windsor

    8041 was on the Central 3 yesterday, these Nova's are New York built.
  5. An number of years back I had a contact at Prevost and at that time they were friendly with the information.
  6. There were a total of 18 Astral XLs built, here is the order they were built. This information is off a list from Prevost Car in the order they were built. I hope this helps. 2P9A3340XF1001991 Prevost Astral Demonstrator, then Gray Line of Atlantic 2P9A33401F1001992 Prevost Astral Demonstrator, to Pacific Western Trn. #391 2P9A33403F1001993 Americoach #79 2P9A33405F1001994 Prevost Astral Demonstrator, to Pacific Western Trn. #392 2P9A33407F1001995 Polynesian Hospitality #49 2P9A33409F1001996 Melni Bus Service #164 2P9A33402F1001998 Autobus Bell-Horizon #8602 2P9A33402F1001001 Viking Line Inc. # 2P9A33404F1001002 Americoach #__ 2P9A33406F1001003 Prevost Astral Demonstrator, Viking Line Inc. # 2P9A33401F1001006 Polynesian Hospitality #50 2P9A33407J1001522 Pacific Western Trn. #1006 2P9A33402J1001525 Pacific Western Trn. #1008 2P9A33402J1001542 Pacific Western Trn. #1010 2P9A33405J1001545 Pacific Western Trn. #1012 2P9A33403J1001565 Americoach # 2P9A33407J1001567 Americoach # 2P9A33409J1001568 Americoach #
  7. Bernie

    Transit Windsor

    Chris it most likely won't be out as it isn't plated yet.
  8. Bernie

    Transit Windsor

    The VIN for the Nova artic in Windsor is 4RKYS92Y1D4500275, built 2/13, the number 7300 is seen inside above the front windshield, so what is shown on Wiki for SEPTA #7301 is not correct. As for it might be on the road that remains to be seen as it has to be safety and plated.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Bernie

    Transit Windsor

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

    Transit Windsor

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

    Transit Windsor

    They will start at 578 - 599.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. This company started May 3,1960, it was called Shalta Hughson dba Nashwaaksis Bus Line, they where located in Nashwaaksis, N.B. In 1962 Mr. Hughson died and the certificate was transfer to Betty Jean Huggson in July 1962. Company was sold to SMT (Eastern) June 1965. Operated an route from main Street Fredericton - Brookside Drive - Westview Drive - Cherry Street - MacFarland Street - Fulton Ave. - Cedar Ave. - Sunset Drive - CPR Crossing, They had one bus an Ford school bus that went to SMT #3714. I hope this helps. I
  19. Sorry that should be Sept. 2004 not 1994,
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Bernie

    Transit Windsor

    It is ex Calgary Transit 1616.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
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