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Ed T.

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  1. For the average rider, I'm not sure needing a special tool to open the LFLRV windows is functionally different from the bus windows being screwed shut. After all, a special tool resembling a screwdriver would probably get the bus windows open.
  2. Someone on that very streetcar tried to open the window, and failed. So I assume, screwed shut. Has anyone seen a flexity with an open window at all?
  3. I wonder if all new vehicles will come with simple one-piece non-potentially-opening windows? Or will it look like maybe they can be opened, but really can't be? I will miss the CLRVs, last TTC vehicles with usefully opening windows. After riding the last scheduled CLRV from Long Branch a few weeks ago, I rode back on a Flexity where someone ate some spicy food and of course everyone else gets to smell it too because you can't open a window and get fresh air.
  4. Why I think this is a bad idea is when someone is doing the hand-in-the-doors trying to open the rear doors, after the front doors are closed, and the bus is about to pull away. The rear doors won't open, and we've seen that people at the rear doors can get dragged under the wheels. Does this concern make sense?? [Yes, of course the Last Minute Larry will choose to wait for the next bus, rather than hope that the doors will open for their particular special lateness. ]
  5. In that case, yes. But we've all seen would-be riders dash up to the bus/streetcar/subway at the very last nanosecond. It would not at all surprise me for someone to try the open-the-rear-door trick when the front door has closed already.
  6. Do some post-AM-rush trains run to Pape still, and what would the side signs say in that case? I know I've seen PAPE as the front exposure. It would be technically correct for a Pape-bound train to say "towards Kennedy", but I think most riders wanting to go to Greenwood and points east would feel themselves cheated.
  7. The TV version of CP24 was saying that there were more buses both on Eglinton and Royal York. I presume that's on 73B.
  8. But in that case, is there any chance that the bus will drive off while the hand is in the doort?
  9. They seem to like dispatching electric buses on 59 Maple Leaf. That's quite a different route in operating environment compared to 35 Jane. Transsee says two out right now, and I see them out on Ingram regularly.
  10. What's the reason for thinking the west end relief to be as necessary as the east end relief?
  11. 7972 took the hit that missed me. I was turning left from Evans to The East Mall. 7972 was behind me on a 123D to Kipling. LIght changed to yellow, traffic coming the other way appeared to be slow/stopped, so I carefully made the turn (having four tires in the back of the car that could move around). I saw in the mirror that 7972 was following. Well, I don't get far down The East Mall when I heard a screech-bang, and there was a pickup that had hit the bus head on. The bike rack was pushed back far enough for one of the rails to dent the front panel. I don't know how serious the damage to the bus really was. The tow truck was taking the pickup away.
  12. I see I have to be more explicit. If Ossington is used as a short turn for an eastbound 506, it would send the cars to eastbound Dundas, where at Bathurst to turn either south (not very useful) or north (to Bathurst station). If Ossington is used as a short turn for a westbound 506, it would have to proceed through the intersection, then back up down Ossington and onto westbound Dundas, at which point I guess it could proceed to Lansdowne. Neither of these scenarios make very much operational sense. I don't see why the rollsigns would need to include them. The 505 did in fact use Ossington as a long-term detour when the water or sewer mains on Dundas, further west, were being rebuilt. I think this was in the 1990s. I don't definitely recall a similar long-term detour for 506 cars eastbound, but I could be forgetting it. I know I've ridden on regular service cars that used Ossington on their regularly scheduled route. And as has been posted by others, late-evening Carlton cars have used Dundas West loop instead of High Park loop for decades. I think that in the earlier days, they were indeed signed 506 DUNDAS WEST STATION. At some point, to avoid confusion I guess, the switchover to night service was done at the same time as the terminus changed.
  13. Well, yeah, some wag put it up. I'm wondering more about what was envisioned as a routing that would require a 505/506 OSSINGTON exposure. Ossington has served as a diversion route in the past, but the cars were still going to their regular destinations and the exposures reflected that.
  14. The ops on the last CLRV and the preceding LFLRV were both very nice. i took 4053 from the loop all the way to Greenwood. In the live section of the yard was a CLRV with what looked like 506 OSSINGTON up on the rollsign. (The '506' part is what I could not make out clearly.) How would this even work? Or was it 505? Even so, a short turn at Ossington?
  15. Oops! Well, one way to learn a correct fact is to post the wrong one on the internets.
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