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Ed T.

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  1. It must be "Take your Antique Buses out on a Sunday Cruise!" Sunday at HCRR. And where better to cruise your antique buses than southern Etobicoke! Southern Etobicoke loves antique buses!

    7913 seen on 2 Anglesey 48 Renforth Rathburn. I hope it's "lucky 13" and hangs in there like its ancestor 7013! (Where did the 1996 Orion V retirement thread go? Oh, there it is!)

    7920 seen on 111 East Mall.

    7970 laying over at Long Branch loop on 110A.

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  2. I noticed today that there are still some old-style overhead hangers on College St., notably WB around Euclid. However, 506 is operating with pantographs. Would these hangers have been missed, or is it that a few of them don't make any difference?

  3. Not sure where else to put this....

    Grey and white LRV on a float, turning from Trethewey to Todd Baylis. Obviously an Eglinton Crosstown unit. I'm not even certain if it was a Flexity.

    4 minutes ago, GTAtransitfan1-Toronto said:

    So lemme get this straight, every time I see an RAD as it happens, just like any movement or RAD I decide to report, if it comes out of my mouth, it's in a way invalid, it never happened, but if comes out of someone else's mouth, it's valid. Did I get that correct? 

    I don't think you got that correctly.

    A RAD is a Run as Directed. Nothing special about the bus going to the other side of the city if it was directed there.

    Everyone puts up a gazillion RAD sightings as special. I'm not sure that they should be counted as such.

    Maybe there needs to be a "RAD sightings" thread to document that 7900 out at Starspray loop....

  4. When and how did the TTC use the streetcar tracks running south from Queen on Neville Park?

    A part of the trackage is set in concrete, so it can't be from a hundred years ago. The rest further south is not visible except for bad pavement over the tracks themselves.

    Neville Park is a dead end with houses right around the end, and it was a dead end back in the late 1920s which is the earliers aerial photo I can find (and that photo has nowhere the resolution to see details of the track). If the tracks were serving the beach or some amusement park, that park seems to have been gone by the late '20s.

    The tracks also seem to run right down to the dead end, which is quite a distance.



  5. It's a long way to Kipling station
    It's a long way to go
    It's a long way to Kipling station
    To the sweetest route I know!
    Good bye to ratty Bloor St
    Farewell Islington
    It's a long long way to Kipling station
    But Miway's right there

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  6. 17 hours ago, Orion V said:

    I find it strange the OG HEVs are much more reliable than their NG counterparts. What did Orion screwed up in the newer ones? Software?

    Iirc, the reason the 1200s are better than 1500/1700s are because they have older more reliable software? Can the same be said about the 1000s?

    According to the wiki, almost all of the 1200-1423 buses were rebuilt. The later hybrids were not rebuilt. I would assume that a lot of the difference is right there, and that the later NG HEV buses would retire later than the earlier HEVs if all of them had been through the same maintenance procedures. In other words, an older but rebuilt HEV is better than a newer one that's about ready for a rebuild, but (as has been discovered) not really worth rebuilding.

    That would not explain rebuilt OG HEVs outlasting NG HEVs, unless there was a difference in the rebuilt. Perhaps Bus Medic would have some info here.

  7. 5 minutes ago, bus_7246 said:

    It’s been cleared for some time now. At least a few years

    Apologies, I thought I put this in the Misc TTC questions.

    I know it's been cleared for years. But I drove by today, and there's plenty of equipment out and driving around, looks like digging up stuff. I didn't get a good look unfortunately. That all is different from the years when.....nothing happened on the site.

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