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  1. 2200s vins check out to Classic Trolley in Medford OR. This is who did rebuild?
  2. RTC 200s, 900s all gone, should be on retired list. Wrights were on general service during rear-door boarding. Now stored again. Still many doubles being run, though.
  3. 2014-15 Bombardier 8000-8038 coach 8039-8053 cab Kindly add
  4. Wright Streetcar on 109 Maryland Pkwy today. Since no fares collected, no reason not to use buses without fareboxes on residential routes. Normally these only on SDX which is pre-paid, but suspended indefinitely. This makes 60 more artics available.
  5. Back in 60s due to a scheduling error there was a trolley bus block that pulled out Sunday morning and pulled in Saturday night. No technical reason a trolley bus could not stay out forever. Just was noticed bus badly needed sweeping when it came in. In Chicago we have had school tripper blocks as short as 90 minutes.
  6. Actually in the vast majority of cases buses in a given order are STARTED in order on the assembly line. Now they might not come out exactly in order if there is an issue of some kind. Some builders issue VINs in advance do buses are not built in VIN order, while others (like Nova) assign a VIN in the order buses are started, so if two orders are being built simultaneously, their VINs will be intermixed, such as the CTA and NYCTA orders last year.
  7. 18600 series XC40s coming online. Unsure how many yet. Should be the end of all the oddballs.
  8. Current paratransit list. All are Ford chassis with Glaval bodies 2501-2580 2015 (some retired) 15401-15402 2015 (larger than others, originally were to be route buses?) 16301-16380 2016 17301-17399, 18300-18399, 19300 2017 19301-19350 2018 Some more comments: Wright Streetcar 012 was Altoona test bus, not on active roster, used for battery testing, probably now scrapped Double Decks 200-249 only ones in service recently are 206 and 216. Most sold for scrap SA Recycling 300-344 C40LF 316 used as training bus, occasionally in passenger service. Others all gone 800-829 D60LF 806, one or two others still operable, used mostly as driver trainers, but also occasionally in passenger service 978-997 only a few remain, mostly used as driver trainers. Rarely in passenger service.
  9. 800-829 one or another still appears from time to time in service. 806 most often. 316 seen as driver trainer 7/18. 206 seen in service recently. All three of these normally used as driver trainers. 830-844 all in service of late.
  10. 800 out on 109 6/20. 1st one seen in several months. 317 seen Memorial Day weekend on 208, no sightings since. 978-997 show up occasionally still. 206 and 219 only 200's still among the living recently. Most 200's went to SA Recycling, in NLV, the preferred scrapper.
  11. 200 dd's are starting to drop. 6 seen at SA Salvage 4/28. Remaining 301-345 and 969-998 C40LF's running again after being parked for several months to replace them. 830-844 all running. Wright 012 did exist at one time, but was used to test battery technology when original batteries were found to be troublesome. It is no longer around, and was apparently never accepted by RTC.
  12. 994 in service on SX-B this evening (4/1). Only 949-998 series Nabi seen in service in two months. Only 838 and 841 of series 830-844 seen recently.
  13. Low 800's died around January 2019. Saw one in December 2018 on 109, never saw one again. 18700's replaced them. Oldest buses now are 300's on WAX and on various residential routes at random. Due to interlining, you can see almost anything anywhere, such as a 17700 on the 214 last Sunday evening.
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