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  1. Vancouver general sightings and notes

    Looked like a pretty straightforward repair, only a few replaceable panels were involved, doesn't look like any frame damage. Slap on a new bumper, corner piece and cover, done.
  2. CMBC E901/E902 Trolleys

    Is 2805 really that roached? It's hard to imagine how a coach with an extra decade of hard service is in any better shape than 2805.
  3. CMBC E901/E902 Trolleys

    Are they reimporting an entire coach or just the propulsion gear?
  4. Vancouver general sightings and notes

    What's the point, though? If there is no real benefit there is no point in loosing that option.
  5. Vancouver general sightings and notes

    That is exactly what happens. This is vending 101, set your prices to 25 cent increments so that you don't run out of change, as people often carry and use quarters, but rarely pay with dimes or nickles, so the change tubes/ holders inside the change dispensers will run out of nickles and dimes fairly quickly if is has to give some out every time, but the quarters will get replenished by other customers.
  6. Transit in Vancouver: Questions and Answers

    All pressure tanks expire, it's to prevent accidents. Also, the Series 50 G engines are crap.
  7. New Flyer D60LF Retirement / Storage watch

    Wait, that's still a thing? (the Crane warehouse)
  8. The Random Thoughts Thread

    I just looked at some TTC vehicle pics on the wiki...man...what is up with the 4 wheel F450 cutaways?
  9. Orange County Transportation Authority

    The paper in the windshield says "Out of State, Licensed Dealer/ Dismantler only" With those restrictions how the hell are they gonna sell it? This thing is worth 4k tops for scrap, which scrapyard in their right mind would buy this thing, drag it out of state, cut it up, and drag it back to the Port of LA/LB?
  10. New Flyer D60LF Retirement / Storage watch

    The destination signs are not saved, because they are obsolete flipdots. Also, being mechanical disks, and not electronic LED's, they are pretty wore out, especially after being mounted to a Detroit Series 50 powered mid 90's New Flyer.
  11. Finish the Sentence

    contaminated with...
  12. Vancouver general sightings and notes

    Not sure if this is the right thread, but anyone know what happened to stormtheif24? Was watching a couple of bus vids on youtube and was reminded of him...search reveals he didn't log in since 2014.
  13. Vancouver general sightings and notes

    This worked on the old Fishbowls, but they were designed to be pretty durable. D40LF's were designed to last X number of years, to lower costs to be competitive with other coachbuilders who were building to US 12 year service lives. Thus, the frames are rusty, crusty and wore out. Plus, once you start pushing double the expected service life of a coach, weird stuff starts wearing out, like wiring harnesses, the bus is no longer "straight", fatigue cracks start happening, etc. To rectify all those problems, it'll cost so much that you might as well get a new coach.
  14. Hamilton Transit Centre

    Man, that's a pretty nostalgic pic. No hint of any of the transit improvements done in the past 10 years, old sign, old bus, a signature Vancouver rainy day, perfect. Plus, the balance in your camera makes it look as if it was taken with a film camera.