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  1. That link has no actual fleet information. Trust me, there are no historic buses at BCt. The oldest buses there now are a few of the 2005 NABIs (0500s)
  2. Yes, they are parked in the northwest corner of the yard. You can actually see them if you are driving northbound on the Turnpike (qucik look only!)
  3. FYI, the fleet number on that XD-60 (20092) is incorrect. That number actually belongs to a Gillig. Ironically, I had just passed by the real 20092 (on line 55 at the layover on Commercial Blvd/NW 94 Av) to go to a McDonald's in the shopping center there, once in the McDonald's and waiting for my order, I read the Facebook post and was like "What the..." Obviously, BCt had a change of plans after taking the pic. The XD-60s will actually be numbered 20191-20194. I haven't seen any of them on the street yet. Line 72 (Oakland Park Blvd) uses mostly artics, and I pass by that street of
  4. A friend of mine who is an MDT employee (though he doesn't work in the bus division) has said that 28 2020 Gilligs have been cleared for service, so the remaining 9900s (and 2000s) may not have much time left.
  5. I am not privvy to any BCt ordeering information, but the fact that the pilot bus has 5 digits (20001) makes me think it is one order. If it was say 76 buses in 2020 and 70 more in 2021, they would number 2001-2076 and 2101-2170. But anything is possible.
  6. Torrance also had 5 1985 35-foot Orion Is (422-426)
  7. There are some of each series still in service (I saw a 9900 yesterday). It seems that MD-T is retiring the worst buses (maintenance wise) of each series rather than an entire series at once. I would say that there are probably fewer 9900s running than any of the other groups. I wouldn't know where would be the best lines to find them, however, it seems that Coral Way Division has the fewest of the newer buses, therefore, a higher percentage of the older buses. Their routes generally operate in the south part of the county, from Flagler St on down. Some routes that serve the downtown area
  8. I saw 1702 on the 3 last Saturday. Tried to get a pic, but it didn't come out well.
  9. Just remembered, D16 got some near the end of that division's operating career (1994). Hi 3600s and maybe the 3700s. They closed out service at that division along with the remaining 9900-series Neoplan double-deckers.
  10. They were at D3 in the beginning (1984). D3 had some high-3600s and 3700-3714. Toward the late 80s, they left 3 and went elsewhere. D12 also had them in the beginning, lost them around late 1984, then got some back around the late spring of 1985, when RTD did a major bus reshuffling They didn't stay long, by the beginning of 1986 they were gone, replaced by Grummans (blah). Division 2 got some Neoplans (3441-3449 and 3451-3471) in late 1990, when it reopened as a revenue division after 5 years non-revenue. In the beginning, they just ran weekday-only runs on the 420 and 424, I guess to cu
  11. I wonder what happened to 0509 that it is up for auction. Wreck? Technically, it is eligible for retirement at 12 years of age, but AFAIK, BCt isn't retiring the 0500 series yet.
  12. Thanks for the update. Looks like all the buses I saw during my last visit to C/U (June 2006) will soon be gone.
  13. Thanks for the info. IIRC, the "C" cars had a cab at one end.
  14. Nice! I assume those will replace the 0300 series D40LFs?
  15. I guess the new cars are considered "D" cars? Also, I wonder what the numbering will be, I'm guessing they'll start at 2000 or 2001.
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