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gmnewlook

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  1. Saw 2-0006 and 2-0011 at terminus Longueuil Friday morning between 8 and 9 am.
  2. Saw one in the yard at Stinson on Tuesday when I was on the Mascouche train going to Mont-Royal station. Couldn't make out the number though.
  3. That's why I avoid going to Panama, first it's a bitch to park there and I always get the feeling I'm being watched. Went near terminus Longueuil on Friday, stood on Saint-Charles across the street from the terminus, no problems. So looking forward to going back to Florida this summer, will be able to peacefully fan at LYNX Central Station in Orlando, Lakeland Downtown terminal, Orlando Health/Amtrak station, Marion Transit Center in Tampa, PSTA 34th Street Transfer Center in St. Petersburg and near the TECO Line streetcar car barn in Tampa without being hassled by annoying security guards.
  4. Saw one with the remains of the same decal on Thursday on A-10 near R-132.
  5. There's a 99% chance we'll be in the Maritimes that week visiting my stepfather-in-law.
  6. Yes, I didn't go into the details here.
  7. Routes 11 and 21 will be merged. Gone will be route 21 and route 11 will be still in service. And that also meaans routes 1, 1a and 111 will be scrapped. http://www.rtcquebec.ca/Default.aspx?tabid=355&language=fr-CA
  8. I was 29 and working at McDonald's at terminus Longueuil as a swing manager and one of the other managers came into work and told us two planes hit the Twin Towers in NYC. I thought he was joking until he told me to go in the break room and look at the TV. We put in on LCN and there they were. In flames. With work and all, I actually saw the North tower collapse. I was in shock. I was living with my ex at the time, my oldest daughter wasn't born yet and as we were watching the news that evening on TVA (I would have preferred CTV, but I had to go along...) my ex told her daughter, who was four at the time, it has to make you sad seeing this and she just started crying, and I remember saying to myself, that's smart... Not! I remember the next day buying all the different newspapers I could get my hands on at the terminus' newsstand. I also remember watching the skies for the next few days and found it eerie not seeing any planes flying over. Ever since then, whenever I see a plane, I always try to follow its trajectory as long as I can. I only saw the Towers once in my life, in 1995 from the Garden State Parkway in NJ with one of my best buddies as we were driving to Wildwood. My wife passed in front of them around 1996-97 when she was part of the Université du Québec À Montréal choir when they were performing at Carnegie Hall and she got to see part of the Towers on an overcast city tour on a day they were not performing.
  9. Spotted 74-714 on my way home from visiting my aunt in Lachine this afternoon. I guess this is an MCI rental.
  10. My father took 36-001 and 36-004 on the 430 last Friday and Monday.
  11. Those would be the first new coaches the transit agency will have since 1975.
  12. Just went camping in St-Siméon with my wife and children and I went to La Malbaie on Canada Day to catch the Train de Charlevoix, which is now the official name of the service. I managed to get photos of DMU 1031 and 1034 while I was there and I'd like to share them with you so you can add them to the Wiki. You can choose any one you want. I'm planning on going to Quebec City next month for transit photos and a stop in Baie-St-Paul for the other DMU (1023-1026).
  13. The good people at Facebook changed the functionalities of the business pages that makes it that you can't log in as your page anymore, which means that every time I would add new photos, the album in which I add the photos would wind up at the top. Byy not being able to log in as my page, I can't change the order of the albums. I have decided a couple of weeks ago to re-do my transit gallery on Flickr. It will be better organized, doing major collections for every country I have photos of (Canada, USA, France, Ukraine) and one each for railways and Highway coaches. The main collections have sub-collections for each province/state/department I have photos of and other sub collections for each transit agency. I post updates on my Facebook transit page and also post articles and videos so it stay running anyway. Here's the link to my gallery with the first main collection, Canada: https://www.flickr.com/photos/48803885@N00/collections It's a work in progress, it'll take time for all my photos to be uploaded since I do it on my free time and with two kids and my wife vying for PC time, I do it when it's possible.
  14. Brampton Transit 1603 (2016 Nova LFS) on a road test in Laval this morning.
  15. Quebec City had some and they were not on the road very often and they were '94s.
  16. gmnewlook

    MPM-10

    I'll give it a shot this coming Friday.
  17. Nice bus. Spoke to a Nova Bus rep at Trans-Expo and he told me Nova is lending that bus to the STM so that they can have a better look at it before they receive the three LFSe next Spring for testing on route 36 Monk. The charging stations will be installed in the Spring at Angrignon and Square-Victoria - OACI and non-revenue testing will begin in Spring-Summer 2016 and revenue testing will go on from Fall 2016 to 2019. Also, the STM will be taking delivery of 27 LFS HEV with the BAE Systems Hybrid drive by late Winter or early Spring 2016.
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