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  1. On 2018-04-02 at 10:32 PM, MTL66 said:

    Today I decided to stop by Terminus Panama to try and get some 218XX pictures. Everything was going fine for the first 30 mins, until a supervisor came to see me. He said I needed to have permission from the RTL to take pictures. I told him I did not, as the buses are publicly funded and are operating for a public transit company. He didn't like my answer and then said I was not allowed to take pictures in the terminal because it is private property.

    He said to call the RTL Customer Service. I did that in front of him, and was told by the person on the phone that I was in fact aloud to take pictures, so he left. About 30 minutes later, another supervisor arrived, this one was not as friendly as the first one. She was arrogant and aggressive. She proceeded to say the same things, not aloud to take pictures of the bus, I'm on private property, blah blah blah. She told me I have to leave or she will call the police to have me arrested for trespassing. I was then escorted by an RTM Security Guard to my car, and he followed my car until I left the parking lot.


    I will be making a formal complaint in the next couple of days.

    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. :)   

  2. 9 hours ago, SMS said:

    I am considering hosting a STO Classic charter on either Saturday August 12 or Sunday August 13. Which date works better for you? Please send your answer to our charter e-mail yulbuscharters *at- gmail /dot. com

    There's a 99% chance we'll be in the Maritimes that week visiting my stepfather-in-law.

  3. On 05/06/2017 at 5:30 AM, anyfong said:

    Don't think the RTC has any on order for now. They just completed delivery of a rather large order of 36 buses, and also the 23 artic hybrids last year. RTC will have Van Hool hybrids for route 21 though.

    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.


  4. 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.

  5. 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).

    1031 (Ex. DB 103-4).JPG1031 (Ex. DB 103-4)tvq56.JPG1034 (Ex. DB 103-1)a.JPG

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  6. 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:


    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. ;)

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  7. This is the only photo I've seen of these Orion IIs and the person who took it got lucky. They spent more time in the garage then on the road. Sadly, they wouldn't be the last buses from Orion to have issues, as the 1994 order also had issues until they were resolved, especially once Lynx took Orion to court over the problems.


    Quebec City had some and they were not on the road very often and they were '94s.

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