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  1. No, just the remainder of the 2100s. ~Ben
  2. http://www.columbian.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Service-Change-2016.01-for-C-TRAN-Board-v2.pdf According to the proposal, service between downtown Vancouver and Jantzen Beach/Delta Park statistics show: * About 20 percent of route 4 & 44 riders travel in/out of Oregon. * Of those, about 70 percent travel to/from Delta Park. * Route would go in/out of Jantzen Beach once per round trip. * AM: directly to Delta Park, stopping at Jantzen Beach on the return trip. * PM: stops at Jantzen Beach on the outbound trip, serves Delta Park and returns directly to downtown Vancouver. ~Ben
  3. Of course, this is not the final version of C-TRAN's plan so hopefully they might revise parts of it. ~Ben
  4. http://www.c-tran.com/images/Service_Changes/2016-09-04/C-TRAN_Route_Concepts_2016-09_System_Mapb.pdf No all-day service to Portland as this map appears to be once the 4 and 44 (Fourth Plain and Fourth Plain Limited respectively) are consolidated into the new "Vine" route, leaving only limited and express runs between the two cities and possibly this could consequently mark the beginning of the end of C-TRAN's relationship with TriMet. I don't know about you, but they need to keep or add additional all-day service to Portland via the Delta Park/Vanport MAX Station, as the proposal only shows one route to service the Jantzen Beach mall after the Vine plan takes shape: line 60-Delta Park Limited. Without further research, we Portlanders may have to take the railroad into Vancouver, or TriMet may consider extending its line 6 north into downtown Vancouver. I cannot help but think ridership over the Columbia River (Express and Limited routes aside) is rather low. For those of you in Vancouver who rely on C-TRAN to get to Portland 7 days a week, I strongly suggest you write to C-TRAN to press them to create an all-new all-day line to replace line 4-Fourth Plain service to Jantzen Beach and the TriMet MAX Delta Park/Vanport Station. What do you think? ~Ben
  5. Boise Urban Stages once ran a fleet of 35-foot Gillig Phantoms they purchased in 1983. ~Ben
  6. Broome County (Binghamton, NY) Transit's 1987 Orion I's 601-617 used the DD 6V92TA to Voith D863. ~Ben
  7. Jared, I checked the interactive map right now and 3055 at least is back in service! ~Ben
  8. As to Toronto, they did use Cummins L10 diesel engines in their 1990 New Flyer D40HFs (6560-6638) while its CNG equivalent (as you already mentioned) was used in the 1990-91 Orion Vs numbered 9370-9394, its 1996 equivalents 9400-9449 and the infamous 1998 Orion VIs numbered 9200-9249. But as to Tri-Met here in Portland, OR, they first used Cummins engines starting with their only order of articulated buses to date, the 1981 Crown/Ikarus (units 700-786) but did not have a long-term relationship until being specified for the first order of Flxible Metro "B" buses (500-549) that showed up in the spring of 1988. Only two orders for Tri-Met ever got out with S50s: the 1994 Flxible Metro "D"s (1844-1853) and the 1997 New Flyer D40LF (2001-2022); the latter group was actually a piggybacked order. ~Ben
  9. Jared, Apparently no one knows why. . . only TriMet itself would. I hope the issue with these two buses is resolved soon! ~Ben
  10. I may be late in responding, but the spec sheets for the 6V-71N in the official Detroit Diesel V-71 Service Manual, Chapter 14 (the book I have covers model years 1980-1984) list the following: 1980: 163 hp @ 2100 rpm / 553 lb-ft tq @ 1000 rpm (7E50 injectors) 175 hp @ 2100 rpm / 564 lb-ft tq @ 1000 rpm (7E55 injectors) 190 hp @ 2100 rpm / 575 lb-ft tq @ 1000 rpm (7E60 injectors) 1981 and 1982: 163 hp @ 2100 rpm / 549 lb-ft tq @ 1000 rpm (7E50 injectors) 175 hp @ 2100 rpm / 564 lb-ft tq @ 1000 rpm (7E55 injectors) 190 hp @ 2100 rpm / 575 lb-ft tq @ 1000 rpm (7E60 injectors) 1983 and 1984: 172 hp @ 2100 rpm / 562 lb-ft tq @ 1000 rpm (7E50 injectors) 185 hp @ 2100 rpm / 574 lb-ft tq @ 1000 rpm (7E55 injectors) 200 hp @ 2100 rpm / 583 lb-ft tq @ 1000 rpm (7E60 injectors) ~Ben
  11. Yeah, this ex-Edmonton Health 1983 Orion I 01.504 which is powered by the Detroit Diesel 6V71N engine and Allison MT644 transmission. ~Ben
  12. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1982&dat=19851201&id=h8FGAAAAIBAJ&sjid=fTMNAAAAIBAJ&pg=4980,124214&hl=en According to the story about Orion (see the article titled "Bus Deal Completed"), Indy-Go was to be promised 120 buses, which included 80 to be delivered in 1986 and 40 more in 1987 to join the 50-strong fleet of buses already delivered by that company in 1983 (8301-8350). However, while the 1986 order of 80 buses was fully completed (8601-8680), only 15 of the 40 buses in the 1987 order (8701-8715) were actually delivered. I wonder what happened to those other 25 (8716-8740)? ~Ben
  13. You may want to re-post that from a different link, please. ~Ben
  14. Does anyone remember what the VIN numbers were for the six 1987 Orion I buses that Kitsap Transit (871 to 876) had acquired from Valley Metro (Phoenix)? ~Ben
  15. I want to say that the six Orion I's Kitsap acquired in 1999 and numbered 871-876 were ex-Valley Metro (Phoenix) units. ~Ben
  16. I have a hunch the six Kitsap Transit Orion I's numbered 871 to 876 were ex-Valley Metro units. ~Ben
  17. Some rarer powertrains for your consideration: 6V71TA (or 6V92TA) w/ MT644: Ex-Astoria Transit (Astoria, OR) - 1983 Orion I 01.502: 6V92TA w/ MT644: Fairfax Connector 7701 (Fairfax County, VA) - 1985 Orion I 01.507: 6V92TA w/ D863: Pullman Transit 104 (Pullman, WA) - 1985 Gillig Phantom 35TB/96/6V92: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOxgzlev16c ~Ben
  18. Were any of the 1985-91 Orion I's from Fairfax (the original 35-foot models, units 7700-7732, 7733-7739, 7740-7744, 7745-7754 and 7755-7761; and 30-foot models, units 7800-7809) also refurbished by MTB for their second lives in Canada? I'm talking about. . . This. . . And this. . . User "OrionVIII" on YouTube claims that, in the video the 2nd link takes you to, he had seen some of these get refurbished by MTB. ~Ben
  19. TriMet unveils four new "super" hybrid buses (3056-3059) as the first part of the order of 77 buses purchased for the 2016 fiscal year: http://www.oregonlive.com/commuting/index.ssf/2015/10/trimet_shows_off_new_generatio.html Like with the four super hybrids they bought back in 2012 (3052-3055), they can be found exclusively on line 72. However, these four new buses' electrical systems run on electricity, meaning they can withstand short periods of time without the need for the diesel engine. ~Ben
  20. Thank you very much! That list will be very useful for all of us here at CPTDB and elsewhere! ~Ben
  21. One of the 1100 or 1400 series Phantoms was not accepted by Capital Metro. That one was subsequently diverted to Kent State University of Kent, OH where it was given the fleet number of 9747. Here's a video of it from when PARTA (Portage, OH) had acquired it: ~Ben
  22. According to the September 1985 issue of Bus Ride magazine (most of their September issues were about reviews of the latest buses and thus devoted specifications of them), Gillig had been commissioned by Britain's Leyland Bus (which had wanted to get its product sold in the U.S.) to market and perform final assembly of their popular Olympian double-decker bus for the North American market, but the deal didn't get very far. ~Ben
  23. UPDATE: Here's the VIN number from 1801: 1GF5ANPK1ND103468. Link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1992-FLXIBLE-METRO-TRANSIT-BUS-Cummins-42-Seats-Wheelchair-50-Pics-Videos-RV-/191675520054?forcerrptr=true&hash=item2ca0c05436&item=191675520054 ~Ben
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