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  1. Love it when a Blue Bird transit bus from the 1970s is powered by a Detroit Diesel 6V53!
  2. First time since 1983 I ever rode in a Halifax Transit bus...this one's articulated (numbered 727) and took me to downtown Halifax, where we stopped on Barrington Street! (During my unexpectedly long stay in Halifax between May and July of 1983, I rode in a GMC "Fishbowl" transit bus, then known as Metro Transit, a few times, notably bus 817.) Today, all two-stroke Detroit Diesel-powered transit buses are gone, replaced by four-stroke Diesel-powered buses.
  3. July 10, 2018 was my first trip to the Fortress of Louisbourg since late August of 1990...I took pictures of two different buses, and here they are!
  4. Here it is...at long last, a pic of an old Orion I transit bus at the Fortress of Louisbourg, powered by a painfully loud Detroit Diesel 6V53! http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/esbdave/media/Canadian Transit/Cape Breton/fortressoflouisbourg2929f.jpg.html
  5. How about another pic of an Orion I! This was powered by a Detroit Diesel 6V53...painfully loud! http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/esbdave/media/Canadian Transit/pictoucounty841p.jpg.html?sort=4&o=75
  6. An Orion I from the 1980s http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/esbdave/media/Canadian Transit/charlottetowntransitp.jpg.html?sort=4&o=12
  7. I rode in a Metrobus Transit bus a few times when I was in St. John's many times...I shot a video of me riding this bus back on June 6, 2015, which is number 0857, a NovaBus LFS...enjoy!
  8. August 2010 was the last time I rode in a Metrobus Transit bus...I was once in a MCI Classic and a couple of times in a NovaBus low floor.
  9. All but the first one are dead links. BTW, the last time I was in P.E.I. was June 2000...transit buses were very hard to find back then.
  10. The last time I've been to Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley was back in the summer of 1994...I've rarely seen Kings Transit buses on the road back then.
  11. Before there was Transit Cape Breton, there were Sydney & Whitney Pier Bus Services and Glace Bay Bus Co. Ltd. Those two companies amalgamated to form that said company in the early 1980s. I used to ride in Glace Bay buses when I was a little boy back in 1979 and 1980 when I was then in daycare. Most of the Glace Bay buses, pre-amalgamation, were gas-powered Ford chassis using Thomas and Blue Bird bodies (I did ride in them). One rear-engined Glace Bay transit bus was #32, a Thomas/GMC model with a rear-mounted Detroit Diesel 6V53 which was painfully loud (I've never rode in that one).
  12. That was the bus I was on during my trips to the Fortress of Louisbourg...I haven't been back there since 1990. BTW, the above link is dead.
  13. I remember seeing these buses when I was in New Glasgow during the early to mid 1980s...the Orion I buses were also used in the Fortress of Louisbourg (I was actually on them a few times when I was there back in 1980, 1986 and 1990), and they were all powered by painfully loud Detroit Diesel 6V53 engines.
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