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  1. Here's another one for ya! https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/original-slide-bus-otc-8737-ottawa-2029030318
  2. Ah that's right. I forgot about those! Here are some photos that you posted of 1783, the 40-foot Orion 1.508 demo bus, in this very thread Maybe I should have said "that operated regularly in service"
  3. One more vintage shot found on WorthPoint that might be of interest: bus 8816, a 35-foot Orion 1.504, the one and only bus of this type that operated in Ottawa. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/oct-orion-transit-bus-number-8816-2018505216
  4. I want to share a few more interesting and rare shots that I just came across. Here are some photos of 8857 and two unknown 1988 Orion-Ikarus buses being assembled at the Orion factory in Mississauga. This is the first time I've ever seen photos like this of these buses! These images are from scanned slides that were previously posted up for sale on eBay between 2017 and 2019: https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/original-slide-bus-orion-transpo-8857-1880239618 https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/original-slide-bus-mississauga-orion-1938472386 https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/original-slide-bus-orion-plant-1873617033 https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/original-slide-bus-mississauga-orion-1915352636 https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/orion-articulated-transit-bus-number-2000967725 https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/orion-articulated-transit-bus-number-2000967679 I found them on a website called WorthPoint, which compiles old sales listings to assess potential value based on previously sold items. Here you can find many more vintage OC Transpo shots from slides that have been listed on eBay over the years. Just search 'OC Transpo' or 'Ottawa bus' or 'OTC bus' and you'll see what I mean. There are lots of photos of the GM artics as well. Enjoy
  5. Looks like it was from Mississauga! Just found this close-up shot of the bus, 8905:
  6. I was surprised by that too! If I had to guess, it looks like it could be one of Mississauga Transit's 1989 Orion Vs?
  7. I just came across this CBC video and thought I'd share! It features some great Transitway footage of Orion-Ikarus buses in particular, including 8516, 8740, and 8743, among others. https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1537464899890 I also thought I'd mention that Paul A. Bateson has added a number of new photos to his OC Transpo album on Flickr. He has a lot of really great vintage shots that are definitely worth checking out! https://www.flickr.com/photos/buses-international/albums/72157628138910998 Enjoy!
  8. The answers to your questions are in this post on the first page of the thread. All Inveros will be refurbished to an extended service life of 18 years.
  9. 4403 was in service on the 511 a little while ago. Spotted it going south on Bathurst at Harbord at 14:45. Tried to get a couple of quick pics as it went by but they didn't turn out so well.
  10. Came across this picture on Instagram back at the beginning of January but I forgot to share it (the uploader of the photo has since made their profile private): It shows 4249 being scrapped presumably this past summer. Looks like this bus caught fire back in 2013 (here are a few photos). Wiki editors: note that 4249's retirement isn't listed in the Wiki. On a somewhat related note, I posted back in the summer that I observed 4201 being sent to scrap. There are a few pages on the Wiki that still could be updated to show this information
  11. Route 188 service was funded by the developer as part of an early transit service agreement, if I'm not mistaken. In other words, it was always intended to be temporary.
  12. Spotted 4409 wrapped with an ad for a car company (BMW?) on Spadina today just after 3pm. Tried to grab some quick pics but I was on my bike at a red light so they didn't turn out so well. I'm sure someone will get some better shots soon. In the meantime, here's a quick look:
  13. Ex-Oakville Transit Orion VIs: http://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/hamilton/1999-orion-transit-buses-for-sale-at-pic-n-save/1114085009?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
  14. Shot a quick video of the Transitway between Hurdman and Blair on my way home yesterday. For those who might be interested: (best viewed in HD).
  15. As an operator, do you prefer to not drive the double deckers?
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