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octranspobusfreak

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  1. 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.
  2. 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:
  3. 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
  4. Currently on 0154 on route 1C at Dixie Rd where 0159 passed by EB, also on route 1.
  5. Hey everyone, I'm in Calgary visiting over the next couple of days. Does anyone have any tips for catching some fishbowls in action? Are there any spots in the city that would be best for finding them? I'd love to catch a ride on as many as I can. Thanks in advance!
  6. Snakes on a plane? Nope. Roaches on a bus. Photos here.
  7. Just caught 4203 15 minutes ago on Carlton at Yonge. It was heading WB on a 506 to High Park.
  8. From the National Post: http://www.torontoupdate.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cache/588f9_to1115-street-cars.jpg
  9. Ah, of course. Oops! IIRC the last ones retired were from 1986... Regardless, Ottawa's Ikaruses edged out Missisauga's GM artics by 1-2 years.
  10. Not so. A cursory look at the Wiki shows that Missisauga retired their GM artics in 1997. Ottawa had Ikaruses running until 2003.
  11. A detour on the 505 and delays on both the 505 and 506 were the result. The large snowbanks are definitely causing issues! Buses have been substituting service on route 506 throughout the evening. I rode 1018 around 10:30pm and according to TransSee, looks like 1594 and 8114 are still out there as well.
  12. IIRC one of the major issues was fleet availability. The older D60LFs were constantly sidelined due to mechanical issues. This report states that less than 75% of the D60LFs were road-worthy during most of the year: http://ottawa.ca/cal...CS-TRA-0001.htm Also, here's a report that goes into the other factors that contributed to the decision to replace the buses: http://ottawa.ca/cal...acquisition.htm A lot of the answers to your questions can be found in the above documents
  13. Someone has also added pictures here: http://www.flickr.co...ith/8183678828/
  14. Thanks for posting! I'm sure I'm not the only one who's been eagerly anticipating pictures for quite some time!
  15. Looks like a retrofit. Here's the same bus a few months ago: http://www.flickr.com/photos/27884592@N07/6552838121/
  16. See this post above... The answer to your question has already been posted.
  17. If anyone wants to express their support for LRT to their councillor in advance of this Wednesday's meeting, check out the link below! They make it very easy to do so http://togethertoron...a/campaigns/ttc
  18. My feeling is that it's not likely, but you never know. Your guess is as good as mine! If you haven't seen this thread from back in 2009, you might find it interesting: http://www.cptdb.ca/index.php?showtopic=8309 Here's another from back in 2006: http://old.cptdb.ca/index.php?showtopic=10191
  19. I'm hoping to start right at the beginning of May. Yeah, I got that email as well. Hopefully we hear back soon!
  20. Nope, not yet. I applied as well but haven't heard back yet either!
  21. There's a picture here: http://ottawa.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVN...?hub=OttawaHome
  22. Today: 5441-46 on 143 going through Spadina southbound at 3:20pm. 5401-06 at Downsview at 3:40pm (couldn't see the run number).
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