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  1. Please let me know whether or not these TriMet Gillig Phantom VINs are correct. They are simpler (at least) to figure out than the Flxible Metro VIN codes. 1990 GILLIG PHANTOM 40102TBL10 (VEHICLE #s 1401-1463) (delivered 9-10/1990) (Cummins LTA10-270B engine / Voith D863.2 transmission) 1401: 15GCD1214L1083713 1402: 15GCD1216L1083714 1403: 15GCD1218L1083715 1404: 15GCD121XL1083716 1405: 15GCD1211L1083717 1406: 15GCD1213L1083718 1407: 15GCD1215L1083719 1408: 15GCD1211L1083720 1409: 15GCD1213L1083721 1410: 15GCD1215L1083722 1411: 15GCD1217L1083723 1412: 15GCD1219L1083724 1413: 15GCD1210L1083725 1414: 15GCD1212L1083726 1415: 15GCD1214L1083727 1416: 15GCD1216L1083728 1417: 15GCD1218L1083729 1418: 15GCD1214L1083730 1419: 15GCD1216L1083731 1420: 15GCD1218L1083732 1421: 15GCD121XL1083733 1422: 15GCD1211L1083734 1423: 15GCD1213L1083735 1424: 15GCD1215L1083736 1425: 15GCD1217L1083737 1426: 15GCD1219L1083738 1427: 15GCD1210L1083739 1428: 15GCD1217L1083740 1429: 15GCD1219L1083741 1430: 15GCD1210L1083742 1431: 15GCD1212L1083743 1432: 15GCD1214L1083744 1433: 15GCD1216L1083745 1434: 15GCD1218L1083746 1435: 15GCD121XL1083747 1436: 15GCD1211L1083748 1437: 15GCD1213L1083749 1438: 15GCD121XL1083750 1439: 15GCD1211L1083751 1440: 15GCD1213L1083752 1441: 15GCD1215L1083753 1442: 15GCD1217L1083754 1443: 15GCD1219L1083755 1444: 15GCD1210L1083756 1445: 15GCD1212L1083757 1446: 15GCD1214L1083758 1447: 15GCD1216L1083759 1448: 15GCD1212L1083760 1449: 15GCD1214L1083761 1450: 15GCD1216L1083762 1451: 15GCD1218L1083763 1452: 15GCD121XL1083764 1453: 15GCD1211L1083765 1454: 15GCD1213L1083766 1455: 15GCD1215L1083767 1456: 15GCD1217L1083768 1457: 15GCD1219L1083769 1458: 15GCD1215L1083770 1459: 15GCD1217L1083771 1460: 15GCD1219L1083772 1461: 15GCD1210L1083773 1462: 15GCD1212L1083774 1463: 15GCD1214L1083775 For page: http://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php?title=Gillig_Phantom_%27L_VINs%27'>http://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php?title=Gillig_Phantom_%27L_VINs%27 1992 GILLIG PHANTOM 40102TBL10G (LNG) (VEHICLE #s 1464-1465) (delivered 7/1992) (Cummins GLTA10-240B engine / Voith D863.2 transmission) 1464: 15GCD1212N1083776 1465: 15GCD1214N1083777 For page: http://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php?title=Gillig_Phantom_%27N_VINs%27 1990 GILLIG PHANTOM 30102TBL10 (VEHICLE #s 1601-1630) (delivered 10/1990) (Cummins LTA10-240B engine / Voith D863.2 transmission) 1601: 15GCA1219L1083778 1602: 15GCA1210L1083779 1603: 15GCA1217L1083780 1604: 15GCA1219L1083781 1605: 15GCA1210L1083782 1606: 15GCA1212L1083783 1607: 15GCA1214L1083784 1608: 15GCA1216L1083785 1609: 15GCA1218L1083786 1610: 15GCA121XL1083787 1611: 15GCA1211L1083788 1612: 15GCA1213L1083789 1613: 15GCA121XL1083790 1614: 15GCA1211L1083791 1615: 15GCA1213L1083792 1616: 15GCA1215L1083793 1617: 15GCA1217L1083794 1618: 15GCA1219L1083795 1619: 15GCA1210L1083796 1620: 15GCA1212L1083797 1621: 15GCA1214L1083798 1622: 15GCA1216L1083799 1623: 15GCA1219L1083800 1624: 15GCA1210L1083801 1625: 15GCA1212L1083802 1626: 15GCA1214L1083803 1627: 15GCA1216L1083804 1628: 15GCA1218L1083805 1629: 15GCA121XL1083806 1630: 15GCA1211L1083807 For page: http://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php?title=Gillig_Phantom_%27L_VINs%27 1991 GILLIG PHANTOM 30102TBL10 (VEHICLE #s 1631-1643) (delivered 3/1991) (Cummins LTA10-240B engine / Voith D863.2 transmission) 1631: 15GCA1211M1083808 1632: 15GCA1213M1083809 1633: 15GCA121XM1083810 1634: 15GCA1211M1083811 1635: 15GCA1213M1083812 1636: 15GCA1215M1083813 1637: 15GCA1217M1083814 1638: 15GCA1219M1083815 1639: 15GCA1210M1083816 1640: 15GCA1212M1083817 1641: 15GCA1214M1083818 1642: 15GCA1216M1083819 1643: 15GCA1212M1083820 For page: http://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php?title=Gillig_Phantom_%27M_VINs%27 1997 GILLIG PHANTOM C21D102N4 (VEHICLE #s 2101-2165) (delivered 1/1998) (Cummins M11-280E Plus engine) 2101: 15GCD211XV1088036 2102: 15GCD2111V1088037 2103: 15GCD2113V1088038 2104: 15GCD2115V1088039 2105: 15GCD2111V1088040 2106: 15GCD2113V1088041 2107: 15GCD2115V1088042 2108: 15GCD2117V1088043 2109: 15GCD2119V1088044 2110: 15GCD2110V1088045 2111: 15GCD2112V1088046 2112: 15GCD2114V1088047 2113: 15GCD2116V1088048 2114: 15GCD2118V1088049 2115: 15GCD2114V1088050 2116: 15GCD2116V1088051 2117: 15GCD2118V1088052 2118: 15GCD211XV1088053 2119: 15GCD2111V1088054 2120: 15GCD2113V1088055 2121: 15GCD2115V1088056 2122: 15GCD2117V1088057 2123: 15GCD2119V1088058 2124: 15GCD2110V1088059 2125: 15GCD2117V1088060 2126: 15GCD2119V1088061 2127: 15GCD2110V1088062 2128: 15GCD2112V1088063 2129: 15GCD2114V1088064 2130: 15GCD2116V1088065 2131: 15GCD2118V1088066 2132: 15GCD211XV1088067 2133: 15GCD2111V1088068 2134: 15GCD2113V1088069 2135: 15GCD211XV1088070 2136: 15GCD2111V1088071 2137: 15GCD2113V1088072 2138: 15GCD2115V1088073 2139: 15GCD2117V1088074 2140: 15GCD2119V1088075 2141: 15GCD2110V1088076 2142: 15GCD2112V1088077 2143: 15GCD2114V1088078 2144: 15GCD2116V1088079 2145: 15GCD2112V1088080 2146: 15GCD2114V1088081 2147: 15GCD2116V1088082 2148: 15GCD2118V1088083 2149: 15GCD211XV1088084 2150: 15GCD2111V1088085 2151: 15GCD2113V1088086 2152: 15GCD2115V1088087 2153: 15GCD2117V1088088 2154: 15GCD2119V1088089 2155: 15GCD2115V1088090 2156: 15GCD2117V1088091 2157: 15GCD2119V1088092 2158: 15GCD2110V1088093 2159: 15GCD2112V1088094 2160: 15GCD2114V1088095 2161: 15GCD2116V1088096 2162: 15GCD2118V1088097 2163: 15GCD211XV1088098 2164: 15GCD2111V1088099 2165: 15GCD2114V1088100 (first 60 buses delivered with Voith D863.3 transmission; last 5 buses delivered with Allison B400R transmission) For page: http://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php?title=Gillig_Phantom_%27V_VINs%27 ~Ben
  2. These are, hopefully, the correct VIN numbers for TriMet's 1992 batch of Flxible Metro "C" buses. http://cptdb.ca/wiki...ro_%27N_VINs%27 1701-1808 - model 40102-6C (Cummins L10-280E engine, Voith D863-W7 transmission) 1701: 1GF5ACPK5ND103378 1702: 1GF5ACPK7ND103379 1703: 1GF5ACPK3ND103380 1704: 1GF5ACPK5ND103381 1705: 1GF5ACPK7ND103382 1706: 1GF5ACPK9ND103383 1707: 1GF5ACPK0ND103384 1708: 1GF5ACPK2ND103385 1709: 1GF5ACPK4ND103386 1710: 1GF5ACPK6ND103387 1711: 1GF5ACPK8ND103388 1712: 1GF5ACPKXND103389 1713: 1GF5ACPK6ND103390 1714: 1GF5ACPK8ND103391 1715: 1GF5ACPKXND103392 1716: 1GF5ACPK1ND103393 1717: 1GF5ACPK3ND103394 1718: 1GF5ACPK5ND103395 1719: 1GF5ACPK7ND103396 1720: 1GF5ACPK9ND103397 1721: 1GF5ACPK0ND103398 1722: 1GF5ACPK2ND103399 1723: 1GF5ACPK5ND103400 1724: 1GF5ACPK7ND103401 1725: 1GF5ACPK9ND103402 1726: 1GF5ACPK0ND103403 1727: 1GF5ACPK2ND103404 1728: 1GF5ACPK4ND103405 1729: 1GF5ACPK6ND103406 1730: 1GF5ACPK8ND103407 1731: 1GF5ACPKXND103408 1732: 1GF5ACPK1ND103409 1733: 1GF5ACPK8ND103410 1734: 1GF5ACPKXND103411 1735: 1GF5ACPK1ND103412 1736: 1GF5ACPK3ND103413 1737: 1GF5ACPK5ND103414 1738: 1GF5ACPK7ND103415 1739: 1GF5ACPK9ND103416 1740: 1GF5ACPK0ND103417 1741: 1GF5ACPK2ND103418 1742: 1GF5ACPK4ND103419 1743: 1GF5ACPK0ND103420 1744: 1GF5ACPK2ND103421 1745: 1GF5ACPK4ND103422 1746: 1GF5ACPK6ND103423 1747: 1GF5ACPK8ND103424 1748: 1GF5ACPKXND103425 1749: 1GF5ACPK1ND103426 1750: 1GF5ACPK3ND103427 1751: 1GF5ACPK5ND103428 1752: 1GF5ACPK7ND103429 1753: 1GF5ACPK3ND103430 1754: 1GF5ACPK5ND103431 1755: 1GF5ACPK7ND103432 1756: 1GF5ACPK9ND103433 1757: 1GF5ACPK0ND103434 1758: 1GF5ACPK2ND103435 1759: 1GF5ACPK4ND103436 1760: 1GF5ACPK6ND103437 1761: 1GF5ACPK8ND103438 1762: 1GF5ACPKXND103439 1763: 1GF5ACPK6ND103440 1764: 1GF5ACPK8ND103441 1765: 1GF5ACPKXND103442 1766: 1GF5ACPK1ND103443 1767: 1GF5ACPK3ND103444 1768: 1GF5ACPK5ND103445 1769: 1GF5ACPK7ND103446 1770: 1GF5ACPK9ND103447 1771: 1GF5ACPK0ND103448 1772: 1GF5ACPK2ND103449 1773: 1GF5ACPK9ND103450 1774: 1GF5ACPK0ND103451 1775: 1GF5ACPK2ND103452 1776: 1GF5ACPK4ND103453 1777: 1GF5ACPK6ND103454 1778: 1GF5ACPK8ND103455 1779: 1GF5ACPKXND103506 1780: 1GF5ACPK1ND103507 1781: 1GF5ACPK3ND103508 1782: 1GF5ACPK5ND103509 1783: 1GF5ACPK1ND103510 1784: 1GF5ACPK3ND103511 1785: 1GF5ACPK5ND103512 1786: 1GF5ACPK7ND103513 1787: 1GF5ACPK9ND103514 1788: 1GF5ACPK0ND103515 1789: 1GF5ACPKXND103456 1790: 1GF5ACPK1ND103457 1791: 1GF5ACPK3ND103458 1792: 1GF5ACPK5ND103459 1793: 1GF5ACPK1ND103460 1794: 1GF5ACPK3ND103461 1795: 1GF5ACPK5ND103462 1796: 1GF5ACPK7ND103463 1797: 1GF5ACPK9ND103464 1798: 1GF5ACPK0ND103465 1799: 1GF5ACPK2ND103466 1800: 1GF5ACPK4ND103467 1801: 1GF5ACPK6ND103468 1802: 1GF5ACPK8ND103469 1803: 1GF5ACPK4ND103470 1804: 1GF5ACPK6ND103471 1805: 1GF5ACPK8ND103472 1806: 1GF5ACPKXND103473 1807: 1GF5ACPK1ND103474 1808: 1GF5ACPK3ND103475 1901-1910 - model 30102-6C (Cummins L10-280E engine, Voith D863-W7 transmission) 1901: 1GF5FCPK3ND103476 1902: 1GF5FCPK5ND103477 1903: 1GF5FCPK7ND103478 1904: 1GF5FCPK9ND103479 1905: 1GF5FCPK5ND103480 1906: 1GF5FCPK7ND103481 1907: 1GF5FCPK9ND103482 1908: 1GF5FCPK0ND103483 1909: 1GF5FCPK2ND103484 1910: 1GF5FCPK4ND103485 If you have not noticed, I used the letter "C" as the 6th digit (rather than "N" which would mean no HVAC at all) since apparently, on this batch of buses at least, TriMet originally ordered these with HVAC units, but had them removed prior to entering service. My new bit of information is credited to this link, and by looking at the last picture, which shows the inside of bus no. 1762 and the one label reminding us about something that isn't even there: http://trimetrider.blogspot.com/2011/12/that-other-trimet-geek-activists.html ~Ben
  3. I was just informed that around 15 to 20 Ex-Golden Gate Transit 1994 Flxible Metro "D" 40102-4D suburbans are still active in 2015 and are running for Charleston Area Regional Transit Authority (CARTA). GGT 1401 has been preserved by a private owner. Also, TriMet seems to still be using 1992 Flxible Metro "C" 40102-4C's. Does anyone know of any other Flxibles still in service?
  4. Here's some New Flyer VIN numbers for you... and straight out of the New Flyer operator's guide covering TriMet units 2501-2560 Model: D40LF-SR664 Engine: Cummins ISC 280 Transmission: Voith D863.3 Example VIN: 5FYD2LP03YU021545 (unit 2501) 5FY = manufacturer identifier (New Flyer of America) D = diesel fuel 2 = low-floor bus (before 2004) L = D40LF (before 2004) P = Cummins ISC engine 0 = air brakes Y = model year 2000 U = assembled at New Flyer of America in Crookston, MN 021545 = sequence number Complete list: 2501: 5FYD2LP03YU021545 2502: 5FYD2LP05YU021546 2503: 5FYD2LP07YU021547 2504: 5FYD2LP09YU021548 2505: 5FYD2LP00YU021549 2506: 5FYD2LP07YU021550 2507: 5FYD2LP09YU021551 2508: 5FYD2LP00YU021552 2509: 5FYD2LP02YU021553 2510: 5FYD2LP04YU021554 2511: 5FYD2LP06YU021555 2512: 5FYD2LP08YU021556 2513: 5FYD2LP0XYU021557 2514: 5FYD2LP01YU021558 2515: 5FYD2LP03YU021559 2516: 5FYD2LP0XYU021560 2517: 5FYD2LP01YU021561 2518: 5FYD2LP03YU021562 2519: 5FYD2LP05YU021563 2520: 5FYD2LP07YU021564 2521: 5FYD2LP09YU021565 2522: 5FYD2LP00YU021566 2523: 5FYD2LP02YU021567 2524: 5FYD2LP04YU021568 2525: 5FYD2LP06YU021569 2526: 5FYD2LP02YU021570 2527: 5FYD2LP04YU021571 2528: 5FYD2LP06YU021572 2529: 5FYD2LP08YU021573 2530: 5FYD2LP0XYU021574 2531: 5FYD2LP01YU021575 2532: 5FYD2LP03YU021576 2533: 5FYD2LP05YU021577 2534: 5FYD2LP07YU021578 2535: 5FYD2LP09YU021579 2536: 5FYD2LP05YU021580 2537: 5FYD2LP07YU021581 2538: 5FYD2LP09YU021582 2539: 5FYD2LP00YU021583 2540: 5FYD2LP02YU021584 2541: 5FYD2LP04YU021585 2542: 5FYD2LP06YU021586 2543: 5FYD2LP08YU021587 2544: 5FYD2LP0XYU021588 2545: 5FYD2LP01YU021589 2546: 5FYD2LP08YU021590 2547: 5FYD2LP0XYU021591 2548: 5FYD2LP01YU021592 2549: 5FYD2LP03YU021593 2550: 5FYD2LP05YU021594 2551: 5FYD2LP07YU021595 2552: 5FYD2LP09YU021596 2553: 5FYD2LP00YU021597 2554: 5FYD2LP02YU021598 2555: 5FYD2LP04YU021599 2556: 5FYD2LP07YU021600 2557: 5FYD2LP09YU021601 2558: 5FYD2LP00YU021602 2559: 5FYD2LP02YU021603 2560: 5FYD2LP04YU021604 It should be known that the 10th digit used (the plant code) varies according to year range. Until 2002, all of the D40LFs bound for Portland, OR (TriMet ordered its first D40LFs -- units 2001 to 2022 -- in 1996, to be delivered in the fall of 1997) were assembled in Crookston, MN. During 2002, this code letter's description was changed to signify final assembly at the St. Cloud, MN assembly plant, and so units 2601-2655 (fall 2002 delivery) and 2701-2725 (spring 2003 delivery) might have been built at both Crookston and St. Cloud respectively, although I'd suggest 2701-2725, being slightly later deliveries in the 2003 fiscal year, would definitely have been assembled in St. Cloud. New Flyer then changed its U.S. plant code again, this time providing separate code letters for its two U.S. assembly plants in MN. Units 2801-2839, being 2005 builds, would've been made at either the St. Cloud, MN (plant code "B") or the Crookston, MN (plant code "C") assembly plants, as would the D40LFR units 2901-2940 which were 2008 builds. The first eight digits of the VIN code for TriMet's other New Flyer builds (please correct me if necessary): 1FYD2LK0 for units 2001-2022 (1997) 5FYD2LP0 for units 2201-2258 (1998) and 2259-2318 (1999) 5FYH2LR0 for units 2561-2562 (2001) 5FYD2LU0 for units 2601-2655 (2002) and 2701-2725 (2003) 5FYD4FV0 for units 2801-2839 (2005) and 2901-2940 (2008) ~Ben
  5. Discontinued TriMet routes NOTE: Any lines with the same route number are unrelated except those that through-route in downtown Portland. #1-Mocks Crest (merged with #8-Irvington to become #8-15th Ave.-Willamette 9/5/1982) #1-Greeley (unrelated to above line; merged with #35-Macadam, 1/1/2007) #2-St. Johns (discontinued 9/5/1982) #3-Fessenden (renumbered #4-Fessenden 9/5/1982) #5-Portland/Vancouver (renamed #5-Interstate 9/5/1982) #5-Interstate (discontinued 9/5/2004) #5-Barbur Blvd. (renumbered #12-Barbur Blvd., 9/7/1986) #5-Capitol Hwy. (renumbered #44-Capitol Hwy., 9/9/2001) #6-Sellwood (discontinued 1/29/1984) #8-Irvington (merged with #1-Mocks Crest and renamed #8-15th Avenue-Willamette 9/5/1982) #9-Broadway (through-routed with #17-Holgate 9/2/2012) #10-33rd Avenue (renumbered #73-33rd Avenue 9/13/2009) #12-Beaumont (discontinued 9/5/1982) #12-Foster (renamed #14-Hawthorne 9/5/1982) #14-52nd Avenue (discontinued 9/5/1982) #14-Sandy (renamed #12-Sandy 9/7/1986) #15-Lincoln (discontinued 9/5/1982) #16-Front Ave. (merged with #17-St. Helens Road 9/2/2012 to become #16-Front Ave.-St. Helens Road) #17-Fremont Express (discontinued 9/5/1982) #17-St. Helens Road (unrelated to above line; merged with #16-Front Ave. 9/2/2012 to become #16-Front Ave.-St. Helens Road) #18-Troutdale (discontinued 9/7/1986) #19-Hawthorne (renamed #19-Division 4/3/1977) #19-Division (renumbered #4-Division 9/5/1982) #19-East Glisan (renamed #19-Glisan 9/5/1982) #20-21st Avenue (discontinued 9/5/1982) #20-East Burnside (renamed #20-Burnside/Stark 9/5/1982) #20-Burnside/Stark (1982) (split as #20-Burnside via East Side and #26-Stark 9/7/1986) #20-Burnside (East and West) (west portion of line formerly part of #77-Beltline; merged with #26-Stark 9/9/2001 to become the revived #20-Burnside/Stark) #21-Mt. Tabor (renamed #15-Mt. Tabor 9/7/1986) #23-San Rafael (1986) (merged with #82-Eastman-182nd Ave., 9/5/1993) #23-San Rafael-182nd Ave. (renamed #23-San Rafael-223rd Ave. after extension between Rockwood and Gresham via 182nd assigned to revived #82-Eastman-182nd, 9/7/1997) #23-San Rafael-223rd Ave. (renamed #23-San Rafael after 223rd Ave. extension assigned to #12-Sandy, 9/9/2001) #24-Gresham (discontinued 6/17/1984) #24-Halsey (unrelated to above line; merged with #77-Broadway/Lovejoy to become #77-Broadway/Halsey, 9/9/2001) #26-33rd Avenue (renumbered #10-33rd Avenue, 6/17/1984) #26-Holgate (renumbered #17-Holgate, 6/17/1984) #27-Harold (renumbered #10-Harold, 6/17/1984) #27-St. Helens Road (renumbered #17-St. Helens Road, 6/17/1984) #28-Eastmoreland (split as #27-Harold, #28-Woodstock and #29-Crystal Springs, 4/3/1977) #28-Mississippi (Vancouver Ave. extension assigned to #29-Vancouver Ave., 4/3/1977) #28-Woodstock (renumbered #19-Woodstock, 9/5/1982) #29-Crystal Springs (discontinued 9/5/1982) #29-Vancouver Ave. (discontinued 9/5/1982) #30-Ardenwald (rush-hour service only after 6/15/1981; discontinued 1/29/1984) #31-Estacada (split as #30-Estacada and #31-King Road, 9/13/2009) #33-Oregon City via East Side (split as #32-Oatfield and #33-McLoughlin, 9/5/1982; #33-McLoughlin merged in downtown Portland with #41-Fremont between 12/1/1996-9/12/2009) #33-Fremont (renumbered #24-Fremont, 9/13/2009) #35-Oregon City (formerly part of #36-Oregon City via Lake Oswego/South Shore; renamed #35-Macadam, 9/5/1993; merged with #1-Greeley, 1/1/2007) #36-Oregon City via Lake Oswego/South Shore (split as #35-Oregon City and #36-South Shore, 9/5/1982) #37-Tualatin/North Shore (renamed #37-North Shore, 9/5/1993) #37-North Shore (renamed #37-Lake Grove, 9/4/2005) #38-Wilsonville (renamed #38-Boones Ferry, 9/7/1986) #39-Dunthorpe (discontinued 4/3/1977) #40-Capitol Hill (discontinued 1/29/1984) #40-Halsey (via Fremont) (assigned to #22-Parkrose, 9/7/1986) #40-Halsey (via San Rafael) (assigned to #23-San Rafael, 9/7/1986) #40-Johns Landing (1984) (renamed #40-Tacoma, 9/5/1993) #40-Tacoma (discontinued 9/5/2004) #40-Johns Landing (2004) (discontinued 9/4/2005) #41-Portland Community College (renamed #41-PCC-Sylvania, 9/5/1982) #41-PCC-Sylvania (renamed #41-Capitol Hwy., 9/5/1993) #41-Capitol Hwy. (renumbered #5-Capitol Hwy., 12/1/1996) #41-Fremont (renumbered #33-Fremont, 12/1/1996) #41-Hawthorn Farm (unrelated to above line, discontinued 9/3/2000) #41-Tacoma (unrelated to above line, discontinued 9/13/2009) #42-Orenco #43-Tualatin Acres (renamed #43-Taylors Ferry, 1/29/1984) #44-Sherwood (renamed #5-Barbur Blvd., 6/17/1984) #44-Gresham (renumbered #24-Gresham, 1/29/1984) #44-King City (unrelated to above line; formerly part of #12-Barbur Blvd., discontinued 9/9/2001) #45-Greenburg (renamed #45-Garden Home, 6/17/1984) #46-Maplewood (discontinued 9/7/1986) #49-Arnold Creek (discontinued 9/7/1986) #49-Quatama (unrelated to above line; discontinued 9/3/2000) #50-Hart-170th Ave. (merged with #88-SW 198th Ave., 9/13/1998) #50-Cornell Oaks (unrelated to above line; discontinued 9/3/2000) #51-Council Crest (renamed #51-Vista, 9/13/1998) #52-Tanasbourne-Beaverton (renamed #52-Farmington-185th Ave., 6/17/1984) #53-23rd Ave. (renumbered #15-NW 23rd Ave., 9/7/1986) #54-Beaverton-Aloha (formerly part of #56-Aloha-Beaverton; renamed #54-Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy., 6/17/1979) #55-Raleigh Hills (renamed #55-Hamilton, 9/6/1992) #55-Linnton (discontinued 9/5/1982) #55-Mocks Crest (renamed #40-Mocks Crest, 9/7/1986) #56-Aloha via Beaverton (split as #54-Beaverton via Aloha and #56-Beaverton via Progress, 4/3/1977) #56-Beaverton-Progress (renamed #56-Washington Square, 6/17/1979) #56-Washington Square (renamed #56-Scholls Ferry, 9/5/1982) #57-Forest Grove (Walker Rd. portion assigned to #65-Walker Road, 6/17/1979; express service on Hwy. 26 between downtown Portland and Hillsboro assigned to #58-Sunset, 9/1/1991; split as #57-TV Hwy.-Forest Grove and #58-Canyon Rd., 9/13/1998) #59-Beaverton-Cedar Hills (split as #50-Cornell Oaks, #59-Cedar Hills and #67-Cedar Hills-Beaverton, 6/17/1979) #59-Cedar Hills (split as #59-Walker Road-Park Way, #62-Murray Blvd. and #88-Hart-198th Ave., 9/13/1998) #60-Cedar Mill (1970) (zoo service assigned to #62-Zoo-OMSI, 10/5/1975) #60-Oak Hills-Cedar Hills (renamed #60-Cedar Mill, 6/17/1984) #60-Cedar Mill (1984) (renamed #60-Leahy Road, 9/7/1986) #60-Leahy Road (service west of Saltzman assigned to #67-Jenkins-158th Ave., 9/13/1998; remainder of route merged with Cedar Mill Shuttle, 9/13/2009) #61-Somerset West (split as #60-Oak Hills-Cedar Hills and #65-Walker Road, 6/17/1979) #62-Zoo-OMSI (merged with Arlington Heights portion of former #76-Westover/Skyline/Arlington Hts. to become #63-Washington Park, 6/17/1979) #63-Washington Park-OMSI (service east of Rose Quarter TC dropped 9/4/1994; OMSI service dropped 9/5/2004) #65-Walker Road (portion of route between Tanasbourne Park & Ride and PCC-Rock Creek assigned to #52, 6/17/1984; discontinued 9/7/1986) #66-Westover (discontinued 9/7/1986) #67-Beaverton/Cedar Hills (renamed #67-Jenkins-158th Ave., 9/13/1998) #73-33rd Avenue (merged with #70-12th Avenue, 9/2/2012) #79-Canby (formerly part of #72-82nd Ave.; renamed #79-Canby-Clackamas Town Center, 9/7/1986) #79-Canby-Clackamas Town Center (after the city of Canby withdrew from the TriMet service boundary and started its own transit service; this line thus was renamed #79-Clackamas Town Center, 9/1/2002) #79-Clackamas Town Center (renamed #79-Oregon City-Clackamas Town Center, 9/13/2009) #80-Gresham-Troutdale (renamed #80-Troutdale-Kane Road, 9/3/1995) #81-Fairview-Gresham (merged with #71-Killingsworth to become #71-Killingsworth-223rd Ave., 9/5/1982) #81-Gresham-Rockwood (renamed #81-Gresham-257th Ave., 9/1/1991) #82-Eastman-182nd Ave. (1986) (merged with #23-San Rafael to become #23-San Rafael-182nd Ave., 9/5/1993) #82-Eastman-182nd Ave. (1997) (merged with #87-Airport Way-181st Ave., 9/2/2012) #83-Hollywood-47th Ave. (discontinued 9/1/2002) #85-Vancouver Avenue (discontinued 6/17/1984) #88-SW 198th Ave. (merged with #50-Hart-170th Ave. to become #88-Hart-198th Ave., 9/13/2009) #89-Tanasbourne (north and south portions of this line merged with lines #47-Baseline-Evergreen and #48-Cornell respectively, 9/2/2012) #150-Sunnyside Area Shuttle (renamed #155-Sunnyside, 9/5/1999) #151-Sunnyside Road Loop (renamed #156-Mather Road, 9/5/1999) #153-Molalla (discontinued 9/3/1995) #157-Happy Valley (discontinued 9/5/2010) #158-Stevens Road (discontinued 9/3/2000) Discontinued TriMet crosstown routes: #70-Bridge Transfer (discontinued 4/3/1977) #70-Milwaukie/Swan Island (renamed #70-12th Avenue 9/5/1982) #71-Killingsworth-223rd Ave. (223rd Ave. portion dropped 1/29/1984) #71-Killingsworth-60th Ave. (discontinued 9/7/1986; Killingsworth portion merged with line #72-82nd Ave.) #72-82nd Ave. (service south of Kaiser Sunnyside assigned to #79-Canby 9/5/1982; Kaiser Sunnyside service assigned to #79-Canby 10/7/1984; merged with Killingsworth portion of #71-Killingsworth/60th Ave., 9/7/1986, airport service thus reassigned to #12-Sandy) #73-92nd/102nd Avenue (discontinued 9/5/1982) #75-39th Avenue-Lombard (extension via Errol Heights discontinued 1/29/1984) #76-Westover/Skyline/Arlington Hts. (split as #63-Washington Park and #66-Westover, 6/17/1979) #76-Tigard-Tualatin (unrelated to above line; service extended north from Tigard TC to Beaverton, 12/1/1996 and thus renamed #76-Beaverton-Tualatin) #77-Northeast/Northwest (discontinued 6/17/1979) #77-Beltline (discontinued 9/7/1986; split into #77-Broadway/Lovejoy, #20-Burnside via West Side and #78-Beaverton/Lake Oswego) #77-Broadway/Lovejoy (formerly part of #77-Beltline; renamed #77-Broadway/Halsey 9/9/2001) #78-Lake Oswego/Sunset (merged with #77-Northeast/Northwest 6/17/1979 to become #77-Beltline) #84-52nd/60th Avenue (merged with #71-Killingsworth to become #71-Killingsworth-60th Ave., 6/17/1984) Discontinued TriMet rush-hour and express routes: #17-Fremont Express (discontinued 9/5/1982; replaced by 41-Fremont) #49-Arnold Creek (discontinued 9/7/1986) #56-Front Avenue (formerly #92-Front Avenue, discontinued 9/7/1986) #58-Sunset Express (renamed #58-Sunset, 9/5/1993) #58-Sunset (discontinued 9/13/1998) #61-Marquam Hill via Beaverton (service between Beaverton TC and Willow Creek discontinued 9/13/1998) #65-Marquam Hill via Milwaukie TC (unrelated to above line; service east of Taylors Ferry Rd. and Terwilliger Blvd. discontinued 9/5/2004 due to Sellwood Bridge weight limit, 9/5/2004, and thus renamed #65-Marquam Hill via Barbur Blvd.) #68-NE Hillsboro-Tanasbourne (1979) (discontinued 6/1/1980) #68-Hillsboro-Tanasbourne (1993) (discontinued 9/13/1998) #74X-Lloyd Center/Southeast (discontinued 9/13/2009) #84-Sandy-Boring (unrelated to above line; renamed 1/3/1999 to #84-Kelso-Boring after the city of Sandy withdrew from the TriMet service boundary, and later that year began its own transit service) #84-Kelso-Boring (renamed 2013 to #84-Powell Valley-Orient Dr. after the city of Boring withdrew from the TriMet service boundary) #85-Swan Island (1984) (discontinued 9/7/1986) #86-North Gresham (discontinued 9/5/1999) #86-Alderwood (formerly part of #87-Airport Way/181st Avenue; discontinued 9/13/2009) #87-Washington Square-Beaverton (discontinued 9/7/1986) #87-181st Avenue (merged with #201-Airport Way Shuttle, 9/9/2001) #87-Airport Way/181st Avenue (Alderwood extension assigned to #86-Alderwood in 2002; merged with #82-Eastman-182nd Ave. 9/2/2012 to provide additional service between Rockwood and the Gresham LRT station) #90-Mall 205 Flyer (discontinued 9/2/1979) #91-MKC Flyer (discontinued 9/5/1986) #91X-TV Hwy. Express (discontinued 9/13/1998) #92-Front Avenue (renumbered #56-Front Avenue, 1/29/1984) #94X-Walker Road Express (discontinued 9/13/1998) #95X-Tigard I-5 Express (Lloyd Center service discontinued 1/1/2007, merged with #94-Sherwood/Pacific Hwy.) #96-Wilsonville/Tualatin (Wilsonville service discontinued 9/5/1988) #200-Marine Drive Shuttle (merged with #6-M. L. King, Jr. Blvd., 9/3/1995-9/8/2001) #201-Airport Way Shuttle (merged with #87-181st Ave., 9/9/2001) Experimental express routes launched by TriMet 9/4/1979 and discontinued 6/1/1980, all serving Swan Island: #25-Portland Mall/Swan Island #92-Gresham/Swan Island #93-Oregon City/Swan Island (portion of route between Swan Island and Milwaukie served by #70-Milwaukie/Swan Island) This is quite an exhaustive listing; please correct me on any lines where possible. ~Ben
  6. Could anyone please verify (meaning, double check) these GMC RTS II VIN numbers for TriMet (numbers 900-974)? 1982 GMC RTS II T8J204 Powertrain: Detroit Diesel 6V92TA engine / Allison V730 transmission 900: 1G0YT82J9CV820872 901: 1G0YT82J0CV820873 902: 1G0YT82J2CV820874 903: 1G0YT82J4CV820875 904: 1G0YT82J6CV820876 905: 1G0YT82J8CV820877 906: 1G0YT82JXCV820878 907: 1G0YT82J1CV820879 908: 1G0YT82J8CV820880 909: 1G0YT82JXCV820881 910: 1G0YT82J1CV820882 911: 1G0YT82J3CV820883 912: 1G0YT82J5CV820884 913: 1G0YT82J7CV820885 914: 1G0YT82J9CV820886 915: 1G0YT82J0CV820887 916: 1G0YT82J2CV820888 917: 1G0YT82J4CV820889 918: 1G0YT82J0CV820890 919: 1G0YT82J2CV820891 920: 1G0YT82J4CV820892 921: 1G0YT82J6CV820893 922: 1G0YT82J8CV820894 923: 1G0YT82JXCV820895 924: 1G0YT82J1CV820896 925: 1G0YT82J3CV820897 926: 1G0YT82J5CV820898 927: 1G0YT82J7CV820899 928: 1G0YT82JXCV820900 929: 1G0YT82J1CV820901 930: 1G0YT82J3CV820902 931: 1G0YT82J5CV820903 932: 1G0YT82J7CV820904 933: 1G0YT82J9CV820905 934: 1G0YT82J0CV820906 935: 1G0YT82J2CV820907 936: 1G0YT82J4CV820908 937: 1G0YT82J6CV820909 938: 1G0YT82J2CV820910 939: 1G0YT82J4CV820911 940: 1G0YT82J6CV820912 941: 1G0YT82J8CV820913 942: 1G0YT82JXCV820914 943: 1G0YT82J1CV820915 944: 1G0YT82J3CV820916 945: 1G0YT82J5CV820917 946: 1G0YT82J7CV820918 947: 1G0YT82J9CV820919 948: 1G0YT82J5CV820920 949: 1G0YT82J7CV820921 950: 1G0YT82J9CV820922 951: 1G0YT82J0CV820923 952: 1G0YT82J2CV820924 953: 1G0YT82J4CV820925 954: 1G0YT82J6CV820926 955: 1G0YT82J8CV820927 956: 1G0YT82JXCV820928 957: 1G0YT82J1CV820929 958: 1G0YT82J8CV820930 959: 1G0YT82JXCV820931 960: 1G0YT82J1CV820932 961: 1G0YT82J3CV820933 962: 1G0YT82J5CV820934 963: 1G0YT82J7CV820935 964: 1G0YT82J9CV820936 965: 1G0YT82J0CV820937 966: 1G0YT82J2CV820938 967: 1G0YT82J4CV820939 968: 1G0YT82J0CV820940 969: 1G0YT82J2CV820941 970: 1G0YT82J4CV820942 971: 1G0YT82J6CV820943 972: 1G0YT82J8CV820944 973: 1G0YT82JXCV820945 974: 1G0YT82J1CV820946 And here are the VIN numbers for the Lane Transit District rejected 1980 GM Canada "New Look" T6H4523N buses (LTD unit numbers in parentheses) Powertrain: Detroit Diesel 6V71N engine / Allison V730 transmission 200 (719): 2GHYT76W7A3500028 201 (720): 2GHYT76W9A3500029 202 (721): 2GHYT76W5A3500030 203 (722): 2GHYT76W7A3500031 204 (723): 2GHYT76W9A3500032 205 (724): 2GHYT76W0A3500033 206 (725): 2GHYT76W2A3500034 207 (726): 2GHYT76W4A3500035 208 (727): 2GHYT76W6A3500036 209 (728): 2GHYT76W8A3500037 210 (729): 2GHYT76WXA3500038 ~Ben
  7. This above video by chnchlla88 (from Taipei, Taiwan) shows said user riding what he claims is a 1994 TriMet Flxible Metro 1839 during his visit to Portland, OR. This bus is working on Line 76-Beaverton-Tualatin to Meridian Hospital (the video ends at Washington Square mall). The picture he used may be correct, but the actual video afterward doesn't seem to match the picture opening this. Can anyone else (whether from Taiwan like he, or right here in the USA/Canada) prove he's not actually riding 1839 but a 1700 series? The video is only in low-quality 240p (also note he originally made the video in December 2008) so I cannot read the bus number from the inside clearly. My reason for asking about this is because none of the other TriMet 1817-series buses seem to have that dark vampire exhaust hum (like the 1700 and 1900 series Flxibles TriMet has). Here's two such Flxibles that 1839 (at least in 2008) seemed to mimic: http://www.youtube.c...h?v=mPgZknVFCEI (bus 1788, by BCT-3122-D800-10240 - again on the 76 - vampire hum is delayed) (bus 1901, by punkrawker4783 - vampire hum is again delayed at times) (TriMet 1826 by MetroLinerXLZ - once again on the 76 to Meridian Hospital) ~Ben
  8. This was the starting roster of TriMet (Portland, OR) in 1971, as taken from the Motor Coach Age magazine from that year. 501-505 - 1960 GMC TDH4517 506-520 - 1963 GMC TDH4519 521-540 - 1964 GMC TDH4519 541-555 - 1965 GMC TDH4519 556-575 - 1966 GMC TDH4519 576-600 - 1971 GMC T8H5305A 601-650 - 1971 Flxible 111DD-D5-1 On order: 300-434 - 1972 Flxible 111DC-D06-1 All buses built before 1971 were previously operated by Rose City Transit. If anyone has any information as to all the buses TriMet had acquired from the "Blue Bus Lines" collective of local transit services serving cities outside of Portland (Intercity Buses, Portland Stages, Estacada-Molalla Stages, and Tualatin Valley Buses), as well as all those former Portland Traction Company buses Rose City Transit had operated between 1956-69, please reply to this topic. Most of these acquired buses were deemed unfit for post-acquisition service after TriMet's takeover of this collective on Sept. 6, 1970. Thank you, Ben Edge
  9. For the TriMet experts that may be on this board, here is a list of the bus garages and the routes the buses come out of (please feel free to correct me on any flawed details). Any routes which operate out of more than one bus garage will be listed in bold and an asterisk (*) behind the listing of those routes. 1. CENTER STREET GARAGE 4012 SE 17th Ave. Portland, OR 97202 ROUTES: 1-Vermont * 4-Division/Fessenden * 6-M. L. King, Jr. Blvd. 8-15th Avenue/Jackson Park 9-Powell * 10-Harold Street * 11-Rivergate-Marine Drive 12-Barbur/Sandy Blvd. * 14-Hawthorne * 15-Belmont/NW 23rd 16-Front Avenue-St. Helens Road 17-Holgate/Broadway * 18-Hillside * 19-Woodstock/Glisan * 20-Burnside/Stark * 28-Linwood * 29-Lake/Webster * 30-Estacada * 31-King Road * 32-Oatfield 33-McLoughlin * 34-River Road * 35-Macadam/Greeley * 36-South Shore * 38-Boones Ferry Road * 39-Lewis & Clark 44-Capitol Hwy./Mocks Crest * 51-Vista * 55-Hamilton * 64-Marquam Hill-Tigard TC * 65-Marquam Hill-Barbur Blvd. * 66-Marquam Hill-Hollywood 68-Marquam Hill-Collins Circle * 70-12th/NE 33rd Avenue 72-Killingsworth-82nd * 75-Cesar Chavez-Lombard 77-Broadway-Halsey * 85-Swan Island 94-Pacific Hwy.-Sherwood * 96-Tualatin I-5 * 99-McLoughlin Express 152-Milwaukie * 154-Willamette * 2. POWELL GARAGE 9800 SE Powell Blvd. Portland, OR 97266 ROUTES: 4-Division/Fessenden * 9-Powell * 10-Harold Street * 12-Barbur/Sandy Blvd. * 14-Hawthorne * 15-Belmont/NW 23rd * 17-Holgate/Broadway * 19-Woodstock/Glisan * 20-Burnside-Stark * 21-Sandy Blvd.-223rd 22-Parkrose 23-San Rafael 24-Fremont 25-Glisan-Rockwood 28-Linwood * 29-Lake-Webster * 30-Estacada * 31-King Road * 34-River Road * 71-60th-122nd Avenue 72-Killingsworth-82nd * 77-Broadway-Halsey * 79-Oregon City-Clackamas Town Center 80-Kane-Troutdale Road 81-Kane-257th Avenue 84-Powell Valley-Orient Drive 87-Airport Way-181st Avenue 152-Milwaukie * 154-Willamette * 155-Sunnyside 156-Mather Road 3. MERLO ROAD GARAGE 16130 SW Merlo Rd. Beaverton, OR 97006 ROUTES: 1-Vermont * 12-Barbur/Sandy Blvd. * 18-Hillside * 20-Burnside-Stark * 35-Macadam/Greeley * 36-South Shore * 37-Lake Grove 38-Boones Ferry Road * 43-Taylors Ferry Road * 44-Capitol Hwy./Mocks Crest * 45-Garden Home * 46-North Hillsboro 47-Baseline-Evergreen 48-Cornell 50-Cedar Mill 51-Vista * 52-Farmington-185th 53-Arctic-Allen 54-Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy. * 55-Hamilton * 56-Scholls Ferry Road * 57-TV Hwy.-Forest Grove 58-Canyon Road * 59-Walker-Park Way 61-Marquam Hill-Beaverton 62-Murray Blvd. 63-Washington Park-Arlington Heights * 64-Marquam Hill-Tigard TC * 65-Marquam Hill-Barbur Blvd. * 67-Bethany-158th 68-Marquam Hill-Collins Circle * 76-Beaverton-Tualatin 78-Beaverton-Lake Oswego 88-Hart-198th Avenue 92-South Beaverton Express * 93-Tigard-Sherwood 94-Pacific Hwy.-Sherwood * 96-Tualatin I-5 * Again, I wish to welcome any corrections or suggestions as to this data, please. Thank you, Ben
  10. I hope the Administrator doesn't mind, but I am creating this thread for the purpose of anyone in the Portland, OR area who might have pictures of any of TriMet's 1990-91 Gillig Phantoms (1401-1463, 1601-1630 and 1631-1643) and 1992 Flxible Metros (1701-1808, 1901-1910) that are retired or are going to be over the course of the next five years. If you see one of these retired at any one of TriMet's three bus garages (Center, Powell or Merlo), on a flatbed truck or outside of TriMet premises (livery removed), please post your spottings here. Legend: BLUE - retired BLACK - active 1990 GILLIG PHANTOM STATUS: 1400s: 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1405, 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 1410, 1411, 1412, 1413, 1414, 1415, 1416, 1417, 1418, 1419, 1420, 1421, 1422, 1423, 1424, 1425, 1426, 1427, 1428, 1429, 1430, 1431, 1432, 1433, 1434, 1435, 1436, 1437, 1438, 1439, 1440, 1441, 1442, 1443, 1444, 1445, 1446, 1447, 1448, 1449, 1450, 1451, 1452, 1453, 1454, 1455, 1456, 1457, 1458, 1459, 1460, 1461, 1462, 1463 1600s: 1601, 1602, 1603, 1604, 1605, 1606, 1607, 1608, 1609, 1610, 1611, 1612, 1613, 1614, 1615, 1616, 1617, 1618, 1619, 1620, 1621, 1622, 1623, 1624, 1625, 1626, 1627, 1628, 1629, 1630 1991 GILLIG PHANTOM STATUS 1600s: 1631, 1632, 1633, 1634, 1635, 1636, 1637, 1638, 1639, 1640, 1641, 1642, 1643 1992 FLXIBLE METRO STATUS: 1700s: 1701, 1702, 1703, 1704, 1705, 1706, 1707, 1708, 1709, 1710, 1711, 1712, 1713, 1714, 1715, 1716, 1717, 1718, 1719, 1720, 1721, 1722, 1723, 1724, 1725, 1726, 1727, 1728, 1729, 1730, 1731, 1732, 1733, 1734, 1735, 1736, 1737, 1738, 1739, 1740, 1741, 1742, 1743, 1744, 1745, 1746, 1747, 1748, 1749, 1750, 1751, 1752, 1753, 1754, 1755, 1756, 1757, 1758, 1759, 1760, 1761, 1762, 1763, 1764, 1765, 1766, 1767, 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, 1773, 1774, 1775, 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780, 1781, 1782, 1783, 1784, 1785, 1786, 1787, 1788, 1789, 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, 1795, 1796, 1797, 1798, 1799, 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803, 1804, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808 1900s: 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910 Thank you, Ben
  11. http://www.cptdb.ca/...trict_of_Oregon I've noticed some errors in this Wiki page. You mention that both fleets 576-600 (1971 GMC T8H5305A) and 601-650 (1971 Flxible 111DD-D5-1) were once Rose City Transit buses (along with units 501-575), but the problem with that is: Rose City Transit officially became TriMet on December 1, 1969. That means these two fleets of buses, both of which were delivered in 1971, were TriMet's first buses as TriMet. Buses 576-600 (the GMC New Looks) were the very first buses purchased after Rose City Transit had become TriMet, as replacements for all the acquired buses from the "Blue Bus" collective of suburban bus companies. The last new buses to be delivered to TriMet when as RCT, were the 1966 GMC New Looks (ID's #556-575). To get things straightened up on this: Buses 556-575 (the 1966 GMC TDH4519 fishbowls) were the last buses purchased by Rose City Transit, before the name change to TriMet. The name TriMet (a short form of Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon) was adopted December 1, 1969. All of the Rose City Transit buses and routes were acquired by TriMet in 1969. Buses 576-600 (the 1971 GMC T8H5305A fishbowls) were the first new buses purchased by the TriMet that we know today. I also want to add a year of retirement section here. All of the remaining ex-RCT buses were withdrawn from the TriMet fleet on September 27, 1985. TriMet's first buses as TriMet (the 1971 GMC T8H5305As) were withdrawn from the fleet on June 15, 1986. The first AM General buses, units 1000-1099, were withdrawn from the fleet when the first Flxible Metros for TriMet had arrived in June 1988. The remainder were pulled by 1990, when the Gillig Phantom 1400 series came in that fall, which also put the 100 series buses (the 1974 Flxible New Looks) out to pasture, along with the former 800 series (180-199) 1973 GMC fishbowls. The first of the 300 series Flxible New Looks were withdrawn in 1992 after the 1700 series Flxible Metros showed up; the remainder of these were gone in 1998-99, after the second batch of New Flyer LFs (Cummins ISC engine and Voith D863.3 transmission) showed up. The 1700 series (and the 1817 series, from 1994) also replaced the remainder of the GMC 800/180 series. The rejected Lane Transit District 1980 GMDD fishbowls, units 200-210, were withdrawn in 1994. The remaining 1981 Crown/Ikarus articulated buses, units 700-786, were withdrawn from the fleet in March 1999; the first of these were pulled just two years earlier (in 1997). All ten of the LNG-fueled buses, units 1464-1465 (1992 Gillig Phantom) and 1809-1816 (1993 Flxible Metro "D"), were withdrawn from the fleet at the end of 2000. The remaining 1982 GMC RTS II buses, units 900-974, were withdrawn from the fleet in 2001. Five were initially withdrawn by 1999. The remaining 1988-89 Flxible Metro "B" buses, units 500-549 ('88) and 550-637 ('89), were withdrawn from the fleet by 2006. I remember riding one of those for the last time in August 2005. The ten 1994 Flxible Metro "D" buses with the Detroit Diesel Series 50 engine, units 1844-1853, were pulled from the fleet in 2009 due to budget cuts. The two 2001 New Flyer hybrid LF buses, units 2561-2562, were withdrawn from the fleet this May. ~Ben
  12. For all those of you who have any never-before-seen pictures (preferred year cut off before 1995) of TriMet and C-TRAN (Vancouver, WA) buses of all kinds to roam the streets of Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA and their outlying suburbs. ~Ben
  13. I wonder if anyone here knows anything about TriMet, starting from its December 1969 inception (taking over its predecessor that was Rose City Transit, followed by the acquisition of the collective suburban-area "Blue Bus Lines" services just nine months later) and before the fall 1986 inauguration of the first MAX Light Rail that served between downtown Portland and Northeast Cleveland Avenue in Gresham (the Blue Line)? The list of milestones to 1986 (from the 1994 TriMet calendar): Dec. 1, 1969: TriMet officially begins operations after Rose City Transit turns over its property to the city of Portland at 12:01 AM, Monday, and the city immediately transferred it to TriMet. Local 757 approves a new 19-month labor contract. Fares were 35 cents. May 12, 1970: Gave free rides to senior citizens for one week. September 6, 1970: TriMet acquires the suburban Blue Bus systems. September 15, 1970: Thomas S. King becomes TriMet's first general manager June 15, 1971: New uniforms for operators introduced. January 12, 1975: Implemented the "Fareless Square" and eliminated zone fares October 1, 1976: TriMet awarded the Administrator's Award for Outstanding Public Service by UTMA December 15, 1976: Beards and mustaches are acceptable for operators January 16, 1977: Powell Garage opens as TriMet's first satellite garage December 11, 1977: Portland Transit Mall opens January 16, 1978: E. R. Peter Cass becomes TriMet's general manager May 15, 1978: New administrative offices open at 17th & Center September 15, 1978: "Tri-It" promotion launched to increase ridership April 12, 1979: First annual Bus Roadeo held June 17, 1979: Timed transfers inaugurated at new Beaverton Transit Center March 31, 1980: Merlo Garage opens using an existing house until the current facility was built March 1, 1981: James E. Cowen becomes TriMet's general manager January 6, 1982: President Ronald Reagan signs the Surface Transportation Assistance Act January 31, 1982: First articulated buses go into regular service on Lines 44 and 57 February 7, 1982: Current bus stop sign design introduced March 26, 1982: Official groundbreaking day for Banfield Light Rail project (MAX) September 5, 1982: Self-service fare implemented May 6, 1983: Merlo transportation employees move from the little house into the new building July 1, 1983: C-TRAN in Vancouver, WA, integrates fares with TriMet August 1, 1983: Vandalism hotline begins January 29, 1984: Began 2,000 hours per week reduction in on-street service April 6, 1984: Customer Assistance Office opens in Pioneer Courthouse Square April 18, 1984: Ruby Junction officially opens for business September 27, 1985: Last Rose City Transit-era buses run July 25, 1986: Banfield Light Rail is officially renamed Metropolitan Area Express (MAX), suggested by typographer Jeff Frane who won in a public contest to come up with a name for the line September 5, 1986: TriMet opens the Eastside MAX (Blue) Line Post whatever pre-1986 TriMet route maps and system maps that you may have in this topic. ~Ben
  14. I have a few changes I'd like to contribute to the TriMet Wiki page here at the CPTDB. I am hoping you all can verify such changes that I intend to add. Before the Voith DIWA.3 series, there was the DIWA.2 series. Thus, all the Flxible Metro buses (excepting 1844-1853, which use the Allison VR731RH transmission) and the 1400 and 1600 series Gillig Phantoms would use the D863.2 transmission (on the Flxibles they are V-drive, and so are technically called "D863.2-W7"; while the normal D863.2 designation without any additional major suffix would be for T-drive applications; thus, an internal designation for the normal T-drive D863.2 is "D863.2T," as Dave Stubblefield refers to it on his old website). The folks at TriMet's mechanical department confirmed to me that the DIWA generation used on all pre-1997 buses was of the DIWA.2 version. Without further ado: 500-549 (II) - 1988 Flxible Metro "B" 40102-6C with Cummins L10 (270 hp) and Voith D863.2-W7 550-637 (II) - 1989 Flxible Metro "B" 40102-6C with Cummins L10 (270 hp) and Voith D863.2-W7 1401-1463 - 1990 Gillig Phantom 40/102TB/L10 with Cummins L10 (270 hp) and Voith D863.2 1601-1630 - 1990 Gillig Phantom 30/102TB/L10 with Cummins L10 (240 hp) and Voith D863.2 1631-1643 - 1991 Gillig Phantom 30/102TB/L10 with Cummins L10 (240 hp) and Voith D863.2 1701-1808 - 1992 Flxible Metro "C" 40102-6C with Cummins L10E CELECT (280 hp) and Voith D863.2-W7 1901-1910 - 1992 Flxible Metro "C" 30102-6C with Cummins L10E CELECT (280 hp) and Voith D863.2-W7 1464-1465 - 1992 Gillig Phantom 40/102TB/L10 (LNG) with Cummins L10G (Phase II?) (240 hp) and Voith D863.2 1809-1816 - 1993 Flxible Metro "D" 40102-6C (LNG) with Cummins L10G (Phase II?) (240 hp) and Voith D863.2-W7 1817-1843 - 1994 Flxible Metro "D" 40102-6M with Cummins M11E CELECT (280 hp) and Voith D863.2-W7 2101-2160 - 1997 Gillig Phantom C21D102N4 with Cummins M11E Plus (280 hp) and Voith D863.3 2201-2258 - 1998 New Flyer D40LF with Cummins ISC (280 hp) and Voith D863.3 2259-2318 - 1999 New Flyer D40LF with Cummins ISC (280 hp) and Voith D863.3 2501-2560 - 2000 New Flyer D40LF with Cummins ISC (280 hp) and Voith D863.3 2601-2655 - 2002 New Flyer D40LF with Cummins ISL (280 hp) and Voith D864.3E 2701-2725 - 2003 New Flyer D40LF with Cummins ISL (280 hp) and Voith D864.3E 2801-2839 - 2005 New Flyer D40LF with Cummins ISL (280 hp) and Voith D864.3E 2901-2940 - 2009 New Flyer D40LFR with Cummins ISL9 (280 hp) and Voith D864.5 3001-3051 - 2012 Gillig Low Floor BRT with Cummins ISL9 (280 hp) and Voith D864.5 (?) Can anyone here confirm what the Cummins L10G version was back in 1992 and 1993? Was it "Phase II"? Thank you, Ben
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