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I'm wondering if anyone besides me has a favorite bus/engine/transmission combination because of the way it sounds? Obviously a lot of us are fans of screaming two-stroke Detroits, but does anyone have another one they personally like? For me, it's a Nova Bus Classic with a Detroit Series 50 and an Allison B400R transmission. In this case the transmission is heard much more prominently than the engine, and I find the B400R's whine under acceleration very pleasant to listen to. Calming, if you will. My local system had such a Classic, until it was retired in 2014 when the transmission failed.
I've been traveling on Greyhound for almost a year now and a thought struck me the other day when i was coming back to Toronto from Rochester, New York. It seems that the new Prevost buses aquired by GH Canada aren't actually new. The new X3-45's are always on the New York City-Toronto and London-Detroit-Chicago routes but never on any local routes in the GTA. They do however operate x3-45's with fleet number 88xx but a driver told me they were from 2008 and were transferred to GH Canada in 2014. He told me when they came to Canada they were plagued with problems. Transmissions were fallin
Does anyone have any information regarding the Renk-Doromat 874 series transmissions that were used, among other applications, in the MAN articulated buses? Stuff relating to specifications as gear ratios and input power/torque. Thank you! Models in this series included the 873 (3-speed direct-drive) and the 874 (overdrive in 4th). The model 874 was updated twice (to 874A and 874B). The only non-MAN bus applications I can think of, here in the U.S., are the 10 Orion I model 01.507 buses (units 501-510, built 1986) ordered by Intercity Transit of Olympia, WA. Orion cataloged that transmission