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General Transit sightings in the GTA, condensed back into one main thread as it is easier to maintain.

2006-08-21

York Region Transit

2033 unrepainted, 2050, 2065 are on 8 Kennedy

2053, 408, 601, 602 are on 1 Highway 7

563 is on 40/41

233 on 8

2045 and 2048 on 2

Toronto Transit Commission

4000 on 501

6723 on 12B

7565 on 21

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MT 0325 has a black box right next to the front destination sign. I am not sure if that's the GPS device.

If it is on 19 Hurontario then it is signal priority I believe.

Also on 53 yesterday there were 2324, 2837, 2807.

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YRT Route 8 is still having a random bus allocation. 2029 is serving 8 right now as I type.

Yea... 233 would have been on during the day as it was in the morning but it had signal problems so had to be switched and 2029 was in the area..

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Trip report time...nothing's really special, more like a general sightings report. Hope you like reading...

Adventures with D.DeLarge (no rape, Beetoven or Ultra-Violence though :P )

96 is infested with Novas. Where's my can of RTS-Away ... spray some and bammo! Where are all the Novas. If only.

Speaking of them I saw one being towed near Wilson Garage around 7:30pm. Also 2154 was nowhere to be seen, there are an abundance of Orion VI's, and a D901 and Orion V CNG at the front now.

There were signal problems at King so trains had to proceed slowly. Spotted 5104/5105/5106/5107 lined up in a consist, with the first set having 7-Up door ads.

There were Classics on the 505! A problem with not buying streetcars for ~a decade...6225 and 6265 were two of them.

GO's late 22 and 2300 D4500CT's are out in abundance on the York Mills-Yorkdale-Brampton runs.

I had my ride on my first RTS, lucky me picking to sit at the back right by the two lift boxes. All was not lost as I rather like the round-ness of the interior. We were at Keele and Wilson heading to Jane and Finch (you heard me right) when I saw to my utter surprise 2017 go by heading the other way on the 96. Yay and dam at the same time! was planning on walking along the 512 between St. Clairs to see if it was there but this saved me the trouble :o

So Dan gets to Jane and Finch, fights off loads of drug dealers and pimps, almost getting shot 3 times er, looks around and sees no ex TTC 2619 parked around. Although he remembers Yorkgate Mall was on the NW corner and there looked to be a mall behind the gas station. So I walk over saying to myself I bet this thing is long gone, and I'll see nothing interesting in the parking lot...when I spot it all alone over at the far corner. Aha aha aha, mood = happy. So I go over and have a look. Looks to be in good shape aside from the normal bits of rust TTC fishbowls accumulate. If anyone's interested in buying it or knows of anyone interested, check it out. Didn't get the contact info though, had an appointment at 4pm and just made it.

So your humble narrator went back and did a mini-steak stakeout (mmm steak) for 2017 at Wilson. It made an appearance after a bit of waiting around. 2279 (the one someone posted about being back?) was on the 120 IIRC. 2600, 2609, 2611 and 2613 were out moving the masses on the 96. Was about to get 2600 but got blocked by said masses. :o Argh! Noo! Goal for next time...

Also had some happy Brampton Transit drivers at night. We need more happy drivers out during daylight hours :P

Next trip...out to Vic Park and STC for some Classics and Mavern GM's. Hey 2153, don't retire just yet...

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MT 0325 has a black box right next to the front destination sign. I am not sure if that's the GPS device.

0301-0328 and 0151-0152 all have the Signal Priority, which includes sensors that counts people entering a leaving the bus.

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There were Classics on the 505! A problem with not buying streetcars for ~a decade...6225 and 6265 were two of them.

Seeing gap buses pulled off other lines is common. Although there is a pressing need for more streetcars, often times delays and gaps are unavoidable regardless of rolling stock.

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YRT 233 on Route 1 @ 12:00 AM @ Kennedy / Highway 7

YRT 8912 Not In Service @ 12:00 AM @ Kennedy / Highway 7

What was it doing out so late and in MARKHAM?!?! ;)

Wilson Wu

Markham, ON

233 should have been on 8 but due to earlier problems was taken off early to be fixed, so was put on route 1.

8912 would have been coming from Markham Stouffville hospital finishing a route 85. 85 last bus finishes at 11:55pm at the hospital.

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8912 would have been coming from Markham Stouffville hospital finishing a route 85. 85 last bus finishes at 11:55pm at the hospital.

So would this bus be on the route all day or a PM rush bus being out until the wee hours?

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So would this bus be on the route all day or a PM rush bus being out until the wee hours?

Don't quote me on this as 100% correct but i believe the bus goes out from the yard in the afternoon. I don't think it's a bus that's out all day.

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Temporary Detours to the 7 Bathurst Bus northbound..

Spotted these buses going westbound on Dupont St and then turning north on Christie, musta been either an accident on Bathurst St north of Dupont.

7954

9226

7907

7977

9219

7975

Usual 26 Dupont Buses..

7321

7339

7334

Detouring 90A Vaughan also which had the 2317.

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Since Oakville is considered 'GTA', I guess I'll have to post these here:

I was at Oakville GO between 3:50pm and 4:30pm. An intereseting thing happend:

Orion VII #4109 had broke down in the 19-River Oaks bus bay. I'm wasn't too sure how long it had been there but I'll say that it definitely slowed and screwed many of the other buses which were trying to get in and out of Oakville GO.

In the meantime,

3:50pm:

4111 (19)

9911 (27)

9902 (28)

871 (20)

921 (14)

901 (15)

897 (17)

893 (24)

9903 (18)

9912 (10 or 13)

4:20pm:

951 (11)

2102 (20)

6105 (24) (the new D40LFR)

8540 (26)

881 (16)

9911 (27)

4107 (17)

892 (19)

4102 (14)

4101 (15)

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