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I checked the pages in this section and didn't see anything like this so here it is. Anyway this is for posting photos of buses that are broke down and aren't able to complete a route.

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I checked the pages in this section and didn't see anything like this so here it is. Anyway this is for posting photos of buses that are broke down and aren't able to complete a route.

And I thought you would show us your photo first of a broken down bus!

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6757.jpg

Los Angeles Metro Neoplan AN440 CNG #6757 broken down at Eagle Rock and Colorado boulevards. It's a nice thing it broke down with the perfect sun angle :P

I also have another photo of a NABI 40-LFW being towed by a service truck, but I can't seem to find it at the moment.

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I checked the pages in this section and didn't see anything like this so here it is. Anyway this is for posting photos of buses that are broke down and aren't able to complete a route.

well...this one did complete its route, but didn't make it back down :P

TTC 9449 seen broken down last week on Keele near Teston, the northern endpoint of Route 107C Keele North:

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And I thought you would show us your photo first of a broken down bus!

We have 5 cutaways in Brandon. I can't ride all 5 of them at once. :P

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Only one of them on the road at any given time and the rest are either waiting on the side of the road for a tow or already in the shops?

That's about the size of it.

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I guess I should have took a picture of my broken down D40LFR today? Passed a broken down D40 just before mine broke down. At least 10 stalled buses in today's PM rush.

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Here are both of my photos of buses on tow trucks. I've got a couple abandoned broken down ones as well that I might post later.

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Is it quite cold in Winnipeg at this time?

Sure is!! Today it was -25 with wind chill -34!! Thats pretty cold for the buses. The 400's usually break down the most in cooler temperatures though

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Unless the OGs are different, the hybrids apparently cannot be towed from the front, but they are doing it right there....

Thought I can'tsee the NGs being much different from the OGs mechaniclly.

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Sure is!! Today it was -25 with wind chill -34!! Thats pretty cold for the buses. The 400's usually break down the most in cooler temperatures though

That's nothing. Here it's -30 with a -40 windchill. But it's weird... no breakdowns.

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Unless the OGs are different, the hybrids apparently cannot be towed from the front, but they are doing it right there....

Thought I can'tsee the NGs being much different from the OGs mechaniclly.

Err.. today, 1226 (a TTC NG hybrid) was being towed from the front.

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That's nothing. Here it's -30 with a -40 windchill. But it's weird... no breakdowns.

I suppose thats colder, and Brandon must have a very realiable fleet then!!

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Here's a few of mine.

One of our Ford Shuttle buses (now retired) on the hook.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chsscassidy/3298719052/

2006 New Flyer D40LFR B/O'd in the middle of the night. When your bus leaks air, you stop right away.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chsscassidy/4018179087/

Another Ford shuttle, this time siting around broken.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chsscassidy/4018926148/

I've got way more and will post them, once I find the time :P

Chris Cassidy

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Is it quite cold in Winnipeg at this time?

Was (and still is) cold, yes. Our buses run with water rather than anti-freeze in the cooling system and I don't think the cooling system of a D40LFR is meant to be run in Winnipeg winter weather without anti-freeze. My D40LFR, as well as at least 2 others, had frozen rads and hot engines. The D40LFR I had today was fine though.

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Unless the OGs are different, the hybrids apparently cannot be towed from the front, but they are doing it right there....

Thought I can'tsee the NGs being much different from the OGs mechaniclly.

:P:wacko: :angry:

This resembles as the chinchillas; you can't grab this animal by the body. Instead, you must pick them by the tail! Seems like hybrid Orions are the true "chinchillas" of the streets! ROTFLMAO!

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Was (and still is) cold, yes. Our buses run with water rather than anti-freeze in the cooling system and I don't think the cooling system of a D40LFR is meant to be run in Winnipeg winter weather without anti-freeze. My D40LFR, as well as at least 2 others, had frozen rads and hot engines. The D40LFR I had today was fine though.

Wow!!! Thats quite somthing! you would think that the new ones wouldnt have any problems... BTW... whats ur route and run number?

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BTW... whats ur route and run number?

Don't know if I if should give out that information! :) I'm on a 14 early afternoon until evening on the weekdays I drive though.

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Don't know if I if should give out that information! :) I'm on a 14 early afternoon until evening on the weekdays I drive though.

Oh i c... every friday i go bus fanning, i usually take the 16 to downtown (16-3 i think) and then just catch whatever pleases me until rush hour is over!! :P I only take the 14 if i miss the 16

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Oh i c... every friday i go bus fanning, i usually take the 16 to downtown (16-3 i think) and then just catch whatever pleases me until rush hour is over!! :) I only take the 14 if i miss the 16

I was driving an afternoon 16 in the fall. Really don't miss it. Way busier, worse traffic and because it pulled in around 19:30 it generally got a 400 series D40LF. I think I had 700 series 4 times on that run, 2 of those times due to being traded off.

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