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For the record, two of the 3200s are operating the streets this week. They are 3202 and 3204. Initially both were spotted on Line 70-12th/33rd Avenue.

TriMet's bus replacement goals for FY2015:

*Deliver the 58 remaining 3200s this summer to the Center Street and Merlo Road garages.

*Deliver the first 3300s this fall.

*Deliver 22 new 30-foot buses in early 2015, along with 8 new 40-foot buses.

*Deliver 4 new hybrid buses in mid-2015, to bring the hybrid count to 8 units.

~Ben

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Thanks Ben! Do you know if the 30 footers will be Gilligs?

What does anyone know about the hybrids in 2015. More BAE Series E equipped buses?

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Thanks Ben! Do you know if the 30 footers will be Gilligs?

What does anyone know about the hybrids in 2015. More BAE Series E equipped buses?

Yes, they will be made by Gillig. TriMet plans to buy these to replace the 1900 series Flxible Metros. With only 10 units in that old series, surely Center Street would get a few as well to replace their 1600 series Phantoms.

~Ben

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Saw three 1900s. Two wrapped up for route 83 and one unwrapped on route 63. I did not catch any of the new Gilligs though. Ittl have to wait till tomorrow to post pics. Had to grab a motel because I was too tired to make it all the way home. Once again, I had a very pleasant TriMet experience. You have a great system there.

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Okay, here we have 1909 with no wrap, and 1906 with the Washington Park wrap. I did see another Washington Park coach, but missed the number.

14183101290_9f1855fed7_n.jpgTriMet 1992 Flxible Metro C 1909 by zargoman, on Flickr

14369673145_7a273b0bf9_n.jpgTriMet 1992 Flxible Metro C interior (1906) by zargoman, on Flickr

14183223067_2754e286e6_n.jpgTriMet 1992 Flxible Metro C 1906 by zargoman, on Flickr

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The seats indeed used to be red on the old Bombardier cars. I think they changed the upholstery when they installed the air conditioning units on the Type Ones.

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3210 spotted today on Line 37-Lake Grove (3:10 PM)! According to: TriMet Interactive Map.

~Ben

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There are few old Bombardier LRT cars with old livery, tip-in window and red seats left.

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Just kinda monitoring rosecitytransit.org and see that TriMet is up to 3213. This afternoon, 1716, 1724, 1734, 1748, 1750, 1752, 1757, 1767, 1770, 1771, 1786 and 1792 were running on commuter trips. Also, 1901, 1902, 1904, 1906 and 1909 were in service. I know a couple are wrapped up for route 83, and one is on the 63. I can't remember what routes the others were on.

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Updating the Wiki Portland Streetcar roster to show the United Streetcar trains now in service. This is the information that I went by based on info that I've seen.

#015 is a 2009 United Streetcar model 10T3 (essentially a Skoda 10T built in the USA)

#021-025 are 2013 United Streetcar model 100

Just going off information that I've found on the web, so any corrections are much welcome.

Also, from what I understand, the 2014 Gillig Low Floors are just like the 2013s? #3201-3270 #3201-3260

CPTDB Wiki

http://www.cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php?title=TriMet#Portland_Streetcar

Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portland_streetcar

United Streetcar

http://unitedstreetcar.com/products/united-streetcar-100/

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Updating the Wiki Portland Streetcar roster to show the United Streetcar trains now in service. This is the information that I went by based on info that I've seen.

#015 is a 2009 United Streetcar model 10T3 (essentially a Skoda 10T built in the USA)

#021-025 are 2013 United Streetcar model 100

Just going off information that I've found on the web, so any corrections are much welcome.

Also, from what I understand, the 2014 Gillig Low Floors are just like the 2013s? #3201-3270 #3201-3260

CPTDB Wiki

http://www.cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php?title=TriMet#Portland_Streetcar

Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portland_streetcar

United Streetcar

http://unitedstreetcar.com/products/united-streetcar-100/

And later, they will also bring the first batch of 3300s. Around early 2015 they will also bring in new 30-foot buses to replace the 1600s and 1900s.

~Ben

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Okay, here we go! Trimet 2014 Gillig Low Floor #3204 at the Parkrose/Sumner TC. I really hope that somehow, I can find that BYD E-bus tomorrow. Got 2 nights in Portland to mess around!

14499388674_d23fc65371.jpgTriMet 2014 Gillig Low Floor 3204 by zargoman, on Flickr


And, the interior of MAX #116, one of the un-refurbished Type 1s with the red seats and the old windows

14499536002_56e4f7333c.jpgTriMet MAX 1986 Bombardier Type 1 interior (116) by zargoman, on Flickr


I'll see if I can catch anything else good this afternoon. The motel I'm at has a great view of the Parkrose/Sumner T.C.

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I was under the impression that all Red Line trains used LF cars because of the "Roll your luggage on" slogan...but I have just seen otherwies

TriMet MAX 1986 Bombardier Type 1 113 by zargoman, on Flickr

Yes I did notice that when I stayed in that area 9 months ago. However you will notice that no two HF sets are coupled together in service, it's always a HF and an LF, or LF and LF, never HF and HF.

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Yes I did notice that when I stayed in that area 9 months ago. However you will notice that no two HF sets are coupled together in service, it's always a HF and an LF, or LF and LF, never HF and HF.

That is because of the ADA which requires all trains be assessable to all passenger types.

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This was done in the late 90s when the Type II cars were originally delivered, the type 1s were modified at the time to be able to electrically couple to a Type II. I'm not sure however if a Type I and a Type III can electrically couple, I don't recall seeing any combinations like that. I'm pretty sure a Type II and Type III can however. and a Type IV stays to itself due to the single cabs.

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Trying to keep up with my travels and pics so I don't have a backlog when I get home...I have yet to see the BYD E-Bus. I did hop a ride on the Washington Park Loop (I love hearing the "DING" of the actual stop request bells. All the newer buses have an electronic "bing". 1904 is also wrapped for line 83. 1909 was running on the 63.

As for MAX, I hope to get some more specific information as to what the Type 2 "cutoff" is between 1997 and 1998 build years. 238 is a 1998. Ill have to see if I can get 237 and below to figure out what was the last '97 and the first '98. I'm going out again this afternoon to try to find some '90 Phantoms and 40' Flxibles.

14504612841_8d95aba77a.jpgTriMet MAX 1998 Siemens SD600 interior (238) by zargoman, on Flickr

14321555197_8e1f3c46f7.jpgTriMet 1992 Flxible Metro C 1909 by zargoman, on Flickr

14508011735_2c988f1387.jpgTriMet 1992 Flxible Metro C interior (1906) by zargoman, on Flickr

14506663394_e87d087556.jpgTriMet 1992 Flxible Metro C interior (1906) by zargoman, on Flickr

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