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Pickering Transit brochure courtesy of Richard Oldfield.

Interestingly, it lists four 1994 Orion V shells (gliders) available in 1996. So that would be two for Pickering, one for Stratford, and one for Pembroke. I believe all of these had a donor Orion Is.

Two more gliders were built in 2000—one for Stratford and one for Barrie. These ones are noticeably different with air conditioning, newer windows, plug-type rear doors, and a wider track. I can’t find any link to an Orion I with these two.

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BUMP!

Last week, MTB Transit Solutions tweeted this photo of a Pembroke Transit Glider, a TTC Orion V and an unidentified Fishbowl at their facility in 1993:

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Can anyone believe this was 27 years ago?
 
MTB expanded to another 3-acre property at Marvis & Britannia in 1993! MTB was growing rapidly & within years, the original facility was too small for the demand.
 
You can learn more here: https://mtbtransitsolutions.com/about-us
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Continued Expansion: MTB

In 1993, the Company expanded with another adjacent 3-acre property at Mavis & Britannia. Transit Authorities & Highway Coach operators’ recognized the quality of MTB and within years the original 32,000 sq. ft. facility was too small for the demand. At the time MTB was performing collision and refurbishments for many of the major transit authorities in Ontario as well as Alberta, New York State, Pennsylvania and Virginia among others.

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9 hours ago, tomsbuspage said:

BUMP!

Last week, MTB Transit Solutions tweeted this photo of a Pembroke Transit Glider, a TTC Orion V and an unidentified Fishbowl at their facility in 1993:

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Nitpick, but it actually can't be from 1993 because the TTC V has the newer CLRV livery instead of the older version with the grey paint. Considering this, it might have been taken in 1996ish at the earliest (not sure when the older Orion Vs first got repainted). The passenger side mirror also gives away the fact that it's a 1991 Orion V. 

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