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On 7/7/2020 at 7:43 AM, DCTransitFilms said:

 

TAGs aren’t actually eliminated yet. They just haven’t ran since March 18 due to COVID and the reduced Metro service. But I’m not sure when the TAGs Orion VIIs will go if the TAGs are eliminated. I could see them going back to Western, or go to Southern Avenue, West Ox, Bladensburg, or Andrews Division (Landover barely uses their Orion VIIs unless it’s for the Landover shuttle so they probably won’t need them and Montgomery has a bunch of their routes with high ridership so they need the 40 ft or 60 ft buses).

The 2021 buses are actually just going to be 100 XD40s and 32 XD60s and two electric buses (I mistakenly mistook we are getting 2021 XN40s. We are NOT getting any XN40s in 2021 as of right now). 2020 XN40s will split between Bladensburg and FMR as I heard but idk what will be assigned but I assume it’ll be 3275-3309 for Bladensburg and 3310-3349 for FMR but it could be wrong. As for the XD40s, idk where they’ll head to but I think they’ll come to Montgomery or Shepherd Parkway. By the time the 2021 XD40s come, I think Landover will get the first batch of the buses (4450-4499 and some 4500s) because Landover mostly get the first numbers of buses (7001-7069, 6001-6015, 4450-4462, 3036-3040, 6301-6335 when they had DE40LFAs, 8001-8033), and Montgomery will get some 4500s, while I see the rest going to Western, West Ox, and Shepherd Parkway.

Also about 103 I guess somebody originally bought it in California but can’t keep it so has to sell it. At least it’s probably getting a new owner unlike getting scrapped. 

So if that's the case, what's going to retire the C40LFRs? Is that 2022 batch of XN40s still happening? Also, I don't see Cinder Bed's Orion VII hybrids going to West Ox. Those have the BAE hybrid drives in them and are for stop and go. They won't do well out there which is likely why we will probably also never see the 2012 BAE XDE40 hybrids in VA either (outside of subway shuttles). Also forgot to mention that I spotted 2018 XN40 #3179 broken down on the 28A the other day too. lol, kinda rare to see a Four Mile Run bus being road called.

On 7/1/2020 at 2:02 PM, Border City Transit said:

Yep -- Flxible Metro 40096-6C-1, model year 1990... 9421-9463

They were scattered throughout the system. I remember seeing them in Montgomery territory. I vividly recall riding one on the 42 circa 1999. There was clearly no width constraint on that route, as my return trip was a 1992 Orion V -- effortlessly navigating Columbia Rd, Dupont Circle and points between at a generous width of 102".

I believe your account that they operated from Four Mile Run, too. I can see where they'd be applicable on peak-hour NoVa routes (17s, 18s, 29s, etc) that, at the time, did not consistently use wheelchair accessible buses.

I never understood why WMATA purchased narrow body buses as late as 1990. DC Transit, their largest predecessor, was a 96" shop -- but it hardly seemed like a practice worth preserving after 102" buses proved themselves in the early/mid 1980s. The only thing I can think of: the old Southeastern division was perhaps not capable of servicing 102" buses. Just a guess.

The first purchase of Flxible Metros in 1986 was 102" wide -- but they also bought some 96" units in that era, almost like "just in case". The bulk of the 1990 order was 102" wide -- 40-foot units (9301-9413) and even 35-foot units, for crying out loud! (9481-9498)

The 96" buses and 102" buses ran side-by-side for some -- I could never detect a pattern to how they were assigned. Anyone?

 

I remember riding one of those on the 25B years ago just before they got retired. I also remembered that one of the Va depots (not sure which one, sometimes I wished that WMATA would do depot decals like MTA NY buses do) had those 96' 9200 series Metro Bs as well. As for those 1992 Orion Vs, those things just fell off the face of the earth after April 2008....

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22 hours ago, Chris.A said:

So if that's the case, what's going to retire the C40LFRs? Is that 2022 batch of XN40s still happening? Also, I don't see Cinder Bed's Orion VII hybrids going to West Ox. Those have the BAE hybrid drives in them and are for stop and go. They won't do well out there which is likely why we will probably also never see the 2012 BAE XDE40 hybrids in VA either (outside of subway shuttles). Also forgot to mention that I spotted 2018 XN40 #3179 broken down on the 28A the other day too. lol, kinda rare to see a Four Mile Run bus being road called.

I think the C40FLRs might get replaced in a year or two idk though. I'm unsure about the 2022 orders as of right now maybe next year we'll find out. 

 

22 hours ago, Chris.A said:

I remember riding one of those on the 25B years ago just before they got retired. I also remembered that one of the Va depots (not sure which one, sometimes I which that WMATA would do depot decals like MTA NY buses do) had those 96' 9200 series Metro Bs as well. As for those 1992 Orion Vs, those things just fell off the face of the earth after April 2008....

I never actually seen the 1992 Orion Vs much. Ik some operated out of Landover but I never seen them on the F4 growing up. I think I seen one of the old C9 before (Greenbelt Glenmont Line) when I went to school along Cherry Hill Road.

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On 7/8/2020 at 10:22 AM, Chris.A said:

I remember riding one of those on the 25B years ago just before they got retired. I also remembered that one of the Va depots (not sure which one, sometimes I which that WMATA would do depot decals like MTA NY buses do) had those 96' 9200 series Metro Bs as well. As for those 1992 Orion Vs, those things just fell off the face of the earth after April 2008....

Combed the archives for some pics. Here are 40-foot narrowbody Flxibles, one apiece from 1988 and 1990.

In Silver Spring, years before the "transit center" cast its concrete gloom on the whole neighborhood, 9254 navigates out from the street-level bus loop:

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Here is 9428, taking the weekend off outside of Royal Street Division. Look close and you can almost see the same-width windshield panels -- telltale sign of a 96" wide Flx. The upright bridge between the windshield panels is centered directly above the four-slot vent -- whereas on a 102" Flx, the bridge sits off-center, away from the curb side. 9428 is also showing a wheelchair access decal -- but I always thought these were non-accessible. Hmm...

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And just because, 102" Flx 8916 finishing her trip to Silver Spring. Wow. Wow. Nothing quite captures late 80s/early 90s Metrobus like that bus, with those specs, in that paint scheme:

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2 hours ago, DCTransitFilms said:

I never actually seen the 1992 Orion Vs much.

As I recall, they were big at Western and also ran at Montgomery.

WMATA aggressively repainted them into the 1997-era paint scheme. A handful units (9653, 9655, 9656 come to mind) held their original scheme much longer that the rest.

After repainting, you had to get up close to distinguish a 1992 Orion V from a newer one. They kept their two-piece Gultan-Luminator destination signs and sported slightly different vents and compartment doors. To the ears, their commanding 6V92TA engines gave them away (though at least a few later received Series 50).

From a distance, it was pretty hard to tell a repainted 9600 from a 4200 or even a 2100.

Anyone have pics of the 9600-series Orions in their original paint? That scheme looked super slick on those buses -- and it didn't last long!

 

 

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1 hour ago, Border City Transit said:

Combed the archives for some pics. Here are 40-foot narrowbody Flxibles, one apiece from 1988 and 1990.

In Silver Spring, years before the "transit center" cast its concrete gloom on the whole neighborhood, 9254 navigates out from the street-level bus loop:

WMA9254L.thumb.JPG.c9bced4f1c007c482666ca442ddbdcda.JPG

Here is 9428, taking the weekend off outside of Royal Street Division. Look close and you can almost see the same-width windshield panels -- telltale sign of a 96" wide Flx. The upright bridge between the windshield panels is centered directly above the four-slot vent -- whereas on a 102" Flx, the bridge sits off-center, away from the curb side. 9428 is also showing a wheelchair access decal -- but I always thought these were non-accessible. Hmm...

WMA9428R.thumb.JPG.ea5e7d67ffcf00ba7a1cc8500807bc94.JPG

And just because, 102" Flx 8916 finishing her trip to Silver Spring. Wow. Wow. Nothing quite captures late 80s/early 90s Metrobus like that bus, with those specs, in that paint scheme:

WMA8916E.thumb.JPG.bdc50ec3adcac6a769ba54f1c8cd5c39.JPG

 

As I recall, they were big at Western and also ran at Montgomery.

WMATA aggressively repainted them into the 1997-era paint scheme. A handful units (9653, 9655, 9656 come to mind) held their original scheme much longer that the rest.

After repainting, you had to get up close to distinguish a 1992 Orion V from a newer one. They kept their two-piece Gultan-Luminator destination signs and sported slightly different vents and compartment doors. To the ears, their commanding 6V92TA engines gave them away (though at least a few later received Series 50).

From a distance, it was pretty hard to tell a repainted 9600 from a 4200 or even a 2100.

Anyone have pics of the 9600-series Orions in their original paint? That scheme looked super slick on those buses -- and it didn't last long!

 

 

All the #9600's (except for maybe #9601) were repowered in the early 2000's. Anyone know what depots got the 1997 Orion Vs first as well as the 2000 V's (and Orion VI's too)? Also, who got the 1995 Metro E's new (#4001-4104)?

4 hours ago, DCTransitFilms said:

I think the C40FLRs might get replaced in a year or two idk though. I'm unsure about the 2022 orders as of right now maybe next year we'll find out. 

 

I never actually seen the 1992 Orion Vs much. Ik some operated out of Landover but I never seen them on the F4 growing up. I think I seen one of the old C9 before (Greenbelt Glenmont Line) when I went to school along Cherry Hill Road.

I used to see them every now and then out of Royal. This was back when that depot had Metro Bs and Orion Vs in their fleet in the mid and late 2000's.

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Royal got the low 2100s new and FMR got some low 2000s new I remember.  Some of the Orion VIs FMR got were the first buses to get gps trackers for the 38B Route in September 2001.  

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1 hour ago, Rob S said:

Royal got the low 2100s new and FMR got some low 2000s new I remember.  Some of the Orion VIs FMR got were the first buses to get gps trackers for the 38B Route in September 2001.  

IIRC, Four Mile Run's Orion 6.501's batches was #2000-2032, and #2060-2099, while #2033-2059 went elsewhere (possibly Landover depot) and #2073-2084 were the first REX buses. I vaguely remember FMR having most of these buses at one point though before the Orion 7.501/503 CNGs  came in to replace basically the depot's entire fleet at the time ( Orion VIs getting kicked out of VA for a few years until they returned in early 2009 when West Ox depot first opened, the Orion Vs, Metro Ds, and Metro Es, they had got sent to other depots like Arlington, Royal, Northern, etc, and the Metro Bs going to scrap)

How about the 1995 Metro E's and 1997 Orion V's when they were new?

 

Also, just got word that 2013 XDE40 #7230 is oos due to an accident.

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4 minutes ago, Chris.A said:

IIRC, Four Mile Run's Orion 6.501's batches was #2000-2032, and #2060-2099, while #2033-2059 went elsewhere (possibly Landover depot) and #2073-2084 were the first REX buses. I vaguely remember FMR having most of these buses at one point though before the Orion 7.501/503 CNGs  came in to replace basically the depot's entire fleet at the time ( Orion VIs getting kicked out of VA for a few years until they returned in early 2009 when West Ox depot first opened, the Orion Vs, Metro Ds, and Metro Es, they had got sent to other depots like Arlington, Royal, Northern, etc, and the Metro Bs going to scrap)

How about the 1995 Metro E's and 1997 Orion V's when they were new?

 

Also, just got word that 2013 XDE40 #7230 is oos due to an accident.

I think Landover got FMR’s Orion VIs after FMR became CNG. I remember we had 2001-2025?, western had some 2030s 2040s, West Ox has 2026-2032 i believe, and Ik Montgomery has the higher ones (2080s and 2090s). Bladensburg I heard also had some until the C40LFs came. I think the 1997 Orion Vs were at Northern when they first delivered and then but I’m unsure of. 
7230 only has minor damage and it’s easily repairable. 

 

3 hours ago, Border City Transit said:

Combed the archives for some pics. Here are 40-foot narrowbody Flxibles, one apiece from 1988 and 1990.

In Silver Spring, years before the "transit center" cast its concrete gloom on the whole neighborhood, 9254 navigates out from the street-level bus loop:

WMA9254L.thumb.JPG.c9bced4f1c007c482666ca442ddbdcda.JPG

Here is 9428, taking the weekend off outside of Royal Street Division. Look close and you can almost see the same-width windshield panels -- telltale sign of a 96" wide Flx. The upright bridge between the windshield panels is centered directly above the four-slot vent -- whereas on a 102" Flx, the bridge sits off-center, away from the curb side. 9428 is also showing a wheelchair access decal -- but I always thought these were non-accessible. Hmm...

WMA9428R.thumb.JPG.ea5e7d67ffcf00ba7a1cc8500807bc94.JPG

And just because, 102" Flx 8916 finishing her trip to Silver Spring. Wow. Wow. Nothing quite captures late 80s/early 90s Metrobus like that bus, with those specs, in that paint scheme:

WMA8916E.thumb.JPG.bdc50ec3adcac6a769ba54f1c8cd5c39.JPG

 

As I recall, they were big at Western and also ran at Montgomery.

WMATA aggressively repainted them into the 1997-era paint scheme. A handful units (9653, 9655, 9656 come to mind) held their original scheme much longer that the rest.

After repainting, you had to get up close to distinguish a 1992 Orion V from a newer one. They kept their two-piece Gultan-Luminator destination signs and sported slightly different vents and compartment doors. To the ears, their commanding 6V92TA engines gave them away (though at least a few later received Series 50).

From a distance, it was pretty hard to tell a repainted 9600 from a 4200 or even a 2100.

Anyone have pics of the 9600-series Orions in their original paint? That scheme looked super slick on those buses -- and it didn't last long!

 

 

I lowkey like the black as it fits with the luminator signs. Also I’m not sure if there’s a picture of the 9600s In the original scheme I did recall seeing a pic of it but idk what happened to it. And yeah Montgomery AMD Western Ik had the 9600s but unsure if there’s other divisions that had them. 

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Some of the 9600s ended up at Royal towards the end for a brief time.  They were on the express routes from the Pentagon. 

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47 minutes ago, DCTransitFilms said:

I think Landover got FMR’s Orion VIs after FMR became CNG. I remember we had 2001-2025?, western had some 2030s 2040s, West Ox has 2026-2032 i believe, and Ik Montgomery has the higher ones (2080s and 2090s). Bladensburg I heard also had some until the C40LFs came. I think the 1997 Orion Vs were at Northern when they first delivered and then but I’m unsure of. 
7230 only has minor damage and it’s easily repairable. 

 

I lowkey like the black as it fits with the luminator signs. Also I’m not sure if there’s a picture of the 9600s In the original scheme I did recall seeing a pic of it but idk what happened to it. And yeah Montgomery AMD Western Ik had the 9600s but unsure if there’s other divisions that had them. 

FMR had like about 70 of the 2000 Orion VIs. I remember seeing a photo of the 1997's being delivered to FMR and Bladensburg depots. Where Orion V CNGs ever considered at one point? Did they test any CNG buses before the C40LFs?

31 minutes ago, Rob S said:

Some of the 9600s ended up at Royal towards the end for a brief time.  They were on the express routes from the Pentagon. 

I think Arlington depot had a couple of #9600's too towards the end of summer 2007. I remember seeing one on the 10B parked in Ballston. #964x.

i also know that alot of the 1995 Flexible Metro E's got dumped at Arlington depot up until late 2008 or so, right before the depot closed down. Why did they close it anyway?

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Arlington closed because it needed a lot work to renovate and would cost too much.  It was built in the 40s and small.  It was in a prime real estate area where they could get good money for the land.  Most of Arlingtons routes were the 5s, 12s, and 20s routes that went out to the Herndon, Centreville, and Chantilly area.  At the time West Ox seemed like a good location, however right before they moved in the 12s and 20s routes transferred to the Connector.  I believe the lease with West Ox is for 75 years.  They did a lot of routes until Cinder Bed opened up and took all their express routes.  As of now they only cover routes 1A, 1C, 2A, 2B and 38B Monday thru Friday.  They also did the 3A, 3T, 3Y, 16L, and 26A until March.   

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2 hours ago, Rob S said:

Arlington closed because it needed a lot work to renovate and would cost too much.  It was built in the 40s and small.  It was in a prime real estate area where they could get good money for the land.  Most of Arlingtons routes were the 5s, 12s, and 20s routes that went out to the Herndon, Centreville, and Chantilly area.  At the time West Ox seemed like a good location, however right before they moved in the 12s and 20s routes transferred to the Connector.  I believe the lease with West Ox is for 75 years.  They did a lot of routes until Cinder Bed opened up and took all their express routes.  As of now they only cover routes 1A, 1C, 2A, 2B and 38B Monday thru Friday.  They also did the 3A, 3T, 3Y, 16L, and 26A until March.   

Don’t forget the 15K as well. West Ox imo could handle the 4A/4B, and some 8 lines trips once full service resumes and more buses added to West Ox.

West Ox did had a few trips on the 17 and 18 lines, and 29K/29N. Ik Arlington had like the 12 lines, 20 lines, and idk about the 25 lines, 28A/28B or that was Royal Street?

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The 8, 11, 25, 28, 29, lines use to be out of Royal.  Forgot about the 15k.  West Ox should run the 4A/B routes and also the 5A route until the silver line is complete.  FMR had 6138 running the 16C tonight.  Haven’t seen those running in awhile.  I know 2658 and 2724 are still in service.  Not sure about any other Orion VIIs.  

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9 hours ago, Rob S said:

The 8, 11, 25, 28, 29, lines use to be out of Royal.  Forgot about the 15k.  West Ox should run the 4A/B routes and also the 5A route until the silver line is complete.  

Not sure about any other Orion VIIs.  What about the 1, 2, 3 lines and 38B Ik they operated out of FMR before West Ox opened. And what lines also operated out of Arlington other than the 5, 12, and 20 lines. Also 5A is fine out of FMR but the 4A and 4B could run from West Ox and FMR handles the 4B during the weekends. 

9 hours ago, Rob S said:

FMR had 6138 running the 16C tonight.  Haven’t seen those running in awhile.  I know 2658 and 2724 are still in service.  Not sure about any other Orion VIIs.  

Yeah somebody on the Facebook transit group posted 6138 Running yesterday which FMR finally uses something not an XN40 for them. As for the Orion VIIs still in service, mainly 2658, 2724, 2727, and possibly 2730 remains in revenue service. 2673 and 2723 hasn’t been tracked for a while while the MetroExtra branded buses remains Sidelined due to 99% of MetroExtra routes not operating.

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Looks like West Ox is slowly starting to bring their 3700s back out on the road.  Some of them last were tracked in March.   3760 and 3762 have been out this month so far.  

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On 7/10/2020 at 1:15 PM, Rob S said:

Looks like West Ox is slowly starting to bring their 3700s back out on the road.  Some of them last were tracked in March.   3760 and 3762 have been out this month so far.  

I remember seeing a picture 3758 on the 38B on Facebook from a few days ago

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On 7/9/2020 at 10:31 PM, DCTransitFilms said:

Don’t forget the 15K as well. West Ox imo could handle the 4A/4B, and some 8 lines trips once full service resumes and more buses added to West Ox.

West Ox did had a few trips on the 17 and 18 lines, and 29K/29N. Ik Arlington had like the 12 lines, 20 lines, and idk about the 25 lines, 28A/28B or that was Royal Street?

IIRC Arlington depot had the 1's, 2's, 3's, (some 4's trips, Shared with FMR), 12's, 15's, 20's, 22's (shared with FMR), the 24P, the 25 lines, and the 38B. How did they manage all these routes? Was there a 4th VA Metrobus depot at one point? I ask because the 12s and 20s in particular ran in largely rural areas at the time back in the 1990s and early 2000s (and some of their Fairfax Connector successors still do to this day).  They only had about 110 or so buses, so how was this even done? Also, what did the depot had fleetwise back then?

On 7/10/2020 at 1:15 PM, Rob S said:

Looks like West Ox is slowly starting to bring their 3700s back out on the road.  Some of them last were tracked in March.   3760 and 3762 have been out this month so far.  

I saw #3760 on the Orange line shuttle the other day. Pretty rare for a West Ox depot bus to do a subway shuttle.

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I remember mainly new looks and flxibles in the old days in Virginia.  I also only remember three divisions, Arlington, FMR, and Royal.  Other divisions might have helped since all the express routes that now go to the Pentagon use to go into DC.  Before DASH, Fairfax Connector, Cue, and ART existed and the metro opened, there use to be a lot more bus routes especially in the Route 1 and Hayfield/Virginia Hills area.  The 11 and 13 routes use to be major routes.   I can’t remember what division use to do the N11/13 and P13 in Va.  I wish I could find my old maps.  

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On 7/9/2020 at 2:35 PM, Border City Transit said:

Anyone have pics of the 9600-series Orions in their original paint? That scheme looked super slick on those buses -- and it didn't last long!

On 7/9/2020 at 6:23 PM, DCTransitFilms said:

I lowkey like the black as it fits with the luminator signs. Also I’m not sure if there’s a picture of the 9600s In the original scheme I did recall seeing a pic of it but idk what happened to it. And yeah Montgomery AMD Western Ik had the 9600s but unsure if there’s other divisions that had them. 

I found this photo of 9632 in its original livery on Flickr:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southerncalifornian/281151612

However, I have no idea who took the photo or when it was taken.

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On 7/12/2020 at 11:14 PM, Rob S said:

I remember mainly new looks and flxibles in the old days in Virginia.  I also only remember three divisions, Arlington, FMR, and Royal.  Other divisions might have helped since all the express routes that now go to the Pentagon use to go into DC.  Before DASH, Fairfax Connector, Cue, and ART existed and the metro opened, there use to be a lot more bus routes especially in the Route 1 and Hayfield/Virginia Hills area.  The 11 and 13 routes use to be major routes.   I can’t remember what division use to do the N11/13 and P13 in Va.  I wish I could find my old maps.  

I think the N11/N13 and P13 may’ve operated out of Southern Avenue or Southeastern Division (depending on which garages handled the lower portion of Pg County back then). According to my history lessons: Fairfax Connector took over most of the 1, 2, 3, lines while Fairfax Connector took over all of the 5,  12, and 20 lines. DASH and ART also took over some of the Alexandria lines (not sure to be exact)

On 7/11/2020 at 4:37 PM, Chris.A said:

IIRC Arlington depot had the 1's, 2's, 3's, (some 4's trips, Shared with FMR), 12's, 15's, 20's, 22's (shared with FMR), the 24P, the 25 lines, and the 38B. How did they manage all these routes? Was there a 4th VA Metrobus depot at one point? I ask because the 12s and 20s in particular ran in largely rural areas at the time back in the 1990s and early 2000s (and some of their Fairfax Connector successors still do to this day).  They only had about 110 or so buses, so how was this even done? Also, what did the depot had fleetwise back then?

I saw #3760 on the Orange line shuttle the other day. Pretty rare for a West Ox depot bus to do a subway shuttle.

As Ik VA depots were royal street, Arlington, fmr, never a 4th garage as i recall. Later Cinder Bed and West Ox joined

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Saw NF XD60 5500 with short roofline and  NF XN40  33xx's at Andrews Division as well as the new XD40's today. Still kind of meh about those new non opening windows though.

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1 hour ago, DCTransitFilms said:

DASH and ART also took over some of the Alexandria lines (not sure to be exact)

A lot of the now-DASH service in Parkfairfax area... I believe was the 6 line when it was Metrobus.

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2 hours ago, Border City Transit said:

A lot of the now-DASH service in Parkfairfax area... I believe was the 6 line when it was Metrobus.

The AT6 was once the 28C that was run by WMATA Metrobus until circa 2001-2002.

 

3 hours ago, vvozz said:

Saw NF XD60 5500 with short roofline and  NF XN40  33xx's at Andrews Division as well as the new XD40's today. Still kind of meh about those new non opening windows though.

Are they all just sitting there? Any pics?

3 hours ago, DCTransitFilms said:

I think the N11/N13 and P13 may’ve operated out of Southern Avenue or Southeastern Division (depending on which garages handled the lower portion of Pg County back then). According to my history lessons: Fairfax Connector took over most of the 1, 2, 3, lines while Fairfax Connector took over all of the 5,  12, and 20 lines. DASH and ART also took over some of the Alexandria lines (not sure to be exact)

As Ik VA depots were royal street, Arlington, fmr, never a 4th garage as i recall. Later Cinder Bed and West Ox joined

DASH took over the former 10P WMATA Metrobus route back in 2006 and it became the AT10 in 2007. ART took over the 24P from Metro and a few other lines, but Fairfax Connector had most of the routes. Which depots had the 1979 GMC RTS's? Did Royal ever had Flexible Metro Ds and Es? I know all three depots (later 4, when West Ox joined) had Orion 5's.

On 7/13/2020 at 12:58 PM, tomsbuspage said:

I found this photo of 9632 in its original livery on Flickr:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southerncalifornian/281151612

However, I have no idea who took the photo or when it was taken.

I'd guess 1994-1995.

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12 minutes ago, Chris.A said:

The AT6 was once the 28C that was run by WMATA Metrobus until circa 2001-2002.

 

Are they all just sitting there? Any pics?

DASH took over the former 10P WMATA Metrobus route back in 2006 and it became the AT10 in 2007. ART took over the 24P from Metro and a few other lines, but Fairfax Connector had most of the routes. Which depots had the 1979 GMC RTS's? Did Royal ever had Flexible Metro Ds and Es? I know all three depots (later 4, when West Ox joined) had Orion 5's.

I'd guess 1994-1995.

It was just one XD60 there and several XN40's and XD40's no pics sorry.

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16 hours ago, vvozz said:

Saw NF XD60 5500 with short roofline and  NF XN40  33xx's at Andrews Division as well as the new XD40's today. Still kind of meh about those new non opening windows though.

Wait the XD60s are on property 😳

13 hours ago, vvozz said:

It was just one XD60 there and several XN40's and XD40's no pics sorry.

Also before the pandemic started I seen Andrews routes trying out CNG buses. I think Andrews might convert into a CNG division in the future but idk if they will since MD didn’t convert with DC and VA back when FMR and Blade became CNG divisions. 

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Some buses have been moved around once again. Montgomery now has more 2011 XDE40s from 7054-7069 which they already have 7070-7085. Not sure why they moved in the first place.

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