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So here are the movements I have as of right now:

  • 3059-3062, 6357, 6360, 6362-6364, 6369, 6372, 6374, 6376 from Cinder Bed to Shepherd Parkway
  • 6529, 6533 from Andrews Federal Center to Western
  • 6541, 6543, 6544, 6560, 6561, 6563 from Shepherd Parkway to Western
  • 6580-6609 from West Ox to Shepherd Parkway
  • 7070 from Western to Landover
  • 7076, 7082 from Bladensburg to Andrews Federal Center
  • 7180-7182 from West Ox to Andrews Federal Center

I don't have anything else as of right now. Possibly tomorrow I can figure out more shifts that happened. I can figure out a possible sequence for these buses. It will go as follows

  • Landover: 7001-7075
  • Western: 6515-6563
  • Shepherd Parkway: 6357-6423, 6564-6609
  • Andrews Federal Center: 6473-6514, 7076-7099, 7180-7202
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WMATA Metrobus 2011 New Flyer XDE40 #7048

WMATA 7048: 2011 New Flyer XDE40 (Rehabbed with the frameless tip in windows removed) was operating on route T14 from last week taken by Minh Troung of Flickr. The Uber Eats rare AD has 2 movie characters from Wayne's World 1 and 2 set in 1992-93 from the TV commercials recently what I watched. The other one had Cardi B in the reference version of Wayne's World on TV. 

And some rare restored photos of 1979 MAN SG220 and 1983 MAN SG310 were operating in Washington, DC in the mid-1980s by Kevin Casear H of Flickr. The 1979 first Articulated 55ft units were retired in mid 1990s and the 1983 60ft units were retired in 2002. Did WMATA has any of the units in the Historical Bus collection for WMATA Roadeos yet? 

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8 hours ago, DCTransitFilms said:

a fairfax connector D40LFR or D35LFR got knocked out by an accident today. Hoping everyone is ok hearing the guy on the motorcycle is injured 
 

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/1-injured-after-bus-motorcycle-crash-in-fairfax-county-police/2605731/

FFC 2009-2010 D40LFR #9617 is probably going to get retired from that fire damage.

17 minutes ago, JAX Transit 2000 said:

WMATA Metrobus 2011 New Flyer XDE40 #7048

WMATA 7048: 2011 New Flyer XDE40 (Rehabbed with the frameless tip in windows removed) was operating on route T14 from last week taken by Minh Troung of Flickr. The Uber Eats rare AD has 2 movie characters from Wayne's World 1 and 2 set in 1992-93 from the TV commercials recently what I watched. The other one had Cardi B in the reference version of Wayne's World on TV. 

And some rare restored photos of 1979 MAN SG220 and 1983 MAN SG310 were operating in Washington, DC in the mid-1980s by Kevin Casear H of Flickr. The 1979 first Articulated 55ft units were retired in mid 1990s and the 1983 60ft units were retired in 2002. Did WMATA has any of the units in the Historical Bus collection for WMATA Roadeos yet? 

WMATA 5042 WMATA 5111

 

 

No, all were scrapped.

1 hour ago, DCTransitFilms said:

So here are the movements I have as of right now:

  • 3059-3062, 6357, 6360, 6362-6364, 6369, 6372, 6374, 6376 from Cinder Bed to Shepherd Parkway
  • 6529, 6533 from Andrews Federal Center to Western
  • 6541, 6543, 6544, 6560, 6561, 6563 from Shepherd Parkway to Western
  • 6580-6609 from West Ox to Shepherd Parkway
  • 7070 from Western to Landover
  • 7076, 7082 from Bladensburg to Andrews Federal Center
  • 7180-7182 from West Ox to Andrews Federal Center

I don't have anything else as of right now. Possibly tomorrow I can figure out more shifts that happened. I can figure out a possible sequence for these buses. It will go as follows

  • Landover: 7001-7075
  • Western: 6515-6563
  • Shepherd Parkway: 6357-6423, 6564-6609
  • Andrews Federal Center: 6473-6514, 7076-7099, 7180-7202

The only thing missing are the remaining 2009 New Flyer DE37LFA hybrids (#3766-3770) from West Ox depot as well. Have those made the move yet to Sheppard's Parkway (or any other depot for that matter yet)? Also, I drove by Four Mile Run depot this evening and it would appear that all (or most, couldn't tell for sure) of the Orion VII OG CNGs have been removed and sent to CET for scrapping. In their place however are several 2006 New Flyer D40LFRs, #6140 being among them.

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2 hours ago, JAX Transit 2000 said:

WMATA Metrobus 2011 New Flyer XDE40 #7048

WMATA 7048: 2011 New Flyer XDE40 (Rehabbed with the frameless tip in windows removed) was operating on route T14 from last week taken by Minh Troung of Flickr. The Uber Eats rare AD has 2 movie characters from Wayne's World 1 and 2 set in 1992-93 from the TV commercials recently what I watched. The other one had Cardi B in the reference version of Wayne's World on TV. 

And some rare restored photos of 1979 MAN SG220 and 1983 MAN SG310 were operating in Washington, DC in the mid-1980s by Kevin Casear H of Flickr. The 1979 first Articulated 55ft units were retired in mid 1990s and the 1983 60ft units were retired in 2002. Did WMATA has any of the units in the Historical Bus collection for WMATA Roadeos yet? 

WMATA 5042 WMATA 5111

 

 

WMATA Metrobus 2011 New Flyer XDE40 #7048

WMATA 7048: 2011 New Flyer XDE40 (Rehabbed with the frameless tip in windows removed) was operating on route T14 from last week taken by Minh Troung of Flickr. The Uber Eats rare AD has 2 movie characters from Wayne's World 1 and 2 set in 1992-93 from the TV commercials recently what I watched. The other one had Cardi B in the reference version of Wayne's World on TV. 

And some rare restored photos of 1979 MAN SG220 and 1983 MAN SG310 were operating in Washington, DC in the mid-1980s by Kevin Casear H of Flickr. The 1979 first Articulated 55ft units were retired in mid 1990s and the 1983 60ft units were retired in 2002. Did WMATA has any of the units in the Historical Bus collection for WMATA Roadeos yet? 

WMATA 5042 WMATA 5111

 

 

This is my favorite old MAN artic!! But most our King County Metro just largest operator the first SG-220 (151) 1976-1999, then second SG-310 (202) 1982-2002 only enough length 60' both during Urban and Suburban. It had one preserved SG-220 rest at the South Base yard.

 

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8 hours ago, JAX Transit 2000 said:

And some rare restored photos of 1979 MAN SG220 and 1983 MAN SG310 were operating in Washington, DC in the mid-1980s by Kevin Casear H of Flickr. The 1979 first Articulated 55ft units were retired in mid 1990s and the 1983 60ft units were retired in 2002. Did WMATA has any of the units in the Historical Bus collection for WMATA Roadeos yet? 

WMATA 5042 WMATA 5111

 

 

None of those attics survived for preservation as far as I tell. Only things we got preserved are 4271, 1400, 1401, 9112, and 1912. Some others were preserved by museums and private owners but that about it as ik.

 

8 hours ago, Chris.A said:

FFC 2009-2010 D40LFR #9617 is probably going to get retired from that fire damage.

 

The only thing missing are the remaining 2009 New Flyer DE37LFA hybrids (#3766-3770) from West Ox depot as well. Have those made the move yet to Sheppard's Parkway (or any other depot for that matter yet)? Also, I drove by Four Mile Run depot this evening and it would appear that all (or most, couldn't tell for sure) of the Orion VII OG CNGs have been removed and sent to CET for scrapping. In their place however are several 2006 New Flyer D40LFRs, #6140 being among them.

As far as I tell, maybe 3766-3770 will go to Shep and I’m not sure why D40LFRs went back to Virginia?

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2 hours ago, DCTransitFilms said:

None of those attics survived for preservation as far as I tell. Only things we got preserved are 4271, 1400, 1401, 9112, and 1912. Some others were preserved by museums and private owners but that about it as ik.

 

As far as I tell, maybe 3766-3770 will go to Shep and I’m not sure why D40LFRs went back to Virginia?

Well, I saw about 6-7 of them parked in the back near the Arlington Transit side of the yard (where the Orion VII CNGs used to be). Maybe for maintenance or for a backup fleet?

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I got more updates on what was moved today. This what I got:

  • 6498, 6505, 6508, 6514, 7075 from Western to Andrews Federal Center
  • 6555 from Shepherd Parkway to Western
  • 7083, 7084 from Bladensburg to Andrews Federal Center
  • 7087-7095 from West Ox to Andrews Federal Center
  • 7065-7069 from Montgomery to Landover
  • 5467 from Montgomery to Bladensburg
  • Route 96 from Southern Ave/Bladensburg to Andrews Federal Center Daily

Tomorrow will be more bigger changes that we will find out. Here's also a table of where each Metrobus route is by division made by Oren Transit Page.

https://public.tableau.com/profile/oren.hirsch?fbclid=IwAR14bMLnbvdvMqPNLAqRwo2El6r5Kda4S4TINf6HFc-5tkICD1USUssXmnU#!/vizhome/WMATARoutesbyDivisionMarch142021/WMATARoutesbyDivision?publish=yes

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2 hours ago, DCTransitFilms said:

I got more updates on what was moved today. This what I got:

  • 6498, 6505, 6508, 6514, 7075 from Western to Andrews Federal Center
  • 6555 from Shepherd Parkway to Western
  • 7083, 7084 from Bladensburg to Andrews Federal Center
  • 7087-7095 from West Ox to Andrews Federal Center
  • 7065-7069 from Montgomery to Landover
  • 5467 from Montgomery to Bladensburg
  • Route 96 from Southern Ave/Bladensburg to Andrews Federal Center Daily

Tomorrow will be more bigger changes that we will find out. Here's also a table of where each Metrobus route is by division made by Oren Transit Page.

https://public.tableau.com/profile/oren.hirsch?fbclid=IwAR14bMLnbvdvMqPNLAqRwo2El6r5Kda4S4TINf6HFc-5tkICD1USUssXmnU#!/vizhome/WMATARoutesbyDivisionMarch142021/WMATARoutesbyDivision?publish=yes

When does the 11C and 21C start?

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WMATA has more XD60s than we originally thought. We have up to 5522! All are at Montgomery right now. In response 5431-5439 are at Shepherd Parkway now while Blade has 5485-5492. Idk if 5510-5522 are 2020 or 2021 models I need to find the vins of these buses.

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28 minutes ago, DCTransitFilms said:

WMATA has more XD60s than we originally thought. We have up to 5522! All are at Montgomery right now. In response 5431-5439 are at Shepherd Parkway now while Blade has 5485-5492. Idk if 5510-5522 are 2020 or 2021 models I need to find the vins of these buses.

I figured that WMATA would just lump the 2020 and 2021 XD60s together in one shot. Since that appears to be the case, Those Nabi BRT 60 CNGs are likely done now. I would also expect a few more 40ft buses to be retired too (most likely DE40LFs or D40LFRs).

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3 minutes ago, Chris.A said:

I figured that WMATA would just lump the 2020 and 2021 XD60s together in one shot. Since that appears to be the case, Those Nabi BRT 60 CNGs are likely done now. I would also expect a few more 40ft buses to be retired too (most likely DE40LFs or D40LFRs).

I think the XD60s are 2020 models but idk. A few NABI 60s are out rn but a lot of the D40LFRs aren't. 

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5 minutes ago, DCTransitFilms said:

I think the XD60s are 2020 models but idk. A few NABI 60s are out rn but a lot of the D40LFRs aren't. 

Well, I did mention that FMR have a few of them OOS.

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1 minute ago, DCTransitFilms said:

Yeah you said. Idk anything except 6140

Yeah, not sure what the other units are either.

4 minutes ago, DCTransitFilms said:

Yeah you said. Idk anything except 6140

Are there any new XD40s at CET too?

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1 minute ago, DCTransitFilms said:

Not sure. I'm in Jersey rn so I can't tell if or not. I might ask my friend to swing by if he doing anything.

When I have time, I'll go up there myself. I know there are a bunch of mostly retired Orion VII OG CNGs 30/40 footers.

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Just now, Chris.A said:

When I have time, I'll go up there myself. I know there are a bunch of mostly retired Orion VII OG CNGs 30/40 footers.

Yeah you should. Only things ik that are there are Orion Vs, Orion VIIs, and D40LFRs

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1 minute ago, DCTransitFilms said:

Yeah you should. Only things ik that are there are Orion Vs, Orion VIIs, and D40LFRs

I read that WMATA was going to buy more 40ft electric buses, you know if that is true? With Northern depot pending to be reopened around 2024 and the plan is for an all electric bus fleet, do you think they'll get them in large numbers?

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2 minutes ago, Chris.A said:

I read that WMATA was going to buy more 40ft electric buses, you know if that is true? With Northern depot pending to be reopened around 2024 and the plan is for an all electric bus fleet, do you think they'll get them in large numbers?

That I'm unsure of. I know they have a plan for both Northern and Bladensburg rehabs but I heard nothing as of yet

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1 minute ago, DCTransitFilms said:

That I'm unsure of. I know they have a plan for both Northern and Bladensburg rehabs but I heard nothing as of yet

TBH, did doesn't seem like WMATA is too invested in EV tech. Fredrick Transit, DASH, Circulator, and now Ride-On seems far more interested.

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Just now, Chris.A said:

TBH, did doesn't seem like WMATA is too invested in EV tech. Fredrick Transit, DASH, Circulator, and now Ride-On seems far more interested.

I heard WMATA would test them out. Ik we had a few electric demos come before but we got nothing official yet

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