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On 5/28/2011 at 6:37 PM, D40LF said:

956 = 1978 GMC T6H5307N 40' TRANSIT BUS *CITY OF CALGARY* DETROIT DSL AUTO 1378063 Km. ; s/n T6H5307NC2392

959 = 1978 GMC T6H5307N 40' TRANSIT BUS *CITY OF CALGARY* DETROIT DSL AUTO 1283647 Km. ; s/n T6H5307NC2395

891 = 1977 GMC T6H5307N 40' TRANSIT BUS *CITY OF CALGARY* DETROIT DSL AUTO *NOTE- ODOMETER READING NOT AVAILABLE* ; s/n T6H5307NC1864

1161 = 1982 GMC T6H5307N 40' TRANSIT BUS *CITY OF CALGARY* ; s/n 2GHYT82W8C3500649

1076 = 1981 GMC T6H5307N 40' TRANSIT BUS *CITY OF CALGARY* ; s/n 2GHYT82W3B3500220 1980 not 1981

877 = 1977 GMC T6H5307N 40' TRANSIT BUS *CITY OF CALGARY* ; s/n T6H5307NC1939

1116 = 1982 GMC T6H5307N 40' TRANSIT BUS *CITY OF CALGARY* ; s/n 2GHYT82W8C3500604

877 has appeared on Kijiji: http://www.kijiji.ca/v-rv-motorhome/edmonton/gmc-bus/1244211900?utm_source=WhatsApp&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialbuttonsVIP&utm_content=app_android

 

Keep in mind, this link will no longer be valid after the bus sells of the listing is taken down.

 

I saved the images for if and when that happens.  TMX218 and myself did some research to figure out which bus it was originally.

$_27 (1).JPG $_27 (2).JPG $_27 (3).JPG $_27 (4).JPG $_27 (5).JPG $_27 (6).JPG $_27.JPG

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18 hours ago, yvarushin said:

That's so cool! I hope it finds a good home.

You're not going to offer it a good home? Only $2,200, plus transportation costs, registration, insurance. Then you need to find somewhere to store it.

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5 hours ago, green_line_26 said:

I saw a fishbowl heading north on 52 st near Elliston Park right after the fireworks, not sure if it was 1046 I only saw it for a split second

That would've been 1130

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On 8/29/2021 at 12:01 AM, Tom1122 said:

Bump:

I have seen photos that Calgary 1130 exists and is operational. Is it privately owned or did Calgary Transit keep it alongside 1046?

Yes sir. I have secretly owned and been restoring this bus since June 2020 and the attendees of Saturday night's #1046 fantrip were the lucky first few to see it in person, aside from a select few that have contributed to the project here and there over the last year.

My full documentation of owning this bus and all the work I've done so far is now available for reading on my new website, https://www.bus1130.ca/, which I'll be updating as necessary. It should be up as of today at that domain. If not, it will be in the coming days.

Here's a couple photos taken in the Whitehorn Park-n-Ride as @BCT-3122-D800-10240 and I were waiting for #1046 on Saturday night:

51408791092_5fd74af72d_m.jpg1130 by Nick Blonski, on Flickr

51409540671_e45c97bbc9_m.jpg1130 by Nick Blonski, on Flickr

And of course the photo op with #1046 after it arrived:

51410297339_6fdcd03cb8_m.jpg1046/1130 by Nick Blonski, on Flickr

And here's a 12 minute 4K60 video recording of the bus with @BCT-3122-D800-10240 driving as we were making our way up to Whitehorn. Was a nice surprise to get the GlobalFest fireworks show along the way!

I had to drive the bus back down south by myself afterwards. The feeling of rocketing down 52 Street SE in this thing at midnight was surreal.

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That's a brilliant website Nick, and great blogs keeping track of the journey. Amazing how good her condition was even after 8 years in a field! Was especially surprised at how clean the windows were on your first visit. Clearly the previous owner still cared quite a bit.

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That's an excellent website documenting the challenges of owning a 40 year old transit bus, it kept me reading all the way through and I really enjoyed the pics too. I'm pretty sure I drove the bus back in the day in its original double blue livery and it's great to see that at least two of the CT fishbowls will be preserved for future generations. Too bad none of the (fishbowl) Flyers with the rear spoiler survived.

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On 9/1/2021 at 7:20 PM, Pantograf said:

That's an excellent website documenting the challenges of owning a 40 year old transit bus, it kept me reading all the way through and I really enjoyed the pics too. I'm pretty sure I drove the bus back in the day in its original double blue livery and it's great to see that at least two of the CT fishbowls will be preserved for future generations. Too bad none of the (fishbowl) Flyers with the rear spoiler survived.

The older Flyers are generally unlamented among veteran drivers.

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21 hours ago, Mark Walton said:

The older Flyers are generally unlamented among veteran drivers.

They were pretty nasty to drive especially on the route 7 for straight 8 hours but they looked a bit different.

 

I Googled the photo and the credit goes to the unknown author.

ct_flyer_519.jpg

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On 8/31/2021 at 12:39 PM, Nick B said:

My full documentation of owning this bus and all the work I've done so far is now available for reading on my new website, https://www.bus1130.ca/, which I'll be updating as necessary. It should be up as of today at that domain. If not, it will be in the coming days.

This is very impressive. Great read, thanks for all your work -- not just on keeping a piece of history alive but meticulously journaling its story along the way. :D

Awesome stuff Nick.

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