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This is what I heard on Monday. Debbie was as happy as a clam about it.

Debbie does 099s on Saturdays. Just as she's about to go back to Burnaby, Control calls her upand asks her if she'd like to do a couple PNE Specials. She says yes, and Control tells her where to find the loop. She turns into a driveway too soon, and ends up having to back out with some supervisor assistance. After she finally finds the loop, she does her two trips, and is asked if she wants to do another. Everybody, after all, loves overtime.

Coming south on Renfrew she starts hearing some zzzt-zzzt noise, like a really loud Luminator sign when it's changing. Then the whole front of the artic goes dark. It's a short in the circuit, but the decides to do nothing. She pulls into 29th Avenue Station where a couple people are standing at the 029 stop wanting to go to Kingsway. After reporting to Control, she brings them down to Kingsway. Except she can't get the doors open. Nothing works except bleeding the air and pushing open the door manually. She calls Control again, and they decide since she's heading back in anyway, just to let her carry on. So just as she finishes turning left onto Boundary from Kingsway, the bus dynamites and refuses to respond; no acceleration, no doors, nothing, not even the onboard Slurpee machine. It won't even let her turn it off. And of course, Control promises to send a supervisor.

In the end, the same supervisor from the PNE comes by and has to turn the bus off from the engine compartment.

And right then as she finishes telling me this, the "Check Engine" light begins flashing on her dashboard...

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http://www.trans-vancouver.fotopic.net/p32841088.html

What the deuce happened to the curbside mirror on 2101? It's been changed like 2 times already! Now it's some bloody small mirror compared to the ones it had before.

As for that you have to thank one of the instructors who destroyed that mirror by hitting it onto a light pole! :P

Dave

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News for Community Shuttle in PoCo, the newest GMC Kodiak C5500s are S249-S252, S250 & S251 was came out yesterday, but the display for C38 had been modified as~~

C38 Prairie

via

C38 PoCo

Station

And the way to Coquitlam would be like this~~

C38 Coquitlam

Station

C38 via

PoCo Stn

Some of the Ford originally allocated in PoCo had been transferred to Burnaby, S080 @ C5 at 2 days ago~~

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3103 received the new wrapped as "Canucks" Hockey team, it was running on route 22 (run 34) this afternoon~~

V3103_Canucks_left.jpgV3103_Canucks_right.jpgV3103_Canucks_rear_left.jpgV3103_Canucks_rear_right.jpg

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3103 received the new wrapped as "Canucks" Hockey team, it was running on route 22 (run 34) this afternoon~~

V3103_Canucks_left.jpgV3103_Canucks_right.jpgV3103_Canucks_rear_left.jpgV3103_Canucks_rear_right.jpg

WOW NICE! THAT is one damn catchy ad-wrap............umm, why V3103?! :P

Dave

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It is now my sovereign duty to drive 3103. P/R 11!

You're a CMBC bus driver?

PS: I'd rather be more interested to have a pic of it displaying "GO LIONS GO!" :P

Dave

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You're a CMBC bus driver?

PS: I'd rather be more interested to have a pic of it displaying "GO LIONS GO!" :P

Dave

Yes I am, and I have been for awhile.

And since it's a '91 coach, why not have it display 'GO GRIZZLIES GO'? Would anyone actually notice?

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Yes I am, and I have been for awhile.

And since it's a '91 coach, why not have it display 'GO GRIZZLIES GO'? Would anyone actually notice?

Excellent. It's good to see some drivers on here. There are quite a few.

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Yes I am, and I have been for awhile.

And since it's a '91 coach, why not have it display 'GO GRIZZLIES GO'? Would anyone actually notice?

"Grizzlies? What are the Grizzlies? Hmm, must be some sorta minor hockey team or something." :unsure:

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"Grizzlies? What are the Grizzlies? Hmm, must be some sorta minor hockey team or something." :D

I showed pictures of V3103 to a friend of mine who's crazy (like really really crazy) into Canucks...........now it turns out he wants to grab pictures of that bus too! :D (Hey, that idiot always teases me for taking pictures of buses..........."You're gay or outta your mind or something? buses? elllkkkkk" :) )

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Now here's quite a crazy sighting of the day:

R8089 has been wrapped up for Cathay Pacific Airlines (Certain individual on this board is gonna get happy, real happy about this! :D)

Here are photos that I've taken of the bus:

http://www.trans-vancouver.fotopic.net/p33736586.html

http://www.trans-vancouver.fotopic.net/p33736462.html

http://www.trans-vancouver.fotopic.net/p33736464.html

http://www.trans-vancouver.fotopic.net/p33736463.html

When I saw the bus, I opened my mouth and said "Holy Saint Francis! What a change is here!" :D (Quoted from Romeo & Juliet Act-II Scene-III! :D )

Whatever...........enjoy the photos! :)

Dave

*Special thanks to the super-friendly driver of rt.620 run-2 for posing his bus in the middle of the road! :D

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Another important sighting for the day; freshly refurbished B8023 was on the 99:

Photo

I don't know how long it's been out on the road but it still looks pretty fresh from all angles! :)

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"Grizzlies? What are the Grizzlies? Hmm, must be some sorta minor hockey team or something." :)

The Grizzlies were an NBA team in the 90's but back in 2000 they were moved to Memphis. But now the NBA is thinking of moving a team to vancouver, either the LA Clippers, LA Lakers, Portland's NBA Team or Seatle's NBA team. :D

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Now here's quite a crazy sighting of the day:

R8089 has been wrapped up for Cathay Pacific Airlines (Certain individual on this board is gonna get happy, real happy about this! :D)

Here are photos that I've taken of the bus:

http://www.trans-vancouver.fotopic.net/p33736586.html

http://www.trans-vancouver.fotopic.net/p33736462.html

http://www.trans-vancouver.fotopic.net/p33736464.html

http://www.trans-vancouver.fotopic.net/p33736463.html

When I saw the bus, I opened my mouth and said "Holy Saint Francis! What a change is here!" :P (Quoted from Romeo & Juliet Act-II Scene-III! ;) )

Whatever...........enjoy the photos! B)

Dave

*Special thanks to the super-friendly driver of rt.620 run-2 for posing his bus in the middle of the road! :)

Thanks very much for ur sharing, I like this wrap, hopefully I can spot this advert~~

To be honest, this design is similar with the one in Singapore, but Vancouver is using the artic bus, Singapore is using double deckers~~

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The Grizzlies were an NBA team in the 90's but back in 2000 they were moved to Memphis. But now the NBA is thinking of moving a team to vancouver, either the LA Clippers, LA Lakers, Portland's NBA Team or Seatle's NBA team. B)

Vancouver is more of a hockeytown, so I have some doubts that they will come back to Vancouver.

Interesting enough that D60LF albino bus finally needs some dressed up ad!

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I went to the new depot this morning, and while recieving my complimentary VTC water bottle and my complimentary Denis Clements autograph, I saw 7243 in one of the maintenance bay. Then later at UBC, I saw 7242 on a 41. Something tells me that we've gotten a couple buses.

2101 and 2102 have been going up and down Granville all day, and I hear new arrival 2103's being retrofitted.

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My sighting today...

N4188 (Non-Accessible Classic) from Burnaby get stuck running the 44 UBC this morning, packed with students from front to back. (First day of classes)

Here is what I think: Either BTC is expecting the new D40LFR's and sending off their fleet elsewhere, which leaves them only a limited amount of spares, or maybe they should get 7242 and 7243 back from VTC

And that Ad on R8089 makes the Albino Artic look really nice, maybe it doesn't need the sweep and can continue with ads until the next paint job in a couple of years

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Anyone get pics of 2103 or 2102?

the only pictures would be the ones on Transit-Vancouver............for now, and for a little while in the future until she comes out into revenue service. (Of course, there MIGHT be a chance of somebody catching it as a training bus!)

Back on sightings report.............V3228 is freshly refurblished and was seen on rt.15 today........she was off the road for at least 4 months..........at that point she was still a North Van bus.

Here's a photo of her before getting refurblished:

http://www.trans-vancouver.fotopic.net/p24171064.html

Here's a photo of her freshly refurblished..........the photo was also freshly taken approximately 2 hours ago! :lol:

http://www.trans-vancouver.fotopic.net/p33823392.html

End-of-report.

Dave

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Does RTC seem to have much less buses this sheet, or just much more spares?

R3236 and R3246 were running Route 160 Run 30 and Run 31 out of Poco today, they must have been sent there to account for the missing C40LFR's.

And with R3110 and R3213 out of VTC, that means RTC sent off at least 4 of their buses elsewhere.

I've also noticed much more D40LF's showing up on the 99 B-Line this sheet. Last year, most of the runs were covered by Artics, but I've seen a handful of D40LF's daily covering this sheet, some even during midday.

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Does RTC seem to have much less buses this sheet, or just much more spares?

I should say, the buses allocated in RTC are more than enough, most of the buses usually stay in the depot~~ :lol:;)

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