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12 minutes ago, Gsgeek540 said:

2026, 2065, 2075 and 2079 are scrap.

 

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Wow! I thought they're only scrapping 20 cars. I guess they want to push the series 10 purchase... That's going to be years away.

Half the U2 fleet has been wiped out!

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Is it a "push" (that is, deliberate decision not to repair or to allow accelerated decay) in hopes of creating a customer backlash and forcing politicians to fund replacement vehicles? Or is it an inability to fix because of the lack of parts and whatnot? Or maybe a bit of both?

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4 minutes ago, LRT said:

Wow! I thought they're only scrapping 20 cars. I guess they want to push the series 10 purchase... That's going to be years away.

Half the U2 fleet has been wiped out!

The purchase is years away, or the delivery?  I believe the Series 10 purchase is already going.

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On 10/11/2019 at 10:52 AM, CTrainDude said:

The purchase is years away, or the delivery?  I believe the Series 10 purchase is already going.

Not anymore.  Province halted funding for that so the city shelved the order for the Series 10's.  Those 40-ish U2's will have to be kept running a lot longer now...At least another 3 years until funding apparently comes available again.  :-<

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On 10/30/2019 at 8:52 PM, Jon Calon said:

Not anymore.  Province halted funding for that so the city shelved the order for the Series 10's.  Those 40-ish U2's will have to be kept running a lot longer now...At least another 3 years until funding apparently comes available again.  :-<

I predict we will have U2s tottering along until 2030 and will eventually buy Edmonton's before UCP will allow more S200 purchases.

OR by the time they do the S200 will be a discontinued model and we'll have to buy a new, incompatible design.

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5 hours ago, green_line_26 said:

2002 yesterday on a flatbed at 11 St & 24 Ave SE

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Probably was destined to recon metals where it will be scrapped.

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2 minutes ago, R. Meu said:

Probably was destined to recon metals where it will be scrapped.

Noooooooooo 2002!


Or maybe someone bought it?
 

EDIT!

I just noticed the wall of the train been cut. Where the asbestos is thought to be had...

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On 3/21/2020 at 6:28 PM, LRT said:

Noooooooooo 2002!


Or maybe someone bought it?
 

EDIT!

I just noticed the wall of the train been cut. Where the asbestos is thought to be had...

Half of 2002 looks like. Were others cut before scrapping? Maybe this one is headed to the Library for kids to crawl all over.

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7 minutes ago, chills_on_the_train said:

Half of 2002 looks like. Were others cut before scrapping? Maybe this one is headed to the Library for kids to crawl all over.

Yes there all cut in half when they get hauled away. 
 

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On 3/21/2020 at 6:27 PM, R. Meu said:

Probably was destined to recon metals where it will be scrapped.

Yeps!  I spotted it going South on Ogden road at Highfield Blvd that day too.  I got photos but not nearly as good as the above images.  I watched the truck turn in towards Recon.

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A buddy of mine spotted it in their property yesterday,  looks like their machinery have already put a dent into it! 

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2002B is actually 2009B if I remember correctly. 

That's probably as close as Ramsey is going to get to having LRT.

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3 hours ago, Pantograf said:

2002B is actually 2009B if I remember correctly. 

That's probably as close as Ramsey is going to get to having LRT.

The A end was replaced.

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I knew I had a 50% chance of getting it right... 😆 so the 2 cars ended up as  2009A+2002B=car 2009 and 2002A+2009B=car 2002

The 3rd car damaged in the 7th ST accident was 2007.

 

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2005 is now sitting in the U2 boneyard at Oliver Bowen not looking in the best of shape.  All the other cars in that line seem to be already retired cars.

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