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A. Wong   

Thought it was time these buses got their own thread instead of being buried within the general Greyhound Spottings & Photos thread.

This thread is NOT for new Greyhound USA buses delivered in the newer livery (2009 X3-45s and newer, and newly delivered MCI D4505s). Rather, it is for older units (MCI 102-DL3s) with the newer livery.

A starting attempt to track the Canadian units is here:

http://www.cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php?title=G..._in_2009_livery

and the American units here:

http://www.cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php?title=G..._in_2009_livery

I also added the links to the "Special Projects" page of the Wiki.

A few peculiar things to discuss...

Example, 251 has a Manitoba plate, but the legals say "OPERATOR: GREYHOUND LINES INC, DALLAS TX"

Photo: http://www.cptdb.ca/index.php?s=&showt...st&p=513394

6052 has an Alberta plate, but has those same DALLAS TX legals.

Photo: http://www.cptdb.ca/index.php?s=&showt...st&p=523287

Some coaches were transferred from Greyhound USA (6000s) but were given Alberta plates and new legals stating Burlington ON.

Photo: http://www.cptdb.ca/index.php?s=&showt...st&p=517550

Some have a red maple leaf at the front of the coach.

Photo: http://www.cptdb.ca/index.php?s=&showt...st&p=517511

Some coaches are still Greyhound USA but operate into Canada, and have Texas plates. I assume these are just regular Greyhound USA units.

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Thought it was time these buses got their own thread instead of being buried within the general Greyhound Spottings & Photos thread.

This thread is NOT for new Greyhound USA buses delivered in the newer livery (2009 X3-45s and newer, and newly delivered MCI D4505s). Rather, it is for older units (MCI 102-DL3s) with the newer livery.

A starting attempt to track the Canadian units is here:

http://www.cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php?title=G..._in_2009_livery

A few peculiar things to discuss...

Example, 251 has a Manitoba plate, but the legals say "OPERATOR: GREYHOUND LINES INC, DALLAS TX"

Photo: http://www.cptdb.ca/index.php?s=&showt...st&p=513394

6052 has an Alberta plate, but has those same DALLAS TX legals.

Photo: http://www.cptdb.ca/index.php?s=&showt...st&p=523287

Some coaches were transferred from Greyhound USA (6000s) but were given Alberta plates and new legals stating Burlington ON.

Photo: http://www.cptdb.ca/index.php?s=&showt...st&p=517550

Some have a red maple leaf at the front of the coach.

Photo: http://www.cptdb.ca/index.php?s=&showt...st&p=517511

Some coaches are still Greyhound USA but operate into Canada, and have Texas plates. I assume these are just regular Greyhound USA units.

As for Unit #251, according to the wiki (http://www.cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php?title=Greyhound_Canada_250-252) it was sporting the Gray Goose decals.

Maybe when being refurbished at the time, they did not have the Burlington, ON decals on hand.

As for the units transferred - I guess Greyhound Canada is just waiting for the Owner and Operator decals to arrive and then would be applied. (I have done this myself while working in a bus company, mostly on buses involved in accidents and then repaired)

I am surprised that they are using Burlington, ON as their 'main office' considering Calgary, AB is their HQ!

The maple leaf is over rated, it's like putting a maple leaf on Coach Canada's Megabus branded equipment but the decals do clearly state the Hub City of where it's from.

The Texas plated Coaches are pooled in the Cross-Border runs such as Toronto - New York City, Toronto - Detroit and etc.

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Thanks for the new thread Ashton.

The coach that's bugging me right now is 6235... I photographed that a month ago at the Toronto Coach Terminal, and it was heading to Ottawa. It didn't have the white Dallas TX legals (it had black ones back near the rear wheel but I can't make out what they say from my photos) but it had a Texas plate and a red Maple Leaf under the Greyhound logo.

Also, does anyone know where 6703 is from? It's a refurbished unit now in Canada but there are no 67xx coaches listed in either the Canadian or US roster on the Wiki.

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Also, does anyone know where 6703 is from? It's a refurbished unit now in Canada but there are no 67xx coaches listed in either the Canadian or US roster on the Wiki.

Hmm... 6703 is interesting... I wonder if they have picked up a few used coaches and sent them through refurbishing?

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Also of note is that a few of the refurbs are equipped with a ZF AStronic Transmission. I know for certain that it's not the Canadian units. (1122 1125 & 1131). Will try to take notes of what unit has what transmission. Oh and because it's blank on the wiki.. 0251 has a Series 60 with Allison trans. Not sure if it's the B500 or B500R..

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Thought it was time these buses got their own thread instead of being buried within the general Greyhound Spottings & Photos thread.

Thanks very much for doing this. Here are a few of my updates as well as a few photos.

Additional US Greyhound 102DL3 buses in the new colors are 6366, 6535 and 6964.

Also, I have included shots of 7125, a G4500 that is in the new scheme. I had heard that Greyhound did rebuild a few G models to see if it was worth doing them. I am not sure how many were done, but 7125 is the only one that I have ever seen shots of. The photos of 7125 are taken in Dallas, TX in April of this year.

I am not a Wiki editor so if somebody wants to update the list using my shots, feel free to do so.

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A. Wong   

Cool, great, thanks everyone for the added info!

Kevin - thanks for those photos! I had only seen a small thumbnail of a G4500 in the new scheme (on the Greyhound website) until now.

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Shaun   
Thanks very much for doing this. Here are a few of my updates as well as a few photos.

Additional US Greyhound 102DL3 buses in the new colors are 6366, 6535 and 6964.

Also, I have included shots of 7125, a G4500 that is in the new scheme. I had heard that Greyhound did rebuild a few G models to see if it was worth doing them. I am not sure how many were done, but 7125 is the only one that I have ever seen shots of. The photos of 7125 are taken in Dallas, TX in April of this year.

I am not a Wiki editor so if somebody wants to update the list using my shots, feel free to do so.

Why is the Tint different on some windows?

Is that duct tape on the G series window?

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The tint is most likely different due to 'improper installation'. The outside is typically slightly darker than the inside but due to the lighting in the shop it can be difficult to differentiate between the inside/outside as there is no markings to determine inside/outside.

As for the duct tape on the G.. They're rather notorious for having the clips wearing which casues the window to rattle. If you've ever ridden one you'll know what I'm talking about. Most likely a clip was worn enough to warrant passenger complaints to which the driver most likely would've applied duct tape until the unit reached the shop.

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ADB   
Done. For future reference can I ask you to please comply with the Naming Conventions for photographs? Thanks!

He should also have a look at the Photo Quality section as well. Photos taken on mobile phones are generally discouraged, even if they have somewhat higher-end quality such as the one he uses. If others have better quality photos, they should replaced them.

Also, I have included shots of 7125, a G4500 that is in the new scheme. I had heard that Greyhound did rebuild a few G models to see if it was worth doing them. I am not sure how many were done, but 7125 is the only one that I have ever seen shots of. The photos of 7125 are taken in Dallas, TX in April of this year.

40205 has also been repainted, but did not receive the rest of the amenities such as new interior. Unfortunately, it looks done for after a severe side impact.

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airwolf   

Here is a shot of me outside 1122 at the Edmonton Garage, just prior to my taking her out on the 17:00 Calgary Express on Sunday. Here is also an interior shot of 1122 taken on Nov 14th.

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Here is a shot of me outside 1122 at the Edmonton Garage, just prior to my taking her out on the 17:00 Calgary Express on Sunday. Here is also an interior shot of 1122 taken on Nov 14th.

hey did u do the midnight to Gp last week?

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Here is a shot of me outside 1122 at the Edmonton Garage, just prior to my taking her out on the 17:00 Calgary Express on Sunday. Here is also an interior shot of 1122 taken on Nov 14th.

Looks identical to the American rebuilds! The seats are even equipped with cup holders too!

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airwolf   
hey did u do the midnight to Gp last week?

Yeah I did. Friday night/Saturday morning. I left on the return to Edmonton at 14:15 Saturday afternoon. I did one other the week before. I arrived so late that I ended up delaying my departure on that trip back by 90 minutes.

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