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So the Wiki seems to state some old old equipment being operated. But I am doubting that they are really actually running equipment from the 1980's.

Has anyone been out there in the past few years? What equipment is being operated out there? Is it worth the one hour drive off the I5?

Thanks!

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Grays Harbor Transit also has a route into Olympia that stops at the Greyhound station there. I believe they always run low-floor Gilligs on that line. Additionally, Mason Transit comes into the Olympia Transit Center -- they are using Phantoms the last I've seen.

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some Grays Harbor Transit Gillig Phantoms up for auction through state surplus.

GHT 1988 Gillig Phantom #55

http://www.publicsur...view?auc=737330

GHT 1988 Gillig Phantom #56

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GHT 1988 Gillig Phantom #58

http://www.publicsur...view?auc=737289

Someone told me these were ex BART buses, but i dont know for certain.

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The route 40 rolled into Olympia on Saturday afternoon 5/23, operated by former Intercity Transit 904. It has GHT initials by the number on the upper right front. Most of the paint on the back half of the coach is original IT.

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I have seen several of their older gilligs (1990s) plus a couple of newer 2002-ish ones at Ehli Auctions in Tacoma Recently, I wonder if this is how they were replacing them until another order comes in. IT's roster shows most of that fleet retired now.

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I went to Grays Harbor yesterday. GHT has 901, 903 - 907, 909 and 910. There may be more. Most of them had the back half painted red, white and green with the sides of the front half intact. All had the front numbers to the right of the destination sign replaced with GHT lettering. It appears that all the Phantoms are gone.

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GHT has Former Intercity Transit 1998 Gillig LFs of the same #s. The IT gillig LFs were some of the first of that model in service only preceded by some in service for Hertz at LAX.

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I was in Aberdeen yesterday and saw 902 and 906. GHT modified the IT paint, but the lines are the same.

20054802439_52bd0b0654.jpgGrays Harbor Transit 1998 Gillig Low Floor 906 by Zack Heistand, on Flickr

20233137272_4c9499a296.jpgGrays Harbor Transit 1998 Gillig Low Floor 902 by Zack Heistand, on Flickr


Looks like they just removed the blue and added their titles; Here's 909 when with IT

Intercity Transit

5596171401_65054a2859.jpgIntercity Transit 1998 Gillig Low Floor 609 by Zack Heistand, on Flickr

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Here's my report on the agency during my Fall 2016 visit:

Grays Harbor Transit has apparently purchased all but 3 (908, 911-912) of Intercity Transit's 1998 Gillig LF 40ft. buses.  These purchases appears to inspire the agency to renumber their heavy duty buses from 2-digit fleet numbers to 3-digit numbers, with the 3rd digit added denoting the length of the bus (7xx =29/30ft. bus, 8xx =35ft. bus and 9xx =40ft. bus).  I was unable to spot their sole active 700-series bus, 2000 Gillig Phantom 760.

GHT-r60-909.JPG

All other buses I've spotted are low-floor.  The 2002 Gillig LF 35ft. are its next oldest buses as illustrated by bus 864.  2006 bus 874 is similar except a different rear grille.  

GHT-r15-864-3.JPGGHT-Wave-874-2.JPG

The 2003 New Flyer D40LF's, like bus 969 attached here, are their only non-Gillig heavy duty buses.

GHT-r10B-969.JPG

Among its EPA-2010 Gillig's, 2012 bus 875 share the same livery as the 2002-2006 buses.  However, the four 2016 deliveries (3X 40ft. and 1 X 35ft.) carry a revised livery with different sloping lines and much less green.  Bus 801is the sole 35ft. bus while bus 912 is 1 of 3 longer buses.

GHT-r40-875.JPGGHT-r20-801-1.JPGGHT-r40-912-2.JPG

A bonus picture is bus D32, a 2011 Gillig LF 29ft. from the Pacific Transit System on its route 14 Aberdeen-Raymond service.  I eventually hope to fan on that agency at its home territory (Pacific County, Washington)

PTS-r14-D32-1.JPG

All of my attached pictures are taken at Aberdeen Transit Center or nearby,  My Grays Harbor Transit gallery is available here and that of Pacific Transit System is here.

Enjoy my coverage of the agencies!

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On January 29, 2017 at 2:43 PM, Buzz2kb said:

Here's my report on the agency during my Fall 2016 visit:

Grays Harbor Transit has apparently purchased all but 3 (908, 911-912) of Intercity Transit's 1998 Gillig LF 40ft. buses.  These purchases appears to inspire the agency to renumber their heavy duty buses from 2-digit fleet numbers to 3-digit numbers, with the 3rd digit added denoting the length of the bus (7xx =29/30ft. bus, 8xx =35ft. bus and 9xx =40ft. bus).  I was unable to spot their sole active 700-series bus, 2000 Gillig Phantom 760.

GHT-r60-909.JPG

All other buses I've spotted are low-floor.  The 2002 Gillig LF 35ft. are its next oldest buses as illustrated by bus 864.  2006 bus 874 is similar except a different rear grille.  

GHT-r15-864-3.JPGGHT-Wave-874-2.JPG

The 2003 New Flyer D40LF's, like bus 969 attached here, are their only non-Gillig heavy duty buses.

GHT-r10B-969.JPG

Among its EPA-2010 Gillig's, 2012 bus 875 share the same livery as the 2002-2006 buses.  However, the four 2016 deliveries (3X 40ft. and 1 X 35ft.) carry a revised livery with different sloping lines and much less green.  Bus 801is the sole 35ft. bus while bus 912 is 1 of 3 longer buses.

GHT-r40-875.JPGGHT-r20-801-1.JPGGHT-r40-912-2.JPG

A bonus picture is bus D32, a 2011 Gillig LF 29ft. from the Pacific Transit System on its route 14 Aberdeen-Raymond service.  I eventually hope to fan on that agency at its home territory (Pacific County, Washington)

PTS-r14-D32-1.JPG

All of my attached pictures are taken at Aberdeen Transit Center or nearby,  My Grays Harbor Transit gallery is available here and that of Pacific Transit System is here.

Enjoy my coverage of the agencies!

 

 

 

 

Updated the wiki with the current info. Thanks.

https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Grays_Harbor_Transit

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On ‎1‎/‎29‎/‎2017 at 2:43 PM, Buzz2kb said:

Here's my report on the agency during my Fall 2016 visit:

Grays Harbor Transit has apparently purchased all but 3 (908, 911-912) of Intercity Transit's 1998 Gillig LF 40ft. buses.  These purchases appears to inspire the agency to renumber their heavy duty buses from 2-digit fleet numbers to 3-digit numbers, with the 3rd digit added denoting the length of the bus (7xx =29/30ft. bus, 8xx =35ft. bus and 9xx =40ft. bus).  I was unable to spot their sole active 700-series bus, 2000 Gillig Phantom 760.

They actually purchased #911, and it was renumbered 909. The renumbering happened in 2016, sometime in-between February and August as I have a shot of #65 with its original fleet numbers taken in early Feb.

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Grays Harbor Transit #760 (the last Phantom) and #910 (one of the ex-Intercity Transit Gillig Low Floors, which is still in the Intercity Transit livery) were recently auctioned off.

Sounds like they got 6 new Gillig Low Floors earlier this year, but that article is rather low on details.

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1 hour ago, jay8g said:

Grays Harbor Transit #760 (the last Phantom) and #910 (one of the ex-Intercity Transit Gillig Low Floors, which is still in the Intercity Transit livery) were recently auctioned off.

Sounds like they got 6 new Gillig Low Floors earlier this year, but that article is rather low on details.

I saw them recently on govdeals. End of the Phantom era, 1984-2019.

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