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4 hours ago, Evan Hancock said:

Just a matter of time before the other 3 1998s are done :(

there's only 1 1998 is currently in service

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3 hours ago, DJ1400 said:

there's only 1 1998 is currently in service

S7272. Which probably will be next to "die" this year. Are they doing some sort of celebration like they did with the flyer trolleys back then? 

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12 minutes ago, Evan Hancock said:

And the other 2 (7274 and 7280) haven’t been in service for a while yet

Are they in dead tracks? Or just in active lineup? Might be the spares!

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13 minutes ago, Evan Hancock said:

And the other 2 (7274 and 7280) haven’t been in service for a while yet

7247 and 7274's final service were Oct 18, 7280's was last week, 7382 and 7408 were on Monday and Tuesday

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22 minutes ago, KenrichYT said:

Story: Once upon a time there were 3 D40LFS 7115, 7404 and 7316! Then there were 3 bullies 16051 16040 and 14042! One day the owner told 7115! You are really getting old we shall take you to somewhere you don't like (ABC recycling)  7115 burst into tears then 7115 and his friends all went to the scrapper! Time was ticking down Soon till the point where they decided to crush it! Then everyone was so upset and cried but translink never listned soon they all died no one was happy except XN40s! The people at ABC think they did a great job!

Sidenote only 7316 was scrapped IDK where 7404 and 7115 are! Let's hope they got  sold

Can someone shiw this thread pictures of d40lfs in ABC IK it's  terrifying but still

...what the hell

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1 hour ago, 99.bline said:

...what the hell

I compiled a lot of things you guys are scared of d40lfs heres what I heard

1. 7115 goes to scrap

2. Any d40lf gets treated badly

3. A operator not doing good to a bus

4. A bus gets roughly searched!

 

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4 hours ago, KenrichYT said:

I compiled a lot of things you guys are scared of d40lfs heres what I heard

1. 7115 goes to scrap

2. Any d40lf gets treated badly

3. A operator not doing good to a bus

4. A bus gets roughly searched!

 

Scared of D40LFs? What?

1. Yes, 7115 was scrapped. Machines don't last forever when subjected to years of hard work. That bus was built in early 1996 and outlasted everything else in the order it was part of (except for some older buses that BC Transit bought back, but I don't think those are in great shape now).

2. Buses are maintained to a. comply with laws and b. ensure the safety of passengers, operators, and anyone who shares the road with them, yet they are subjected to hard work at the same time because people need them to travel. A D40LF's workload can be identical to or lighter than that of a brand new XN40; the latter point is because those buses are old, reaching the ends of their lifespans, and if there are enough newer buses, they'd only see use when they're really needed. Also, equipment depreciates so there's no point in keeping buses in service forever or fixing them when replacements are already present (only exception would be West Vancouver's 995 because they want to save it as a "heritage bus"). Furthermore, selling the buses really depend on their condition and in many cases, the buses aren't really fit for resale unless the buyers want money pits. At least many buses are used for parts to keep better examples on the road for longer before they get scrapped.

3. Please elaborate. Are you referring to operators slamming on the brakes?

4. ???

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7 hours ago, KenrichYT said:

I compiled a lot of things you guys are scared of d40lfs heres what I heard

1. 7115 goes to scrap

2. Any d40lf gets treated badly

3. A operator not doing good to a bus

4. A bus gets roughly searched!

 

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1 hour ago, TransitFan2 said:

Are 7274 and 7280 confirmed to be retired?

I only see 7292 every now and then.

(I) don't have info on their whereabouts. Heck some of the last remaining S50s could be laying in STC's BO tracks

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On 12/12/2019 at 2:43 PM, Express691 said:

(I) don't have info on their whereabouts. Heck some of the last remaining S50s could be laying in STC's BO tracks

I have seen 7328 quite a bunch of times. Haven't really seen 7292. But last time i did was in Langley just briefly (possibly headed back to garage) but I'll keep my eyes open

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12 hours ago, Busmanic92 said:

I have seen 7328 quite a bunch of times. Haven't really seen 7292. But last time i did was in Langley just briefly (possibly headed back to garage) but I'll keep my eyes open

I was on the 7292 yesterday (Fri, 13th) on a 341 Newton Exchange that left Guildford at 16:49.

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Hate to be the bearer of bad news but 7292 is at HTC and is therefor retired.

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