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32 minutes ago, 6254 said:

IIRC, 8094-8096 were at Danforth until final retirement.

8086 used to be at Malvern before going to Eglinton.

8068 - Malvern -> Birchmount -> Arrow

8075, 8111 - Eglinton -> Malvern

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Come to think of it, you're right about 8086. Keep confusing it with 8068. :rolleyes:

1 hour ago, FlyerD901 said:

Danforth had GMs up until 1996 for sure, I rode them on Pape and Don Mills. So around 1997ish to 2000 there was no GMs. But they had 8096 which were the oldest at the time at Danforth.

Right, thanks. I think the first GM to return was 8685.

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11 hours ago, FlyerD901 said:

I'm not sure which came back first, when the GMs came back they were in the new colours. I don't remember any of them in the old colours, but I could be wrong.

Yeah, the only fishbowls in the old colours at the time were 8051 and 8058. 8685 was in the new scheme. Saw it on an Orion III charter that made a stop at Danforth Division.

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On May 15, 2016 at 11:10 PM, Flyer E902 said:

So whats the status of 2252 and 2444? Are they inside the hillcrest shops getting rebuild with their 6V71N getting rebuild also?

When I hear anything, believe me this is the first place I'll put it.

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On 5/14/2016 at 9:52 PM, RevEleven said:

8111 (Malvern-last active bus with water bumper

Did the TTC order a consecutive batch of Fishbowls with water bumpers or were they completely random or retrofits? In my many trips to Toronto during that era, I don't seem to recall any consistent numbering (i.e. a batch).

OC Transpo did not have any of these on their GMs, in fact only a very few had black rubber bumpers (IIRC mostly some of the 76XXs + 7715 & 1 74XX (7405 seems to ring a bell).

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I have a photocopy of a coupler article from 1969(?) when the first order of TTC buses with waterbumpers was ordered. As a side note, when I first became really observant in my hobby, I was always under the impression only "large" cities had buses with water bumpers (this was in the days before the internet, so my research was limited) so imagine my surprise when I went to Durham College in fall 1992, and saw an Oshawa Transit bus with waterbumpers! (wish I had been taking more photo's then). Since then of course I have given up my attempts to catalogue and keep a list  transit systems in the US and Canada that had Fishbowls with waterbumpers,  so many agencies seemed to have. I heard of a uk bus operator Mersyside possibly that had waterbumpers as and experiment on one of it's Daimler Fleetlines, but have never seen it.  Have seen a few Fleetlines with the Firestone safety bumpers.

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Just a random factoid: they actually had salt water brine, or failing that engine coolant (ethylene glycol/ water mix) in the bumpers.

ice blocks encased in rubber during the winter would negate any benifits the water bumper had, for obvious reasons.

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17 hours ago, Bus_Medic said:

Should be getting 8058's interior.

 

2 speed vh-9 powertrain? Probably not. Those things were leaky and unreliable even back in the day.

better to keep the v730

so 8058 will be used for parts only but won't be restored? So sad................

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34 minutes ago, RailBus63 said:

Can't save every bus.  At least TTC is restoring its two New Looks and 8058's parts are being donated to a worthy cause.

true, at least they are saving one now

1 hour ago, Xtrazsteve said:

I thought Bus_medic already said the frame has corroded too far beyond usable.

O i think i missed that

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4 hours ago, bus_7246 said:

This is a unique question to retrofit/restoration of 2252: will this bus get the rollsign off of 8058? Or retain its Luminator flipdot destination sign?

Personally, I think using the roll sign would make more sense if they are making an 8058 clone. Those flip dots were old, faded and barely working by the end and were usually repaired temporarily with a good shake or a smack to the rear. I know they saved quite a few during decommissioning for parts but I doubt they are in very good shape.

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14 hours ago, bus_7246 said:

This is a unique question to retrofit/restoration of 2252: will this bus get the rollsign off of 8058? Or retain its Luminator flipdot destination sign?

i wish the bus could be painted back to the CLRV scheme back when the bus was brand new, and re-fleeted back to #8752, and of course with the rollsign installed back from 8058 as well to make it perfect, if this is not too much request.

On 6/8/2016 at 8:00 PM, 21 Brimley said:

Not my pictures, but #2252 is undergoing restoration at Hillcrest. 

 

Photos are by Marcus Danchuck, who is an TTC employee. Lex R. supplied these pictures.

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i can't wait for a charter on this bus after restoration is completed!

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On June 9, 2016 at 1:38 PM, Cimon8000 said:

so 8058 will be used for parts only but won't be restored? So sad................

Try to keep up.

On June 10, 2016 at 9:06 AM, Cimon8000 said:

i wish the bus could be painted back to the CLRV scheme back when the bus was brand new, and re-fleeted back to #8752, and of course with the rollsign installed back from 8058 as well to make it perfect, if this is not too much request.

i can't wait for a charter on this bus after restoration is completed!

And try to stay out of traffic this time.

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14 hours ago, 21 Brimley said:

Another sets of photos by M. Danchuck, provided by Lex R. #2252/#8752 stripped for restoration work and the inside flooring undergoing major work with the seats to be installed and livery painted later.

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Nice, thank you for sharing and please keep us updated on this, thanks again~~

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I hope the restoration rebuild of 2252 will be completed by September's Harvey & Duncan Shop Open House, if the event is happening.  If it's not completed, I would like to get a photo of 2252 of the rebuild during the open house.  

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1 hour ago, ttc2252 said:

I hope the restoration rebuild of 2252 will be completed by September's Harvey & Duncan Shop Open House, if the event is happening.  If it's not completed, I would like to get a photo of 2252 of the rebuild during the open house.  

3 months would be done for 100% sure!

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