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Nova CNG demonstrators

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Nova CNG 8201 has arrived. Obviously it will need to be renumbered so let's leave that out of the discussion for now please. Photos when I get home after midnight.

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Nova CNG 8201 has arrived. Obviously it will need to be renumbered so let's leave that out of the discussion for now please. Photos when I get home after midnight.

Well they did say May so they were correct, but only just!

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Nice! Any info on when they will go into service?

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Nice! Any info on when they will go into service?

I was told by the start of the June signup.

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I was told by the start of the June signup.

Thats been the word around the work place as of late. The duedilligence done on the flyer cngs, from the time they actually started working on them, was about 2 weeks so itll be close.

What runs they are on and if the runs for the flyer cng or diesel novas will be changed is unknown.

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Nice shots! Very neat looking bus - I like the redesigned rear grille.

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Excellent pictures, thank you! Did you have a chance to get the VIN? I'm curious about the engine code on these units.

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Great pictures Peter. That actually looks pretty nice. With the piece in between the tank and the front cap, the tank doesn't stand out as much as the demo unit they had back in February or May. No rear window compared to the other 2 demo units however, but I think it looks better without it, and Calgary probably wanted it this way similar to their other buses.

Here are the other 2 CNG ones in the LFS thread for comparison:

February http://www.cptdb.ca/...ndpost&p=591372

May http://www.cptdb.ca/...ndpost&p=599674

Is this Nova's first actual production CNG LFS? Because with only 2 demos floating around, there might be a lot of problems to slowly work themselves out on this bus since it is a brand new product for Nova.

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I find it looking interesting how the windows are not openable, reflective of the Air Conditioning. I was expecting it to have the new 2013 headlight design (like Red Deer's LFS's) though. That design looks more attractive in my opinion.

What is the exact day that the June signup starts?

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Great pictures Peter. That actually looks pretty nice. With the piece in between the tank and the front cap, the tank doesn't stand out as much as the demo unit they had back in February or May. No rear window compared to the other 2 demo units however, but I think it looks better without it, and Calgary probably wanted it this way similar to their other buses.

Here are the other 2 CNG ones in the LFS thread for comparison:

February http://www.cptdb.ca/...ndpost&p=591372

May http://www.cptdb.ca/...ndpost&p=599674

Is this their Nova's first actual production CNG LFS? Because with only 2 demos floating around, there might be a lot of problems to slowly work themselves out on this bus since it is a brand new product for Nova.

I wouldn't call the bus spotted in February a demo.

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I find it looking interesting how the windows are not openable, reflective of the Air Conditioning. I was expecting it to have the new 2013 headlight design (like Red Deer's LFS's) though. That design looks more attractive in my opinion.

What is the exact day that the June signup starts?

June 24

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What is the exact day that the June signup starts?

Usually on the second Monday of the week?

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Usually on the second Monday of the week?

Generally, there's only one Monday per week :)

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Is this their Nova's first actual production CNG LFS?

Yes, the only other known units are the prototype and the demo you mentioned.

I was expecting it to have the new 2013 headlight design (like Red Deer's LFS's) though. That design looks more attractive in my opinion.

The dual headlights are actually available since 2006, the design is nothing new. I'm guessing that CT simply requested specs similar to those of their diesel units.

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Usually on the second Monday of the week?

Negative. In fact, this signup, it is the 4th monday in june.

June 24.

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Stopped by SG this afternoon. 8201 has been renumbered 8203.

EDIT:

Here is a photo of 8203.

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Very nice looking bus! So 8204 to follow? Too bad CT never purchased these buses like ETS purchased there's........ what a waste....

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Very nice looking bus! So 8204 to follow?

Yes, 8204 should be here any time now. But I bet it will arrive as 8202.....!

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8202 has arrived! No numbers inside though. 8202 on rear.

Yep took a look at it, also 8203 is now on the east wall.

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Both were in diesel this morning, 8204 is still numbered 8202 and was on a hoist.

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These buses have Horizon front destination signs compared to the Titans on the Xcelsior demos. Some sort of fan on the bus revs up really fast and loud when the bus is first started. As well, they have an "automatic temp" button on the operator dash, which means, hopefully, the operator doesn't have to constantly be turning the heat or A/C on and off.

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