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3 hours ago, TechSpotlight said:

Willco 1203 is now retired and is listed on Kijiji for $3,200, with 303,056 km clocked on it.  Photos are listed below for when this listing goes down.

This unit wasn't retired too long ago as I saw this bus in service for Willco in January 2019.

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-heavy-trucks/calgary/great-shape-1998-international-3800-t444e-bus/1434628964?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

 

That's unfortunate. I remember riding it several years ago. Drove very smooth for its age. 

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On 5/25/2019 at 12:27 AM, School Bus 101 said:

That's unfortunate. I remember riding it several years ago. Drove very smooth for its age. 

I remember driving that bus when it was still at ITC.  That one and 1204 were very nice buses to drive.  Right now, I forget off hand what their fleet numbers were at ITC.

Here are a couple of photos of 604 that I captured back on June 6, 2019:
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Willco 1405 (a 2006 IC CE200 with 239,000 clicks) is now listed for sale on Kijiji.  Looking at the images listed, this bus used to be at Celebration Church in Edmonton Alberta (and has been there since September 2016.)  The streetview images also show another CE, 1518 at that same church.

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-other/edmonton/7000-72-passenger-bus-for-sale/1457989467?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

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10 minutes ago, TechSpotlight said:

Willco 1405 (a 2006 IC CE200 with 239,000 clicks) is now listed for sale on Kijiji.  Looking at the images listed, this bus used to be at Celebration Church in Edmonton Alberta (and has been there since September 2016.)  The streetview images also show another CE, 1518 at that same church.

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-other/edmonton/7000-72-passenger-bus-for-sale/1457989467?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

 

Wonder if its sister unit 1406 is still around here. I remember riding that one way back when. 

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21 minutes ago, School Bus 101 said:

Wonder if its sister unit 1406 is still around here. I remember riding that one way back when. 

I haven't seen 1406 around in around 3 or so years, and I suspect it was retired around the same time 1405 was.  The only ICs I have been seeing around as of late are the newer 400 series.

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Willco 1716 is now retired.  Spotted it at their Springbank property with parts such as the windows, headlights, stop arm and warning light visors removed.  It was parked right behind a BlueBird C60 that seems to be used to store parts.  Havent seen 1716 active since the end of the 2017-18 school year.

There were also tons of stored buses.  Willco 1529 was sitting toward the front of the yard with its Willco decals removed, but fleet numbers were still intact.  There were also around 2 or more BlueBird Coventionals sitting in one  corner of the yard, covered in snow.  One I could Identify as 1531 (BB 3800).  One other one was a BB 3800, but I could not identify fleet numbers.  Did happen to see a couple other GMC and 3800 BlueBirds with their decals intact, it's nice to see those still in service.

Also spotted Willco 428, a Gasoline powered BlueBird Vision.

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Willco #s 515 and 1505 are now listed for sale, both 1998 CV200s according to the ad.  515 is a propane powered unit, with 217,762km.  1505 is a gasoline powered unit, with 419,454km.  Photos are provided for when the listing goes down.

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On 7/24/2020 at 11:58 AM, TechSpotlight said:

Willco #s 704 and 1526 are now retired, and are currently being sold at an facility along 52nd St, north of Peigan Trail in SE Calgary.

704 is now listed on Kijiji. It's a 36 passenger unit manufactured in July 2000. Photos for when the listing goes down.

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-heavy-trucks/calgary/super-clean-school-buses/1513299046

 

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2 hours ago, School Bus 101 said:

704 is now listed on Kijiji. It's a 36 passenger unit manufactured in July 2000. Photos for when the listing goes down.

Yep!  1526 was listed at that place at one point in time.  Sadly, it now seems like they have sold off #1536.  Sucks to see, as it and its sister 1535 were really nice buses to ride on.  Both are 2004 model buses built in June of 03 if memory serves.

1536 was last seen by me at the Springbank yard a couple of months ago.

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https://www.kijiji.ca/v-other-heavy-equipment/lethbridge/2002-gmc-bluebird/1536001789?undefined

Ex-Willco 1529 for sale!  Last time I saw this was in early-February at their Springbank yard with the Willco letters removed off the sides.  By the time I visited in the early spring, the bus was gone.  CVIP seems to have been expired on July 2019 from the looks of it too.

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