Jump to content

Recommended Posts

http://www.angelfire.com/ca/TORONTO/builders/orion1.html

I'm hoping we can create a database of complete serial numbers for the 1982-84 Orion I deliveries.

These serial numbers have the line sequence number representing characters 12-14 in the VIN number, which started at serial no. 457 (C5356457 goes to Markham Transit #2016, delivered 5/1982) and ended at serial no. 999 (E5563999 goes to Whitehorse Transit #14, delivered 7/1984). The first U.S.-built Orion I carried the serial number C6001449 (goes to Pacific Transit System #D10, delivered 7/1982). However, the 1982 Orion Is delivered to Toronto Transit Commission (8730-8739) may not have had the line sequencing in their serial numbers.

You can see, when you read the info in the link above, that it gets rather messy when you read the serial numbers for the Grey Goose Bus Lines deliveries... even the line sequencing in these serial numbers is out of order in places. Confirmed serial numbers are listed for units 125 (D5493730) and 160 (D6702732, possibly one of the few U.S.-built Orion Is to go to Canada) among these deliveries, both delivered to said agency in September/October 1983.

For example, let's figure out if these University of Virginia bus serial numbers are correct:

5139 - D6659661

5239 - D6669674

5337 - D6670675

~Ben

Edited by Benjamin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 7/10/2014 at 3:49 PM, Benjamin said:

http://www.angelfire.com/ca/TORONTO/builders/orion1.html

I'm hoping we can create a database of complete serial numbers for the 1982-84 Orion I deliveries.

These serial numbers have the line sequence number representing characters 12-14 in the VIN number, which started at serial no. 457 (C5356457 goes to Markham Transit #2016, delivered 5/1982) and ended at serial no. 999 (E5563999 goes to Whitehorse Transit #14, delivered 7/1984). The first U.S.-built Orion I carried the serial number C6001449 (goes to Pacific Transit System #D10, delivered 7/1982). However, the 1982 Orion Is delivered to Toronto Transit Commission (8730-8739) may not have had the line sequencing in their serial numbers.

You can see, when you read the info in the link above, that it gets rather messy when you read the serial numbers for the Grey Goose Bus Lines deliveries... even the line sequencing in these serial numbers is out of order in places. Confirmed serial numbers are listed for units 125 (D5493730) and 160 (D6702732, possibly one of the few U.S.-built Orion Is to go to Canada) among these deliveries, both delivered to said agency in September/October 1983.

For example, let's figure out if these University of Virginia bus serial numbers are correct:

5139 - D6659661

5239 - D6669674

5337 - D6670675

~Ben

Enjoy :)

1160019193_PacificTransitD10OrionIBuildPlate(Reese1-9-20).thumb.jpg.fa8b0fc7ce536d861993245e43bf9a71.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...