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Grey Goose Bus Lines 1983 Orion I Serial Numbers

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Does anyone remember what the exact serial/VIN numbers are for Grey Goose Bus Lines' 1983 Orion I suburban buses numbered 101 to 197 (later Gray Line East 4101 to 4197)?

Only three are known:

D5493730 (number 125/4125)

D6702732 (number 160/4160)

D5498741 (number 165/4165)

Number 160/4160 is also one of a handful of Canadian-bound Orion I's to be built in New York instead of Ontario.

From 1982 to 1984, it should be known that Orion I serial numbers had the first three of the six digits in the serial number following the model year code (C=1982, D=1983, E=1984) represent the production line sequence. It began when they built Markham Transit 2016, serial number C5356457, which left the Mississauga plant as the 356th unit finished in May 1982, and ended with Whitehorse Transit 14, a model 01.506 bearing serial number E5563999, which left Mississauga as the 563rd unit finished in July 1984.

For serial no. D5493730 it was the 493rd bus to leave the Mississauga plant whereas for serial no. D6702732 it was the 102nd bus to leave the Oriskany plant between (for some odd reason the first number in the plant sequence code jumped from 0 to 6 in early 1983).

~Ben

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On 8/18/2014 at 7:18 PM, Benjamin said:

Does anyone remember what the exact serial/VIN numbers are for Grey Goose Bus Lines' 1983 Orion I suburban buses numbered 101 to 197 (later Gray Line East 4101 to 4197)?

Only three are known:

D5493730 (number 125/4125)

D6702732 (number 160/4160)

D5498741 (number 165/4165)

Number 160/4160 is also one of a handful of Canadian-bound Orion I's to be built in New York instead of Ontario.

From 1982 to 1984, it should be known that Orion I serial numbers had the first three of the six digits in the serial number following the model year code (C=1982, D=1983, E=1984) represent the production line sequence. It began when they built Markham Transit 2016, serial number C5356457, which left the Mississauga plant as the 356th unit finished in May 1982, and ended with Whitehorse Transit 14, a model 01.506 bearing serial number E5563999, which left Mississauga as the 563rd unit finished in July 1984.

For serial no. D5493730 it was the 493rd bus to leave the Mississauga plant whereas for serial no. D6702732 it was the 102nd bus to leave the Oriskany plant between (for some odd reason the first number in the plant sequence code jumped from 0 to 6 in early 1983).

~Ben

I just got records on a few of them today. However I am having a hard time getting more full VINs since I don't know which plant code & bus number code is correct for each VIN after a bit. I'm getting 0 records on many calculated vins. https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Orion_Bus_Industries_I_'D_VINs'#D____728

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