Benjamin Posted January 5, 2015 Report Share Posted January 5, 2015 (edited) http://www.angelfire.com/ca/TORONTO/builders/orion.html If you gloss over this page (link above), Orion built three types of seating configurations for its two bus lengths (30' and 35'): transit, coach (suburban) and airporter, for a total of six configurations (this would increase to nine in 1984, when the 40' length showed up). The transit and airporter configurations had both front and back doors, but most examples of the coach configuration did not. A few exceptions to the rule did exist: transit-style buses without back doors were built for Beaver Bus Lines of Winnipeg, MB in 1985, 1988 and 1990, and for Transport of Rockland County of Pomona, NY in 1988; while CDTA of Albany, NY purchased some coach-style buses with back doors. The airport versions of the model 01.506 (which replaced the 01.504 in 1982) were built for Shortway Lines (Philadelphia International Airport) and Leaseco (San Francisco International Airport). Both orders used the Detroit Diesel 6V92TA engine and Allison HT747 transmission. Is it true Orion did not assign a specific model number to the airport seating configurations (unlike the transit and coach configurations)? Transit bus models: 01.501 = 30 foot, no air conditioning 01.502 = 30 foot, air conditioning (originally designated USA specs when first brought over here in 1978, a year before the near-identical TMC CityCruiser showed up) 01.504 = 35 foot 01.507 = 35 foot (replaced 01.504 in 1984) 01.508 = 40 foot Suburban bus models (all front-facing seats and no back door): 01.503 = 30 foot 01.505 = 35 foot 01.510 = 35 foot (replaced 01.505) 01.509 = 40 foot Airport bus models: 01.506 = 35 foot ~Ben Edited January 5, 2015 by Benjamin Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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