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3 hours ago, Ed T. said:

Is this in a spreadsheet format?

If it's a spreadsheet, you can do things like sort on date of retirement, which would also be interesting.

I might do that one day, but not right now as I sit outside a library (distancing in my closed car) using the wifi that is still running.

I didn't do it in a spreadsheet format, no.

In hindsight that would've been a really good idea, but I just did it in notepad, for ease of mass distributing the data.

The fact that you can also do that with a spreadsheet didn't occur to me...!

 

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On 4/13/2020 at 2:53 PM, PCC Guy said:

I didn't do it in a spreadsheet format, no.

In hindsight that would've been a really good idea, but I just did it in notepad, for ease of mass distributing the data.

The fact that you can also do that with a spreadsheet didn't occur to me...!

It should be able to be put into a spreadsheet with relatively little effort. One column would have car number, one retirement date, and then a notes column. Having a metadata column for more details (Swiss or Canadian CLRV, ALRV) would be gilding the lily. You'd probably have to do a search and delete for a lot of the text, "removed for scrap" mostly. As long as you can convince Excel that the number is one column and the date is another column you should be fine--and that's the hard work right there.

Like I said, I'd do it when I get a chance, but not in a parking lot with a laptop in my lap....

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On 4/13/2020 at 2:53 PM, PCC Guy said:

I didn't do it in a spreadsheet format, no.

In hindsight that would've been a really good idea, but I just did it in notepad, for ease of mass distributing the data.

The fact that you can also do that with a spreadsheet didn't occur to me...!

 

Is it consistently formatted like one line of text per record, i.e each streetcar in this example, with tabs or commas separating each piece of data on each line (oh dear god I’m showing my age talking about tab delimited text records...)?  Something like that would be very easily spreadsheet importable.  Even if it’s loose text it wouldn’t be too hard with only 248 entries to set up a fleet number column automatically and prune out the missing entries for the prototypes that were never built and then copy and paste the rest of it in instead of doing a lot of shell script grep and cat manipulations or something like that to chew through it and spit out a ready for import file which would be less work than doing it by hand if it was a horribly long list.

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On 4/22/2020 at 9:54 PM, Tom1122 said:

Aside from the historic cars, how many CLRVs remain at Russel that are not stripped?

As of 11:30 am today there are 12 CLRVs on the dead tracks. Don't know how many are inside the Barns as the doors were closed.

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3 hours ago, Tom1122 said:

Are the cars with an "X" stripped? If not, I wonder if the X means not to remove parts as the car is being preserved.

They didn’t look stripped to me. The tape was over the entire front doors so one would have to remove the tape before entering the streetcar from the front. Maybe it’s to indicate not to strip any interior parts? 

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Stop by the yard tonight and nothing has change since the last time I was there. Can't recall if the first car on track 22 had its pole up or down the last time, but down tonight.

Bay 2 had 4089, 4001, the 2 PCC's and 4207 was a few bays over.

About 8 LRV's in the yard as well.

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On April 29, 2020 at 5:32 PM, Matthew TTC 4120 said:

It seems like they have tapped all the front doors. Its probably to prevent people going in to the yard to strip parts of the CLRV.

Some tape isn't going to stop anyone that's truly bound and determined though.  Anyhow, not that I expect the shop crew to be raiding parts since there's no active fleet being maintained anymore, but are they flagged or signed "DO NOT PART" or something similar just in case?

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Looking at the photo of all cars on track 20, all the cars doors are X tape that is easy to remove and replace to get inside of a car. Too dark and hard to see the cars on the other 2 tracks. Can't see any signs on the door, but could be since it was dark and hard to see from the street.

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9 minutes ago, CLRV4002 said:

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I recently came across this picture but it had a dead link on google images. Does anyone know where/when this is and what event this is even for? 

Looks like a similar set of pictures I saw last week at an event in Windsor many years ago. I frget what someone suggested the event was. 

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9 hours ago, Jeffrey said:

Looks like a similar set of pictures I saw last week at an event in Windsor many years ago. I frget what someone suggested the event was. 

Based on what’s in the background and the street lights, It looks like it’s on Riverside Dr somewhere near Church St in Windsor in the early 80s, considering the car seen in the background and the fact that the CLRV still has its coupler. 

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6 hours ago, CLRV4002 said:

Based on what’s in the background and the street lights, It looks like it’s on Riverside Dr somewhere near Church St in Windsor in the early 80s, considering the car seen in the background and the fact that the CLRV still has its coupler. 

The event took place as part of Ontario Transit Vehicle showcase event in 1980. The CLRV in the pic is 4098.

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On 5/3/2020 at 7:25 AM, CLRV4002 said:

Based on what’s in the background and the street lights, It looks like it’s on Riverside Dr somewhere near Church St in Windsor in the early 80s, considering the car seen in the background and the fact that the CLRV still has its coupler. 

Pretty much.  If anybody in Windsor wants to take a walk along Riverside Drive and landmark it exactly, it's doable because both the CNCP telecom tower and the CKLW CBC tower in the background on the left are still there.

Edit:  Try out this link for a Google Street View of the approximate location.  You can see from the perspective it's about the right location with the CNCP tower in the background but the tall apartment building blocks the view of what's left of the CBC tower.  The irony?  Even today, standing in the same place on Riverside Drive, you can turn your head and see some of UTDC's fine (cough, cough) products grinding around in circles if you look north to Detroit.

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On May 7, 2020 at 11:51 PM, Tom1122 said:

Unlike HCRR, IRM members are still able to access the museum and have run CLRV 4034 back and forth on its current piece of TTC track.

Now hold on just a second here.  There are who knows how many HCRR people who are experiencing streetcar withdrawal symptoms right now and you're rubbing it in that the IRM guys can still play with a CLRV?  Isn't that a little bit mean?  You know this means they're going to have to get 4000 out the first Saturday that Halton's open and run it up and down the line until 10:00 PM to make up for it, right?  The least you can do is kick in $100.  I hope you've got your chequebook handy.

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