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10 hours ago, Wayside Observer said:

More like a very simplistic overview.

Does anyone else think that show comes across like it was aimed at high school kids with the host's antics and narration?

High school kids? More like 3rd graders. 

Electronics and vehicle nerds in high school were all watching AP Physics C tutorials and Electroboom. 

University students would want AvE
 

Now a days, just give me the manual and I'll make do. 

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1 hour ago, Streety McCarface said:

Now a days, just give me the manual and I'll make do. 

Same here. The service manuals plus any followup bulletins and I’m happy.

I don’t need any hyper TV hosts and I don’t need any fish stories from GEEZERS (Oh yeah, it was nothing to get PCC cars to go 33% above design speed. On quiet nights on The Queensway, PCC cars were occasionally known to break the sound barrier and go supersonic.  Oh yeah.  It is because I say it is.  Ha!) but the manuals, a cup of coffee, some good music and my tools and I’m good to go.

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On 10/29/2020 at 8:33 PM, Tom1122 said:

I heard awhile ago the body of a CLRV (4050 IIRC) was being used as a restaurant in Philadelphia. Can anyone confirm this?

I can confirm that I have a chicken on the rotisserie in the barbecue right now, but it isn't in Philadelphia, no CLRV is involved, and my place isn't a restaurant.

On 10/29/2020 at 8:38 PM, Matthew TTC 4120 said:

I thought that it was confirmed to be lie?

It was.  The user account came and went pretty quickly an vanished not long after the whole CLRV restaurant in Philadelphia post took place.  I think the posts about that itself are gone too but I don't have the time to go back and look because I need to check on that chicken.

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14 hours ago, Wayside Observer said:

I can confirm that I have a chicken on the rotisserie in the barbecue right now, but it isn't in Philadelphia, no CLRV is involved, and my place isn't a restaurant.

Who knows what number would be in Philadelphia - if any. I'm not sure they can count that high. Not quickly at least ... :)

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On 1/16/2021 at 9:44 PM, MK78 said:

Nice that it's still moving under its own power after sitting this long.

For sure.  As much as running equipment long and hard causes it to wear out, sitting unused is equally unkind.  I guess you guys have all heard the horror stories about PCC cars that've sat for too long acting up and running totally lopsided after sitting unused for too long, right?  So, I'm glad that 4001 was still in working order and that the trip to Hillcrest caused it to be taken out on the road and run for a bit.  Does anyone know what the reason for bringing it to Hillcrest from Russell was?

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59 minutes ago, Wayside Observer said:

For sure.  As much as running equipment long and hard causes it to wear out, sitting unused is equally unkind.  I guess you guys have all heard the horror stories about PCC cars that've sat for too long acting up and running totally lopsided after sitting unused for too long, right?  So, I'm glad that 4001 was still in working order and that the trip to Hillcrest caused it to be taken out on the road and run for a bit.  Does anyone know what the reason for bringing it to Hillcrest from Russell was?

Weren't they going to renovate or demolish Russell?

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1 hour ago, Orion VI said:

Weren't they going to renovate or demolish Russell?

They're definitely not going to "demolish" Russell; however, there were plans to reconstruct the yard tracks (similar to what was done at Roncesvalles back in 2018-19). This was the quoted reason for why all the retired CLRV cars were needed to be removed from the property, although construction did not start after the deadline.

I have no idea if this is why the heritage cars were relocated to Hillcrest, however.

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30 minutes ago, Articulated said:

They're definitely not going to "demolish" Russell; however, there were plans to reconstruct the yard tracks (similar to what was done at Roncesvalles back in 2018-19). This was the quoted reason for why all the retired CLRV cars were needed to be removed from the property, although construction did not start after the deadline.

I have no idea if this is why the heritage cars were relocated to Hillcrest, however.

Were all of them moved to Hillcrest?

I do remember hearing that the inside of at least part of the carhouse building was going to be renovated as well to make working on more parts of the low floor cars possible, i.e. better access to the rooftop equipment than what they have there now, but I don't know if that was a plan that was being debated or a committed project.

The fact that the CLRVs are now heritage cars.  Ouch.  I almost got kicked off a PCC charter once during a photo stop at Neville Park because these guys from Michigan who hadn't seen me on board from the start of the trip when we left Connaught Ave. thought I was too young to be on it.  I ended up explaining that no, I wasn't too young to remember PCC cars and heck, I remembered 4500 from before it was rebuilt, before it was a historic car, back when it was just another regular beat up rusty regular service car.  That prompted a really interesting discussion about how it's all relative because these two guys were originally from Detroit and they remembered when they were young when the streetcar system was abandoned and the PCCs were sold on to Mexico City so to their minds, only people around their age would remember them.

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Units #4001, and #4089 were last tracking on TRANSSEE at Hillcrest in January and February respectively.

To my knowledge these are the heritage units. Have they been upgraded with VISION? Or is it the remnants of the TETRA/TRUMP trackers?

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3 months ago, I received a photo of the Peter Witt at Harvey shops from a friend. However, that wasn't what caught my eye. 

On the right corner features a paint-stripped CLRV. Either this is 4089 ungergoing some sort of restoration, or we'll soon be seeing the other 2 running around in a yellow livery like their PPC Rail-grinder predecessors several year's ago.

But I'm not one who can confirm everything and anything. I'm only sharing what I see/think. Have a great April Fools :D

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4 minutes ago, MRD10 said:

3 months ago, I received a photo of the Peter Witt at Harvey shops from a friend. However, that wasn't what caught my eye. 

On the right corner features a paint-stripped CLRV. Either this is 4089 ungergoing some sort of restoration, or we'll soon be seeing the other 2 running around in a yellow livery like their PPC Rail-grinder predecessors several year's ago.

But I'm not one who can confirm everything and anything. I'm only sharing what I see/think. Have a great April Fools :D

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4089 isn’t paint stripped, it’s actually still wearing a wrap for a tea brand it’s had since it went out of service.

My sources say that the unit has been barely touched since the unit arrived at Hillcrest sometime in late 2019.

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4 hours ago, TTC4120fan said:

4089 isn’t paint stripped, it’s actually still wearing a wrap for a tea brand it’s had since it went out of service.

My sources say that the unit has been barely touched since the unit arrived at Hillcrest sometime in late 2019.

I can confirm that 4089 is wearing a wrap since that was I used to visit Harvey shops last year

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