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RTL 1st Generation Novabus LFS Watch

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Since there's not many left, it's time to start the countdown to the last 1st gen LFS. They're buses in the 96, 97, 98, 99 and 2000 series.

This is what's left active:
- 9617, 24
- 9707, 08
- 9802,12, 14, 17, 18
- 9905, 07, 12, 13, 15, 19 to 29
- 20001 to 20015 (All active)

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Thanks for the update. :)

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Would it be possible to use a 1st gen bus for a possible charter so people like myself who don't get the chance to ride it?

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It is possible that I could set something up for a Friday night in December (Christmas Lights) but this is still a long ways away. I will write this news in the 2015 YUL Bus Charters activities thread. For the moment, let's stick to sightings of these vehicles please! I can for instance say that I saw 9-710 on the 83 and 9-814 was also active, both sightings yesterday during the afternoon rush!

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Yesterday PM rush

9-912 on 59

P9-928 on 46

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Today's sightings

9617 on the 44

9624 on the 34

9814 deadhead to GALO

9907 driven by Tristan at Panama

9913 on the 30

20013 on the 46

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-One thing is for sure, there is no shortage of first gen sightings during rush hours, but you have to go to the usual spots to get the action, like Métro Longueuil, Panama, or TCV.

Wednesday PM rush

9-802 on the 6

9-925 on the 55

2-0008 on the 86/31 interline

Thursday PM rush

9-912 on the 123

9-920 on the 77

9-923 on the 9

9-925 on the 28

Friday AM rush

9-711 on the 78

9-905 on the 73

9-907 on the 75

9-923 on the 14

9-925 on the 13

Obviously I cannot get every sighting as there is a strict no cell phone behind the wheel policy. So taking sightings down isn't like when I was riding the STM in my younger years. Also because I live and breathe buses 5 days a week, I cannot promise that my interest will still be in posting sightings at every moment.

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Two more 1st gens bite the dust, 9-709 and 9-710 parked with the retired buses in back of GALO

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Drove P9-920 in PM rush today. 9-926 on the 77 just after 2 pm

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PM rush

9-910 on the 55

I drove 2-0013 on the 86/31 interline, very good bus

As an aside, yesterday I was slated to get 9-902 but it was not available so I got 20509 instead.

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I saw 9-812 in one of the active rows to my surprise yesterday! I'll put it back as active for now.

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Yesterday PM

9707 on the 100

9905 on the 81

9910 (my bus)

9915 on the 44

9916 on the 59

9926 on the 31

Today PM

9907 (my bus)

9912 deadheading to Galo

9915 on the 5

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Thursday I drove C9-802 for the first time! Good vehicle...

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Yesterday PM rush, drove C2-0001

Today PM rush, drove 9-910

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PM

9812 on the 28

9818 on the 88

9902 on the 8

9919 on the 417

9928 (my bus)

Should be noted that 9809 and 9814 have been parked out back of galo with the retired buses for over a week now.

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AM rush

Both of the remaining 9-600s in service

Yesterday PM rush

Drove 9-711, another decent vehicle

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Thursday PM

9707 on the 28

9818 on the 88

9907 on the 81

9910 on the 417

9913 on the 8

9928 on the 78

20009 (my bus)

Friday PM

9907 unknown route going to the metro

9916 on the 417

9919 on the 28

9927 on the 33

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Yesterday PM

9707 on the 28

9711 on the 417

9802 on the 410

9908 on the 88

9910 on the 28

9919 on the 8

9920 on the 99

9927 on the 78

20007 on the 83

Today PM

9902 on the 8

9929 (my bus)

20001 on the 410

On another note, 9809 is retired.

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Yesterday PM rush drove 9-920

Today AM rush drove 9-929

Also there doesn't appear to be any problem to find the oldest buses in the RTL fleet. I see 9-624 pretty much every day... usually on one of the branches of Gaétan-Boucher like the 142.

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AM rush

9-624 on 674 school special

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Yesterday PM rush, Tristan had P9-818

Today AM rush, I had C9-907, great bus!!

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Yesterday PM rush I drove C2-0003

Today AM rush, 9-624 still alive on the 142!

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Hey guys! This AM rush 9-624 on the 42 and 9-915 on the 49. GASH has had 9-915 for more than a couple of weeks right now. In my experience, it is pretty rare to see 97/98/99/2000 buses at GASH.

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