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GALO's oldest bus 9-707 on school tripper route 640 yest PM rush

I must admit that I regularly see first gens out every PM rush weekdays without fail. With patience, one can easily find them on certain school trippers or even better out of Métro Longueuil. I cannot go out of my way to take out my cell phone behind the wheel to take notes or anything of the sort. It appears that my colleague and I tend to report sightings of vehicles when we drive it. Happy hunting folks! Get them while they last... every hybrid order reduces the number of old buses on the road.

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On 10 August I drove P9-927 on the 77, soon to be a very rare sighting since next week it is going accessible. Only 2012+ models should be allocated to the route. On Tuesday I drove 2-0012 on the 87

I'd like to assure everyone that first gens are very much still alive here at RTL despite the lack of posting. Even though I do not have the dubious luxury of driving them everyday, I do see them very

Initially I was assigned 9-913 this afternoon however due to unforeseen circumstances, I managed to get C9-926 instead.

Goodbye and good riddance to tapped out Allison B400R transmissions. Every time I drove this in 9-500 and 9-600 series, my passengers thought that I was driving jerky on purpose. These trannies were clapped out and I am not sorry that they are gone. They must have been a joy to drive when new, for sure they gave good torque.

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Hey guys!

Drove 2-0015 finally in revenue service (I had previously driven it on a charter) on route 28 as part as an off day exchange. This was the last 2000 bus that I needed to complete the series. I believe that the last first gen that I have yet to drive in the fleet and that is still active is 9-913.

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Hey guys!

I had the displeasure of driving C2-0004 on the 80 and 570 (destination sign Chambly Academy but the institution has been renamed to St. Lambert International High School - the hybrids have been reprogrammed as such). I say displeasure because Boucherville didnt salt the roads like everyone else and as a result I was sliding this way and that. I expect the ruffled feathers of Boucherville to send dozens of complaints my way.

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I rode on P9-923 today on Route 55 in the PM rush and I spotted the following buses all at or around Terminus Longueuil

-P9-924 leaving Longueuil on Route 9

-2-0014 dropping off its passengers on route 128

-C2-0007 beginning the route 80

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Yesterday drove C2-0006 in pm rush on routes 98 and 84

Today drove P9-920 in pm rush, same crew as above. 9-920 is the better bus.

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9-913 has been recently transferred to GASH. I saw it there on Tuesday leaving Garage 1 for PM rush and again this morning on the 33.

On Monday in PM rush I drove C9-922

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