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New Flyer D60LF Retirement / Storage watch


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On ‎2017‎-‎05‎-‎05 at 0:35 AM, ThomasW97 said:

8071 pulled into RTC shortly after 18:00pm

I thought Translink was suppose to improve services by adding more buses? It looks as if instead they are retiring for each new coach that makes it debut in service?

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10 hours ago, dover5949 said:

I thought Translink was suppose to improve services by adding more buses? It looks as if instead they are retiring for each new coach that makes it debut in service?

Ehhhh sorta. I dont think weve had as many retirements XN40 to D40LF as compared to XDE60 to D60LF's

 

Edit: ill also chime in the fact that these D60LFs have had quite a tough life, 98 B-Line & Burnaby Mountain after so many years, they just arent holding out the same as the D40LFs are.

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6 hours ago, dover5949 said:

I thought Translink was suppose to improve services by adding more buses? It looks as if instead they are retiring for each new coach that makes it debut in service?

 

2 hours ago, Marlow1331 said:

Ehhhh sorta. I dont think weve had as many retirements XN40 to D40LF as compared to XDE60 to D60LF's

I agree with Marlow.  If it wasn't for the service improvements needed and coming, the XN40s would have retired many more D40LFs than they did.  Also, the service added in April is just a small part of what will be added.  From what I've heard, September will see some big changes and additions.  And on that note, we could see some of the new bus loop at metrotown in action for the start of the September sheet.

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On 5/6/2017 at 7:56 AM, Marlow1331 said:

Edit: ill also chime in the fact that these D60LFs have had quite a tough life, 98 B-Line & Burnaby Mountain after so many years, they just arent holding out the same as the D40LFs are.

I would imagine retirement worthy artics are more maintenance intensive as well given the joint. If you have a 40' with cosmetic problems that's one thing, but an artic with a failing joint that needs heavy rebuilding or new bellows if you were to keep pushing it another year, well...

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I do imagine all the retired D60LFs will mean they'll be able to Frankenstein together some buses by using the good parts from several buses, assuming the amount of work isn't too high for the amount of life they'd get from the part pulling.

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10 hours ago, Stormscape said:

I do imagine all the retired D60LFs will mean they'll be able to Frankenstein together some buses by using the good parts from several buses, assuming the amount of work isn't too high for the amount of life they'd get from the part pulling.

I'd imagine, though, that apart from the artic joint, most of those parts can also be used as spares for D40LFs - and the frames of the D40LFs are in better shape because they haven't been run as hard as the D60LFs.

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On 6/2/2017 at 1:20 AM, Express691 said:

Placing bets right now that 8088 is at HTC. Never came across it at RTC and its already been 6 weeks.

Update: it wasnt at HTC last night. So either PCT or Crane warehouse.

8088 has records on Tcomm as of the 15th.

8053 and 8004 have gone missing from the HTC dead tracks.

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For reference, the buses that were retired by year:

2015 (20):
8001 8002 8004 8005 8007 8009 8019 8025 8027 8029 8035 8053 8056 8058 8078 8086 8090 8092 8097 8101

2016 (20):
8003 8011 8016 8017 8022 8024 8033 8034 8037 8039 8040 8042 8044 8059 8067 8070 8075 8079 8094 8095 

Retired early (3):
8049 8054 8055

43 retired, 57 still active (5 more than projected 52)

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43 minutes ago, Express691 said:

For reference, the buses that were retired by year:

 

2015 (20):

8001 8002 8004 8005 8007 8009 8019 8025 8027 8029 8035 8053 8056 8058 8078 8086 8090 8092 8097 8101

 

2016 (21):

8003 8011 8016 8017 8022 8024 8033 8034 8037 8039 8040 8042 8044 8053 8059 8067 8070 8075 8079 8094 8095 

 

Retired early (3):

8049 8054 8055

 

44 retired, 56 still active (4 more than projected 52)

You're missing 8096 :P

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