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I've seen this bus driving around town lately. Any ideas on whose it is?

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And here's another one that's been sitting around for awhile. Went to the website one the bus and it doesn't mention this bus.

 

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XD40 and Midi are both Fort McMurrays. NFI for some reason, always moves them around the city. They had an XD40 shell going down Regent onto Lagimodiere once, a few years ago. Wish I was around there to photograph them! Just too busy these days...

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I just saw a 60' Excelsior operating northbound on Pembina highway. It was white with blue decals representing ocean waves along the bottom. Lettering indicated it was hydrogen powered. It was pulling into the stop at Plaza Drive northbound about14:50.

Anyone else seen it?

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What happened to my pictures from my first post?? I'm not seeing them.

The hydrogen bus is running around the city doing testing and PR stuff for some conferences that are happening around town.

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3 hours ago, WpgBusDriver said:

What happened to my pictures from my first post?? I'm not seeing them.

 

The hydrogen bus is running around the city doing testing and PR stuff for some conferences that are happening around town.

Yeah I can't see them anywhere

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It doesn't look like much of a demo bus now! No inside, drivers seat covered in moss, windows missing, etc. Have another pic of the inside but can't upload it,,,, says I'm over my limit

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It was the sample bus Den Outsten brought over from Europe to use as a model for the D40LF. Last I saw it it was sitting in the weeds outside the main New Flyer plant in Transcona.

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That's a prototype bus from Den Oudsten called X98. It used a modular structure and composite materials. It was to also use a conventional diesel drivetrain. It was built in the late 1990s and was being developed until Den Oudsten shut down.

My guess is it was transferred to NFI for their own R&D.

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18 hours ago, WpgBusDriver said:

It doesn't look like much of a demo bus now! No inside, drivers seat covered in moss, windows missing, etc. Have another pic of the inside but can't upload it,,,, says I'm over my limit

I guess it doesn't have a engine?

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On 26/10/2016 at 11:15 PM, WpgBusDriver said:

Another mystery bus, Any ideas?

 

 

 

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Looks like they used it to create the LFR as well. The front end is very similar.

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Another mystery bus, I have seen this one at Winnipeg Transit a couple of times.  (I'm still fairly new around here so maybe this one has been discussed in detail before.)

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35 minutes ago, horseman said:

Another mystery bus, I have seen this one at Winnipeg Transit a couple of times.  (I'm still fairly new around here so maybe this one has been discussed in detail before.)

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New Flyer test platform.  I've seen it in BG on occasion.

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1 hour ago, horseman said:

Another mystery bus, I have seen this one at Winnipeg Transit a couple of times.  (I'm still fairly new around here so maybe this one has been discussed in detail before.)

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That is an Xcelsior demo.

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Spotted a Orange County (California) bus today

Even has Disney ads (Pirates and Cars 3) adds along the side.

Has a Manitoba Dealer License Plate on the back

 

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Umm that's a New Flyer product.  Who has an assembly plant in Winnipeg?  Oh right... New Flyer.  New vehicles get road tested....

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Found this unit in a lot in Winnipeg this past weekend.

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Photographed in a fenced lot at the corner of Dufferin and Stella.  It's an RTS fleet number 1858 and the destination sign reads "151 Union Station".  It's hard to be sure from the photograph but it looks to be a 35 foot unit.  If it wasn't obviously American being an RTS, the red, white and blue livery also seems very American.

Does anyone know where it came from?

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1 hour ago, DavidW said:

Found this unit in a lot in Winnipeg this past weekend.

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Photographed in a fenced lot at the corner of Dufferin and Stella.  It's an RTS fleet number 1858 and the destination sign reads "151 Union Station".  It's hard to be sure from the photograph but in looks to be a 35 foot unit.  If it wasn't obviously American being an RTS, the red, white and blue livery also seems very American.

Does anyone know where it came from?

Chicago

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3 minutes ago, M. Parsons said:

The livery is CTA, but, the bus isn't. The CTA didn't roster any 35' RTS's and no RT'S's had that fleet number. I suspect any RTS's probably had electronic signs too. Presumably a movie bus. 

Is there a possibility that it is the old Strathcona RTS?

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