bus is coming 1965

EX Calgary D40LF

224 posts in this topic

Just out of curiosity...how are they arriving?

Ours in Brandon were flat bedded.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, WpgBusDriver said:

Calgary buses will be numbered 641-665

I gather 641 - 664 (24 units).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/13/2016 at 8:55 PM, BrianD said:

Just out of curiosity...how are they arriving?

Ours in Brandon were flat bedded.

I can't be sure but I've heard Winnipeg Transit goes and gets them when they arrive in the city. I think that implies they're coming on the train from Calgary. (If they were coming by truck the truck would drop them off at FRG, right?) Has anyone heard anything more substantial than a rumour?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, DavidW said:

I can't be sure but I've heard Winnipeg Transit goes and gets them when they arrive in the city. I think that implies they're coming on the train from Calgary. (If they were coming by truck the truck would drop them off at FRG, right?) Has anyone heard anything more substantial than a rumour?

I'd imagine if they used a low boy trailer, yes, they'd drop them at FRG. Could be that they are using a simple flat bed trailer and so they end up getting unloaded where ever there is a ramp. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/9/2016 at 8:47 PM, bus is coming 1965 said:

I guess there keeping the same fleet numbers?

Why didn't you share this flickr image with the rest of us if you saw this image then?  I am sad now!

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/19/2016 at 10:47 PM, bus is coming 1965 said:

I was on Flickr and I seen a picture of one on a flat bed on Saskatoon

Rather a long/indirect way from Calgary to Winnipeg via Saskatoon?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/19/2016 at 10:47 PM, bus is coming 1965 said:

I was on Flickr and I seen a picture of one on a flat bed on Saskatoon

Thank you for posting the image!

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Indeed, not a lo-boy trailer, so chances are the buses are offloaded via a ramp and then Winnipeg Transit collects them from that location.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 19/04/2016 at 10:47 PM, bus is coming 1965 said:

I was on Flickr and I seen a picture of one on a flat bed on Saskatoon

 

4 minutes ago, bus is coming 1965 said:

That pic I posted is when the bus was in saskatoon 

Yes, that is quite clear. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, BrianD said:

Are any of the Calgary units operating in Winnipeg yet?

No idea. Patience friend; I'm sure someone will post about them in this thread when they are spotted on the road.

Sigh, I'm thinking this thread might need a bit of a cleanup...

mcneel%2Bbus%2B5-754861.jpg

5 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Observed three ex-Calgary D40LF's in BG this evening...  Calgary:Winnipeg Nos. 7577:657, 7578:658 and 7586:662.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, DavidW said:

Observed three ex-Calgary D40LF's in BG this evening...  Calgary:Winnipeg Nos. 7577:657, 7578:658 and 7586:662.

Now this is proper reporting, old number, new number and not a sign of foam or flotsam...

3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, mike from edmonton said:

Now this is proper reporting, old number, new number and not a sign of foam or flotsam...

Flotsam? Never heard the term before, wanted to ask.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, armorand said:

Flotsam? Never heard the term before, wanted to ask.

I believe the second definition is appropriate...

flot·sam
[ˈflätsəm]

 

NOUN

  1. the wreckage of a ship or its cargo found floating on or washed up by the sea. Compare with jetsam.
    synonyms: wreckage · cargo · remains · debris · detritus · waste ·
    dross · refuse · scrap · trash · garbage · rubbish · dreck · junk
    • people or things that have been rejected and are regarded as worthless:
      "the room was cleared of boxes and other flotsam"
 

ORIGIN

early 17th cent.: from Anglo-Norman French floteson, from floter ‘to float.’
 

RELATED FORMS

flotsam (noun)
 
Powered by Oxford Dictionaries · © Oxford University Press · Translation by Bing Translator

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A friend reports that #7553 is on it's way to Winnipeg. It was spotted in Medicine Hat earlier today on a flat bed truck trailer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/16/2016 at 3:19 PM, wpgtransit183-2 said:

Any word on when we will start seeing these buses in service? 

Given the lower peak bus requirements of Spring and Summer I would expect there's no particular rush to get them on the road before September.  Assuming U-Pass in in place for the start of the University term, this September might be a recent record for peak bus requirements.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now