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bus is coming 1965

EX Calgary D40LF

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2 hours ago, WpgBusDriver said:

Calgary buses will be numbered 641-665

I gather 641 - 664 (24 units).

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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?

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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. 

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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. 

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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...

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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That's what I was saying to my bus driver friend. That they just might enter service in September

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On 6/19/2016 at 4:16 PM, wpgtransit183-2 said:

One of the ex Calgary D40LF is parked along the fence at frg 

Aaand...  What is going on with it then?  Posting that one of them is along the fence at FRG doesn't tell the average person very much. Thanks.

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On June 22, 2016 at 0:55 AM, BCT-3122-D800-10240 said:

Aaand...  What is going on with it then?  Posting that one of them is along the fence at FRG doesn't tell the average person very much. Thanks.

i think it means that its next in line to get refurbushed to enter service as it has no destination sign or wpg transit markings. it does have its wpg fleet number on a sheet of paper taped to the windshield. so i can assume it will get new paint wpg decals and signs.

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