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bus is coming 1965

200s refurbished

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It was a mistake to purchase the 200 series buses without AC, a year or so after purchasing the 701-760 series buses with AC. They're also ugly (by me) because they have the white paint from the get-go and boxy design instead of the orange and black that even the 400s and 500s have.

So if the 200s are being refurbished in 2017, that means they're now about 12 yrs. of age., manufactured in 2004-05 according to DWyatt's roster page. Another 8 yrs. to go before going to the scrap heap.

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43 minutes ago, LilZebra said:

It was a mistake to purchase the 200 series buses without AC, a year or so after purchasing the 701-760 series buses with AC. They're also ugly (by me) because they have the white paint from the get-go and boxy design instead of the orange and black that even the 400s and 500s have.

So if the 200s are being refurbished in 2017, that means they're now about 12 yrs. of age., manufactured in 2004-05 according to DWyatt's roster page. Another 8 yrs. to go before going to the scrap heap.

The 200 series buses were delivered in 2004, 2005 and 2007, before the decision to add A/C was made.  The 700 series units were delivered in 2008 and 2009.  This info is in the Wiki.

All but the first four of the 500s were delivered in the almost all-white colour scheme.

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On 11/6/2017 at 7:53 PM, LilZebra said:

It was a mistake to purchase the 200 series buses without AC, a year or so after purchasing the 701-760 series buses with AC. They're also ugly (by me) because they have the white paint from the get-go and boxy design instead of the orange and black that even the 400s and 500s have.

So if the 200s are being refurbished in 2017, that means they're now about 12 yrs. of age., manufactured in 2004-05 according to DWyatt's roster page. Another 8 yrs. to go before going to the scrap heap.

Ugly? *gasp* to me they're a much more classic design than the newer buses and I like how they look. 

But that's just my opinion since I grew up riding buses that looked more like these boxy transit workhorses than the newer sleeker New Flyer offerings.  Probably though, I just like older buses because they remind me of being young.  Like when I went to school on "fishbowl" buses: http://www.busdrawings.com/Transit/ontario/oakville/1972t6h5306/index.htm 

Heh, as long as the bus is relatively clean, warm, not too stinky, doesn't pass my stop by because it's full, and gets me there on-time, I don't mind what model it is. ^_^

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Oh and don't forget #209

Ok so this is what we got so far

Blue - not refurbished

Green - Refurbished

Red - Retired

201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215  216 217 218 219 220 221 222? 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230

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8 hours ago, bus is coming 1965 said:

239 is rebuilt 

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Aha. I should've known since I haven't seen this bus in a long while (hell i even forgot it existed lol) . Wait a minute...  They started refurbishing the 2005s now too? 

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2 hours ago, matt548 said:

Aha. I should've known since I haven't seen this bus in a long while (hell i even forgot it existed lol) . Wait a minute...  They started refurbishing the 2005s now too? 

Yes I guess. 2004/05 buses

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55 minutes ago, bus is coming 1965 said:

Yes I guess. 2004/05 buses

I hope they didn't stop refurbishing the 2002/03s 

I haven't seen #526 and #533 in a long time 

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1 hour ago, bus is coming 1965 said:

There just doing buses that need it. Not going in any order 

Oh I see 

I wonder how long it will take before they start doing LFRs 

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