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Yes, there are in various places such as New York (NYCMTA), Charleston (CARTA), Washington (WMATA),  etc etc.

But, alternatively, you could look in the CPTDB Wiki. Just go to the Series 50 page, and find "What Links Here" on the bottom left of the page.

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25 minutes ago, TTC T6H-5307N 2252 said:

Are there any buses with DD 6V71N, 6V92TA, S50, S50EGR left?

Too add is TTC 7400-7881 with S50EGR.

There are plenty of Series 50 buses in Western Canada.

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In Western Canada...

6V92TA: 

-Brandon Transit (never used)

-Calgary Spruce Meadows Shuttle (active 3 weekends/year)

-Cold Lake Transit (spares, an announcement shows up on their website when they are active)

S50:

-Calgary Transit

-Calgary Spruce Meadows Shuttle (active 3 weekends/year)

-CMBC (Vancouver, retiring this year)

-Edmonton Transit Service (6 units, rarely active outside of rush hour)

-Grande Prairie Transit (retiring soon)

-Saskatoon Transit (possibly retired)

-St. Albert Transit

-Various BC Transit agencies (look on the D40LF pages)

-Winnipeg Transit

-West Vancouver Municipal Transit (retiring this year)

S40:

-Swift Transit (Swift Current)

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Take NYC off the list of the DD50 Series cities (though nearby Bee Lines have a handful of 30 foot 2005 Orion V diesels with DD50SEGR engines).

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Here in Ann Arbor, AATA has one bus currently in service that is powered by a DDS-50 EGR engine. Sadly, all the rest in Ann Arbor’s fleet is powered by Cummins. DDOT and SMART have some run by DDS-50EGR but eventually all buses will only be powered by Cummins.

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STO has revealed a while ago that the only 6V71N bus (Fishbowl 7901) they have will not be used for revenue service ever again due to maintenence issues, so take them off the list for the 6V71N.

However, they still have seven or so ex-Calgary Classics left in service with the 6V92TA engine that will be supposedly retired in the summer of next year. They retired all their original Classics last year.

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14 hours ago, OC Transpo/STO Fan said:

STO has revealed a while ago that the only 6V71N bus (Fishbowl 7901) they have will not be used for revenue service ever again due to maintenence issues, so take them off the list for the 6V71N.

However, they still have seven or so ex-Calgary Classics left in service with the 6V92TA engine that will be supposedly retired in the summer of next year. They retired all their original Classics last year.

Will it be fixed though?

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51 minutes ago, TTC T6H-5307N 2252 said:

Will it be fixed though?

 

46 minutes ago, OC Transpo/STO Fan said:

I don't recall if they ever said something about fixing it up. I will post here with the info I find.

It is fixed! Our tour guide gave us a little ride on it.  We just circled the garage with it.

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10 minutes ago, STO_1601 said:

It is fixed! Our tour guide gave us a little ride on it.  We just circled the garage with it.

Is it now just a charter/heritage bus only, or will it be out this summer?

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Just now, GrandeWest_B35G said:

Is it now just a charter/heritage bus only, or will it be out this summer?

It's now just a heritage bus

Since 2011 it's been persevered in STO's historic fleet. It occasionally was put in service during rush-hour if there was a bus shortage or if an operator requested it. 

It was last spotted in service by me in November 2017 with the photo I took below

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Just now, GrandeWest_B35G said:

Is it currently the only bus in their historic fleet?

Yes! GM Classic 8401 was also planned to be preserved but it was retired in May 2009 after donating its engine to ex-STO GM Fishbowl 8202.

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1 minute ago, STO_1601 said:

Yes! GM Classic 8401 was also planned to be preserved but it was retired in May 2009 after donating its engine to ex-STO GM Fishbowl 8202.

Are there any plans that you know of to keep a Classic (or anything else)?

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Just now, GrandeWest_B35G said:

Are there any plans that you know of to keep a Classic (or anything else)?

Unfortunately, there are no plans in preserving a Classic at this time. There are currently three genuine STO Classics sitting dead at the garage (MCI Classic 8907 & NovaBus Classics 9411 & 9516)  

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