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Back in the late 80s / early 90s, which TTC trolleybus routes were the leased Edmonton vehicles run on?  I remember 6 Bay for sure, but do not recall the others.  For example, did 74 Mount Pleasant?

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36 minutes ago, 88A said:

Back in the late 80s / early 90s, which TTC trolleybus routes were the leased Edmonton vehicles run on?  I remember 6 Bay for sure, but do not recall the others.  For example, did 74 Mount Pleasant?

Uh oh.  The off topic police are going to get in a snit about is this really non-fishbowl nostalgia or is it not.

Anyways, going off the top of my very seriously sleep deprived head so I'm probably making mistakes, two were very briefly tested out of Eglinton.  I'm pretty sure I remember the pair running on Nortown East.  That was all the use they got on the Eglinton lines.  They didn't stay at Eglinton beyond that brief test and were transferred to Lansdowne and they ran on all the lines based out of there too.  Of course, Annette and Bay stick out in everybody's mind because the BBCs on those two lines were the long, last stand for trolleybuses.

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1 hour ago, 88A said:

Back in the late 80s / early 90s, which TTC trolleybus routes were the leased Edmonton vehicles run on?  I remember 6 Bay for sure, but do not recall the others.  For example, did 74 Mount Pleasant?

They ran on all routes out of Lansdowne division.

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13 hours ago, Wayside Observer said:

Uh oh.  The off topic police are going to get in a snit about is this really non-fishbowl nostalgia or is it not.

Anyways, going off the top of my very seriously sleep deprived head so I'm probably making mistakes, two were very briefly tested out of Eglinton.  I'm pretty sure I remember the pair running on Nortown East.  That was all the use they got on the Eglinton lines.  They didn't stay at Eglinton beyond that brief test and were transferred to Lansdowne and they ran on all the lines based out of there too.  Of course, Annette and Bay stick out in everybody's mind because the BBCs on those two lines were the long, last stand for trolleybuses.

I don't remember the BBCs at all on the 89 Weston which was my home T.C. route.

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2 hours ago, Downsview 108 said:

I don't remember the BBCs at all on the 89 Weston which was my home T.C. route.

Really?  I could've sworn they were infrequently on Weston but not unheard of.  The experience I had was that they were rare as hen's teeth on 47 Lansdowne and Junction.  I'm kind of envious because you had a nice, long trolleybus line with 89 Weston.  The only one to make it north of the 401.  Even the Nortown trolleybus as far north as Roe loop didn't get all that close to the 401.

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3 hours ago, Wayside Observer said:

Really?  I could've sworn they were infrequently on Weston but not unheard of.  The experience I had was that they were rare as hen's teeth on 47 Lansdowne and Junction.  I'm kind of envious because you had a nice, long trolleybus line with 89 Weston.  The only one to make it north of the 401.  Even the Nortown trolleybus as far north as Roe loop didn't get all that close to the 401.

They may or may not have showed up on there but I mostly remember the Flyers. Sometime around '91 I don't even remember seeing any E700 in the old colours on Weston. Yeah, that was a nice route with all the twists and turns. Used to take that to the old Knob Hill plaza when it was nice.

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1 hour ago, Downsview 108 said:

They may or may not have showed up on there but I mostly remember the Flyers. Sometime around '91 I don't even remember seeing any E700 in the old colours on Weston. Yeah, that was a nice route with all the twists and turns. Used to take that to the old Knob Hill plaza when it was nice.

Some of the unrebuilt Flyers were getting pretty grim near the end.  Some of them had bad roof leaks stick out in particular that made the ALRV's look practically watertight so I could definitely see the TTC trying to prioritize using the Edmonton BBCs and the rebuilt Flyers in order to try to keep as much junk off the streets as possible.  Eglinton was a mix of rebuilt and red and cream Flyers right to the end so those were visible right through the last day until the service ended.

When the trolleybuses were shut down, did you experience problems with the diesel bus service after?  The fishbowls they put on Nortown were slow and couldn't hold a schedule, and they were always far more crowded than the Flyers were especially in the morning rush hour.  The afternoon rush hour was pretty bad but not quite as bad as in the morning where you'd wait an eternity for a packed fishbowl to arrive.

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6 hours ago, Wayside Observer said:

Some of the unrebuilt Flyers were getting pretty grim near the end.  Some of them had bad roof leaks stick out in particular that made the ALRV's look practically watertight so I could definitely see the TTC trying to prioritize using the Edmonton BBCs and the rebuilt Flyers in order to try to keep as much junk off the streets as possible.  Eglinton was a mix of rebuilt and red and cream Flyers right to the end so those were visible right through the last day until the service ended.

When the trolleybuses were shut down, did you experience problems with the diesel bus service after?  The fishbowls they put on Nortown were slow and couldn't hold a schedule, and they were always far more crowded than the Flyers were especially in the morning rush hour.  The afternoon rush hour was pretty bad but not quite as bad as in the morning where you'd wait an eternity for a packed fishbowl to arrive.

I wouldn't know as by the time T.C.s ended (the first time) we had moved to the east end off a route that was serviced almost exclusively by the new Orion Vs. LOL. If they were slow maybe it had something to do with the last of the 7xxx GMS being used to replace them? I've been on those a couple times that summer but being so young at the time I don't remember them being slower than anything else (except the Orions) nor would I have cared. 😂 Last T.C. route I rode was 6 Bay and that was crowded enough on its own. Flyers definitely looked like they could fit a few more people though.

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