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1 hour ago, NWOBus said:

8352 is at the Ford dealership in Dryden Ontario right now. Not sure where it is transferring too. 

8352 was a Cochrane, AB based unit!  Interesting, the Cochrane cutaway fleet mainly consisted of Ford Transit BlueBirds with a few G5s and I believe 1 or 2 minotours sprinkled in the mix.

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Thanks to another member of this board who has confirmed BlueBird Microbird T-Series #s 8350, 8352 and 8353 have been transferred to Century Transportation.

I myself did see 8355 and 8365 (same model) in Springbank earlier.

On 7/9/2021 at 8:22 PM, TechSpotlight said:

7979, 7981 and 7984 have showed up at various yards around the city.  They are all Propane powered Visions.

Doing some further research, these units were originally based in Halifax.  I also do remember seeing 7983 at Highfield as well.

 

Also, 8554 and 8555 have showed up from McCluskey Transportation in Ontario.  They are Microbird G5s with the GMC front end.

 

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Any new visions to Southland yet? 

Century and McCluskey have gotten some 2022 and 2023 propane Visions.

Black around the warning lights, but not numbered yet 

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11 hours ago, NWOBus said:

Any new visions to Southland yet? 

Century and McCluskey have gotten some 2022 and 2023 propane Visions.

Black around the warning lights, but not numbered yet 

Cool!  Nah, the latest additions to the fleet were the 7900 series Visions that were transferred over here last summer.

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Some interesting trivia:

Southland 4950 (2004 Corbeil 3800, wheelchair lift), along with 967, a Thomas FS-65 (plus identical copies of both buses, original numbers unknown) were used as props in the newly released Ghostbusters Afterlife movie!  Someone on an online forum saw all four buses in the town of Crossfield, Alberta just north of Airdrie in August 2019.  Here are the photos of both.  I think the Corbeil in the first image and the Thomas in the right image are the original 4950 and 967.

20190821_115535-jpg.243789   20190821_115545-jpg.243790

https://www.chameleonforums.com/threads/guess-what-movie-is-being-filmed.170897/

 

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Short Corbeil #812 which was previously a Cochrane based unit has now been retired and scrapped.  Similar units #810, 816, 829 are still active from the looks of it in Cochrane.  Additionally, longer Corbeils like 853, 3360, 4954 and 4962 seem to still be active in Cochrane as well.

Some more units worth mentioning that are in Cochrane:

6994-6996 (C2s), 884, 885, 909 & 914 (2005 IC CEs), 771, 774, 782, 4935 (FS-65s).

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