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I've wanted to start a thread like this for awhile now. I'd like to make a list of all buses in the STM that have something unique or special about them. Things that will make us go out of are way to try and get pictures of these buses while they have these unique features about them. If you guys come across more buses that are special, post them here and I'll add them to the list. If I'm missing some special buses that you know of, please post away. Special things can include for example; front electronic discs, R-Bus arrows, missing or weird logos, numbers or signs, broken parts, odd fleet number styling, and things like that. This list can also be usefull for visitors that come to Montreal and are looking to get some special pictures.

All buses listed are in service and can be seen around Montreal:

  • 11-088: old front white fleet numbers
  • 12-003 & 12-005: old St Laurent Service Plus stickers on top of front door and driver window
  • 12-084: no rear STM website url
  • 12-097: has a white rear STM website url
  • 12-099: first classic built by Novabus (prototype) and only Novabus classic in 12 series which is all MCI.
  • 13-091: white body pannel over front door
  • 13-094: no rear STM website url
  • 14-024: no rear STM website url
  • 14-039: has STM.Info written on both sides of the bus
  • 14-058: front doors from a GM Classic
  • 14-063: no rear STM website url
  • 14-073: front electronic disc
  • 14-074: one front and rear door from a GM Classic
  • 14-075: front electronic disc
  • 14-077: front electronic disc
  • 14-080: front electronic disc
  • 14-083 to 14-085: front electronic disc
  • 14-087 to 14-088: front electronic disc
  • 14-089: has 2 rear fleet numbers
  • 14-090: two front fleet numbers
  • 14-092: two front fleet numbers
  • 14-116: no rear red priority logo and luminator from a 1990 Classic
  • 14-117: rear fleet numbers off centred to the middle far left
  • 14-140: has a rear black STM website url
  • 14-143: no rear STM website url
  • 14-159: no rear STM website url
  • 15-002: has a GMC New Look bell box inside the bus.
  • 15-025: no rear STM website url
  • 15-036: has the old STCUM website url at the back
  • 15-066: no rear STM website url
  • 15-070: rear black STM website url off centred to the far left and odd rear number styling
  • 15-079: rebuilt with front fleet numbers to the far left
  • 15-083: front doors from an MCI Classic
  • 15-116: rear black STM website url off centred to the far left
  • 15-126: missing rear red priorite logo
  • 16-001 to 16-034: have the oval shape on the front end
  • 16-004: only LFS to have STM.info written on both sides
  • 16-035: only LFS between 16-001 and 16-040 that doesn't have the oval shape on its front end
  • 16-036 to 16-040: have the oval shape on the front end
  • 16-038: front fleet number are smaller font from classics
  • 16-042: still has the old STCUM letters written in front of the top fleet numbers on both sides
  • 16-102: still has the old STCUM website url on the rear
  • 16-153: no front air vent
  • 17-005: has 3 STM website urls on the rear
  • 17-008: its front fleet numbers are all attached together like this --> 17008
  • 17-042: still has the old STCUM letters written in front of the top fleet numbers on both sides
  • 17-048: still has the old STCUM letters written in front of the top fleet numbers on both sides
  • 17-061: still has the old STCUM letters written in front of the top fleet numbers on both sides
  • 17-085: two STM logos on the left side both towards the front and rear
  • 17-100: still has the old STCUM letters written in front of the top fleet numbers on both sides
  • 17-123: still has white wrapped doors from an old Westjet advertisement it had
  • 17-164: still has the old STCUM letters written in front of the top fleet numbers on both sides
  • 18-021: still has the old STCUM letters written in front of the top fleet numbers on both sides
  • 18-043: two STM logos on the left side both towards the front and rear
  • 18-044: has both the old STCUM website url and new STM website url on the rear
  • 18-064: still has the old STCUM letters on both sides and website url
  • 18-066: still has the old STCUM website url on the rear
  • 18-082: still has its front doors wrapped from a previous Mexico ad
  • 18-085: still has the old STCUM website url on the rear
  • 21-218: no rear STM website url
  • 21-232: no rear STM website url
  • 21-244: has 25+ series fabic seats
  • 22-218: no rear STM website url
  • 22-239: no rear STM website url
  • 22-241: has 25+ series fabic seats
  • 22-247: has 25+ series fabic seats
  • 22-250: has a rear tailgate off an STM 2003+ series LFS
  • 22-252: has a rear tailgate off an STM 2003+ series LFS
  • 22-255: has only blue lights inside the whole bus!
  • 22-256: has only blue lights inside the whole bus!
  • 22-270: has 25+ series fabric seats
  • 22-288: no rear STM website url
  • 22-289: has unique seats that have STM logos all over them with the same fabric on the seats from 25+ series LFS's.
  • 22-322: has 25+ series fabric seats
  • 22-323: has 25+ series fabric seats
  • 22-329: has 25+ series fabric seats
  • 22-339: has only blue lights inside the whole bus!
  • 22-347: has a rear tailgate off an STM 2003+ series LFS
  • 22-349: has a rear tailgate off an STM 2003+ series LFS
  • 22-358: no rear STM website url
  • 22-362: has 25+ series fabric seats
  • 22-363: no rear STM website url
  • 22-381: no rear STM website url
  • 22-410: has 25+ series fabric seats
  • 22-418: no rear STM website url
  • 24-209: has only blue lights inside the whole bus!
  • 24-214: has only blue lights inside the whole bus!
  • 24-289: no right side STM logo
  • 24-294: has 25+ series fabic seats
  • 25-248: no rear STM website url
  • 26-024: no fleet number on driver side
  • 26-042: no STM logos
  • 26-054: no STM logos on the drivers side of the bus
  • 26-062: STM livery flows onto the front doors from a previous wrap
  • 26-067: no STM logos
  • 27-005: has a rear tailgate off of an STM 2001/02 LFS
  • 27-014: no rear STM website url

*Note that this list is no longer being keep up to date

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22-289 is the prototype bus for the new fabric seating inserts.

17-008 has it's front numbers as 17008. 16-035 doesn't have the oval anymore. 21-218, 21-232, 22-218, 22-239, 22-288 and 22-358 don't have the rear website either. Funny how most of the buses with no websites end with 8... :P

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22-289 is the prototype bus for the new fabric seating inserts.

17-008 has it's front numbers as 17008. 16-035 doesn't have the oval anymore. 21-218, 21-232, 22-218, 22-239, 22-288 and 22-358 don't have the rear website either. Funny how most of the buses with no websites end with 8... :P

Added them.

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16-122 has a Biodiesel bumper even though this bus was never Frontenac's. While your at it, add 13-078 too for the same reason.

Correction: 14-060 does have the website now, but in black. Same goes for 14-140.

Added and corrected.

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Steve-o. You forgot my blue lights LFS buddies!

22-255, 22-256, 22-339, 24-209, and 24-214. All at Saint-Laurent.

PS Great thread!

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12-021 has a next stop indicator saying "Prochaine Arret" instead of the typical "Arret Demande"

12-101. Last MCI Classic. 15-140. Last (Nova) Classic. 16-001. First Nova LFS, first generation. 18-096. Last Nova LFS, first generation. 21-202. First Nova LFS, second generation.

15-002 has a Fishbowl bell box inside the bus.

18-073 to 18-096 has a different Cummins engine than the rest of the first generation buses i.e. not Cummins C 8.3 - Matt knows the details.

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12-021 has a next stop indicator saying "Prochaine Arret" instead of the typical "Arret Demande"

12-101. Last MCI Classic. 15-140. Last (Nova) Classic. 16-001. First Nova LFS, first generation. 18-096. Last Nova LFS, first generation. 21-202. First Nova LFS, second generation.

15-002 has a Fishbowl bell box inside the bus.

18-073 to 18-096 has a different Cummins engine than the rest of the first generation buses i.e. not Cummins C 8.3 - Matt knows the details.

While these things are good to know about, the main point here is things that others can see by looking at the bus as well. As for the first and last LFS's and classics, people can find that info very easily by looking at a fleet roster.

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I know I'm getting a bit nitpicky, but here's a few that I can think of:

60-013 - Blue Rear Ad-Rack.

11-065 - Priorite shield is completely faded to white.

11-067 - Raised Priorite Shield.

11-078 - Raised Priorite Shield.

11-085 - Raised Priorite Shield.

11-095 - White on Blue front number slightly visible. But newer Black on White numbering added.

11-099 - White on Blue front number slightly visible. But newer Black on White numbering added.

12-077 - Missing the first " 7 " on the front.

12-081 - Raised Priorite Shield.

12-082 - Raised Priorite Shield.

12-083 - Raised Priorite Shield.

13-032 - Priorite shield is completely faded to white.

13-082 - Front Vents are unpainted and green.

14-067 - Priorite shield is very low and crooked.

14-068 - Missing the " 4 " on the front.

14-077 - The rear numbers " 1 " and " 0 " are smaller than the rest.

14-116 - Missing the " 1 " , " 1 " , " 1 " , " 6 " . (Only the 4 is left, and the rest are shaded in with a marker).

15-002 - Was the latest and currently last Classic to receive a full body wrap.

15-034 - Missing the " 0 " on the front.

15-039 - Driver's side number was applied touching the top of the blue line.

15-040 - Missing " - " between 15040.

15-065 - Missing the " 6 " on the front.

15-074 - Passenger side STM logo is missing the logo.

15-102 - Driver air vent has a blue and white stripe.

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i wasn't calling your bluff or anything; i was just curious as to what the difference was. i thought you were able to hear the difference or something.

I apologise. It's just the faraday box which is distinctly shaped and painted too. It's not something that my ears have picked up... I think the fishbowl bells are the same as those in the LFS and I'd love to be proved wrong in this (one rare) instance :lol:

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