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School's out for the summer.

The Golden Arrow lot by Belvedere has a varying number of buses - one time just one Freightliner/Thomas, one time three of them, and today two of them with a small Blue Bird/Ford minibus.

The Laidlaw lot seems to have all their buses in it, and Edmonton Christian Schools' lot is also full. Though their Thomas Vista which I've seen around isn't there. I wanted to get pictures of that thing, since the rear had the larger reverse light.

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Well passing by again this afternoon, the ECS Vista was there, and there are three Freightliner/Thomases in the Golden Arrow yard.

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Hybrid school buses are out! Kelowna is the first place to operate these new buses, which can reduce emissions to about 90%. The cost, however, is around $240,000, which is reported to be $50,000 over the average price for a school bus. When the bus brakes, it recharges itself.

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Hybrid school buses are out! Kelowna is the first place to operate these new buses, which can reduce emissions to about 90%. The cost, however, is around $240,000, which is reported to be $50,000 over the average price for a school bus. When the bus brakes, it recharges itself.

Awesome. Just like transit hybrids.

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Greetings from Toronto! I am a newly hired driver here for Stock Transportation and would like to share some pics with you. when i take them of course!

heres is a glamour shot i actually found online.... bus 2255... My bus is 2256 same as that one.... (for now at least.... shes a spare unit) 12 years and still kicking strong!

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Greetings from Toronto! I am a newly hired driver here for Stock Transportation and would like to share some pics with you. when i take them of course!

Here is my Unit (for the time being... shes a spare) 2256. Its a glamour shot i actually found online.... but its my bus... 12 years and still kicking strong!

Kewl. Looks like the one in the photo is #2255 however....

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Greetings from Toronto! I am a newly hired driver here for Stock Transportation and would like to share some pics with you. when i take them of course!

heres is a glamour shot i actually found online.... bus 2255... My bus is 2256 same as that one.... (for now at least.... shes a spare unit) 12 years and still kicking strong!

Well, I hope your division area will treat you very well. Where I worked last year in Oakville division had too many office politics and the fleets are junk!

Usually Toronto area have newer buses as the school board pays more.

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Well, I hope your division area will treat you very well. Where I worked last year in Oakville division had too many office politics and the fleets are junk!

Usually Toronto area have newer buses as the school board pays more.

Its not bad... im in toronto north div. we have 40 gasoline engine buses which are thomas minitours (single rear axle) on new GMC/Chevy chasis. (like the one in my avatar) Very nice buses. but hard to get a hold of. as there are 260 drivers in my division. but i would say the avrage age of the fleet is 7-8 years. besides my beast of course.... and i am told new buses are coming in july..... maybe Ford super duty van chasis....

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Its not bad... im in toronto north div. we have 40 gasoline engine buses which are thomas minitours (single rear axle) on new GMC/Chevy chasis. (like the one in my avatar) Very nice buses. but hard to get a hold of. as there are 260 drivers in my division. but i would say the avrage age of the fleet is 7-8 years. besides my beast of course.... and i am told new buses are coming in july..... maybe Ford super duty van chasis....

I think you'll be getting Ford/Thomas as Stock seems to be having a huge deal with Thomas buses. Already they've received their C2 model last year.

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Nice photos, reminds me of when I used to ride a propane-powered late 80's Blue Bird All American FE bus to and from school every day.

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Hybrid school buses are out! Kelowna is the first place to operate these new buses, which can reduce emissions to about 90%. The cost, however, is around $240,000, which is reported to be $50,000 over the average price for a school bus. When the bus brakes, it recharges itself.

Any idea what fleet numbers these buses are? I was in Kelowna recently and got a few photos of some newer School Buses for School District #23 Central Okanagan including an IC rear engine unit.

I assume those are the IC ones I read about a while ago.

Most hybrids have regenerative braking.

And I wonder if my Attached image is one of those new Cheese Wagon Hybrids? :-p

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Feels weird that I'm starting to get into the School Bus thing. It was just last week where school buses were weird... I guess the Transit Strike has taken an effect on me.

Today Spotting: STOCK 2008 Saf-T-Liner C2 #7737 at the Gloucester Centre, in Ottawa, Ontario

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Point55. :(

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Feels weird that I'm starting to get into the School Bus thing. It was just last week where school buses were weird... I guess the Transit Strike has taken an effect on me.

Today Spotting: STOCK 2008 Saf-T-Liner C2 #7737 at the Gloucester Centre, in Ottawa, Ontario

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Point55. :(

It's 2007 model. They've ordered about at least over 50 or so all over Ontario.

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Well, I guess Thunder Bay can be considered "Western Ontario". Maybe we can have a sub-forum for school buses under Motorcoach section?? :rolleyes:

Spotted this little guy while waiting for my bus this morning. Don't see these buses quite often :lol:

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Correct. I think you can also say that's a 2009 unit but don't quote me on that...(and that would only be if FSC is keeping the same number format)

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Noticed today one of the Stock has a different fleet # at the front of the hood on one of the 20 pass. minibus. There was a Stock name except the side, perhaps renaming National Express?

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Correct. I think you can also say that's a 2009 unit but don't quote me on that...(and that would only be if FSC is keeping the same number format)

I think the unit is either 2008 or 2009, since (I think) they were put in service only this school season. I only started seeing them after September.

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