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Does anyone know if CBL has been selling off any of their older Prevost H3-40's? Thanks!

I don't know offhand, but I could find out pretty easily. There were a lot of CBLs doing my Gateway runs today and included were at least a couple of H3-40s. I actually rode on 807 two weeks ago from Canada Place Pier to YVR. Next time I talk to a CBL driver I'll see what I can find out.

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I don't know offhand, but I could find out pretty easily. There were a lot of CBLs doing my Gateway runs today and included were at least a couple of H3-40s. I actually rode on 807 two weeks ago from Canada Place Pier to YVR. Next time I talk to a CBL driver I'll see what I can find out.

Oh ok! Thanks. I believe all the older Le Mirages are gone now from CBL's fleet as well. Can anyone comfirm?

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There are a bunch sitting at Luciak's yard but you probably already knew that.

The Squamish Coach Lines H3-40 here could be ex-CBLBC (headlight retrofit).

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I think the squamish one is an ex. BTT judging by the paint scheme. By the way, does anyone know many new style brand new Prevost H3-45s CBLBC have?

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I think they have four that are actually brand new, the rest are retrofits. Most the LeMirage XL's went to Quick Coach Lines.

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I think the squamish one is an ex. BTT judging by the paint scheme. By the way, does anyone know many new style brand new Prevost H3-45s CBLBC have?

Definitely not ex-BT&T. The only H BT&T has ever had is ex PANorthern 125, and it is still in service.

Bruce

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There are a bunch sitting at Luciak's yard but you probably already knew that.
Do you mean H3-40's?
The Squamish Coach Lines H3-40 here could be ex-CBLBC (headlight retrofit).
This is the reason why I had wondered where it came from. That was my suspicion.
Definitely not ex-BT&T. The only H BT&T has ever had is ex PANorthern 125, and it is still in service.
Oh ok. I had wondered of 125 was still operating with BT&T as I have not seen it around for quite some time. Is it still in that light blue metalic scheme like in my photo below?

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Do you mean H3-40's?This is the reason why I had wondered where it came from. That was my suspicion.Oh ok. I had wondered of 125 was still operating with BT&T as I have not seen it around for quite some time. Is it still in that light blue metalic scheme like in my photo below?

Indeed it is, atleast it was 2 years ago in summer of 2005 when I got a couple photos of it.

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Do you mean H3-40's?
Nope, the old LeMirage XLs.

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Funny you guys should mention Squamish #800 - I had that coach booked on a CPP-YVR run on my first day doing Gateway dispatch. If it is an ex-CBL, the giveaway would probably be the coach's interior. I checked my Gateway pictures to see if I took an interior shot of that Squamish bus but I didn't. The driver was this funny little Japanese guy who wanted to get going right away, despite the fact that the drivers with earlier spot times had priority over him. ^_^

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Nope, the old LeMirage XLs.

Those ones are actually just plain LeMirages, 96" wide as opposed to the 102" XL's

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Those ones are actually just plain LeMirages, 96" wide as opposed to the 102" XL's

Oh so you are saying that the Le Mirage XL's are still running for CBL?

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Lots of CBLs appearing on my grids for tomorrow, I'll try and get the skinny on the H3-40s from drivers.

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Does anybody know when the airporter contract is up for bid again or how long the current one runs for?

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Oh so you are saying that the Le Mirage XL's are still running for CBL?

There are a total of four Le Mirage XL's left in the CBL fleet. They are 702, 706, 707, and 708. They had been working out of Williams Lake on Mine contracts until the 102DL3's were operational. They are now being stored in the back of the Delta yard uninsured for the winter. They are for sale but I'm pretty sure they will work during the summer since there is never enough buses for the summer tourist season.

I have a photo of 708 near Lytton in early December I'll see if I can attach it. If not now then later after I figure out resizing it.

I think the squamish one is an ex. BTT judging by the paint scheme. By the way, does anyone know many new style brand new Prevost H3-45s CBLBC have?

There are 8 new style H345's in the CBL fleet. 923-926 were bought in 2006 and 927-930 were bought in 2007.

Does anyone know if CBL has been selling off any of their older Prevost H3-40's? Thanks!

3 H340's have been sold to date. 801 and 804 are now with Wilson's in Victoria and 813 is now with Farwest in Prince Rupert. There is another deal in the works but I'm not sure which coaches are in this deal.

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Anyone care to explain this? The driver said this is new, that there is a couple of them and apparently another one is running around with full CBL attire.

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Other than having Ford Ranger headlights, I don't know what it is, but it seems familiar for some reason...

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I am 99% sure that I saw CBL #931 today. It was heading south over the Alex Fraser bridge. It appears to be an ABC/Vanhool product, I can't tell how long it is though.

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Anyone care to explain this? The driver said this is new, that there is a couple of them and apparently another one is running around with full CBL attire.

I thought I had mentioned this sometime ago but prior to leaving CBL, at the last drivers meeting I attended we were told that there were four 45 foot Van Hools on order. We were also told that three 35 foot ABC's were also on order. They have apparently been delivered late this year. Wayne usually likes his new buses to arrive at the beginning of May so that they are ready for the summer season. 611 is in CBL colours and is one of the 35 foot ABC's that has arrived.

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I thought I had mentioned this sometime ago but prior to leaving CBL, at the last drivers meeting I attended we were told that there were four 45 foot Van Hools on order. We were also told that three 35 foot ABC's were also on order. They have apparently been delivered late this year. Wayne usually likes his new buses to arrive at the beginning of May so that they are ready for the summer season. 611 is in CBL colours and is one of the 35 foot ABC's that has arrived.

I had actually completely forgotten about that until Karl told me (acting on a tip from you I believe) that the 35 foot buses were Vanhool relatives, and that's when I remembered you saying something about CBL getting Vanhools. Then I saw 931 and the cat was out of the bag, so to speak.

And, it just so happens, 932 worked for me today! Behold:

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And 612 is in full CBL attire now as well:

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