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I wonder when that video was shot? FWIW I'm pretty sure the narrator of the video of the video is Jim Hart a former anchor for BCTV who has his own video production company. Hart did the video that was part of the airporter bid back in 93/94.

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I wonder when that video was shot? FWIW I'm pretty sure the narrator of the video of the video is Jim Hart a former anchor for BCTV who has his own video production company. Hart did the video that was part of the airporter bid back in 93/94.

Well the two H3-45's at the end of the video are 2007's. There is one lady shown who I know no longer works there. Add to that, the driver shown picking up at the Boston Pizza is the driver who died in that accident outside of Merritt in 2008. I would hazard a guess that this was shot sometime late summer of 2007.

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Check this out folks. This is Ex-CBL 821. I had to walk right up to her to track down the number. She is parked at the Huskey truck stop in Merritt these days. I'm not too sure, but if my surmise is correct (Based on a conversation with the owner a couple of months ago) She is probably now a part of the Nicola Valley Bus and Charter fleet. There are no legals on her except the GVW and passenger capacity at the moment. This was my assigned bus in 2006.

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Check this out folks. This is Ex-CBL 821. I had to walk right up to her to track down the number. She is parked at the Huskey truck stop in Merritt these days. I'm not too sure, but if my surmise is correct (Based on a conversation with the owner a couple of months ago) She is probably now a part of the Nicola Valley Bus and Charter fleet. There are no legals on her except the GVW and passenger capacity at the moment. This was my assigned bus in 2006.
Nice catch! The body still looks to be in decent shape from what I can see in your image!

And for the vin catchers, here's a vin that I got off of CBL #903 some time ago: 2PCH33493W1012421

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Update for the CBL Prevost H345 Fleet:

908-910 have been sold to sister company Quick Coach Lines.

Update for the CBL MCI 102DL3 Fleet:

Rear Taillights are being updated. Also, the lowbeam lights are the new-style LED type.

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Here is ex-CBL 806, first spotted by another Calgary member yesterday. It is in Calgary for the Mac's Midget Hockey Torunament. Now operarted by Posse Charter of Princeton, BC.

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Here is ex-CBL 806, first spotted by another Calgary member yesterday. It is in Calgary for the Mac's Midget Hockey Torunament. Now operarted by Posse Charter of Princeton, BC.

Yep! That's the exact same coach I saw the day before. The right side panel at the front axle reminded me that it is the same coach. Glad you found it and got a better look at it.

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Is unit 941 one of the new H3's? I got a video of her today with the new rear and front end caps and she had a volvo D13.

EDIT: checked the wiki and she is a 2011 model.

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All RTS have been sold.

5 remaining sold to the "New" bus company based in Merritt. "Charter Bus Line of Canada" "South Okanagan Charter Bus Line". Regardless of name, their fleet is mostly ex-CBL equipment.

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I caught this shot of a BRAND NEW 947 in Sorrento BC yesterday on her way to her new home. Looks like Wayne isn't tructing Prevost with the delivery anymore. There is actually a CBL driver at the wheel.

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I caught this shot of a BRAND NEW 947 in Sorrento BC yesterday on her way to her new home. Looks like Wayne isn't tructing Prevost with the delivery anymore. There is actually a CBL driver at the wheel.

1) Yes it is a brand new H345.

2) Mentioning names on this site is a violation of posting rules.

3) Trust has nothing to do with the delivery. Quit speculating.

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Brand new H3-45 950 was westbound at Three Valley Gap this afternoon. I would have captured a photo were I not driving the other way when I saw her.

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Here's 3 of the RTS' up in Merrit. What a sight that would have been seeing them up highway 5!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chsscassidy/7155900624/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chsscassidy/7155898856/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chsscassidy/7155899616/in/photostream/

So 5 went to the "new company", 1 to BCIT, and 1 to Beaver Bus Lines in Manitoba?

Chris Cassidy

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101 To Beaver

102 To Cebriy

104 to RP Cebriy(owner of South Okanagan Charter Bus Lines/Charter Bus Lines of Canada/Nicola Valley Charter/Fraser Valley and whatever other names

105 To Cebriy

106 to BCIT

107 To RPCebriy

What was the number of the one with the open engine compartment?

Were there any highway buses in the yard? Still can't find the two that were in Penticton.

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Got a chance to take a sneak inside the CBL yard and got video. I was with a former CBL driver who has his own company that is working with CBL. The general operations manager gave us the green light to be in the yard in the video i noticed an orion V in the yard with transit style config, anyone know why its there? I also saw some of the 2011 H3's as well as some XL's kicking around. The yard was empty since i was there at around noon.

Links:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xJfwgj5qfEQ part 1

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_MPxxy4Iai8 part 2

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