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Guess what guys!??? :)

I got to ride 15-059 tonight on the 371 SB from SL CT @ 2h30!!!!! :o:o

And with a friend of ours!! :P

No not Pyerre lol, but a friend of his! (One that people claim look like him LOL). What a nice guy!! He did everything in his power to try to make my friend and I make our 350 connection for the 3am bus!! LOL. That's right!! Leaving CT SL @ 2h30 guess when we got to Atwater st..??? 3h02 :P But we just missed it :D He said he was sorry we didnt make it but Pyerre u can tell him No Worries, it's all good lol. Really nice guy tho, but he's actually on the shy side but u wouldnt think it eh Pyerre lol.

Anyways it was a fun night and i got a driver on the 350 tht once again never did it before lol, My god were we late!! We were 10mins late before we even started the route at Atwater! and the bus was crushloaded at 3h40am!! lol and 15mins late before he ever even got to Monette-Lafeur! lol What a nice guy also, poor guy lives in Pointes-Aux-Trembles and had no choice but to work at Lasalle lol. Ppl kept asking him where streets were that werent even covered by the STM like Brome st. in Lasalle for example lol. So i was having to help everyone and he told me thank god ur here lmao. He told me i should become a bus driver because i seem to enjoy giving ppl directions and i know the routes and where everything is lol. Guess he's right lol, but this was pretty good driver anyways at reading his directions, he was slow but made only one possible mistake in a route tht is 50mins long lol, not bad because i've had many drivers on the 350 before that were going down Lasalle boul. in Verdun the entire time looking for De L'eglise/ Verdun and Jolicoeur metro!! LMAO!! Dead serious, luckily i always stepped in and made sure they didnt screw up the Emard or Lasalle portion of the route lol.

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12-054 was parked at a Subway restaurant. Driver's break I guess.

15-105 was doing the 193 this morning.

18-073 was doing the 193.

26-060 was doing the 192. The ramp didn't work on it LMFAO!!! :) I was about to cry laughing (I resisted) on the bus because of this. One of the brand newest buses to be put in service and the ramp doesn't work, that's sad! :D

13-057 was doing the 192.

18-089 was doing the 141.

26-061 was doing the 141 brand new.

18-083 was doing the 80.

18-084 was doing the 160.

23-201 was doing the 80 too.

22-355 and 22-358 were doing the 125. 22-358 has no website on the back.

22-351 was on the 139.

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Interesting because 22-358 was on the 15 yesterday evening on De Maisonneuve at Metro St Laurent shortly before 5... smartassness possibility if it does the Ste Catherine nightbus, which I'm sure it does.

As for the ramp, ever consider that the driver didn't know how to use it?

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Legendre's 14-149 was doing the 535 today

St. Denis' 18-031 was is doing the 66 now

St. Laurent's 18-065, with new windows was doing the 66, and then did the 57.

Smartassness: 24-204, 24-246, 24-247 we all doing the 24! 24-248 was doing the 104/138

15-056 has some sort of transmission problem, I just can't put my finger on it. Got on it doing the 24.

The MR-73 with the worst suspenstions is, no other than: element 78-111. Avoid!! It also has bad brakes.

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I'm not sure because Nova may have redesigned certain aspects of the ramp with the new deliveries. Who knows. It's technology. It fails sometimes.

As for sightings, SL 22-273 was on the 420 PM (saw it at McGill Metro), and earlier this morning Legendre's discless 14-175 was on the 121.

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St. Laurent's 18-065, with new windows was doing the 66, and then did the 57.

Those are not new windows, the window frames were just repainted because they had a peeling paint problem. The late 18's seems to be the worst at this...

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24-267 was doing the 460 this morning.

12-054 was doing the 505.

18-092 was doing the 139 this morning.

18-091 was doing the 139 tonight.

12-026 (at least I think it was) was doing the 161. Could have been 12-025...

12-010 was doing a route at Cote Vertu today.

12-014 was doing the 121..past 7pm! :lol:

12-017 was doing the 171.

12-018 was doing the 121.

14-078 was doing the 121 this evening.

Legendre's 16-028 was doing the 171.

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Those are not new windows, the window frames were just repainted because they had a peeling paint problem. The late 18's seems to be the worst at this...

Are you sure about that? Because when I got on a bus, forget the fleet number, it clearly had new windows, it had a chrome-ish feel unlike paint and new STI window handles.

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If you want to see a bunch of school extras, stick around on Cote-Vertu west of the metro. You can find some 121X action which is mostly Classics and really SRO with kids. It's pretty impressive.

12-006 still has the SPSL sticker above the driver's window for what it's worth.

Best sighting of the day: 24-215 arriving inside TCV as 215 at 3:12 pm! This is REAL smartassness*, and the fact that this stuff goes on proves that it isn't just coincidence. This interlined into the 170. And interestingly enough I got stuck with the famous unretired 17-170 (which should have gone on the 170) on the 216, but at least it had those union flyers talking about the bus shortage which I wanted to see. I think before this bus caught on fire or whatever it sounded worse but it improved! Doesn't sound crapass like 17-002 (which I advise everyone to avoid if not run away from!).

*: When it comes to the 24, there are many opportunities for smartassness. For example, LaSalle owns 22-324 and 424, so this is an instance of real smartassness because of the last two digits. At the same time, they have the majority of the buses in the 24-24x series, which demonstrates double 24s on the 24. Today, I saw 24-243 on the 24, so I'd consider this to be smartassness. This is all I'm considering for smartassness. The other 24-2xx, the 25-24x and the 22-24x don't count for me and shouldn't count for anyone else either.

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*: When it comes to the 24, there are many opportunities for smartassness. For example, LaSalle owns 22-324 and 424, so this is an instance of real smartassness because of the last two digits. At the same time, they have the majority of the buses in the 24-24x series, which demonstrates double 24s on the 24. Today, I saw 24-243 on the 24, so I'd consider this to be smartassness. This is all I'm considering for smartassness. The other 24-2xx, the 25-24x and the 22-24x don't count for me and shouldn't count for anyone else either.

Absolutely right! :lol:

12/09/06:

  • 26-043 deadheading on H.-Beaugrand with "55 Boulevard St-Laurent" on the dest. sign
  • 26-050 HORS SERVICE at 15h25
  • 26-047 doing the 187 EB at 15h40
  • 26-043 doing the 186 EB at 15h45
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*: When it comes to the 24, there are many opportunities for smartassness. For example, LaSalle owns 22-324 and 424, so this is an instance of real smartassness because of the last two digits. At the same time, they have the majority of the buses in the 24-24x series, which demonstrates double 24s on the 24. Today, I saw 24-243 on the 24, so I'd consider this to be smartassness. This is all I'm considering for smartassness. The other 24-2xx, the 25-24x and the 22-24x don't count for me and shouldn't count for anyone else either.

I've seen many of them, as you read from my earlier post, but I think your forgeting one! :lol::D

  • 25-224, it may have only one 24 but it still qualifies due to the fact it's the last two digits. It was doing the 24 today, saw it at V-M around 3:45.

Concordia shuttle 35ft NFI D40 HF #109 was in service coming from the Loyola Campus corner Cavendish and St Jacques at 7:18pm! I have to find a way to get pics of this bus! Its rare to see it.

I saw it twice today, in the morning at 7:55 infront of Concordia and at 5:30pm comming off the Guy street exit.

Now only 26-062 through 076 are unaccounted for. Good work guys.

Is there any chance that Frontenac may get the last 26's?

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17-084 was doing the 535, also displaying Ecole

25-229 was doing the 166 this morning

St. Denis' 14-160 was doing the 106, it was GFI-equiped

Also SD's 13-080 was at Angrignon

Mount Royal's 15-120 was doing the 506 today, it was GFI-equiped and it's front vent was duck taped

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17-084 was doing the 535, also displaying Ecole

I feel sorry for the kids that had to ride that, if it really was a school special.

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13-085 was doing the 67.

A driver today dissed 18-033, calling it a "s---box". Any driver who got a first gen pretty much got a negative reply about their bus...:lol:

14-088 was doing the 161. Never came back for the Eastbound run. :huh:

79-501 and it's two cars have been converted to the new seating.

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I've seen many of them, as you read from my earlier post, but I think your forgeting one! :P:P

  • 25-224, it may have only one 24 but it still qualifies due to the fact it's the last two digits. It was doing the 24 today, saw it at V-M around 3:45.

Sure, this counts, but it's technically not LaSalle's which was why I didn't include it... and since LaSalle has 22-4xx series from 401 to 425, that shouldn't be smartassness either.

Yesterday at noon my mother and I got on 16-021 on the 144 leaving Cabot Square (Atwater) at noon. Today, 16-021 is on the front page of the Montreal Gazette out of service and empty at the corner of de Maisonneuve and Atwater. As this bus made the return journey from Sherbrooke Station, it never got to finish its voyage as the shootings had started and the area went under lockdown.

Terrible experience on the SB 107 yesterday (on horrible reconfiguration 17-034) and I felt very sorry for the driver. First the bus was late but that's because of the horrendous traffic on Peel Street that the driver has to crawl up from. I got on at the Faculty of Law (Penfield and Peel) and the bus was already SRO. Next stop Sherbrooke - crushloaded. Next stop Peel Station - crushload the crushload. Which was somewhat inexplicable because there was no SPS on the Green line at the time. When we got to the next stop - Ste Catherine Street - a very long line of people including an old man in a wheelchair. And guess what. Nobody got up for him and the driver didn't deploy the ramp. This man and many pasengers were forced to wait in the rain. Next stop Rene-Levesque - SKIPPED. Next stop De La Gauchetiere - I got off to go to Bonaventure Station (thereby avoiding Atwater Station) and other people rear door loaded impatiently.

This is what happens when the metro (green line west) screws over an important bus line (107 Verdun) serving poor areas of Montreal at a lousy half hourly interval at rush hour. The STM should be ashamed of itself when this route should offer 15 minute service at rush hour at the most.

Today's sightings:

Mont-Royal strangely offered an extra on the 102 westbound this morning: 16-017.

Steve and I got on 12-036 on the 420 this morning. Interesting sighting is the fact that the rear fleet number 1 at the back... is in the GM font!

Got on 16-042 today on NB 24 between Decarie and Villa Maria Station around 8:30 and I was alone for this segment... mind you, a Classic was right in front of us, mostly empty.

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