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17 hours ago, kmb3asv141 said:

Any proof on this from SCT?

A while back, at the Trans Expo in 2013 or 2014, obviously after the Bus-VIA Train collision in Ottawa, that, since SCT was numbering their E500s the same as Ottawa (80xx), that if more were ordered, it would be a good idea to skip 8017 out of respect. At the time, I was working for ETS. Currently, I am at OC.

I have spoken to a few people, only 5 units were ordered and their numbers are 8015, 16, 18, 19 and 20. 

I dont think I need to have any more proof than that.

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On 8/22/2016 at 9:03 PM, Matt C said:

The SCT history book did eventually get finished. It may come out in the Strathcona Library sometime in the future: "Public Transit in Strathcona County: The First 57 Years". Keep checking the library's on-line catalog. Over 150 photos back to 1949. If not for photo collectors throughout the years, we couldn't have done it. Martin gets photo credits along with Bill Luke, Brian Sullivan, David Onedera, Kevin Knoll, Paul Ledger, Peter Cox, and Peter McLaughlin.  Thanks to you!  

I got my copy of the book. It is very well done and an interesting read. I only wish that they spelt my name right ("Knoll").

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Matt C   
On 8/26/2016 at 6:09 PM, Seashore_518203 said:

I got my copy of the book. It is very well done and an interesting read. I only wish that they spelt my name right ("Knoll").

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D'oh!  So sorry!  That is a total mistake. First blatant error in the book! My apologies!

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DavidW   
On 22/08/2016 at 8:03 PM, Matt C said:

 Hey guys. Thanks for the kinds words. I did leave SCT and started at AAATA in Ann Arbor in mid 2015. 

The SCT history book did eventually get finished. It may come out in the Strathcona Library sometime in the future: "Public Transit in Strathcona County: The First 57 Years". Keep checking the library's on-line catalog. Over 150 photos back to 1949. If not for photo collectors throughout the years, we couldn't have done it. Martin gets photo credits along with Bill Luke, Brian Sullivan, David Onedera, Kevin Knoll, Paul Ledger, Peter Cox, and Peter McLaughlin.  Thanks to you!  

Is the book available for purchase anywhere? 

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Blake M   
On 6/6/2017 at 5:45 PM, BCT-3122-D800-10240 said:

Strathcona Transit - 1993 Paling Industries rebuild - Photos captured in August of 1994.

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It's a bus Frankenstein....

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