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Oakville 2101 had a TwinVision Chroma I sign retrofitted, replaced from the Megamax 3000 LED. Surprised me the sign brokedown already to get it replacement?

I saw that today too...I didn't hear anything about this, but I can only assume they're wanting to standardize the signs (Twin Vision Signs in most of our buses now). #2104 is in the "body shop" so only assuming they'll change its sign as well... I did see #2102 today. It still has its old sign. There's nothing wrong with those signs. They work perfectly fine. The one's on the 1995 D40LFs were extremly slow, and were all changed.

On another note, expect our new D40LFR delivery at anytime, between now and December, if there are no delays.

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Could a transit system go onto Ebay and purchase it? It'd be nice of Burlington Transit can snag this...

I remember when I last rode it several months ago...pretty good condition.

#882? Good Condition? I dont think so...

That bus is probably one of the worst we've had running in service for awhile. It was the first to go out of the 3 Orion Is recently retired. #861 went after, then wiht #872. #861 is probably the best out of the three, since it had alot of body work done.

I dont understand why they're selling it in U.S dollars, when its located in Kitchener, ON, just off the 401...

Anyone can purchase this bus, but I highly doubt anyone will, at least a transit system. There's quite alot of false advertising about that unit. It was NOT properly maintained, and it does not have a Cat Engine inside it...

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#882? Good Condition? I dont think so...

That bus is probably one of the worst we've had running in service for awhile. It was the first to go out of the 3 Orion Is recently retired. #861 went after, then wiht #872. #861 is probably the best out of the three, since it had alot of body work done.

I dont understand why they're selling it in U.S dollars, when its located in Kitchener, ON, just off the 401...

Anyone can purchase this bus, but I highly doubt anyone will, at least a transit system. There's quite alot of false advertising about that unit. It was NOT properly maintained, and it does not have a Cat Engine inside it...

And here is my little addition of false advertising :rolleyes: the bus is NOT located in Kitchener, ON it is in AYR, ON

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Burlington Transit:

Classic 7003-85 and Orion V 7077-94 (LF) on the 11/15 while Orion V 7063-90 and Blue Bird 7027-06 were on the 15/11.

D40LF 7033-03, Orion V 7062-90 and Invero 7023-03 were on the 1/10.

Oakville Transit:

Hopedale Mall:

4109 and 4106 (14)

6101 (22)

883 (OOS)

4107, (15) 4105 (16)

Oakville GO, 1:25pm:

4105 (20), 4110 (24), 5105 (26), 4103 (27)

9912 (28), 9902 (19), 2101 (17), 2103 (16)

6105 (14)

Just want to point out that while on the 24 to South Common Mall, 4110 had a mysterious gas small coming from the back. I was in teh back and I had smelt it really heavily. I got off at around Winston Churchill as the smell was overwhelming (not to mention that I wanted to transfer to the MT 45 to begin with) :P

Mind you, I had 3 consecutive VII's on my way from Burlington to Mississauga....4106 (12:15 from Lakeside on the 14...then on the 1pm 16 from Hopedale Mall was 4105 followed by 4110...not so much the variety that I'm usually seeing...oh well.

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Some Saturday sightings for today:

Inveros 7020-03(HF) and 7021-03 on the 11/15

Orion V 7077-94 and a Blue Bird on the 15/11

Orion V 7065-91 and a Blue Bird on the 6

Inveros 7009-03, 7019-03, 7023-03 (HF) and Orion V's 7066-91 and 7063-90 on the 1/10.

The 2/3 had Orion V 7068-91 and Invero 7024-03

The 3/2 had Orion V 7069-91 and D40LF 7035-06

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Oakville Transit #2104 should be back on the road tomorrow with a new Twin Vision Destination Sign. I did get an official word that all four units will receive new signs. The luminators are starting to not work too well (kinda surprised), and they also want to phase out the flip dot signs, and replace them with LEDs.

#2102 will be sent out to Eastway tomorrow morning after its AM Rush-Hour Run, as soon as #2104 returns. Once #2104 returns, #2103 will go in.

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Brantford Transit Sightings for Today

3:30PM

1 Eagle Place: 9825 GM New Look

2 West Street: 9818 GM New Look

4A Mall Link: 9064 Nova LFS

4C Mall Link: 9063 Nova LFS

5 West Brant: 9054 Blue Bird Ultra LF

6 West Brant: 9055 Blue Bird Ultra LF

7 Eastward: 9044 Blue Bird Ultra LF

8 Holmedale: 9052 Nova LFS

9 Echo Place: 9816 GM New Look

NWIA Route: 9022 Orion VII

Also saw 9891 and 9824 on specials.

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Did some HSR transiting, which I haven't done for awhile...so hear she goes...

9614 on the 11-Parkdale

Decided to ride 9719 on the 4-Bayfront to get down towards Queenston Road. Saw 8707 and 8906 later in the afternoon downtown...

510206, 9919, 510406, 9601, 9615 on the 1/1A-King

8805 and 8907 were on the 10-Beeline

8801, 510417, 510308, 510314, 9112, 510508, 8713, 510317, 510517, 8715, 8905, 8908 2-Barton

510301 and 9618 on the 6/7/8 Aberdeen/Locke/York

8609 on the 51-University

In Burlington...

Orion V 7078-94 and Classic 7004-85 on the 12

Classic 7055-87 on the 6

D40LF 7033-06, Orion V 7067-91 along with Classic 7008-84 I think was the rush-hour add on for the 3/2

Orion V 7066-91 on the 2/3

Blue Bird 7028-06 on the 15/11

Invero 7025-03 (rolling Blueberry) on the 11/15

Invero 7019-03 (shopping cart express), Inveros 7020-03 (rh, HF), 7022-03, 7023-03 (HF) Orion V's 7077-94, 7079-94 (welcome back into service), 7080-94, Invero 7018-03 (Strawberry Swirl), Classics 7005-85 (LF), Orion V 7069-91, Classic 7010-83 and D40LF 7035-06 were all on the 1/10

Blue Bird 7027-06 on the 4/5

Finally, Classic 7014-83 on the 62 while Classic 7016-83 on the 61

Classic 7015-83 as a rush-hour add on on the 8.

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Burlington Transit:

Classic 7005-85 and Invero 7025-03 (rolling Blueberry) were on the 11/15

A Blue Bird was on the 15/11, didn't see the HF trip bus however.

The 6 had Classic 7055-87.

The 4/5 I believe had a Classic on it. First time in a long, long while where any sort of 'big bus' was used on those routes, much less a HF. 7001-84 was the particular Classic.

The 2/3 had Orion V 7068-91, D40LF 7035-06. Rush-hour add ons were Classics 7016-83 and 7004-85.

I should note that 7004-85 rattles quite a bit, especially at the back of the bus. It's the only Classic, along with 7007-85, which currently still don't have the side signs.

The 3/2 had D40LF 7034-06 (Rolling Flower Pot), Orion V 7079-94. I saw this bus's door-side's ad rack and finally, it's empty. I guess while it was in the shop, the half ad was taken off.

Classics 7006-86 and 7014-83.

The 8 had Classic 7011-83.

The 12 had Orion V 7066-91 and Classic 7007-85.

The 1/10 had Inveros 7009, 7018 (Strawberry Swirl), 7022, 7023 and 7024-03 along with D40LF 7035-06. The mid-day HF bus was GM New Look 7047-82...ya...first time it's ever been on those routes in god knows how long... :lol:

Rush hour add on buses were: Orion V's 7061, 7062-90, 7065, 7069-91 and 7077-94.

The GO Specials had Classic 7012-83 on the 62 while Classic 7015-83 on the 61.

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GRT - 537 ( 1999 NOVA LFS ) was on the 59 Christopher, and RIGHT infront of my house, the axle snaped with a BOOM ! It was the best part of my day because everybody abandoned the bus, So i had a perfect photo op right on my doorstep ! ( The driver walked back downtown)

I seen 530 heading towards the Strasburg Garage also,

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Nothing too much unusual today out of Burlington and/or Oakvile, but do want to point out these little tidbits.

I had only seen 1 Orion I in service today, between 3:55pm and 4:25pm. I'm sure the others were around but out of the last few times I've been there, I'm seeing less and less. Of course I know what time of day to see them...

From Burlington, for a few weeks now, which seems to be a regular occourance now, a Blue Bird, 7031-06 was on the 15/11. It'd either be on that interlined route or the 11/15.

I'd also want to point out that one day last week, at 6:30pm, the low floor bus which would be on the 15/11 came into the Appleby GO Station and was ready to depart as the 11, to be the 11/15. The other LF bus on the 11/15 then came into the 15 bay and started to be a 15/11 for the rest of the evening.

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Brantford Transit Sightings for Today

3:30PM

1 Eagle Place: 9042 Eldorado EZ-Rider

2 West Street: 9051 Nova LFS

4A Mall Link: 9063 Nova LFS

4C Mall Link: 9064 Nova LFS

5 West Brant: 9055 Blue Bird Ultra LF

6 West Brant: 9061 Nova LFS

7 Eastward: 9054 Blue Bird Ultra LF

8 Holmedale: 9044 Blue Bird Ultra LF

9 Echo Place: 9062 Nova LFS

NWIA Route: 9818 GM New Look

Also saw 9816 and 9891 on specials ... :lol: Damn lowfloors.

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I did the trip down to Hamilton Today, here are my sightings west of TTC land.

MT

0610 - 3 Bloor - 5:35am - Islington Subway

0601 - "OOS" - 5:35am - Islington Subway

9770 - 1 DUNDAS - 5:38am - Islington Subway

9760 - 1C DUNDAS - 6:12am - Dundas and Hwy 10

0153 - 1C DUNDAS - 6:49am - South Common Mall

OT

990? - 14 South Common - 6:59am - South Common Mall

9916? - 24 Lakeshore - 7:39am - Oakville Go

BT

7019-03 - 10 @ Lakeside Village

7022-03 - 10 @ Lakeside Village

7001-83 - 15 @ Appleby GO

7032-06 - ? @ Appleby GO

HSR

5108206 - 51 University - 10:12 am John & king

9108 - 1A King Westbound - 9:34am King & Hughson

510502 - 5B Main West University Plaza - 9:31am - King & John

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I did the trip down to Hamilton Today, here are my sightings west of TTC land.

MT

0610 - 3 Bloor - 5:35am - Islington Subway

0601 - "OOS" - 5:35am - Islington Subway

9770 - 1 DUNDAS - 5:38am - Islington Subway

9760 - 1C DUNDAS - 6:12am - Dundas and Hwy 10

0153 - 1C DUNDAS - 6:49am - South Common Mall

Those MT sightings should've been posted in the "Greater Toronto Area" General Transit Sightings Thread...just so you know next time...

OT

990? - 14 South Common - 7:59am - South Common Mall

9916? - 24 Lakeshore - 7:39am - Oakville Go

BT

7019-03 - 10 @ Lakeside Village

7022-03 - 10 @ Lakeside Village

7001-83 - 15 @ Appleby GO

7032-06 - ? @ Appleby GO

7001-84 was the Classic was the HF trip on the 15/11...

The Blue Bird could've either been an 11 or a 4.

HSR

5108206 - 51 University - 10:12 am John & king

9108 - 1A King Westbound - 9:34am King & Hughson

510502 - 5B Main West University Plaza - 9:31am - King & John

Wow. A HF on the 1A-King. Not too bad...maybe it could've been on a trip where it'd last until late night.

And it's been awhile since one of those GM artics was seen...

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Oakville Transit 1986 Orion I #862 has been retired from service, on November 30th, 2006. This is the first bus in the new livery to be retired (if you dont count #900 - Orion II). So this would be the first conventional bus in the new livery, to be off the road. This wipes out the two 1986 Orion Is #861 and #862 officially...

It's parked at the back, under the canopy, with farebox removed, as well as ad frames, and I believe license plates. It was a good bus, and sad to see it go. Quite surprised they got rid of this one so soon. It got a new cap back in 2001, after a serious accident...

Bye #862! :lol:

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Oakville Transit 1986 Orion I #862 has been retired from service, on November 30th, 2006. This is the first bus in the new livery to be retired (if you dont count #900 - Orion II). So this would be the first conventional bus in the new livery, to be off the road. This wipes out the two 1986 Orion Is #861 and #862 officially...

It's parked at the back, under the canopy, with farebox removed, as well as ad frames, and I believe license plates. It was a good bus, and sad to see it go. Quite surprised they got rid of this one so soon. It got a new cap back in 2001, after a serious accident...

Bye #862! :)

I really liked that bus, good bus to ride, good memories.

Used to get it often when I took the 11/21 a lot

Farewell 862.

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Farewell from Windsor 862...Since ours were retired not too long ago. I know how you all feel, I liked ours a lot until they started smelling like they were ANTIQUE! I hope your Is were good, cuz ours were the rejects of the fleet.

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Burlington Transit

7069-91 and 7080-94 on 11, 7034-06 on 12 and 7067-91 on 15.

Orion VIII, just want to help you on a few fleets...as I have some BT sightings too.

The 12 had Orion V's 7080-94 and 7077-94, not the D40LF 7034-06...

The 15/11 had Orion V 7069-91 on the HF trip while the D40LF 7034-06 was on the 11/15's HF trip.

So you were down there...

The 1/10 had Inveros 7023-03, 7021-03 (HF trip), 7019-03 (shopping cart express)

Orion v's 7062-90 and 7078-94.

The 6 had Blue Bird 7027-06.

The 3/2 had Orion V 7066-91 while on the 2/3's HF trip, a pleasnt surprise...

Classic 7002-85!!! :huh:

O.VIII, you're REALLY in need of that BT route map...

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