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On 8/21/2022 at 3:02 AM, honolulu274 said:

As the new 6000s are rolling into service, the early 100s New Flyer D60LF are slowly but surely starting to retire, although more so, one by one, rather than altogether, like how it was with the recently retired 801-853 Gillig phantoms or the 2004 New Flyer DE60LFs 132-141.

I just checked the pantograph app and from there, it looks like more 100s are now being retired. In addition to units 100, 101, 112, 119, 120, and 127, which all retired many months ago, it now seems like 114, 115, 116, 123, 130, and 131 are all just recently retired. I’m not 100% sure but it is looking really likely that they are now retired because more new 6000s are appearing on GPS, which as we all know by now are the replacements of 100-131.  
 

The new 6000s are definitely great. I just wished there were some seats in the bendy part of those buses, like how it is in almost all of our current fleet of artics. 

Any idea which series might be the next to retire?

I could check Pearl City Yard, but however, Its not really easy for me to see things, hopefully I can ask some drivers, I know a few drivers that I have in contact and I can confirm it for more updates, Ill let you know if these fleets are retired.

On 8/21/2022 at 3:54 AM, DCTransitFilms said:

Are these gonna replace the older Gilligs?

Yes, the 500s.

 

as for the LSFA, there heading for the older Hybrids, meaning it might be possible for 151-160 to retire and 161-180 the DE60LFR’s, but I highly doubt.

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I am in Kalihi Yard, I saw 4013 bumper gone.

 

All of the 4000s and 3501 are inactive because there batteries are getting replaced soon. I will update you when my uncle brings inside the yard again, it was fun when I was inside the yard, let me know if you need more updates, and also, there only a few retired 300s left in the yard as I saw 901 in the yard, so let me know if you need me to get back in, heres a picture of 4013.

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