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Remember, same standards as the previous Special sightings thread!

Important! 2153 is back! It was seen on 132 Milner on 2006-08-21

Just a quickie:

Ok, I've managed to keep quiet for all these time you've posted (mainly because the old "Today's Sighting" was too vague in its definition) but now since dyip_90 was kind enough to start a whole new thread specifying only special sightings, I thought I'll teach you what it means by Special Sightings. My examples only include TTC but you'll get a general picture of the message I'm trying to get through.

Any series of buses that are due for mass retirement currently but were seen running (eg. D901, Newlook non 22-24xx, Orion VI) and not Classics! When the time comes for Classics to be mass retired with "mass" being the operative word, then start posting them. Because Classics are currently the next on the line to be retired thus it's not their time in the spotlight yet.

Any non accessible buses on accessible routes (eg. Classic on 16, D40-89 on 129 lol) and not Classic on 91.

Any accessible buses on non accessible routes excluding Eglinton routes (eg. 96 Orion V on 129, RTS on 41) and not Orion VII on 25.

Any buses operating outside their usual routes (eg. Orion VII on 192, D40-88 on 20, YRT buses in Mississauga, DRT buses in Hamilton lol).

Wrapped buses (Mike can fill you in there).

New buses (eg. 1000 or 7900 sightings).

Retired buses (eg. Mike Boone's favorite statement "92xx at Wilson's deadline).

Accidents (eg. Newlook has crashed into a light pole "god I love that statement", Orion VII 74xx has an engine fire, 70xx broke down).

Repainted or rebuilt buses (eg. the 94xx series or some D901s repainted).

And anything that's out of the ordinary and doesn't fit into those categories(eg. Luminator Horizon sign on a 664x bus, smaller font for bus xxxx).

That's all I can think of right now but it not only includes buses, any GTA transit vehicles fitting into those categories are welcome too (eg. H5 on BD line, GO Train 20x blew up).

And maybe because you're new and don't really know what are special and non special sightings are, that I can understand.

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Guest Wilson Wu

On my bike ride, I spotted 3 MTA New York City movie buses located in a parking lot on Cherry Street. I don't know where exactly, but it's located along the Waterfront-Martin Goodman Trail.

There's also one that's completely chopped up, with just the front remaining.

Later on in my bike ride, I went past the Orion plant (didn't even know I was going to pass it) and saw TTC 7655 parked in the front. An MTA Hybrid 7 was inthe back, which I guess is no biggie.

Wilson Wu

Markham, ON

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Special Sighting back on the temp board

7565 back at Eglinton, on 21

7817 also back at Eglinton, 42B

6026, 6051, 6133 - 131E

6202 on 169

Dyip90 8/21/06 5:44PM

Flyers:

224: 6005, 6139, 6201

169: 6108

Wraps:

2072 on 129A

Felix Poon 8/21/06 5:55PM

2273 is on 71 Runnymede right now it should be out until 1am or later. 2273 also has a new coat of paint and most of the interior lights were off at 10pm.

Brian 8/21/06 9:51PM

Thats suprising!

That has got to be a safety hazard!

David Vincent 8/21/06 10:48PM

Oh ya, is 6723 BMount or Qswy? I saw it on 12B Kingston Rd today

Dyip90 8/22/06 12:22AM

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2273 is on 71 Runnymede right now it should be out until 1am or later. 2273 also has a new coat of paint and most of the interior lights were off at 10pm.

Brian 8/21/06 9:51PM

Thats suprising!

2273 was indeed Runnymede/Swansea, it then later did that crew's Bar-Run on the 300 Bloor-Danforth. WB from Broadview Stn. to East Mall.

A rare chance to see a GM out on the 300.

It was an open piece of work filled out by an Arrow bus and operator.

75xx was out on 26 Dupont during the late evening. Presumably a change off from Arrow.

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Since the wrap list for the Bell Cell Phone thingy disappear. I may as well post the ones I know for sure.

2072

2242

2254-->I surprise at the fact that it doesn't have a rear advertisement rack yet it has the window wrap

2793

6493-->It has the window wrap but the advertisement is not the Bell Cell Phone Advertisement!!!

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Well yesterday #7424 was on NIS (Not In Service)

While I was waiting for the 95, the Orion turned into the Ellesmere RT and I didnt see come out.

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Oh ya, is 6723 BMount or Qswy? I saw it on 12B Kingston Rd today

Dyip90 8/22/06 12:22AM

I dont know what going on with the 67xx but i saw 6735 out on route 70. I posted this just in case it got moved.

Brad

Interesting, two Queensway Vs back at Bmout and two Birchmount VIIs (7815, 7819) are at Eglinton.

Anyways, I rode 7974 on 32C yesterday and 7902 was right behind us on 32B.

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I think this may be special since it is summer today at 5:30pm I heard a H4 entering Runnymede Station. I also spotted lots of special constables downtown today. I saw two at Union and two at Shoppers drug mart in the eaton center and another two on Yonge street.

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I think this may be special since it is summer today at 5:30pm I heard a H4 entering Runnymede Station. I also spotted lots of special constables downtown today. I saw two at Union and two at Shoppers drug mart in the eaton center and another two on Yonge street.

seeing a h4 is not special, they are still running in the summer.

BTW 2153 is still active, it was on 132 yesterday! and 2057 is sitting in Malvern with a stopsign paper on the front of it!

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seeing a h4 is not special, they are still running in the summer.

BTW 2153 is still active, it was on 132 yesterday! and 2057 is sitting in Malvern with a stopsign paper on the front of it!

The dreaded DO NOT MOVE this bus sign.....usually for when a bus is about to be rebuilt.. or in this case, retired.

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2279 was also repainted, I guess it was done recently.

2273 also has a new coat of paint and most of the interior lights were off at 10pm.

Brian 8/21/06 9:51PM

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Not sure if is this a special sighting...........(Hey I'm a Vancouverite! :) ) Anyway, I've seen a fishbowl (couldn't really catch the exact number, I THINK it's 2923) heading Westbound on Finch as a 39 around 10:30pm tonight.

David

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Not sure if is this a special sighting...........(Hey I'm a Vancouverite! :) ) Anyway, I've seen a fishbowl (couldn't really catch the exact number, I THINK it's 2923) heading Westbound on Finch as a 39 around 10:30pm tonight.

David

Actually thats an Accessible violation if you saw a Fishbowl on 39 and there is no fishbowl numbered 2923.

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Actually thats an Accessible violation if you saw a Fishbowl on 39 and there is no fishbowl numbered 2923.

alright then it's 2329 I think.........play around with that group of digits :P

Good to see an accessible violation, I'd much prefer an old-fashion fishie to pull up at my stop! :)

Dave

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