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If you guys are driving between Saskatoon and Regina, keep an eye out for an old fishbowl on the side of the road, covered with advertising signs. It's in one of the first towns outside of Saskatoon, Bladworth or something like that me thinks...

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If you guys are driving between Saskatoon and Regina, keep an eye out for an old fishbowl on the side of the road, covered with advertising signs. It's in one of the first towns outside of Saskatoon, Bladworth or something like that me thinks...

I asume you mean this one? See Photos below:

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I have had this one on my website for some time now at http://www.busdrawings.com in the St. Albert Transit Photo Gallery! Not sure if U know about it or not.

http://www.busdrawings.com/Transit/alberta...5307n/index.htm

The bus is Ex-St. Albert Transit #818 (1976 GM T6H-5307N) These were taken on October 10, 2006.

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Thanks for posting the photos. I was wondering about its heritage. Did it come directly from Alberta, or Saskatoon Transit? Either way quite a trip. I'll have an eye for those ex-ETS busses (as always!) next time I'm downtown, which is this Saturday.

Jan 4 2008 372 on unknown

Jan 4 2008 387 on Route # 13

Jan 4 2008 377 on Route # 13

Jan 4 2008 401 on Route # 6

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Thanks for posting the photos. I was wondering about its heritage. Did it come directly from Alberta, or Saskatoon Transit? Either way quite a trip. I'll have an eye for those ex-ETS busses (as always!) next time I'm downtown, which is this Saturday.

She was actually delivered to ETS Westwood Garage in 1976 in the old cream with blue band colour scheme. ETS was running St Alberts system for them at the time until the early/mid 80's

When St Albert set up it's own system/garage etc. all of their equipment moved over (811-830, 401-403) and 401-403 became 831-833, and were eventually repainted into the new St Albert scheme as illustrated in Peters pics

It appears that 816 was retired/sold off in 1994, but I do not know how she ended up outside Saskatoon

And a few more years down the road in 1996, St Albert sold off 821, 822, 824 - 826 to Saskatoon

Appreciate your trip downtown to the barns (just are not the same since they knocked down the old north wing, where they park the hulks)

Do you know where the body shop is located (I know I have the address around here someplace)

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Do you know where the body shop is located (I know I have the address around here someplace)

Not really. I assume its part of the compound, where the main garage is, not to mention the pit. This reminds me, I could never get the numbers of the units in the pit. It's 2-3 fishbowls at least, one of which appears to have been side-swiped, with one side badly damaged.

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Not really. I assume its part of the compound, where the main garage is, not to mention the pit. This reminds me, I could never get the numbers of the units in the pit. It's 2-3 fishbowls at least, one of which appears to have been side-swiped, with one side badly damaged.

Actually the body shops are located at 422 -46 street, quite a ways away from the main shops (north and ont he east side of Idlewyld), and in the general area I thought they were thinking of a new garage. Here's a picture from 2003.

as for the units in the pit, it probably changes as they write off some busses for scrap and park others for parting out, but any current pics would be great to see

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Lots of ex-ETS units since I last checked the shops! Should go there much more often... I also checked the body shops, nothing visible there.

Jan 6 2008 379 @ shops

Jan 6 2008 983 @ shops

Jan 6 2008 951 @ shops

Jan 6 2008 825 @ shops derelict

Jan 6 2008 822 @ shops

Jan 6 2008 992 @ shops

Jan 6 2008 414 @ shops derelict

Jan 6 2008 416 @ shops derelict

Jan 6 2008 409 @ shops derelict

Jan 6 2008 413 @ shops derelict

At least one more direlict fishbowl, couldn't get its number. The really messed up one (side-swipe?) seems to be gone.

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Cool, a 300 series made it there!

Probably not Ashton, as Saskatoon's Jimmies were in the 300-403 series. I show STS 379 as a 1978 unit, so I'll be that is the one being parted out!

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Oh, bah. :) Probably should've had a look at my own photos too.

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I went and dug this up... My last shot of 992 running for ETS, shortly after it returned to service after not being seen for awhile. I seem to recall two people in a Mustang making comments as I photographed that bus... Look who's laughing now mike from edmonton and George!!! :):)

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Nice shot of that Scion xB behind it too. :) My last shot of it was 2005-03-03.

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I went and dug this up... My last shot of 992 running for ETS, shortly after it returned to service after not being seen for awhile. I seem to recall two people in a Mustang making comments as I photographed that bus... Look who's laughing now mike from edmonton and George!!! :):)

I can't recall a thing about that one, damn memory gaps (where and when was that taken anyways)

At least she is still alive and running, unlike a lot of her sisters who have become beverage containers or worse yet, a (insert most hated Low Floor model here)

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I can't recall a thing about that one, damn memory gaps (where and when was that taken anyways)

Wow, you're memory is failing you. Boonie Doon... 83 St, southbound, north of 82 Ave... close to the south entrance... Tony Roma's...

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I show STS 379 as a 1978 unit, so I'll be that is the one being parted out!

He's not being parted out! Just parked at the shops along with everything else. Units I listed as derelict are being parted out, plus 2-3 more.

Jan 7 2008 371 on an Extra

Jan 7 2008 394 on an Extra

Jan 7 2008 377 on Route # 6

Jan 7 2008 398 on an Extra

Jan 7 2008 386 on Route # 21

Jan 7 2008 381 on Route # 6

Jan 7 2008 372 on an Extra

Jan 7 2008 826 on Route # 5

Jan 7 2008 384 on Route # 14

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Nice shot of that Scion xB behind it too. :P My last shot of it was 2005-03-03.

Oh that's what those are called! Crazy looking things!

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Nice shot of that Scion xB behind it too. B) My last shot of it was 2005-03-03.

Derail the topic a bit.

Rarely those Scion comes to Canada, which of course they have to pay an extra fees and legal signing before coming to the country. However Toyota Canada have no plans to bring Scion at anytime until furthur studies market are done.

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Jan 8 2008 383 on Route # 13

Jan 8 2008 402 on Route # 6

Jan 8 2008 379 on Route # 13

Jan 8 2008 392 on Route # 4

Jan 8 2008 394 on an Extra

Jan 8 2008 381 on an Extra

Jan 8 2008 372 on an Extra

Jan 8 2008 824 on Route # 13

Jan 8 2008 821 on Route # 6

Spotted the old Orion bus now in Fire service. Didn't get its number, but I believe its the one posted in the Emergency Vechicle section. Are any still on the road in Winnipeg? (I used to ride them on Routes 94 & 95, this was before low floors)

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Are any still on the road in Winnipeg? (I used to ride them on Routes 94 & 95, this was before low floors)

Winnipeg's Orion I's are long gone now.

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Jan 8 2008 383 on Route # 13

Jan 8 2008 402 on Route # 6

Jan 8 2008 379 on Route # 13

Jan 8 2008 392 on Route # 4

Jan 8 2008 394 on an Extra

Jan 8 2008 381 on an Extra

Jan 8 2008 372 on an Extra

Jan 8 2008 824 on Route # 13

Jan 8 2008 821 on Route # 6

Spotted the old Orion bus now in Fire service. Didn't get its number, but I believe its the one posted in the Emergency Vechicle section. Are any still on the road in Winnipeg? (I used to ride them on Routes 94 & 95, this was before low floors)

Jan 9 2008 400 on Route # 13

Jan 9 2008 394 on an Extra

Jan 9 2008 380 on an Extra

Jan 10 2008 384 on an Extra

Jan 10 2008 381 on Route # 13

Jan 10 2008 386 on Route # 13

Jan 10 2008 992 on an Extra

Jan 10 2008 392 on an Extra

Jan 11 2008 372 on an Extra

That would be fire #62 based at 9 hall int he north east. Not sure if it was 601 or 602, but damn she is bright!

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That would be fire #62 based at 9 hall int he north east. Not sure if it was 601 or 602, but damn she is bright!

I believe it was #602 from what I recall. She still had her original fleet number on the inside of which I remember taking photos of. But I accidently gave away my original photos of that bus by mistake some time ago thinking that they were my Extra prints and apparently the extra prints were given away as well. Martin? By chance do you have any of those pics? If so, could you see if you can find them when you have time and take a look to see if you have that interior photo showing the fleet number to confirm for us which one it was originally? I need to dig through my negatives to get those prints made again. I will work on that as soon as I get a chance as well.

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Jan 9 2008 386 on an Extra

Jan 9 2008 826 on Route # 21

Jan 9 2008 400 on Route # 13

Jan 9 2008 394 on an Extra

Jan 9 2008 380 on an Extra

Jan 10 2008 384 on an Extra

Jan 10 2008 381 on Route # 13

Jan 10 2008 386 on Route # 13

Jan 10 2008 392 on an Extra

Jan 10 2008 394 on an Extra

Jan 10 2008 402 on Route # 13

Jan 10 2008 400 on Route # 4

Jan 10 2008 377 on an Extra 80

Jan 10 2008 378 on an Extra 80

Jan 10 2008 992 on an Extra 60

Jan 10 2008 383 on Route # 1

Jan 10 2008 400 on Route # 4

Jan 11 2008 372 on an Extra

Jan 11 2008 386 on an Extra

Jan 11 2008 402 on Route # 13

Jan 11 2008 400 on an Extra 80

Jan 11 2008 821 on an Extra

Jan 12 2008 402 on Route # 5

Jan 14 2008 400 on an Extra 3

Jan 14 2008 992 on an Extra

Jan 14 2008 379 on an Extra

Jan 14 2008 392 on Route # 21

Jan 16 2008 392 on Route # 6

Jan 16 2008 394 on Route # 3

Jan 16 2008 391 on an Extra

Jan 16 2008 379 on Route # 4

Jan 16 2008 381 on Route # 13

Jan 16 2008 377 @ shops

Jan 17 2008 393 on an Extra

Jan 17 2008 372 on an Extra

Jan 17 2008 384 on Route # 13

Jan 17 2008 371 on Route # 5

Jan 17 2008 380 on an Extra

Jan 17 2008 381 on Route # 4

Jan 17 2008 401 on Route # 13

Jan 17 2008 402 on Route # 13

Jan 17 2008 821 on an Extra

Jan 17 2008 398 on an Extra

Jan 17 2008 386 on Route # 5

Jan 17 2008 378 on an Extra

Jan 17 2008 400 on an Extra 50

Jan 18 2008 403 @ shops

Jan 21 2008 372 on Route # 6

Jan 21 2008 384 on an Extra

Jan 21 2008 824 on Route # 13

Jan 21 2008 403 on Route # 13

Jan 21 2008 826 on an Extra

Jan 21 2008 393 on Route # 6

Jan 21 2008 983 on Route # 21

Jan 22 2008 400 on Route # 13

Jan 22 2008 384 on Route # 13

Jan 22 2008 387 on an Extra 60

Jan 22 2008 826 on an Extra

Jan 22 2008 402 on an Extra

Jan 22 2008 391 on Route # 13

Jan 22 2008 821 on Route # 5

Jan 23 2008 398 on an Extra

Jan 23 2008 401 on Route # 13

Jan 23 2008 378 on an Extra 60

Jan 23 2008 821 on Route # 13

Jan 23 2008 387 on an Extra 70

Jan 24 2008 372 on an Extra

Jan 24 2008 394 on Route # 4

Jan 24 2008 381 on an Extra 60

Jan 25 2008 381 on an Extra

Jan 25 2008 400 on an Extra

Jan 25 2008 393 on an Extra

Jan 25 2008 401 on Route # 21

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Jan 28 2008 391 on an Extra

Busses were rumoured to be cancelled today due to the blizzard. Obviously not the case.

Look forward to boarding tommorrow @ 7:40am in -50C weather.

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Jan 28 2008 391 on an Extra

Busses were rumoured to be cancelled today due to the blizzard. Obviously not the case.

Look forward to boarding tommorrow @ 7:40am in -50C weather.

Very nice!

-41 with the wind if good enough for me. Not sure if I would even want -50. Granted, it would still be pretty cool to say I took photos of buses in -50 weather...

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