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Maybe it's TMCI. I remember that when I went to Louisbourg, the Classic I rode had emergency exit stickers in English and Spanish.

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a.dicion   
Maybe it's TMCI. I remember that when I went to Louisbourg, the Classic I rode had emergency exit stickers in English and Spanish.

Ah the ex-Dupont Demo. I believe this unit was once painted in a purple scheme. It was a spare at the time when we visited the Fortress and they only had the two V's running. This unit could also possibly be an MCI, I have a feeling it could be an ex-UTA unit.

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a.dicion   
Guys, that bus is a GM Classic and is definately an Ex-UTA Classic from Salt Lake City. all the specs on it point to a GM Classic from about 1983, 1984 from Salt Lake. It even still has GM Classic doors on it.

Thanks for the confirmation Peter. The front stairwell is what led me to believe that the unit was an ex-UTA unit.

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My wife and I visited Fortress Louisbourg on August 11 and rode MCI 8305 and Orion V 191 and spotted Orion V 192.

Both 8305 and 191 had good rides and appeared in excellent condition. Only signage I noticed was in English and French related to the Fortress. (191 is very barren inside and doesn't even display the fleet number.)

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My wife and I visited Fortress Louisbourg on August 11 and rode MCI 8305 and Orion V 191 and spotted Orion V 192.

Both 8305 and 191 had good rides and appeared in excellent condition. Only signage I noticed was in English and French related to the Fortress. (191 is very barren inside and doesn't even display the fleet number.)

They are excellent shape because they are only use for summer.

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8305, 191, 192 from summer 2008 visit to Fortress Louisbourg

sorry posted 191 twice

No front shots?

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97SCT   

i'm going down to Cape Breton this summer hopefully and if i get the chance, hopefully go to Louisbourg and check out the Classic, do all three buses run at the same time or just two?

last time i was there, i rode an Orion V i think was 191 and an Orion I

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My parents came back from a visit to Nova Scotia, and as per my request they snapped a few pics of the parking shuttle buses. The 1992 Orion Vs 191 and 192 are still going strong holding down the service. It looks like the ex-UTA GM Classic has been replaced by a fairly new Glaval Bus Legacy cutaway which came out to help handle the closing-time crowds.

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Wow, been many years since I last saw those Orion's . The Gillis family made money for years with those units, first running them as Aerocoach units, then the fortress work and a few of them licensed for charter work under Acadian Lines and Nova Charter Service. Was sad to see most of them rotting away in the back yard around '95 and very happy to see them on the highway headed through Moncton a year later as they headed to new owners.

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