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It's great to see that they're being reused instead of simply being thrown away. I wonder if the city of Mendoza plans to repaint them or if they'll just keep the old paint scheme.

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Well I hope that these trolleys will find some service in Argentinian (argentine) streets, but if anyone manage to see those buses in action in Argentina and/or if we have some users who live in Argentina and saw those particular buses on their streets, give us a "ring". Post your pictures onto our forum for people to revisit! As the song by Simple Plan goes.....

"So I guess it's time for me to say goodbye..."

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I hope you guys had a chance to grab a rollsign or something!

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I am glad to see these units getting a new lease on life.

I wish ETS had thought to do that instead of scrapping a bunch of BBC's.

Of course ETS higher ups are probably busy convincing themselves that nobody else in the whole world is interested in unique one-of-a-kind BBC trolley coaches with lots of love left to give.

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That is pretty damn cool, for sure those will one day be one of those photos that somebody is going to go "Holy Crap!!!!" about lol. Particularly the ones of 2798 suspended.

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If they're sending over 2704... and saving 2805... the hell are they going to use for spare parts... i guess it'll be from the scrap... and chances are that if something from 2805 breaks down, and they try and use a part from scrap... it might not work... but that's just my opinion... funny thing is... after seeing the report I'm tempted to fly to Argentina, wait for the flyers to arrive then shoot them up in their new home...

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We wish :D

Yeah, according to etb-chat from one of the Trams member, it was told from maintenance "DO NOT TOUCH" anything from the buses, so no rollsigns for the fans! B)

As of seing those photos, may be the best farewell to the trolleys I've ridden then since I was 5-7 years old, ridden several more times until the end of it! :P

Goodbye Flyer trolley forever! And I don't need a Kleenex for my cry, the rain of the photos you guys took have many cries!

I am glad to see these units getting a new lease on life.

I wish ETS had thought to do that instead of scrapping a bunch of BBC's.

Of course ETS higher ups are probably busy convincing themselves that nobody else in the whole world is interested in unique one-of-a-kind BBC trolley coaches with lots of love left to give.

Would the word "Corruptions" be in their mind today?!

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Special thanks to Terry Muirhead for providing his excellent photos of the Flyer trolleybuses onboard the deep-sea vessel Wisdom as the ship carrying our old friends slowly made its way out away from home to the new world. (It's a pretty powerful imagery.........seeing them leaving us after over 20 years of loyal service, farewell to the Flyer trolleybuses! Hope they find their new owners treat them well in the new world! :D ) I edited the photos and they're up on Trans-Vancouver for those who may be interested:

http://www.trans-vancouver.fotopic.net/p54761184.html

http://www.trans-vancouver.fotopic.net/p54761161.html

http://www.trans-vancouver.fotopic.net/p54761162.html

http://www.trans-vancouver.fotopic.net/p54761163.html

http://www.trans-vancouver.fotopic.net/p54761164.html

http://www.trans-vancouver.fotopic.net/p54761165.html

Enjoy!

Dave

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First of all, special thanks to Jorge Luis Guevara, I believe he is a

transit / traffic supervisor for EPTM, the local transit authority in

the city of Mendoza, Argentina. (Empresa Provincial de Transportes de

Mendoza / Provincial Company of Transport of Mendoza) Jorge donated

some excellent photos showing our "old friends" arrived at their new

home safe and sound in Mendoza, Argentina. I have listed some

information he passed on in his email, given if the Spanish online

translation worked properly :rolleyes:

1.) The trollies arrived in Mendoza from Chile in batches of 12

2.) There are lots of local media attention on these "new" buses in

excellent conditions which received lots of positive compliments.

3.) Ok, I am NOT sure about if this is what he actually meant - these

buses will not see service at least until March or April of 2009.

And here are some photos he generously donated, full credits are given

to Mr.Guevara in both English and Spanish:

http://www.trans-vancouver.fotopic.net/p55429008.html

http://www.trans-vancouver.fotopic.net/p55429002.html

http://www.trans-vancouver.fotopic.net/p55429003.html

http://www.trans-vancouver.fotopic.net/p55429004.html

http://www.trans-vancouver.fotopic.net/p55429005.html

http://www.trans-vancouver.fotopic.net/p55429006.html

Enjoy!

Dave

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Ah But if ETS had sold them it would prove the lies that were being told about their reliability.

Better to scrap them and hide the truth m'dear!

Still, a new lease on life for them would have made losing them a bit less painful.

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WOW! They look very sharp in their new colors! Anyone keeping track of which Vancouver number became which in their new home?

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They repainted one of the flyer trollies... http://trolebusesmendocinos.blogspot.com/2...de-la-eptm.html

here's a picture... http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_MMsoDmbnDcM/SbFw...-h/100_2458.jpg

and another... http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_MMsoDmbnDcM/SbFv...-h/000_0020.jpg

If my spanish is up to snuff... the words on the bus read "Express Of Province Of Transport of Mendoza" as for he words about the doors, rear door is Down, and front is Up...

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Nice livery. I like the 'Ascend' and the 'Descend' above the appropriate doors. I can imagine that their buses are busy, busy, busy all the time.

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They repainted one of the flyer trollies... http://trolebusesmendocinos.blogspot.com/2...de-la-eptm.html

here's a picture... http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_MMsoDmbnDcM/SbFw...-h/100_2458.jpg

and another... http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_MMsoDmbnDcM/SbFv...-h/000_0020.jpg

If my spanish is up to snuff... the words on the bus read "Express Of Province Of Transport of Mendoza" as for he words about the doors, rear door is Down, and front is Up...

Yup! That's what was posted right above you. B)

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