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3 hours ago, Thomasw said:

That thing has been up for sale for months now. 

You guys would be better of selling it for scrap or on an actual car selling website such as Bring A Trailer or Govdeals

We had it up with an asking price before. Now we're just asking for offers. I've suggested BaT but I think the superiors aren't really big fans of the US $99 listing fee. We are currently going through a lot so exploring better ways to sell it won't be happening anytime soon.

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On 4/23/2019 at 11:09 PM, Community Shuttle said:

We actually need to get rid of buses. Not sure what's happening with the BBC trolley (guy in Bulgaria wants to buy it but I escalated that to the president) but here's the other bus we want to let go:

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/bnc/cto/d/burnaby-vintage-brill-coach-bus-for/6873158587.html

There’s 199 at Reynolds which they could get 

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Hello guys. Sorry to bring up an old question again, but does anyone have a list of the Flyer trolleybuses that went to Mendoza and the new fleet numbers they received? I am trying to update the fleet data on transphoto.ru, but only about 1/3 of the trolleybuses could be linked to their previous Vancouver numbers. I found a link to such a list on trolleymotion.eu, but unfortunately it's long dead. Help is much appreciated.

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15 hours ago, mpelov said:

Hello guys. Sorry to bring up an old question again, but does anyone have a list of the Flyer trolleybuses that went to Mendoza and the new fleet numbers they received? I am trying to update the fleet data on transphoto.ru, but only about 1/3 of the trolleybuses could be linked to their previous Vancouver numbers. I found a link to such a list on trolleymotion.eu, but unfortunately it's long dead. Help is much appreciated.

Should be on the forum wiki

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Thanks. After much digging and with the help of Jurgen Lehman from Germany I think I managed to identify 60 out of the 80 trolleybuses. As of February 2019 three Flyers still remained - 26 (2727), 29 (2846) and 2838.

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2 hours ago, doglover44 said:

What trolleys you guys have now ?

If you mean Vancouver, ~250 total E40LFRs and E60LFRs from New Flyer of Winnipeg. Mostly built 2006-7 and 2007-9.

We have a couple historical trolleys at TRAMS that run on special occasions too.

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1 hour ago, Busmanic92 said:

That would be 2101 (i believe it went to Edmonton back in the day for showcasing or training if i remember correctly). And all about the trolleys can be seen on the wiki

That was 2242 that was in Edmonton, and it also visited Seattle. 

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Seems

On 10/14/2019 at 1:26 AM, jmward said:

If you mean Vancouver, ~250 total E40LFRs and E60LFRs from New Flyer of Winnipeg. Mostly built 2006-7 and 2007-9.

We have a couple historical trolleys at TRAMS that run on special occasions too.

Seems everyone is gong New Flyer for trolleys but us

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In case anyone is interested, I'm sharing all information I could find on the New Flyers that went to Argentina. Of the 80 trolleybuses delivered to Mendoza 63 were accounted for while the remaining 17 I couldn't link to their previous Vancouver numbers. In summary, the Flyers in Mendoza received fleet numbers 01-66 as not all of them entered service. 6 were used as parts donors and 8 were kept as spare vehicles. 6 of the spares entered service at a later stage to replace withdrawn Flyers with fleet numbers 01, 03, 06, 09, 10 and 26. As of October 2019 three Flyers remained in storage in Mendoza, as previously reported these are 2838, 26 (2727) and 29 (2846). Two of these are possibly in working order, 2838 never entered service and I read on an Argentinian forum that it was in good condition and 2727 was one of the spares that entered service only in the end of 2016, so it ran in Mendoza for just about 6 months before the trolleybus system was closed in May 2017. These two were also not listed on the 2017 auction on which the remaining Flyers were sold for scrap so probably they intend to keep them for the time being. The complete fleet lists can be found here:
https://transphoto.org/list.php?mid=2956&cid=1039
https://transphoto.org/list.php?mid=1270&cid=1039

Street view captured the three stored Flyers in August 2019: https://www.google.com/maps/@-32.9597427,-68.7842551,3a,40.9y,11.15h,85.94t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sleC03dk4iM6C8Bi-S8hTwg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

Not related, but good news nonetheless, the last remaining Krupp trolleybus in Mendoza #80 was shipped to Germany for preservation:
https://www.urban-transport-magazine.com/en/return-of-another-ts-trolleybus-to-solingen/

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