mike from edmonton

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2 minutes ago, awstott said:

There was still a few of them around in 2012 in Cromdale.

BBC 151 by Andrew Stott, on Flickr 

 

 

Oh hell, not you imagining things too...

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100, 113, 137, 140, and 151. They are at Centennial now according to Phillip.

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On 10/11/2016 at 4:09 PM, mpelov said:

Also a technical question, where are the brake resistors of the BBC trolleybuses? Judging by the photos they're not on the roof, so they must be under the floor (which is not really safe actually).

Underfloor, right rear. Most North American buses had the resistors under floor. Don't see how it isn't safe. Our U-2 LRV's have the resistors under floor as well

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Brake resistors under the floor can cause fire if they overheat during long descending for example. Russian ZiU 682 trolleybuses often catch fire for this reason. Most European trolleybuses have the brake resistors on the roof where they are cooled by the air current.

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On Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 3:21 AM, mpelov said:

Brake resistors under the floor can cause fire if they overheat during long descending for example. Russian ZiU 682 trolleybuses often catch fire for this reason. Most European trolleybuses have the brake resistors on the roof where they are cooled by the air current.

Never happened on the BBCs or U2s. I've personally burnt up a resistor on a U2. No fire...lots of smoke! Stinky too....

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-City Policy C585 (Edmonton’s Community Energy Transition Strategy) states that the City of Edmonton will lead Edmonton in becoming an energy sustainable city, exemplified by a number of things, including: Increased electrification of Edmonton’s transportation system with passenger vehicles, buses, light trucks and trans powered by clean electricity.” -The greenhouse gas reduction benefits of electric vehicles are significant. Even in Alberta (where the carbon

I guess the trolleys were different because they were dirty electricity.

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I guess the trolleys were different because they were dirty electricity.

 

More like dirty agendas underfoot...

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On 11/10/2016 at 6:36 PM, M. Parsons said:
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Says who Mark!?

As of 2014 there were actually a number of them there, including 140, the first refurbished bus and only refurb not to go to Bulgaria.

 

 

That was as of a year, 2 years, 4 years ago. They could all be gone by now.

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That sucks....still looking for a BBC plate! :lol:

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6 hours ago, Mark Walton said:

That was as of a year, 2 years, 4 years ago. They could all be gone by now.

As far as I know they are still at Centennial.

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