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I guess I'll post this here as it's general info... I ran into a mechanic at the Veolia St-Jean-sur-Richelieu garage today and he told me that he bought an old OC Transpo GM New Look last year from the military base in Petawawa! Appearently after its days in OC Transpo, it got shipped to Petawawa for service for military personel and he bought it from them. Anyone know what unit it could be? The guy runs it in the summer for fun and its at this house in a field in Farnham, Qc.
Ask him for the VIN Number, it will help.

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Ask him for the VIN Number, it will help.

I'm 100% sure I'll never see this guy again.. so the only way to find it is to drive around Farnham, Qc .

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I'll just post this here, no need for new topic.

Back in the early 80s not sure about the 70s, while the Transitway was being built, Blair Station was being constructed sometime in the late 80s and scheduled to open in Spring 1990. Before Blair station was built, the surrounding routes that were operating around the area and through it served a Terminal near the Blair station on Ogilvie Road and Old Blair Road (which now is known as Blair Place). This terminal was known as Shoppers City East. In a June 1988 OC Transpo map, it shows that routes (2), (122), (123), 124, (125), (126), and [127] made service in that terminal. (Routes in parenthesis indicate terminus of route, routes in brackets indicate terminus of route during Sundays or Off-Peak) Currently, their are hardly any evidence showing that their was once a Terminal built at Shoppers City East, but in a 1984 OC Transpo Map, it had the lay out of that particular terminal and its proper accurate location including what bus bays were serviced by. We currently do not have a copy of this lay out, but will soon.

I took the liberty of drawing a diagram of the terminal, that was exactly shown on the system map:

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June 1988 System map showing Shoppers City E.

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Bus Entrance:

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Actual spot where platform was. Bus bay exact location has been paved over.

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After Blair station was opened, Shoppers City East terminal closed down, and almost all evidence removed, except the actual road that lead to the terminal is still in place, blended in with the rest of the parking lot.

ISMichael. :P

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I'll just post this here, no need for new topic.

Back in the early 80s not sure about the 70s, while the Transitway was being built, Blair Station was being constructed sometime in the late 80s and scheduled to open in Spring 1990. Before Blair station was built, the surrounding routes that were operating around the area and through it served a Terminal near the Blair station on Ogilvie Road and Old Blair Road (which now is known as Blair Place). This terminal was known as Shoppers City East. In a June 1988 OC Transpo map, it shows that routes (2), (122), (123), 124, (125), (126), and [127] made service in that terminal. (Routes in parenthesis indicate terminus of route, routes in brackets indicate terminus of route during Sundays or Off-Peak) Currently, their are hardly any evidence showing that their was once a Terminal built at Shoppers City East, but in a 1984 OC Transpo Map, it had the lay out of that particular terminal and its proper accurate location including what bus bays were serviced by. We currently do not have a copy of this lay out, but will soon.

After Blair station was opened, Shoppers City East terminal closed down, and almost all evidence removed, except the actual road that lead to the terminal is still in place, blended in with the rest of the parking lot.

ISMichael. :blink:

I remember that old terminal. The same thing happened at St. Laurent Shopping Centre when the Transitway station was openned there. The old terminal was in what is now the parking lot between Coventry and Toys R Us. No trace of it remains today.

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How about this one at ST Laurent. The Bus Terminal befopre the transitway was built.

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I remember that old terminal. The same thing happened at St. Laurent Shopping Centre when the Transitway station was openned there. The old terminal was in what is now the parking lot between Coventry and Toys R Us. No trace of it remains today.
I guess you would be right, seeing as that picture MCI Bus posted makes St. Laurent look like a 80s mall instead of the modern mall it does now. On that same map me and ISMichael found out about shoppers city east, we also saw the layout for St. Laurent. Also Bayshore was rather, interesting.

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I got the station layouts from a 1984 map, pictures will come soon.

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How about this one at ST Laurent. The Bus Terminal befopre the transitway was built.

Well, the GM Classic dates the photo very nicely--it couldn't have been taken before 1984. And three Orion I buses as well... :P

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Not to mention on the 1984 map, the station layout is correct. I'll be posting them later.

Though didn't the St. Laurent Transitway Station open in 1984? The Upper Level at least?

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Well, the GM Classic dates the photo very nicely--it couldn't have been taken before 1984. And three Orion I buses as well... :(

There's a clasic? where in the [hoto?

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There's a clasic? where in the [hoto?
It's the right most bus.

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It's the right most bus.

Thanks

Ok since where taking time to discuss OC past transitway and things of that nature, I thought I'd post some interesting things from OC past to present. I'll be starting of with some Transitway stuff, then over the next little whle I'll be posting articales and things from at least 1995 to the present.

Due to the limit of 5mb for scans on up loading the post might seem a bit funny as I'll be reply to my post several times. Its the only way I can get them all to appear in one post. I had to make them a bit big so members could read the info.

Well here we go the start ogf a long posting of aritcales 15 YEARS!!! over the next little while.

Enjoy

TOM :(

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Thanks

Ok since where taking time to discuss OC past transitway and things of that nature, I thought I'd post some interesting things from OC past to present. I'll be starting of with some Transitway stuff, then over the next little whle I'll be posting articales and things from at least 1995 to the present.

Due to the limit of 5mb for scans on up loading the post might seem a bit funny as I'll be reply to my post several times. Its the only way I can get them all to appear in one post. I had to make them a bit big so members could read the info.

Well here we go the start ogf a long posting of aritcales 15 YEARS!!! over the next little while.

Enjoy

TOM :o

Also, it should be noted that many of the bus route numbers changed in the mid-1980s. For instance, route 41 is now 14, 51 is now 18, 52 is now 16, 62 is now 8, 65 is now 85, etc.

Looking at the route change details makes me wonder what route 95 was like before the Transitway... :(

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Also, it should be noted that many of the bus route numbers changed in the mid-1980s. For instance, route 41 is now 14, 51 is now 18, 52 is now 16, 62 is now 8, 65 is now 85, etc.

Looking at the route change details makes me wonder what route 95 was like before the Transitway... :(

Well at the archives I found a photo of a Fishbowl display route 95 in 1984. But also it seems the 65 was of more importance back then in the Transit System than the 95 seeing as in the 1984 System Map, on the back it said that the only POP route (as we only had GM Artics in 1984) was the 65. Though I am quite sure the GM Artics did make it onto other routes as there is photos of them on other routes.

So I doubt the 95 had any real importance until the Transitway was complete.

EDIT: I just looked at the photos from the archives, there is one GM Artic (8205) on the 65 Elmvale, and another at Lincoln on a 3 digit route, but I can't make out the route number but it is defiantly 3 digit. Also there is one more of one turning into the local platforms at Lincoln (8213) with the flashing lights posted earlier installed from what it appears to be. It is signed up the 65 so it is probably just circling around the platform.

Also in the photos there is 2 buses on route 95 Nepean Center, one of them is a 1984 Classic (8405 @ Lincoln), the other is a Fishbowl (7915 @ Lees).

It also seems like from the 80s system maps, OC focused more on telling people which express buses to catch that will take you home (like that express bus transitway map found in the 1992 system map).

EDIT2: About that photo at Lincoln on the 3 digit route, the bus is displaying Lincoln Fields as the designation and it actually appears too be scrolling the numbers. I'll have to go back to the archives and take a look at the actual photo.

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For those out of town, the St.Laurent lower level platforms are currently being renovated, and here is a picture I took with one of the new shelter thingy-ma-jig being built.

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ISMichael. :(

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1995

Ok here some of things that where happening at OC during 1995. There are 63 scans so the post will seem long as well abit funny due to the way I have post each group of 5-7 scans seperatly

Enjoy

Tom :0

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I'll post the 1996 happenings either on Sunday or Monday. Just finished scaning in 61 scans of info., abit tired so I'll post either Sunday or Monday.

BTW they'll are few interesting things that happen 1996, try and find them when I post them.

until then Happy Easter/Pass Over

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St.Laurent Renovated Shelter Update:

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Transit Terminal Diagrams dating from a March 1984 System Map. (Reusing and crediting as your own is prohibited)

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Enjoy, and Happy Easter!

ISMichael. :lol:

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1996

Here are the happenings at OC in 1996, a few interesting things came on board.

Can you guess which ones where interesting?

The thread wil be long and funny looking due to the way I have post the scans

Enjoy

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1996

Here are the happenings at OC in 1996, a few interesting things came on board.

Can you guess which ones where interesting?

The thread wil be long and funny looking due to the way I have post the scans

Enjoy

Wow, I really wish they brought back the TransPlan 96 for routes 125 and 126.

ISMichael. :(

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Can you guess some of the things that where interesting that happened?

Hint? One involed using a "special type of bus!! for ??

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Can you guess some of the things that where interesting that happened?

Hint? One involed using a "special type of bus!! for ??

They had a Orion II specifically used for the tele transpo which was the route 123?

ISMichael. :(

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They had a Orion II specifically used for the tele transpo which was the route 123?

ISMichael. :)

Yup and can you guess what the second thing that haoppen in 1996 of importance?

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Yup and can you guess what the second thing that haoppen in 1996 of importance?

South Keys Station was opened and the Greenboro Busway was closed.

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Noticed a couple of things

- That year the schedules changes for the summer were delayed for three weeks to an order from the Canada Labor Board

- Not sure if it is still the case, but those who had a monthly pass still had a $1 fare on Palladium (Scotiabank) Routes

- There was a proposal for smaller buses and wheelchair accessible for some time periods for the 128. Obviously, if there was smaller buses on that route it didn't last long.

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