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You should have been on that PCC on September 23rd.  That specifically was the breaking point for me for putting up with former garbage. A friend of mine who works for another transit agency and

Cherry on top of today’s events, we lost at technician at Queensway to a heart attack. Unfortunately I don’t know the specifics. 😣

About a decade ago, I attended an open house at the Greenwood subway yard, and acquired a set of datasheets for the Camshaft (H1, H2, and H4) Hawkers, Chopper (H5 and H6) Hawkers, and T1 models of sub

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Nope, not brakes.

It would probably be unwise to publicly divulge details here at the moment, as it would violate the non disclosure clause in the employment contract we all signed. At some future point it may be okay.

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34 minutes ago, Bus_Medic said:

Nope, not brakes.

It would probably be unwise to publicly divulge details here at the moment, as it would violate the non disclosure clause in the employment contract we all signed. At some future point it may be okay.

This is a good reminder , especially the way this company is moving, we all need to be careful. I'm sure they have their spies on here too.

 

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4 minutes ago, FlyerD901 said:

This is a good reminder , especially the way this company is moving, we all need to be careful. I'm sure they have their spies on here too.

 

I'm one of them😎🤫

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21 hours ago, FlyerD901 said:

This is a good reminder , especially the way this company is moving, we all need to be careful. I'm sure they have their spies on here too.

I bet they have a couple of people monitoring sites like this, Facebook, Twitter, a couple of the other large social media venues for complaints, reports about anything that's not on the up and up and to catch wayward employees.  "industrial relations" departments are not fun to contend with in large companies and I don't fault anybody for being careful about their online activity.  Unfortunately a sign of the times we live in.  I guess we've gone from outright thuggery like the Ford 'service department' and the like to quiet NSA style intelligence gathering with a brief period in between where companies were well behaved during the post war period before present day social media snooping.  I miss the late 20th century.

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6 hours ago, Wayside Observer said:

I bet they have a couple of people monitoring sites like this, Facebook, Twitter, a couple of the other large social media venues for complaints, reports about anything that's not on the up and up and to catch wayward employees.  "industrial relations" departments are not fun to contend with in large companies and I don't fault anybody for being careful about their online activity.  Unfortunately a sign of the times we live in.  I guess we've gone from outright thuggery like the Ford 'service department' and the like to quiet NSA style intelligence gathering with a brief period in between where companies were well behaved during the post war period before present day social media snooping.  I miss the late 20th century.

What is this, North Korea?

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On 3/1/2019 at 3:23 PM, Bus_Medic said:

Nope, not brakes.

It would probably be unwise to publicly divulge details here at the moment, as it would violate the non disclosure clause in the employment contract we all signed. At some future point it may be okay.

Therein lies the warning that things can never truly be deleted once it's been cast into the Internet.  Even though @leylandvictory2 had deleted the original post after the above warning, the same warning has ironically been preserved. 

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3 hours ago, 7969 said:

What is this, North Korea?

Most employers have codes of conduct and employment contracts and things like that.  Most employers also have a marketing or PR department or similar whose purview includes watching social media for things like complaints etc from the public and also things like unauthorized disclosure of confidential information.  So yes, you could be putting your livelyhood at risk by posting stuff online that's subject to NDA or even just by griping about the place you work at.

You go first.  If you're not afraid of getting fired, assuming you're gainfully employed, tell us all where you work and dish all the dirt.  Me?  I'm old.  I don't care about Orion 7s.  I remember when subway cars used to be painted red.  I don't get an allowance from my parents and I have a mortgage and bills to pay and I prefer to fall on the more cautious side of things, so I won't be participating.

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4 hours ago, Doggosareamazing said:

Since the 1000-1100s are recieving the new livery, will the 8000's beside the airport rockets recieve it as well? What about the the higher 7900s? 

 

These questions keep me up all night as I howl at the moon. (Just kidding)

Haven't head anything regarding the 7900's or 8000's. I doubt any 7900's will be repainted since they are next on the kill list. 

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22 minutes ago, BusFanForever said:

Haven't head anything regarding the 7900's or 8000's. I doubt any 7900's will be repainted since they are next on the kill list. 

I think the 8000's more likely since they are 2007 models and full diesel but then again Idk if there is a hereditary problem with the 2007 specifically.

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One of the most ridiculous but complex routes that has never given a letter designation for a long time: the 133 NEILSON.

Since this route enters the Rouge Valley Centenary Hospital at all times, southbound AM buses and northbound PM buses usually skipped that stop. Due to its confusion, why not give the 133 the proper branch letters to make it easier:

  • 133A Scarborough Centre Stn.-Morningside Heights via Centenary
  • 133B Scarborough Centre Stn.-Morningside Heights

Map of Route 133 Neilson

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3 hours ago, BYD said:

One of the most ridiculous but complex routes that has never given a letter designation for a long time: the 133 NEILSON.

Since this route enters the Rouge Valley Centenary Hospital at all times, southbound AM buses and northbound PM buses usually skipped that stop. Due to its confusion, why not give the 133 the proper branch letters to make it easier:

  • 133A Scarborough Centre Stn.-Morningside Heights via Centenary
  • 133B Scarborough Centre Stn.-Morningside Heights

Map of Route 133 Neilson

Other than you, who's confused by it?

 

Considering that the route has operated in this manner for 25 years, perhaps there's nothing wrong with it.

 

Dan

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11 minutes ago, Orion VI said:

Quick question:

What happened here:image.thumb.png.bc75e036d672463410e88ffcb7a49a59.png

To me, that looks like the back off a STCUM fishbowl. Any guesses?

Maybe a shortages of engine covers. Probably bought this from STCUM.

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23 minutes ago, Orion VI said:

Quick question:

What happened here:image.thumb.png.bc75e036d672463410e88ffcb7a49a59.png

To me, that looks like the back off a STCUM fishbowl. Any guesses?

That looks like a STCUM panel. Probably off one of the units the TTC bought and stored at Hillcrest and was not rebuilt.

On a related note, I think there was a fishbowl that received a STCUM fishbowl rear window. I think it was 2255?

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1 hour ago, Alder said:

Does anyone know if the published schedule for 939B Finch Express at Finch West Station is listing arrival times rather than departure times?

It's almost certainly going to be departure times.

1 hour ago, Matthew TTC 4120 said:

That looks like a STCUM panel. Probably off one of the units the TTC bought and stored at Hillcrest and was not rebuilt.

On a related note, I think there was a fishbowl that received a STCUM fishbowl rear window. I think it was 2255?

2255 it was.

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1 hour ago, PCC Guy said:

It's almost certainly going to be departure times.

2255 it was.

Reason I ask this is because on the 939B schedule is listed as WB, and the bus only travels EB.

At Finch West the last bus is listed as 11:06PM,  but the last bus at Dufferin EB is 10:28PM.

And seems like after a certain time the buses arrives to drop off passengers and leave the station as NIS.

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16 minutes ago, Alder said:

Reason I ask this is because on the 939B schedule is listed as WB, and the bus only travels EB.

At Finch West the last bus is listed as 11:06PM,  but the last bus at Dufferin EB is 10:28PM.

And seems like after a certain time the buses arrives to drop off passengers and leave the station as NIS.

Huh! That is very strange. According to the TTC website, the last bus at Dufferin WB is 11:03 PM. So perhaps you're right that those may be arrival, not departure times, which is very odd. What does anyone have to gain by knowing what time a bus arrives at Finch West before going out of service?

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