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I heard from a driver that Brandon has ordered up to 4 new buses from New Flyer. These buses could possibly be D40LF or D40LFR. According to the driver the buses might arrive early next year.

Uh oh.... There goes last remaining Brandon Orion I? I wonder what else is up for replacement. I suppose The Classics and the 1994-95 D40LF's?

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Uh oh.... There goes last remaining Brandon Orion I? I wonder what else is up for replacement. I suppose The Classics and the 1994-95 D40LF's?

The Classics and the Orion I are probably going but The 1993 and 1995 D40LF's are probably staying.

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Turns out all the Classics are in service but there is one mysterious one sitting behind the garage.

Hmmm... I am not sure if I recall they had a #17 previously. Probably just don't remember it at the moment. So are in service and there may be a fifth one?!? Interesting! Will check that out next week!So if I have this correctly, Brandon has 4 Classics numbered 17, 18, 19, and 44?

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Hmmm... I am not sure if I recall they had a #17 previously. Probably just don't remember it at the moment. So are in service and there may be a fifth one?!? Interesting! Will check that out next week!So if I have this correctly, Brandon has 4 Classics numbered 17, 18, 19, and 44?

They have 5 from looking at the wiki.... 16, 17, 18, 19 and 44. So maybe a unit is out of service or perhaps they indeed got a sixth Classic.

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Hmmm... I am not sure if I recall they had a #17 previously. Probably just don't remember it at the moment. So are in service and there may be a fifth one?!? Interesting! Will check that out next week!So if I have this correctly, Brandon has 4 Classics numbered 17, 18, 19, and 44?

Right (17,18,19 & 44) and also there is no unit 16.

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The wiki says....

Who knows tho?

Next time take a photo of the builders plate on the bus. It's located beside the front steps of the bus and make sure we can read the VIN number. I believe that bus was from Grand Rapids and it was in Ontario for a short time.

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Next time take a photo of the builders plate on the bus. It's located beside the front steps of the bus and make sure we can read the VIN number. I believe that bus was from Grand Rapids and it was in Ontario for a short time.

Will do!

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So, the current fleet list ??;

#16,17,18,19,44 MCI Classics; various years

#15,45,49,50 New Flyer D40LF

#42 Orion 1; still active?

4 eldorado Ez Riders? ... assume #51-54?

and cutaways.... 1-5?

How are the Aerotech Cutaways working? I work for Calgary Transit, I think 1863-1884 are identical to 1-5. Quite a few issues with some of them. Ez Riders identical to CT 1600 series... fun to drive, but a few minor issues. How are they working for BT?

Classics: 16,17,18,19,44

D40LF: 15,45,49,50

1st Gen Nova: 46

Orion I: 42

Eldorado Ez Rider Max II: 9,10,11,12

Cutaways: 1,2,3,4,5

Handi-Transit Cutaways: B5,B6,B7,B20

They are working pretty well 10 but it's having suspension problems and 1 is breaking down alot. Also 15 is waiting for parts.

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Classics: 16,17,18,19,44

D40LF: 15,45,49,50

1st Gen Nova: 46

Orion I: 42

Eldorado Ez Rider Max II: 9,10,11,12

Cutaways: 1,2,3,4,5

Handi-Transit Cutaways: B5,B6,B7,B20

Where are the Classics used? Are they spread randomly or only used in University service, or school service?

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Where are the Classics used? Are they spread randomly or only used in University service, or school service?

It may come as a surprise to you we have no school charters ran by city transit. The BSD does all of that. The Classics are used on route 11 & 12 for industrial service to the maple leaf plant east of the city and as spares if a bus breaks down.

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Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

BREAKING NEWS — Car collides with bus

The Brandon Sun

Police have arrested a man and woman after a stolen car collided with a bus.On Tuesday around 8 a.m. Brandon Transit contacted police to report that a Chevrolet Cavalier had turned into the bus mall on Eighth Street, collided with a bus and fled the scene. The car had been stolen from the 500-block of Seventh Street.An hour later, police located the stolen car on Hilton Avenue and arrested a man and woman nearby.Brandon police released the information this morning.

This bus was 46 (First Gen LFS). This bus apparently had some frame damage but it's now fixed.

(Picture from file)

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