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Charlottetown transit: Does anyone know if the orange Classic is still around?

And from what I've been told they have about 8 buses that are trolley replicas.

I will be visiting Friday and will report back with what I find out.

OC Transpo 8238: reporting from Cavendish PEI

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D40LF   
Charlottetown transit: Does anyone know if the orange Classic is still around?

And from what I've been told they have about 8 buses that are trolley replicas.

I will be visiting Friday and will report back with what I find out.

OC Transpo 8238: reporting from Cavendish PEI

I thought they had more than one Classic there.

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Charlottetown Transit has 3 Classics

1 1986 GM TC40-102N This bus has numbers underneath the black paint, the # is 28603. And the serial # is 63500282

2 1991 MCI's

And they have about 10 trolley replicas, with at least one being a 35ft

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Charlottetown Transit has 3 Classics

1 1986 GM TC40-102N This bus has numbers underneath the black paint, the # is 28603. And the serial # is 63500282

2 1991 MCI's

And they have about 10 trolley replicas, with at least one being a 35ft

Isn't that the bus that was leased to Guelph a while back...? Does it have a strange looking destination sign cut out? Kind of like an Oval.

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It has the regular alloted space for a destination sign.

It is just covered by a sign that reads "GO GREEN"

My bad, I'm thinking of the other one.

Is this the bus they have? DSCN6102.JPG

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Charlottetown transit: Does anyone know if the orange Classic is still around?

And from what I've been told they have about 8 buses that are trolley replicas.

I will be visiting Friday and will report back with what I find out.

OC Transpo 8238: reporting from Cavendish PEI

I don't recall seeing Classics or Orions when I was last there in 2007. But I did manage to capture a few shots of the trolley replicas:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/flyer_901/2270544330

http://www.flickr.com/photos/flyer_901/2269752335

http://www.flickr.com/photos/flyer_901/2270544392

Looks as if these "trolleys" crashed through Grandma's teahouse... :D I have to admit, they are very colourful.

Cheers,

Rob

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JeremyA   

I just passed through Charlottetown a few days ago, but only managed to get a couple of photos, albeit not very good ones. Are all the buses made up to look like trollies and boats, or is this a special bus?

DSCN0202.jpgDSCN0201.jpg

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M. David   

Nice to see that one '89 MCI Classic from Laval has survived. Great pictures, by the way. Thanks for sharing, Nick :P!

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Where was that GM Classic originally from?

That GM originally came from Groupe Gaudreault as #29008.

5862 is originally Groupe Gaudreault #28603, here are some pics:

5862.jpg

5862I.jpg

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Whoa, did I see ex-Codiac 303 in one of those pics? Trius/Atlantic Gateway Coachlines had at least one Codiac Classic sitting in their Moncton yard last year. Maybe it was 303 and they managed to drive it to PEI.

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That GM originally came from Groupe Gaudreault as #29008.

5862 is originally Groupe Gaudreault #28603, here are some pics:

5862.jpg

5862I.jpg

5861-5862 were leased to Guelph as 277 and 278 back in 2008/2009

Can anyone provide any information on this bus:

image_1CADZEAXD.jpg

That is a 1993 unit its ex-931 but i will get some info on that bus and repost it, and the Orange classic I believe was repainted green I will double check on that as well

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Whoa, did I see ex-Codiac 303 in one of those pics? Trius/Atlantic Gateway Coachlines had at least one Codiac Classic sitting in their Moncton yard last year. Maybe it was 303 and they managed to drive it to PEI.

Both 302 and 303 are there, 302 is definetly retired while 303 could see revenue service again. I will talk to my contact at Trius and get a straight answer.

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Both 302 and 303 are there, 302 is definetly retired while 303 could see revenue service again. I will talk to my contact at Trius and get a straight answer.

Thanks for the info. I'd love to see pics of 302 and 303 if you can post some.

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kevlo86   

While I was visiting Charlottetown this past Tuesday (March 29)

Spotted a total of 5 Classics running.

#5901- As per listed in the CPTDB Wiki-reminded me of Calgary, as it too is an Ex-Conneticut unit. She is currently painted up all green with a black skirt.

#5903- with a former number of 303, has pink front end and wavy stripes that are colors of Codiac Transit. Has some big black numbers on its roof too. This is listed as #5891 on the Wiki though. I am pretty sure it is the same bus, ex-Codiac 303. I had the pleasure of riding this beast, cause it sure sounded like one! I did a video, so I will upload that soon to Youtube.

#5911- Not listed on the wiki is an ex-Laval (STL) Classic, STL #6101 The bus is still in it's STL livery.

#5861- As per listed on the wiki as well.

#5892- As per listed on the wiki is an ex-Laval (STL) unit as well, STL #5920, rode on this bus, still seemed to be running quite well.

So of the 7 Classics listed on the wiki, I spotted 4 of them, and found a new addition. Did not spot the Orion I that is on the wiki.

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kevlo86   

Here are a few Charlottetown Transit (Transit Trius) photos for your viewing pleasure

More at my website, click here

#5892 Ex-STL #5920- 1989 MCI Classic

charlottetown_5892-2.jpg

#5901 Ex-Connecticut Transit 9140 & Bathurst Transit 408- 1990 MCI Classic

charlottetown_5901-3.jpg

#5903 Ex-Codiac 303- 1990 MCI Classic

charlottetown_5903-2.jpg

#509 2003 Blue Bird Ultra LF with Dupont Champlain 1608 bodywork

charlottetown_509.jpg

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