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Cape Breton Transit

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I'll be going up in less than two weeks, I'll take a peek around.

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I have now uploaded my 1992 visit Transit Cape Breton photographs to my Ipernity site. The link is:

http://www.ipernity....le/album/810268

They are in the 'Nova Scotia - Buses' album which includes Transit Cape Breton, Zinck's and Beaverbank and Metro Transit.

David

Exxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxcellent shots! MUST BE Metro Transit Scania, Orion 1s and Fishbowls, and also Transit Cape Breton Fishbowls too............VERY NICE!

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I have now uploaded my 1992 visit Transit Cape Breton photographs to my Ipernity site. The link is:

http://www.ipernity....le/album/810268

They are in the 'Nova Scotia - Buses' album which includes Transit Cape Breton, Zinck's and Beaverbank and Metro Transit.

David

I gotta say, very impressed with the photos! I know Paul Leger.

Cape Breton was a fine but an old town until the underground mining has finally shutdown in early millennium, now it's deteriorating and nothing to see! That garage hasn't change much except putting around the part fence!

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Spotted the new Vicinty #7085 (30ft model in 2 door version) in town, one more is due coming.

Surprise found at the garage are two ex London NFI Invero buses 419 and 438 sitting at the back, 3 more are coming and will be used to replace the used D40LF buses

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Spotted the new Vicinty #7085 (30ft model in 2 door version) in town, one more is due coming.

Surprise found at the garage are two ex London NFI Invero buses 419 and 438 sitting at the back, 3 more are coming and will be used to replace the used D40LF buses

I never had thought of Cape Breton getting used Inveros ever. And I thought the V's would be retired instead of the D40LF's, but this is good news though.

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I never had thought of Cape Breton getting used Inveros ever. And I thought the V's would be retired instead of the D40LF's, but this is good news though.

The D40LF have used quite a beating....

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D40LF retirements are as follows, from a new local source I have been in contact with;

7072 retired in October 2014.

7067 retired this past May.

7069 has recently retired, and 7068 may be the next to go, leaving 7070, 7071, 7073 and 74 active.

Also, 7086 (ex-London 419) entered service back in November. No word if 7087 and 88 are active now.

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D40LF retirements are as follows, from a new local source I have been in contact with;

7072 retired in October 2014.

7067 retired this past May.

7069 has recently retired, and 7068 may be the next to go, leaving 7070, 7071, 7073 and 74 active.

Also, 7086 (ex-London 419) entered service back in November. No word if 7087 and 88 are active now.

Thx for the update, any pictures of 7086 that you can share with us? Would love to see how the inveros look like in Transit Cape Breton scheme, thanks again

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More fleet news; 7089 is in service as a Handi-Trans unit, very likely a Chevrolet Goshen GC-II cutaway.

A second Vicinity bus had been bought; unit 7090. Entered service on December 28th and is very likely an ex-demo.

http://www.capebretonpost.com/News/Local/2016-01-16/article-4406565/Transit-Cape-Breton-%E2%80%98falling-through-the-cracks%E2%80%99/1

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Fleet update: 7057 is now retired.

7088 is ex-London 422.

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Went to Sydney yesterday; the sightings are;

7086 and 7087 were on the 1 to Glace Bay

7079 on Route 5 to Sydney Mines

7090 on Route 8 Whitney Pier (After looking at the VIN, it is confirmed to be the 2014 ex-demo; 2G9B30AA9FA098018) Pictures below.

7080 on Route 9 New Waterford. 7088 took over the 9 later in the day.

7062 on the 11 Ashby / 12 Sydney River

7085 on the 10 Alexandra / 13 George

Orion V's 7057 and 7065 have joined the dead line at the garage along with D40LF 7070.

 

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Cape Breton will be receiving 2 Nova Bus LFS and 2 Grande West Vicinity 30' in 2017.

Vicinity buses cost $394,500 each. The Novas are $507,440 for the first one and $499,280 for the second one (the 2 buses were tendered separately within a few months of each other due to funding)

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7086 sustained some body damage last month, here's a shot my buddy took recently after the repairs were done.

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