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  1. And this is why real transit folk stay away from forums. Always have that one person that doesn't know how to talk to visitors or newcomers. The topic was interesting but instead of being supporting, you rather chastise the person because they chose to comment on something from a few years ago. What good is a forum if you can't talk about old topics or respond to old posts to share input? Very bad way to treat visitors and the like. Think I will take my knowledge and curiosity somewhere else where it will be appreciated and not treated with such blatant disrespect. Good day.
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  2. With sadness, I am posting to let you know that our friend John LeBeau died March 28 2021. He was a public transportation bus driver with millions of miles over several decades, starting with South Suburban Safeway and remaining with the company through bankruptcy, the RTA contractor, and incorporation into Pace. John was a well-known photographer and historian and the long-time president of Omnibus Society of America. OSA's regular program meeting in May will serve as his memorial service. 7 pm (do not arrive before 6:45 pm) Friday, May 7, 2021 San Lucas United Church of Chri
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  3. Here's a cursed image found on google street view. If you wanna know where it is, it's north of Addison on the Kennedy Expressway.
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  4. No problem, I had a buddy of my mine get a few pics for me credits go to @chicagocubs6323 for the photos.
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  5. They should hand over all and any old equipment to IRM!
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  6. I remember being the only operator on the 54A with a 6000 Flx! Passengers would complain to me about why theyre riding an old bus the rest of the buses on the line are new! Snobs!!! LOL!
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  7. The 6400 Novas never really grew on me as im not a fan of low floor buses. But Ill admit it was pleasant experience driving a new bus with its "new car smell" LOL! I can still remember being the first "in service" operator of bus #6800 the day it arrived. I had pulled in on my AM trip. When I came back for my PM run I think I was on the X80 or 54A that day, cant recall! But the sign out guy asked if I wanted to take 6800! LOL He said "brand new bus!....Just arrived this morning! I remember it still had some plastic wrapping in it! He sold me on it! I sucked it up and said Yes! LOL! Ill admi
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  8. Yea the last time I had a artic on the 82 & got there bro it was a 53 artic & 2 40 footers 3 53 buses I was 15 mins late leaving cuz I had to wait on them the artice had left but the 2 40 footers was still there & them hoes made me wanna snatch off their fake lashes & horse hair
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  9. The 600's went into service just saw 603 running on the 66 0325210738.mp4
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  10. Lol imagine if the 2600 series really had three doors it’d be insane🤪
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  11. Pictures of the novas at Kedzie 6780,6784,6787,6792,6794,6776,6772
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  12. Yee that nice. 5:00 pm
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  13. Bring some to FG, is what Id like to see them do!
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  14. nah we not giving up our flyers no more we good where we at y’all can steal from NP C 103rd or K
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  15. nah nah nah i want my flyers at FG steal NP’s or K’s
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  16. I'll gladly take FGs #1000s any day of the week 😅.
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  17. Hmm that run #816 runs from 730am to 530pm. #600 was out for 10 hrs today. Another bus was out for 10 hrs on Monday. (#605)
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  18. Saw this this morning at Thorndale Red Line going south. 20210406_100436.mp4
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  19. The construction was mainly for the platforms. The lanes jsut take a bit of restriping in off peak travel times. I noemticed the same cause they painted our bike lanes in that same stretch
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  20. The older the equipment the more sturdy. That’s why I only do doordash with bikes from the 70’s 😂
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  21. Xpress Paranoia Authority! Lol!
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  22. The instructor on the Proterra told me the next route they'll be on is the 54B.
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  23. I had forgotten about that interline, so yes, it wouldn't be immediately available without changing schedules around. However it would be easier to start it on the 54B, and the bus would simply have to layover at Midway, after returning from Ford City, at the end of a SB shift. I imagine drivers might prefer to do that anyway, cause I've seen a bus operator leave the bus at Midway to run to the bathroom more than once. And it doesn't even take 10 mins, maybe just that, to get from 59th to 76th, on the 54B. Alternatively, as @YoungBusLover said, there could be some Cermak to Midway trips o
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  24. Didn't think this would still be bugging you after about 3 months but ok my guy, keep your head up! 😎
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  25. Those would be the last places I’d expect chargers for a while. The terminals are tight and having to remain in a certain position to charge would make berthing and layovers a pain when those high frequency routes stack 3-4 buses at a time.
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  26. I certainly understand your frustration. Here's hoping you won't let ONE PERSON chase you away from here. We welcome you here and feel free to respond to anything you see. You can also peruse through the threads you are reading that may offer some history or explanations. With time you will learn how to navigate the forum I say welcome to the forum
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  27. dots? I'm not sure what you mean.
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  28. Other places I was thinking of were Howard Station, Devon/Kedzie, Clark/Arthur, Belmont/Halsted, Grand/Nordica, 31st/Komensky, 63rd/Kedzie, Ford City, 79th/Western, 79th/South Shore. Other possible places to put charging stations are termini of busy and frequent routes, such as the 8, 9, 20, 49, and 77.
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  29. The next best places for charging stations and towers are the major bus/train terminals. Midway, Jeff Pk & 95th are the best choices, are there are a bevy of short routes to deploy electrics on via one or two chargers. A lot of other terminal spots would be good as well, such as Grand/Latrobe, Central/Harrison, Cicero/24th Pl, 74th Garage, and possibly 35th/Archer and maybe 47th Red Line as well (especially if a charger goes at 103rd Garage)
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  33. Yea I know somebody drove then there but they had already sent some buses there
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  34. How they sent a few there already
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  35. I'll look at C if I remember next time I slide threw there
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  36. I could be wrong, but I think this was a holdover from the CNW days when CNW operated the service. Apparently it was popular enough that Metra retained the perk even through UP's acquisition of CNW. I believe budget constraints forced Metra to end the special perk. Someone can provide more detail.
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  37. Yes. These were the two "buffet" cars used on the UP-NW line on the 5:16pm to Harvard. The door area was replaced with a bar and access tp the car was only from adjacent cars.
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  38. A lil gif of the 2400 series i made in Pixilart a while back, hope you like it!
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  39. Yes indeed! 😂
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  40. The bus you saw was #7955, the top section where the roof covering is recently got torn off, I remember seeing that bus on the expressway dead heading northbound and the covering was just flapping like crazy from the turbulence. So no you're not crazy by any means. 😅😅😅😅 It does look very unique to its counterparts right now but I hope maintenance fixes that. This is what #7955 looks like right now though.
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  41. Warming but he'll its not cold now
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  42. Found this photo dated 1992, looks like a early D40LF demo with illinois plates debuting the 15 shopper loop route. Anyone have more info on this bus? More photos
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  43. I agreed with you until the 6000s. Those buses were breaking down at such a high rate, CTA had to adjust deliveries so that 74th got 1000s when they went slated to get them. Finally when Archer closed and the X routes were cut, the 6000s were retired and stored at Archer. Along with the 5800s, the 6000s had the shortest life spans of any series besides the NABIS.
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  44. One more positive thing these numbers will mean is that they’ll match TTC’s oldest Nova lfs diesel numbers that start at 8400!
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  45. For those wondering how the charger works PXL_20210201_223918606.mp4
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