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  1. I have to make my way over to Chicago ave this year to get some more pictures of #6163.
  2. Yeah it's a fluid situation to monitor that's for sure, What could 77th trade for if it does get that bad and with who? What type of models do you operate? I've never heard of a backup bus method before, that's quite interesting to say the least.
  3. Trust me that mini block needed a break from the Southside 😆😆😆.
  4. The terrain and climate plays a big factor along with an operators skillset to not damage the equipment. Then there's maintenance but that's a entirely different conversation.
  5. A lot of the remaining #4000s without issues have migrated towards cottage grove while 79th and 87th have had more 40 footers pop up in recent weeks. I didn't get a bus until 5:30 today and it was a pull in. There was at least 25 buses out of our garage that were sitting in the shops or just adjacent to them today, no specific bunch of buses just #1000s,#4000's and #7900s all together in groups. I remember having #1260 on Monday and the bus had so much smoke coming out of the tail pipe it was ridiculous, the smell of burning oil was irritating to deal with. Whenever a bus starts smoking like an SD40 locomotive you're in for a long day.
  6. Dang that's tough but not a surprise with these #7900s, they're literally junk.
  7. I want to say a little bit of both. We normally have way more #4000s in service than just 36.
  8. I never thought we were this short for buses during the PM period but man oh man. There's only 166 buses out right now in service and the #4000s are the main suspects in all of this. Only 36 are in service versus the the 66 #1000s and 62 #7900s that are out. There's at least seven or eight operators waiting at the signout booth waiting for available buses and a few like myself have been here for at least over an hour now. It's kind of like a mini day off for those on swings and trippers. This is becoming more frequent now at least at 77th, has any other operators from garages had this issue recently?
  9. Not to bump an old thread but to my fellow operators have any of you found a more recent list of codes? Or does the current one still work becuase I'm trying to figure out which ones work at the moment on the latest clever system.
  10. South shops still has at least 4 or 5 instruction buses that'll probably never get used, before the pandemic they we're getting ready for usage though and I was lucky enough to have #6470 back in late 2019.
  11. Yeah the weird thing this, I know new operators are getting trained down here at 74th and 77th which is leaving me puzzled as to why these #6400's aren't getting used everywhere they're located.
  12. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClig6EOMFU5w67UG-myImTw
  13. Scrolling through flickr and came across this funny photo of this NABI. The irony of that statement 😂...
  14. Yeah there's a switch we have on the control panel to our left that controls the rear door on the #4000s and to cut down on dwell times some operators use rubber bands to keep the switch on so that both front and rear doors operate simultaneously. If we don't have that little trick then usually we'll go back to the standard method where the passengers have to touch the yellow strip in order to open the doors themselves. However, either method that is used some passengers get thrown off by which one is actually getting used by the operators and some just push the doors as there opening.
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