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Everything posted by YoungBusLover

  1. The Breakdown Thread

    #8068 involved in a serious accident with an suv on 41st and Ashland with multiple injuries reported.
  2. 6400-series Nova LFS - Updates & Retirements

    No not really, most novas are out during the weekdays.....
  3. More Bus Moves

    #1430 is the only bus i've seen for nearly a year now that gets the nod to run on Ashland most of the time, I've never understood why though. Somes times #1497 pops up every other few weeks but #1430 runs usually every run except night - owl runs.
  4. OMSI 2: Photo Gallery

    I didn't want to bump an old thread with updates of my personal projects so I decided to make a new one that we all could use if anyone here still plays the game.
  5. OMSI 2: Photo Gallery

  6. OMSI 2: Photo Gallery

  7. OMSI 2: Photo Gallery

    Make what exactly?
  8. Random CTA

    I've been wondering when it would make its return to the CFD Academy.
  9. More Bus Moves

    Apples to oranges at this point but its done with now.....
  10. More Bus Moves

    No worries glad were able to come to an understanding,i'm 21 but already have grey hairs so don't feel too bad.
  11. More Bus Moves

    I'm 21 but I have an old school vibe to my personality and pov of things but in terms of kedzie possibly getting novas that will be interesting to see which garage or garages will be giving up there's in exhange for NFs.
  12. More Bus Moves

    Yeah a name I made when I was young in my teenage years a long time ago but that's nor here or there. When I mean over shared info I'm referring to useless stuff that to me isn't relevant. I've stayed quiet about it up to this point but I'd rather be informed on major changes going on throughout the system rather than seeing random posts about one or two buses moving for a day then to be informed of them returning back to there home garage the,next day or later in the week. Not to rub anyone the wrong way about it just saying keep things relevant and not over speculate things that aren't major.
  13. More Bus Moves

    I'm not talking about you i'm talking about the youngsters that are constantly over sharing everything that think could possibly be going on within the system as a whole. Its great to see Kedzie being next in line for novas but I was speaking on a broader point outside of this.
  14. More Bus Moves

    The youngsters on here will speak anything into existence these days.....
  15. 6400-series Nova LFS - Updates & Retirements

    Actually its at SS retired with a host of others....There's at least 3 New flyers back there that are retired #1305 is one but the other I couldn't identify. #1805 has moved all around the facility and may receive work on the front end soon but i'm quite curious about the other ones back there. All photos today were taken by me by the way.
  16. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    If you look closely it has an interior signage and with Rt.20 being used as a pilot for it that is my best best as to why it is there, I remember seeing #7902 at SS a few weeks ago sitting along the south fence. So perhaps it was receiving upgrades for the pilot.
  17. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    #7902 has interior signage along with #8011 so that may be why its at Kedzie.
  18. 6400-series Nova LFS - Updates & Retirements

    #6734 Is at SS along the south fence.
  19. Random CTA

    Well doesn't that break any Policies at CTA for consistently allowing that to happen? I'm sure if the top brass knew about you two doing that along with the supervisor of the garage doing that somebody would get fired on the spot and arrested for trespassing...
  20. 6400-series Nova LFS - Updates & Retirements

    I went up north this past week and two #6700's (#6724 & #6758) in particular I rode on compared to #6877 had transmissions issues and the tune of the engines had a small death tick to them. Surprisingly riding on former 74th's #6877 on Rt.54A was a blast getting up to 50mph at points along Cicero, it still sounds good and runs great.
  21. The Breakdown Thread

    That is actually #6712.
  22. Flxible Metro B and E Garage Assignment

    I've always wondered why that design hasn't come back......
  23. 6400-series Nova LFS - Updates & Retirements

    4400'S 1990-1991 TO 2008 Were retired in batches between 2004 - 2008 -1000's replacements 5300'S 1990-1991 to 2009 Were retired in batches between 2003 - 2009 - 1000's replacements 5800's 1995 to 2008 Were retired in batches between 2007-2008 after receiving rehabs - 1000's replacements 6000's 1995 TO 2010 Were retired in batches Un-rehabbed 6000's went first between late 2007- 2010 until budget cut prematurely retired the last 200+ plus or so left - 1000's replacements 6400s 2000-2002 to 2015-present a majority if not all the 2000-2001 6400's have been retired and the 2001-2002 models are lingering around for now. In theory you would think added 1000 #1000's the newer #7900's deliveries and the articulated surplus the CTA would have retired the last 100 now maybe 80 or so 6400's a while ago but with no new deliveries in sight to replace the last remaining few this is what the end result of it all is. CTA is known to keep buses long after the 12 year FTA requirements because lack of state funds to purchase newer equipment . Heck look at the the MTA right now they're now retiring there 1998-1999 NovaBus RTS's now and they have if not 3 times the size bus fleet as the CTA so several factors play a role.
  24. Random CTA

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-bank-robber-cta-bus-getaway-20170320-story.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook&fbclid=IwAR15CYCeWvb9ASv0nv5TZDaaDWcwLnAZkQ9D7iK13FW_34XKSlQssVeHkFk This is oddly hilarious.
  25. 8325-Series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Doesn't the higher brass at CTA determine bus moves and loans or is it a garage to garage basis?