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About CTA5750

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    Chicago/NW
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    Buses, Model trains, aviation, bike riding, running.
  • Favorite Bus
    CTA Flxible #5750 CTA Flyer #9844 Pace NABI #6635
  • Favorite Railcar
    #4000s #6000s

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  1. CTA5750

    More Bus Moves

    The bus itself is clean and runs in good shape Being 24 yr old bus, It has to be treated with a little more care of course! But its age is certainly showing
  2. CTA5750

    More Bus Moves

    CTA wont release any of those buses We tried to appraoch CTA for parts to keep our Flx running It worked to some degree. Our bus was fixed by mechanics at 89th. Im assuming they grabbed parts of the "scrap" line since Flx is no longer in business One vehicle I wish would be restored would be Flxible propane #8281 if it still exsits. Equip it with a diesel engine like 8499
  3. CTA5750

    More Bus Moves

    You never know!!! There are always a possibility!!!
  4. CTA5750

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    Yes, the CPD bus 6999 is exCTA #5678. The CFD Oxygen bus (8-8-11) NF is former CTA #5858. The Academy bus I operate is exCTA 6163 We also had 5800 but that was sold off. We were trying to obtain a Nova from FG as a replacement for #6163 But nothing has come about in that Im hoping upon the retirement of 6163 to send it to IRM The have already agreed to take it.
  5. Im sure the 8325s will not be at FG for long! They will be sent to K,103 or C. That seems to be the practice! FG will end up with more NFs from other garages
  6. FG deserved them!!! You see any 6400s at any other garages???
  7. They have a good chunk of Novas for the west side! K dosent need them!
  8. I ride Belmont often to my doctor in Boystown. Ive seen a mix of 7900s and NFs mainly Ive recalled riding 6400s on there as well.
  9. All I see more are old Novas and NFs, including new unfamiliar numbers popping up! Makes me think FG is getting more NFs to replace a Nova But old Novas are still very well available I ride into Jeff Pk every day! Rarely do I see an "8325" I see mostly old Novas and lots of NFs.
  10. I laugh so hard when I read posts saying "its rare to see an old Nova" Really??? Thats pretty much all we see around Jeff Pk! We see more "old Novas" and NFs than any new Novas! I rarely see any 8349s since CTA only decided to give them 6!!! I have not even ridden on one yet because theyre so few of them up here!
  11. I do once recall while we were refueling our Flx I seem to remember seeing a 9400 GMC at 77th about two years ago. I wondered if they were preserving it It looked in pretty good shape from the view I had
  12. Those who question me argue with me because they know I’m right! I worked for CTA for eight years! My dad for 27 years! I know the backhanded crap they pull to keep the far northwest side riders traveling on “third hand” looking equipment! It’s a freakin shame! CTA has always practiced this! Believe me if the roles were reversed. You would get a lot of bickering here and on the local media that the south side has outdated equipment. But we’re not hearing any of that are we??? Of course not! New rail cars. New stations. New buses. 95th st station gets a totally new reconstructed terminal. While Jefferson Park. While at the very least, I’m glad the bus terminal is finally is being rebuilt. The train platform gets a few led lights installed and some paint!!! Big deal!! Plus the ratio of new equipment for the south and west sides is greater than the entire northwest side! This is undisputed!!! I’ve hardly seen any of the 8325s up here. All too often I’ve talked to the few operators I still keep in touch with They have said the same thing Ive been saying all along. They’re fed up with th e south and west sides getting the preference while FG gets mostly “hand me downs”. “junk buses”. Just yesterday I met a driver on Irving riding of course a beat up 6700 series. Complain about the amount of junk buses FG has! I wasant surprised!
  13. This is what I’m saying but some here want to whine and cry and make too much out of it. Geez. Let someone speak their minds!
  14. Hold on a second!!! You came out swinging at me! If your going to speak up about my comments. Then you need to ready for a response of my own . So you relax and let me speak my opinions. Don’t need to read another comment from you! Thx!
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