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rvwnsd last won the day on December 20 2017

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    Phoenix, AZ
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    A tie between 1960's Flxible New Look, MAN Articulated, and MAN Americanas

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  1. What to Do With Surplus Artics

    I don't usually come here for laughs, but this was the funniest thing I read all day!
  2. Random CTA

    Here's a link: http://irm-cta.org/
  3. 700-series XE40 - Deliveries & Assignments

    I hear Forest Glen is getting electric buses, too! I'm sorry. Sometimes I can't help myself.
  4. The Breakdown Thread

    I live in Phoenix. When it gets above 95 or 100, dry/wet/otherwise, it is hot. If a bus broke down and I had to wait for a replacement the cell phone would come out and I'd be summoning lyft.
  5. True that! Phoenix (where I now live) uses the same model as CTA, so it was easy for me to figure out the signs. When I first moved to San Diego the signs were ll over the map. Can't tell you how many times I boarded the wrong bus. I will say that CTA is one of the easiest-to-ride transit systems. Between the maps on the bus stop signs and the excellent station markings, it is easy to navigate.
  6. I was in Chicago last month and didn't notice any weirdness, so maybe CTA has finally found its way. I like San Francisco's destination signs. If CTA used their methodology, the 151 would look like this: The font, of course, would be different. The destination sign of the 12 - Folsom/Pacific looks like this: Regarding PACE, I don't spend that much time in the PACE service area when visiting. The family lives out in Huntley (no PACE bus there - closest is in West Dundee) and a friend lives in River Forest but we typically go to the city or hang out at her home. No PACE bus on her street.
  7. Maybe I notice CTA's strange destination sign abbreviations more than others because I don't live there, but I recall seeing some rather cryptic destination signs, mainly on the lakefront express routes and on the Streeterville/Ogden/Taylor. One that comes to mind was a destination sign reading "TO DEAR/KNZE." At first, I thought "WTH?" and after a few minutes it dawned on me that the sign meant "Dearborn Kinzie." I'll have to look through some of my pics.
  8. I was referring to "FLSM/PCFC" on the side sign.
  9. New Eldorado National website

    The new Axess could be called "Son of the RTS." They are really nice-looking buses. What do they ride like?
  10. Someone at Muni obviously studied at the CTA Academy of Bus Sign Design: Line 12 is "Folsom/Pacific" PS: The lighting was bad, so the picture is not the best, but in person, these buses are quite striking.
  11. 5000-series - Updates

    I was thinking a Sears restroom, circa 1976. Essentially the same thing.
  12. 5000-series - Updates

    Thank you! I was thinking the 2200's looked better when they were retired. I won't get started on that awful, dirty-looking blue interior. Blech!
  13. 5000-series - Updates

    I just returned home from a visit to Chicago and observed that the outside of the 5000-series cars appears to be more oxidized than that of the 3200 cars. Anyone else observe this or is it just me?
  14. My First Bus Ride - Pace (RTA)

    I know! Think what that was like for a four-year-old!
  15. My First Bus Ride - Pace (RTA)

    My first Pace bus ride would have been on a Nortran 400-series New Look. I also rode the Grumman-Flxible 870's on West (they were pretty beaten up by the time I started riding them, despite them being only 6 or 7 years old at the time), the 2200-series Ikarus (H A T E D those buses), the Orions on both West and Northwest (nice buses and very cold in the summer), and the RTA "pumpkin" buses. Before there was an RTA, I rode the West Towns New Looks and Old Looks (was a tiny tot) and the Bluebird Twin Coach (was an even tinier tot - mom told me about it, have no recollection). This is completely off-topic, but I loved riding the Marmon-Herringtons on the Belmont route and a little kid (think 4 or 5 years old). Not so fond of getting off, though. They must have been higher off the ground than the Flxibles that ran on Addison, as I got off of those just fine.