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i8itall4u last won the day on April 24 2012

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About i8itall4u

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    Public transit, Bus, Rail and Light Rail
  • Favorite Bus
    All cta flxible Metros: 5300s, 6000s and all cta GMC NLks 1000s, 7400s, 9000s, 9600s
  • Favorite Railcar
    St Louis 6200s, Pullman 2000s

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  1. If I misunderstand, please excuse me but I'm surprised that uniform platform length along the line has not been addressed before. Every Winter since opening in 1964, traction issues and the need for using door cut-outs limit the use of 4 car in-service trains? I know single and articulated cars were used for years. So how many cars were added to the one car in-service trains in snow/ice storms, one, two, making them two or three car consists?
  2. Andre, this may be for you....something I have wondered over time. Grew up in 69th, 77th garage territory and saw certain GM buses 1081, 7606, 7647 7741 (possibly 7431, 7656 and a couple in the 9000-9599 group) delivered with mid- shift marker lights on both sides of the bus, which were yellow instead of red. I'm referring to the marker lights over the left-side center window and the right-side rear exit doors. They appeared to have the yellow lens normally used on turn signals. With those, the bus could be seen for blocks at night. I always thought it was a cool "oddity" which set them apart from other buses in their respective series. They retained the feature for the life of the vehicle, through the "Ultimate Fleet Maintenance" rehabs. I don't recall any in the 9600-9799 group and I have never found any posts or notes on them. Any thoughts?
  3. What is TI-2's original fleet number?
  4. i8itall4u

    Mystery Bus

    Thank you Hunter-of-Buses!!!
  5. i8itall4u

    Mystery Bus

    Got a question. Back in the 1980s, Forest Glen temporarily had GM fishbowls 310, 315 and 333 (maybe others) that came from different transit properties. They were not from the original 300-449 series. Can someone, Busjack, Andre, David tell me about them? I have pictures of them found on the net some time ago. It's been so long ago that I forgot what site I got them from and therefore who gets credit for them, so I hesitate to post them.
  6. Track brakes. When activated they become magnetized and contact the running rails to aid in braking. Thought I could find a photo to illustrate.
  7. I saw 6472 reassigned to 77th in the last Bus Assignment List and wondered why was it the sole Nova sent there.
  8. In the 80s fire, a couple of 3600s, 7400s, and at least one 9000 was involved. 1081 was never assigned to 69th, but it could've been there as an unlucky loaner. In transit, never say never.
  9. i8itall4u

    More Bus Moves

    Can someone explain the reason(s) why FG and NP or any other garages would share, for example, 5 buses/operators? 5 loaned and 5 borrowed equals a 0 gain/loss.
  10. Pace's new buses are on the road, at least at South division. One was working the 352 sb yesterday afternoon @ 187th. Did not get the number.
  11. THE WAIT IS OVER-THE MOMENT HAS ARRIVED. 8200 has been officially assigned to Forest Glen garage.
  12. 701 has been assigned to 77th for at least a month now.
  13. i8itall4u

    More Bus Moves

    Yes. When 1936's repairs are done, it'll go to Chicago garage.
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