FatMan123

Members
  • Content count

    21
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    6

FatMan123 last won the day on May 23

FatMan123 had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

13 Good

About FatMan123

  • Rank
    Member

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
    http://

Profile Information

  • Location
    Ravenswood
  • Interests
    Buses
  • Favorite Bus
    4000s, 7000s, 7100s (MANs)

Recent Profile Visitors

795 profile views
  1. Two questions- 1) Was the 38 a limited-stop service south of 35th, or did it make all local stops south of 35th? 2) For those of you who took it, does this stopping pattern for the 23 seem right(?): All local stops to Halsted Randolph/Halsted Randolph/Morgan Randolph/Racine Washington/Ashland Washington/Damen Washington/Western Washington/California Washington/Kedzie Washington/Homan Washington/Central Park Washington/Pulaski Washington/Kostner Washington/Cicero Washington/Laramie Washington/Central Washington/Austin Austin/South Blvd Lake/Ridgeland Lake/Oak Park South Blvd/Forest
  2. I have officially seen everything. Today, I rode a 6-car train made of four 2600s and two 2400s. I boarded at 95th, and I saw the that the train displayed Purple "Loop" signs. We rode to 69th then went express to Chinatown. From there, we circled the clockwise once. However, when the train got back to Wabash/Van Buren, we turned right and went down Van Buren and Wells again. From there we followed the Evanston Express routing to Belmont. Then we made all local stops from Belmont to Linden. Strangest train route ever.
  3. I'm sorry, but I must tell you something: the two-tone scheme was two tones of green. No red.
  4. No, it didn't look like that. I'll make a drawing and post it tomorrow.
  5. First of all, senority is systemwide. However, that might not play out the way you'd think. Say that you've been driving for 32 years. At NP, you've got completely priority. You're the highest. But you go to 77th for one reason or another. You still have priority because you've been driving 32 years; you don't, however, top the list. The reason is that, while you might not have known this, there are fifteen drivers at 77th that've been working longer than you. For me, I'm staying at NP. I love the 145 dearly, but I really don't want to switch garages.
  6. I moved last month and about 50% of the 100 signs can't be any newer than 1991.
  7. What did the old non-electric destination signs say? This is all I have: 3 (Northbound) – King Drive l Michigan / Chicago 4 (Northbound) – Cottage Grove l Michigan Av / Illinois Cntr 29 (Southbound) – State l 95/Ryan station 68 (Northbound) – Northwest Highway l Toughy / Park Ridge 91 (Southbound) – Austin l Roosevelt 128 – Soldier Field 146 (Northbound) – Marine/Michigan Express l Berwyn station 149 (Westbound) – Stateliner l Soldier Field 154 – Express l Wrigley Field 152 (Westbound) – Addison l Cumberland 155 (Eastbound) – Devon l Sheridan
  8. Back then, what routes were OWL? Today, we have: 4 N5 9 20 22 34 49 53 55 60 62 63 66 77 79 81 151 201 I think 24 was, but I'm not sure. Really, I'm trying to figure out all the OWLs.v
  9. CORRECTION: 23 (Washington Express) - 1994 onward MAN articulated
  10. 1 (Indiana/Hyde Park) GMC New Look Flyer Completely TMC (1991 onward) 2 (Hyde Park Express) GMC New Look Flyer TMC 3 (King Drive) Flyer Completely TMC (1991 onward) 4 (Cottage Grove) GMC New Look 5 (South Shore Night Bus) - 1992 onward Flxible 6 (Jeffery Express) MAN articulated Americana 7 (Harrison) GMC New Look (until 1991, again for a few months in 1994) Americana Completely TMC (1991 onward) 8 (Halsted) GMC New Look Flyer Americana 9 (Ashland) GMC New Look Flyer Americana 11 (Lincoln) GMC New Look Americana Completely TMC (1991 onward) 10 (Museum of Science and Industry) GMC New Look Americana Completely Flxible (1991 onward) 11 (Lincoln) GMC New Look Americana Completely TMC (1991 onward) 12 (Roosevelt) GMC New Look (until 1991, again for a few months in 1994) Americana TMC 14 (South Lake Shore Express) Americana MAN articulated 16 (Lake) Flxible New Look Completely TMC narrow (1991 onward) 17 (Westchester) Americana TMC 18 (16th/18th) GMC New Look Completely Flxible (1991 onward) 20 (Madison) GMC New Look Americana Completely TMC (1991 onward) 21 (Cermak) GMC New Look Completely Flxible (1991 onward) 22 (Clark) GMC New Look Americana Completely TMC (1991 onward) 23 (Washington Express) - 1991 onward Americana 24 (Wentworth) GMC New Look Flyer Completely TMC (1991 onward) 25 (West Cermak) GMC New Look Flxible 27 (South Deering) Americana Completely TMC (1991 onward) 28 (Stony Island) Americana Completely TMC (1991 onward) 29 (State) GMC New Look Flyer Completely TMC (1991 onward) 30 (South Chicago) Americana Flxible 31 (31st) GMC New Look Flxible 31A (West 31st) - until 1993 GMC New Look Flxible 32 (West 31st) - 1993 onward Flxible 33 (Magnificent Mile Express) Americana TMC 34 (South Michigan) Americana Completely Flxible (1991 onward) 35 (35th) GMC New Look Completely Flxible (1991 onward) 36 (Broadway) GMC New Look Americana TMC 37 (Sedgwick/Ogden) GMC Flyer Flxible 38 (Michigan Express) - 1994 onward Americana 39 (Pershing) GMC New Look Completely Flxible (1991 onward) 41 (Elston/Clybourn) GMC New Look Flyer Flxible 42 (Halsted/Downtown) - until 1994 GMC New Look Americana 43 (43rd) GMC New Look Flxible 44 (Wallace/Racine) GMC New Look Americana 45 (Ashland/Archer) - until 1993 GMC New Look Americana 47 (47th) GMC New Look Completely Flxible (1991 onward) 48 (South Damen) GMC New Look Americana 49 (Western) GMC New Look Americana TMC 49A (South Western) TMC 49B (North Western) TMC 50 (Damen) GMC New Look Americana Flxible TMC 51 (51st) GMC New Look Completely Flxible (1991 onward) 52 (Kedzie/California) GMC New Look Americana Completely RTS (1991 onward) 52A (South Kedzie) GMC New Look Americana 53 (Pulaski) GMC New Look Flxible 53A (South Pulaski) GMC New Look Flxible 54 (Cicero) GMC New Look Completely Flxible (1991 onward) 54A (North Cicero) GMC New Look Flyer Flxible 54B (South Cicero) GMC New Look Completely Flxible (1991 onward) 55 (Garfield) GMC New Look Americana 55A (55th/Austin) - 1994 onward TMC 55N (55th/Narragansett) - 1994 onward TMC 56 (Milwaukee) GMC New Look Flyer Completely Flxible (1991 onward) 56A (North Milwaukee) GMC New Look Flyer Completely Flxible (1991 onward) 57 (Laramie) GMC New Look (until 1991) Americana TMC 59 (59th/61st) Americana TMC 60 (Blue Island/26th) GMC New Look Completely Flxible (1991 onward) 61 (Archer/Franklin Express) - until 1994 GMC New Look Americana 62 (Archer) GMC New Look Completely Flxible (1991 onward) 62X (Archer Express) - until 1994 GMC New Look MAN articulated 62H (Archer/Harlem) - 1993 onward Completely Flxible 63 (63rd) GMC New Look Americana 63W (West 63rd) GMC New Look Americana 64 (Foster/Canfield) GMC New Look Flyer Completely Flxible (1991 onward) 65 (Grand) GMC New Look (until 1991, again for a few months in 1994) Americana TMC 66 (Chicago) Americana (Red, White and Blue) Completely TMC (1991 onward) 67 (67th/69th/71st) GMC New Look Americana 68 (Northwest Highway) GMC New Look Flyer Flxible 69 (Cumberland/East River) GMC New Look Flyer Flxible 70 (Division) Americana TMC 71 (71st) GMC New Look Flyer Americana TMC 72 (North Avenue) GMC New Look Americana Completely TMC (1991 onward) 73 (Armitage) GMC New Look Americana Completely TMC (1991 onward) 74 (Fullerton) GMC New Look Americana Completely TMC (1991 onward) 75 (74th/75th) GMC New Look Americana 76 (Diversey) GMC New Look Flyer Completely Flxible (1991 onward) 77 (Belmont) GMC New Look Flyer Completely Flxible (1991 onward) 78 (Montrose) GMC New Look Flyer Completely Flxible (1991 onward) 79 (79th) GMC New Look Flyer Completely TMC (1991 onward) 80 (Irving Park) GMC New Look Flyer Flxible 81 (Lawrence) GMC New Look Flyer Completely Flxible (1991 onward) 81W (West Lawrence) GMC New Look Flyer Flxible 82 (Kimball/Homan) GMC New Look Americana Flxible TMC 83 (83rd) Americana Flxible 84 (Peterson) GMC New Look Flyer Completely Flxible (1991 onward) 85 (Central) GMC New Look Flyer Completely Flxible (1991 onward) 85A (North Central) GMC New Look Flyer Completely Flxible (1991 onward) 86 (Narragansett) GMC New Look Flyer Completely Flxible (1991 onward) 87 (87th) GMC New Look Flyer TMC 88 (Higgins) GMC Flyer Flxible 89 (North Kedzie) - until late 1991 GMC New Look Americana 90 (Harlem) GMC New Look Flyer Completely Flxible (1991 onward) 90N (North Harlem) GMC New Look Flyer Completely Flxible (1991 onward) 91 (Austin) GMC Flyer Flxible 92 (Foster) GMC New Look Flyer Completely Flxible (1991 onward) 93 (California) GMC New Look Americana TMC 94 (South California) GMC New Look Flxible 95E (93rd/95th) Americana Completely Flxible (1991 onward) 95 (West 95th) GMC New Look Flyer Completely TMC (1991 onward) 96 (Lunt) GMC New Look Americana TMC 97 (Skokie) GMC New Look Americana Completely TMC (1991 onward) 99 (Stevenson Express) GMC New Look MAN articulated Flxible 99M (Midway Express) - until 1994 GMC New Look MAN articulated Flxible 100 (Jeffery Manor Express) Americana Flxible 103 (West 103rd) Americana Flxible 106 (East 103rd) Americana Completely Flxible (1991 onward) 108 (Halsted/95th) Americana Flxible 110 (Marquette) GMC New Look Americana 111 (Pullman/111th/115th) Americana Flxible 112 (Vincennes/11th) Americana Flxible 119 (Michigan/119th) Americana Flxible 120 (North Western/Wacker Express) GMC New Look MAN articulated Flyer Americana Flxible TMC 121 (Union/Wacker Express) GMC New Look MAN articulated Flyer Americana Flxible TMC 122 (Illinois Center/North Western Express) GMC New Look MAN articulated Flyer Americana Flxible TMC 123 (Illinois Center/Union Express) GMC New Look MAN articulated Flyer Americana Flxible TMC 125 (Water Tower Express) GMC New Look Americana TMC 126 (Jackson) — accessible only on weekends GMC New Look (until 1991) Americana TMC 127 (NW/Madison) GMC New Look Flyer Americana Flxible TMC 129 (NW/Franklin) GMC New Look Flxible 131 (Washington) GMC New Look TMC 135 (Wilson/LaSalle Express) GMC New Look (1994 onward) Flyer (until 1994) Americana (1994 onward) 136 (Sheridan/LaSalle Express) GMC New Look MAN articulated Americana 145 (Wilson/Michigan Express) GMC New Look (1994 onward) Flyer (until 1994) Americana (1994 onward) 146 (Marine/Michigan Express) GMC New Look Americana 147 (Outer Drive Express) MAN articulated Americana 151 (Sheridan) GMC New Look Americana Completely TMC (1991 onward) 152 (Addison) GMC New Look Flyer Flxible 155 (Devon) GMC New Look Americana Completely TMC (1991 onward) 156 (LaSalle) Flyer 157 (Streeterville) Flyer 162 (Pulaski/Stevenson Express) GMC New Look MAN articulated Flxible 164 (Narragansett Express) GMC New Look MAN articulated Flxible 165 (West 65th) - 1993 onward Flxible 201 (Central/Ridge) GMC New Look Americana Completely TMC (1991 onward) 202 (Main/Emerson) GMC New Look Americana TMC 203 (Ridge/Grant) GMC New Look Americana Completely TMC (1991 onward) 204 (Dodge) GMC New Look Americana TMC
  11. I used to take the 41 from Van Buren to Clybourn/Cortland every day. During AM rush, it was usually more crowded than during PM rush. Neither rush period, however, seemed to give the route very full buses. It wasn't like the route was a bad idea; in fact, the Clybourn portion could easily have continued on as a route and gotten dome decent patronage. But there were two problems: 1, the Elston portion really didn't even deserve part-time service - it was never even close to crowded on the Elston portion. 2, when the bus turned North on Larrabee, everybody went and shat themselves. Because Cabrini has pretty much been taken apart, I think the route would get high ridership if reinstated - assuming, of course, that it was the #41 Clybourn, NOT the #41 Clybourn/Elston.
  12. Did the 42 and 45 run with artics ever?
  13. According to Jajaun, 23 was assigned to Kedzie.
  14. Actually, we're talking about buses right BEFORE Chicago opened.
  15. I occasionally used to see MAN artics on the 33, which has been at Chicago since 1994. Maybe the artics were for the 33.