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    Chicago - Dunning
  • Interests
    When I'm not involved with CTA I'm usually involved in the arcade industry traveling to shows and expos showing off my babies (games and cabinets) I spend alot of time with emulators and VP cabinets. VPforums.org is one of the best sites I've come across and the love just grows and grows. The longer you are a member, the more stuff you learn like programming and art and the possibilities are endless. I guess I'm just a sucker for nostalgia. I am also an animal lover, not the ones that ride CTA though!
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    60's generation 100/300/3000/8700's
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    Cta #6000's

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  1. Detailed 3200s Rehab Progress

    #3355-56 is freshly rehabbed in Kimball yard
  2. More Bus Moves

    Plus 8 buses have spares so it might be 10 or 11 buses. The fleet usually increases on the north side for the summer pick. You would think that would be unnecessary considering there is no school runs.
  3. Random CTA

    They usually have one incident a year. A deer usually steps on the 3rd rail. I've never heard of a striking fatality. Probably in fear the deer would step on the 3rd rail before it was struck.
  4. More Bus Moves

    Yeah but will they still need that spare ratio because it will be tapped into for the artic rehabs. If the buses need rehabs then they must not be mechanically ready as a whole on a daily basis. You need that 23 bus ratio at 103rd, you won't have that with 30 or 40 out. I am thinking in relation to the 1000s rehab so maybe up to 25 will go out. There is only so much room at Cummins diesel. 103rd from what I hear has a lot of mechanical issues with the artics. It will definitely go first. Now they will be better on spares when most are rehabbed because they should be running better than they are.
  5. More Bus Moves

    As long as the buses are on the books as cta property whether in service or at south shops it shouldn't matter but the 30 buses will be needed anyway to retire the older ones. The new #8325's and North shore realignment will also have to be in effect though. If not cta probably can't justify 20 year old buses but they are going to have the issue of what replaces the up to 40 bus block artics at one time that will be out for rehab so it's really anyone's guess.
  6. More Bus Moves

    If they could give the Glen some newer buses the spare ratio would decrease. I imagine it's higher with 18 year old buses. The electric bus procurement is going to be slow with only 5 buses initially. Maybe just maybe the 18 year old buses will not see 2019. That may be what's going on with these new 1000s showing up at the glen. They are forcing retirement of the older buses. Been seeing more flyers on the street this week in fg territory.
  7. Random CTA

    He was looking for the train to forest park.
  8. Random CTA

    He could have just caught the blue line to rosemont and he would have been happy but hopefully he practiced his frogger ability. That trip across the highway might take him to a whole new world otherwise.
  9. Random CTA

    He was looking for the train headed to the Dan Ryan woods. Lol!!
  10. New Eldorados?

    Ditto
  11. More Bus Moves

    They were supposed to expand the yard but why do that now there will soon be no 54A. If anything maybe they need to lease some of the yard to Pace. I wonder where Pace will get all the garage space for the service expansions in the pipeline.
  12. New Eldorados?

    Then give it to ns.
  13. Crazy MAN Artic story

    Yeah it's such a long route that buses can bunch up and not make it into the loop. They will do some short turning around cermak or roosevelt and lsd is a good alternative sb to get those buses in place or you could lose the street and have to do a reload. One day there was a six pack nb they all either turned short or some jumped on lsd. They can put the #4 riders on a 3 nb at cermak but if one bus goes into the loop or two in the place of 6 intervals they will be late from the heavier than normal loads. Usually a pullin at 79th will be the lucky bus chosen but it can happen with any bus just short turn it sb that's all. I wonder if service has gotton worse on the 4 since the sb extension? It needs some x service now.
  14. New Eldorados?

    I wonder why they are short?
  15. Crazy MAN Artic story

    No a supervisor can run a bus from another route. It's not a big deal as long as the bus wasn't needed. Like there was a missed run in front of it. Ive seen optimas on the #152. As long as theres a bus. Now if a bus was pulled off a route and not replaced the supervisor would need a good reason to do that like no yellow line service or a service disruption. In fact artics will run the 97 in such instances.
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