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BusHunter last won the day on February 12 2018

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About BusHunter

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  • Birthday 08/01/1975

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  • Location
    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. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    The roster dont lie. Buses #1431-#1629 evens and #1762 to #1996 evens were delivered new to 103rd. That's 250 buses. #1997-2029 was delivered to 103rd but never went in service there. It doesnt matter what the garage capacity is because new buses were just traded off for even newer buses.
  2. O'Hare Airport Expansion

    The old ats cars are on the move. These shots were taken this morning at irving pk and Taft rd. on airport property.
  3. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    I think if you go back to my 1000s delivery list. (Should be a link in my signature.) 103rd got the most 1000s new somewhere around 300 or 400 cause they got the 1400 evens 1800s and 1700s. Then they got the artics 4000s and 4300s. They lost the lions share of 4300s but they haven't faired bad in the bus delivery dept. I would think 77th needs them more but maybe there is a nightcar situation out south that needs to be addressed.
  4. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Not that it makes any difference, cta will do what it wants to do. Maybe 103rd will just get some of those. I still think they need to go to all nova garages. But as I've mentioned before I'm surprised fg got the 89 new buses it got. That's 89 buses in 16 years, not even half the garage. While 103rd gotten a good 400 plus new buses in the same time frame. While most garages will get electrics or new novas cta will continue to drive 19 year old buses on the nw side.
  5. 2200-series - Service Dates

    If they say they can do it it's a positive. No other way though to do that series of cars that is the last set on CTA property
  6. 2200-series - Service Dates

    So they want to make 2273-74 heritage cars. Hopefully they didnt do to much damage to them when they were locker room cars.
  7. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    It's eventually coming to all the 7900 novas and nfs. Was the screen functioning correctly?
  8. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    What your looking for is a 5 digit number cause I only see a 4 digit number. Like I said alot of those have been removed. The ones I shot were like the only ones there. I probably need to see one up close and personal.
  9. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Need I remind you you are not a moderator. But we are tired of you too.
  10. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Blue line always has had issues. Alot of it is old equipment. Even remember when the tie split causing the subway accident at lake milwaukee curve? Theres been alot of train faults. Thats my youtube channel the videos are all there. Its pretty chronicaled throughout the early 2000s. Something is going on for cta to bring 3200s over. 567 is getting too much negative feedback. Even myself I'm hearing alot of stories of people running to rideshare and the word that comes up is blue line. Not the red not the brown. You know how everyone says give the nw side the old equipment because service is lighter, where does the blue line fit into that. That's the 2nd busiest line!! Dont know who is the head equipment manager at CTA but there priorities are all screwed up. They need to mandate all those managers must ride the system because they act like or dont care about what's going on for the riding public.
  11. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Speaking of 7900s the problems aren't much different than this old video. They buy 8325s with windows that dont open and we know novas aren't exactly the thermo kings of the transit world especially here in chi town. I've talked to operators out of fg and they just dont like these new buses ac. So if the ac is vulnerable why buy windows like this. It makes no sense. I can only think because nova bus offered them a deal if they bought buses using septa spec parts. I hope we are not going to be too shocked when we see the insides of these buses. I think long term the windows will be swapped out because you will have pandemonium when the bus overheats and there is no relief. Would be interesting to see if the 6400s window frame fits in a 8325.
  12. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    So it doesnt have the complete vin. Interesting
  13. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    You cant zoom it up. My camera takes high res pics. On the bottom it says nov 8th 2018 and then the line below says nov 14th. It says on the top of the paper chicago cta. And in the middle is its fleet number along with another 4 digit number. Looks like a factory identity paper. Dont want to sent it to Septa by accident!!! That would be most embarrassing.
  14. December 2018 Bus Changes

    That was the plan. Surprised to hear it changed. Once you put a station though you will be locked into that route. Best case is put it at terminals that have many routes. Dont know what they are going to save as far as money. They will probably have to have an extra operator to help rotate the charging buses. So what do you save? Operators dont work for peanuts!!! It will be interesting though. If for instance you put a charging station at navy pier and you have 20 buses and a 29, 124 and 66 all pull up needing charges. Can you fulfill the demand. If your charger fails what do you tell everyone a shuttle bus will be coming in 5 min.??? Electric may be nice thought about it myself but it's not practical until there are a majority of those vehicles on the road.
  15. December 2018 Bus Changes

    Seems like it will just be the one bay b or c but I would have left one of those bays way out of the way or at least on an apron. Because it's a high traffic area and these buses sitting here could pose a risk if there was a fire or something. We also dont want the charging station to get struck by another bus or vehicle. If the buses can do 100 miles on a charge they wont need it too often anyway. It basically comes down to do they want to run them 24/7.
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