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    6400 Nova, 5000 Twin Propane

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  1. 95th Red Line Station Rebuild

    So how are the buses still loading in the west terminal leaving? Via Lafayette? Andre
  2. Wilson Red/Purple Line Station Rebuild

    Now will Purple stop at Wilson in the PM rush also SB, and has the Purple stop at Sheridan SB in the AM been discontinued?
  3. A Push To Reinstate The #41 Elston bus

    There is some justification for an Elston bus these days, as there is a lot of new retail along the street, particularly between Logan and Fullerton. But how to do it would be difficult. Best suggestion, seriously, would be to run the 50-Damen via Damen-Diversey-Logan-Elston-Damen. Right now Damen between Diversey and Fullerton is just a bridge. Via Elston would add maybe 7 or 8 minutes, but then Damen isn't exactly a hot-shot route anyhow. Might lure millennials from Wicker Park to the shopping center south of Logan? North end is probably unworkable (Bryn Mawr to Foster). Only conceivable routing would be 85-Central via Bryn Mawr-Elston to Foster, but then what? No place really to turn around there? Unless you go down Lacrosse, but I can just hear the NIMBY's screaming... Andre
  4. CTA Bus Garage Rosters

    Roscoe is wide between Western and Ravenswood. East of there is just a standard residential street width. Back in the 1960's running the 98 on this narrow a street between Ravenswood and Lincoln was not seen as a big problem - CTA used to run on many narrow streets back then. Now? Not likely. Addison short would go up to Irving Park to loop.
  5. More Bus Moves

    Per official September 2017 assignment list: 1821 gone. Reason?? 4300, 7900 back on list. Have either been actually seen recently? 804 only 800 left.
  6. Welcome Aboard 70 Years Of The CTA

    There were definitely two shades of green. Original green was relatively light, later was much darker. Darker green was supposed to go with white top, but there were older buses that got the darker green with a yellow top. Full repaints, too, so maybe CTA ran out of white paint at some point?
  7. New Eldorados?

    A 17500-type seen yesterday at Perris CA on I-215 traveling east.
  8. Fall Schedule for Bus 2017

    78 via Read has been gone for some time now. Suspended when Oak Park Av was closed for construction, officially dropped last fall?
  9. Evanston Third Rail or Trolley?

    Until 1950's sometime, change from 3rd rail to overhead for CRT was done at Isabella station and platform men pulled and raised poles there. Terminal tracks and yard were all 3rd rail. Then after Shore Line NSL was abandoned trolley was extended into Linden station and 3rd rail removed south of Maple St. Reverse at other end, S Blvd to north of Howard Yard leads got 3rd rail about the same time. S Blvd team track had trolley until the entire line was 3rd railed 1973.
  10. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Rear seat was replaced for some reason. Maybe shell cracked. whatever. Entirely new shell plus inserts.
  11. O'Hare Remote Parking Bus

    There have been two sets of Eldorado's at MDW, both groups starting at 001. Current are 001-020 from 2012. There are two older ones, 026-027 from 2002 when service started?. ORD has 14, 1-14 from 2008 that replaced the Orion 6's. All are EZRider II's, 32' at MDW, 35' at ORD, operated by Delaware Car/
  12. More Bus Moves

    #2 trips to Belmont (that came back as 153's, not 151's) dated back to CMC days. 3 trips to North Av (originally to Schiller) did too. 151 turnbacks are only from early 2000's.
  13. More Bus Moves

    Manufacturers never gave out "freebees". CTA bought an extra old Nova (7200), and extra 4400, an extra 5300, and an extra 1000. I guess they were considered so different from anything before them that the investment was justified. Some properties do this, others like NYCTA never have.
  14. More Bus Moves

    As far as can be determined, there has been only one 7900.
  15. More Bus Moves

    7900 appears to have become a "mechanics training bus", as has 4300.
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