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  1. A couple of Gary bus questions: GPTC had 5 Opuses from 2001 thru 2009. Photo of #2008 exists. Since 2006 was a Chance trolley, were the Opuses 2007-2011? Alco, for a short time in 2009-2010 they had two 1992 Orions. Obviously because of bus shortage, possibly caused by retirement of the Opuses, but any ideas/photos out there?
  2. Gary Public Transportation Corporation

    Helps a lot! Know numbers for the UTA ones?
  3. Summer 2019 Bus Pick

    Nothing of consequence. Least number of changes in many picks.
  4. Up to 45 Electric Buses

    These are becoming very similar to the old wire-dependent trolley buses, you notice? Can only run on certain routes with chargers.
  5. Random CTA

    Cermak (22nd Street) was originally #22 in the original scheme. 21 was Fulton/21st. Clark/Wentworth was Thru-Route 22, which was a different series, and local Clark and Wentworth cars were considered 2, This was soon seen as a problem. So Cermak became 21, Clark/Wentworth kept 22, and Fulton/21st was renumbered 15, which had been its old Thru-route number. This is also why Canal-Wacker bus became 15, as it partially replced the Fulton/21st carline.
  6. The Breakdown Thread

    Injuries usually are resolved rather fast, but fatals can take decades.The RI gallery involved in the 47th derailment around late 90's was finally cut up 2015.
  7. 5000-series - Updates

    How red trains are turned at Howard depends on how the line is running. Normally loop around, but if there are delays a train will be simply crossed over and pull into the SB platform and change ends. Historically, on the old Green line (Lake-Dan Ryan) all trains faced the same way because of the one-carlenght boarding area at California WB that had to be where the conductor's car stopped, so the train stop markers had to be in specific places. About once a year the whole fleet was reversed, and the stop markers moved to new locations.
  8. March 2019 Bus Changes

    One wonders if Walmart kicked CTA out of their parking lot? Seriously, if the whole purpose of 111A is access to Walmart, making connections with 28, 14, 15, 26, 353 makes a whole lot of sense to me.
  9. Locomotive 98 and 99

    Seems like the number of regular "double-headers" is increasing. Trains getting longer and heavier than one unit can successfully keep schedule with?
  10. What's Left for Pace's NABI LFW 6162s/ 6600s?

    Ravinia buses are in what most places call "contingency" status. Not retired but not in regular service either. Last step to retirement.
  11. CTA buses to go all electric by 2040?

    8 went to Complete Coach Works in LA. Most likely they landed somewhere as battery buses, but no idea where at this point.
  12. 6400-series Nova LFS - Updates & Retirements

    Should have been 6705 not 6703. Typing on cell phone... List fixed.
  13. What to Do With Surplus Artics

    4/3 list: 4000-4066 K 4067-4070 P 4071 K 4072-4073 P 4074 K 4075-4079 P 4080-4116 103 4117-4166 P 4167 oos 4168-4171 P 4172-4195 103 4196-4207 K 4300 ood 4301-4320 103 4321-4322 P 4323 oos 4324-4325 P 4326-4327 103 4328-4332 P 4333 oos 4334-4399 P
  14. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    4/3 list: 7900-7902 7 7903-7904 103 7905-7999 7 8000-8010 74 8011 C 8012-8099 74 8100-8211 C 8212-8224 74 8225-8235 C 8236-8324 F 8325-8342 103 8343-8349 Ff
  15. More Bus Moves

    4/3 list: 1000-1025 F 1026-1027 74 1028-1051 F 1052-1185 103 1186 oos 1187-1194 103 1195-1304 77 1305 oos 1306-1373 77 1374-1379 F 1380-1386 C 1387 77 1388-1389 F 1390-1394 C 1395-1405 P 1406-1551 74 1552-1560 F 1561-1589 K 1590-1593 F 1594 K 1595-1596 F 1597-1702 K 1703-1708 P 1709 K 1710-1711 P 1712 K 1713 P 1714-1717 K 1718-1720 P 1721-1722 K 1723-1724 P 1725-1729 K 1730 P 1731-1741 K 1742 P 1743 K 1744-1745 P 1746 F 1747-1748 K 1749 P 1750-1752 K 1753-1761 F 1762 P 1763 F 1764-1798 P 1799-1803 F 1804 C 1805 oos 1806-1820 C 1821 oos 1823-1835 C 1836-1846 K 1847-1848 P 1849-1854 K 1855-1932 P 1933-2029 C
  16. 6400-series Nova LFS - Updates & Retirements

    Active list 4/3: 6675,78,79,81,82,84,86,87,91,92,99 6700,05,06,10,13,14,22,24,30,33,34,36,37,46,47,51,55,58,59,61,63,64,70-72,76,80,84,87,92-94,99 6802,03,05,10,14,20,24,26,34-38,43,46,47,49,54,56,58-62,65,67-71,73,75,77
  17. 6400-series Nova LFS - Updates & Retirements

    6783 is not on the official active list. 6873 sounds like very easy to mistake as 6783..
  18. 6400-series Nova LFS - Updates & Retirements

    6472 is the community bus. I do not know why it is on the active list, but it is.
  19. 6400-series Nova LFS - Updates & Retirements

    78 6400's listed active as of 4/2/19. All between 6675 and 6873. 6472 still on passenger roster, assigned FG. Also 7900 back on passenger roster at 77th. Any sightings?
  20. Up to 45 Electric Buses

    6 Proterras expected 7-9/19. 14 more 4-9/20. Likely numbers 600-619
  21. 6400-series Nova LFS - Updates & Retirements

    BW62 sat for years under 61st yard. 4290 MAN also was there plus an old 300. They still there or also moved somewhere?
  22. Spring Pick 2016

    Pullouts same in AM
  23. Spring Pick 2016

    Actually Halsted-Belmont-LSD-Stevenson-Ryan-79th
  24. 6400-series Nova LFS - Updates & Retirements

    Can WB1 be confirmed as 6712? WB2 is a new one. Last one 6438 was all white.
  25. Random Metra

    That is what will eventually happen - sell for scrap. Probably trying to get somebody to bid more. Getting rid of old railcars can be a major hassle. Metro-North ended up sending a bunch to someplace down south. South Carolina I think.
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