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twyztdmynd last won the day on April 3 2020

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About twyztdmynd

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  • Birthday 02/04/1974

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    41 Years in Chicago. Recent move to Phoenix
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    (Used to be Extrmn8or@aol.com. Bill V was nice enough to place some of my pix on website.) Love busses, trains n' planes. Miss GMC New looks... looking for old pix of 8000-8100's, i.e. west towns, waukegan. Fav routes: Anybus that can tear it up on expressway... 606, 610. Fav Memory - 572 racing down Washington to Great America - 1980 ish when Gurnee was old farmland. Former motorcoach driver for Colonial (2000-2002) and Midwest (95-00; 02-11).
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    GMC T6H4523's/'Pumpkin' Fishbowls (8000-8155)

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  1. Pace orders 44 more ELDORADO 30' Transits https://www.masstransitmag.com/bus/vehicles/press-release/21215127/eldorado-national-pace-acquires-44-additional-enc-axess-30foot-lowfloor-buses
  2. Bus 20480 on the way Pictures posted from Facebook. These were not taken by me. (Group : The Bus Lounge)
  3. Sent to my email moments ago...
  4. Just some FYI...When I started at Colonial in 1999, they ran five routes (610, 1006, 1012, 1015, 1017 . When I was not out of town, I worked 1017 to Sears on 79th). We lost all subscription routes after 9/11 one at a time due to cuts at Sears headquarters. And, when I started, all motorcoaches were equipped with restrooms. Not sure the equipment before that. But we used equipment purchased both new (MCI DL3 12-units) and used (MCI B3 8-units purchased through Indian Trails) on Pace routes.
  5. The coaches at Colonial and Pioneer bought were highway coaches. Not commuter. One day you could be driving Pace route 610 (or a subscription route) and the next day you could be doing a charter with the same bus.
  6. Metra debuts new "State of Illinois" livery on engine number 402 Video from Facebook:
  7. White House pushes ban on Chinese-made buses, rail cars http://www.rollcall.com/news/policy/white-house-pushes-ban-on-chinese-made-buses-rail-cars
  8. I was reading on a Facebook post in Metra Rail group that Metra locomotives 204 and 205 may have been involved in an accident. In Sherwood Tennessee, A Train derailed caring soybean and lumber. However, it was also hauling the two locomotives bound for Progress Rail. Now I was skeptical at first. But in the news article, you can see the front end of 204. 205 was facing a different direction behind 204 and is not seen in the photo. Complete details are sketchy but you can judge for yourself. If you look in the second photo of the attached to link, you can see, in the upper left-hand corner, wha
  9. Here's a new one affecting all Union station and Electric lines... Milwaukee District / North Line [MD-N]InboundandOutboundTrainsExperiencingExtensiveDelaysInbound and outbound trains are on the move and are experiencing extensive delays due to a signal and power failure. Please listen to platform announcements for the location of your train or refer to Rail-Time Tracker for current delay information.11/11/15 | 01:23 AM
  10. Chicago and Southwest Productions has a facebook page... https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chicago-Southwest-Productions/1606384719638128?fref=ts They have a new photo. It looks like its F40's for nor but, no logo's (as of yet.)
  11. Artthouwill --- > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DC_Circulator and http://www.dccirculator.com/
  12. Now the new and improved Milwaukee Lines... Metra now in process of updating Milw North and West including ties between Libertyville and the Glen... just to mention a highlight. Spend it while ya got it !!! http://www.progressiverailroading.com/passenger_rail/news/Metra-to-replace-ties-switches-along-Milwaukee-District-lines--44136?email=dwgerdts%40yahoo.com&utm_medium=email&utm_source=prdailynews&utm_campaign=prdailynews04%2F13%2F15
  13. When I was a charter driver, I used to love to get into it with cabbies at Palmer House when pickup on Wabash. They either blocked the curb or double parked... blocking me in. The only justice I ever saw was a cab getting busted by CPD for turning right in front of my bus while picking up passengers on 8th and Michigan. This was a once in a lifetime event. Just thought they had a quota to fill.
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