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dann last won the day on February 4 2017

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  • Location
    Logan Square
  • Interests
    Photography, travel, dining out, just being with my wife
  • Favorite Bus
    NF 1972; also 8500s from the 60's--never been on one but they look awesome!
  1. More Bus Moves

    Ex-103rd bus 1031 at Jeff Park, still with the “3” in the windshield
  2. 5000-series - Updates

    So cool, always wanted to ride in a business car. Nice that UP still has those because I’ve read and heard rumors that freight railroad companies are doing away with those to save money (and please stockholders).
  3. More Bus Moves

    2024 is a Chicago garage bus.
  4. More Bus Moves

    Chicago has 1366-1369, 1371-72, and 1374-78. That’s what I meant
  5. More Bus Moves

    Don’t forget that Chicago has some buses in the 1300s. For now.
  6. The Breakdown Thread

    I think it is a battery fire. It’s on obviously a larger scale than the Samsung Galaxy battery fires and it’s fortunate that it apparently occurred in the garage and was extinguished quickly. Until the battery manufacturers solve this issue of spontaneous combustion (maybe they should see how Tesla batteries don’t have this issue), we’re not gonna see all-electric buses on the CTA any time soon.
  7. More Bus Moves

    I saw 1379 on Diversey and 1847 on Broadway.
  8. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    On 8248, the rearmost seats are now upholstered but the other seats are still all plastic. And no, I didn't photoshop this...lol!
  9. Return of the 11 & 31 Bus

    I don't understand why the #37 and #11 were separated, though I'll admit I didn't see the ridership numbers for the combined Lincoln/Sedgwick. When those two routes were combined I don't recall any service complaints, except maybe occasional long waits for buses during inclement weather. Maybe NP didn't want to deal with another long route?
  10. More Bus Moves

    Looks like C did give up some buses. I just saw C's 1928 on #49B.
  11. I respectfully disagree that it should never have been built, it's just that it should have been designed to be much more energy efficient and space efficient than it is. It would have resulted in a bland-looking building but a more useful and efficient building that wouldn't even be the subject of a possible demolition.
  12. More Bus Moves

    And there's going to be room for them at 103rd because 40-footers will have to be sent up to Chicago in exchange, so there shouldn't be an issue regarding space. BTW, the 2 can use some artics because every time I see one of those buses on LSD, they're always SRO in either direction. It's just a matter of where they can terminate by the U of C.
  13. More Bus Moves

    If Chicago is giving up all of its artics, the lions share will probably go to 103rd to alleviate their shortage-due-to-maintenance issues and I agree with jajuan that 77th will have to get over their artic aversion and put them on 3 and 4. The other remaining question is what exactly will Chicago get in return
  14. More Bus Moves

    And what better way to get that feedback than to run them on routes such as 8, 9 and 49 that run through the north and south sides.
  15. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    I did see 1553, 1557, 1559 and 1591 on #56 today