Mr.cta85

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  • Favorite Bus
    The New Flyer 1000 series(1486 is my favorite) Metro flixible 6000 series, and the MAN Americana.
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    6000, 2000, and 2600 series

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  1. The rehashed 3200's look great I still have yet to ride 1 since then but I'll try to get a ride in sooner than later. But this is also random but as a life long cta fan I love to see the 2600's coupled with the 3200's they just look so good together. Especially when you have 4 of the same belly cars and the other 4 are the leading and trailing cars I love to see that combination. And it's rare now days to see that the Orange Line and ocsssional Brownage trip is the only place where you'll see that. Once the 2600's are all retired we probably will never see that again since the 7000s won't be able to couple with the 5000s 😌 lol.
  2. Ok well that explain why im currently on 1028 as a 94 lol. For me its good to be in a 103rd assigned bus lol I miss it there cant wait for the next system pick so I can go back home to my garage 😊😊.
  3. Just saw 1563 at 69th and western heading northbound. Im not sure if it was a 74th or NP run cause I didn't catch the run number but maybe more bus transfers perhaps?
  4. I like how these cars look they look like a updated 2200 series car which is awesome. I also like how cta still keeping the traditional look besides the slight change of the end caps (not including the blue) I for 1 am not ready for a radical change to the exterior just yet and it seems cta isn't either lol. The interior looks cool cool except for that single back to back seat on the right. Hopefully this is the final design the black hopper windows look awesome as well 😊😊👍👍.
  5. For the life of me I don't understand why would cta chose not to make the 7000's compatible with the 5000's. I mean if you're staring a new generation of rail cars why not make them compatible that way you can mix the fleet up for different lines. Do you guys think it's a good idea to make them compatible or not? I would love to know what you guys think of it.
  6. YES!!!!! This is great stuff 👍👍
  7. I seen 2 1900's at 74th last night. 1919 was on the 49 and was also my leader so I looked at the run number to double check before she pulled off from Berwyn to head back south and 1905 was at the garage when I pulled in. It's probably nothing but in case it is something I wanted to let you guys know lol.
  8. I agree lol i dont miss the artics at all lol but ill be back at 103rd next system pick lol. But I hope 77th get artics again simply because they're the spoiled garage out the 7. They get what they want and take as they please lol it will be good for them to get artics again and keep them this time lol.
  9. Well as you guys know im currently at 74th. I was asking clerk if I could help with the bus transfer for tomorrrow which I cant because I already have a run but anyway before she said I couldnt do it, she asked if I ever drove a artic and of course I have with me coming from 103rd. So now the question is now will 74th be getting artics since the operators here have to have artic driving experience in order to transfer buses. Or maybe they just need all the help they can get. I know 74th dont have the room for them tho so maybe its 77th who will be getting artics again lol.
  10. Get ready for bus swaps this weekend guys. Does anybody have an idea which number of buses are going where? I know buses 1470 and up used to go to my beloved 103rd garage for the winter pick but i dont know what buses will go where this time lol.
  11. This is what I saw so far 8215,16,17,22 and 23 are all on Ashland this morning and 1391 was on diversy heading westbound. But wait there's more lol I saw 8234 as a 73 armitage bus and 8235 as a 74 Fullerton.
  12. Now im leaning more towards the bus swap is for the marathon only cause I saw 7986 I believe on garfield heading southbound as a 9 not too long ago.
  13. I know the blue seater are for testing purposes (only cause I saw the signs in the bus stating why the seats are blue) but I still dont know if the 8200 my garage recieved are for the marathon or are actually swaps or not though. I guess I'll find that part out after today. It would be cool if 8217-23 are actually swaps but I honestly don't know that part yet 😊. We also have 1008 sitting in the garage and it's been there since Friday.
  14. So what's going on are these bus swaps or just for tomorrow's marathon?
  15. It's funny you said that cause I have 8220 and heard a conversation about the blue seats as people got on at 95th and Ashland lol. A lady said to another person is this a new bus and said she like the blue seats cause at least you can see if anything is on the seats before you sit down vs the traditional cloth seats. I have to agree and it makes the bus brighter as well on the inside.