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  1. Those OTR buses were delivered in 2002 and are pushing 10 years. If, big if, new coaches are ordered in the future they may be 45 foot. Eventho the leased MCI's I guess are also 40 feet. Mel
  2. I went out to Highland Park on Thursday 4/12/2012 and saw both buses operating. One was pulling into the garage about 2:30 pm while the other one came out for a number of afternoon rush trips.
  3. I have been going through some of my slides and came across some photos of ex-CTA buses that were turned over to the Chicago Fire Department. The Twin is not an ex-CTA bus, but from Civil Defense. Hope you like them. Mel Bernero
  4. There were 3 3400 series Flxible buses painted up for Route 74L 3433, 3434, 3435. The photo of 3434 was taken on an OSA charter in 1975, while 3435 is an inservice bus at the Fullerton station. Mel Bernero
  5. On October 7, 2011, The Omnibus Society of America had a tour of CTA's Maintenance Training Center located at 1120 E. 89th St. Attached are some photos of equipment that was on-hand. Mel
  6. Attached is a company photo taken by the CTA in 1961 from my collection. The reason I am posting the photo is that you know you are getting old when you remember the gum, candy, peanut and soda machines that were in the Chicago subway stations. Mel
  7. Is this the Flyer Low-floor demo you are talking about. I stumbled across it while it was working Cermak one day. Mel
  8. Attached are some photos of 9532 that I received from a CTA employee a few years ago. Mel
  9. I have a Pace One Day pass in my transfer collection. I received it from a retired driver that had worked out of South Holland. Supposedly could only buy it at the Hodgkins UPS plant. It is printed on the back 'Use by 12-01-05. Mel Bernero
  10. How long would a strike have to last for the CTA to save $96 million. Mel
  11. I wonder if the Conducters are having a difficult time keeping enough dollar bills on hand to make change when they are given $10 and $20 bills, what with the increase of the weekend pass cost. Mel Bernero
  12. While out today, I saw 4 artics on Route 82, Kimball-Homan at 5:45pm Mel
  13. At least two Flxibles were out today, Saturday. 6167 was running Central and 6140 was on Milwaukee. Mel
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    Bus holodins

    Any truth to the rumor that ILDot redlined a number of New Flyers on Monday at Chicago Garage because of frame cracks. Mel Bernero
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