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  1. Up to 45 Electric Buses

    There is a difference between running buses a few hours each rush hour to operating them all day. cta 700 & 701 were only used in rush hours as they had to go back to garage to recharge. Fast charging at termini is essential for all day running and as that will be at high current the issue of batteries overheating and wiring becoming damaged is more critical.
  2. More Bus Moves

    It is. From Maths22
  3. Random Pace

    The suburbans moved to River in July 2018 (one went to SW).
  4. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    There are two buses fitted 8011 and 81?? both at Chicago for use on the 20 Madison. https://www.transitchicago.com/arriving-now-digital-screens-providing-real-time-service-information-aboard-cta-buses/?CategoryId=2&pg=2
  5. More Bus Moves

    It was fitted with the monitors in October. It did run with the monitors in it from 77th on the 8A during the morning rush 30th November. I guess they decided to trial the buses on the 20 after 8011 was fitted. There are more than one of them so the rest must be from C allocation.
  6. More Bus Moves

    8011 was the first of the buses that were fitted with the monitors inside, As these are being trialed on the 20 it moved to C around 12/23/2018 (first day out was 12/24).
  7. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Back in 2013 Bushunter produced a list of delivery assignments and first sightings for all of the New Flyers. This shows that 2006-2017 only where not used at 103rd and went to C in 3/09. 1912-1994 evens and 1996-2019 went to 103rd, 1911-1995 odd went to 77th. For 1930 onward, allocated to 103rd, 1930-1980 evens moved to P in 3/09 2-4 months after delivery, 1982-1994 evens and 1996-2005 moved to C in 3/09 no more than one month after delivery. 2018-2029 were used briefly at 103rd before moving to C in 4/09-8/09. Some were only seen on the depot but most were seen in service on 103rd routes. 1000 delivery dates #1762 - #1994 even's, #1996 - #2029 (103rd).pdf
  8. Pace Roster

    You have to move around the depot by clicking on the arrow that appear if you hover the mouse in the bottom 1/3rd of the image. All the buses he mentioned are visible . At the bottom right it clearly states the images were taken in Aug 2018. They are not live.
  9. Pace Roster

    Just go to Pace West on Google maps and you can travel round the outside of the depot. Try: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.8956508,-87.8776636,3a,75y,103.45t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1st1w522nnplxvGj2Us0ejvA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
  10. METRA Locomotive Wish List

    The UP California Ave coach yard lies between Western (2400W) and Sacramento (3000W). Locomotives are serviced at the Pulaski yard (4000W) The UP California Ave coach yard is closer to Western Ave than the MD Western Ave yard which is along Grand Ave!
  11. METRA Locomotive Wish List

    UP has always uses UPY locos to transfer cars between Western and downtown. I saw GP7s being used in the 1990s, they now use GP38s as well as one switcher. There are usually at least two at the downtown terminal. Remember UP operates Metra trains on UP lines with UP crews, The F59PHI are in use on MD, they do not have the cab signalling for use on UP lines.
  12. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    1805 car ran into front of bus in 2600 Madison block 5/7/2017 4119 wrong way driver struck bus on Jackson 10/6/2018. Bus crashed into Willis Tower.
  13. December 2018 Bus Changes

    I was out at Grand/Halsted/Milwaukee this morning. Looks like the 132 has been replaced with a white minibus labelled Mars. It was heading north on Halsted about the same time a 132 journey would have been.
  14. New Pace Route 638

    638 is run using a 14xxx minibus.