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2 hours ago, rvwnsd said:

Hahahahahahaha. 

 

3 hours ago, NewFlyerMCI said:

Caught 6568 on the P6

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This is not a CTA bus, 6568 was retired years ago from that accident.

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17 hours ago, Erin Mishkin Jr. said:

 

This is not a CTA bus, 6568 was retired years ago from that accident.

Yes, that was the joke

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On 3/2/2019 at 8:30 PM, Erin Mishkin Jr. said:

 

This is not a CTA bus, 6568 was retired years ago from that accident.

That's why I said "Hahahahahahahahaha."

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Today I saw 6729 being towed to 16325 S Pulaski in Markham. I believe @garmon757 reported seeing 6400s at this location once but there have never been any visible from the road when I have gone by.

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4 minutes ago, Pace831 said:

Today I saw 6729 being towed to 16325 S Pulaski in Markham. I believe @garmon757 reported seeing 6400s at this location once but there have never been any visible from the road when I have gone by.

6729 has long been retired. I guess CTA gave the ok for it to be scrapped, assuming 16325 S Pulaski in Markham is a scrapyard.

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43 minutes ago, sw4400 said:

6729 has long been retired. I guess CTA gave the ok for it to be scrapped, assuming 16325 S Pulaski in Markham is a scrapyard.

The address given is E&R Towing, which is where I saw the bus entering. Google aerial imagery shows two CTA buses behind their building. That property appears to be connected to a large junkyard directly behind it, so the logical guess is that the junkyard uses E&R to bring vehicles to their lot.

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On the retirement front.... the following are pretty sure not returning:

6466,6468,6470,6473,6474,6477,6488,6553,6554,6558,6562,6564,6574,6576,6577,6579,6581,6585,6842(this one has been gone for over 20 days from service).

19 Novas most likely off the list now....

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5 hours ago, sw4400 said:

On the retirement front.... the following are pretty sure not returning:

6466,6468,6470,6473,6474,6477,6488,6553,6554,6558,6562,6564,6574,6576,6577,6579,6581,6585,6842(this one has been gone for over 20 days from service).

19 Novas most likely off the list now....

Finally Cta is starting to get rid of them that means either more 8325’s from 103rd are coming to FG or more 8200’s or Flyers

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52 minutes ago, Aiden Tabucic said:

Finally Cta is starting to get rid of them that means either more 8325’s from 103rd are coming to FG or more 8200’s or Flyers

No these were replaced by the Flyers they already received from 103rd and the last few 8325s. Most disappeared w/e 2/23-24 when the 8325s entered service.

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42 minutes ago, busfan2847 said:

No these were replaced by the Flyers they already received from 103rd and the last few 8325s. Most disappeared w/e 2/23-24 when the 8325s entered service.

FG still has 8343-8349 (7) but 8348 and 49 haven’t been on tracker for couple days 

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12 minutes ago, Aiden Tabucic said:

FG still has 8343-8349 (7) but 8348 and 49 haven’t been on tracker for couple days 

and they received 1038-1051 (14) so that is 21 buses in with the Novas. SW4400 has 19 6400s out (I think 6671 and 6674 have finished too, which makes 21)

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8 hours ago, sw4400 said:

On the retirement front.... the following are pretty sure not returning:

6466,6468,6470,6473,6474,6477,6488,6553,6554,6558,6562,6564,6574,6576,6577,6579,6581,6585,6842(this one has been gone for over 20 days from service).

19 Novas most likely off the list now....

I Thought 6466 and 6468 Been Gone.

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1 hour ago, busfan2847 said:

and they received 1038-1051 (14) so that is 21 buses in with the Novas. SW4400 has 19 6400s out (I think 6671 and 6674 have finished too, which makes 21)

1034-1051

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Someone might have to check the dead lot at 77th/Ewing soon for the following buses(These are most likely gone from service):

6466,6468,6470,6473,6474,6477,6488,6553,6554,6558,6562,6564,6574,6577,6579,6581,6585

Been gone for over 10 days(not seen on tracker):

6674,6694,6696,6697

Been gone for over 20 days(not seen on tracker):

6751,6842,6862

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31 minutes ago, sw4400 said:

Someone might have to check the dead lot at 77th/Ewing soon for the following buses(These are most likely gone from service):

6466,6468,6470,6473,6474,6477,6488,6553,6554,6558,6562,6564,6574,6577,6579,6581,6585

Been gone for over 10 days(not seen on tracker):

6674,6694,6696,6697

Been gone for over 20 days(not seen on tracker):

6751,6842,6862

77th and Ewing is dead in the water.  As in Lake Michigan water.

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2 hours ago, artthouwill said:

77th and Ewing is dead in the water.  As in Lake Michigan water.

Well where is the "dead line" then? I remember retired and soon-to-be scrapped buses being taken to 77th and Perry, like this one at South Shops. Isn't South Shops 77th and Perry?

 

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1 minute ago, sw4400 said:

Well where is the "dead line" then? I remember retired and soon-to-be scrapped buses being taken to 77th and Perry.

I thought they got taken out into the suburbs, somewhere along Pulaski, I feel like someone mentioned that previously.

EDIT: I think it was E&R towing at 16325 S Crawford?

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Just now, NewFlyerMCI said:

I thought they got taken out into the suburbs, somewhere along Pulaski, I feel like someone mentioned that previously.

EDIT: I think it was E&R towing at 16325 S Crawford?

Well eventually, yes. But don't they need equipment removed first like the Bustrackers, Control Boxes(the data boxes used to input user ID and get notices from Control), Clever Devices unit and fareboxes.... among parts that can be used for other Novas still operable?

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1 hour ago, sw4400 said:

Well where is the "dead line" then? I remember retired and soon-to-be scrapped buses being taken to 77th and Perry, like this one at South Shops. Isn't South Shops 77th and Perry?

 

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Yes it is.  But reread your original post.  You said 77th and EWING,  which would be in Lake Michigan Lol!

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