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Ouch! Wreck photos!

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On 5/7/2017 at 1:10 PM, sw4400 said:

It was a New Flyer(# not noticeable in the video). The front is bent slightly forward where the windshield meets the headlight assembly area. Possible frame damage??? If so, that bus will most likely be scrapped. I don't think CTA repairs frame-damaged buses.

 

On 5/7/2017 at 2:51 PM, Busjack said:

 

Tribune story, 4 in speeding car dead. The pictures there indicate too much crumpled car to indicate if the bus sustained much damage, Unless is is something like a crumpled front platform, it is usually fixable.

And even then, it's sometimes possible to repair a bus and get it back in service. Remember 4327 shortly before its transfer from K to 103rd? 1148 is another example. Our friend @garmon757 showed us a shot of it having smacked into a railroad viaduct support beam near what looked like Western and Archer while it was still assigned to 74th. A few short months after that photo, the bus was repaired and put back into service before transferring to NP for a short time then back to 74th and then its current home at 103rd garage. Either way, as @Busjack has alluded to, predicting 1805's retirement at this point is still premature.

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Under the circumstances of deadly investigations involving CTA vehicles, expect #1805 being OOS for at least two years depending on the severity of the damage sustained. I'll check up on it once I can get a close up at the Shop. 

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18 hours ago, jajuan said:

 

And even then, it's sometimes possible to repair a bus and get it back in service. Remember 4327 shortly before its transfer from K to 103rd? 1148 is another example. Our friend @garmon757 showed us a shot of it having smacked into a railroad viaduct support beam near what looked like Western and Archer while it was still assigned to 74th. A few short months after that photo, the bus was repaired and put back into service before transferring to NP for a short time then back to 74th and then its current home at 103rd garage. Either way, as @Busjack has alluded to, predicting 1805's retirement at this point is still premature.

Don't forget #1147 also. Some knucklehead operater plowed it towards a plow truck inside 74th Garage. 

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