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On 5/5/2017 at 5:18 PM, XE NewFlyer said:

1877 is on the 205

That's not out of the ordinary as both 205 and 206 are shared between FG and NP.

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On 5/7/2017 at 11:13 AM, busfan2847 said:

The 800-809 hybrids were delivered in 2006. 802 and 803 went to Chicago 806 and 807 to Archer, the rest went to Kedzie. They entered service in early 2007 (I caught 6 of them in February 2007).

They were not at A and C for long, 802, 803, 806, 807 moved to Kedzie between 10/07 and the end of 2007.

The 900-909 hybrids were delivered in 2007 entering service in September - all at K.

Did some of them retired about couple years ago?

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1 hour ago, qwantae said:

Did some of them retired about couple years ago?

From my records

900s all gone: 901, 902, 908 withdrawn 12/13; 906 w 1/14; 900, 904, 904, 909 w 7/14; 905 w10/14; 907 w11/14

801 w9/14; 809 w 3/15; 802 w10/15; 805 has not been in service since 12/16; 805 has not been in service since 3/17;

800, 803, 804, 806, 807, 808 are all still regularly used

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I found #1878 on the #49 Western assigned to 74th even though it is a North Park Bus. The #49 Western is done by both 74th and North Park.

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On 6/8/2017 at 7:45 AM, ethan2226 said:

I found #1878 on the #49 Western assigned to 74th even though it is a North Park Bus. The #49 Western is done by both 74th and North Park.

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Nothing more than a loan. Both garages have done little loans like this between each other when short buses. At least this way the sightings aren't too out of place as if a New Flyer from say Kedzie were on the 49 or X49. 

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On 6/13/2017 at 7:21 PM, jajuan said:

Nothing more than a loan. Both garages have done little loans like this between each other when short buses. At least this way the sightings aren't too out of place as if a New Flyer from say Kedzie were on the 49 or X49. 

Or a 6400 Nova from FG!!!

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I ask why Chicago borrowed Kedzie a Nova 8190 instead of a 1000 Flyer. I do not recall Kedzie ever being assigned new Nova`s so can a driver be assigned one without training?

When I observed the bus northbound at Bryn Mawr the driver had string of followers behind him. The driver pulled into Devon terminal and pulled out immediately.

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10 hours ago, sht6131 said:

I ask why Chicago borrowed Kedzie a Nova 8190 instead of a 1000 Flyer

Actually the other way around (unless you meant "lent"), and the question might be why a C driver was on a K route rather than if K borrowed the bus.

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On 6/16/2017 at 8:59 AM, Busjack said:

Actually the other way around (unless you meant "lent"), and the question might be why a C driver was on a K route rather than if K borrowed the bus.

A supervisor has the power to tell any operator to do any route if something happens. At 12 at night they once had a blue line mishap. They were telling operators on the #4 to report to Jeff Pk. If something happens like at 2AM there are no buses out there, the #81 and #77 have like 8 night cars between them. You can only pull one here and there off other routes.

Another question that comes to mind is are the signs programmed to reflect a Chicago operator on the #82. (a "C" run) or can they only reflect a kedzie operator even though it may be chicago's bus and operator?

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"Diverting" a bus to another route to fill a major gap is not unheard of. Was a lot more common years ago than now, but still done occasionally. In the late 60's it was an almost daily practice for instance to grab North Limiteds on their pullin trips after the AM rush to make a trip[ up Pulaski to Peterson as Pulaski had a tendency to have major service gaps in the morning. Strangest example I personally ever saw was one day about 1968 when Fullerton had some kind of electrical problem and the trolley buses were immobilized in the PM rush and service was being run entirely by diversions, including a Mack and a 100 presumably off Halsted and various propanes.

However, this still occurs. I personally while out of 103rd made a trip on Grand from Navy Pier to Nordica and then on Fullerton from Nordica to Halsted one day about 5 years ago, with a 4000 no less.

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Another thing ion streetcar days was if the car in front of you broke down, you had to push it back to its home barn. For instance, there is a shot of a Pullman off Milwaukee/Armitage pushing a one-man Armitage car at Cicero and North back to North Ave. This could get really interesting downtown, but there was no other way to handle it. You can't very well pass a breakdown...

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On 6/15/2017 at 11:42 PM, sht6131 said:

I ask why Chicago borrowed Kedzie a Nova 8190 instead of a 1000 Flyer. I do not recall Kedzie ever being assigned new Nova`s so can a driver be assigned one without training?

When I observed the bus northbound at Bryn Mawr the driver had string of followers behind him. The driver pulled into Devon terminal and pulled out immediately.

It would be interesting if Kedzie would've got some Novas. 

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39 minutes ago, BusGuy248 said:

1000-1004 moved from FG to Chicago.

 

8 minutes ago, BusGuy248 said:

Also 1026 to 1030

Well that is 10 buses total, and Chicago has 8224-8235(12 buses total), so I would surmise these will return to FG if this is indeed a move. FG needs a reliable fleet, and the 6400-Series Novas, though hanging in there, are not as reliable as they once were at 15-17 years of age.

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Those 1000s may just be temporary reassignments for the summer.  C received 10 or 12 extra buses about this time last year as well.  They returned to the sending barns around Labor Day.

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5 hours ago, sw4400 said:

 

Well that is 10 buses total, and Chicago has 8224-8235(12 buses total), so I would surmise these will return to FG if this is indeed a move. FG needs a reliable fleet, and the 6400-Series Novas, though hanging in there, are not as reliable as they once were at 15-17 years of age.

I'd have to agree. Fg needs a reliable fleet and taking away what good buses they have is counter productive. Im surprised one of the all #1000s garages couldnt spare anything.

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9 hours ago, sw4400 said:

 

Well that is 10 buses total, and Chicago has 8224-8235(12 buses total), so I would surmise these will return to FG if this is indeed a move. FG needs a reliable fleet, and the 6400-Series Novas, though hanging in there, are not as reliable as they once were at 15-17 years of age.

Actually Chicago also has 8200-8212.

1026-1030 have moved from 103rd to 74th according to maths22 tracker.

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