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55 minutes ago, busfan2847 said:

Actually Chicago also has 8200-8212.

Those (part of the plastic inserts "test") seem to have gone over there from 77* when #66 lost its artics.**

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*Compare to @maths22's tracker of Nov., 2016.

**As of Dec. 12. again verifiable on that tracker.

 

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1 hour ago, Busjack said:

Those (part of the plastic inserts "test") seem to have gone over there from 77* when #66 lost its artics.**

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*Compare to @maths22's tracker of Nov., 2016.

**As of Dec. 12. again verifiable on that tracker.

 

The 8200-8212 batch moved over on the weekend of 12/17-18 which was when the last artics moved out.

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5 minutes ago, busfan2847 said:

The 8200-8212 batch moved over on the weekend of 12/17-18 which was when the last artics moved out.

I goofed on my last click, but it certainly isn't news.

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11 hours ago, BusGuy248 said:

1000-1004 moved from FG to Chicago.

 

11 hours ago, BusGuy248 said:

Also 1026 to 1030

 

2 hours ago, busfan2847 said:

Actually Chicago also has 8200-8212.

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

Haven't seen the changes yet..... @BusHunter?

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3 minutes ago, sw4400 said:

 

 

Haven't seen the changes yet..... @BusHunter?

Saw them just cant edit them now. 

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4 hours ago, patman119 said:

1387-1391 got moved to North Park.

Actually, that's 1386-1391.

And 74th and Chicago still have the hard-seat-onsert 8200s (8200-8211 and 8224-8235 at C, 8212-8223 at 74th) in their rosters.

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5 hours ago, patman119 said:

1386-1391 got moved to North Park.

With the transfer of 1000-1004 and 1026-1030, FG needs to get something back. The expanded NF fleet was helping them to cover service, as the 6400's, though still operating, are getting a little tired and are more prone to mechanical failures, forcing them from service and causing backups and gaps. Even if this is for summer service(4th of July, Air & Water Show, etc....), there needs to be a reliable fleet here. Bringing 8200-8235 back to FG will replace the gap from the transferring NF's and allow for a reliable fleet to work with the 6400's.

Only other option if they are going with 6400's and 8236-8324 only at FG if they take most or all of the NF's and not replace them with the 8200's split up and given out is give them a life-extending overhaul, but that would be fruitless labor and cost-wise as in the next 2-3 years, they'll be all retired I'm sure.

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30 minutes ago, sw4400 said:

With the transfer of 1000-1004 and 1026-1030, FG needs to get something back.

 

30 minutes ago, sw4400 said:

Even if this is for summer service(4th of July, Air & Water Show, etc....)

Which together, appear to explain it. School's out, and they need more service for North Ave. beach, and Fullerton and Diversey  for near the zoo.

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Ok well that explain why im currently on 1028 as a 94 lol. For me its good to be in a 103rd assigned bus lol I miss it there cant wait for the next system pick so I can go back home to my garage 😊😊.

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3 hours ago, sw4400 said:

With the transfer of 1000-1004 and 1026-1030, FG needs to get something back. The expanded NF fleet was helping them to cover service, as the 6400's, though still operating, are getting a little tired and are more prone to mechanical failures, forcing them from service and causing backups and gaps. Even if this is for summer service(4th of July, Air & Water Show, etc....), there needs to be a reliable fleet here. Bringing 8200-8235 back to FG will replace the gap from the transferring NF's and allow for a reliable fleet to work with the 6400's.

Only other option if they are going with 6400's and 8236-8324 only at FG if they take most or all of the NF's and not replace them with the 8200's split up and given out is give them a life-extending overhaul, but that would be fruitless labor and cost-wise as in the next 2-3 years, they'll be all retired I'm sure.

They probably won't take all the fg nf's. They probably took what they wanted already. There's a possibility the experimental #8200's will come back to fg, but I wouldn't hold my breath. Why 74th needs more buses for summer i dont understand as they are not serving the lakefront directly other than on its own routes. 

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I saw this a couple of minutes ago on Sheridan and Foster, and I'm wondering when does the #147 ever terminate at Morse Red Line...? Thoughts?

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16 hours ago, TaylorTank1229 said:

I saw this a couple of minutes ago on Sheridan and Foster, and I'm wondering when does the #147 ever terminate at Morse Red Line...? Thoughts?

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I've been living in Rogers Park since the fall of 1979 and that is the 1st I've see that destination on a 147. it seems so close to the Howard terminal that I wonder why stop at Morse.

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6472 looks to be a Community bus now. 

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808, 6755 and 6758 seem to be missing from the active buses. All three where in service last week.

What happened to 7900? It has not appeared on Maths22 tracker since June 2016, and does not appear in the list at all.

1821 has not been active since early March 2017. I do not know what has happened to it.

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24 minutes ago, busfan2847 said:

What happened to 7900? It has not appeared on Maths22 tracker since June 2016, and does not appear in the list at all.

I had thought that someone at CTA couldn't count with 424 of series 7900-8324, but you are correct that 77th shows 7901-7999, and it isn't on the LTH list.

I was going to guess something about demonstrators, but CTA did order 425 buses. The old 2 #1000s conundrum?

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On 6/22/2017 at 0:27 PM, RJL6000 said:

Actually, that's 1386-1391.

And 74th and Chicago still have the hard-seat-onsert 8200s (8200-8211 and 8224-8235 at C, 8212-8223 at 74th) in their rosters.

1386 is currently on the 84 Peterson, so I am assuming it is now out of Forest Glen.

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On 6/23/2017 at 9:12 PM, garmon757 said:

What happened to #1821???

1821 crashed into a building in March.

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19 hours ago, patman119 said:

1821 crashed into a building in March.

Must be this story. I don't recall that being mentioned before.

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14 minutes ago, Busjack said:

Must be this story. I don't recall that being mentioned before.

Ouch, that could be up to a two year repair, if it's fixable. You also have to consider the bus' age but being it's a newer bus it will probably return.

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7900 appears to have become a "mechanics training bus", as has 4300.

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29 minutes ago, andrethebusman said:

7900 appears to have become a "mechanics training bus", as has 4300.

I wonder what happened to the original mechanics #7900 bus?

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23 minutes ago, BusHunter said:

I wonder what happened to the original mechanics #7900 bus?

If you're saying there was one prior to the bus pictured in front of the Taj CTA Mahal in our gallery, there isn't any proof of that. The depicted bus was the prototype. If Andre is correct, that gets down to whether CTA is owed another 7900.

Since I don't have the VIN list, I can't further comment.

The list Andre posted did have 4300 as a long term hold.

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