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On 10/22/2017 at 7:58 AM, Busjack said:

Anything's possible, but given that CTA has shown it wants to keep the lower blocks together, unlikely. Besides, other than 1630 up being lighter weight, I don't see what the difference is.

I think he's getting at the distinction that in general 1000-1629 having ISM engines and 1630 and up having ISL engines along with the further distinction that 1000-1429 have their ISM engines coupled to ZF 592C transmissions giving them a meaner growl to their engines if you will which is why I think he's wishing for buses out of that group being at Kedzie again. 1430-1929 have ZF 594C transmissions and 1930-2029 Allison transmissions. Getting back on track though, Kedzie does have buses in the 1560s -1629 range, so that should be some small comfort because they are still in the ISM group even if having a ZF 594C tranny quiets the growl of the engine some. Outside what FG and NP both have from that block, like you said CTA bus operations has show it wants to keep the 1000-1429 buses assigned primarily to the South Side garages. 

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On 10/18/2017 at 6:51 PM, busfan2847 said:

804 might have gone. Has not been used in service since 10/5 when it was on the 12 until around 10:15am according to Maths22 bus tracker.

804 reappeared at the beginning of last week (12/11) after being OOS for over 2 months!

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5 hours ago, busfan2847 said:

804 reappeared at the beginning of last week (12/11) after being OOS for over 2 months!

So the 800s haven't bitten the dust yet. Cool

 

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On 11/30/2017 at 9:42 AM, jajuan said:

Outside what FG and NP both have from that block, like you said CTA bus operations has show it wants to keep the 1000-1429 buses assigned primarily to the South Side garages. 

Don’t forget that Chicago has some buses in the 1300s. For now.

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Looks like 1405 and 1406 migrated to NP from 74th. Rode 1405 on X49 run from NP, and right now riding 1406 on the 136.

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19 hours ago, jajuan said:

Looks like 1405 and 1406 migrated to NP from 74th. Rode 1405 on X49 run from NP, and right now riding 1406 on the 136.

Those buses been over here at 74th for like a yr now lol since the last swapocalypse.

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3 hours ago, Mr.cta85 said:

Those buses been over here at 74th for like a yr now lol since the last swapocalypse.

I think you misread me there. I'm saying they appear to have moved BACK to NP FROM 74th in the past week as part of the winter pick transition of services. Both sightings were on NP runs including my ride on 1405 on the X49 Wednesday morning. After I made it to Foster. It pulled into the Berwyn terminal and immediately headed to North Park garage. And the 136 is obviously one of NP's routes. So my ride in 1406 on that route yesterday evening looks to be further evidence to the possibility that 74th may have given up a few 1400s to NP for winter pick.

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Don't know what was up at fg today. First I see wb1 going up there then I see the community bus coming south. Truck #270 was up there too but didnt carry a bus into or out of the yard. Btw i saw wb1 pulling out from under the elevated ns structure at Irving south to west last week. Maybe something to do with Wilson but it's done. I saw the Sunnyside entrance a few weeks ago so your guess is as good as mine.

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On 12/30/2017 at 3:54 PM, jajuan said:

I think you misread me there. I'm saying they appear to have moved BACK to NP FROM 74th in the past week as part of the winter pick transition of services. Both sightings were on NP runs including my ride on 1405 on the X49 Wednesday morning. After I made it to Foster. It pulled into the Berwyn terminal and immediately headed to North Park garage. And the 136 is obviously one of NP's routes. So my ride in 1406 on that route yesterday evening looks to be further evidence to the possibility that 74th may have given up a few 1400s to NP for winter pick.

You're right I definitely misread it my apologies ??.

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2 hours ago, Tony Metoyer said:

1000-1025 are permanent at forest glen so are 1552-1563 1590-1593 1753-1761, 1763 1799-1800 And 1379-1386 but 1386 haven’t been on tracker for 2 months now they are all new Flyers at forest glen so are 1746 and 1595-1596

Chicago has 1366-1369, 1371-72, and 1374-78. That’s what I meant 

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On 1/2/2018 at 10:51 PM, Mr.cta85 said:

You're right I definitely misread it my apologies ??.

Oh no worries. It happens to us all from time to time.:)

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Not sure if this is any move related but Chicago has no 1000 series busses out today. Just Novas. 

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43 minutes ago, ajm522 said:

Not sure if this is any move related but Chicago has no 1000 series busses out today. Just Novas. 

Nothing moved. Just a sign that Sunday service is small enough compared to a weekday that Chicago can get away with using all or mostly Novas on its routes that have Sunday service hours.

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On 1/20/2018 at 8:34 AM, cta5658 said:

103 must still have it's bus shortage because #1429 and #1463 (both from 74th) are on the #30

4000s Rehabs playing a factor. 

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I guess due to the weather, there are no artics running today. As a result, 103rd looks to be short and is borrowing busses from 74th and 77th. Northpark and Kedzie looks to be fine. 

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On 2/10/2018 at 4:40 PM, ajm522 said:

I guess due to the weather, there are no artics running today. As a result, 103rd looks to be short and is borrowing busses from 74th and 77th. Northpark and Kedzie looks to be fine. 

That extended into today (Sunday). Kedzie, 103rd and North Park had no artics out once again. Obviously it was easy to do being the weekend and less routes in service. They had to risk it though on Friday during the full brunt of the storm. The artic I was riding on the 22 early Friday morning had to move really slow because with snow still being on the pavement at different spots, even at lower speeds you could visibly see and feel the back end of the bus slide to the right as the bus moved forward and fought to maintain traction on the road surface. It's a good thing there were little to no parked cars on the road and that the bus moved slow enough that this did not become a huge problem. I'd have to say that given the road conditions the operator handled the bus quite well under the circumstances.

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