rotjohns Posted September 18, 2009 Report Share Posted September 18, 2009 I had the unexpected pleasure to see Pace's South Holland facility today, don't ask how I managed to run into it, it's a long story. Anyway, I saw a lot of Eldos waiting to be put on the road, new Paratransit vehicles on the side of the building, a bunch of small gray and blue small vehicles in the back (don't know what those are) and some old Orions. 8906 is there among other 8900s, hadn't seen those buses since they were taken out of service several years ago. So is 2330 and 2329, all still in their same Pace colors, not with the black stripe around it meaning scrapped, although I saw quite a few of those on some of those older Orions. I also saw the Orion IV that was destroyed (forgot what bus number that was but I know it's a 6000 bus) and the infamous 6173, which looked awful. What a shame. But I'm curious about something, as I was cruising around the South burbs and saw a couple 2400s and late 6100s, why is it those buses need a PAINT JOB? Even the newer Nabis over there looked as if the paint was fading. The 2400s are especially bad, but I know they'll be the next to go in a couple of years so maybe it's not on the "to do" list for Pace. Do they keep some buses outside because that facility doesn't look all that big to me? I know if you go west or north, none of those buses seem to have this issue, only the south. Also, anybody know what those gray/blue small vehicles are for? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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