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#5300's Flx Lifetime Assignment & retirement list and other info

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Let's start off first by showing the assignments. To keep confusion to a minimum I'll post assignments & retirements seperately. They go in order from left to right top to bottom. post-304-13049601089194_thumb.jpgpost-304-13049601324582_thumb.jpgpost-304-1304960151398_thumb.jpgpost-304-1304960169677_thumb.jpgpost-304-13049601883233_thumb.jpgpost-304-13049602073485_thumb.jpgpost-304-13049602306591_thumb.jpgpost-304-13049602496072_thumb.jpgpost-304-13049602637302_thumb.jpgpost-304-13049602851469_thumb.jpg

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I guess that the one surprising item was that there was a number of C to K transfers in 2001, before the big swap (to get buses with preheaters to FG) in Nov. 2001.

People in the K service area complained about the latter, but there was not much mention about the earlier.

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Seen the early retirements of 4 buses. My guess is they were wrecks. Of the 4 I remember 5530 being the bus that wrecked on Addison, does anyone know how the others were wrecked and where?

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Seen the early retirements of 4 buses. My guess is they were wrecks. Of the 4 I remember 5530 being the bus that wrecked on Addison, does anyone know how the others were wrecked and where?

Here's a newspaper clipping and pictures of the wreck of #5530. As far as the others I'm not sure, but I know #5677 had a long period in the beginning where it was not in service. I always thought the bus had alot of problems (lemon) and they put it out of it's misery. The bus probably went down as the Flx #5300 with the least miles before being retired.

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I had heard that there was a bus fire years ago at the Archer/Harlem turnaround. That would make it a possibility that it may have been 5677. As for the 5300 thats still around, either 5643 or 5652 is at Chicago Avenue. I'm just not sure which one ;)

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Funny how one 5300 is still around that alot dont know about...

I know Flxible #5643 and the Flxible that went to the Chicago Police are still around. Im sure Eddie Fisher can shed some light on this. I wonder if any others are still in existence.

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