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So at this moment, Does North (Waukegan) still has 4 of Orion VI's remaining there? 

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16 minutes ago, qwantae said:

So at this moment, Does North (Waukegan) still has 4 of Orion VI's remaining there? 

It would only be for storage for Ravinia. I don't think they give inside tours of the garage. Ravinia season starts June 10, so you'll have to wait until then to see what's on the street.

 

BTW, tickets are expensive this year, such as $125 reserved for Willie Nelson and $110 reserved for Aretha Franklin or Common.

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Checking Webwatch during the 5pm rush yesterday, these 6162s and 6600s were not out at South based on the latest roster there:

6162, 6163, 6165-66, 6171-72, 6176, 6178-6181, 6183-84, 6187, 6190-91, 6193 (this bus I physically saw last Saturday so I know it's still around), 6194, 6196-98, 6200-6202, 6205, 6207 (wonder if this is still a Sox wrapped bus), 6209, 6212, 6215, 6221, 6241 (saw this one physically on Saturday also), 6245, 6250.

6600s - 6622, 6642, 6646, 6649, 6663, 6676.

Think it's safe to assume that 6245 and 6250 are still out there, they're newer than the rest.  Some of these obviously would be spares (every single 15500 and 17500 were out yesterday including 17528), but I'd wonder if this is the beginning of the end for most of these buses?

 

Edit:  6646, 6649, 6181, & 6207 are out today (Friday 7/14 at 5:30 rush).  Surprisingly, no 6245 or 6250.  Interesting.

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22 minutes ago, rotjohns said:

every single 15500 and 17500 were out yesterday including 17528), but I'd wonder if this is the beginning of the end for most of these buses?

At this point, the only thing I would conclude is that there are 48 CNGs in service and the 2005 NABIs are still being flogged; resulting in fewer 2003 NABIs. Still bizarre stuff like a 6600 on 352.

The 2005s still being at S results in a motley mess at W.

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1 hour ago, rotjohns said:

Checking Webwatch during the 5pm rush yesterday, these 6162s and 6600s were not out at South based on the latest roster there:

6162, 6163, 6165-66, 6171-72, 6176, 6178-6181, 6183-84, 6187, 6190-91, 6193 (this bus I physically saw last Saturday so I know it's still around), 6194, 6196-98, 6200-6202, 6205, 6207 (wonder if this is still a Sox wrapped bus), 6209, 6212, 6215, 6221, 6241 (saw this one physically on Saturday also), 6245, 6250.

6600s - 6622, 6642, 6646, 6649, 6663, 6676.

Think it's safe to assume that 6245 and 6250 are still out there, they're newer than the rest.  Some of these obviously would be spares (every single 15500 and 17500 were out yesterday including 17528), but I'd wonder if this is the beginning of the end for most of these buses?

Sounds like its the end. I'd really be interested whats up at west. You know how I said I always saw an orion on the morning pullouts of #303 and #332. Well I havent seen one pullout now in about two weeks nor have i saw any at west so it sounds like the orions are done at least at west.

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31 minutes ago, BusHunter said:

so it sounds like the orions are done at least at west.

No way. Currently on Webwatch are 6041, 6048, 6058. 6103, 6109, 6123, 6131, 6156, 6159, 6160. 6161.

6156-6161 are explainable,but the rest are not. And this is not the height of the rush hour.

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3 hours ago, BusHunter said:

Sounds like its the end. I'd really be interested whats up at west. You know how I said I always saw an orion on the morning pullouts of #303 and #332. Well I havent seen one pullout now in about two weeks nor have i saw any at west so it sounds like the orions are done at least at west.

uh no.  I very seen the Wrigley Field Orion on 330 earlier this week  and saw 6109 ion the 330 today.  There's  usually  at least one Orion on the 301.  I do believe  when they do die, they will die at West. 

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Yeah i know i saw one on #330. So wth, west has nothing new? They must be retiring nabis out of South then. So the nabis are worse than the orions, cause thats what they are saying. 

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6 minutes ago, BusHunter said:

Yeah i know i saw one on #330. So wth, west has nothing new? They must be retiring nabis out of South then. So the nabis are worse than the orions, cause thats what they are saying. 

West has always been known to take very good care of their buses, South doesn't.  Case in point, when I saw 6193 the other day on the 352, it was loud and the blue covering was peeling off very badly.  I was surprised to see it out to be honest.

So the Orions still active at West is nothing new (or the few remaining at NW for that matter) and it looks like South needs to keep the 2005 Nabis right now to manage the transition till the rest of the 17500s get in.  

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7 minutes ago, rotjohns said:

So the Orions still active at West is nothing new

Cause and effect aren't there, as on my list only 6041, 6048, 6058 are originally West buses. Only thing that can be said is that 6116-6144 were swapped from S to NW in ~2003.

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Hopefully South will take care of the CNG's then, because they are the pride of the Axess fleet. Can't trade these off if they develop problems either so it's destiny lies in its own maintenance this time.

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On 7/13/2017 at 6:09 PM, rotjohns said:

West has always been known to take very good care of their buses, South doesn't.  Case in point, when I saw 6193 the other day on the 352, it was loud and the blue covering was peeling off very badly.  I was surprised to see it out to be honest.

So the Orions still active at West is nothing new (or the few remaining at NW for that matter) and it looks like South needs to keep the 2005 Nabis right now to manage the transition till the rest of the 17500s get in.  

I always thought that repainting the 6162s all Blue (Especially South ones) were waste of money since they were apparently already tired, falling apart before they did it.  

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19 minutes ago, qwantae said:

I always thought that repainting the 6162s all Blue (Especially South ones) were waste of money since they were apparently already tired, falling apart before they did it.  

That's why they didn't paint them. They just put wraps on them. You can see if you are close enough that the old decals show through.

See this topic.

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