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3 hours ago, chitowndude84 said:

 

No, I made a error commenting on that list. I was surprised and mistook 1941-1947 for EX-Niles Free bus Chance RT-52's but then remembered they were scrapped long ago.

Nothing to do with you Busjack 

Thanks.

As was established with the last couple of lists, just as the Downers Grove 0001-0005 became 1951s, the Schaumburg Trolleys, while No. 1-7, apparently got asset numbers 1941-1947. The tipoff was the AH in the  model  number, which stands for American Heritage.

The similarity (and what sent you in that direction), is that small stuff for municipalities (such as the RT52s) were in the 1900s.

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1 hour ago, Busjack said:

 

The similarity (and what sent you in that direction), is that small stuff for municipalities (such as the RT52s) were in the 1900s.

 

Exactly, Those 1900 #'s are what threw me off lol

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In August, Google Maps toured around the West garage. First, I saw old NABI buses and 3/4 of them are pretty much gone. 6666, 6672, 6210, 6252 were in that area. (SW side) 6210 is still active which is pretty surprising and this evening (1/2/19) it is on the 317. Next, closer to the SE side, I saw 6363 near the door missing some rear lights on the left side and on the front windshield, it had a STOP Do Not Use paper on it. I am assuming it is retired because of the paper and the missing lights. It is probably the first Axess retired if I am guessing correctly. Thankfully I got to ride that in 2017 but with a non-operational rear door. Also on August 4, I saw 6363 at the touch a truck event in N. Riverside doing the 322. Now, on the E side, there were 5 MIA buses sitting (4/5 of them are right now not MIA, but 6324 is MIA). They are 6320 (I might have incorrectly assumed that for 6280), 6559, 6291 (I thought that was gone until it came back in October, 6295 might be retired as it was not resting there at the time as that bus was MIA for a long time as well), 6288, and 6324. I checked the other garages on Google Maps but there was no car that went through the garages.

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15 hours ago, Erin Mishkin Jr. said:

. I am assuming it is retired because of the paper and the missing lights. It is probably the first Axess retired if I am guessing correctly.

In addition to what @andrethebusman said, historical practice has shown that if a bus, such as 6047 or 6173, is permanently out of service, it would be in the lot at South Holland or Markham South Lot 2, not taking up room in the garage. Also, those sat there for many years, and were not officially retired until their FTA service lives were over. As he pointed out, it is more likely that the garage mechanics are working on it for some reason.

Although the CTA NABIs were retired early, then CTA President Rich Rodriguez had to do it, not some commenter.

15 hours ago, Erin Mishkin Jr. said:

n August, Google Maps toured around the West garage.

...and you didn't even provide a link to that.

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22 hours ago, Busjack said:

Well, the only buses there now are 4 wrapped NABIs.

 

You have to move around the depot by clicking on the arrow that appear if you hover the mouse in the bottom 1/3rd of the image. All the buses he mentioned are visible .

At the bottom right it clearly states the images were taken in Aug 2018. They are not live.

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1 hour ago, busfan2847 said:

You have to move around the depot by clicking on the arrow that appear if you hover the mouse in the bottom 1/3rd of the image. All the buses he mentioned are visible .

At the bottom right it clearly states the images were taken in Aug 2018. They are not live.

6210 is alive.

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