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23 hours ago, BusHunter said:

Hmm #1720 on the #78.

Today it's on the #96. #1875 and #1876 seem to be consistently fg though. #1882 was fg don't know if it still is. Looks like these #6400's are crapping out finally, so much to the point that they need loans to maintain service. Where are the #8325's? They could them about now.

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2 hours ago, XE NewFlyer said:

804 is all thats left on the 800's

 

Seems to hang out on the 12 and 60 a lot. Wonder why this one has stuck around so long. 

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On 8/21/2018 at 8:03 PM, BusHunter said:

Today it's on the #96. #1875 and #1876 seem to be consistently fg though. #1882 was fg don't know if it still is. Looks like these #6400's are crapping out finally, so much to the point that they need loans to maintain service. Where are the #8325's? They could them about now.

IiRC, the 8325s are due in late this year.  I believe the 4th quarter, which would mean October at the earliest.  

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1 hour ago, artthouwill said:

IiRC, the 8325s are due in late this year.  I believe the 4th quarter, which would mean October at the earliest.  

Glad to hear good news on the 8325’s and 1882 is not FG it’s back at NP 1876 is  still FG 1875 is NP Not FG

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On 8/21/2018 at 11:33 AM, Aiden Tabucic said:

I am happy

 

On 8/21/2018 at 11:45 AM, Sam92 said:

Then show some appreciation for what he's doing instead of nitpicking.  Otherwise there's plenty of tools such as bustracker and maths22 if you're really that pressed about live info on every bus' location

I have to agree with @Sam92 here. @Aiden Tabucic you really should show some appreciation for the hard work done in maintaining a fleet roster on this forum instead of nitpicking across two different threads about minor updates that don't happen at the snap of a finger. Geez

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On 8/21/2018 at 10:14 PM, Tcmetro said:

Seems to hang out on the 12 and 60 a lot. Wonder why this one has stuck around so long. 

Yeah a lot of times when I actually do see 804 out, more often than not it's on the 12 or 60. It was out on the 10 about a couple weeks ago, the first time I'd seen an 800 on this route in a long time. As for @XE NewFlyer's mention of it being out on the 21 today for a rare weekend appearance, back when CTA still had 20 hybrid 40 footers (10 800s, 10 900s) it was typically standard practice that Kedzie mostly sent them out on weekdays and very rarely sent them out on weekends. But that practice stopped being the case as much in recent years, especially when the 900s got retired out of CTA service and the 800s gradually decreased. And to answer the question of why 804 is still around, it's because Kedzie's mechanics did a good job in keeping it and its former companions of the series running for so long when the original plan was that the 800s and 900s were only meant to be test buses to determine which hybrid bus technology, series or parallel, worked better on Chicago streets especially in winter.

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55 minutes ago, jajuan said:

Yeah a lot of times when I actually do see 804 out, more often than not it's on the 12 or 60. It was out on the 10 about a couple weeks ago, the first time I'd seen an 800 on this route in a long time. As for @XE NewFlyer's mention of it being out on the 21 today for a rare weekend appearance, back when CTA still had 20 hybrid 40 footers (10 800s, 10 900s) it was typically standard practice that Kedzie mostly sent them out on weekdays and very rarely sent them out on weekends. But that practice stopped being the case as much in recent years, especially when the 900s got retired out of CTA service and the 800s gradually decreased. And to answer the question of why 804 is still around, it's because Kedzie's mechanics did a good job in keeping it and its former companions of the series running for so long when the original plan was that the 800s and 900s were only meant to be test buses to determine which hybrid bus technology, series or parallel, worked better on Chicago streets especially in winter.

then the question is what happend to all the other 800s and 900s why did they all go 

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12 hours ago, XE NewFlyer said:

then the question is what happend to all the other 800s and 900s why did they all go 

If you go through the proper thread, the 900s were auctioned off.

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13 hours ago, XE NewFlyer said:

then the question is what happend to all the other 800s and 900s why did they all go 

Unlike the 1000s, these buses never received any midlife rehabs.

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20 hours ago, Aiden Tabucic said:

Glad to hear good news on the 8325’s and 1882 is not FG it’s back at NP 1876 is  still FG 1875 is NP Not FG

It shows there all loans. I bet #1900 is not fg anymore either. Maybe they'll keep loaning until the 8325s show up. But it will get interesting we are about a week or so from a lot of school runs being activated so where will fg get the buses then?

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1 hour ago, BusHunter said:

It shows there all loans. I bet #1900 is not fg anymore either. Maybe they'll keep loaning until the 8325s show up. But it will get interesting we are about a week or so from a lot of school runs being activated so where will fg get the buses then?

1900 is still in FG I passed the garage about an hour ago 1876 is still there along with 1707 and 1789 1785 And 1912 

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On 8/25/2018 at 7:29 PM, XE NewFlyer said:

then the question is what happend to all the other 800s and 900s why did they all go 

Reread the post dude. They were TEST BUSES. As such they were not meant to serve a full 12 year minimum service life like the 1000s were. But the fact that 800s made it into 2018 when the initial thought was they'd only be around a few years is still a testament to how well Kedzie mechanics kept these buses running. 

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4 minutes ago, Aiden Tabucic said:

Will 4323 and 4333 ever return or is 4333’s lifetime done

Since there are 100 extra artics, I know where I would set the betting line.

  • Haha 1

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5 hours ago, Aiden Tabucic said:

Will 4323 and 4333 ever return or is 4333’s lifetime done

I doubt very much about 4333, as that bus was pretty badly burned(pics are somewhere on the site, but I don't know where to look for just a few pics).

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57 minutes ago, sw4400 said:

I doubt very much about 4333, as that bus was pretty badly burned(pics are somewhere on the site, but I don't know where to look for just a few pics).

Both very very dead. Carcasses might be around for years though. 4300 ended up a maintenance trainer.

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