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On 3/19/2019 at 6:22 PM, sw4400 said:

Maybe there's a chance the CTA could put a 4400, 5300 and 6000 into the Heritage Collection, though they're no Fishbowl or New Look.

I do once recall while we were refueling our Flx  I seem to remember seeing a 9400 GMC at 77th about two years ago. I wondered if they were preserving it It looked in pretty good shape from the view I had  

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About 2016 they took one of the ex 9400 training buses that had been out back and brought it over to the shop area. Nothing came of that,  possibly because it had a bad engine. But there was at least a thought to have a 5307 historical bus.

 

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Here are 1000s as of 9-4-19

1000-1025 F

1026-1027 74

1028-1051 F

1052-1053 103

1054-1055 C

1056-1185 103

1186 OOS

1187-1198 103

1199-1304 77

1305 OOS

1306-1373 77

1374-1386 F

1387 77

1388-1392 F

1393-1394 C

1395-1405 P

1406-1551 74

1552-1560 F

1561 77

1562-1563 74

1564-1589 K

1590-1593 F

1594 K

1595-1596 F

1597-1702 K

1703-1708 P

1709 K

1710-1711 P

1712 K

1713 P

1714-1717 K

1718-1720 P

1721-1722 K

1723-1724 P

1725-1729 K

1730 P

1731-1741 K

1742 P

1743 K

1744-1745 P

1746 F

1747-1748 K

1749 P

1750-1752 K

1753-1761 F

1762 P

1763 F

1764-1792 P

1793-1795 F

1796-1804 C

1805 OOS

1806-1820 C

1821 OOS

1822-1835 C

1836-1846 K

1847-1848 P

1849-1854 K

1855-1932 P

1933-2029 C

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3 hours ago, YoungBusLover said:

#1993 has been placed on LTH due to a small engine fire in the rear. It has been stripped of a few parts as it sits along the boneyard fence next to #6400s and #6000's. 

Dam hope it don't get knocked off

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I also forgot to mention #1186 is getting rebuilt and the body has gotten re-fabricated in the areas it received damage.It still has a long way to go but should return to service by the end of the year to early next year. It was out and about yesterday moving under its own power from shop to shop.

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11 hours ago, YoungBusLover said:

I also forgot to mention #1186 is getting rebuilt and the body has gotten re-fabricated in the areas it received damage.It still has a long way to go but should return to service by the end of the year to early next year. It was out and about yesterday moving under its own power from shop to shop.

Hopefully it comes back even stronger

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After taking a interior tour of the bone yard at south shops today, #1305 (Engine fire),#1821 (Accident),#1993 (Engine fire)  and #4167 (Accident) have been officially retired and stripped for parts. #1805 may receive a second overhaul since it is still sitting on the south fence at 79th but I can't think past it getting anything done either. #6470 is surprisingly the new instruction bus sitting along the south fence, #6585 and #6696 WB1 and WB2 may also be getting retired soon as well, #6621 is sitting in the boneyard but my return to active service. With more #6400's getting removed from south shops #4000's are starting to take up space in the yard along with a few #4300's, none have visible damage but are just there for heavy maintenance.  

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It's interesting that you should mention bus 6470 because there is something unique about it.  It is the last of the buses with the flip dot display screens which seem to be in perfect condition, including the front, side, and back display screens.  If nothing else, the display screens could be used for the Nova bus in the heritage fleet.  

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21 minutes ago, fg.mark said:

It's interesting that you should mention bus 6470 because there is something unique about it.  It is the last of the buses with the flip dot display screens which seem to be in perfect condition, including the front, side, and back display screens.  If nothing else, the display screens could be used for the Nova bus in the heritage fleet.  

There's a Nova in the heritage fleet? Or do you mean the community bus?

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6 hours ago, fg.mark said:

It's interesting that you should mention bus 6470 because there is something unique about it.  It is the last of the buses with the flip dot display screens which seem to be in perfect condition, including the front, side, and back display screens.  If nothing else, the display screens could be used for the Nova bus in the heritage fleet.  

When I saw and rode 6470 in 2018, the rear flip dot sign had said 72 on it. I thought 6466 was one of the ones that had the perfect flip dot sides.

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On 10/18/2019 at 5:52 PM, YoungBusLover said:

#6488 is also an instruction bus, I was surprised to see it after nearly 4 and half years.

Yes it's been a C for a while disappeared for a few weeks now it's back sitting in the back in front of 8106 & 6163

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#1300 is OOS for an unknown crime or accident. I can't recall if that bus was involved in a bb/pellet shooting earlier this past week on King Drive on 63rd though from what I heard one operator tell me. The bus has crime tape all over it and a semi shattered windshield. 

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1 hour ago, YoungBusLover said:

#1300 is OOS for an unknown crime or accident. I can't recall if that bus was involved in a bb/pellet shooting earlier this past week on King Drive on 63rd though from what I heard one operator tell me. The bus has crime tape all over it and a semi shattered windshield. 

Dam I hope it's nothing too serious to have it on legal hold like 1972 

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On 10/17/2019 at 6:55 AM, Erin Mishkin Jr. said:

When I saw and rode 6470 in 2018, the rear flip dot sign had said 72 on it. I thought 6466 was one of the ones that had the perfect flip dot sides.

I think thats a great addition to create dedicated "Training Buses" I have a couple friends wh work at Metro in Los Angeles  They have buses dedicated to training purposes only. I remember some being NF High Floor D40s, RTS and other models. Past models included GM Old and New look buses. I believe they still have on the property     

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#1300 is back in service. I also wanted to point out that #804 may return to service soon, with more #4000's and #4300s getting serviced now it may get some work done on it. It's moved around quite a bit in the past week or so in the boneyard.

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8 hours ago, YoungBusLover said:

#1300 is back in service. I also wanted to point out that #804 may return to service soon, with more #4000's and #4300s getting serviced now it may get some work done on it. It's moved around quite a bit in the past week or so in the boneyard.

804 is a bounce around bus I say 1 day it's at K next day it's at SS then back at K 

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