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1 minute ago, BusHunter said:

That's the advantage of having an outdoor garage. The cold gets rid of them. When you go down to the gulf coast or somewhere thats always hot, they get bigger. 

That is 1 thing that I would like about working at FG but just cant deal with all if that traffic & those up north people that think they better then everybody

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17 minutes ago, Shannoncvpi said:

That is 1 thing that I would like about working at FG but just cant deal with all if that traffic & those up north people that think they better then everybody

Yeah, the fg operators like that part of an outdoor garage but when you get in the buses it's so cold. Takes time to warm them up. I have that problem too. In the summer your dying of heat and in the winter it's like an ice box. By me though they will run the buses a couple hours when it gets below freezing in the stalls. They have someone come in who starts all the buses cause the old buses just refuse to run sometimes. Sometimes they just start the old buses when it's real cold they all get run. The mechanics all come out and spray ether in the refuse to start buses. 

North side ain't that bad, theres more riders on the south side. Saw some 74th buses pulling in from the north end of the #94. Saw one going down the kennedy and another on Cali. I wonder why they just dont run them through. The south terminal is the garage. That's a long pullout/in. 

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5 hours ago, BusHunter said:

Yeah, the fg operators like that part of an outdoor garage but when you get in the buses it's so cold. Takes time to warm them up. I have that problem too. In the summer your dying of heat and in the winter it's like an ice box. By me though they will run the buses a couple hours when it gets below freezing in the stalls. They have someone come in who starts all the buses cause the old buses just refuse to run sometimes. Sometimes they just start the old buses when it's real cold they all get run. The mechanics all come out and spray ether in the refuse to start buses. 

North side ain't that bad, theres more riders on the south side. Saw some 74th buses pulling in from the north end of the #94. Saw one going down the kennedy and another on Cali. I wonder why they just dont run them through. The south terminal is the garage. That's a long pullout/in. 

Yea the 94 long as hell now & yea ive seen FG leave some buses running all night long I ended a run last year at Rosemont when I was on the rails & took central home but I went to FG at like 130 am & seen all the buses that was going out in the am rush sitting running it was those days that it had got -23 below

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2 hours ago, Shannoncvpi said:

Yea the 94 long as hell now & yea ive seen FG leave some buses running all night long I ended a run last year at Rosemont when I was on the rails & took central home but I went to FG at like 130 am & seen all the buses that was going out in the am rush sitting running it was those days that it had got -23 below

Do they run the buses in the indoor garages when it's cold like that? With all those buses its a wonder you dont get carbon monoxide poisoning. I know they probably have fans but alot of buses running probably beats what the fans can do. 

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4 hours ago, BusHunter said:

Do they run the buses in the indoor garages when it's cold like that? With all those buses its a wonder you dont get carbon monoxide poisoning. I know they probably have fans but alot of buses running probably beats what the fans can do. 

I remember seeing that once during my second or third month of being on my own during the winter of this year but rarely have I seen all the buses getting turned on.

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All of the ones in the first few rows in the front a run they ones in the back a be off but it not as cold in the garage as it is outside of the ones that sit outside of the garage they will turn on & have them running & they let the doors up & down when its real cold to keep the heat in the garage

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7 hours ago, BusHunter said:

I know even in my garage when you walk the rows in the winter you can smell the exhaust fumes. It's pretty thick and I'm outside. 

Yea it is 

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So I did some snooping tonight and didnt find much except these following bus numbers that have been inactive or involved in accidents this past fall.There is also a #4000 back there with heavy front end damage I tried getting the number through the fence and the best I could make from it was #408*. I'm going to check that out later on this week becuase that bus was recently added last week. More #6400s are gone now as I expected. The yard is starting to look a lot more barren again the old relics of the 800s/900s are more visible now with the novas getting hauled off. #804 is hiding among them. 

(Deadlot) 

#4010,#4031,#4037,#4038,#4039,#4042,#4082

#1775 (Accident) #1967? #1434 (Accident ) #4328 (Mechanical), #8108 (Mechanical)

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23 hours ago, YoungBusLover said:

So I did some snooping tonight and didnt find much except these following bus numbers that have been inactive or involved in accidents this past fall.There is also a #4000 back there with heavy front end damage I tried getting the number through the fence and the best I could make from it was #408*. I'm going to check that out later on this week becuase that bus was recently added last week. More #6400s are gone now as I expected. The yard is starting to look a lot more barren again the old relics of the 800s/900s are more visible now with the novas getting hauled off. #804 is hiding among them. 

(Deadlot) 

#4010,#4031,#4037,#4038,#4039,#4042,#4082

#1775 (Accident) #1967? #1434 (Accident ) #4328 (Mechanical), #8108 (Mechanical)

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Dam I'll take a look in the day time 

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It took me about an hour to canvas the area thoroughly but here is the updated list of the boneyard. I was going to consider adding in the high floor models but seeing as there is already a list for them I didnt add them in. Notably #6029 was the first fresh moves bus and was retired in between late 2013 and early 2014. #4687 is the only TMC left back there besides the #4900s and #5454 along #5696 are the last remaining Metro Bs. The remaining #6000s range from #6031 all the way to #6227. I was kind of surprised to see #1805 back there after all these years, apparently it was on LTH for the longest and it appears that it was gutted of the engine for parts before getting placed back there. It's kind of sad to see but that's how the ball rolls sometime.

#500's Boneyard (Retired) list as of 12/20/20

#542 & #544

#800's Boneyard (Retired) list as of 12/20/20

#800,#802,#803,#804,#805,#807,#808,#809

#900's Boneyard (Retired) list as of 12/20/20

#905

#6400's Boneyard (Retired) list as of 12/20/20 - Bus numbers highlighted in bold text have been hauled off for scrap.Bus numbers highlighted in bold italic text are still in service or somewhere around SS.

#6401,#6406,#6408,#6418,#6425,#6432,#6435,#6446,#6453,#6456,#6460,#6468,#6473,#6497,#6500,#6502,#6503,#6516,#6530,#6537,#6544,#6554,#6559,#6563,#6564,#6573,#6574,#6576,#6577,#6581,#6584,#6614,#6621,#6628,#6639,#6642,#6644,#6651,#6674,#6680,#6692,#6699,#6702,#6704,#6711,#6715,#6737?,#6742?,#6748?,#6756,#6778?,#6782?,#6804,#6806,#6808,#6819,#6824,#6832(Accident/Legal hold),#6841,#6842,#6844,#6845,#6848,#6863,#6866,#6868?.

UPDATES 12/30/20

#6737,#6826 & #6865 are back in service.

#4000's Boneyard Defunct list as of 12/20/20

#4003,#4007,#4010,#4014,#4019,#4031,#4033,#4037,#4038,#4039,#4042,#4043,#4054,#4062,#4082(Accident),#4098,#4105,#4118,#4178,#4179,#4192,#4200,#4201

#4300's Boneyard Defunct list as of 12/20/20

#4302,#4320,#4323(Retired),#4328,#4347,#4357

#1000's Boneyard Defunct list as of 12/20/20

#1245 (LTH), #1305 (Retired)-Fire,#1321,#1434,#1760,#1775 (Accident),#1805 (Accident/Retired) ,#1821(Accident/Legal hold),#1925 (Accident/Legal hold),#1993(Retired)-Fire,#2006 (Mechanical)

#7900's Boneyard Defunct list as of 7/27/20

#7929(Accident/Legal hold),#7965 (Mechanical),#8229(Accident/Legal hold)

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9 hours ago, Mr.NewFlyer1051 said:

#1805 is officially retired and what bus is that with left damage?

I figured 1803 was gone be retired its been gone since May of 17 if cta was gone fix it they woukd have been did it by now now I'm waiting on 4119 & 67 to hit the boneyard looking for those to be retired as well its been too long for those also & what kinda damage 1434 got it has been in the shop more then on the road lately it was at K over the summer to get some work I guess 6 didnt have the parts for over the summer & with ss being backed up with buses I guess I was the best bet to get work did at 

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9 hours ago, Mr.NewFlyer1051 said:

#1805 is officially retired and what bus is that with left damage?

& wasnt 6031 the bus that ran iver & killed that older lady when she got off the bus & went to get her bike off the bike rack & the driver hit the gas on her 

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55 minutes ago, Shannoncvpi said:

I figured 1803 was gone be retired its been gone since May of 17 if cta was gone fix it they woukd have been did it by now now I'm waiting on 4119 & 67 to hit the boneyard looking for those to be retired as well its been too long for those also & what kinda damage 1434 got it has been in the shop more then on the road lately it was at K over the summer to get some work I guess 6 didnt have the parts for over the summer & with ss being backed up with buses I guess I was the best bet to get work did at 

#4167 is already in the boneyard and retired, #1434 doesn't have any damage but it is on legal hold for something.

52 minutes ago, Shannoncvpi said:

& wasnt 6031 the bus that ran iver & killed that older lady when she got off the bus & went to get her bike off the bike rack & the driver hit the gas on her 

I want to say yes about #6031 being involved in that but after doing some digging that bus was at Kedzie since maybe 2010-2011 and the way it looks now differs from what it looked liked at that time.So i'm not sure what the deal may have been with it, nonetheless its a mystery. Photo credits go to @garmon757 these were taken back in 2014.

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14 hours ago, YoungBusLover said:

#4167 is already in the boneyard and retired, #1434 doesn't have any damage but it is on legal hold for something.

I want to say yes about #6031 being involved in that but after doing some digging that bus was at Kedzie since maybe 2010-2011 and the way it looks now differs from what it looked liked at that time.So i'm not sure what the deal may have been with it, nonetheless its a mystery. Photo credits go to @garmon757 these were taken back in 2014.

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Yea I remember 6031 sitting back there it was there till like 2014 cuz I had a lumina 9c1 & I took pics of it in my old old old old phone I it sat in the front behind the booth for a long time before being moved to the back & for some reason that was my favorite bus & I remember riding it in 08 with my OG & the brakes was bad af & the driver punched in on the box to control they told him contuine to central then come half way back to kedize after he tried to stop & the brakes started popping real bad they still told him to keep going 

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14 hours ago, YoungBusLover said:

#4167 is already in the boneyard and retired, #1434 doesn't have any damage but it is on legal hold for something.

I want to say yes about #6031 being involved in that but after doing some digging that bus was at Kedzie since maybe 2010-2011 and the way it looks now differs from what it looked liked at that time.So i'm not sure what the deal may have been with it, nonetheless its a mystery. Photo credits go to @garmon757 these were taken back in 2014.

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I wonder see how 6031 looks now 

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16 minutes ago, YoungBusLover said:

Well this is what #6031 looks like now. Whatever happened between 2013-2017 is a mystery. 

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Dam it might have gotten in a accident on the way to the boneyard & I'm guessing that 6043 in front of it 

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18 minutes ago, YoungBusLover said:

Well this is what #6031 looks like now. Whatever happened between 2013-2017 is a mystery. 

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She still looks good tho it was said they was only a few years out of rehab when they was knocked off

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4 hours ago, Shannoncvpi said:

Dam it might have gotten in a accident on the way to the boneyard & I'm guessing that 6043 in front of it 

#6120 and #6095 are sitting in front of it. #6043 should be long gone by now. 

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