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No there's not a kill switch like there is on the old novas, flyers, & artic's. I fixed the problem myself so I had to be outside with the doors closed. So to do that I had to use the butterfly to release the pressure at the front doors so they'd open so I could go out & close backs myself.

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11 minutes ago, Express Flyer said:

No there's not a kill switch like there is on the old novas, flyers, & artic's. I fixed the problem myself so I had to be outside with the doors closed. So to do that I had to use the butterfly to release the pressure at the front doors so they'd open so I could go out & close backs myself.

There is an interlock switch to override the rear doors just like on the old Novas. It's located inside the panel above the drivers side sliding window. 

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4 minutes ago, Express Flyer said:

No there's not a kill switch like there is on the old novas, flyers, & artic's. I fixed the problem myself so I had to be outside with the doors closed. So to do that I had to use the butterfly to release the pressure at the front doors so they'd open so I could go out & close backs myself.

Hmm interesting. I didn't know you could release the pressure on the front doors with the butterfly, but I do see operators manually opening the front doors so I guess your right. So that can be done with the rear doors too? I guess I need a training course to fully understand it. I learned quite a bit of the basics just by playing with the Chicago Downtown bus simulator. Cool but I don't think it has that function in the game. Maybe they missed that part of the simulation.

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15 minutes ago, BusOps said:

There is an interlock switch to override the rear doors just like on the old Novas. It's located inside the panel above the drivers side sliding window. 

I looked to see if I captured it here, but looks like I have pictures of everything but that. The one I took of the open panel though, if you look at it, might be above that window. The front side of that picture is angled like it's the destination sign frame. I thought maybe that was above the front area but maybe not. o.O

https://chitransit.org/topic/3434-7900-series-nova-lfs-deliveries-assignments/?do=findComment&comment=64148

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Butterfly takes the air off the front doors so they can be opened and closed manually. Kill switch overrides door interlocks. With kill switch in off position, rear door operators, rear door lock, and touchbars have no power to them, so if a touchbar is hanging up, or somebody has pushed the door while it is still locked, this will clear it.

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6 minutes ago, andrethebusman said:

Butterfly takes the air off the front doors so they can be opened and closed manually. Kill switch overrides door interlocks. With kill switch in off position, rear door operators, rear door lock, and touchbars have no power to them, so if a touchbar is hanging up, or somebody has pushed the door while it is still locked, this will clear it.

Or if you pull in on the nf's rear door if it opened and got stuck due to a interlock not fully opening with a heavy tug you can get the door to open. Not standard procedure but it works.

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What you are describing (pulling on a sticking door) is actually making the sensor that tells the door to open to shut off. This sensor, which replaced the touchbars of old, senses if somebody is standing in the stepwell when the driver unlocks the door. Sometimes the sensor keeps sensing even though nobody is there and door stays open. If somebody goes into stepwell, sensor will probably go back to normal when that person steps back and door will close. Flicking the killswitch off and on is a much simpler way of dealing with it, and much more likely to work.

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3 hours ago, BusHunter said:

I learned something tonight about the #7900's.

This was as good of off the street stuff post as the Niles one to which you replied. I see you got some bus driver response.

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1 hour ago, andrethebusman said:

What you are describing (pulling on a sticking door) is actually making the sensor that tells the door to open to shut off. This sensor, which replaced the touchbars of old, senses if somebody is standing in the stepwell when the driver unlocks the door. Sometimes the sensor keeps sensing even though nobody is there and door stays open. If somebody goes into stepwell, sensor will probably go back to normal when that person steps back and door will close. Flicking the killswitch off and on is a much simpler way of dealing with it, and much more likely to work.

Yeah well my way is not standard procedure so you won't see it in any training manual. It seems to only work on #1000's though. For some reason it seems the sensor can trip a moment before the door opens and it trips it up. People messing with the door and pushing it out prematurely can also cause this to happen. It seems to be a bug in the sensor or interlock but you won't hear NF telling you this.

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7 hours ago, BusHunter said:

I looked to see if I captured it here, but looks like I have pictures of everything but that. The one I took of the open panel though, if you look at it, might be above that window. The front side of that picture is angled like it's the destination sign frame. I thought maybe that was above the front area but maybe not. o.O

https://chitransit.org/topic/3434-7900-series-nova-lfs-deliveries-assignments/?do=findComment&comment=64148

Yes you captured it in the last pic and that panel is located directly above the drivers sliding window.. The switch is below the red switch cover that you can see. If you zoom in on your pic you can just make out the top of its own red switch cover.

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They never had those panels opened at Chicago. So I didn't even know that panel was there. Do you think these will be accessible to operators when these buses are in service? I don't think so.

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13 minutes ago, Express Flyer said:

They never had those panels opened at Chicago. So I didn't even know that panel was there. Do you think these will be accessible to operators when these buses are in service? I don't think so.

Wow they really believe in making this easy for you!! :PxD I thought when someone mentioned it was on the operators side, I was like OK that's a better design, the operator can just stand up and do this versus crossing to the right side of the bus. Looks like they reserved this for maintenance. That's bad news. Maybe CTA will leave it open for you guys, will maintenance really mess with a key every time they open this? Plus it's in a restricted area for operators so why not?

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1 hour ago, Express Flyer said:

They never had those panels opened at Chicago. So I didn't even know that panel was there. Do you think these will be accessible to operators when these buses are in service? I don't think so.

Yes operators will have access to this panel and are authorized to flip this one switch only.

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1 hour ago, BusHunter said:

Wow they really believe in making this easy for you!! :PxD I thought when someone mentioned it was on the operators side, I was like OK that's a better design, the operator can just stand up and do this versus crossing to the right side of the bus. Looks like they reserved this for maintenance. That's bad news. Maybe CTA will leave it open for you guys, will maintenance really mess with a key every time they open this? Plus it's in a restricted area for operators so why not?

This panel has no locks on it just a couple of knobs that keep the panel shut.

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18 hours ago, BusHunter said:

I learned something tonight about the #7900's. I was on the #54 on #8158 at Diversey and you know how they have that high curb there nb? Well the back door came out and got stuck on it while in an almost open position. Now being in that state mean't the pressure for the back door kept pushing it out. So since the operator asked for my assistance, I helped him troubleshoot the doors. I saw this pressure problem was the issue, so I decided to go up and talk to him. I asked him if there was a kill switch for the rear door to shut off the pressure. He said no. I was like really, WTH Nova bus. 9_9 I looked for one myself. It doesn't have one that I can see. WTH!! So he tried a few things like shutting off the bus completely. No dice. So he came back and tried to push against the doors but they were fighting him so I went outside and shut the doors for him, while he turned off the doors. It worked, so I saved him a call to control. He waved to me when I got off the bus. I guess he liked the assist. What are Bushunters for anyway? Now CTA can send me my paycheck. :D

Now if this is really true with the back doors, then hopefully this will be a part of the training at FG because I didn't know that.

So NF has them beat on that point since every time a similar problem happens on a 1000, the operator hits that kill switch near the top right of the front windshield or will ask a rider to hit it. 

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Better late than never here is #8198 our 45 day south shops bus.

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It's been doing good this week running practically all week, but I must have brought it bad luck. Would you believe this bus had the same stuckitis with the rear door that #8158 had. This time I observed what happened. Operator passes Linder/Fullerton accidently and stops next to a parked car. The woman gets off with a Christ statue, unfortunately while there is room for her to egress there is not room for her Christ statue. So she stands there with the door open, eventually gets back on and leaves via the front door. I don't know what happened but the door got stuck again De Ja Vu (cue the Dionne Warwick song :P) but the door was fully extended. Maybe when someone stands too long in the door the sensor crashes. The door was not stuck on the car. So like I say I observed, the operator killed the air pressure to the front door, no dice. He then did not go to the panel to shut off nothing and this guy seemed like he knew his stuff. He asked someone to close the door. One guy tried to close it but that door is stronger inside than out. He held up his hands, I was like Oh Boy!! It eventually took two guys to close the door and hold it shut so the operator could fix it.

Now in conclusion I'll styate no one seems to know how to kill the air pressure to the door, which is bad. Maybe someone needs to download me on #8158 closing the door and play "this is how we do it" :P cause it seems no one knows about this switch busops mentioned.

 

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The butterfly on the old buses was located on the left near the drivers ankle.  On old motor coaches it wasn't a butterfly,  but a small lever with a little red ball that you pushed down to release the air on the front door.   It was located below the dash just above the right knee. 

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Had same problem on 8167 on the 157 yesterday morning. Operator got out and went and looked at the doors, I guess to make sure they were not stuck on anything. Got back in turned the bus off waited 10 seconds and turned it back on again. After a series of beeps the back doors closed and off we went!

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38 minutes ago, jajuan said:

Ha ha nice try BH. Funny though.

Real question is where's #8200? Well hopefully we'll see #8197 or 99 on the streets of FG this week. If not we may actually see #8200 go in service and be the first one.

In other FG related happenings, the recent #1000 buses have stickers from 3 different garages, #1035 has a 6 one, #1038 has a 3 one and I think #1034 has a 1. Call me nuts but I swear #1038 smells like candles burning. o.O I notice #1041 to #1044 were not in service this weekend. Do we dare to dream. "Dream a little dream with me!!" :P

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This will be the #8200's list for deliveries, in service dates and retirements. Remember how I said I would start a new list if we started a new garage. If Fg gets the rest of the buses there will be no other list. (last updated 12/7/16 4:44 PM)

The first 50 buses have new plastic seats, all the buses from #8200 on up have new interior appointments including new push button stop requested buttons andnew pull cords yellow with "T" connections for shorter riders

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(first two shots courtesy of Garmon757)

#8200 arrived at south shops 4/17/16; on the Forest Glen roster 6/2/16; first ran in service morning of 6/6/16 on the #76

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(both pics shot 6/6/16; first day in service in the afternoon)

#8201 arrived at south shops 5/11/16; on the Forest Glen roster 6/3/16; first ran in service 6/4/16 on the #77

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(photos courtesy of Chicago Transit Fan)

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(photo shot 6/4/16; first day in service)

#8202 arrived at south shops 5/11/16; on the Forest Glen roster 6/3/16; first ran in service 6/4/16 on the #77

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all 3 pics courtesy of Garmon757; all shot 6/4/16, first day in service

#8203 arrived at south shops 5/11/16; on the Forest Glen roster 6/3/16; first ran in service 6/4/16 on the #77

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(both photos courtesy of Chicago transit Fan)

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(last two shots courtesy of Pudgym29; shot 6/4/16 first day in service)

#8204 arrived at south shops over the weekend of 5/14 - 5/15/16; first ran in service 6/5/16 on the #77

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(all shots taken 6/5/16; first day in service)

#8205 arrived at south shops over the weekend of 5/14 - 5/15/16; first ran in service morning of 6/6/16 on the #76

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(all 3 shots taken 6/6/16; first day in service)

#8206 arrived at south shops over the weekend of 5/14 - 5/15/16; first ran in service 6/8/16 on the #77

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(both pics shot 6/8/16; first day in service)

#8207 arrived at south shops over the weekend of 5/14 - 5/15/16; first ran in service 6/8/16 on the #77

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First pic shot at south shops 6/7/16 before delivery to Forest Glen (Courtesy of Garmon757)

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(pic shot 6/9/16; second day in service)

#8208 arrived at south shops over the weekend of 5/14 - 5/15/16; first ran in service 6/8/16 on the #77

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(pic shot 6/9/16; second day in service)

#8209 arrived at south shops over the weekend of 5/14 - 5/15/16; arrived at FG 6/24/16; first ran in service morning of 7/1/16 on the #77

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(pics shot 7/2/16; 2nd day in service)

#8210 arrived at south shops 6/1/16; arrived at FG 6/12/16; first ran in service 6/14/16 on the #77

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(pic shot 6/12/16 at the garage)

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(both pics shot 6/14/16; first day in service)

#8211 arrived at south shops 6/6/16; spotted on Ohio turnpike at 8PM 6/5/16; first ran in service 6/15/16 on the #77

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(both pics shot 6/15/16; first day in service)

#8212 arrived at south shops 6/6/16; first ran in service 6/17/16 on the #77

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(all 3 pics shot 6/20/16; 3rd day in service)

#8213 arrived at south shops 6/1/16, first ran in service 6/16/16 on the #77

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(both pics shot 6/16/16; first day of service)

#8214 arrived at south shops over the weekend of 5/14 - 5/15/16; first ran in service 6/8/16 on the #77

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(Both pics shot 6/8/16; first day in service)

#8215 arrived at south shops 6/1/16; first ran in service 6/12/16 on the #77

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(pic shot first day of service at Forest Glen)

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(pic shot 6/13/16; second day in service)
 

#8216 arrived at south shops 6/6/16; first ran in service 6/15/16 on the #77

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( pic shot 6/15/16; first day in service)

#8217 arrived at south shops 6/6/16; spotted on Ohio turnpike at 8PM 6/5/16; first ran in service 6/15/16 on the #77

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(both pics shot 6/16/16; 2nd day of service)

#8218 arrived at south shops 6/6/16; first ran in service 6/15/16 on the #77

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(pic shot 6/15/16; first day in service)

#8219 arrived at south shops 6/6/16; first ran in service 6/15/16 on the #77

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(both pics shot 6/15/16; first day in service)

#8220 arrived at south shops 6/14/16; first ran in service 6/15/16 on the #77

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(pic shot 6/15/16; first day in service)

#8221 arrived at south shops 6/14/16; first ran in service 6/15/16 on the #77

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(all 3 pics shot 6/15/16; first day in service)

#8222 arrived at south shops 6/14/16; first ran in service 6/17/16 on the #77

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(above pic shot 6/18/16; second day of service)

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(pic shot 6/17/16; first day in service)

#8223 arrived at south shops 6/14/16; first ran in service 6/18/16 on the #77

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All 3 pics shot 6/19/16; second day in service

#8224 arrived at south shops 6/14/16; first ran in service 6/23/16 on the #77

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All 3 pics shot 6/23/16; first day in service

#8225 arrived at south shops 6/14/16; first ran in service 6/18/16 on the #80 (first non #77 debut)

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(both pics shot 6/18/16; first day in service)

#8226 arrived at south shops 6/14/16; arrived at FG 6/22/16; first went in service 6/23/16 on the #77

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first pic shot day of arrival (6/22) at FG, taken in the FG 3rd yard

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both this pic and the one above it shot 6/23/16; first day in service

#8227 arrived at south shops 6/14/16; arrived at FG 6/22/16; first went in service the evening of 6/22/16 on the #77

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both pics shot 6/23/16; second day of service

#8228 arrived at south shops weekend of 6/18-19/16; arrived at FG 6/24/16; first went in service as a #152 late night cubs extra (wb only)

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(pics shot 6/26/16; second day in service)

#8229 arrived at south shops weekend of 6/18-19/16; first ran in service morning of 6/29/16 on the #77

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pic shot 7/12/16; 13th day in service

#8230 arrived at south shops weekend of 6/18-19/16; arrived at FG 6/24/16; first ran in service morning of 6/29/16 on the #92

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(all 3 pics shot 6/29/16; first day of service)

#8231 arrived at south shops weekend of 6/18-19/16; first ran in service afternoon of 6/29/16 on the #77

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(pic shot 6/29/16, first day of service)

#8232 arrived at south shops weekend of 6/18-19/16; first ran in service morning of 6/30/16 on the #77

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both pics shot 6/30/16; first day in service)

#8233 arrived at south shops weekend of 6/18-19/16; first ran in service morning of 6/30/16 on the #77

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(pic shot 7/9/16; about 10 days into service)

#8234 arrived at south shops weekend of 6/18-19/16; first ran in service morning of 6/30/16 on the #77

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(pic shot 7/2/16; 3rd or 4th day of service)

#8235 arrived at south shops weekend of 6/18-19/16; first ran in service morning of 6/30/16 on the #77

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(pic shot 7/2/16; 3rd day of service)

#8236 arrived at south shops weekend of 6/18-19/16; first ran in service morning of 6/30/16 on the #77

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(spotted on Ohio turnpike 6/19, courtesy of Matthew Murphy)

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all 3 pics shot 6/30/16; first day in service)

#8237 arrived at south shops weekend of 6/18-19/16; first ran in service morning of 7/1/16 on the #77

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(pic shot 7/2/16; 2nd day of service)

#8238 arrived at south shops weekend of 6/18-19/16; first ran in service morning of 7/3/16 on the #77

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(both pics shot 7/4/16; 2nd day in service)

#8239 arrived at south shops weekend of 6/18-19/16; first ran in service morning of 7/6/16 on the #77

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(pic shot 7/7/16; 2nd day in service)

#8240 arrived at South Shops weekend of 6/25-26/16; ; first ran in service morning of 7/6/16 on the #77

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(pic shot 7/7/16; 2nd day in service)

#8241 arrived at South Shops weekend of 6/25-26/16; ; first ran in service morning of 7/6/16 on the #80

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pic shot 7/9/16; 3rd day in service

#8242 arrived at South Shops weekend of 6/25-26/16; ; first ran in service afternoon of 7/6/16 on the #77

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(all 3 pics courtesy of Chicago Transit Fan; shot weekend of delivery 6/25-26/16; delivery in progress; Hammond, Indiana)

#8243 arrived at South Shops weekend of 6/25-26/16; first ran in service morning of 7/8/16 on the #77

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(pic shot 8/26/16; almost 2 months into service at this point)

#8244 arrived at South Shops weekend of 6/25-26/16; ; first ran in service morning of 7/6/16 on the #77

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(Front view pic courtesy of Busfan2847; shot 7/7/16; 2nd day in service)

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(Pic shot 7/7/16; 2nd day in service)

#8245 arrived at South Shops weekend of 6/25-26/16; first ran in service 7/14/16 on the #80

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(both pics shot 7/14/16; first day in service)

#8246 arrived at south shops 6/1/16; first ran in service 6/15/16 on the #77

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(both pics shot 6/15/16; first day in service)

#8247 arrived at South Shops weekend of 6/25-26/16; first ran in service morning of 7/8/16 on the #152

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pic shot 7/12/16; 4th day in service

#8248 arrived at South Shops weekend of 6/25-26/16; first ran in service morning of 7/8/16 on the #77

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pic shot 7/12/16; 4th day in service

#8249 arrived at South Shops weekend of 7/216-17/16; first ran in service 7/27/16 on the #88

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#8250 arrived at South Shops weekend of 6/25-26/16; first ran in service morning of 7/8/16 on the #77

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all pics shot 7/10/16; 3rd day in service

#8251 arrived at South Shops weekend of 6/25-26/16; first ran in service morning of 7/8/16 on the #77

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all pics shot 7/9/16; 2nd day in service

#8252 arrived at South Shops weekend of 6/25-26/16; first ran in service 7/15/16 on the #152

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pic shot 7/15/16; first day in service)

#8253 arrived at South Shops 7/1/16; first ran in service 7/16/15 on the #78

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(pic shot 7/29/16; around the 13th day in service)

#8254 arrived at South Shops 7/1/16; first ran in service 7/14/16 on the #80

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(pic shot 7/16/15; 3rd day in service)

#8255 arrived at South Shops 7/1/16; first ran in service morning of 7/15/16 on the #77

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(pic shot 7/15/16; first day in service)

#8256 arrived at South Shops 7/1/16; first ran in service morning of 7/15/16 on the #77

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(pic shot 7/15/16; first day in service)

#8257 arrived at South Shops 7/1/16; first ran in service morning of 7/14/16 on the #77

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(pic shot 7/15/16; first day in service)

#8258 arrived at South Shops 7/1/16; first ran in service 7/17/16 on the #90

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(pic shot 7/17/16; first day in service)

#8259 arrived at South Shops 7/1/16; first ran in service 7/14/16 on the #77

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(both pics shot 7/14/16; first day in service)

#8260 arrived at South Shops 7/1/16; first ran in service 7/14/16 on the #77

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(pic shot 7/17/16; 3rd day in service)

#8261 arrived at South Shops 7/1/16; first ran in service afternoon of 7/17/16 on #56

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(pic shot 7/17/16: first day in service)

#8262 arrived at South Shops weekend of 7/9-10/16; first ran in service 7/17/16 on the #78

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(pic shot 7/17/`16; 1st day in service) ( both pics courtesy of Garmon757)

#8263 arrived at South Shops weekend of 7/9-10/16; first ran in service evening of 7/17/16 on the #81

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cta 8263 rear on 80.PNG

(pics shot 7/18/16, 2nd day in service)

#8264 arrived at South Shops weekend of 7/9-10/16; first ran in service 7/16/15 on the #77

cta 8264 front on 152.PNG

cta 8264 rear on 152.PNG

(both pics shot 7/24/16; about 8 days after it was put into service)

#8265 arrived at South Shops weekend of 7/9-10/16; first ran in service 7/17/16 on the #90

cta 8265 front on 90.PNG

cta 8265 rear on 90.PNG

(pic shot 7/17/16; 1st day in service)

#8266 arrived at South Shops weekend of 7/9-10/16; first ran in service 7/19/16 on the #77

cta 8266 front on 77.PNG

cta 8266 rear on 77.PNG

(both pics shot 7/19/16; first day in service)

#8267 arrived at South Shops weekend of 7/9-10/16; first ran in service 7/19/16 on the #77

cta 8267 front on 77.PNG

cta 8267 rear on 77.PNG

(pics shot 7/19/16; first day in service)

#8268 arrived at South Shops weekend of 7/9-10/16; first ran in service 7/20/16 on the #77

cta 8268 front on 77.PNG

cta 8268 rear on 77.PNG

(both pics shot 7/20/16; first day in service)

#8269 arrived at South Shops weekend of 7/9-10/16; first ran in service 7/28/16 on the #92

cta 8269 front.png

cta 8269 rear.png

(pics shot 7/29/16; second day in service)

#8270 arrived at South Shops weekend of 7/9-10/16; first ran in service 7/21/16 on the #86

cta 8270 rear on 86.PNG

pic shot 7/21/16; first day in service)

#8271 arrived at South Shops weekend of 7/9-10/16; first ran in service 7/20/16 on the #77

cta 8271 front on 77.PNG

cta 8271 rear on 77.PNG

(both pics shot 7/20/16; first day in service)

#8272 arrived at South Shops weekend of 7/16-17/16; first ran in service 7/22/16 on the #56

cta 8272 front on 56.PNG

(pic shot 7/23/16; first day in service)

#8273 arrived at South Shops weekend of 7/16-17/16; first ran in service 7/24/16 on the #77

cta 8273 front.png

cta 8273 rear.png

(both pics shot 7/29/16; first week in service)

#8274 arrived at South Shops weekend of 7/16-17/16; first ran in service 7/25/16 on the #92

cta 8274 at jeff.PNG

(pic shot 7/25/16; first day in service)

#8275 arrived at South Shops weekend of 7/16-17/16; first ran in service 7/27/16 on the #205

cta 8275 rear on 77.PNG

(pic shot 8/2/16; around the 5th day in service)

#8276 arrived at South Shops weekend of 7/16-17/16; first ran in service 7/25/16 on the #80

cta 8276 rear.PNG

(pic shot 7/25/16; first day in service)

#8277 arrived at South Shops weekend of 7/16-17/16; first ran in service 7/29/16 on the #152

cta 8277 rear.png

(pic shot 7/29/16; first day in service)

#8278 arrived at South Shops weekend of 7/16-17/16; first ran in service 7/28/16 on the #90

cta 8278 front.png

cta 8278 rear.png

(pics shot 7/28/16; first day in service)

#8279 arrived at South Shops weekend of 7/16-17/16; first ran in service 7/27/16 on the #77 as a 7/27-28 night car

cta 8279 front.png

cta 8279 rear.png

(pics shot 7/28/16; within the first 24 hours of service)

#8280 arrived at South Shops weekend of 7/23-24/16; first ran in service 8/13/16 on the #85

cta 8280 front on 85.PNG

cta 8280 rear on 85.PNG

(both pics shot 8/13/16, first day in service)

#8281 arrived at South Shops weekend of 7/23-24/16; first ran in service morning of 8/15/16 on the #77

cta 8281 rear on 77.PNG

(pic shot 8/18/16; about the 4th day in service)

#8282 arrived at South Shops weekend of 7/23-24/16; first ran in service 8/14/16 on the #80

cta 8282 and 8287.png

(pic shot at the garage after delivery; not yet in service; shot 8/13/16)

cta 8282 front on 80.PNG

cta 8282 rear on 80.PNG

(last two pics shot 8/14/16; first day in service)

#8283 arrived at South Shops weekend of 7/23-24/16; first ran in service 8/13/16 on the #56

cta 8283 on 56.PNG

(pic shot 8/13/16; first day in service)

#8284 arrived at South Shops weekend of 7/23-24/16; first ran in service afternoon of 8/15/16 on the #86

cta 8284 at garage.PNG

(pic shot at the garage before going into service; shot 8/13/16)

cta 8284 rear on 77.PNG

(pic shot 8/18/16; about the 4th day in service)

#8285 arrived at South Shops weekend of 7/23-24/16; first ran in service 8/14/16 on the #152

cta 8285 front on 152.PNG

cta 8285 rear on 152.PNG

(pic shot 8/14/16; first day in service)

#8286 arrived at South Shops weekend of 7/23-24/16; first ran in service morning of 8/20/16 on the #91

cta 8286 on 91.PNG

(pic shot 8/20/16; first day in service)

#8287 arrived at South Shops weekend of 7/23-24/16; first ran in service 8/14/16 on the #92

cta 8287.png

(pic shot at the garage just after delivery; not yet in service; shot 8/13/16)

cta 8287 rear on 92.PNG

(pic shot 8/13/16; first day in service)

#8288 arrived at South Shops weekend of 7/23-24/16; first ran in service 8/13/16 on the #81

cta 8288 front on 81.PNG

cta 8288 rear on 81.PNG

(pic shot 8/13/16; first day in service)

#8289 arrived at South Shops weekend of 7/30-31/16; first ran in service morning of 8/24/16 on the #76

cta 8289 front on 152.PNG

cta 8289 rear on 152.PNG

(both pics shot 8/25/16; 2nd day in service)

#8290 arrived at South Shops weekend of 7/30-31/16; first ran in service 8/20/16 on the #80

cta 8290 front on 80.PNG

cta 8290 rear on 80.PNG

(both pics shot 8/20/16; first day in service)

#8291 arrived at South Shops weekend of 7/30-31/16; first ran in service morning of 8/22/16 on the #80

cta 8291 on 80.PNG

(pic shot 8/22/16; first day in service)

#8292 arrived at South Shops weekend of 7/30-31/16; first ran in service 8/15/16 on the #56

cta 8292 3rd yard.png

(pic shot at the garage just after delivery; not yet in service; shot 8/13/16)

cta 8292 front on 90.PNG

cta 8292 rear on 90.PNG

(last two pics shot 8/19/16; about the 3rd day in service)

#8293 arrived at South Shops weekend of 8/6-7/16; first ran in service 8/25/16 on the #80

cta 8293 3rd yard.png

(pic shot 8/19/16 at FG; before going into service for the first time)

cta 8293 rear on 54a.PNG

(pic shot 9/2/16; about 7 days into service; bus has had alot of down time it's first week only running a total of about 5 hours up to this point)

#8294 arrived at South Shops weekend of 8/6-7/16; first ran in service 8/21/16 on the #76

cta 8294 front on 152.PNG

cta 8294 rear on 152.PNG

(both pics shot 8/27/16; about 6 days into service)

#8295 arrived at South Shops weekend of 8/6-7/16; first ran in service 8/22/16 on the #77

cta 8295 3rd yard.png

(first pic shot 8/20/16 at the fg 3rd yard before going into service the first time)

cta 8295 front at jeff pk.PNG

cta 8295 rear at jeff pk.PNG

(last two pics shot 8/25/16; about the 3rd day in service)

#8296 arrived at South Shops weekend of 8/6-7/16; first ran in service 8/20/16 on the #56

cta 8296 front on 56.PNG

cta 8296 rear on 56.PNG

(pics shot 8/20/16; first day in service)

#8297 arrived at South Shops weekend of 8/6-7/16; first ran in service afternoon of 8/20/16 on the #77

cta 8297 front on 77.PNG

cta 8297 rear on 77.PNG

(pics shot 8/20/16; first day in service)

#8298 arrived at South Shops weekend of 8/6-7/16; first ran in service morning of 8/24/16 on the #77

cta 8298 front on 80.PNG

cta 8298 rear on 80.PNG

(both pics shot 8/26/16; 3rd day in service)

#8299 arrived at South Shops weekend of 8/6-7/16; first ran in service 8/20/16 on the #68

cta 8299 rear1.png

(pic shot at the garage before going into service the first time; shot 8/19/16)

cta 8299 front on 152.PNG

cta 8299 rear on 152.PNG

(pic shot 8/24/16; about the 4th day in service)

#8300 arrived at South Shops weekend of 8/6-7/16; first ran in service afternoon of 8/23/16 on the #77

cta 8300 front on 77.PNG

cta 8300 rear on 77.PNG

(pic shot 8/23/156, first day of service)

#8301 arrived at South Shops 8/17/16; first ran in service morning of 8/24/16 on the #90

cta 8301 front on 77.PNG

cta 8301 rear on 77.PNG

(pics shot 8/26/15; about the 3rd day in service)

#8302 arrived at south shops week of 8/24/16; first ran in service 8/31/16 on the #81W

cta 8302 front on 77.PNG

cta 8302 rear on 77.PNG

(both pics shot 9/4/16, 5 days in service)

#8303 arrived at south shops week of 8/24/16; first ran in service 9/1/16 on the #205

cta 8303 rear on 90.PNG

(pic shot 9/6/16; 2nd or 3rd day in service; has front door interlock issues)

#8304 arrived at south shops week of 8/24/16; first ran in service 9/1/16 on the #77

cta 8304 front on 85.PNG

cta 8304 rear on 85.PNG

(both pics shot 9/2/16; 2nd day in service)

#8305 arrived at south shops weekend of 8/27-28/16; first ran in service 11/1/16 on the #56

(this bus sports a special Chicago Cubs World Series wrap)cta 8305 side.png

First pic was shot 11/3/16 as the Cubs were playing Game 7 of the World Series

cta 8305 rear on 152.PNG

Second pic was shot 11/3/16 as the Cubs were playing Game 7 of the World Series; you'll note that the short lived NLCS champions ad sign was on the rear of the bus, it was removed and replaced with World Champs by 11/5/16

cta 8305.JPG

Third pic was shot 11/4/16; courtesy of Mel Bernaro with the trademark headsign

cta 8305 world champs.png

cta 8305 daylight shot.png

The fourth and fifth pic was shot 11/5/16; you'll note that the rear ad now says World Series champs and the bus simply displays Go Cubs on it now.

#8306 arrived at south shops 8/17/16; first ran in service morning of 8/24/16 on the #77

cta 8306 on 77.PNG

(pic shot 8/24/16; first day in service)

#8307 arrived at South Shops 8/17/16; first ran in service morning of 8/24/16 on the #77

cta 8307 front on 81w.PNG

cta 8307 rear on 81w.PNG

(first two pics shot 8/26/16; 3rd day in service)

cta 8307 side rear on 80.PNG

(pic shot 8/24/16; first day of service)

#8308 arrived at south shops week of 8/24/16; first ran in service 8/30/16 on the #56

cta 8308 front on 81.PNG

cta 8308 rear on 81.PNG

(both pics shot 9/2/16; about the 4th day in service)

#8309 arrived at south shops weekend of 8/27-28/16; first ran in service 9/3/16 on the #84

cta 8309.png

(shot 9/2/16 in the fg 3rd yard before going into service the first time)

#8310 arrived at South Shops 8/19/16; first ran in service 9/3/16 on the #80

cta 8310 3rd yard fg.PNG

(pic shot 9/3/16; the afternoon after it's first assignment in service that morning)

cta 8310 rear.PNG

(pic shot 9/15/16; about 10 days in service (bus has only ran about 4 times up to this point))

#8311 arrived at south shops weekend of 8/27-28/16; ; first ran in service 9/3/16 on the #81

cta 8311 front at jeff.PNG

cta 8311 rear at jeff.PNG

(pic shot 9/3/16; just after it's first assignment on #81 during a layover)

#8312 arrived at south shops weekend of 8/27-28/16; first ran in service 9/4/16 on the #152

cta 8312 at fg.PNG

(pic shot 9/3 at FG garage before going into service the first time)

cta 8312 front on 76.PNG

cta 8312 rear on 76.PNG

(last 2 pics shot 9/7/16; 4th day in service)

#8313 arrived at south shops weekend of 8/27-28/16; first ran in service 9/3/16 on the #152

cta 8313 leaving the wash rack.PNG

(pic shot 9/3/13; just after it's first day in service being laid up from the wash rack)

cta 8313 front on 152.PNG

cta 8313 rear on 152.PNG

(pic shot 9/6/16; 3rd day in service)

#8314 arrived at south shops weekend of 8/27-28/16; first ran in service 9/3/16 on the #76

cta 8314 front on 76.PNG

cta 8314 rear on 76.PNG

(pics shot 9/3/16; first day in service)

#8315 arrived at south shops weekend of 8/27-28/16; first ran in service 9/3/16 on the #76

cta 8315 front on 76.PNG

cta 8315 rear on 76.PNG

(both pics shot 9/3/16; first day in service)

#8316 arrived at south shops weekend of 8/27-28/16; first ran in service 9/4/16 on the #56

cta 8316.png

(shot 9/3/16 at FG garage before going into service the first time)

cta 8316 front on 56.PNG

cta 8316 rear on 56.PNG

(both pics shot 9/4/16; first day in service)

#8317 arrived at south shops weekend of 8/27-28/16; first ran in service 9/3/16 on the #56

cta 8317 front on 56.PNG

cta 8317 rear on 56.PNG

(both pics shot 9/3/16; first day in service)

#8318 arrived at south shops weekend of 8/27-28/16; first ran in service 9/11/16 on the #81

cta 8318 front.PNG

cta 8318 rear.PNG

(both shots taken on 9/11/16; first day in service)

#8319 arrived at south shops weekend of 8/27-28/16; arrived at fg 9/10/16; first went into service 9/17/16 on the #90

cta 8319 south shops.jpeg

(pic shot at south shops 9/8/16 before delivery to fg garage) courtesy of CTA5750

cta 8319.PNG

(pic shot at fg 3rd yard 9/10/16, the day of it's arrival at fg, before going into service)

cta 8319 front on 90.PNG

cta 8319 rear on 90.PNG

(Both pics shot 9/17/16; first day in service)

#8320 arrived at south shops weekend of 8/27-28/16; roster indicates it was sent to fg on 9/10/16; first ran in service 8/17/16 on the #81

cta 8320 front on 81.PNG

cta 8320 rear on 81.PNG

(pics shot 9/17/16; first day in service)

#8321 arrived at south shops weekend of 8/27-28/16; roster indicates it was sent to fg on 9/10/16; first ran in service 9/14/16 on the #77

cta 8321 front.PNG

cta 8321 rear.PNG

(Both pics shot 9/14/16; first day in service)

#8322 arrived at south shops weekend of 8/27-28/16;roster indicates it was sent to fg 9/10/16; first ran in service 9/15/16 on the #56

cta 8322.PNG

(shot at fg yard 9/11/16; this is before it went into service)

cta 8322 front on 91.PNG

cta 8322 rear on 91.PNG

(last 2 shots taken 9/16/16; 2nd day in service)

#8323 arrived at south shops 9/5/16; came over the weekend of 9/3-9/4 from Plattsburg. NY; roster indicates it was sent to fg garage on 9/14/16; first ran in service 9/15/16 on the #56

cta 8323 front on 152.PNG

cta 8323 rear on 152.PNG

(Both pics shot 9/16/16 ; 2nd day in service)

#8324 arrived at south shops 9/5/16; came over the weekend of 9/3 -9/4 from Plattsburg, NY; roster indicates it was sent to fg garage on 9/14/16; first ran in service 9/16/16 on the #92

cta 8324 front on 92.PNG

cta 8324 side on 81.PNG

cta 8324 rear on 92.PNG

(all 3 pics shot 9/16/16 first day in service)

cta 8324 rear on 77.PNG

(last pic shot 9/17/16; 2nd day in service)

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