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New Flyer DE40LF 804 Out Of Service

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38 minutes ago, Mr.NewFlyer1051 said:

Why are 800-809 inoperable 

900-909 and 800-809 needed rehab. ISE went out of business, killing CTA's chances of rehabbing 900-909. I'm fairly certain 800-809 needed a rehab as well and (this is speculation) the cost of rehab might not have been worth it. Since the buses couldn't be sold as scrap as they hadn't met the minimum 12 year service requirement, they sit at shops. I speculate they're inoperable because they've been sitting for years at this point, I don't think any of them can just be driven off the lot and into revenue service.

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5 minutes ago, NewFlyerMCI said:

900-909 and 800-809 needed rehab. ISE went out of business, killing CTA's chances of rehabbing 900-909. I'm fairly certain 800-809 needed a rehab as well and (this is speculation) the cost of rehab might not have been worth it. Since the buses couldn't be sold as scrap as they hadn't met the minimum 12 year service requirement, they sit at shops. I speculate they're inoperable because they've been sitting for years at this point, I don't think any of them can just be driven off the lot and into revenue service.

I mean if they were sitting for maybe 5-6 years SS can just replace the whole engine (guess)

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10 minutes ago, Mr.NewFlyer1051 said:

I mean if they were sitting for maybe 5-6 years SS can just replace the whole engine (guess)

That's money that CTA don't wanna spend to fix em up & now since their 12 years old they can start to sell em for scrap

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9 hours ago, Anderson said:

@ajay told me there were 3 de40lfs at Kedzie and when I walk passed there sometime around 6:00 I notice some other de40lfs all the way in the back.

Not a good source.  All but one (804) are out of service.

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804 has been back in service at Kedzie since 15th November.

801 was withdrawn in 2014, 802 & 809 in 2015, 805 in 2016 and 800, 803, 806-808 in 2017. I doubt any will be back.

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35 minutes ago, chicagocubs6323 said:

What reasons do you have to not prove your claims?  That makes no sense.

Dont worry about it

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3 hours ago, ajay said:

Dont worry about it

I think everyone on this forum should know since you brought it up.  It can't be as bad as the guy who breaks into garages (but we won't go into that).

When you make a claim here, you provide PROOF.  You just don't say "this happened but I can't show you the proof so don't worry about it."  

804 is the only DE40LF in service.  Until you can prove to everyone that there is more than one DE40LF in service, your words are invalid.

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1 hour ago, chicagocubs6323 said:

Until you can prove to everyone that there is more than one DE40LF in service, your words are invalid.

Well said.....to add to that 800 is at SS boneyard 

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Okay I know for a fact that most of the 800's and 900s are at south shops awaiting to be hauled away for scrap while also being stripped for parts when needed, now as for Kedzie having 3 #800's sitting on there back fence I would need visual evidence to see for myself, what numbers were they,how was there condition, etc. Making claims of seeing XY and Z here requires some form of factual evidence to be presented here.  

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13 minutes ago, YoungBusLover said:

Okay I know for a fact that most of the 800's and 900s are at south shops awaiting to be hauled away for scrap while also being stripped for parts when needed, now as for Kedzie having 3 #800's sitting on there back fence I would need visual evidence to see for myself, what numbers were they,how was there condition, etc. Making claims of seeing XY and Z here requires some form of factual evidence to be presented here.  

Right I just went behind K Wednesday hitting side streets & the last bus that was sitting on the back gate was 6031 & that was back in 2012-13 after that it's just been the employee cars there they park their buses by the curb on the inside 

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Drove behind K today & I didn't see any 800's sitting on the back gate idk why I didn't take a pic but I'll take one tommorow morning after I drop my daughter off at school cuz the last bus I seen sitting on the back gate was 6031- 6032 before it was just 31 & that was back in 2012-13 

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1 hour ago, Shannon CVPI said:

Drove behind K today & I didn't see any 800's sitting on the back gate idk why I didn't take a pic but I'll take one tommorow morning after I drop my daughter off at school cuz the last bus I seen sitting on the back gate was 6031- 6032 before it was just 31 & that was back in 2012-13 

6031-32???? What buses are those?

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