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54 minutes ago, Erin Mishkin Jr. said:

Bus 2764 is the bus wrapped for Heritage.

Thanks! I’ll try to get a picture on Wednesday or Thursday.

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 Wraps on new buses.....meh.  Shame PACE isn't running any ACTUAL historical buses 

 

Don't they have a few Orion 1's at south shops ?? and Fishbowl Nortran 460 ???

 

Would be cool to see those old dogs running around B|

 

Dave

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Traveled out to Joliet today to get a photo of their Heritage wrap. Here it is. I guess it looks alright. I wish they had put the red around the front like the original.

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Here is a rundown on the Divisions and what company wrap will be at each Division.

 

Fox Valley Division – Aurora Transit System

Heritage Division – Joliet Mass Transit District

Highland Park Garage – Highland Park Transit

McHenry Garage – 1970’s Era RTA pumpkin

Naperville Garage – West Suburban

North Division – Waukegan

North Shore Division – Wilbus

Northwest Division – Nortran and United Motor Coach

River Division – City of Elgin

South Division – South Suburban Safeway

Southwest Division – Suburban Transit

West Division – West Towns

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29 minutes ago, mel bernero said:

Here is a rundown on the Divisions and what company wrap will be at each Division.

 

Fox Valley Division – Aurora Transit System

Heritage Division – Joliet Mass Transit District

Highland Park Garage – Highland Park Transit

McHenry Garage – 1970’s Era RTA pumpkin

Naperville Garage – West Suburban

North Division – Waukegan

North Shore Division – Wilbus

Northwest Division – Nortran and United Motor Coach

River Division – City of Elgin

South Division – South Suburban Safeway

Southwest Division – Suburban Transit

West Division – West Towns

The McHenry one will be hard to find and get a decent picture of. I assume the wrap will be on one of the 30' buses rather than a paratransit.

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Honestly, the wrap looks terrible. Although I not sure it would've been any better if it was painted. Aside from the lack of red in front, the decision to maintain the size of the windows throws the rest of the wrap off

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9 hours ago, mel bernero said:

Here is a rundown on the Divisions and what company wrap will be at each Division.

 

Fox Valley Division – Aurora Transit System

Heritage Division – Joliet Mass Transit District

Highland Park Garage – Highland Park Transit

McHenry Garage – 1970’s Era RTA pumpkin

Naperville Garage – West Suburban

North Division – Waukegan

North Shore Division – Wilbus

Northwest Division – Nortran and United Motor Coach

River Division – City of Elgin

South Division – South Suburban Safeway

Southwest Division – Suburban Transit

West Division – West Towns

Looking forward to  Pace South, SW, West  and NW wraps.  Sad that the RTA wrap is way out in No Man's Land!

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21 hours ago, NewFlyerMCI said:

Honestly, the wrap looks terrible. Although I not sure it would've been any better if it was painted. Aside from the lack of red in front, the decision to maintain the size of the windows throws the rest of the wrap off

I agree, its embarrassingly bad. Instead of trying to make a modern bus look vintage, they should have adapted these liveries to fit on a modern bus. If this is the route they are taking, I'm not looking forward to the others...

 

Here is a rendering of a West Towns ElDorado that I made during my free time. (I based it off 776) Its a very simple livery, I'm curious to see how Pace will botch it.

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Let the fun begin

Pace Heritage – 2764

JMTD

Pace Fox Valley – 2614

Aurora

Pace North Shore – 2656

Wilbus

Pace Northwest – 2775

United Motor Coach

Pace North – 6770

Waukegan

Pace South – 15500

South Suburban Safeway

Pace Southwest – 2825

Suburban Transit Fleet

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1 hour ago, mel bernero said:

Let the fun begin

Pace Heritage – 2764

JMTD

Pace Fox Valley – 2614

Aurora

Pace North Shore – 2656

Wilbus

Pace Northwest – 2775

United Motor Coach

Pace North – 6770

Waukegan

Pace South – 15500

South Suburban Safeway

Pace Southwest – 2825

Suburban Transit Fleet

Interesting that Pace Northwest and Southwest chose to wrap a 30' bus instead of a 40'.  Maybe Pace West will wrap a NABI?

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On Thursday I hung around to get a few more pictures of 2764 in front of Joliet landmarks: the Jefferson Street bridge and Union Station.

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On 4/27/2019 at 2:11 AM, mel bernero said:

Pace 2656 - Wilbus

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That actually doesnt look too bad

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11 hours ago, BusHunter said:

That actually doesnt look too bad

I imagine it's because the blue isn't as jarring compared to the red one, but I still think the decision to have size-accurate windows hurts more than helps

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2 hours ago, NewFlyerMCI said:

I still think the decision to have size-accurate windows hurts more than helps

It looks like they were trying to conceal the bar at the bottom of the hopper window, which would stand out if the wrapped "window" were bigger. Given the impossibility of making a new bus look old, I'm not sure what a "better" design could be.

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Pace Fox Valley – 2614

Aurora Transit System

 

Pace Heritage – 2764

Joliet Mass Transit District

 

Pace North – 6770

Waukegan North Chicago Transit

 

Pace North Shore – 2656

Wilbus

 

Pace Northwest – 2775 and 6571

United Motor Coach and NORTRAN

 

Pace River – 2738

City of Elgin

 

Pace South – 15500

South Suburban Safeway

 

Pace Southwest – 2825

Suburban Transit

 

Pace West – 6360

West Towns Bus Co

 

Highland Park Garage – 2631

Highland Park Transit

 

McHenry Garage – 2661

1970’s RTA

 

Naperville Garage – 2681

West Suburban

 

Updated list. At the moment there are only three buses wrapped: Aurora, Joliet, Wilbus. They are redoing the wraps to cover-up the rear grill area to get rid of the Pace "P" and paint the front of some of the buses to match the original scheme and not have the blue front.

 

Melvin

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