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  Topic: R.I.P. Cliff Kuhl (aka Timecruncher)
RailBus63

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PostForum: Member Introductions and Announcements   Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:47 am   Subject: R.I.P. Cliff Kuhl (aka Timecruncher)
I just learned on Facebook that we have lost another member of our online busfan community - Cliff Kuhl aka the Timecruncher. This one hurts. I interacted with Cliff many times online but never had ...
  Topic: Mr. Alan Linsky 1938-2017
RailBus63

Replies: 26
Views: 2700

PostForum: Member Introductions and Announcements   Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:38 pm   Subject: Mr. Alan Linsky 1938-2017
R.I.P. Mr. Linsky. Very thankful that he shared so many of his memories with us. Very sad loss for the busfan community. His family and friends are in my thoughts.

Jim
  Topic: New York City RTS Buses...
RailBus63

Replies: 8
Views: 2517

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:10 pm   Subject: New York City RTS Buses...
Brooklyn and Queens share the honors for running the largest remaining RTS's fleets in New York City - roughly 250 or so in each borough.

The Quill Depot in Manhattan still has RTS's - they run 100 ...
  Topic: More used buses for Broome County Transit
RailBus63

Replies: 0
Views: 1112

PostForum: Upstate New York Surface Transit   Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:31 am   Subject: More used buses for Broome County Transit
According to the board meeting documents on the Broome County website, BC Transit has purchased five used Gillig Phantoms from Huntington Area Rapid Transit and seven Nova LFS's from the Capital Distr ...
  Topic: HART DONATING 5 BUSES
RailBus63

Replies: 4
Views: 1443

PostForum: Long Island & Westchester Buses   Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:18 am   Subject: HART DONATING 5 BUSES
Found this in the October 2015 Broome County board documents - BC Transit is getting 5 Phantoms from HART and 7 Nova LFS's from CDTA (for the low, low price of a dollar apiece):

VIN numbers of the ...
  Topic: MBTA pulls all of its NFI Xcelsiors off the road
RailBus63

Replies: 2
Views: 1547

PostForum: Hot Topics & Current Events   Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:37 am   Subject: MBTA pulls all of its NFI Xcelsiors off the road
On Thursday the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority pulled all 60 of its New Flyer XDE40 Xcelsior buses off the road due to a safety issue. Reportedly the issue is with the front suspension an ...
  Topic: Suffolk County Transit Roster
RailBus63

Replies: 753
Views: 190449

PostForum: Long Island & Westchester Buses   Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:35 am   Subject: Suffolk County Transit Roster
Does Suffolk Transit have any plans to buy new buses to replace the remaining 9900's and the 2000 Phantoms, or will they likely wait and place one larger order to replace these and the 5000's?

Jim
  Topic: Suffolk County Transit Roster
RailBus63

Replies: 753
Views: 190449

PostForum: Long Island & Westchester Buses   Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:14 pm   Subject: Suffolk County Transit Roster
Thanks!
  Topic: Suffolk County Transit Roster
RailBus63

Replies: 753
Views: 190449

PostForum: Long Island & Westchester Buses   Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:15 pm   Subject: Suffolk County Transit Roster
How often do the 9900's get out these days?
  Topic: Tales of a Twenty Year Bee-Line Commuter
RailBus63

Replies: 54
Views: 20632

PostForum: Long Island & Westchester Buses   Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:14 pm   Subject: Tales of a Twenty Year Bee-Line Commuter
Interesting info - nice sleuthing job and thanks for sharing!

Jim D.
  Topic: Are Centro's Orion V CNG's gone?
RailBus63

Replies: 7
Views: 3474

PostForum: Upstate New York Surface Transit   Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 1:56 pm   Subject: Are Centro's Orion V CNG's gone?
Centro's 9900-series Orion V CNG's are no more. The final 12 buses that were in the contingency fleet have been retired and put up for auction.
  Topic: CT Fastrak - Opening Day
RailBus63

Replies: 3
Views: 2796

PostForum: Photographs, Bus Logs and Route Suggestion Ideas   Posted: Fri May 01, 2015 8:45 am   Subject: CT Fastrak - Opening Day
I had multiple opportunities to ride CTFastrak last week before and during the Motor Bus Society spring convention. A few thoughts:

The busway facility and stations are beautiful and functiona ...
  Topic: Tales of a Twenty Year Bee-Line Commuter
RailBus63

Replies: 54
Views: 20632

PostForum: Long Island & Westchester Buses   Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:44 am   Subject: Tales of a Twenty Year Bee-Line Commuter
Do all of the Bee Line 40-foot buses have 2 x 2 seating in the front section of the bus (between the front and rear doors)? I'm not a fan of that arrangement because it really limits standee space an ...
  Topic: The NICE ex-Foothill Transit buses
RailBus63

Replies: 1
Views: 1426

PostForum: Long Island & Westchester Buses   Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:14 am   Subject: The NICE ex-Foothill Transit buses
The buses appear to have been leased by Veolia, not the county itself.
  Topic: Mother Clara Hale Depot Tour
RailBus63

Replies: 3
Views: 2339

PostForum: Photographs, Bus Logs and Route Suggestion Ideas   Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:12 am   Subject: Mother Clara Hale Depot Tour
Very interesting tour - thanks for sharing these.

Jim D.
 
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