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Transitfan.com Charters - Upcoming Events

 
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montreal66



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:05 am    Post subject: Transitfan.com Charters - Upcoming Events Reply with quote

Hello everyone,

I am one of the charter organizers on another transit board, as we have 2 upcoming events happening in the next month or so.

Here are the details:

STTR (Trois-Rivieres) 1994 NovaBus Classic
July 31st , 2011, Time: 11:30


The Charter would last 4 hours. We were able to negociate a price of 75$/hour + taxes for this charter. It will be a busfan and transit enthusiest as our driver.

So, here's a little a little chart with the prices and the number of people:
15: 23$
20: 17$
30: 12$

So we need 12 people at least.

Think about this, it's an excellent price for a rollsign bus, and also considering how the STTR is with busfans, we are sure to get a 1994 NovaBus Classic.

So far we have 11 people who are interested in this charter, with 8 of those who have confirmed.

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OC Transpo Orion V (Ottawa) CANCELLED
August 7th 2011 - Time: TBA


With recent rumours flooting around that OC Transpo is about to retire all their remianing Orion Vs, here is a perfect opurtunity to host a charter.

We need at least 16 people to make this charter happen.

Here is a prospective charter route:

anyways here is the route with lunch stops at McDonalds, Burger King and Tim Hortons

Pick Up is at Lincoln Fields Station
Exit onto Ottawa River Parkway
Turn into Dominion Transit Station enterance
Pull into Westboro Station for photo Op
Exit back onto Transitway and continue to Tunney's Pasture Station
Turn Left on Tunneys Pasture Driveway
Right on Columbine Driveway
Left on Parkdale Avenue
Right onto Ottawa River Parkway
Turn left to Vimy Place ( also known as Canadian War Museum ) for Photo Op
Right at Chaudieres Bridge/booth Street.
left at Lebreton Transit Station
Right on Wellington St for photo Op then go around Lebreton and Exit Left on Slater
Left on Kent St.
Right on Wellington ( go past Parliment Hill )
Right on colonel by Drive
Left on Laurier Avenue West
Right on Nicholas Street.
Right onto Trans Canada Highway
Right onto Exit towards St.Laurent BLVD
Left on Bourassa St.
Right on Gladwin crescent which is where we will park the bus and all restaurants are 2-3 minutes away
Right on Lancaster
Right on St.Laurent
Right on Innes
Righto on Bantree which is our last photo opp which i promise you will like


Right now the charter price is set at 29$ per person, as OC Transpo is little more pricy than the STTR when it comes to renting a bus for this type of event.

In any event, if you are interested, plese post here and send me an email

transitfancharterjoseph@gmail.com

just to make sure I get the notification of attendence.


There will be a waiver for people under the age of 18 who wish to attend, must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. This waiver will also apply to people over the age of 18, but the parent or guardian signature is not required.

We have the right to refuse anybody to board the charter, and a list of rules will be posted once we recieve them from the repected transit agencies.

Thanks

Joseph McArdle
Transitfan.com Charters


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no one interested??
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would love to attend but the dates just don't work for me. Please do keep us updated on future trips, though.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your interest Very Happy

OC TRANSPO EVENT CANCELLED SINCE ALL ORION Vs ARE RETIRED
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

montreal66 wrote:

OC TRANSPO EVENT CANCELLED SINCE ALL ORION Vs ARE RETIRED


Wow - it's hard to believe that so many of the buses I rode and photographed just five years ago in Ottawa are now gone (New Looks, Classics, NFI high-floors, Orion V's and LFS's).
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, I am just dispointed that I couldn't get to Ottawa before the classics and the other buses were retired... What will I photograph now...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By all means continue to post trips. Lots of us are far enough away that we cannot make it, but you never know... Sometimes a road trip is just what we need to get the muggy Ohio Valley air out of our lungs!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the support timecruncher, I thought it might be a good idea since in case someone was interested. Since our group is Montreal based, we do not stray too far!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been to Toronto and other Ontario destinations several times, plus 'way out west in Vancouver once, but I haven't been in Quebec since Expo 67, alas!

Montreal was still running Flxible knock offs painted brown I think, built by CCF was it?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The CCF Brills!!

I wish I was born during that era, but only was sponed in 91...



I will be in Toronto at the end of the month, so I will get to see some New looks.

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STTR Charter:

Meeting place is at Terminus des Forges, on the corner of Champlain and Saint-Georges in downtwon Trois Rivieres for 11:15 so we can collect the money and have everybody in the bus for 11:30...

From the 40E take Exit #199 Centre-Ville and continue to Champlain street
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd love to attend but the distance might be an issue as I live in close to new york city.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Everyone

Here are some photos from our lastest event - mentionned above!!

There is also a link to the photos from the first event - STL #6405

Charter Photos > Transitfan.com Charters - STL #6405
  • 61 Photos


Charter Photos > Transitfan.com Charters - STTR #9403
  • 74 Photos


Our next event will be in late fall/early winter, and will be held in the Montreal Area. Nothing is official yet, more details to come once we have everything planned!!
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