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Bus And Rail Transport Pics Thread - July 2008

Thu Jul 17, 2008 4:39 am

Insert pics of trains and/ or buses here .... I'll start off with my favorite ... the 45ft NABI CompoBus

*due to higher production costs than anticipated, NABI stopped making this particular bus model in 2004. Los Angeles MTA and Phoenix ValleyMetro were the only customers. But by increased demand from LA Metro in particular, NABI will be offering the 45ft NABI CompoBus yet again...MTA placed an order for 260 units and 740 options. First buses will arrive by December 2008
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b153/ea90744/0726006.jpg


Taken last sunday at the O C Fairgrounds. That was my bus for the day
http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll206/ea90744c/030908005-8.jpg


2006 NewFlyer L40LF
http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll206/ea90744c/030908006-5.jpg



Neoplan Double Decker operated by Antelope Valley Transit
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b153/ea90744/0726023.jpg


Another NewFlyer....
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b153/ea90744/012307048.jpg

new El Dorado low floors waiting to be delivered to PACE ( Chicago ). Seen here at the El Dorado plant in Riverside, CA
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b153/ea90744/IMG_2006005-3.jpg


a lil Amtrak on a stopover in ABQ
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b153/ea90744/July2128041.jpg



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RE: Bus And Rail Transport Pics Thread - July 2008

Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:08 am

I had the last 4 days off, but I was driving by our bus yard earlier today and I saw a plain white Nova sitting beside some of the Ford Polars, I'm assuming its one of the two Nova's that are to be joining our fleet for our new expansion next month. It was gone as I drove by later, so I'll see if I can find it tomorrow and grab a picture of it.
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RE: Bus And Rail Transport Pics Thread - July 2008

Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:02 am

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s3/jetWes757/3-07-812-1.jpg
2005 NewFlyer D60LF
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s3/jetWes757/IMAGE_028.jpg
2008 NABI 40LFW
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s3/jetWes757/IMAGE_026a.jpg
2008 NABI 40LFW
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RE: Bus And Rail Transport Pics Thread - July 2008

Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:13 pm

No buses in my collection, but plenty of trains, planes and maritime shots:


http://matthew-taylor.fotopic.net/





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RE: Bus And Rail Transport Pics Thread - July 2008

Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:48 pm



Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Reply 2):
2008 NABI 40LFW

i like those 2008 NABIs. did u so happen to get any interior shots ? I might have to take a trip up to LAS soon to ride them. they look really good. Those D60LFs look great too. Do those have the DD50 engine ??

Quoting Qantas744 (Reply 3):
No buses in my collection, but plenty of trains, planes and maritime shots:

very nice array of pics. thank u for sharing the link
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RE: Bus And Rail Transport Pics Thread - July 2008

Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:02 pm



Quoting Glid4500 (Thread starter):
Neoplan Double Decker operated by Antelope Valley Transit

These has to be my favorite buses to see during rush hour in down town LA. I road on one back in the 1998 or 99. I believe these are powered by Detroit Diesel 60. Back in the late 90's AVTA operated these Neoplan AN 122/3 Skyliner and 8V92 power Neoplan AN 340 Metroliners, I believe the AN 340 was replaced with MCI D 4500. Sadly on my late visit to LA, I did not go downtown to check these Skyliners out aging. To me these are better than Alexander Dennis Enviro 500, because these are actually highway coaches, where Enviro 500 is more like a transit bus.

PS: If you was a fan of Neoplan highway coachs, you have liked walking though downtown LA in the late 90's. You had these Neoplan Double Decker and AN 340 from AVTA, AN 340 ( also 8V92 powered) from Santa Clarita Transit and AN 116 Cityliners ( a D4500 H3 45 competitor, but better looking than both) operated by Sunrise Plaza Tours. It was nice to see Neoplan coaches and not just there transit buses.

Quoting Glid4500 (Thread starter):
a lil Amtrak on a stopover in ABQ

Ah, GE P42 Gensis, my favortie locomotive. These thing has a great sound and they are fast as heck.
 
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RE: Bus And Rail Transport Pics Thread - July 2008

Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:24 pm

I believe Amtrak #162 going North from Trenton, its odd that it had 2 Business cars.



SEPTA R7 line terminating and beginning its journeys.



 
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RE: Bus And Rail Transport Pics Thread - July 2008

Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:34 pm

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RE: Bus And Rail Transport Pics Thread - July 2008

Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:42 am



Quoting Glid4500 (Reply 4):
did u so happen to get any interior shots ?

I believe I did, but I can't find them..

Quoting Glid4500 (Reply 4):
i like those 2008 NABIs.

I haven't been on one yet. As many as we have, they're pretty elusive..

Quoting Glid4500 (Reply 4):
Those D60LFs look great too. Do those have the DD50 engine ??

They look purrty! And they sure do!
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RE: Bus And Rail Transport Pics Thread - July 2008

Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:54 am

AVTA used to run 2 Skyliners to/from Downtown LA on the 785 route. They were fun to look at. I havent seen one since last summer. The Metroliners have been replaced with those D4500s, those look pretty good too.

I remember the bus scenes of the 90s too well. Going through Downtown LA was very intresting indeed. The Santa Clarita Neoplans were good-looking too. Sadly they replaced them with MCI D4000s and D4500s as well. LADOT rehabbed their Neoplan Metroliners ( inside and outside ) and repowered them with Cummins ISL engines I believe.

Quoting 747400sp (Reply 5):
These has to be my favorite buses to see during rush hour in down town LA. I road on one back in the 1998 or 99. I believe these are powered by Detroit Diesel 60. Back in the late 90's AVTA operated these Neoplan AN 122/3 Skyliner and 8V92 power Neoplan AN 340 Metroliners, I believe the AN 340 was replaced with MCI D 4500. Sadly on my late visit to LA, I did not go downtown to check these Skyliners out aging. To me these are better than Alexander Dennis Enviro 500, because these are actually highway coaches, where Enviro 500 is more like a transit bus.

PS: If you was a fan of Neoplan highway coachs, you have liked walking though downtown LA in the late 90's. You had these Neoplan Double Decker and AN 340 from AVTA, AN 340 ( also 8V92 powered) from Santa Clarita Transit and AN 116 Cityliners ( a D4500 H3 45 competitor, but better looking than both) operated by Sunrise Plaza Tours. It was nice to see Neoplan coaches and not just there transit buses.

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RE: Bus And Rail Transport Pics Thread - July 2008

Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:57 am

ahh yes very well, you got pics of my favorite SEPTA cars  Smile

Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 6):
SEPTA R7 line terminating and beginning its journeys.



Quoting 747400sp (Reply 5):
Ah, GE P42 Gensis, my favortie locomotive. These thing has a great sound and they are fast as heck.

Those locomotives just sound great and yes they do have a lot of power. The Amtrak P32-8s give me goosebumps... They have great sound effects too
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RE: Bus And Rail Transport Pics Thread - July 2008

Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:39 am

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y43/Racuda/12_SM42512.jpg
Polish SM42 512 approaching Swarzewo station with Os93537 Gdynia-Hel

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y43/Racuda/528079/9_528079stmichel_2.jpg
German 52 8079 approaching St. Michaelisdonn. The cars were the former GDRs "Rail Force One" of Honecker.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y43/Racuda/TSPsylt/10_DE2700-10.jpg
NOB train Hamburg-Westerland just reached the island of Sylt

http://home.arcor.de/halstenbek/BUSHH010508/3_dirty.jpg

http://home.arcor.de/halstenbek/BUSHH010508/7_HHA7703.jpg

http://home.arcor.de/halstenbek/BUSHH010508/13_PVG0643.jpg
And finally some local buses from Hamburg, DE
 
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RE: Bus And Rail Transport Pics Thread - July 2008

Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:14 pm



Quoting Dba4U (Reply 11):

the equipment in Europe is very intresting to look at. keep them coming.
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RE: Bus And Rail Transport Pics Thread - July 2008

Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:26 pm

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Enjoy. First few pictures. Göttingen, Germany public bus service.
The blue busses actually comply with EURO V norm.

The last one . Taunton, Somerset, UK.

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RE: Bus And Rail Transport Pics Thread - July 2008

Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:58 pm



Quoting Glid4500 (Reply 9):
LADOT rehabbed their Neoplan Metroliners ( inside and outside ) and repowered them with Cummins ISL engines I believe.

In June, when I came home for a visit, I driving on the 105 freeway and I saw a LADOT Metroliner speeding past me. I notice that it was quite, compared to when they had 6v92 in them, now I see why. I wished they could have repowered them with Detroit Diesel 60, but an ISL is still better (power wise) than a 6v92.
 
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RE: Bus And Rail Transport Pics Thread - July 2008

Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:44 am

San D
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RE: Bus And Rail Transport Pics Thread - July 2008

Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:31 am

Lots of great pictures everyone!

As I stated in earlier threads, our fleet consists of Dennis Darts for our conventional routes, Ford Polar's for HandyDart and regional routes and an EldoradoThor International for regional routes. I finally managed to take some pictures today, so here you go .....

Dennis Dart and my bus for the day (and just about everyday) ....


They're only 30 footers, so they only have the single front door ....


A very simple dash, nothing fancy ....


This is our International which is used for regional runs. This was my bus pretty well for all of last year ....


We just received 2 brand new Nova Bus 40 footers. These will be put into service next month for our run down to Kelowna. BCTransit is thinking of changing our paint jobs, so that's why they are still white and lack the blue/red stripes. They may be changing to green stripes and these will be the first two in the Province to get them ....


They just arrived on Monday, so they're still being prepped ....


A few more buttons and switches as opposed to the Darts ....
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RE: Bus And Rail Transport Pics Thread - July 2008

Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:37 am

Here are some of my shots:

BNSF in Fort Wayne, Indiana


BNSF winding through the Mojave desert in California
http://drew.charliej.net/albums/userpics/10002/BNSF_Mojave2.jpg

BNSF in New Mexico
http://drew.charliej.net/albums/userpics/10002/BNSF_7677%7E0.jpg

Hanjin container ship being loaded in Seattle
http://drew.charliej.net/albums/userpics/10002/AUBER_Hanjin_Paris_01.jpg

Seattle Ferry Tacoma
http://drew.charliej.net/albums/userpics/10002/AUBER_SEA_Tacoma_01.jpg

Horrible light, but a very rare shot of the last running DD40AX
http://drew.charliej.net/albums/userpics/10002/AUBER_UP_DD40AX_6936.jpg

CalTrain in Burlingame, California
http://drew.charliej.net/albums/userpics/10002/AUBER_Cal_Train_915.jpg

Enjoy!

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RE: Bus And Rail Transport Pics Thread - July 2008

Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:43 am



Quoting 747400sp (Reply 14):
. I notice that it was quite, compared to when they had 6v92 in them, now I see why

Yes I tried to pace one a few days ago at Downtown LA in the NewFlyer I was driving. No dice. those LADOT Neoplans are too much for me lol. LADOT also has some ex-Foothill Transit Gillig Phantoms too. unbelieveble.

Quoting MD90fan (Reply 15):
San D

Man those are some nice shots too. Glad to see the Neoplans on the 217 and other routes operated out of Division 7. Actually those Neoplans came from Division 10 ... and Division 10 got NABI 40LFWs from Div 7, to operate on the 730 rapid.

Quoting AndrewUber (Reply 17):
Here are some of my shots:

BNSF is my favorite freight RR in the US. Everything they have look great. Even those ES44DCs( 7500/7600/7700s, etc ). It is always good to see that DD40AX running. That is a piece of history.
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RE: Bus And Rail Transport Pics Thread - July 2008

Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:56 am

SunMetro ( El Paso, Tx ) 2 TMC RTS T80208

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b153/ea90744/2006roadtrip/Roadtrip0606057.jpg

...another TMC RTS T80208

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b153/ea90744/2006roadtrip/Roadtrip0606127.jpg


2003 Orion 05.501
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b153/ea90744/Picture013.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b153/ea90744/Picture014.jpg



BNSF 5300
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b153/ea90744/0815007.jpg

a rare find coming down the cajon pass last summer ... BNSF 9446
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RE: Bus And Rail Transport Pics Thread - July 2008

Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:19 am



Quoting Glid4500 (Reply 18):
2003 Orion 05.501

I like how the route number is green and the information is orange.. I wish more headers were like that.. Do you know how manufactured it?
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RE: Bus And Rail Transport Pics Thread - July 2008

Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:31 pm



Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Reply 20):

I like how the route number is green and the information is orange.. I wish more headers were like that.. Do you know how manufactured it?

Thats the TwinVision Chroma 1 destination sign.
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RE: Bus And Rail Transport Pics Thread - July 2008

Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:34 pm



Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 16):
Dennis Dart and my bus for the day (and just about everyday) ....

Didn't realise they'd made it across the pond! Can't escape them here!

Quoting MD90fan (Reply 15):
San D

Speaking of making it across the pond... RHD double-deckers??? (oh and that CitySightseeing livery gets everywhere!)
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RE: Bus And Rail Transport Pics Thread - July 2008

Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:32 am



Quoting IH8BY (Reply 22):
Didn't realise they'd made it across the pond! Can't escape them here!

You want them back? Big grin Actually, they're not too bad in all honesty, the turning radius is fantastic. Kelowna, which is our neighbor just to the south of us also has the Dennis Trident double decker in its fleet. Hard to believe, but their transit system has just exploded and they're (the double deckers) are even becoming to small.
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RE: Bus And Rail Transport Pics Thread - July 2008

Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:14 pm

Glid4500, I was wondering, would you know what type engines powered those old Neoplan Skyliners that SCRTD use to have until 1994.

Quoting Glid4500 (Reply 18):
Yes I tried to pace one a few days ago at Downtown LA in the NewFlyer I was driving. No dice. those LADOT Neoplans are too much for me lol. LADOT also has some ex-Foothill Transit Gillig Phantoms too. unbelieveble.

Yes, those AN 340 Metroliners may look like over size AN 440, but to me they are not just transit buses, they are transit highway coaches. AVTA and Santa Clarita even had bathroom in theirs.

Quoting Glid4500 (Reply 19):
BNSF 5300


a rare find coming down the cajon pass last summer ... BNSF 9446

I always been a fan of Santa Fe rail road, mainly because the house growing up in, was near one of their rail road tracks. Those was the days you could hear a locomotive miles away. It was a treat for me to see them and BN merge together, because I like BN name.
 
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RE: Bus And Rail Transport Pics Thread - July 2008

Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:50 am



Quoting 747400sp (Reply 24):
I always been a fan of Santa Fe rail road

...that makes both of us. Every other weekend or so, I try to head up to the Cajon Pass
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RE: Bus And Rail Transport Pics Thread - July 2008

Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:55 am



Quoting Glid4500 (Reply 25):
...that makes both of us. Every other weekend or so, I try to head up to the Cajon Pass

All we get here is Union Pacific. So be lucky and be happy. lol I actually miss the Amtrak service..a lot!
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