DOB2RTO 29 Posted December 5, 2007 Share #1 Posted December 5, 2007 Today I got to pick the depot and line(s) I want to work next year. I didn't want to work on an artic route after my experience with them on ice, but that was all that was left with "good hours". I have an RDO floater on the Bx41 line. 46+hrs, and the best part is Saturdays I clear just shy of 1930hrs (7:30p.m.) Sundays I clear by 0030hrs (12:30a.m.). So yes I got what I wanted hours wise, and depot wise, since I will be back in KBG (Kingsbridge). Alot of my classmates picked into Brooklyn, as alot of them live in that area of the 5 boroughs. I've been sporting my KB hat while working out of West Farms, and now can proudly sport it again at "home". Back to the old and new artics, so long all new artics. As for the artic that might be leaving WF. The union and some of the drivers were talking about an artic that caught fire this morning in or near Riverbank Park. The depot chair was there to see the aftermath. I forget the bus #, but it was toasted, and the FDNY basically ripped it apart to get to the source of the fire, as they usually do. It is at the depot hiding somewhere in the back, and if it can be salvaged it will be at least 6 months before it is road worthy again, so said the union man. All of WF artics are 2003 models, so it's a new bus. It would have to go to Zerega to be rebuilt, or if it can't be salvaged, then it might join the KB artic sitting in Zerega that also burnt up. Why did it go up in smoke, well there been rumors of one thing, that would put the driver at fault, but that rumor still made no sense, then the other of course is mechanical/electrical. Either way another artic bites the dust for now. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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