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aemoreira81

New Flyer Viking D45S 998 today

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The EXIF data can tell you which run it is. Here are the pics, and the bus didn't make it out of Manhattan because of an antifreeze/coolant leak (the second pic is the bus sitting disabled---I was on it, but left because I would have been late for evening classes).

 

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Excellent shots, the street scenery of the first shot is really great!

One question, why have only 3 of the Viking buses been purchased; was it kind of a test series?

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Those are some nice shots!

 

 

Excellent shots, the street scenery of the first shot is really great!

One question, why have only 3 of the Viking buses been purchased; was it kind of a test series?

 

They ended up being a maintenance headache, and the MCI's are better. The height clearance caused them to only be able to operate out of CS Depot. Not only that, but they were re-called by New Flyer more than once for a couple of reasons including the rear breaks and axel. They just flat out suck! New Flyer barely even break even on the developement and marketing of the bus. Only 104 were delivered. 101 to Houston Metro and the rest to NYCT. This is one of (if not the #1) least popular bus ever built.

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What did you do to the bus Adam! LOL!

Nice shots, Are 996 and 997 still running?
I think 997 is still available to run.

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Those are some nice shots!

 

 

 

 

They ended up being a maintenance headache, and the MCI's are better. The height clearance caused them to only be able to operate out of CS Depot. Not only that, but they were re-called by New Flyer more than once for a couple of reasons including the rear breaks and axel. They just flat out suck! New Flyer barely even break even on the developement and marketing of the bus. Only 104 were delivered. 101 to Houston Metro and the rest to NYCT. This is one of (if not the #1) least popular bus ever built.

 

Actually, 105 were built. The 105th unit is at New Flyer's headquarters in Manitoba.

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Actually, 105 were built. The 105th unit is at New Flyer's headquarters in Manitoba.

 

Thanks! I didn't know that!

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