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Newly Delivered MCI 4330 at Castleton

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As per bus chat. A newly delivered MCI (4330) has arrived in Castleton. Apparently this bus has the redesigned features (front and rear) so be on the look out. Thanks

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Will these buses take the Orion V CNG's out of express service?

 

It's a possibility, but most 18XX, and 19XX buses will go back to MCI as their leases are coming to an end.

 

MTAMCI4330.jpg

 

 

I can't wait to ride one and see what this CAT sounds like!

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Yeah, the 1800 and 1900s are around for what now? About 7 or 8 years? I used to ride them all the time on the Express Routes out of Yukon. When I returned to NY last Summer, Ive seen some 1900s over in Castleton that used to be from Yukon. So now were in the 4300s? cool stuff! thanks for sharing!

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I wonder why (MTA) didn't go with the new D4500CT Hybrid????

 

Oh well. Here's a couple pics of the 2008 series. (MTA) NYCT buses are equipted with the Caterpillar C13, 12.5-liter, 410hp engine and Allison B500. Yeah, thats 410 horses!

 

d4500ctSpec.jpg

commuter01_L.jpg

commuter02_L.jpg

 

Photos Courtesy of my guy at MCI

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Man, I cannot wait to see this bus. MTA finally going to roll with the new back.

 

Not so interested in riding it since the MTA don't put the Jake Brake on their buses. I would only ride it if it pulls up and I hear Jake Brake, or just for the hell of it.

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Man, I cannot wait to see this bus. MTA finally going to roll with the new back.

 

Not so interested in riding it since the MTA don't put the Jake Brake on their buses. I would only ride it if it pulls up and I hear Jake Brake, or just for the hell of it.

 

Ok slightly slow here.... How do you tell if a bus has a Jake?

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Ok slightly slow here.... How do you tell if a bus has a Jake?

Ok, listen to abit of this recording, especially when its slowing down and braking. (Recording is of an NJT MCI D4000)

http://www.ttmg.org/sounds/tlogan/NJT_MCI_7752.mp3

 

Then listen to this recording of an MTA MCI and tell me what you don't hear that was in the first one when its slowing down and braking.

http://www.ttmg.org/sounds/tlogan/NYCB_MCI_2111.mp3

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Ok, listen to abit of this recording, especially when its slowing down and braking. (Recording is of an NJT MCI D4000)

http://www.ttmg.org/sounds/tlogan/NJT_MCI_7752.mp3

 

Then listen to this recording of an MTA MCI and tell me what you don't hear that was in the first one when its slowing down and braking.

http://www.ttmg.org/sounds/tlogan/NYCB_MCI_2111.mp3

 

Thanks. It's a major difference. I kinda like the sound. I also like the sound of that CAT engine too.

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Wow nice looking bus i like that the (NYCT) changed the desgn. how come the engine looks so weird in that last pic?

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Wow nice looking bus i like that the (NYCT) changed the desgn. how come the engine looks so weird in that last pic?

 

I'm glad tha TA decided to go with the new design too. As for the engine, thats just how the CAT is arranged.

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Wow nice looking bus i like that the (NYCT) changed the desgn. how come the engine looks so weird in that last pic?

 

The MTA did not have a choice in terms of going to this new design. The last bus made with the old front EVER was 7187 at NJTBO (NJ Transit Bus Operations). And also, the old back has been discontinued for more than a year (and as such, the 67 NJTBO units (7121-7187) are odd in that they have the new back and old front...not sure how many more examples exist.)

 

This is the standard design now, the CT front and the new-style back.

 

Also, the bus with the new back at CAS is NOT 4330 (as debunked by someone who actually works there). The bus at Castleton for a look-over is actually similar to this. I doubt it was this bus, but it was a bus from this batch.

 

th_7152-F.jpg th_7152-R.jpg

 

This is not the first time an New Jersey Transit-owned bus has been borrowed by the MTA for a once-over. (5950, an MC-9, was borrowed fron Academy back in the 1980s, a unit Academy leased from NJT.)

 

Yeah, the 1800 and 1900s are around for what now? About 7 or 8 years? I used to ride them all the time on the Express Routes out of Yukon. When I returned to NY last Summer, Ive seen some 1900s over in Castleton that used to be from Yukon. So now were in the 4300s? cool stuff! thanks for sharing!

 

1860-2039 are actually 1998 models (except for 1861 which is from 1997). So, these buses are VERY LONG in the tooth.

Edited by aemoreira81

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Thanks. It's a major difference. I kinda like the sound. I also like the sound of that CAT engine too.

 

Reminds me of a piece of construction equipment, i like it!!

 

- Andy

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I'm mad yall had me all over Staten Island looking for a bus that was not there! Good Grief!

 

You could have read this board before you left...it has happened to me too, and so I can't throw stones.

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You could have read this board before you left...it has happened to me too, and so I can't throw stones.

Gonna have to invest in Treos or iPhones........

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Sounds like you had fun.

I always do!

 

You could have read this board before you left...it has happened to me too, and so I can't throw stones.
I will make sure I do next time. I wasn't mad anyway though.

 

Gonna have to invest in Treos or iPhones........

Yes, I need an iPhone!!!!!

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Will these buses take the Orion V CNG's out of express service?
I'mma kill somebody if they run the QBx1 in the future.

 

I MEAN IT

how come the engine looks so weird in that last pic?
Because it's in good condition. B) Usually they aren't this clean.

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I'mma kill somebody if they run the QBx1 in the future.

 

I MEAN ITBecause it's in good condition. B) Usually they aren't this clean.

 

We've also never had CAT powered MCI's, and the DDs60's are a lot different.

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We've also never had CAT powered MCI's, and the DDs60's are a lot different.

 

The MTA, however, currently has 505 CAT-powered MCIs.

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The MTA, however, currently has 505 CAT-powered MCIs.

My bad you are right. I keep forgetting about the last batch. Thanks. I guess I just want them to be DD's!

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