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List all the bus models you've ridden on


MattTrain

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This is a thread where you list all the bus models you've ridden in (MTA) New York City Transit Authority, (MTA) Bus Company, and (MTA) Long Island bus. You don't have to list the routes you've ridden these on.

 

I'll list mine.

 

MCI 102-DLW3SS

MCI D4500

MCI D4500CL

MCI D4500CT

Orion VII NG Hybrid

Novabus LFS and LFSA

New Flyer C40LF CNG

New Flyer D60HF Articulated

Orion VII OG Hybrid

RTS-06

Orion VII OG CNG

Orion V Diesel

Orion V CNG (best bus in my opinion)

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1995 Orion V CNG

1997 Orion V CNG

1998 Orion V CNG

2000 Orion V CNG

2001 Orion V CNG

2002 Orion V CNG

2003 Orion V CNG

2004 Orion VII OG HEV

2009 Orion VII NG CNG

2009 Orion VII NG HEV

2011 Orion VII NG CNG

 

...Long Island hasn't had bus variety since the 1980s. It's boring out here.

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Orion 5.501 = awesome

5.501 CNG = okay

RTS = cool (but overrated)

7.501 HEV = meh

7.501 CNG = eh...

7.501 NG HEV = ew

7.501 NG CNG = double ew

1998-2000 New Flyer C40LF = gold

D60HF = blegh

MCI DL3/D4500/D4500 CL = expensive

MCI Classic = groovy

Fishbowl = nice

Grumman Flxible = interesting

Nova LFS/LFS Artic = very interesting

 

The only buses I haven't rode were the New Flyer Vikings, MCI D4500CT (yet), the Orion 6.501 and the 2011 New Flyer C40LFs (yet).

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There was an Orion 6 bus in service?

 

Yes, we did:

 

nycorion20.jpg

 

We only had ten of them, 6350-6359, all HEVs. They had a lot of issues and retired early. 6350 is a museum bus, however.

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There was an Orion 6 bus in service?

 

they tested them on the M101 a while ago. they were nice, they had soft seats...as for me, i can't really remember all the bus models i've rode in passenger service. but i do remember all the buses i've driven:

#1. usually everyones #1, TMC RTS, @ Jamaica Depot

#2. New Flyer C40LF @ Jackie Gleason & 1 @ West Farms

#3. Orion VII OG CNG @ Jackie Gleason

#4. Orion VII NG HEV @ 126th

#6. New Flyer D60HF @ 126th

#7. NovaBus LFSA @126th

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GMC RTS

TMC RTS

NovaBus RTS

 

Orion V (Both CNG and Diesel)

Orion VII OG/NG (Both CNG and hybrid)

 

Novabus LFSA

Novabus LFS

 

D60HF

1999-2000 C40LF

XD40 (0058)

 

MCI's from each series

 

Designlines

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GMC RTS

TMC RTS

NovaBus RTS

NovaBus LFS and LFSA

MCI Classics (local only)

MCI 102-DLW3SS/D4500/D4500CL/D4500CT

New Flyer D60HF

New Flyer C40LF (older ones):tdown:

Orion V 501

Orion V 501 CNG :eek:

Orion VII 501 OG HEV and CNG:(

Orion VII 501 NG NEV and CNG

DesignLine "CitiBus" Eco-Saver

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Lets see for the MTA stuff I ridden on:

 

MCI Classic

MCI D4500CL

GMC/TMC/NovaBUS RTS

Orion V - But those 600s & 5900s are beat down to hell!!!

Orion V CNG

New Flyer C40LFs & D60HFs

All of the Orion VII series

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Oh I forgot about the DesignLine buses...yeah I rode them too. Good riddance to them, not only did they epically fail when it boiled down to testing, but the design was horrendous-looking as well.

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Well....

Orion V :eek:

Orion V CNG :P Backfire and ringing!!!

Orion VII CNG :) Growling!

Orion VII Hybirds:eek:

Orion VII NG :cool:

MCI D4500 :cool:

D60HF :cool:

C40LFR :cool: whoo backfire!!!

RTS :cool:

Nova LFS/A :cool: Love those artics though!

Designline: Mediocore about

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I loved the O6s, I rode them on the M5. Full low floor with a window in the back that's only as tall as an RTS = an excellent design. Shame it didn't quite work, but I always looked for them when all the other buses were RTSes.

 

I remember the O6 as well. I got a ride on the M103 and it was one of the buses with the soft seats. Now that was comfort! Shame there's no musuem building to house all the buses. I'd like to walk thru the interior of the bus again....

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Oh I forgot about the DesignLine buses...yeah I rode them too. Good riddance to them, not only did they epically fail when it boiled down to testing, but the design was horrendous-looking as well.

 

The DesignLine Eco Save IV, oh the smiley faced bus! I've only seen it on the M42 and missed the bus, but that's the ony instance I've seen it. Oh well..

 

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I have ridden the following:

-80xx, 8100, 8200, 8300, 70xx, currently in service RTS's

-Hybrid Orion VII Low Floor 7.501 (Diamler?)

-Hybrid Orion VII 2nd Generation Diamler

-Ex Bee-Line Orion V's

-New Flyer Orion V's (600's, 60xx's, 6100's, 6200's, 6300's, 100's)

-Orion V CNG (never got a chance to right the 500's & 600's :P)

-LFS Articulated (NovaBus)

 

I only once rode a D60HF, and only rode a C40LF OG on the (G) shuttle bus.

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Lets see......

 

GMC/TMC/Nova RTS

All Orions

Nova LFS/A

All New Flyers but the 2011 ones.

RTS CNG yeah

MCI Classic - maybe idk.... I used to live in Woodhaven where it was only served by private lines so its possible.

 

Short story, I have a vivid bus memory when I was around 8 with my mom. It was a local bus on Woodhaven Blvd so it had to be Green Lines on a GMC RTS that was beat to death. So we're going done the blvd on the service road when there is a fender bender accident in front of us. The 2 cars are blocking teh lanes and are refusing to move. The B/O, being a crazy mother f'er drives his bus with the passengers on it over the Median to the other lanes in the same direction. I swear I though we were gonna overturn but we didn't. We drive to the intersection and we pull back on the service road there, illegally. Needless to say, Everyone got the hell of that bus. I will never forget that day.

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Nova Bus RTS-06

Orion V

New Flyer C40LF

MCI express buses D4500

New Flyer D60HF (articulated buses)

Orion VII (Hybrids) 7000 and above

Orion VII (Next Generation) 4000 or so series

Nova Bus LFS (articulated) aka Select Bus Service

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