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Calgary Transit Bus System

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Sorry to break it down into two topics but these services have their own unique flare that would make for a lively discussion.

 

What a wonderful sight to greet you…a 1978 GM Fishbowl ready for duty:

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1982 Fishbowl #1115 awaits departure on Route 64 express to Downtown Calgary:

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Even at 30 years old, this beauty can still out run a brand new Nova LFS:

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Coach #1130 is seen departing Sandstone Terminal working the afternoon 64 express.:

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Fishbowls #987 & 914 in Downtown Calgary shortly before the end of A.M Rush:

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Calgary Transit also has a rare New Flyer D40HF in service. Here is 7001 at the south end of Route 2:

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Another unique part of their roster is 117 1990-1991 MCI Classics. Here is #5012 before its run on Route 44:

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Coach #5088 is working one of the few 400 series lines that does not use a cutaway:

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Apparently, 5064 needed a cool down to why the engine cover was up:

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5111, one of 10 Ex-Connecticut Transit Classics is seen in Downtown Calgary after working an express run:

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7545, a 1993 New Flyer D40LF is seen at 78th Avenue Loop before starting on Route 20:

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Three mid-90s New Flyer D40LFs are pictured at Brentwood LRT Station:

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Among the last New Flyers currently ordered, 8079 sits at one of the LRT stations before continuing on Route 72, which makes a circle around Calgary:

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6001, the first of 65 D60LFRs is seen just outside of Downtown Calgary with the skyline not too far away:

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Also quirk in their fleet are 24 Eldorado EZ-Rider IIs. Here is #1608 on one of the NW loop routes:

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And lastly, here is 8141, one of 60 recently purchased Nova LFSs at McKnight Station:

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You can view the rest of the album here:

http://s166.photobucket.com/albums/u91/nabinut/Calgary%20Transit/

 

Videos:

 

1978 General Motors Fishbowl #945:DD 6v71/Allison V730

 

 

1991 MCI Classic #5040: DD 6v92/Allison VR731

 

 

1992 New Flyer D40HF #7001: DD 6v92/Voith D863.3

 

 

1993 New Flyer D40LF #7547: DD 6v92/Allison B400R

 

 

2005 New Flyer D40LF #7961: Cummins ISL/Allison B400R

 

 

2007 New Flyer D60LFR #6005: Cummins ISM/Allison B500R

 

 

2010 Novabus LFS #8142: Cummins ISL EPA10/ZF 6 Speed:

 

 

Calgary Transit Bus System Video:

 

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I'm still amazed at how many Canadian operators held on to their New Looks for as long as they have!

 

It's amazing what's possible when government funding dries up.;)

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