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The buses I grew up seeing everyday...all fading away....

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Really beginning to strike in that the Orion V CNGs, C40LFs & the D60HFs are fading away...

 

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MTA Scrap/Storage New Flyer C40LFs at Eastchester by Queens Surface 295, on Flickr

 

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MTA Scrap/Storage Orion V CNGs by Queens Surface 295, on Flickr

 

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MTA MTA Scrap/Storage 1996 NovaBus RTS' 8847 & 8758 by Queens Surface 295, on Flickr

 

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MTA Scrap/Storage MCIs by Queens Surface 295, on Flickr

 

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MTA 1999 Orion Vs 6017 & 6253 at Eastchester by Queens Surface 295, on Flickr

 

9841 got into a minor accident...

 

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MTA 1999 Orion V CNG 9841 being towed back to College Point by Queens Surface 295, on Flickr

 

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MTA 1999 Orion V being towed back to College Point by Queens Surface 295, on Flickr

 

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MTA 1998 Orion V CNG 9998 on the Q19 by Queens Surface 295, on Flickr

 

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MTA 1999 Orion V 6016 on the Bx23 by Queens Surface 295, on Flickr

 

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MTA 1998 Orion V CNG 9945 on the Q25 by Queens Surface 295, on Flickr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More photos can be viewed on my Flickr page:

Queens Surface 295

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some BusFest videos I took...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I was on 9998 on the Q19 and i saw 9841 where you got a shot of it at, btw nice pics

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I was on 9998 on the Q19 and i saw 9841 where you got a shot of it at, btw nice pics

 

 

Oh wow, I was going to ride it, but I had to get home.

 

Bye bye so long fare well.... :D

 

 

So cold! LOL

 

Nice stuff! Yep gonna miss those Orion 5 CNG and the older C40LFS for sure!

 

 

I sure am as well!

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Come on 9998. Why wont you come to the Q38. Nice shots though

 

 

I caught it the other day on the Q38 lol. The pics are up

Really nice work Eman! Those Orion V CNGs are still the best buses in the system.

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LOL!

 

In all seriousness, when my hometown agency lost our last bunch of RTS's and Orion V CNG's I shed a silent tear or two. It's hard losing something you grew up and lived with, but honestly, you guys are lucky these fleets are still here.

 

I can't say much else other than get those last rides and enjoy them, I sure did.

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Also, you guys should be glad that you still have so much high floors in the fleet. In Toronto, we have less than 200 Orion Vs and 50 RTSs; the former will be on their way out soon and the latter still has a few years to go, but is a rattly crap box which is restricted from weekend use.

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I really am going to miss them when they're gone. I'm thinking about buying one in a few years, because as ridiculous as this may sound, I associate the sound of that engine with my childhood. Man, nothings makes you sadder than seeing a bus you've ridden your whole life, with that little red sticker on it. I was over by SC about a month ago, and I saw #4974 with that red tape, and it made me realize "Oh my god. Even the RTS's are getting retired." It was a little upsetting. Granted, I have more O7 memories, living uptown when they rolled out, but I used to always try to ride the Bx15, Bx7, or M100, just to get the O5's.

 

Also HOLY SHIT WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO THAT ONE!?

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Hmm...The Orions, RTSs, and MCI's should have their flipdots set to GOODBYE NYC BUSFANS as they are towed off to scrap.

WE'LL MISS YOU

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I really am going to miss them when they're gone. I'm thinking about buying one in a few years, because as ridiculous as this may sound, I associate the sound of that engine with my childhood. Man, nothings makes you sadder than seeing a bus you've ridden your whole life, with that little red sticker on it. I was over by SC about a month ago, and I saw #4974 with that red tape, and it made me realize "Oh my god. Even the RTS's are getting retired." It was a little upsetting. Granted, I have more O7 memories, living uptown when they rolled out, but I used to always try to ride the Bx15, Bx7, or M100, just to get the O5's.

 

Also HOLY SHIT WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO THAT ONE!?

 

 

Well if you are talking about 9841...who knows what hit it, could have been a truck.

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