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6895 should be the last remaining black-back O7 OG at Stengel..

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Last time i saw 6895, it was still blackblacked. Others were either decaled or whitebacked. Should catch it before she gets repainted, unless they did it in the pass few days/week.

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There's actually two more black backs OGs in NYC. 6701 @ MHV and 6490 @ FP are still black backs

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That bus missed its scheduled repaint long ago, same with 6701 and 6490 as mentioned. 6490 should have been repainted somewhere around 2008-2009, 6701 in 2010. If I were to guess, I'd bet it'll be a while until any of those buses get repainted, cause it generally seems that if the TA skips a bus once they don't get to it until the next cycle (7596 was never whitebacked in 2008 -- went from its 2003 blackback to 2012 decal scheme; same with 5543, 5575, etc.).

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And since that time, 6615 has undergone a second repaint (and is now repainted completely the new way; the stripes have been removed from the doors). This is like when 7596 was the last black-backed O7 CNG (it was directly repainted the new way when it finally did get repainted).

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There's actually two more black backs OGs in NYC. 6701 @ MHV and 6490 @ FP are still black backs

Yes, but #6895 is the newest one. I suppose because of that, it will be the last.

 

That bus missed its scheduled repaint long ago, same with 6701 and 6490 as mentioned. 6490 should have been repainted somewhere around 2008-2009, 6701 in 2010. If I were to guess, I'd bet it'll be a while until any of those buses get repainted, cause it generally seems that if the TA skips a bus once they don't get to it until the next cycle (7596 was never whitebacked in 2008 -- went from its 2003 blackback to 2012 decal scheme; same with 5543, 5575, etc.).

Actually, #7596 had a fire back in the mid 2000s, so it was repainted as a Blackback.

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And since that time, 6615 has undergone a second repaint (and is now repainted completely the new way; the stripes have been removed from the doors). This is like when 7596 was the last black-backed O7 CNG (it was directly repainted the new way when it finally did get repainted).

Actually, even though it is OOS, #7672 is the last Blackbacked CNG.

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There are like 15 Orion's at MTA bus depots that still have blackbacks.
Thats too bad that they're phasing out the blackbacks because I like the way they look.

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Thats too bad that they're phasing out the blackbacks because I like the way they look.

Me too, but once the bus starts to age, the blackpaint starts to look dull.

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I like the old scheme with the white back, but the new scheme with the front stripe also looks good. I just don't like the scheme with new front stripe and that big MTA logo.

You can still see some blackbacks at LGA and JFK, BP may have 1 or 2 that still hasn't gotten the new scheme.

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