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MTA Bus Operations: Scrapped Equipment List

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Why is it when those 5200s left Quill they got scrapped shortly thereafter? I noticed that when they last got transferred from Quill to Flatbush and Jamaica they didn't last long at those depots. I'm not surprised 5209 is one of the first to leave FLA in this round of retirements. Are the mileage on those 5200 RTS much higher than the other 99 RTS or something?

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1 hour ago, trainfan22 said:

Why is it when those 5200s left Quill they got scrapped shortly thereafter? I noticed that when they last got transferred from Quill to Flatbush and Jamaica they didn't last long at those depots. I'm not surprised 5209 is one of the first to leave FLA in this round of retirements. Are the mileage on those 5200 RTS much higher than the other 99 RTS or something?

Remember FB had 5209-5212. 10, 11 and 12 all got scrapped within months of returning back to Brooklyn. 09 was the last of the breed. Also, plus those 52xx buses never really left outside quill that much. They spent a good remainder of their lives at Quill before moving to Flatbush, Jamaica, Grand Avenue and Fresh Pond briefly. 

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Scratch off 4986-4987 and 5013 if they're put as scrap. The scrapped part is the farebox as it's an MTA Bus op shelter along the streets. 

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26 minutes ago, Calvin said:

Scratch off 4986-4987 and 5013 if they're put as scrap. The scrapped part is the farebox as it's an MTA Bus op shelter along the streets. 

Those 3 are still swing buses at this time? 

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1 minute ago, Future ENY OP said:

Those 3 are still swing buses at this time? 

Yes

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6 minutes ago, aemoreira81 said:

Are any D60HFs remaining?

Per this post on the bottom is your answer! 

6 hours ago, Cait Sith said:

Anyone looking for D60s today.....might want to stop.

They've all been marked OOS, none have pulled out of KB for service. 

Safe to say that the D60 fleet is also done for good.

 

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Just now, Calvin said:

The reply is not April Fools just to point out. 

Forgot to mention that and plus I wouldn’t be doing any April fools jokes today. 

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I'm sad to say this, but the D60HF era is finally over.

117, 118, 127, 5659 to scrap.

Farewell D60HFs, 1996-2019. 

Also, LFS have been coming into QV like crazy so expect a ton of 2002-2004 hybrids over there to retire soon. 

 

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1 hour ago, Coney Island Av said:

I'm sad to say this, but the D60HF era is finally over.

117, 118, 127, 5659 to scrap.

Farewell D60HFs, 1996-2019. 

 

Those 2003 D60HF's lasted 16 years in hard service - that is a tremendous accomplishment for an articulated bus.  Many transit agencies struggle to get the mandated 12 years out of an artic.  Kudos to the TA mechanics. 

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11 minutes ago, Orion6025 said:

 

5105 UP-->scrap

 

This was the first RTS to get orange signs, I remember catching it when it was the only unit with orange signs and still at Flatbush..

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32 minutes ago, trainfan22 said:

This was the first RTS to get orange signs, I remember catching it when it was the only unit with orange signs and still at Flatbush..

Accurate. 

5105 and 9444 had orange signs first. 

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6 hours ago, RailBus63 said:

Those 2003 D60HF's lasted 16 years in hard service - that is a tremendous accomplishment for an articulated bus.  Many transit agencies struggle to get the mandated 12 years out of an artic.  Kudos to the TA mechanics. 

Some agencies try to extend the life of an articulated bus by replacing the joint at around 10 or 11.

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JA's RTS fleet continues to plummet. Down to 19 units

4917, 5033, 5181 JA-->scrap.

145 also done from WF

6403 also done from MV

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6403 and 145

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I'm thinking currently Jamaica has all the buses they need to cover service leading the RTS to be removed in Queens soon 

The depot itself holds a majority of LFS and XD-40s

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