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Last of the Onion Vs

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a.k.a: new camera test

 

The last of the TTC's Orion Vs ran in service today, at midday. The last surviving the series, the former CNG 9400-9449, have been slowly retiring since late 2013, and retirements sped up after the Pan Am games this summer. This week only 5 units were left - 9402, 9411, 9419, 9430 and 9433, and the only one that made it out today was 9411.

 

As of 11:30 AM, there are no revenue high floor buses in the TTC's fleet. The streetcars alone provide high floor service now.

 

When I got to Downsview, 9411 was already there - she was trolling behind some VIIs.

 

23440527041_7bd7746098_z.jpgToronto Transit Commission 9411 - 04 by Andrew P., on Flickr

23440524911_db4cf0af98_z.jpgToronto Transit Commission 9411 - 05 by Andrew P., on Flickr

23414470842_a89da4a3de_z.jpgToronto Transit Commission 9411 - 07 by Andrew P., on Flickr

 

Eventually, she pulled up to a spare platform to begin loading for her trip. She would do a single round trip on route 196 York University Rocket, to York U and back.

23440517611_d663a3308c_z.jpgToronto Transit Commission 9411 - 08 by Andrew P., on Flickr

 

During this time I photoed the driver area.

23227191500_04f0421174_z.jpgToronto Transit Commission 9411 driver controls - 01 by Andrew P., on Flickr

22895840743_3d183ded2d_z.jpgToronto Transit Commission 9411 builder's plate by Andrew P., on Flickr

22894660534_7d4049ae5d_z.jpgToronto Transit Commission 9411 driver controls - 02 by Andrew P., on Flickr

 

At this time I also photoed other details as well.

The man in this graphic has a killer beard.

23414416072_6dc320a8e4_z.jpgToronto Transit Commission 9411 rear doors - 02 by Andrew P., on Flickr

 

Rear door lights.

23440461131_2051e3c8be_z.jpgToronto Transit Commission 9411 rear doors - 03 by Andrew P., on Flickr

 

The front door.

23522938755_ecb98d8c69_z.jpgToronto Transit Commission 9411 front doors - 02 by Andrew P., on Flickr

22895815473_e568c8ccb0_z.jpgToronto Transit Commission 9411 front doors - 03 by Andrew P., on Flickr

 

I think this is the emergency pump for the lift but I'm not sure.

23154948479_167ed2fa68_z.jpgToronto Transit Commission 9411 interior - 03 by Andrew P., on Flickr

 

The trip to the university.

 

 

At the university we had a brief opportunity to take some photos.

22894702394_80717ee769_z.jpgToronto Transit Commission 1365 - 01 by Andrew P., on Flickr

23154991269_754aa428ec_z.jpgToronto Transit Commission 9411 - 11 by Andrew P., on Flickr

23496854476_c48c1eea9c_z.jpgToronto Transit Commission 9411 - 14 by Andrew P., on Flickr

 

Trip back.

 

 

After we got back to Downsview, I took some more photos.

23414451932_1b1740d578_z.jpgToronto Transit Commission 9411 - 16 by Andrew P., on Flickr

23496828446_00d0052481_z.jpgToronto Transit Commission 9411 front details - 02 by Andrew P., on Flickr

 

..including of this interesting troubleshooting display on the dashboard. I find it funny that "engine fire" is one of the things listed :lol:

23414432302_2c81046aa6_z.jpgToronto Transit Commission 9411 driver controls - 07 by Andrew P., on Flickr

 

Pulling away. At first I thought this was it, but it did another loop around the terminal so I don't know.

23227195650_720c60d957_z.jpgToronto Transit Commission 9411 - 17 by Andrew P., on Flickr

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So the TTC has no more Orion 5???

 

Here in NYC the last Orion v are to be retired possibly between 2017-2019 since here the limit for a bus to run is 20 years. ..what are seemingly retirin . Are the tmc rts from 1996 since it is almost 20 years of bus live

 

But i can tell you this TTC w/o Orion V is not TTC. ..i grew up seeing the majority of TTC buses in orion v and also new fishbowl GM

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Thanks guys!

 

So the TTC has no more Orion 5???

Here in NYC the last Orion v are to be retired possibly between 2017-2019 since here the limit for a bus to run is 20 years. ..what are seemingly retirin . Are the tmc rts from 1996 since it is almost 20 years of bus live

But i can tell you this TTC w/o Orion V is not TTC. ..i grew up seeing the majority of TTC buses in orion v and also new fishbowl GM

 

Yep, no more. The TTC and the streets of Toronto will feel very different without these buses, and the sadly long retired New Looks. They'd become a fixture. :(

 

Nice coverage, but it's spelled "Orion" not "Onion".

 

I know, I was being facetious. ;)

 

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Wow welcome to the future.

 

Oh well is just to get accustomed to the flow

 

The Orion 7 are the new thing going on

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