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Orion V CNG Question

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As I was looking through some pics, I stumbled across this one:

http://www.ttmg.org/photos/tlogan/MTAB_Orion_7253.jpg

 

1) Why does this bus have LED signs?

2) Are there any more buses like these?

3) Do you think LEDs fit the Orion V's?

 

Personally, I don't like them, because I'm used to seeing the flipdots on these and the LEDs on the MCIs.

But what do you think?

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As I was looking through some pics, I stumbled across this one:

http://www.ttmg.org/photos/tlogan/MTAB_Orion_7253.jpg

 

1) Why does this bus have LED signs?

2) Are there any more buses like these?

3) Do you think LEDs fit the Orion V's?

 

Personally, I don't like them, because I'm used to seeing the flipdots on these and the LEDs on the MCIs.

But what do you think?

That sign was put in the bus when it was ran by Triboro. Command 4961 which is now (MTA) Bus 737 had LED signs but they were removed when the (MTA) took over command.

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I've seen that bus several times, once under Triboro, and two I believe under (MTA) Bus. I think it looks better with the LEDs rather than the flipdots, just looks more modern and easier to see.

 

@nycbusfan: Do you know why (MTA) removed them?

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For the record, the bus number while it was at Triboro was 3039. This is a pic of it on the Q39. For some reason, the signs would come out weird on that bus (note that "RIDGEWOOD" is not centered in the pic:

 

3039.jpg

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I like it. It seems more appealing. BTW, I;ve realized how much I iss the PBL colors on the buses, especially considering I live right next to two Triboro Coach bus routes...

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I Think That LEDs Work Good On The Orion 5 cng Because You Are Able To Read The Destation Sign More Cleary

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in the new blue/white paint scheme, these LED wont work.

 

In the PBL Scheme, however, it would look awesome

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IIRC, there were three Orion V CNG's with the LED signs. Two at TCC and one at Command.

 

The two at TCC had a programming display problem in which the font was always small on the front distination sign. Also, the rear signs almost never worked.

 

When MTAB took over, they had a vendor come in and reprogram them and also adjust the fonts.

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I think there were 2 at Command. I only recall 1 at Triboro. Green Lines as well as the few MCI D4500s New York Bus Service also had a different sign program too until they were taken over by the MTA.

 

Here is a pic of a NYBS MCI D4500:

 

1802.jpg

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Guest Charles

R32 B Train, do you know if that bus was scrapped or renumbered?

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R32 B Train, do you know if that bus was scrapped or renumbered?

That bus as well as the other five MCI D4500's that NYBS had were renumbered into the 7400 sieries and are still in service.

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R32 B Train, do you know if that bus was scrapped or renumbered?

 

Those buses still have the orginal red and blue seats too.

 

Hey Charles, my name is Charles too!

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