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Ralph Raccoon

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  1. 9011 was repainted into the maple leaf scheme in 2000 9054 and 9220 were repainted into the maple leaf scheme in 2003 As far as I know, all other New Flyer D40 buses from 1992 were repainted into the maple leaf scheme in 2002 If anyone knows what years the maple leaf scheme was applied to buses 9001-9010, 9012-9053 and 9055, it will be useful for knowing how long any lasted before needing to be rebuilt.
  2. 7284, 7344, 7350 and 7354 were retired in 1993. After finding out today that bus 7001 was most likely retired in 1989, I am wondering if anyone would know if that is the case with all buses built in 1970 and 1971. Along with those, I am wondering if any buses from the 1960s last used in 1989 included 6336, 6340, 6561, 6565, 6567, 6676, 6679, 6695, 6701, 6832, 6840, 6975 and 6984.
  3. When the work on Westboro, Kichi Sibi, Lincoln Fields, Queensway, Iris and Algonquin Stations is underway, I would like to see route 75 permanently further adjusted to operate along Woodroffe Avenue between Algonquin Station and the Ottawa River Parkway, then operating along Parkdale Avenue, before operating along Scott Street on the way to Tunney's Pasture Station. With such an adjustment, there needs to be one new bus stop for route 75 on each side of the Ottawa River Parkway, next to the short road leading to Kitchissippi Lookout. At the same time, route 74 should be adjusted to operat
  4. Knowing buses 8401-8407, 8409-8412 and 8418-8425 were retired in 2004, I am now looking to see if the same is true with buses 8408, 8413 and 8417. Earlier this week, I found out 141 high floor buses were retired in 2004, making that most likely to be the case. At this point, I have now been able to get the year of retirement for every GM built bus from 1987.
  5. With Ottawa planning to buy four electric buses this year, I am interested in knowing if they will be assigned a 2000 series fleet numbering pattern. As I was able to determine, the trolley buses used by the Ottawa Transportation Commission from 1951 to 1959 were numbered 2001-2010.
  6. Since 1999, I have known that buses were used for the first time in 1924, with them presumably being retired the following year. With records of buses being used in later years, I have found out that two bus routes began operating in 1929 Crosstown - Began operating on January 7, 1929. Numbered route 6 on June 29, 1959. Renumbered 56 on April 23, 2017. Templeton - Began operating on May 18, 1959. Replaced by route 4 on September 28, 1959.
  7. In previous years, portions of existing bus routes have been replaced by new routes, whenever they were determined to be too long to run on schedule. One case was route 85 being shortened to run between Bayshore to Hurdman in August or September 2008, with service to St. Laurent replace by route 106. To improve reliability on other bus routes, I have been able to come up with two ideas: Route 6 shortened to run between Rockcilffe and Billings Bridge, with service between Billings Bridge and Greenboro replaced by new route 142. Route 88 shortened to run between Hurdman and B
  8. As part of finding out what transit service was like in the Ottawa Electric Railway and Ottawa Transportation Commission years, I was able to find some maps online. Some of those from 1954 to 1962 are shown below. If anyone has copies for any years from 1955 to 1961, or any clippings of transit service notices from those years, it will be useful.
  9. Of those delivered in 1972 and 1973, I am wondering if anyone knows when buses 7241-7283, 7285-7290, 7301-7320, 7331-7343, 7345-7349, 7351-7353 and 7355-7357 were retired. As far as I know, it would have been any time before most of those from 1974 were retired in 1990.
  10. For ideas on partially bringing back the way things were before 1972, I am interested in seeing the following changes made after the Confederation Line is extended: Route 5 extended along Wellington Street and Booth Street in Ottawa, the Chaudière Bridge across the Ottawa River, then Eddy Street and Alexander Tache Boulevard in Gatineau, ending at Promenade / Terrasses De La Chaudière. Route 58 running along Woodroffe, passing through Carlingwood, then returning to Woodroffe, as part of being adjusted to operate between Moodie and New Orchard.
  11. With the new line, I would have the segment between Lincoln Fields and St. Laurent numbered route 6, to differeniate it from the segment between Billings Bridge and St. Laurent. If the Bank Street underground rail line goes ahead, the next thing to do will be to have current route 5 renumbered 8. As for what would remain of current route 6, it will most likely be renumbered 146 and shortened to operate between Greenboro and Billings Bridge, with service in the Downtown area replaced by an extension of route 10.
  12. A list of those retired at least as far back as 1998: 8502, 8505-8510, 8512, 8514-8516, 8518-8527, 8530-8533, 8601-8602, 8610, 8612, 8618-8620, 8624, 8626, 8629-8630, 8634, 8636, 8639, 8641, 8643-8644, 8647-8649, 8651, 8724-8726, 8728, 8733-8734, 8738, 8744, 8748-8749, 8751, 8754, 8756, 8762, 8841, 8844, 8850, 8853, 8863, 8865 and 8870. If any of those were retired in previous years, it will be useful information, because it is possible some were retired in 1996 and 1997.
  13. With 7601, 7609-7611, 7613, 7616-7617, 7619 and 7631 listed as retired before any buses from 1993 were delivered, I figure all nine of those were retired in 1992. If I am correct, 7501-7503, 7505, 7508, 7513-7514, 7517, 7519, 7523, 7530, 7533, 7543, 7545, 7551, 7560, 7563-7564, 5704, 5706, 5711, 5718, 5721, 5727-5728, 5730, 5732, 5734, 5738-5739, 5741-5742, 5744-5745, 5750-5751 and 5761-5766 were retired in 1991, with 5706 being brought back to service less than eight years later.
  14. 7521, 5746, 5757 and 7608 were retired in 2000. If I am correct, 7552, 7562, 7802 and 7831 were also retired that year.
  15. 8501, 8503, 8511, 8517, 8528-8529, 8603-8605, 8607-8609, 8611, 8613-8616, 8621-8623, 8631, 8633, 8638, 8640, 8642, 8646, 8652-8654, 8719, 8721-8723, 8729-8730, 8732, 8735, 8737, 8739-8740, 8743, 8750, 8752, 8755, 8757-8761, 8763, 8846-8847, 8851, 8855-8856, 8862, 8864 and 8866-8869 were retired in 2002. As far as I know, 8530-8533 and 8870 were retired in 1998, when OC Transpo started using 25 Orion-Ikarus articulated buses previously used by Toronto Transit Commission.
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