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Next Tuskegee Warriors?

Posted by BigBusDriver on Mon Jul 30 14:10:01 2012

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This was seen in The Tuskegee Airmen depot the other day.
New Flyer Articulated EXCELSIOR 60 foot model!

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Sorry about the quality.....


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Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?

Posted by mcorivervsaf on Mon Jul 30 14:25:48 2012, in response to Next Tuskegee Warriors?, posted by BigBusDriver on Mon Jul 30 14:10:01 2012.

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Nice shots! Don't worry about the quality, they look just fine!

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Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?

Posted by busway flyer on Mon Jul 30 14:38:39 2012, in response to Next Tuskegee Warriors?, posted by BigBusDriver on Mon Jul 30 14:10:01 2012.

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Is this another NF-XD60 order (04700-04789) apart from the current NF-XD60 order (01000-01089) or is it a renumber of the 01000-01089 order ?

South Florida Transitfan

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Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?

Posted by R36 #9346 on Mon Jul 30 15:41:30 2012, in response to Next Tuskegee Warriors?, posted by BigBusDriver on Mon Jul 30 14:10:01 2012.

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That's a nice looking bus!

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Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?

Posted by BigBusDriver on Mon Jul 30 16:13:52 2012, in response to Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?, posted by mcorivervsaf on Mon Jul 30 14:25:48 2012.

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Thanks!

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Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?

Posted by BigBusDriver on Mon Jul 30 16:18:19 2012, in response to Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?, posted by busway flyer on Mon Jul 30 14:38:39 2012.

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Not sure about what order it's from, but I am happy to see many of the things from the original New Flyer Artics- a left side mirror that you don't have to leave the bus to clean off (like the Novas), an actual turntable to make this one a true artic, too (Nova only rotates on back half) and it's 60 ft, not Nova 62ft. Most noticeable is that the front door overhang is not as pronounced as the Nova.


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Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?

Posted by BigBusDriver on Mon Jul 30 16:19:18 2012, in response to Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?, posted by R36 #9346 on Mon Jul 30 15:41:30 2012.

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Can't wait to roll it down the road. I have a feeling that most TAM B/O will take this over the Nova.

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Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?

Posted by WayneJay on Mon Jul 30 16:44:19 2012, in response to Next Tuskegee Warriors?, posted by BigBusDriver on Mon Jul 30 14:10:01 2012.

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Cool! I'm happy that NYCTA's fleet is nicely diverse after being so boring for so long.

LOL is exactly what you should do for any complaints.

Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?

Posted by Gold_12TH on Mon Jul 30 17:13:42 2012, in response to Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?, posted by busway flyer on Mon Jul 30 14:38:39 2012.

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There is no 5 digit numbering scheme.
This bus maybe renumbered from #1000s to #4700s.

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Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?

Posted by CJ on Mon Jul 30 17:17:56 2012, in response to Next Tuskegee Warriors?, posted by BigBusDriver on Mon Jul 30 14:10:01 2012.

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The quality of your pictures is nice. Thanks for taking the pics.

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Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?

Posted by (4) Lexington Av Exp on Mon Jul 30 17:28:49 2012, in response to Next Tuskegee Warriors?, posted by BigBusDriver on Mon Jul 30 14:10:01 2012.

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Is it me or do those buses have the blue blinking lights like the Novas do instead of orange like most of the other MTA buses?

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Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?

Posted by Gold_12TH on Mon Jul 30 17:37:23 2012, in response to Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?, posted by (4) Lexington Av Exp on Mon Jul 30 17:28:49 2012.

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All new artics will have blue lights, it would be easier to converted from local/limited to SBS.

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Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?

Posted by joe on Mon Jul 30 17:40:42 2012, in response to Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?, posted by Gold_12TH on Mon Jul 30 17:37:23 2012.

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Where is this Tuskegee garage? Thanks.

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Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?

Posted by Kriston Lewis on Mon Jul 30 17:43:47 2012, in response to Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?, posted by joe on Mon Jul 30 17:40:42 2012.

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Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?

Posted by Gold_12TH on Mon Jul 30 17:45:24 2012, in response to Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?, posted by joe on Mon Jul 30 17:40:42 2012.

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1552 Lexington Avenue (100 Street at the corner)

It use to be 100th Street depot

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Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?

Posted by Bill from Maspeth on Mon Jul 30 19:04:34 2012, in response to Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?, posted by busway flyer on Mon Jul 30 14:38:39 2012.

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Not to be technical, but #'s 4700/01/02 are already taken by Orion VII hybrids.

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Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?

Posted by Joe on Mon Jul 30 19:17:56 2012, in response to Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?, posted by Gold_12TH on Mon Jul 30 17:45:24 2012.

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Thanks for showing the location.
Joe

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Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?

Posted by BigBusDriver on Mon Jul 30 20:56:02 2012, in response to Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?, posted by CJ on Mon Jul 30 17:17:56 2012.

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You're very welcome!

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Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?

Posted by BigBusDriver on Mon Jul 30 20:58:28 2012, in response to Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?, posted by joe on Mon Jul 30 17:40:42 2012.

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Old 100th ST. Depot.
Was renamed this year to honor the Tuskegee Airmen of WWII. Most people call it "Tuskegee", except some die hards, like Danny At 103rd St!

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Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?

Posted by Q11-Woodhaven on Mon Jul 30 21:09:46 2012, in response to Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?, posted by Bill from Maspeth on Mon Jul 30 19:04:34 2012.

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Looks this batch will be 4710-4799.

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Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?

Posted by Bx36Ltd on Mon Jul 30 22:18:46 2012, in response to Next Tuskegee Warriors?, posted by BigBusDriver on Mon Jul 30 14:10:01 2012.

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I thought these were gona be numbered 1000/1089? Did they renumber 1000?

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Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?

Posted by DaRidgewoodBusBuff on Tue Jul 31 02:37:01 2012, in response to Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?, posted by Q11-Woodhaven on Mon Jul 30 21:09:46 2012.

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These numbers seem so out of place for an artic order. Right in between two 40ft bus sets. What's wrong with using 1290 and up?

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Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?

Posted by Bill from Maspeth on Tue Jul 31 04:51:18 2012, in response to Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?, posted by Bx36Ltd on Mon Jul 30 22:18:46 2012.

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I guess they changed their mind!

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Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?

Posted by Bill from Maspeth on Tue Jul 31 05:06:45 2012, in response to Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?, posted by Bx36Ltd on Mon Jul 30 22:18:46 2012.

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I was confused too.

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Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?

Posted by AMoreira81 on Tue Jul 31 09:12:48 2012, in response to Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?, posted by DaRidgewoodBusBuff on Tue Jul 31 02:37:01 2012.

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1290 is slated for the next artic order after this.

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Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?

Posted by Mack C-49 on Tue Jul 31 15:31:23 2012, in response to Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?, posted by BigBusDriver on Mon Jul 30 16:19:18 2012.

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Why?

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Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?

Posted by BigBusDriver on Tue Jul 31 16:34:01 2012, in response to Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?, posted by Mack C-49 on Tue Jul 31 15:31:23 2012.

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The Nova isn't what it's cracked up to be. Sure, the ride is smooth, but when I was an infant, I was smooth, too.
As usual, no one that OPERATES the bus had ANYTHING to do with the DESIGN.
1) It's NOT a true Artic. The center "turntable" sin't a turntable at all. The front is rigid and only the rear rotates, so it turns like a 39' U-Haul truck with a trailer on a ball and hitch coupling.
2) Operator's side mirror can NOT be cleaned or manually adjusted from inside the bus. In a snowstorm, if the mirror isn't heated (it's not), how does it get cleared of snow? The B/O secures the bus, GETS OUT, WALKS AROUND THE FRONT, CLEARS THE SNOW OFF, THEN gets back in the bus!
Lose power to the remote mirror control? Better get help to MANUALLY adjust it!
3) Same drivers' side mirror is mounted way LOWER than New Flyer models. How is this bad? New depots (Tuskegee and Mother Clara Hale) have ramps to go up and downstairs. The ramp guardrail is at the EXACT height of the stupid mirror!
4) The bad guy Dutch door: weighs a metric TON! If not closed, it can (and does) SLAM closed, knocking the stuffing out of anything in its way! Also closes all by itself on ankles! OUCH!

Leave it to say, the new New Flyer will be a HIT with the B/O's!


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Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?

Posted by mr mabstoa on Tue Jul 31 18:30:46 2012, in response to Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?, posted by joe on Mon Jul 30 17:40:42 2012.

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Atlanta?

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Re: Next Tuskegee Warriors?

Posted by North-Easten T/O on Wed Aug 1 07:55:44 2012, in response to Next Tuskegee Warriors?, posted by BigBusDriver on Mon Jul 30 14:10:01 2012.

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Oh look they getting an RTS back from my days at Ulmer Park. LOL


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