VIA Bus Observations: Week of 4/8/18

 

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2001 NABI #866 seen Out of Service near Crossroads P/R.  Photo taken on August 10, 2017.  This bus is currently in storage but not retired yet.  And it still has that wrap on it.

 

Another week has gone by so quick that I barely recall what happened at all.  Luckily, I write everything down day by day so I can go remember the week’s events.  And it has been a very interest week of weird bus sightings.  Let’s get to it:

Sunday 4/8/18:

  • NABI’s in service:
    • None
  • NABI’s at Garage:
    • Didn’t get a chance to look
  • Maintenance Notes:
    • None
  • Weird Sightings:
    • None

Monday 4/9/18:

  • NABI’s in service:
    • 942, route 550
  • NABI’s at Garage:
    • Didn’t get a chance to look
  • Maintenance Notes:
    • None
  • Weird Sightings:
    • 390 (2010 DE40LFR) working route 534
    • 378 (2010 DE40LFR) working route 534
    • 376 (2010 DE40LFR) working routes 90/36 (non-Elmendorf tripper)

Tuesday 4/10/18:

  • NABI’s in service:
    • N/A
  • NABI’s at Garage:
    • N/A
  • Maintenance Notes:
    • N/A
  • Weird Sightings:
    • N/A

Wednesday 4/11/18:

  • NABI’s in service:
    • 943, routes 24/4
  • NABI’s at Garage:
    • 859, 842, 913, 912, 850, 863
  • Maintenance Notes:
    • 275 (2005 D40LF) still has no engine and has been sitting in its stall like this since early February 2018.
    • 414 (2016 XN40) front right side bumper damage
  • Weird Sightings
    • 379 (2010 DE40LFR) working route 95 (block 3).  This has become a regular sighting, seeing a hybrid bus work this block weekdays.  I still don’t know why.

Thursday 4/12/18:

  • NABI’s in service:
    • 912, route 26/20
    • 903, route 36 to Elmendorf
  • NABI’s at Garage:
    • 863, 859, 842
  • Maintenance Notes:
    • 913 (2001 NABI) getting rear end repainted
    • 950 (2010 NABI CNG) finally placed in the shop to find fuel leak
    • 377 (2010 DE40LFR) had battery compartment door replaced.  Still missing front right mirror and MDT
  • Weird Sightings:
    • 392 (2010 DE40LFR) working route 95 (block 3)

Friday 4/13/18:

  • NABI’s in service:
    • N/A
  • NABI’s at Garage:
    • 859, 863, 937, 941, 942, 866, 850, 911
  • Maintenance Notes:
    • 951 (2012 NABI 60-BRT) seen broken down (completely dead) at 4:45 am heading into downtown at Crossroads Station
    • 954 (2012 NABI 60-BRT) seen being towed by a big rig tow truck back to VIA with the maintenance support tow truck right behind it.  This is a first for me, as usually I see VIA’s tow trucks push PRIMO buses back to the yard and not a big rig.
    • 913 (2001 NABI) still getting rear repainted
  • Weird Sightings:
    • 382 (2010 DE40LFR) working route 95 (block 3)

Saturday 4/14/18:

  • NABI’s in service:
    • None
  • NABI’s at Garage:
    • 859, 863, 904, 850
  • Maintenance Notes:
    • 382 (2010 DE40LFR) red tagged for unknown reason.  This bus was just in service yesterday on route 95.
    • 672 (2017 Nova CNG) red tagged for unknown reason
    • 950 (2010 NABI CNG) still in the shop
  • Weird Sightings:
    • None

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