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IC-RE
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Posted - 01/28/2006 :  7:58:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit IC-RE's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Oh okay, I forgot, in your county they have buses assigned based on routes, and not drivers like here in Fairfax. Here no matter where a driver goes and no matter what route they are assigned, they keep their own bus until they are elligible for a newer one. This applies unless a driver tranfers to another area in the county.

bus 1980, a 2008 IC RE 300 for Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, Virginia.
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IC
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Posted - 01/28/2006 :  8:37:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey guys....disneynuts signed one of his recent posts with his real name. It ended in WILLIAMS....so I thinks he's more than a WBL driver... ;-)
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IC-RE
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Posted - 02/17/2006 :  3:05:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit IC-RE's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Today I saw my first C2 in person. I was behind a Prince Georges county C2 on I 66 today, nice bus, black window frames look wierd though. I wish I would have caught the number

bus 1980, a 2008 IC RE 300 for Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, Virginia.
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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 02/17/2006 :  4:24:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I didn't know Prince George's had any C2's. The C2 is becoming popular around the D.C. Metro Area.

Edited by - IC RE 1629 on 03/02/2006 3:10:50 PM
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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 02/17/2006 :  4:26:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My original Webshots page reached full capacity. I opened a new page up. I added photos from the 2005 Spotsylvania/Caroline County Bus Roadeo. Enjoy!
http://community.webshots.com/user/IC1629
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722
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Posted - 02/17/2006 :  5:01:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
and there are more C2's to come in Virginia ......
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specialneeds54
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Posted - 02/17/2006 :  5:21:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
great Pictures I wish I could have been There maybe Next Year if it is held in Fredericksburg again
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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 02/18/2006 :  05:30:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
722, who else has got C2's coming in Va? I know Williams has them, Loudoun, Prince William, Frederick, Spotsylvania. Who else?
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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 02/18/2006 :  05:31:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey does anyone know anything about Loudoun's IC CE's?
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IC-RE
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Posted - 02/18/2006 :  10:20:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit IC-RE's Homepage  Reply with Quote
bus801 said they were 64 pax, and VAdriver was saying that since their buses are assigned based on route and not by driver seniority, these buses were replacing older Conventional buses that were assigned for very rural routes.

bus 1980, a 2008 IC RE 300 for Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, Virginia.
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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 02/18/2006 :  1:25:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I wonder if Loudoun uses the same contract system we use. I wonder how they decide what buses they are going to buy.

Loudoun's fleet is becoming more and more diverse. Here is a list of current models they have:

Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2
Thomas Saf-T-Liner HDX
Thomas Saf-T-Liner MVP ER
Thomas Freightliner Conventional
Thomas International Conventional
Thomas Vista International
Thomas Minotour
AmTran RE
IC RE
IC CE
Blue Bird TC/2000 RE

This is almost the same amount of different models we currently own.
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IC-RE
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Posted - 02/18/2006 :  9:33:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit IC-RE's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I am guessing that the larger orders like the HDX and IC RE's are on a yearly bidding schedule, and the C2 and CE's were randomly ordered?

bus 1980, a 2008 IC RE 300 for Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, Virginia.
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IC
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Posted - 02/19/2006 :  12:11:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey, I saw a Stafford County IC-RE Activity Bus the other day over near GMU. Snow white and lookin GOOD!

PS: it even had a big ole IC badge on the rear bumper!
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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 02/19/2006 :  06:38:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
IC-RE, that must be how they do it. I can't figure any other way.
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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 02/19/2006 :  09:04:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I made another update to the new page.

I added photos of Prince William County buses. I visited their main lot over spring break in 2004. Please note that many of the buses I have pictured may now be retired. Also note that I don't have totally accurate model year information for Prince William's buses. I plan to visit them again this spring to take better photos and hopefully get more accurate information.

I also added pictures of Fauquier County buses. I've never visited their main lot, but want to badly. I can't get a hold of anyone from transportation over their. The photos I have though, are of buses that I've found parked at schools and other misc. places. Enjoy!

http://community.webshots.com/user/IC1629
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IC-RE
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Posted - 02/19/2006 :  10:02:33 AM  Show Profile  Visit IC-RE's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by IC

Hey, I saw a Stafford County IC-RE Activity Bus the other day over near GMU. Snow white and lookin GOOD!

PS: it even had a big ole IC badge on the rear bumper!



Stafford went IC?? Yes thats what I like to hear. I think they were strictly Thomas for YEARS

bus 1980, a 2008 IC RE 300 for Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, Virginia.
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Bus 801
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Posted - 02/19/2006 :  11:24:29 AM  Show Profile  Send Bus 801 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Stafford started buying IC CE buses last year. That is all they are buying now,64 passenger buses. They do have 5 Activity buses.

Rob
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http://community.webshots.com/user/bus801

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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 02/19/2006 :  12:39:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What county is Stafford next to? Anyone know where they park their buses?
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Bus 801
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Posted - 02/19/2006 :  1:29:19 PM  Show Profile  Send Bus 801 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Stafford is right below Prince William county. They have 294 buses and 5 Activity buses now.

Rob
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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 02/19/2006 :  1:34:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Rob. I ought to look at visiting them sometime soon.
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BusFreak
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Posted - 02/19/2006 :  1:55:54 PM  Show Profile  Send BusFreak an AOL message  Reply with Quote
You can Kinda sorta see one of their yards off of 95 South through the trees...I typically miss it though, because you really have to be looking for it. I'd give you a land mark, but everything looks the same on that highway at that point.

PS...Stafford has a whole slew of Blue BIrd Internationals with fairly simple specs. They have air brakes, air doors, auto tranny, white roof, and the best spec is the DT466E. They are good buses though!

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Bus 801
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Posted - 02/19/2006 :  1:59:11 PM  Show Profile  Send Bus 801 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
It is right after Exit 136, go under the Mountain View Road bridge on 95 and it will be on the right going south.

Rob
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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 02/19/2006 :  3:25:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'll definetely try to visit their facility this spring.
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722
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Posted - 02/19/2006 :  4:21:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by IC RE 1629

722, who else has got C2's coming in Va? I know Williams has them, Loudoun, Prince William, Frederick, Spotsylvania. Who else?

Falls Church & Arlington currently have them and other local districts have them on order. Keep your eyes open....
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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 02/23/2006 :  11:59:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I found out that both 377 and 378 of Prince William County are being used as "billboards" as was already mentioned. One bus is at Garfield HS as mentioned, the other is at the Hooe Rd. lot. Judging by what I was told by my buddy at PWC, the fate of these two buses is not yet known.
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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 02/23/2006 :  1:24:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I updated the Prince William County album on my new Webshots page. I removed three of the pictures. The three 1990 BB Chevy's were removed, because I have confirmed that they were retired.
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The Thomas Vista
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Posted - 03/02/2006 :  3:13:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by IC RE 1629

722, who else has got C2's coming in Va? I know Williams has them, Loudoun, Prince William, Frederick, Spotsylvania. Who else?


I saw one in Amherst County markings.

Dan
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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 03/03/2006 :  02:43:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They are becoming more popular in VA then I would have guessed. Wow!
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BusFreak
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Posted - 03/03/2006 :  11:54:00 AM  Show Profile  Send BusFreak an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Hopefully, someone will be able to help me here...

So, Today, I was going down the Dulles Toll road towards the Airport, and saw a VERY intersting school bus. It was a Thomas HDX, spected similar to a Fairfax bus (obviously, it wasnt though, since it was a Thomas HDX) and had air conditioning, and the works. Intersting though, it had some CRAZY graphics up the sides. Not quite sure what they said, as it was going by quickly, but the grahpics were kinda blue and grey. This is the second time Ive seen this bus, and both times have been in Fairfax County, however I see alot of different districts buses in Fairfax County. The bus looks to be a normal Thomas HDX with high head room from the front, but again, the sides are painted with this graphic! ANyone else seen this bus?

OH, and I saw Williams Bus Lines C2 today on the toll road as well....NICE BUS!

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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 03/03/2006 :  12:03:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It may have been a Williams Bus. It sure can't be a public school bus, because VA State Reg's do NOT allow any kind of special graphics. It could have also belonged to some private school or a bus contractor from neighboring Maryland.
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IC-RE
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Posted - 03/03/2006 :  2:41:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit IC-RE's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Busfreak, that is a Naismith private school bus, they have an 01 HDX, and an 04 HDX with the blue banners down each side. That school is right near my house, and on the same road as my middle school. I live 2 minutes from this school. They also have an early 90's Blue Bird Chevy.

bus 1980, a 2008 IC RE 300 for Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, Virginia.
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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 03/03/2006 :  4:15:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
IC-RE, do you have pictures of these buses?
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IC-RE
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Posted - 03/03/2006 :  9:18:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit IC-RE's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I can try to snap a few this weekend but they will be from afar because these buses are secured and locked it by a gate.

bus 1980, a 2008 IC RE 300 for Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, Virginia.
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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 03/04/2006 :  05:18:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Do your best. I can't wait to see the pics!
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poor_driver
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Posted - 03/05/2006 :  10:26:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There are two yards i see on 95 north...i think one is Prince William and the other is Stafford. one has alot of thomas transit style buses...it's right as you pass the trucker scale house "chicken coop"..the other (if you're going north is on the left) i see alot of blubirds and waynes that it looks like they are getting rid of.


oh yea..there is one in fairfax going south on 95...i think it's a special needs bus shop.
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