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bsaund09
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Posted - 02/05/2007 :  3:30:59 PM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Chesapeake Schools have got the new style Vision Bluebird that looks really sharp to. I saw Bus 110 pulling in behind me at my high school activity run. It is a 72 passanger but everything else looks pretty much the same the front bumper has a redesign also not often you see them do that much redesign.

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poor_driver
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Posted - 02/08/2007 :  05:02:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
bsaund09


When did Suffolk City Schools change over from Nansemond County Public Schools?

Anyone want a Job? Henrico County Public schools is looking for a transportation director, look at the ad in the school bus fleet classifieds
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bsaund09
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Posted - 02/08/2007 :  09:42:09 AM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
poor driver-- they have been City of Suffolk Public Schools as long as I can remember. you might have to research to get an answer to that question.

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poor_driver
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Posted - 02/08/2007 :  2:16:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
ten four bsaund09 i'll do some checking
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bsaund09
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Posted - 02/12/2007 :  3:21:56 PM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Va.Beach is actually fixing the poorly running CNG buses all 4 HDXs have sat still since early November. According to what I have heard they are attempting to fix them I know the newest two were gone last month. It will be interesting to see how far they get this time. I do like how quiet they are when they are running.

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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 03/05/2007 :  2:36:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I apologize, but I forgot who on here is the person from Williams Bus Lines. Whoever you are, could you send me an e-mail. Click the e-mail thing in my profile.
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IC-RE
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Posted - 03/05/2007 :  2:39:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit IC-RE's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That would be Disneynuts

bus 1980, a 2008 IC RE 300 for Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, Virginia.
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IC-RE
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Posted - 03/05/2007 :  7:47:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit IC-RE's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Now I know why we don't have dual stop arms on our 2008 buses,.... THEY ARE OPTIONAL, but before were not permitted http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/suptsmemos/2006/reg010.html

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 - 03/06/2007 :  4:17:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes. Those units were pilots.
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IC-RE
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Posted - 03/06/2007 :  7:19:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit IC-RE's Homepage  Reply with Quote
They have them I know on CE's, but hey 1629, do you know if they have them on any C2s, HDX's or REs??

bus 1980, a 2008 IC RE 300 for Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, Virginia.
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BusFreak
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Posted - 03/06/2007 :  10:03:19 PM  Show Profile  Send BusFreak an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Arlington County has dual stop arms on all of their C2s, and newest HDXs. I believe that counts for two generations of C2s, and one generatoin of HDX. I do not however, know the model years of these buses, but they had the first C2s during last school year at some point.

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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 03/07/2007 :  03:29:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I believe loudoun only has them on the CE's.
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disneynuts
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Posted - 03/07/2007 :  08:00:15 AM  Show Profile  Visit disneynuts's Homepage  Reply with Quote
you know williams had the c2 with dual stop arms before arlington.
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BusFreak
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Posted - 03/07/2007 :  08:24:28 AM  Show Profile  Send BusFreak an AOL message  Reply with Quote
No suprise to me. Williams has always been one step ahead of the rest.

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Gini
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Posted - 03/08/2007 :  07:46:50 AM  Show Profile  Send Gini an AOL message  Reply with Quote
naw, the shorty makes the C2 look decent!

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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 03/08/2007 :  12:54:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frederick County schools has several shorty C2's with wheelchair lifts. I used to have pictures, until my hard drive crashed.

Edited by - IC RE 1629 on 03/08/2007 12:55:07 PM
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bsaund09
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Posted - 03/09/2007 :  07:34:59 AM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
We have severval C2 52 passanger handicap buses rolling in Va Beach now they actually look pretty good have pics of a couple of them. I think they were getting 14 of them this year.They now have two of the 4 HDX CNG buses back in service. I still think the IC conventional with that International front is the coolest looking bus around.

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Gini
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Posted - 03/09/2007 :  09:13:00 AM  Show Profile  Send Gini an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Brian- you have such good taste!

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bsaund09
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Posted - 03/10/2007 :  3:17:12 PM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Gini , I have always thought an International Ward(Amtran,IC) bus have always made an awesome looking combination. I still think the 1978 Ford Bluebird is still the one that would be my favorite look of all times but an International has always driven better then a Ford.

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ltrain2001
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Posted - 03/10/2007 :  8:54:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just out of curiousity, are there any 4 way buses still in school service in Virginia?
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IC-RE
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Posted - 03/10/2007 :  8:57:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit IC-RE's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm sure! We just got ride of our last 1987 International Ward this past year and it had a 4-way system, so I am sure there are some in service somewhere in Virginia!

bus 1980, a 2008 IC RE 300 for Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, Virginia.
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Kodie
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Posted - 03/10/2007 :  9:08:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Going off topic but superiorgmc1963 (Ted Pelky) updated his site.(1998 BB TC/2000 FE, 2007 Thomas C2. Check it out.
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thomas86_a
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Posted - 03/10/2007 :  9:53:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit thomas86_a's Homepage  Send thomas86_a an AOL message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by IC Dave

Going off topic but superiorgmc1963 (Ted Pelky) updated his site.(1998 BB TC/2000 FE, 2007 Thomas C2. Check it out.



How many times are you going to mention this? And how many times are you going to say "hate to go off topic" or "going off topic" Quit going off the damn topic! Start a new thread if it is that big of a deal.

If you have an International, you NEED customer service.
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bsaund09
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Posted - 03/11/2007 :  04:28:50 AM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Itrain2001-- Some of the rural counties might still have some of the 4 warning light system buses on the road as spares but i think that would be rare as they were last purchased in 1986-87. The city of Chesapeake is saling some of their 4 ways now not sure if that gets rid of all of them. A privately owned bus company in Norfolk still has some of them in their fleet but very rarely do you see them being used.

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disneynuts
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Posted - 03/11/2007 :  05:35:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit disneynuts's Homepage  Reply with Quote
brian,

could you tell me the name of the private company in Norfolk. Sometime we need help in the area when we take groups to Williamsburg, and the Tidewater area for sports. Thanks
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bsaund09
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Posted - 03/11/2007 :  07:07:08 AM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
disneynuts--- Transquest part of Dominion Motor Coaches was the company I referred to they hold a contract with most of the large private schools in this area and also do charter work. They were orginally part of Virginia Overland and have changed names a couple of times.

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disneynuts
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Posted - 03/12/2007 :  01:39:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit disneynuts's Homepage  Reply with Quote
thanks brian
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Drew19
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Posted - 03/12/2007 :  7:53:07 PM  Show Profile  Send Drew19 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by IC RE 1629

Our 2002-present buses can activate the reds without opening the door. You activate the amber lights, then flip the door switch to "WRN LIGHTS". The door switch is a 3-point toggle. From top to bottom, you have the following 3 positions: Door Open, Warning Lights, and Door Close.



I remeber you can activate the reds on Thomas and amtrans buses in fcps, that starting with 97 at least.
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Drew19
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Posted - 03/12/2007 :  8:05:13 PM  Show Profile  Send Drew19 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by IC RE 1629

Frederick County schools has several shorty C2's with wheelchair lifts. I used to have pictures, until my hard drive crashed.



pats, that's why I always back up mine,
I see a C2 in my neighbor hood about everyday, nice looking, alot of times thought it's dirty.

Btw Gini I live in ashburn too, I live near Briar Woods.

Edited by - Drew19 on 03/12/2007 8:09:20 PM
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Gini
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Posted - 03/12/2007 :  10:34:47 PM  Show Profile  Send Gini an AOL message  Reply with Quote
hey Drew- glad to meet you! i'm next to the little Giant, not far from Stone Bridge HS. so you're down near the new HS? i don't go down Belmont Ridge as much as in the past, friends i used to do pet sitting for down in South Riding moved to Chantilly. when i first moved out here, i parked @ a school in Centreville, & used to cut thru Arcola to get to my bus. it's changed!

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Drew19
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Posted - 03/18/2007 :  08:26:40 AM  Show Profile  Send Drew19 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Oh okay, after I moved from Herndon, I used to live near the old police station, We moved here almost four years ago. I went to south lakes, then once we moved went to stone bridge.
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Gini
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Posted - 03/18/2007 :  1:34:53 PM  Show Profile  Send Gini an AOL message  Reply with Quote
ahh, so you moved out here AFTER civilization came! i was fortunate enough to see what it was like while the east still had a lot of rural areas. when i 1st lived here, we had to go to Leesburg, Sterling, or Herndon just to get groceries.

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bsaund09
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Posted - 03/18/2007 :  3:51:34 PM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Some days I wish i lived in a rural area. I guess rural area school bus drivers face the same challanges everyday just with a different twist.

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Gini
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Posted - 03/18/2007 :  4:36:23 PM  Show Profile  Send Gini an AOL message  Reply with Quote
yeah, they do. here in Loudoun, while the east has been "Fairfaxed", the rest of the county still has a lot of dirt/gravel roads, w/ a good part in the Blue Ridge, hence all the school closings.
i'd love to live out farther.

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Lena
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Posted - 03/18/2007 :  6:05:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
just a little tidbit of info....Do any of you know where "Glengyle" is? It's an estate heading west on route 50, just before Gilbert's Corner, near Aldie....

That's where me and my hubby were married 20 years ago. I was their "gardener" and I loved loved loved working there! Anyone familiar?

Most smiles are started by another smile...
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