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vabuslover
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Posted - 05/12/2007 :  6:59:11 PM  Show Profile  Click to see vabuslover's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
BusFreak, how would I be able to view the bid sheets for Newport News buses? I go looking for that kind of thing all the time but never find it.

Edited by - vabuslover on 05/12/2007 7:00:08 PM
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InoYamanakaFanboy
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Posted - 05/12/2007 :  8:37:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
does anyone have any pictures of any newport news buses. If so can you post them?
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InoYamanakaFanboy
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Posted - 05/12/2007 :  8:43:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by bsaund09

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.



that's funny, the newport news 110 is a 2005 Blue Bird Vision. except it is a 65 passenger with a wheelchair lift.
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InoYamanakaFanboy
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Posted - 05/12/2007 :  9:06:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


My bus for 7th grade and this year, 19, a Thomas Saf-T-Liner EF
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poor_driver
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Posted - 05/15/2007 :  4:19:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I see that Dinwiddie County has some of the new visions also. I saw one the other day parkd beside one of the older style visions..what a difference a new cowl makes! i thought the old style was hideous, i love the new look.


Traveling up 29 from Danville i noticed that pittsylvania county, instead of trading their buses in to sonnymerryman, they have alot of late 80's thomas fords and gmc's chevys both four and eight light systems off the highway in a field for sale to the public i think. I really couldn't get a good look because i was soo shocked to see those golden beauties that i almost ran off of the road...If anyone is from the Chatham or Campbell or Pittsylvania county are on here can help me out on what is happening?
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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 05/15/2007 :  4:34:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Anyone know what district these might belong too?
http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=492743109&size=o
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Allamericanre
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Posted - 05/15/2007 :  5:11:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by IC RE 1629

Anyone know what district these might belong too?
http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=492743109&size=o



Those look like FCPS buses by the position of the numbers.

 http://www.flickr.com/groups/schoolbus/

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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 05/15/2007 :  5:34:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They aren't FCPS buses, that's why I asked. Here's some differences:

1955 - FCPS 1955 is an 08' RE
1938 - FCPS 1938 is an 08' RE
292 - There is no Bus 292 in the FCPS fleet currently
128 - We have no BB AA RE's in our fleet
Etc....
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BusFreak
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Posted - 05/15/2007 :  6:23:07 PM  Show Profile  Send BusFreak an AOL message  Reply with Quote
I'm going to GUESS that atleast the IC REs are from Henrico County, as they are numbering buses in the thousands. As far as I know, they are the only non-Northern Virginia district that has unit numbers that high. Just a guess though.

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poor_driver
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Posted - 05/16/2007 :  11:38:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Chesterfield has numbers that high and i'm pretty sure Albermarle does also.
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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 05/28/2007 :  08:16:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Do we have anyone here with any knowledge of Fauquier County's fleet? I have some buses I need help figuring out model years. Any help would be appreciated.
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BusFreak
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Posted - 05/28/2007 :  11:59:55 AM  Show Profile  Send BusFreak an AOL message  Reply with Quote
I've got a good grap on their fleet. 95 they got Carpenter Internationals. 96 through 2000, they got Blue Bird Internationals and Thomas Internationals. Starting in around 2001, they got International ICs (now known as the CE), and thats what they've gotten ever since. Most of the older style Internationals fronts are manual transmission, with the T444E. If you email me some of the pictures in question, there are some tell tale signs for the model years that I can point out for you. masonguy81 at yahoo .

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Drew19
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Posted - 05/28/2007 :  2:18:14 PM  Show Profile  Send Drew19 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Back to LCPS Buses, I seen a few newer IC RE's with the badge on the sides saying RE 300. There are a few older ones that say international re on the back.
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BusFreak
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Posted - 05/28/2007 :  6:22:56 PM  Show Profile  Send BusFreak an AOL message  Reply with Quote
The Rule in Virginia is no body logos. Chassis logos are OK. on International/IC products, it's hard to tell where the chassis ends, and the body begins. That's why the bumper logo on the ICs are allowed, as are a few other brandings.

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Drew19
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Posted - 05/28/2007 :  6:53:40 PM  Show Profile  Send Drew19 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Not all of the units have them like you said some of them are allowed.

Wonder though doesn't some of bb's in Va have those logo's up top? how are those allowed?

Edited by - Drew19 on 05/28/2007 7:08:12 PM
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BusFreak
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Posted - 05/28/2007 :  7:47:46 PM  Show Profile  Send BusFreak an AOL message  Reply with Quote
None that are owned by tax dollars.

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bsaund09
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Posted - 05/29/2007 :  06:57:19 AM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Logos on a Va State School Board owned school bus would be a huge infraction in some places they might overlook it but not in Virginia. One inspector back in the '90s when they use to try and inspect every fleet before school opened for infractions the one guy made them peal off the inside label from BlueBird that said "your childrens safety is our business" . He made everyone of them come off and that label had been up there for many many years. I am suprized the emblems on the grill have survived but some of that thorough inspecting has ceased.

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bsaund09
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Posted - 06/03/2007 :  8:01:32 PM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Does anyone know why the Town of West Point Public Schools have so many different items on the bus. I noticed they have a Bluebird with turn signals on the front mounted under the front windows not normal in Virginia and i noticed one of them had backup lights the size of the large brake and turn signal cover. They are state gov't licensed buses to.

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IC-RE
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Posted - 06/03/2007 :  8:11:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit IC-RE's Homepage  Reply with Quote
We have LED turn signals mounted under the windshield on our 2 CEs

bus 1980, a 2008 IC RE 300 for Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, Virginia.
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BusFreak
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Posted - 06/03/2007 :  10:55:01 PM  Show Profile  Send BusFreak an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Brian, the state mandates reverse lights of ATLEAST 4 inches. I know of a few districts who spec the larger 7 inch ones. As for the turn signals under the windshield, they are allowed in Virginia, just not required. They often dont show up, because of the slightly added cost. West point might have bought some stock buses from the dealership, in which case, the dealer spected them the way they wanted. It's kindof like the second roof hatch...Not required in Virginia (unless its an 84-90 passenger bus I think), but mose districts spec them on 78 passenger buses. A few districts even spec the second hatch on their special ed shorties.

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Drew19
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Posted - 06/04/2007 :  11:14:52 AM  Show Profile  Send Drew19 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Don't like those large back up lights.

Having extra flashers make it easier to notice if it's light out.
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bsaund09
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Posted - 06/04/2007 :  1:45:34 PM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Yeah , I just curious the bus with turn signals under the window was a Vision at first I thought they were just Maryland buses but then I read the side of it but part of of what through me was that they had no front license plate mounted on the Vision. I don't believe other then transits I have not seen the signals up there expect out of state or private because I believe Virginia use to require signals attached to the cow of the bus.Transits sort of changed everything.

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IC-RE
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Posted - 06/04/2007 :  2:06:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit IC-RE's Homepage  Reply with Quote
We have the signals under the windshield AND on the cowl of the bus, but because ours on Internationals, they are integrated with the headlights

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 - 06/11/2007 :  3:20:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/1442183311058825394yCUYAL

A Loudoun Bus. I can tell by the flag sticker near the number. A signature of the Loudoun buses.
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Drew19
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Posted - 06/12/2007 :  07:17:19 AM  Show Profile  Send Drew19 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Yea, plus the black window frames, cept the brand new buses don't have the flags.
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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 06/12/2007 :  09:13:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They probably haven't put the flags on yet. Loudoun made it a regulation to put those flag stickers on the buses.
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VAdriver
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USA
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Posted - 06/13/2007 :  6:27:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The bus pictured (Bus 60) is now a spare bus run out of the lot in Hamilton. I'm not sure that Loudoun is putting flags on the new buses.
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Drew19
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Posted - 06/13/2007 :  8:40:36 PM  Show Profile  Send Drew19 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Wonder if 122 (lcps) is a spare now, in 04 it had 88k on it, it was MVP Thomas too, 97 or 98.
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bsaund09
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Posted - 06/18/2007 :  07:24:30 AM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
So are transits going away in Virginia or just slowing down on the volume from a few years ago? We have a couple of transits but just dont hear where anymore will be purchased.

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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 06/18/2007 :  08:01:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It seems like transit purchases are slowing down around here, atleast from my point of view. From what I've seen, Loudoun and Alexandria City have been purchasing alot more conventionals.
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bsaund09
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Posted - 06/18/2007 :  12:27:44 PM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Interesting other then cost you know of any real reason for the change at one time things looked like they were just going to be all transits. I know severval school systems around here have seemed to have quit buying and some of those fleets are a pretty good size.

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IC-RE
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Posted - 06/18/2007 :  2:07:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit IC-RE's Homepage  Reply with Quote
We only bought 2 conventionals, so for Fairfax, it looks like we will stay with transit for a bit longer. i wonder if we will get a full-size Conventional next year though?

bus 1980, a 2008 IC RE 300 for Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, Virginia.
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bsaund09
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Posted - 06/18/2007 :  4:23:27 PM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Anyone going to the state roadeo tomorrow in Chesterfield County at James River High School. They arent as interesting since they started just using the same 4 or 5 buses for the event they use to have buses from all over show up that was pretty cool.

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IC
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Posted - 06/18/2007 :  5:53:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by bsaund09

Anyone going to the state roadeo tomorrow in Chesterfield County at James River High School. They arent as interesting since they started just using the same 4 or 5 buses for the event they use to have buses from all over show up that was pretty cool.



No, but GO JENNIFER!!! (the FCPS contestant)

edited to add: If she wins, I wonder where they'd get the brand new bus that she'll be awarded???

Edited by - IC on 06/18/2007 5:54:41 PM
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ATRE 1507
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Posted - 06/19/2007 :  09:23:10 AM  Show Profile  Visit ATRE 1507's Homepage  Click to see ATRE 1507's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
GO JENNIFER!!!!

FCPS is the BEST!


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