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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 03/11/2008 :  02:11:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I saw the photo with Bus 78 and others. I can't wait to see the other photos!
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jclick
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Posted - 03/11/2008 :  07:36:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The second picture with bus 417 reminds me of the first bus I rode in 1982 at Plaza Elementary bus 186. It was the same kind of bus.
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bsaund09
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Posted - 03/11/2008 :  3:39:34 PM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
that is interesting jclick Bus 186 was a 1977 model and would have been in line behind 203 coming out of princess anne high school. I am trying to remember that drivers name I know her last bus was 692(561,113,186..) she lived over in magic hollow for years. I will work on posting the other fairfax pics the numbers are not that well defined.

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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 03/11/2008 :  3:41:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bsaund09, in that photo with Fairfax bus 78, can you identify the numbers of the other buses in the photo? I know the bus parked next to 78 is Bus 21. What about the others?
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IC-RE
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Posted - 03/11/2008 :  3:49:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit IC-RE's Homepage  Reply with Quote
1629, those numbers are impossible to ID haha! Most are blocked. You can blow up the pic on FLICKR and it is still impossible!

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 - 03/11/2008 :  6:01:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Maybe he had noted them when he took the pic and has it written down somewhere. That is why I asked him. I know you can't see them in the pic....
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bsaund09
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Posted - 03/11/2008 :  6:19:51 PM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
yes i cant make out those numbers either some of the other photos i make out a couple of numbers not to many sorry about that it was before the digitial camera.

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IC-RE
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Posted - 03/12/2008 :  1:30:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit IC-RE's Homepage  Reply with Quote
hey Bsaund09 thanks for the photos!

I KNEW we had Ford Wards for SE at some point in Fairfax. I remember seeing them occasionally.

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 - 03/12/2008 :  2:24:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bsaund09, can you ID the # on the Ward Ford?

According to Bus801, we only had a few of them. Very few. He's been looking for information and hasn't found anything. He's trying to find the model year.
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bsaund09
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Posted - 03/12/2008 :  3:19:39 PM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
the pic with the little ford from left to right--202,1472,the little ford 320,249,1282,1348

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bsaund09
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Posted - 03/12/2008 :  3:28:23 PM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
the buses next to Bus 78 and 21 are bus 7, 722,cant make out the rest the magnifying glass is helping a little.

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bsaund09
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Posted - 03/12/2008 :  3:31:10 PM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
the pic with the two thomas transits are left to right 259,the First Transit is or looks like 1468 the second looks like 1672 hard to tell.

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bsaund09
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Posted - 03/12/2008 :  3:35:36 PM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
the pic with the bluebirds mainly look like 1399 and 1218 the amtran looks like a three digit starting with 8 or 4

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bsaund09
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Posted - 03/12/2008 :  3:42:47 PM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
the pic of the all conventials going from right to left are 1155,989,1160,the ward looks like 1278 not sure about that one the others cant tell.

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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 03/12/2008 :  4:26:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by bsaund09

the pic with the little ford from left to right--202,1472,the little ford 320,249,1282,1348



This would be the pic with the Ward Ford?
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IC-RE
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Posted - 03/12/2008 :  4:37:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit IC-RE's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Those were all area III buses with the exception of the special ed buses. Where was this? Marshall HS?

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 - 03/12/2008 :  4:58:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yeah, those pics are Marshall.
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jclick
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Posted - 03/13/2008 :  11:23:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by bsaund09

that is interesting jclick Bus 186 was a 1977 model and would have been in line behind 203 coming out of princess anne high school. I am trying to remember that drivers name I know her last bus was 692(561,113,186..) she lived over in magic hollow for years. I will work on posting the other fairfax pics the numbers are not that well defined.



Yeah, I road 186 home from Kindergarten which at the time was half day so that put her at Plaza around noon. As a walker, I didn't have the luxury of riding the bus to school in the mornings that year or any at all after Kindergarten. At one point I know we had a bus 400, 35, and a 45. I remember 45 getting rear-ended on Lamplight lane one time while it was parked overnight.
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bsaund09
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Posted - 03/13/2008 :  12:12:54 PM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
JClick that is cool yeah 400 was Irene Williams her buses were (400,119,6,and 211) sadly she has passed away in the last year or so. the other one is 35 that would have been Sue Tatem she still drives but out near pungo and i think she is retired driving her regular routes she had 321 before 35 after that it was 109,556,652,672,335,and present day 705 she drives a lot these days. I am not sure about 45 i know it was from Kempsville orginnaly and got passed around a lot there for a while those 79 fords you had to love them to drive them. That is pretty cool remembering that stuff i try to recount drivers and there old numbers some of them dont even remember.

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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 03/20/2008 :  4:45:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ridireacht/2346821046/

Virginia bus. I'm thinking this may be the bus that I often see where I work.
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bsaund09
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Posted - 03/20/2008 :  7:11:33 PM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
so is that like an old prince william county bus.

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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 03/22/2008 :  1:09:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It looks like Fauquier County has Thomas C2's now. I saw two of them on the road on Thursday. Now I know the following districts have them:

Loudoun County
Falls Church City
Prince William County
Spotsylvania County
Page County
Arlington County
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bsaund09
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Posted - 03/22/2008 :  1:56:07 PM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Most districts around have a least one that or the ICs .It is cool though how they change the paint job makes it very easy to tell which ones are the 08s.The look this year makes look a little more shall we say "Classic Thomas Body" although the square look is all wayne style.

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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 03/22/2008 :  3:01:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How are the 08's easily determined? Can you better explain that?
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pbfreak30
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Posted - 03/22/2008 :  3:12:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
well here in Bedford county, our 08's have yellow window posts, as opposed to all black and more yellow around the lights on the back, as well as warning light covers

ARROW transportation RP..the best out there!
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bsaund09
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Posted - 03/23/2008 :  05:42:23 AM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
yes pbfreak30 is right all the new C2s in virginia this year have that same look. Last year they all had the black lining across the top in the front and in the rear this year it is mainly yellow with covered warning lights.One weird thing i noticed Norfolk and Va Beach have some buses just a like (417 looks exactly the same expect for the name on the side).The only minor difference would be antennas for the radios.

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bsaund09
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Posted - 03/23/2008 :  08:51:00 AM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
IC RE 1629 I have a photo of the C2 from last year and this year. It is the one with 206 and 421 that is posted on flicker.

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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 03/23/2008 :  09:08:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you bsaund09!
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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 03/26/2008 :  3:58:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Virginia buses:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7735239@N02/2357500534/sizes/o/
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IC-RE
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Posted - 03/27/2008 :  10:02:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit IC-RE's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice little VA Blue Bird TC2000 for sale
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1992-BLUE-BIRD-SCHOOL-BUS-20-PASSENGER-NR_W0QQitemZ150230093317QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item150230093317

bus 1980, a 2008 IC RE 300 for Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, Virginia.
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bsaund09
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Posted - 03/27/2008 :  4:32:05 PM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
very nice i have noticed lynchburg public schools auctioning there buses on ebay . it must work for them they only did one or two at a time.

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IC-RE
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Posted - 03/28/2008 :  1:29:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit IC-RE's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes I saw that too, seems like an ok idea. Do they have a large fleet?

bus 1980, a 2008 IC RE 300 for Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, Virginia.
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bsaund09
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Posted - 03/29/2008 :  12:59:00 PM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
I dont think so unless they are merged with Campbell County that I am not to sure about. I noticed the two what look to be Crown/Carp Internationals again going down the interstate near Norfolk they might be owned by Charter Bus services there lot is really small blocked off so no real way to tell. I posted a few more pics on flicker some i forgot i had. Chesapeake Schools are auctioning a 1973 Ford Wayne on public surplus wish they had kept it a little more yellow but vintage none the less.

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BusFreak
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Posted - 04/14/2008 :  3:47:11 PM  Show Profile  Send BusFreak an AOL message  Reply with Quote
I just downloaded the 07-08 pricing schedules for Virginia from all of the major bus manufacturers, and found some things interesting! First of all, the standard engine in IC CEs is the MaxxForce 7...even on the big buses! They can crank those things up to some serious horsepower though, topping on the pricing schedule at 245HP.

Thomas STILL offers the manual transmission option, for appx $1100 deduct from the base price of the C2. I have yet to see one of these, but it certainly was an option on the bid.

Blue Bird (Commonwealth) did not offer any transit options this year. The only pricing they put out was for Visions. I wonder if this is a player in the reason IC won the contract again for Fairfax. No FEs or REs were listed on the pricing schedule.

Cummins was bid as the standard engine in the Thomas C2 this year, and not the MBE904. The 904 wasn't even an option, as the 6 cylinder 906 is a slight upgrade from the Cummins.

I just found these items interesting.

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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 04/14/2008 :  4:22:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
BusFreak, is that pricing schedule avaliable online somewhere?
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