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BusFreak
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USA
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Posted - 08/20/2008 :  12:50:34 PM  Show Profile  Send BusFreak an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Yes. That's why I believe it is from Harrisonburg. They have IC transits that look just like the one in the picture....A/C and all.

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IC-RE
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Posted - 08/20/2008 :  2:02:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit IC-RE's Homepage  Reply with Quote
And you can tell by the font of the numbers that it is from Kingmor

bus 1980, a 2008 IC RE 300 for Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, Virginia.
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LBDboater
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USA
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Posted - 08/20/2008 :  6:16:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Harrisonburg City Schools bus on Port Republic Road right by the campus.
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2006bbvision
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USA
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Posted - 08/21/2008 :  04:54:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Guys for all the info!!!!! A really nice specd bus!
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vabuslover
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Posted - 08/22/2008 :  1:35:25 PM  Show Profile  Click to see vabuslover's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
2006bbvision, do you happen to know what kind of new buses Newport News will be getting this year, or anything about them?
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bsaund09
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Posted - 08/22/2008 :  2:32:30 PM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
These just arrived this week http://www.flickr.com/photos/7372257@N05/2787237917/

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IC-RE
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Posted - 08/22/2008 :  2:36:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit IC-RE's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow very nice!

How is your birdy doing?

bus 1980, a 2008 IC RE 300 for Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, Virginia.
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bsaund09
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Posted - 08/22/2008 :  6:17:06 PM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
it is doing great has only been to the garage once all summer for regular check up . it is much nicer then that other stuff they got. those are going to be some lucky sped drivers i dont think we have ever gotten a sped with two roof vents plus all them have ac.

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IC-RE
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Posted - 08/23/2008 :  3:21:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit IC-RE's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That's awesome to hear! Does your bus not have a/c?

check out floridachurchbus.com they have a few Loudoun buses on there... 21, and 175 and they used to have a mini bus

bus 1980, a 2008 IC RE 300 for Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, Virginia.
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bsaund09
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Posted - 08/23/2008 :  7:13:21 PM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
No ac on regular buses in va beach .

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pbfreak30
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Posted - 08/23/2008 :  7:37:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
anyone seen any of the new deliveries for Bedford County, i havent yet, and was wondering if they are spec'd the same as last year

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pbfreak30
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USA
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Posted - 08/25/2008 :  12:46:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
well school started today..and to my surprise, the 2 buses i ride are both C2's!! one is an 07, and the other is a brand new 2009 model...some notes about the new model...almost identical to last years bus...the only difference is that ours now have the cummins engine, which is louder than the MBE...and the auxiliary fans kick on frequently which makes it sound like the engine is either A: a jet ..or B: revving to 9000 RPM's but both are still very nice buses..i just perfer the MBE engine

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bsaund09
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Posted - 08/26/2008 :  8:12:17 PM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
hey another cool find thanks to a fellow driver enjoy http://www.flickr.com/photos/7372257@N05/2801121603/ it is a great pic.

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bsaund09
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Posted - 09/03/2008 :  08:46:15 AM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Well, 182 days and counting who wants to join in. It ought to be easier then that to get a first day of school going but i guess we faired pretty good we did not make the national news anyway.

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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 09/03/2008 :  3:23:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Michael Lundsford of Loudoun County Public Schools:
http://www.loudountimes.com/news/2008/sep/03/driver-director-40-years/
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IC
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Posted - 09/03/2008 :  5:13:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by IC RE 1629

Michael Lundsford of Loudoun County Public Schools:
http://www.loudountimes.com/news/2008/sep/03/driver-director-40-years/





"Lunsford remembers when he started out as abus driver, gas was only 36 cents a gallon."

The guy must be talking about high-test....I'm his exact same age age and I remember 27 cents a gallon when I started driving. And that was the name brand stuff...Brand X was even cheaper, like about 24 cents....
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2006bbvision
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Posted - 09/04/2008 :  4:07:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
vabuslover Newport News city schools purchased about 25 IC-Ce unfortunately again this year we retired most of the 94's Tc-2000 RE's and some Fe's.
I will try to get some pictures when I go back home.
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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 09/05/2008 :  4:56:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Va Bus 294:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thebracefamily/2824145267/sizes/o/
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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 09/05/2008 :  5:01:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
LCPS 60?:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/divrchk/2822678944/

Henrico Co?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hazydaisy01/2820732189/

Something City Public Schools:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/heatherbuettner/2821393794/sizes/o/

Edited by - IC RE 1629 on 09/05/2008 5:06:06 PM
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BusFreak
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Posted - 09/05/2008 :  10:20:53 PM  Show Profile  Send BusFreak an AOL message  Reply with Quote
That last one is 100% a Chesapeake City Public Schools bus. They were buying Thomas ERs since 92, and only since Virginia started allowing 78 pax conventionals they have been buying Visions.

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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 09/07/2008 :  2:05:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
http://www.foxmillfire431.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/bus_fire_1.jpg.w560h380.jpg

Day care bus in the Herndon, VA area. From Fairfax County Station 31 website.

Edited by - IC RE 1629 on 09/07/2008 2:06:17 PM
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poor_driver
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Posted - 09/07/2008 :  5:28:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Question

With Virginia now allowing the 78 passenger conventionals, do you this this is the start of the Transit style fading away? This mostly focusing on the more rural districts because it know with the turing radius that the transits will stay strong in the city.
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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 09/07/2008 :  5:40:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I believe we may be seeing a decline in Type D bus purchases in Virginia. Even Fairfax is showing a decline in transit purchases by making the decision to purchase Type C buses for our special education office.

Loudoun and Prince William are also purchasing only Type C buses too.
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IC-RE
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Posted - 09/07/2008 :  7:55:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit IC-RE's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Oh yes!!! Even Williams Bus Lines gets C2's now as opposed to the HDX's it seems, same for IC's... CE's vs. RE's

bus 1980, a 2008 IC RE 300 for Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, Virginia.
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BusFreak
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Posted - 09/08/2008 :  11:21:16 AM  Show Profile  Send BusFreak an AOL message  Reply with Quote
I know that many districts will continue to purchase REs, not for their entire fleet, but as a few "heavier duty" trip buses. York county does this, City of Suffolk does this, and I'm sure that Loudoun will do this as they replace their fleet of Activity buses. Last I heard, Henrico County was getting HDXs along with their C2s. Does anyone know what Richmond City is getting these days? They used to have a TON of Vistas that they were replacing with REs. They used to have some old Thomas ERs too with round head lights, but I'm sure those are long gone.

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bsaund09
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Posted - 09/10/2008 :  6:07:23 PM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
hey , i have another great classic from the past thanks to one of my co workers pic is of her mom in front of the 1975 Dodge most likely on last of operation with that bus they pulled the last three after the others were spilit into two auctions after bad weather made for a good give away.http://www.flickr.com/photos/7372257@N05/2847340322/

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poor_driver
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Posted - 09/12/2008 :  6:21:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not quite bus freak, Richmond still have a few poking around, mostly as spares i would imagine. I think the last i seen one was a couple of months ago, i believe the guy that runs the florida church bus website has most of them now. I do see alot of Ic Re's up in Richmond City now speckled with vistas here and there.

Petersburg is still running alot of Vistas and the freightliner fs-65 buses
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IC RE 1629
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United States
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Posted - 09/13/2008 :  09:42:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
School Bus Security:
http://flickr.com/photos/myahcat/2851239037/

Chesterfield 297:
http://flickr.com/photos/41868367@N00/2844189895/in/photostream/

Possible PWCPS:
http://flickr.com/photos/ddalkijane/2837896601/

Edited by - IC RE 1629 on 09/13/2008 09:54:26 AM
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bsaund09
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Posted - 09/13/2008 :  5:07:59 PM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
New school bus arrivals in va beach http://www.flickr.com/photos/7372257@N05/2853930381/

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pbfreak30
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Posted - 09/13/2008 :  8:35:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
here in bedford, we always have been and always will be 100% conventional, and 100% Thomas...those C2's keep rollin in...Gotta love em

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bsaund09
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Posted - 09/15/2008 :  08:46:13 AM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Found one of these old Fords the blacked out name was small so not sure of the district.http://www.flickr.com/photos/7372257@N05/2853931159/

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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 09/26/2008 :  4:38:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Harrisonburg, VA getting into some trouble:

http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/16211252.html

http://www.dailynews-record.com/opinion_details.php?AID=31108&CHID=2

Rockingham County as well:

http://www.rocktownweekly.com/news_details.php?AID=30996&CHID=2
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bsaund09
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Posted - 09/28/2008 :  05:51:01 AM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
I guess the bus industry is getting hit hard this week hopefully things will get quiet again. A friend of mine got some cool pics of a great classic Ford Carpartner from the 1970s.Here is the link http://www.flickr.com/photos/7372257@N05/2895142848/

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2006bbvision
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Posted - 09/28/2008 :  5:53:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bsaund09: Love the new update!!!!! Wow I did not know that VA BEACH purchased new visions with the High profile strobe light... Does anyone know why ?Thomas started making every bus with them since like 2004?

Also it looked like bus 268 had one of the strobe light branch protectors on it, does it really have one, our am I just seeing things wrong in the photo?

Went down to Atlanta GA recently Saw a lot of nice IC all over the place, Man cobb county really specs there Ic Re really nice!!! and it seemed the City of Atlanta is 100% Blue bird transit.
once again wonderful add to you photo account.
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bsaund09
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Posted - 09/29/2008 :  05:38:55 AM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Thanks 2006bbvision , yeah some of the older strobes have tree guards on them not very many. I had just noticed last week that the strobes on the bluebirds were different this year not sure why they made the change .

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