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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 12/23/2009 :  4:46:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey! Been quite awhile since I've been on here. Remind who here is our Prince William County experts? I have a few buses I need to ID. Thanks! You can shoot me an email via the Contact Us page on my website: http://www.atlanticbusyard.com/Pages/Gen/Contact.html

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hardybusman
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Posted - 12/25/2009 :  12:33:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I can only ID what I've seen for Prince William. But always up for a challenge. [email protected]

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BusFreak
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Posted - 12/26/2009 :  1:28:32 PM  Show Profile  Send BusFreak an AOL message  Reply with Quote
MongoKen was the prince william county guru, but I havn't seen him on here for a LONG time. I'm decent with identifying their buses as well though. They tend to buy busses in spurts (meaning there are years with little or no purchases leaving gaps).

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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 12/27/2009 :  06:09:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hardybusman & BusFreak, shoot me an email via my website:

http://www.atlanticbusyard.com/Pages/Gen/Contact.html
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hardybusman
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Posted - 12/27/2009 :  2:04:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I tried to and had trouble. Thats why I posted my address. I'll try again, my computer skills arent the greatest.

Mr. Courtney Hardy
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Tatum
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Posted - 12/28/2009 :  11:11:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's nice to see an update at The Atlantic Bus Yard! :) I enjoyed seeing the new pics!

Can anyone say where this bus came from?

http://www.wesellschoolbuses.com/1188/DSC04519.JPG
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hardybusman
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Posted - 12/28/2009 :  1:20:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thats a tough one. Cant tell the specs really well but definately Va. and sitting at BGA Sales in Florida. IC RE 1629 I need to update my microsoft as it will not let me email through your website. If you send me an email I can respond through mine. If you dont want to do that it's cool.

Mr. Courtney Hardy

Edited by - hardybusman on 12/28/2009 8:05:55 PM
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BusFreak
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Posted - 12/29/2009 :  07:31:00 AM  Show Profile  Send BusFreak an AOL message  Reply with Quote
My first guess would be Chesapeake, however they were getting white roofs by 94, and that's clearly newer (MVP).

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hardybusman
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Posted - 12/29/2009 :  5:15:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Its listed as a 99 on website. Anybody heard from bsaund09?

Mr. Courtney Hardy

Edited by - hardybusman on 12/29/2009 6:44:00 PM
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96AmTranRE
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Posted - 12/30/2009 :  10:28:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit 96AmTranRE's Homepage  Send 96AmTranRE an AOL message  Reply with Quote
IC RE 1629, do you have any photos of your old bus#1531 or photos of your bus#1629 from Fairfax? and do you have any photos of the 1996 AmTran RE's Fairfax owns, 1425 and 1426?


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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 12/30/2009 :  12:49:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
96AmTranRE, those materials will be coming soon. Keep watching the website, as we are in the process of a massive update. New FCPS material will be the last to be added, but there will be plenty to look at. Keep checking back.
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96AmTranRE
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Posted - 12/30/2009 :  6:16:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit 96AmTranRE's Homepage  Send 96AmTranRE an AOL message  Reply with Quote
I'll be sure check to check back daily, thanks IC RE 1629, and I'm glad you have updates to your site daily, thanks again IC RE 1629


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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 12/31/2009 :  5:24:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Anyone know the model years of the following Prince William buses?

http://rides.webshots.com/album/576065603toyfwF
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Tatum
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Posted - 01/03/2010 :  06:35:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does Fairfax still have Waynes, or they all gone now?
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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 01/03/2010 :  3:26:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No. Our last Wayne's (1989 Wayne Lifeguard Ford's) were retired the summer of 2008. Currently our oldest buses are 1990 Blue Bird TC/2000 FE's in the special ed department. All regular ed Blue Bird buses have been retired.
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hardybusman
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Posted - 01/03/2010 :  7:41:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I owned a 1985 Ford Wayne from Fairfax. I miss that 'ol bus it was a very dependable one. Wish I had a picture of it. It belongs to a church now and it's still used quite regularly.

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BusFreak
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Posted - 01/04/2010 :  8:26:16 PM  Show Profile  Send BusFreak an AOL message  Reply with Quote
So, I think Arlington County is 100% done with the Rear Engine transit purchasing! They have been getting pretty intense with the C2 for the past 3 years or so, however today, i just saw a brand spanking new IC CE on the road! It looked great too, although it had one heck of a tail swing... especially for the tight turns all throughout Arlington! Has anyone else noticed the new reflective material that IC has been using for the "SCHOOL BUS" lettering on the roof caps? I've seen it on Fairfax, Arlington, and Loudoun county buses from this year. It's like a neon yellow color, and REALLY stands out! It would be cool if they used it for all of the reflective material on the bus!

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Tatum
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Posted - 01/12/2010 :  5:56:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
New Port News has just listed two Blue Bird TC2000 REs for sale on Public Surplus.

http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/auction/view?auc=402789
http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/auction/view?auc=402792

That reminds me, who is the Blue Bird dealer for Virginia?
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hardybusman
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Posted - 02/10/2010 :  06:29:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Antone tired of snow days yet? 6 here so far in Powhatan.

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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 02/11/2010 :  05:11:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fairfax will have been off 10 days as of this coming Friday. Monday (Feb 15) is to be a make-up day, hopefully things will be cleaned up by then, but I won't hold my breath on that.
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hardybusman
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Posted - 02/11/2010 :  3:35:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I hear ya. Looks like spring break will be a thing of the past. We've gat around 8 or 10 inches still on the ground and calling for more on Monday!

By the way the website update looks great ICRE1629!!

Mr. Courtney Hardy

Edited by - hardybusman on 02/11/2010 3:37:03 PM
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Admin
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Posted - 02/12/2010 :  11:05:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Anyone have a photo of their school bus yard with all the snow? We're looking for photos to put in our email newsletter today with a story on the east coast snow storms. If you have something we can use, please email it to [email protected] with your name, title, district name and location. Thanks.
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Tatum
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Posted - 02/15/2010 :  7:40:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Do any of our Virginia bus experts know where these buses originally came from?

http://www.floridachurchbus.com/86ihth735/two.html
http://www.floridachurchbus.com/90thompush3208/two.html
http://www.floridachurchbus.com/92m5292tc72p/two.html
http://www.floridachurchbus.com/91m5728tc72/two.html
http://www.floridachurchbus.com/91gmcthom5sp3/two.html
http://www.floridachurchbus.com/91m5729tc72/two.html
http://www.floridachurchbus.com/92m5296tc20p/two.html
http://www.floridachurchbus.com/89fordwaynehc/two.html Fairfax?

Edited by - Tatum on 02/15/2010 8:55:03 PM
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hardybusman
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Posted - 02/22/2010 :  6:01:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow those are tough! The 89 Ford is definately old Richmond City. I think the 92 TC2000s are going to be Albemarle Co. The 91s I'm not sure and the pusher I'm not sure. The GMCs I'm thinking southwest Va. but not sure exactly. I've got to Sonny Merryman next week to pick up a used trans. so I'll check them out.

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Tatum
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Posted - 02/22/2010 :  6:48:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those photos are REALLY old, so I doubt any of those buses will still be there.

Thanks for your help!
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hardybusman
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Posted - 02/24/2010 :  4:04:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
O, I thought you had found a few treasures hiding about. I was kinda surprised to see that Richmond City bus because I thought they were all gone.

Mr. Courtney Hardy
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Tatum
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Posted - 03/15/2010 :  2:10:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Virgina Beach has some buses up for auction at Public Surplus right now.
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SWVA Busdriver
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Posted - 04/04/2010 :  11:15:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit SWVA Busdriver's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hello everyone,, Weather is really great today which is a big change from just a few months or even weeks.. I am just curious if anyone is having local bus road-e-o and how many going to state conference this year.I think everyone is having budget problems..
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Tatum
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Posted - 04/04/2010 :  7:38:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Are these former Prince George County buses?

http://www.wesellschoolbuses.com/1231/5.html

http://www.wesellschoolbuses.com/1236/5.html
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bsaund09
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Posted - 04/07/2010 :  1:23:13 PM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
i think i am able to post now on here. hope all are doing well we are enjoying spring break this week.

keep those buses rolling
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/schoolbushistory
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bsaund09
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Posted - 04/08/2010 :  12:59:47 PM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Does anyone know if the life extension on school buses in Virginia from 12 years to 15 years got approved or not by the general assembly?

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Posted - 04/08/2010 :  5:07:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit 96AmTranRE's Homepage  Send 96AmTranRE an AOL message  Reply with Quote
When will the next update be to Atlantic Bus Yard? just wondering


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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 04/09/2010 :  01:53:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 96AmTranRE

When will the next update be to Atlantic Bus Yard? just wondering



I hope to continue work on it soon. My busy school/work schedule has taken my time from me. But hang on! I've just received a massive load of submissions and I'm anxious to get them posted.

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Kodie
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Posted - 04/10/2010 :  6:14:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's a couple for you guys.

Chesterfield County Ward Ford #461


http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af145/IC-DEALER/422%20Auction/422185.jpg
http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af145/IC-DEALER/422%20Auction/422186.jpg
http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af145/IC-DEALER/422%20Auction/422187.jpg
http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af145/IC-DEALER/422%20Auction/422191.jpg
http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af145/IC-DEALER/422%20Auction/422192.jpg





Edited by - Kodie on 04/17/2010 8:14:19 PM
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hardybusman
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Posted - 04/11/2010 :  11:11:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Other than the cost and headaches of Lucas Girling brakes they were darn good little buses, most were retired with well over 250k miles with original engines.

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