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Here's some photos I found on Jan Boic's Flickr page as well as on Dave Colton's page (but taken by Bob Hussey):

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9237 in February 2005 laying up at St. Laurent station. Note that this bus has the Ottawa logo on the front instead of the usual Orion badge and fleet number in its place, and was only one of four known Orion Vs to have had it (the others being 9822, 9849, and 9850).

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Here's 9138 at Mackenzie King Bridge around 2000. Take note that this bus seems to have bigger fleet numbers than usual (that was also seen on other Orion Vs but most others had smaller numbers on the front).

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Here's 9138 again, this time seen on 111 St. Laurent. The front bumper seems to have had more of its black paint fade away and it looks odd. I am going to assume this was taken in 2001-2003 due to the Ottawa ad on the side of the bus.

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An interesting fact, and one that I had just figured out now:

9138 had 1992 Orion V windows (more noticeable in the last photo, you can tell by how the windows have two little sections tipped in instead of one large one). Interestingly enough, only the middle window was original or at least came from another 1991 Orion V. 

9138's replacement windows most likely came from 9254, which in turn had 1991 Orion V replacement windows, likely from 9138 originally.

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On 6/26/2019 at 5:48 PM, OC Transpo/STO Fan said:

This thread is a way to share your old OC Transpo photos, videos or audio clips that you may have or any that you come across. 

Here's mine to start off: https://youtu.be/KNFAwYkjvEs (O-Train in 2001) 

 

 

Fantastic find. Showing the 3 Talents being pushed through the winter in 2001 to Walkley Yards. The start of an era of new transit in the city.

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Here are some various photos I found on CPTDB:

 

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This photo is of 4001 on the Mackenzie King Bridge in mid 2000. This was used as the cover of the Canadian Transit Heritage Foundation Bulletin in August 2012 if I recall correctly.

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This photo is of 9238 and 9143 in mid 2004, location unknown. 9143 appears to have a white bumper due to the black paint wearing off. Photo by CPTDB user Border City Transit.

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This photo was used as the front cover of the September 2000 OC Transpo system map. You can see a 92xx Orion V, 92xx D40, two Classics, and one Orion VI .

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Here's a Mighty Machines (children's series) episode I'm sure many of you will be interested to see: https://youtu.be/YL5EA4RfWpI

I used to watch this all the time as a kid.

Note: This video was filmed in late May 2004 and the TTC and GO Train segments (originally part of this video) were cut out of this video because of the amount of time taken up.

 

 

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1 hour ago, OC Transpo/STO Fan said:

Here's a Mighty Machines (children's series) episode I'm sure many of you will be interested to see: https://youtu.be/YL5EA4RfWpI

I used to watch this all the time as a kid.

Note: This video was filmed in late May 2004 and the TTC and GO Train segments (originally part of this video) were cut out of this video because of the amount of time taken up.

 

 

Here's the full video with GO and TTC included.

 

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On 2019-08-21 at 8:41 AM, OC Transpo/STO Fan said:

Here are some various photos I found on CPTDB:

 

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This photo is of 4001 on the Mackenzie King Bridge in mid 2000. This was used as the cover of the Canadian Transit Heritage Foundation Bulletin in August 2012 if I recall correctly.

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This photo is of 9238 and 9143 in mid 2004, location unknown. 9143 appears to have a white bumper due to the black paint wearing off. Photo by CPTDB user Border City Transit.

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This photo was used as the front cover of the September 2000 OC Transpo system map. You can see a 92xx Orion V, 92xx D40, two Classics, and one Orion VI .

Should be Albert/Bank. 178 Nepean Centre is a dead give away that it's a PM peak period route extension.

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A picture I found a while back of Lees Station being built in 1984. Note the small temporary bus shelters where the Fishbowl is picking up passengers.

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Past bus stop signage from the Ottawa Transportation Commission through to the OC Transpo era.C6fCgnKWAAEv7GF.jpg.979a91b82e5cac41cd5f478b4516446e.jpg

An interesting find I found at the Halton County Radial Railway Museum in Milton, Ontario, when I visited this past Summer was that they had one OTC sign identical to the one in the upper left hand side of the previous picture.

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Here's a photo of 9301 at an unknown garage on June 3, 2006. Photo taken by Martin Cirino. Note that this bus already has some considerable surface rust on the front and on the driver's side.

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On 2019-11-08 at 9:41 PM, OC Transpo/STO Fan said:

Here's a very interesting O-Train video I found from November 2006 featuring Helen Gault:

https://youtu.be/3KSFSeiO91M

 

Wow, this clip didn't age well! ?

This is such a good example of "short-sighted" policies. North America is a "develop first, connect after" kind of attitude when it comes to transit, which really showcases how it comes second to roadways.

None the less, I am really glad that the O-Train concept was expanded and became the solution to the overcrowding on the Transitway, and the main 'high volume' way for future connections.

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On 2019-11-07 at 7:53 PM, OC Transpo/STO Fan said:

Here's a photo of 9301 at an unknown garage on June 3, 2006. Photo taken by Martin Cirino. Note that this bus already has some considerable surface rust on the front and on the driver's side.

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That is the St. Laurent bus garage.

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