D-dot's New Flyer D40LF bus #3905 on Route 78 Imperial
UPDATE: After 54 years of service, Route 78 Imperial Express (Limited) is now discontinued, eliminated and history due to increased low passenger ridership and drastic service cuts.
Sorry about that folks; my first Windows Media movie with the D-dot's transportation wasn't to good so I had to take it off my video gallery so forgive me on that because this is my first time that I'm trying something new anyway.
Well, anyhoo, here is D-dot's 2004's New Flyer D40LF bus#3905 operating on Route#78 Imperial/Grand River(Limited/Express).
Engine: Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR
Transmission: Allison B400R 5 or 6 speed auto
Due to budget problems that happened in 2005, Route 78 has been slated down to rush-hour traffic hours only(which means Route 78 no longer runs all day from 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.).
D-dot's New Flyer D40LF bus #4212 on Route 16 Dexter
Here is a short video on D-dot's 2005 New Flyer D40LF bus no.#4212
operating on Route#16 Dexter to Downtown Detroit. These bus had replaced
the 1992's and the 1993's New Flyer D40HF buses(3000-3199) with the 6V92TA
and the V731 3 speed auto transmission in august of 2005. This bus
including the 4100 series is powered with the Cummins ISL engine with the
Allison B400R 5 speed auto transmission. The 2004's 3900-3989 series has
the Detroit Diesel Series 50 engine and the Allision B400R 5 speed auto
D-dot 2001 NovaBus RTS 82VN #3790 ride
Recorded on 8/7/12 during the rush-hour afternoon.
NOTICE: ALL of the 2001 units are currently in the process of being retired
from the D-dot fleet so you'd better get your rides on these units while
you can because they will likely be gone by either 2013 or 2014! Here is
the active fleet link.
Here is a 20+ minute ride on the soon-to-be-retired 2001 NovaBus RTS 82VN
#3790 operating on route 53 Woodward to Beaubien & Jefferson. This bus is
equipped with the 4-stroke Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR engine with the ZF
Ecomat-2 6HP-592C automatic transmission.
Farewell recording tribute to the retired 1996-1997 NovaBus RTS T8O-206
This here is the final audio recording of the NovaBus RTS T8O-206 along
with the picture slideshow. This audio is from coach #3594 operating on Rt.
53 Woodward to Fairgrounds. This is also the tribute recording to the
#3250-3282, #3500-3599, #3600-3617 series that have been retired between
2010 and 2012. These buses served the streets of Detroit, Michigan for 15
(almost 16) years. Most of these units--including ALL of the T8O-206S
#3290-3299 series were retired in 2010 when New Flyer Industries D40LF
#1001-1050 came in the fleet, but others were kept until summer and the
fall of 2011 because of D-dot service problems with the buses. The last
remaining units were retired in March of 2012 after I had recorded #3594 on
its last days of service--not to mention service cuts and they were
replaced with 2011-2012 Gillig Advantage buses #1201-1242... These buses
are the VERY last units purchased in the mid-90's.
Active fleet: http://www.detroittransithistory.info/Roster/DDOT-active.html
The powertrain for these units is the 4-stroke Detroit Diesel Series 50
engine equipped with the Allison V-731 3-speed V-drive automatic
D-dot 2005 New Flyer D40LF #4193 Audio Recording
Recorded earlier today during the afternoon.
Here is the audio recording of the D40LF #4193 operating on Rt. 22
Greenfield to Fairlane. The powertrain for this bus is the Cummins ISL-05
diesel engine equipped with the Allison World B400R 6-speed automatic
D-dot 2005 New Flyer D40LF #4166
A ride on 2005 New Flyer D40LF bus #4166 on Route 16 Dexter.
Engine: Cummins ISL-05 (280-HP)
Transmission: Allison B400R
(This video was recorded on October 7, 2008.)
D-dot NovaBus RTS 82VN #3708 audio recording
Here's the picture of D-dot's 2001's NovaBus RTS #3708 with the sound
recording of the Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR + the ZF Ecomat-2 6HP-592C
auto transmission. The heater is on so it may be hard for you to tell about
the bus's transmission but try to listen to it anyway. This bus was
operating on route 60 Evergreen to Northland center.
D-dot New Flyer D40LF bus #4193
Here is also a ride on D-dot New Flyer D40LF bus #4193 operating on Route
Engine: Cummins ISL-05 (280-HP)
Transmission: Allison B400R WTEC automatic
Busfanning at the Rosa Prks Transit Center!
Here they are, at the Rosa Parks Transit Center, are a few of the buses you
D-dot 2001 NovaBus RTS 82VN
D-dot 2005 New Flyer D40LF
D-dot 2003 New Flyer D40LF
SMART 2002 Gillig Advantae LF T2-40
Transit, Windsor El'Dorado E-Z Rider II
D-dot 1996-97 NovaBus RTS T8O-206 (Unavailable in this video)
All drivetrain engines and transmissions:
Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR/ZF 6HP-592;
Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR/Allison B400R;
Detroit Diesel Series 40 EGR/Allison B400R;
Cummins ISL/Allison B400R;
Cummins ISB/Allison B300R;
Detroit Diesel Series 50/Allison V731(unavailable on this video)
*Ex-SMART* D-dot 1995 NovaBus RTS T8O-206 #3214 (RETIRED)
Take a ride on the NovaBus RTS T80-206 #3214 owned and operated by
D-dot(Detroit Department of Transportation) as this bus is operating on
Route 22 Greenfield to Northland Mall.
This bus was formely owned by SMART before it was sold to D-dot around 1997
due to Suburban SMART Transit's finacial problems.
Powertrain: Detroit Diesel Series 50 + Allison V-731
UPDATE: This coach and the rest of the coaches #3200-3232 have been retired
between the summer and autumn of 2008.
Mississauga Transit 2008 New Flyer D60LFR #0855
A ride aboard Mississauga Transit 2008 New Flyer D60LFR #0855 on Route 26 E
Burnhamthorpe, traveling eastbound.
Cummins ISM / Allison B500R
By: Ryan Flores
Date Taken: 2008/02/16
TTC New Flyer D40LF #7323
Ride aboard 1998 TTC New Flyer D40LF, unit 7323, as it goes southbound to
Kipling Station via Route 111 East Mall.
D-dot 1997 NovaBus RTS T8O-206 #3251 (RETIRED)
Here is the picture of the D-dot 1997 NovaBus RTS T8O-206 #3251 with the
sound recording of the Detroit Diesel Series 50 engine and the Allison
V-731 auto transmission.
UPDATE 3/29/12: ALL units have been retired as of March of 2012. This bus
was probably retired in 2010 or 2011.