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Los Angeles Metro Rapid New Flyer Articulated Bus with Rear Wheel Skirts

Dear Bernie:

During August of 2006, my wife and I had to travel to LA. We stayed at a Courtyard by Marriot in Sherman Oaks. I was able to capture these three pictures by the hotel on August 7, 2006, near the intersection of Sepulveda and Ventura Boulevards...

Enjoy

Alan A


PS - I'll sent you the rest of the Harran lot shortly...

Los Angeles Metro Rapid New Flyer Articulated Bus with Rear Wheel Skirts
Los Angeles Metro Rapid New Flyer Articulated Bus with Rear Wheel Skirts
Los Angeles Metro Rapid New Flyer Articulated Bus with Rear Wheel Skirts

 

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George | Jun 24, 2010 | 6:43 pm

I have two diecast models of this bus. One a Foothill Transit and the other a Los Angeles MTA Silver route one. It is a nice looking fururistic looking bus. My friends and I saw one at a Cummings Yard being serviced. The mechanics had a coronary when we took pictures of it. You would think it was some sort of "Top Secret" unveiled to the public sort of thing! For what it's worth we got our pictures! We even waited long enough for it to leave the yard and pass us down the street! Much to the chagrin of the mechanics!

Originally posted on January 2, 2009 8:56:04 AM EST

Classic Bus | Jun 24, 2010 | 6:44 pm

My girlfriend and I recently went to Los Angeles and saw these New Flyer articulated buses. Very futuristic looking and sleek indeed.

In addition to the red and silver scheme, we saw green, blue and I believe orange with silver so I would imagine different lines have different colors.

Does anyone know if these New Flyers are run on any system in the East coast?

flyerboy | Jun 24, 2010 | 6:45 pm

Those MTA articulated buses are NABI's 60BRT model, they are not New Flyers. New Flyer only has the BRT DE60LFA's in Eugene, OR and in Cleveland, OH.

Originally posted on March 17, 2009 11:06:56 AM EDT

DE40LFR | Jun 24, 2010 | 6:45 pm

Nice pics but those are made by NABI. Those are the NABI 60 BRT also availible in 40 ft

Posted on March 25, 2009 4:21:31 PM EDT

6V92TA | Jun 24, 2010 | 6:46 pm

We just got our New Flyer DE60LFA's about 6 months or so ago. They are ISL powered with the Allison EP40 or EP50 Hybri-Drive system. Very fast buses and very smooth ride....although they look better without the wheel skirts.

Originally posted on March 29, 2009 8:50:08 PM EDT

stratus | Jun 24, 2010 | 6:48 pm

What is this display on the 2nd pic where you can see "7"

Posted on May 17, 2009 12:29:28 PM EDT

Doug Vernon | Jun 24, 2010 | 6:49 pm

Hello all,
I came across this site while looking for classic bus information.

I saw the comments regarding the new articulated buses (with wheel covers). We have them here in San Diego operated by MTD.

But if you want to take a look at an articulated that looks like it came out of a Buck Rogers or Flash Gordon movie
search for the Wright "StreetCar" RTV.
I saw one about a year ago at a transportation convention. It is big, sleek and sexy. All wheels are covered.
It is 62 feet in length, it can carry
104 passengers with 44 seated, it weighs
thirty tons (British Weight), it has the largest windshild I've ever seen and
the driver is stashed away in a seperate
closed compartment with controls looking like they came out of a 747.

The one I saw had been ordered by the transit system over in Las Vegas.

For further details: www.the-wright-group.com I think at least you'll be facinated. I hope I get to see your reactions at this site.

Best to all,
Doug

PS: I believe the StreetCar RTV is produced in Ireland.

Originally posted on November 6, 2009 7:44:36 PM EST

Doug Vernon | Jun 24, 2010 | 6:49 pm

I think I sent you a bad web address for the RTV. I tried it and...nothing.
Try this: www.wrightbus.com

Hope it works.

Doug

Originally posted on November 6, 2009 7:44:36 PM EST

ALAN A | Oct 16, 2010 | 10:56 am

As the photographer of the pictures, I didn't originally notice the 7 in the second picture. Best guess is that it is an electronic version of a "run box" and that this driver was handling run # 7 on the 761 route.

 

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