SEPTA Goes Restyled

SEPTA DE40LF, from the beginning of this order

According to some reliable sources on Philadelphia Transit Forums, SEPTA has confirmed the order of New Flyer DE40LFRs after a long wave of SEPTA only ordering diesel/diesel-electric buses in the original style. These new hybrids will be arriving this year, and the Pilot buses 8340 and 8341 will arrive in March 2010.

For transit fans in Philly, these units will arrive at Germantown depot on Germantown Avenue and Westview in Mt Airy, and the first batch is supposed to go to Southern Depot after they receive their tags. No confirmation as to which other depots will receive these buses, but stay with PTV for more details.

About the author: DashTransit

I have been with Virtual Transportation Cente since it's conception as the "Dash Forums" back in 2008. Since then, I have been writing and doing YouTube side by side, focusing both on Transportation and Gaming. Most of my knowledge comes from SEPTA as I lived in Philadelphia for most of my life. As of 2021, I am on YouTube as DashTransit, Dash5155, and TheDashOfficial.

As for the name DashTransit itself, it actually stems from my YouTube channel.

DashTransit was originally called "njt5329" and the channel was just clips of buses. Mostly SEPTA and NJT. A Fujifilm Finepix was used in this era.

Starting in July 2011, the Canon SX130IS camera became the camera of the channel, bringing HD documentary-style videos much like my buddy (trainman1971) did for DVD for many years past. This is when the channel became known as "Transit Action Series"

In May 2012, the original Canon SX130IS retired, and then all videos were recorded off a mobile phone until eventually uploaded proved too difficult due to hardships IRL

Starting in 2017, I used a Canon SX200IS from Bastranz to reboot the channel that otherwise was dead for a whole year prior.

Between April 19th, 2019, and January 21st, 2021, all videos were recorded by a Canon SX710 HS camera. The channel was renamed DashTransit 4/19/19.

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