Retired SEPTA DE40LF taken by a SEPTA Operator

Philadelphia, PA As of today, August 13th, 2022, SEPTA has retired the FIRST New Flyer DE40LF “second gen” from revenue service. From now on, this post will keep track of all retirements and update daily with all confirmed changes.

The 2008 New Flyer DE40LF buses are confirmed to be replaced by the upcoming 2022 New Flyer XDE40 order.

The 2009 New Flyer DE40LF buses will possibly be replaced to an add-on to the 2022 order but this has not been confirmed yet.

Edit 4/14/2023: As of the FY2024 budget announcement, SEPTA has confirmed that they will take on the optional 120 buses for the XDE40 order, meaning the 2009 units will also be retiring. Some have already met the scrap list, and are reflected below. Get your last photos of this model NOW!

Retired 2008 New Flyer DE40LFs
as of June 29th, 2023
8147, 8157, 8161, 8164, 8167, 8168, 8170, 8197, 8200, 8202-8204, 8206-8208, 8210-8212, 8214

SEPTA Route 26

Retired 2009 New Flyer DE40LFs
as of June 29th 2023

8225, 8227, 8231, 8235, 8240, 8241, 8245, 8258, 8269, 8276, 8281, 8285, 8291, 8294, 8301, 8303-8307, 8331, 8336, 8338

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I have been with Virtual Transit Center 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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