Exclusive: MTA Maryland 2005 New Flyer D40LF #05023 on Route 35 3-11-2012





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Published on Mar 12, 2012

A ride aboard MTA Maryland New Flyer D40LF #05023 on Route 35 as I take a ride from White Marsh Mall (where I was dropped off upon arrival via megabus) to downtown Baltimore near Inner Harbor. Manage to get here before 11 A.M. because road closure for St. Patrick's Parade lasted till 4 P.M. which backed up traffic.

These buses with ISM sounded very strong. Both SEPTA's overhauled D40LF and MTA's D40LF that have Cummins engine are very powerful. SEPTA's D40LF with ISL engine are powerful especially with the engine on high rpm when operators floor on the gas. I guess you can say that it is great competition to show out their best power buses since these buses have these kind of cummins engine on them. Inside the bus, you can hear the engine clearly with its shout as it accelerates; there's none of any secondary low tone humming noise that get's in the way of the good engine sound.

I also have to say that I was fortunate to get this with Allison transmission that MTA retrofit during their overhaul. It formally has a voith transmission

Also according wmatavids (who provided me the information), bus #05023 was equipped with the white led signs. Quite interesting to it on this bus as other buses have orange led signs. This is big surprise to riders from maryland and dc area as well as myself from Pennsylvania.

Power by Cumming ISM engine with Allison B400 transmission (Originally
Equipped with Voith Transmission)

Please note that to conserve battery for my other photography in tourism, I've to limit my video recording.


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