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The retired trolleys arrive in Chile!

The retired New Flyer trolleys, being offloaded at the docks in San Antonio, Chile.

The retired New Flyer trolleys, being offloaded at the docks in San Antonio, Chile.

After 20+ days at sea aboard the ship Wisdom, the retired trolleys arrived in Chile on Nov. 28!

CTL Westrans Shipbrokers, the company shipping the trolleys, sent us some photos and the following update on the trolleys’ progress:

M/V Wisdom arrived safely in San Antonio Chile on Friday Nov 28th, and completed discharge of all 80 buses by Sunday Nov 30th. We understand the buses will now be transported in sets of 10-12 at a time on flat-bed trucks over the Andes highway into Mendoza.

And CTL Westrans promises to send more photos when they get to Mendoza in Argentina!

There’s one more offloading photo below, plus a few more of the trolleys being loaded onto the ship at the Fraser Surrey Docks. Click each picture for a for larger version.

Our retired trolleys, arriving in sunny San Antonio after many days at sea.

Our retired trolleys, arriving in sunny San Antonio after many days at sea.

And here’s a few of the trolleys being loaded onto the ship for their journey.

A trolley prepares to be hoisted onto the ship.

A trolley prepares to be hoisted onto the ship.

A trolley in midair!

A trolley in midair!

This is a larger version of the photo that ran in the <a href=http://buzzer.translink.ca/index.php/2008/11/update-on-the-retired-trolleys-sailing-to-south-america/>last retired trolley post</a>.

This is a larger version of the photo that ran in the last retired trolley post.

Thanks so much for CTL Westrans for keeping us updated! And again, if you’ve missed the earlier posts on our retired trolleys, check them out here:


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