Huskie Line

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Huskie Line operates at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. The service is operated by Transdev Services Inc.

History

The service was originally operated under contract with ATC Management Company based in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. ATC operated the Huskie Line since its inception in 1971 to the 2000's.[1]

Roster

Active

Accurate as of 9/2021.

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
0501-0502 2005 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G29B102N4)
Cummins ISL 0501 transferred to Charm City Circulator 0501 in 201?, returned
0601-0604 2006 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G29B102N4)
Cummins ISL
0701-0702 2007 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL
0901-0904 2009 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL 0903 transferred to Charm City Circulator 0903 in 201?
1001-1004 2010 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9
1101-1103 2011 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9
1401 2014 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9
1501 2015 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9
1701-1702 2017 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins L9
72307-72309 2014 Ford F-550

Retired

[2]

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
? 1968 GMC T6H-4521A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
? 1968 GMC T6H-4521A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
? 1972 GMC T6H-4523N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
0401-0402 7/2004 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G20B102N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR Transferred to Charm City Circulator 0401-0402 in 2018
427, 429, 434, 438-440 1972 GMC T6H-4523A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
1005-1007 1980 GMC RTS-03
(T7H-603)
Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V730 Transferred to another ATC Property in 1986-1987.
1278-1280 1972 GMC T6H-4523A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
1332-1336 1972 GMC T6H-4523A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
1462-1473 1974 GMC T6H-4523A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
  • Ex-Texas Motor Coaches 1462-1473. 1462 & 1463 were assigned to Tucson Transit System (AZ) before being sold to Huskie Line.
  • 1462-1465, 1469-1470, 1473 transferred to another ATC property 1980.
  • 1466 retired in 1998 and was stored until the 2000's.
  • 1467, 1471 & 1472 retired in August 1994.
  • 1468 retired in 1999 and was sold in 2000.
1480-1481 1973 GMC T6H-4523A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
  • Ex-Miami-Dade Transit 268 & 269; bought in August 1986.
  • 1480 retired in August 1994.
  • 1481 retired in December 1988.
1652-1654 1976 GMC T6H-4523A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
  • Ex-Texas Motor Coaches 1652-1654; acquired new in 1976.
  • 1652 retired in August 2000.
  • 1653 retired in 1998 and was stored until the 2000's.
  • 1654 was the last GMC New Look to operate at Huskie Line. It retired in May 2002 and was bought by a private owner in June 2002.[1]
1719 1989 Gillig Phantom 35'
(35102TB6V92T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.2 Ex-Capital Metro Transit 1719; bought in November 2003.
1731-1732, 1734 1967 GMC TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
1746, 1768, 1770, 1772 1989 Gillig Phantom 35'
(35102TB6V92T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.2
1862-1865 1968 GMC T6H-4521 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
1927 GMC T6H-4521A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
1951-1956 1979 GMC RTS-03
(T7H-603)
Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V730
  • 1951 & 1954 transferred to Hammond Ind. in 1982. They would later become Madison Metro 1017 & 1015 in June 1998.
  • 1952 & 1953 transferred to another ATC Property in 1982.
  • 1955 & 1956 transferred to another ATC Property in 1986.
5801-5803 Huskie Line 5802-a.JPG 6/1993 Gillig Phantom 35'
(3596TB6V92T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748 5802 was displayed at the Illinois Railway Museum's annual Vintage Transportation Extravaganza in 2006.[3][4]
6471 1994 Ford/ElDorado National E350/Aerotech VIN: 1FDKE30M7RHC05792.
6796 2000 Ford/ElDorado National E450/Aerotech VIN: 1FDXE45F8YHA47483.
6858-6861 7/1994 Gillig Phantom 35'
(3596TB6V92T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748
  • Retired circa 2011.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
8024 1990 Gillig Phantom 35'
(3596TB6V92TA)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748
9167-9172 1991 Gillig Phantom 35'
(3596TB6V92T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748
  • 9168 was wrecked in an accident in January 2003.
  • 9170 image

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