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  Topic: Destination signs on Regional Transit Service (Roch.,NY) Bus
Dieseljim

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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:48 pm   Subject: Destination signs on Regional Transit Service (Roch.,NY) Bus
When RTS still used the curtain roll signs on its buses, the following example shows how the front sign over the bus' windshield could be read:
8 E.Main to Browncroft with other readings including W ...
  Topic: Diminishing Value of Russell's Official Bus Guide
Dieseljim

Replies: 3
Views: 7265

PostForum: Over The Road Carriers   Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 6:37 am   Subject: Diminishing Value of Russell's Official Bus Guide
With the recent issues of Russell's Bus Guide added to my files to compare with the pair of 1960s issues I have, it seems to me that the value of this publication has diminished considerably over the ...
  Topic: Funny and sometimes crazy stuff from passengers
Dieseljim

Replies: 20
Views: 11523

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 6:29 am   Subject: Crazy Stuff from Passengers
Back in September 2006, when I was going from one convention in Scranton to a Railroad related one in Cleveland, the New York Trailways driver I was to ride from Batavia to Buffalo with to connect wit ...
  Topic: Funny and sometimes crazy stuff from passengers
Dieseljim

Replies: 20
Views: 11523

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:33 am   Subject: Leisure Line a Money Laundromat?
If the Leisure Line is a cash business, could it be a money laundromat? If so, does it have a SPIN cycle? lol,lol. Just kidding.OK this one isn't particularly a funny one but this does take place on ...
  Topic: Article - 'Buses and Beyond: 10 Cities with Great Transit'
Dieseljim

Replies: 6
Views: 4265

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:22 am   Subject: Transit Can Run Like a Business and Still Do the JOb
It seems to me that some of these transit systems would be a lot better off if they operated much like businesses as they do public services so that they would not screw the taxpayers like so many see ...
  Topic: Scenicruisers: When did retirement begin?
Dieseljim

Replies: 38
Views: 30757

PostForum: Over The Road Carriers   Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:16 pm   Subject: Scenicruiser Would Make a Nice Tour Bus
I believe a Scenicruiser would make a nice tour bus if handled properly, together with the companion PD4104 (assuming there are any still roadworthy in their original BUS configuration) when used in a ...
  Topic: Vermont Transit MC9 Bank Bus
Dieseljim

Replies: 0
Views: 3429

PostForum: The Bus Modeler   Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:06 pm   Subject: Vermont Transit MC9 Bank Bus
I have a Vermont Transit MC9 bank bus decked out in Vermont Transit's traditional green and white livery with VERMONT on the front and sides of the bus. I believe the real buses were stick shift equi ...
  Topic: Seatbelts Featured on New Greyhound Prevosts
Dieseljim

Replies: 11
Views: 7258

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:02 pm   Subject: Seatbelts SAVE Lives
They DO save lives. Seatbelts sure saved mine in a 55 mph head on collision 12 years ago that could have easily been multiple fatilities with four dead including yours truly. States are allowed to be ...
  Topic: Seatbelts Featured on New Greyhound Prevosts
Dieseljim

Replies: 11
Views: 7258

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:04 am   Subject: Greyhound's Potential liability in Accidents
Mr. Linsky; That makes a great deal of sense. I think it is high time that our big corporations were held accountable for their actions and not just Greyhound. Greyhound's corporate behaviour in the ...
  Topic: Seatbelts Featured on New Greyhound Prevosts
Dieseljim

Replies: 11
Views: 7258

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:23 pm   Subject: Seatbelts Featured on New Greyhound Prevosts
Did anyone know that the new Greyhound Prevosts have the same 3 point seatbelts you find in most cars. I read it in a copy of METRO magazine passed to me by a friend who does consulting for New York T ...
  Topic: Eliminating Low Occupancy Vehicles from Manhattan
Dieseljim

Replies: 23
Views: 12258

PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:25 pm   Subject: Eliminating Low Occupancy Vehicles from Manhattan
One way to improve the travel environment in Manhattan might be to discourage low occupancy noncommercial vehicles from entering from either New Jersey or other boroughts. One way to do this would be ...
  Topic: Capital Airlines Viscounts and Eastern's Electras
Dieseljim

Replies: 19
Views: 11133

PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:53 am   Subject: Rolls Royce Dart Turboprop Engines
In fact, the Rolls Royce Aero engine division IS still in business. Not only that, but I am sure you would be surprised at how many airplances powered with Rolls Royce Darts are still flying today. On ...
  Topic: Capital Airlines Viscounts and Eastern's Electras
Dieseljim

Replies: 19
Views: 11133

PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:11 pm   Subject: Re: Viscounts
Trans Canada did indeed fly both Viscounts and the larger Vanguard which was powered by the more powerful Rolls Royce Tyne turboprops. The Vanguard was roughly the size of an Electra if not a bit larg ...
  Topic: Capital Airlines Viscounts and Eastern's Electras
Dieseljim

Replies: 19
Views: 11133

PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:36 am   Subject: Capital Airlines Viscounts and Eastern's Electras
The Capital Airlines'Vickers Viscounts, as were those of Continental Airlines, were a smaller, less powerful turboprop than the Lockheed Electras, which went to American, Braniff, Eastern, Northwester ...
  Topic: Bus Rapid Transit for Rochester,NY
Dieseljim

Replies: 0
Views: 1652

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 1:23 pm   Subject: Bus Rapid Transit for Rochester,NY
While on the subject of Bus Rapid Transit, I thought that I would lay down an idea or two for Rochester,NY to implement it. Main Street/Chili Avenue would be a perfect place for its implementation si ...
 
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