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  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:51 pm   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
Well said, NYO--my sentiments, exactly.
It is not only public transportation, either...I am also into 'cars' as in automobiles. Go to your typical owner's club, and it too, seems to be an "o ...
  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 92
Views: 965

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:22 pm   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
traildriver/All:

Another fascinating aspect of the bus hobby is that it can be, and is, quite diverse.

Some of us are interested in all buses; others only are interested in the vintage models.
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  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 92
Views: 965

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:48 pm   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
traildriver:

Am truly enjoying this fascinating discussion!!!!! (and your detailed input makes it all the more informative) Very Happy Wink

It is sad that the majority of bus riders (local or otherw ...
  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 92
Views: 965

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:51 pm   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
See also:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prevost_Car

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motor_Coach_Industries
  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 92
Views: 965

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:25 pm   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
All:

At one time, most of us (yours truly included) thought of the big MCI's as either highway coaches or tour buses.

But, with their introduction into many commuter services by the late 80's, t ...
  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 92
Views: 965

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:24 am   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
traildriver:

Am truly enjoying this fascinating discussion!!!!! (and your detailed input makes it all the more informative) Very Happy Wink

It is sad that the majority of bus riders (local or otherw ...
  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 92
Views: 965

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:25 pm   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
The following is from a vintage GREYHOUND manual in my collection:

""OPERATING MANUAL: PD 4501R"

"REAR AXLE LOAD DISTRIBUTION"

"........'DRIVE AXLE LOADED' switc ...
  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 92
Views: 965

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:53 pm   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
"Three Axle Action", MTA-style...................

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?293

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?295

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?296

(courtesy: ...
  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 92
Views: 965

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:19 pm   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
A latter day- view of one of SOMERSET's four Prevost CHAMPIONS, patiently awaiting the next call of duty, alongside an equally-classic Fishbowl (1982)......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1522 ...
  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 92
Views: 965

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:15 pm   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
In this 1968 view, we see the first SOMERSET Prevost Champion, en route to New Jersey, crossing over onto US soil at the Canadian border...........

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1518

(court ...
  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 92
Views: 965

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:03 pm   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
The GM PD-4903, "Super Luxury Liner", also had a fully retractable tag axle, that could be raised or lowered by the driver. When raised, it was hidden behind a door. It could also be remo ...
  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 92
Views: 965

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:34 pm   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
From "THE BUS WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BUSES" (Ed Stauss):

".............the initial Old Look models available in 1940 were 28, 30, 31, and 35 feet in length and 96 inches wide. In late ...
  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 92
Views: 965

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:40 am   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
Further on bygone bus weight restrictions (this entry is quite unusual!).........

In 1953, FLXIBLE delivered 16 Visicoaches to NORTHLAND GREYHOUND LINES of Minneapolis; these buses were unique in t ...
  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 92
Views: 965

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:25 am   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
traildriver:

Thanks for the correction; I guess I was having an "almost senior moment"! Rolling Eyes

Also, truly appreciate your "in depth" discussion on bus widths; this is a sub ...
  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 92
Views: 965

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:44 pm   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
See also.........

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Articulated_bus

http://www.megabus.co.za/introducing-worlds-longest-buses
 
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