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  Topic: Any Other UTC Bus Fans Out There? (Providence/Pawtucket, RI)
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PostForum: Surface Transit - Eastern United States   Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:33 pm   Subject: Any Other UTC Bus Fans Out There? (Providence/Pawtucket, RI)
I posted this original thread over 10 years ago.

Wondering if we picked up any UTC members through the years.

I still have great memories of the late 50's, '60's and early 70's years.
  Topic: May need to rent an old RI bus or two
UTC Bus Fan

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PostForum: Announcements & Information   Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:22 pm   Subject: May need to rent an old RI bus or two
Haven't been on here for a long while now.

Anything new on the TV show or anything UTC would be interesting to me.
  Topic: Who is your favorite intercity motorcoach manufacturer?
UTC Bus Fan

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PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:48 pm   Subject: Who is your favorite intercity motorcoach manufacturer?
Going with GMC again, from the older days anyway. I have very little experience with the newer models. Not only do I like the GMC styling and the durability of them, I'm a big Detroit Diesel fan. ...
  Topic: [RI] Major changes to two RIPTA routes
UTC Bus Fan

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PostForum: Surface Transit - Eastern United States   Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:27 pm   Subject: [RI] Major changes to two RIPTA routes
Appreciate the info and good pictures.

There is another thing new to me. I never knew they are now using Ford Vans like that. Also the "49 Providence". Years ago they would only read ...
  Topic: [RI] Major changes to two RIPTA routes
UTC Bus Fan

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PostForum: Surface Transit - Eastern United States   Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:33 pm   Subject: [RI] Major changes to two RIPTA routes
Haven't saw or heard "49 Camp" in a long, long time. I remember that route when I was a kid in the '60's. What street did it used to end on, at the city lines?

Bill
  Topic: Attn Mr. L
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PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:37 am   Subject: Attn Mr. L
Thanks Mr L,

I'll relay the info to him.

Bill
  Topic: Attn Mr. L
UTC Bus Fan

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PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:37 pm   Subject: Attn Mr. L
Mr. L,

I have a friend on a truck board I belong to who is trying to find out some info that you may be able to help him with.

Here is his quote:

"I'm trying to find where the history r ...
  Topic: How Many Members are Drivers, Former Drivers or Kin?
UTC Bus Fan

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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:57 am   Subject: How Many Members are Drivers, Former Drivers or Kin?
I'm a Relative to a deceased driver, does that count?

Sure does count. My Grandfather, UER- UTC Driver- Inspector, passed on in 1974 at the age of 73.

Bill
  Topic: How Many Members are Drivers, Former Drivers or Kin?
UTC Bus Fan

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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:08 am   Subject: How Many Members are Drivers, Former Drivers or Kin?
I was afraid that by being in and around buses (and passengers and traffic) everyday, I might lose my passion for buses as a hobby.

I can relate to that. I've been a car nut since I was a kid and ...
  Topic: How Many Members are Drivers, Former Drivers or Kin?
UTC Bus Fan

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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:00 pm   Subject: How Many Members are Drivers, Former Drivers or Kin?
Wondering how many members out there are Drivers, Former Drivers, or Relative to a Driver?

My Grandfather started driving trolleys for the United Electric Railways in Pawtucket and Providence RI in ...
  Topic: Any Other UTC Bus Fans Out There? (Providence/Pawtucket, RI)
UTC Bus Fan

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PostForum: Surface Transit - Eastern United States   Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:24 pm   Subject: Any Other UTC Bus Fans Out There? (Providence/Pawtucket, RI)
Many of them were purchased by ABC in North Providence in the 1980s.

ABC... I remember them well. The two things I remember the most about ABC Old Looks in the '60's was their buses were always ...
  Topic: Any Other UTC Bus Fans Out There? (Providence/Pawtucket, RI)
UTC Bus Fan

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PostForum: Surface Transit - Eastern United States   Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:15 pm   Subject: Any Other UTC Bus Fans Out There? (Providence/Pawtucket, RI)

RIPTA acquired the Newport routes and the baby Old Looks that ran on them from Transit Line, Inc.

Now that you mention it, that does sound familiar. I would have never remembered that on my own ...
  Topic: Any Other UTC Bus Fans Out There? (Providence/Pawtucket, RI)
UTC Bus Fan

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PostForum: Surface Transit - Eastern United States   Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:53 pm   Subject: Any Other UTC Bus Fans Out There? (Providence/Pawtucket, RI)
Here is a more direct link to the UTC 2816 and 2817 in it's original UTC colors:

http://gallery.bustalk.info/displayimage.php?album=512&pos=18

As mentioned, I have ridden more miles on the ...
  Topic: Any Other UTC Bus Fans Out There? (Providence/Pawtucket, RI)
UTC Bus Fan

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PostForum: Surface Transit - Eastern United States   Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:44 pm   Subject: Any Other UTC Bus Fans Out There? (Providence/Pawtucket, RI)
To my surprise, it looks like they did repaint some short wheel base busses. Here is a good example:

http://mnebuspage.fotopic.net/p62247211.html

These buses are from the Newport, RI area. Pro ...
  Topic: Any Other UTC Bus Fans Out There? (Providence/Pawtucket, RI)
UTC Bus Fan

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PostForum: Surface Transit - Eastern United States   Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:50 pm   Subject: Any Other UTC Bus Fans Out There? (Providence/Pawtucket, RI)
Although not dated when it was taken, here is a good example of a New Look RIPTA Bus painted in the new color scheme.

http://mnebuspage.fotopic.net/p55173733.html

With the '71 Chevy Bel-Air in ...
 
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