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  Topic: 'GM OLD LOOK ODDITIES'
fishbowl

Replies: 377
Views: 207871

PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:10 am   Subject: 'GM OLD LOOK ODDITIES'
Thanks for your helpful (as always) answer! (Someday I'll need to figure out why some California operators air conditioning!)

fishbowl,

Thanks for your submission and inquiry.

Many 'paired w ...
  Topic: 'GM OLD LOOK ODDITIES'
fishbowl

Replies: 377
Views: 207871

PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:27 am   Subject: 'GM OLD LOOK ODDITIES'
Can't say I've ever seen an old look transit of this vintage without Thermo-Matic ventilation. My judgment is that this is a TDH-4512 (based on the half-shell vent over the side-rear window), althoug ...
  Topic: 'GM OLD LOOK ODDITIES'
fishbowl

Replies: 377
Views: 207871

PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Sat May 11, 2013 11:49 am   Subject: 'GM OLD LOOK ODDITIES'
Thanks, frankie and Mr. L., for the fascinating and detailed information on this unique bus. I really appreciate your doing the research and taking the time to post it!
  Topic: 'GM OLD LOOK ODDITIES'
fishbowl

Replies: 377
Views: 207871

PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Thu May 09, 2013 7:14 pm   Subject: 'GM OLD LOOK ODDITIES'
Here's a new one for me: a GM old look New Jersey Public Service trolleybus, fleet #D900. The photo is currently up for auction twice on eBay by seller njrtsr as #181137901941 and 181137902183.

D ...
  Topic: Twin Coach Oddities
fishbowl

Replies: 6
Views: 5276

PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:52 pm   Subject: Twin Coach Oddities
Thanks, frankie!

What I know now that I didn't know before:

1. Being made in 1961, this bus does, in fact, predate the freshly designed TC-25.
2. It did use older-style, Twin Coach/Fageoliner-t ...
  Topic: Twin Coach Oddities
fishbowl

Replies: 6
Views: 5276

PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:34 am   Subject: Twin Coach Oddities
Mr. L,
Many thanks for correcting my Twin Coach-Flxible timeline with more precise/accurate information. (And thanks for staying awake in the wee hours of the morning to respond to my post!)

Perh ...
  Topic: Twin Coach Oddities
fishbowl

Replies: 6
Views: 5276

PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:14 pm   Subject: Twin Coach Oddities
Here's a surprise (to me):

My memory of bus history is that Flxible, which bought Twin Coach in 1955, used both names on its transit buses until 1963, when it finally dropped the Twin Coach name.
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  Topic: 'GM OLD LOOK ODDITIES'
fishbowl

Replies: 377
Views: 207871

PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:26 pm   Subject: 'GM OLD LOOK ODDITIES'
Thanks, Mr. L, for so much fascinating and helpful information! Sounds like (without the chance to stand directly under the windshield) 4509's and 4512's aren't as easy to distinguish as I thought.
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  Topic: 'GM OLD LOOK ODDITIES'
fishbowl

Replies: 377
Views: 207871

PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:39 am   Subject: 'GM OLD LOOK ODDITIES'
I suspect this LANTA old look is a TDH-4512 because of the round turn signals (4509's usually had arrows), but I can't be sure, since the telltale air intake over the side rear window is missing. Aft ...
  Topic: No side destination!
fishbowl

Replies: 8
Views: 3735

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:12 am   Subject: No side destination!
I can't tell you how many times I've run down a Chicago street to catch a bus (from behind) that was already stopped to pick up passengers, hoping to make it inside before the driver closed the doors. ...
  Topic: 'GM OLD LOOK ODDITIES'
fishbowl

Replies: 377
Views: 207871

PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:22 pm   Subject: 'GM OLD LOOK ODDITIES'
I don't have to tell you how many drivers lounged on those seats at layovers in dark and desolate spots and what they did - I'll let your imagination take care of that one!
Speaking of memories and l ...
  Topic: Detroit DDOT rolls out new Gilligs
fishbowl

Replies: 6
Views: 3798

PostForum: Surface Transit - Eastern United States   Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:20 pm   Subject: Detroit DDOT rolls out new Gilligs
From what I understand, Detroit has received 14 (or 15, depending on the source you read) new Gillig buses (the first of 46), waiting to be put into service since January 30. The Gilligs begin to rol ...
  Topic: 'CORGI'S LATEST'
fishbowl

Replies: 2
Views: 3692

PostForum: The Bus Modeler   Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:43 pm   Subject: 'CORGI'S LATEST'
I just checked the Fares Please site (and have, in fact, done business with them before), but don't see any newly released Corgi USA buses. The "year issued" column seems to indicate simply ...
  Topic: GM NEW LOOK ODDITIES
fishbowl

Replies: 155
Views: 98833

PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:42 am   Subject: GM NEW LOOK ODDITIES
Here's one I know nothing about. (Please forgive me if it's been discussed before.) Can someone provide information about this Australian, fishbowl-fronted, intercity coach? (It's an oddity to me, ...
  Topic: Quiz
fishbowl

Replies: 8
Views: 4763

PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:19 am   Subject: Quiz
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Thanks, frankie, for your great detective work. Case closed!

And thanks to everyone for your helpful contributions. Wink
 
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