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  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
traildriver

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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:50 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"
traildriver

Replies: 89
Views: 890

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:39 am   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
Don't forget that the first Eagle coaches dating back as far as 1956 for the 'pilot' prototype, were designed and ordered by Continental Trailways, from Kassbohrer-Setra in West Germany.

Mercedes-B ...
  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
traildriver

Replies: 89
Views: 890

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:15 am   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"
traildriver

Replies: 89
Views: 890

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:46 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"
traildriver

Replies: 89
Views: 890

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:12 am   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
NYO-
It was N4-Jamaica that brought up the subject of width, not myself...

But since we are on that subject...Ever since 102" buses entered the market, I have always wondered why Queens/Stein ...
  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
traildriver

Replies: 89
Views: 890

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:46 pm   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
I've always wondered why such a giant company like Toyota never really attempted to enter the North American bus building market...or for that matter, South Korea....

The only place in the 'west' I ...
  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
traildriver

Replies: 89
Views: 890

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:33 am   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
NYO..
Loved that shot of the Bee Line ACF....
I hope it was sent to some museum...anyone know?
  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
traildriver

Replies: 89
Views: 890

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:32 am   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
Baltimore, 1980.

A new RTS is making its appointed rounds, followed by a veteran Fishbowl.

The RTS was perhaps the most unpopular bus type ever to run in the Monumental City.

Their narrow ais ...
  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
traildriver

Replies: 89
Views: 890

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:28 am   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
NYO..
That comment you quoted from Ed Stauss, makes me smile...
I recall a local television news reporter interviewing driver's and passenger's aboard a brand new TDH-5301 when they went into servic ...
  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
traildriver

Replies: 89
Views: 890

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:58 pm   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
They may not look aesthetic, but the plain box maximizes the space inside, better than something that is 'streamlined'.
  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
traildriver

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Views: 890

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:56 pm   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
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  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
traildriver

Replies: 89
Views: 890

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:51 pm   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"


I am not sure, but it could have been a branch or short terminal of a QM-2 express serving Clearview Gardens section of Bayside....
  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
traildriver

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Views: 890

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:07 am   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
Here's another bus that looks like "the box it came in"... Smile

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwic3avcwpncAhVEON8KHX4gDAQQjR ...
  Topic: Greyhound Canada Route Abandonments
traildriver

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PostForum: Hot Topics & Current Events   Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:40 pm   Subject: Greyhound Canada Route Abandonments
After a long period of decline, Greyhound Canada Transportation Company is throwing in the towel on a huge portion of its remaining operations...

https://business.financialpost.com/transportation/g ...
  Topic: New York's Articulated Buses
traildriver

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:03 pm   Subject: New York's Articulated Buses
Are you certain that bus did not have some primitive sort of power steering?
It would seem to almost have to have it, in order to link those steerable rear axles to the front, wouldn't it?

Or....a ...
 
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