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  Topic: "The Hound" is up for sale (the end of an era)
traildriver

Replies: 4
Views: 159

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 3:18 pm   Subject: "The Hound" is up for sale (the end of an era)
It really is sad to see such a storied American (and Canadian) institution sink to this level. It's founder's are probably spinning in their graves. I am proud to have been employed by the company ...
  Topic: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
traildriver

Replies: 167
Views: 4845

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 3:39 am   Subject: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
NYO...
Sounds like a great book!

By chance, did it cover the RTX, the prototype for the RTS?
I believe I told the story here previously, of my encounter with it, way back in 1968, when I toured t ...
  Topic: Remember the 77 WABC bus placards?
traildriver

Replies: 80
Views: 19111

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 6:23 am   Subject: Remember the 77 WABC bus placards?
Is the "HUDSON" depot still in use today, or has it been since closed/replaced?
The building is still around, but it was closed as a depot in 2003. It was replaced by the ex-Greyhound depo ...
  Topic: 60 years..........
traildriver

Replies: 22
Views: 541

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 8:16 am   Subject: 60 years..........
I recall a local television station interviewing one of the first TA driver's of the "fishbowl", and his appropriate comment to the reporter was that driving it made him feel like he was &qu ...
  Topic: 60 years..........
traildriver

Replies: 22
Views: 541

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 3:32 pm   Subject: 60 years..........
"As Modern as Tomorrow"

Here's a 1957 artist's conception of a TDH-5301; this would, then, make the New Look design 62 years old today.

Still and all, the New Look still has a futurist ...
  Topic: Bus Alternator Expert
traildriver

Replies: 8
Views: 277

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 8:42 am   Subject: Bus Alternator Expert
Welcome to Bus Talk!

This forum is mainly for bus enthusiasts, so I don't know how likely you will find the information you seek, here.

I would suggest checking with one of the factory service c ...
  Topic: "Mystery" Fishbowl in NJ: a of a kind experiment?
traildriver

Replies: 25
Views: 13658

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 1:06 pm   Subject: "Mystery" Fishbowl in NJ: a of a kind experiment?
Just noticed belatedly...Scenicruisers OUTSIDE the us? OTHER than those 1,000 something from 1954-56 by GMC from Greyhound?

I think perhaps the name "Scenicruiser" as refered above, was & ...
  Topic: St. George bus platforms, etc.......
traildriver

Replies: 53
Views: 1561

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:33 pm   Subject: St. George bus platforms, etc.......
(Note the Old Look heading west from the St. George terminal in this 1970 view)

This was when the SIRT was preparing f;or the eventual delivery of the R-44 cars, which would replace all of the vene ...
  Topic: St. George bus platforms, etc.......
traildriver

Replies: 53
Views: 1561

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:44 pm   Subject: St. George bus platforms, etc.......
https://www.google.com/maps/place/St.+George,+Staten+Island,+NY+10301/@40.6433483,-74.0734546,413m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c24e2d036da2fd:0xab5d623d4291a9f6!8m2!3d40.6427017!4d-74.0799469


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  Topic: Whatever Happened to the Bus called Golden Chariot
traildriver

Replies: 5
Views: 2620

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:05 am   Subject: Whatever Happened to the Bus called Golden Chariot
The PD-4901 was a one-off experimental. Pennsylvania Greyhound operated it for a while, and then the demo went to other companies for trial.
While not as aesthetically appealing as the PD-4501 Sceni ...
  Topic: Diesel consumption/fueling up
traildriver

Replies: 9
Views: 586

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:51 am   Subject: Diesel consumption/fueling up
This gas/diesel discussion reminds me of the PD-4104's...their DD 6-71 diesel tank was on the door side, and the gasoline engine for the air-conditioner was on the driver's side. Even so, mistakes w ...
  Topic: Peculiar GM New Look noise
traildriver

Replies: 8
Views: 518

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:58 am   Subject: Peculiar GM New Look noise
NYO--it is very difficult trying to imagine the sound from your description...
I wonder if the sound you are describing could be coming from the air compressor or some other pneumatic source? Perha ...
  Topic: "AMERICA WITHOUT GREYHOUND"
traildriver

Replies: 9
Views: 675

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:16 am   Subject: "AMERICA WITHOUT GREYHOUND"
I just read the article, and pretty much agree with its assessment of the situation.
Greyhound does not have the advocates that Amtrak has for support, but the way Greyhound has been treating its rid ...
  Topic: Where IS everybody??
traildriver

Replies: 2
Views: 395

PostForum: Member Feedback & Help   Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:58 am   Subject: Where IS everybody??
Part of this I believe is a general decline in interest in the industry, not helped by the decline of some of the pioneer companies...
I am currently on a world cruise, so only check in occasionally, ...
  Topic: GREYHOUND (Chicago-New Orleans, 1976)
traildriver

Replies: 4
Views: 500

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:41 am   Subject: GREYHOUND (Chicago-New Orleans, 1976)
I am on a long cruise currently, so I can't refer to my old timetables. If my memory serves me correctly, during that time, Greyhound ran three or four thru buses between Chicago and New Orleans. A ...
 
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