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  Topic: View From the Operator's Seat (Van Hool Editions)
traildriver

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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:33 pm   Subject: Re: View From the Operator's Seat (Van Hool Editions)
Last but not least, the following link takes you to no less than 8 driver's guides issued for CX, TD and TX model Van Hool coaches.
The TD guides are particularly interesting as they cover double de ...
  Topic: Prevost X3-45 Commuter Brochure
traildriver

Replies: 1
Views: 51

PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:01 pm   Subject: Re: Prevost X3-45 Commuter Brochure
The X3-45 is quite a nice-looking cruiser, isn't it?
https://www.prevostcar.com/sites/default/files/attachments/x3-45_commuter_brochure_2014.pdfAnd it's IMHO, the best driving coach on the market, an ...
  Topic: View From The Operator's Seat
traildriver

Replies: 7
Views: 262

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:54 pm   Subject: View From The Operator's Seat
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Looking back nostalgically, in the early 1960's most transit buses had no A/C. Driver's seats had iron springs, not air ride seats..
And those were good reasons for carrying a "cool cushion&q ...
  Topic: View From The Operator's Seat
traildriver

Replies: 7
Views: 262

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:17 am   Subject: View From The Operator's Seat
Good memory!
Too bad you don't have a picture to post...
The thing I recall about those old QTC buses, was their lack of power steering. Surprising, because the contemporary GMC parlor coaches used ...
  Topic: Scrapping Brooklyn's trolleybuses/infrastructure
traildriver

Replies: 38
Views: 662

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:48 pm   Subject: Scrapping Brooklyn's trolleybuses/infrastructure
Thanks to all for those wonderful links...

I lived in Williamsburg, within a few blocks from the Bridge Plaza, and recall riding those coaches in my very early youth. I remember in particular one ...
  Topic: Scrapping Brooklyn's trolleybuses/infrastructure
traildriver

Replies: 38
Views: 662

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:32 pm   Subject: Scrapping Brooklyn's trolleybuses/infrastructure
Trolleybus #3074 on a 1960 fan trip.......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3118

(courtesy: bus.nycsubway.org)

It would have been great if they ever did extend that 58 route all the way to ...
  Topic: Scrapping Brooklyn's trolleybuses/infrastructure
traildriver

Replies: 38
Views: 662

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:29 pm   Subject: Scrapping Brooklyn's trolleybuses/infrastructure
traildriver:

From 1954, here is a rear view of trolleybus #3198.......

"NYO"

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?4013

(courtesy: bus.nycsubway.org)

Thanks! That's what I remem ...
  Topic: Scrapping Brooklyn's trolleybuses/infrastructure
traildriver

Replies: 38
Views: 662

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:19 am   Subject: Scrapping Brooklyn's trolleybuses/infrastructure
Thanks to all for those wonderful links...

I lived in Williamsburg, within a few blocks from the Bridge Plaza, and recall riding those coaches in my very early youth. I remember in particular one ...
  Topic: View From The Operator's Seat
traildriver

Replies: 7
Views: 262

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:30 am   Subject: View From The Operator's Seat
Thanks for posting that interesting link!
  Topic: Scenicruiser/Eagle production years
traildriver

Replies: 33
Views: 1033

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:25 am   Subject: Scenicruiser/Eagle production years
Celluloid trivia:

......Cary Grant also boards one in the classic "NORTH BY NORTHWEST" .

The Scenicruiser seen in "NORTH BY NORTHWEST", interestingly, shows "INDIANAPOL ...
  Topic: Scenicruiser/Eagle production years
traildriver

Replies: 33
Views: 1033

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:10 pm   Subject: Scenicruiser/Eagle production years
Great links, thanks again...
There was a great scene in the classic flick, "Breakfast at Tiffany's" where Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard's character's were seeing off her husband, (playe ...
  Topic: Scenicruiser/Eagle production years
traildriver

Replies: 33
Views: 1033

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:22 pm   Subject: Scenicruiser/Eagle production years
Also curious that they did not mention the saga of Continental Trailways 1969 Eagle 05, number 29511 (American Buslines -Eastern division)...
It was powered by a Ford gas turbine engine for a few mon ...
  Topic: Scenicruiser/Eagle production years
traildriver

Replies: 33
Views: 1033

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:16 pm   Subject: Scenicruiser/Eagle production years
Great stuff, NYO, thanks from me, too....

The story of the Eagle bus was very interesting in that Eagle website...
one thing they didn't mention, was the reason for the "high top" of the ...
  Topic: Scenicruiser/Eagle production years
traildriver

Replies: 33
Views: 1033

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:41 pm   Subject: Scenicruiser/Eagle production years
To answer your original question as to why the Scenicruiser only was built from 1954-1956...

At around that time, GM and Greyhound were under fire by the US Government for various anti-trust cases, ...
  Topic: Northeastern Queens Bus Study
traildriver

Replies: 4
Views: 266

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:10 am   Subject: Northeastern Queens Bus Study
The right turn from 45th Avenue onto 162 Street is another tight one.
Back in the Old Look, and even into the New Look era, IIRC, QTC buses had manual steering...took plenty of strength to crank thos ...
 
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