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  Topic: GM artics and other industry musings....
traildriver

Replies: 10
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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:56 pm   Subject: GM artics and other industry musings....
Besides the four Super Golden Eagles Kassbohrer-Setra built for Continental Trailways, they also built two Kassbohrer body on Henschel chassis articulated buses. These were known as "Galenkes&qu ...
  Topic: Vintage Suffolk County Coach Buses
traildriver

Replies: 124
Views: 59431

PostForum: Long Island & Westchester Buses   Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:46 pm   Subject: Vintage Suffolk County Coach Buses
I was looking to see info about Hampton Jitney's Prevost H5-60 articulated's...
Do you know when they ran them, how many, and when and where they went?

There was one, or at least thats the only on ...
  Topic: Let's Go! A Multi-Year Transit Vision for Nassau County
traildriver

Replies: 1
Views: 18

PostForum: Long Island & Westchester Buses   Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:43 pm   Subject: Let's Go! A Multi-Year Transit Vision for Nassau County
I have wondered for years why there weren't any of these expresses from Nassau to Manhattan. You can of course go from eastern Queens, and from parts of Suffolk, but nothing from Nassau, unless you ...
  Topic: Vintage Suffolk County Coach Buses
traildriver

Replies: 124
Views: 59431

PostForum: Long Island & Westchester Buses   Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:34 pm   Subject: Vintage Suffolk County Coach Buses
I was looking to see info about Hampton Jitney's Prevost H5-60 articulated's...
Do you know when they ran them, how many, and when and where they went?
  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
traildriver

Replies: 92
Views: 1005

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:56 pm   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
Well said, NYO--my sentiments, exactly.
It is not only public transportation, either...I am also into 'cars' as in automobiles. Go to your typical owner's club, and it too, seems to be an "o ...
  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
traildriver

Replies: 92
Views: 1005

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: 92
Views: 1005

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: 92
Views: 1005

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: 92
Views: 1005

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: 92
Views: 1005

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: 92
Views: 1005

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: 92
Views: 1005

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: 92
Views: 1005

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: 92
Views: 1005

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: 92
Views: 1005

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'.
 
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