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North Carolina Bone Yard Found

 
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Hart Bus



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:06 am    Post subject: North Carolina Bone Yard Found Reply with quote

Found this link on another board about a subway bone yard in the forests of North Carolina. Mostly SEPTA stuff, but for Mr.L's amusement and detective skills there is one picture of the right front side of the bus. The side destination may hold a clue



http://www.tmz.com/videos/0_1t3hcwj3/
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:07 pm    Post subject: Re: North Carolina Bone Yard Found Reply with quote

Hart Bus wrote:
Found this link on another board about a subway bone yard in the forests of North Carolina. Mostly SEPTA stuff, but for Mr.L's amusement and detective skills there is one picture of the right front side of the bus. The side destination may hold a clue



http://www.tmz.com/videos/0_1t3hcwj3/



ECA,

I'm getting nowhere with the URL you provided except something about Joan Rivers who I don't need.

I'm very interested in seeing the roll sign - can you give me a better clue?

Best regards,

WCA
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Hart Bus



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WCA: Oops! As the late Gilda Radner would say on Saturday Night Live- "so sorry".

Try this one:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2707414/The-train-graveyard-Photographer-captures-images-abandoned-trains-North-Carolina-forest.ht

ECA;

Don't know if you watched the whole interview with Joan Rivers. At the end the "reporter" from TMZ asks her if she read the Tweet from Selena Gomez about the middle east crisis. Joan's response was so "spot on" that the reporter coulldn't help but laugh.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New York was a bad guess by the author.

Route 6, Killarney-26 Avenue is a route run by Calgary Transit, hence the CTS logo on the side.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ECA,

I would never have guessed what this one was but I thank you for your vote of confidence.

Thanks to JimmiB for coming up with the answer.

I knew it wasn't New York because the only operator that ran even a handful of post war ACF-Brills was Queens/Nassau Transit Lines and some part of their original orange and cream livery certainly would have been obvious under all that rust.

Best regards,

WCA
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found this info re: the "NC boneyard".

Vintage Electric Streetcars, Windber, PA

http://www.bera.org/cgi-bin/pnaerc-query.pl?sel_curown=Vintage%20Electric%20Streetcar%20Company
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Hart Bus



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting link. Why save so any unless you were going to operate over a long distance. Otherwise why not preserve just one or two cars from each class and operator, so that they could get the TLC they need. Seems like a poor allocation of time and resources.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what I've read/heard, the owner bought a bunch of PCCs from Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Boston, Cleveland, and Toronto at scrap prices when they were retired with the intent of reselling them for a profit either as whole cars or parts, although he had stated in the past that his intention was to run a trolley tour of coal mines and steel mills. Vintage Electric also brokered the purchase of the Toronto cars now running in Kenosha.
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