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Greyhound at the New York World's Fair

 
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MaBSTOA 15



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:49 pm    Post subject: Greyhound at the New York World's Fair Reply with quote

Greyhound ordered 100 buses from GM for exclusive service at the 1964-1965 World's Fair. 60 were TDH-5303 and 40 SDH-5302s.

(Some of the 5303 were purchased by Triboro after the Fair closed and were Triboros's first air conditioned buses. They also had air operated parking brakes housed in a tower to the right of the driver next to the transmission lever)

No doubt the photo was taken at the Fair, note the GM Pavilion and the New York State Pavilion in the background.

BUT look at the destination sign - Route D, San Mateo?!

Was Greyhound thinking of taking these buses to California after the Fair??

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good catch....I think you may be right...Greyhound still had a large fleet of old-looks, as well as ancient hand-me-downs from their mainline running on the various CA commute division's at that time....
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