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NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

....if only these buses had the "traditional" GMC New Look front end.....and the MTA ordered a number.....ahhh, well......I guess this was as close as we were gonna get to a New Look artic.......

"NYO"

https://transit.toronto.on.ca/bus/8525.shtml

(courtesy: Transit Toronto)
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MaBSTOA 15



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the Turbocruiser II. It began life as a TDH-5303, serial 001 in 1963 and converted to turbine power in 1964.

It was on display at the New York World's Fair where I was surprise by the unusual appearance. Unfortunately, I did not have my camera but was able to secure a brochure, from which this photo is taken. BTW, the bus doors were closed and a tour of the interior was not possible.

Love them wheels!

This bus also became the Turbocruiser III when a sliding sash was added and the trapezoid GM emblem was placed between the lights



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NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THANKS for posting this one!! Wink

I haven't thought about this bus in ages, but your photo brought it all back; Mom and my older brother and I saw this bus at the Fair (my brother, sadly, left our camera at home!) Sad

I would have LOVED to have gone for a ride on this baby; thank God GREYHOUND's New Looks were available for a "joyride"! Very Happy

Again, thanks for bringing back some long-forgotten memories...... Wink

"NYO"
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GM must not have minded when Greyhound borrowed the name "Turbocruiser", for its MCI coaches equipped with Allison GT engines...
Perhaps since GM owned Allison then...
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NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

traildriver wrote:
GM must not have minded when Greyhound borrowed the name "Turbocruiser", for its MCI coaches equipped with Allison GT engines...
Perhaps since GM owned Allison then...


traildriver:

You know the old saying:

"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery"......... Wink

"NYO"
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