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TRAILWAYS Eagles in JFK motorcade (11/63)

 
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NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:00 am    Post subject: TRAILWAYS Eagles in JFK motorcade (11/63) Reply with quote

Fellows:

On a somber note, a few weeks back, the 55th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy went by with hardly a notice by the media.

Moving on now, few bus historians know that, on that fateful November day in 1963, two CONTINENTAL TRAILWAYS Eagles was also part of the JFK motorcade.

The buses, (Bus #1 and #2) were designated "WHITE HOUSE PRESS BUSES"

Many years ago, I saw both historical footage and still photographs where these buses are visible.

In retrospect, I am sure few people today know (or would even care) that CONTINENTAL TRAILWAYS buses was part of the President's motorcade, on that tragic day, so long ago.

I was only starting grade school at the time, and still vividly remember that horrific day, as well as the next three days that followed.....

"NYO"


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scroll down page to:

"MOTORCADE VEHICLES AND PERSONNEL":

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_John_F._Kennedy_assassination
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

See also:

http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/russ/animation.htm

(scroll down page; look for vehicles #'s 15 and 16)
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See:

https://www.jfk.org/the-collections/oral-history/oral-history-topics/
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had previously wondered why TRAILWAYS Eagles were used in the ill-fated JFK motorcade instead of Scenicruisers as White House press buses; however, after remembering that TRAILWAYS headquarters were located in Dallas, the use of Eagles made a great deal of scense.....

"NYO"
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