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NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2022 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a prehistoric beast I have not seen before:

Check out this eye-catching "GREYHOUND PACIFIC" trailer bus....... Shocked

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/120963939964755347/
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2022 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Regarding the "GREYHOUND PACIFIC" trailer bus in the previous post.

Where* did this unique vehicle operate?

What route(s)?

The name "GREYHOUND PACIFIC" also caught my eye......

"NYO"

*The left-hand door might provide a clue; perhaps this vehicle operated in Australia?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2022 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recall, also, the "trailer buses" GREYHOUND used during the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago.......

"NYO"
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice catch...I haven't seen those before either. Could be from Australia, but my guess is that perhaps Pacific Greyhound might have built them in-house, similar to that Kaiser articulated, and Santa Fe Trailways 'Victory Liner', both one-off's that were built during World War II to haul defense factory workers...just a guess...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2022 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

traildriver:

My hunch was correct; this unusual "Hound"* was built in Australia (hauled by a WHITE tractor), and ran until 1972!

Photo and a small story, here...... Wink

"NYO"

https://www.flickr.com/photos/statelibraryqueensland/51160055432

*(This trailer-bus originally ran for the "BLUE & RED BUS SERVICE")
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2022 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

traildriver:

All I'm gonna say here is:

"WOW"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

MAGNIFICENT!!!!!!! Wink

https://winnipegtransit.com/assets/841/1956_1958_Western_Flyer_Coaches.jpg

*(note the "SCENIC CRUISER SERVICE" lettering on the sharp-looking "Canadian 'Cruiser" on the right!) Wink

**(note there is no destination sign(s) on the bus at left!)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2022 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629 wrote:
traildriver:

My hunch was correct; this unusual "Hound"* was built in Australia (hauled by a WHITE tractor), and ran until 1972!

Photo and a small story, here...... Wink

"NYO"

https://www.flickr.com/photos/statelibraryqueensland/51160055432

*(This trailer-bus originally ran for the "BLUE & RED BUS SERVICE")


Good detective work! Clap
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2022 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629 wrote:
traildriver:

All I'm gonna say here is:

"WOW"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

MAGNIFICENT!!!!!!! Wink

https://winnipegtransit.com/assets/841/1956_1958_Western_Flyer_Coaches.jpg

*(note the "SCENIC CRUISER SERVICE" lettering on the sharp-looking "Canadian 'Cruiser" on the right!) Wink

**(note there is no destination sign(s) on the bus at left!)


Nice job! I've never seen that before. Looks like Western Flyer built a "Flxible Vista-Liner wannabe" Laughing

The "legal's" state that it's owned by a Manitoba transit museum or something. I wonder if Greyhound of Canada actually owned that or similar at one time, and took liberties calling it a 'Scenic Cruiser'. At the time, the Western Canadian Greyhound was not fully owned by the Greyhound Corporation, but only a minority share IIRC...and I seriously doubt if they would allocate any of their flagship, 'real' PD-4501 Scenicruiser's to their Canadian affiliate. So maybe WF built this to emulate them...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2022 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if those are front engined buses?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2022 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

traildriver wrote:
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629 wrote:
traildriver:

My hunch was correct; this unusual "Hound"* was built in Australia (hauled by a WHITE tractor), and ran until 1972!

Photo and a small story, here...... Wink

"NYO"

https://www.flickr.com/photos/statelibraryqueensland/51160055432

*(This trailer-bus originally ran for the "BLUE & RED BUS SERVICE")


Good detective work! Clap


traildriver:

Thanks!

Appreciate the compliment!Very Happy

Maybe all the "Sherlock Holes" stories I've read over the years influenced me a bit..... Wink

"NYO"
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2022 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I did a little detective work Smile
and found this:

http://www.mtha.ca/vintage-fleet.html
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2022 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

traildriver wrote:
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629 wrote:
traildriver:

All I'm gonna say here is:

"WOW"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

MAGNIFICENT!!!!!!! Wink

https://winnipegtransit.com/assets/841/1956_1958_Western_Flyer_Coaches.jpg

*(note the "SCENIC CRUISER SERVICE" lettering on the sharp-looking "Canadian 'Cruiser" on the right!) Wink

**(note there is no destination sign(s) on the bus at left!)


Nice job! I've never seen that before. Looks like Western Flyer built a "Flxible Vista-Liner wannabe" Laughing

The "legal's" state that it's owned by a Manitoba transit museum or something. I wonder if Greyhound of Canada actually owned that or similar at one time, and took liberties calling it a 'Scenic Cruiser'. At the time, the Western Canadian Greyhound was not fully owned by the Greyhound Corporation, but only a minority share IIRC...and I seriously doubt if they would allocate any of their flagship, 'real' PD-4501 Scenicruiser's to their Canadian affiliate. So maybe WF built this to emulate them...


traildriver:

My pleasure; I never saw these buses either! Wink

The "Vista-Liner" wannabe reminds me a lot of a circa-1960 Japanese tin-litho "Scenicruiser", where artistic liberties were clearly taken! Wink

I have MANY tin two-axle "Scenicruisers" in my collection.

Oddly enough, I DO have a (circa-1960) red tin-friction Scenicruiser (its basic body was used for many tin litho buses of that day) in my collection that has "GOLDEN EAGLE" on its sides, as well as "HIGHWAY LINER"! Shocked

"NYO"


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2022 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

traildriver wrote:
So I did a little detective work Smile
and found this:

http://www.mtha.ca/vintage-fleet.html


EXCELLENT work, my dear Mr. Watson! Very Happy

Man, am I going to REALLY delve into this page, later this evening! Very Happy

Thanks again! Wink

"NYO"
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2022 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a "Hound" from "North Of The Border", this time around, but a "Goose" (and a quite stylish one, at that!) Wink

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/507640189243548831/

*Trivia note:

"GREY GOOSE" was a long-established Manitoba bus company headquartered in Winnipeg.

Beginning in 1962, the company purchased several PREVOST "Panoramique" buses.......


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2022 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

traildriver:

No....you are NOT hallucinating!!!!!!!!!!!! Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

This "Hound" HAS to be SEEN to be BELIEVED!!!!!!!!!!! Shocked Shocked

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/140385713374047623/
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