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Buses in 42, Jackie Robinson film

 
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N4 Jamaica




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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:08 pm    Post subject: Buses in 42, Jackie Robinson film Reply with quote

Others will be able to give better descriptions, but here goes.
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The movie "42" is set mostly in 1946 and 1957. In several scenes, GM transit buses with paired windows are seen parked near small ball fields. In a brief moment, Jackie and wife Rachel are apparently riding one in Philadelphia. I suspect they are out of a museum. The paint scheme is similar wherever they show up: dark gray under the window line.
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An intercity Greyhound is shown "in the South" when the couple get bumped from a flight east from New Orleans.
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A Flxible Clipper transports Dem Bums to a Philadelphia hotel, which refuses a reservation for the entire team.
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We enjoyed the film.
Joe
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Hankg42



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also enjoyed the film very much, and noticed the paired window old-looks in scenes that were set in 1946. My first thought was that they hadn't been introduced yet, as of that year. If not for this site, I never would have even noticed! Smile

Edit: One additional thing I noticed... they appear to be a wide body model (is it 110"?), with the spacing between the rear windows being more than the 96" wide models.
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andy47




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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also noticed that the GMC transit buses used in the film were 1948 or later models because of the paired windows. Not a big deal. The average movie goer would never know the difference, and it is of course difficult to obtain the exact model to match the year of the movie. I imagine the buses were retired Los Angeles vehicles.

The movie itself was excellent.
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buslist



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wasn't there a bus in Fruit Salad colors outside the stadium in New Jersey? Don't think NCL was anywhere around.
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bill937ca




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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe you saw this bus.

https://sites.google.com/site/rtsregionaltransitservice/our-fleet/transit-buses/2102---1958-gmc-tdh-4801-1

http://www.rts-regionaltransitservice.com/

Another vintage bus fleet.

http://www.richfieldbus.com/gallery/8-classic-bus-collection-available-for-film-production-only-photo-gallery-7.php
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