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The Relics At Seashore
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:25 pm    Post subject: The Relics At Seashore Reply with quote

Fellows:

Here are several photos (all taken a number of years ago) at the Seashore Trolley Museum; as can be seen here, most of these historic buses were then in serious need of restoration.

Let's hope that at least some of these rare buses have since been restored, or, at the very least, moved indoors.......

"NYO"

http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?23472

http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?23473

http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?23474

http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?23471

http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?46013

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Several generations of transit coaches (from several manufacturers) are seen here lined up at Seashore; you know that the years really must be flying by when you see an RTS in a museum collection.....(!!) Shocked

http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?94538

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not just "an RTS"; Seashore even has a Flxible Metro and a TMC RTS!

I believe none of the motor buses are stored indoors. Some are tarped.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ripta42:

Seems strange for such "recent" buses to be in a MUSEUM.....especially one that mostrly showcases ELECTRIC RAILWAY vehicles!

Sure wish at least some of those buses were stored indoors; tarps only do so much, but I guess they are better than nothing.

I remember my visit to a Midwest trolley museum, back in 1978 (I recall it was in Wisconsin); they had quite a few vintage buses (a number of Old Looks, postwar Twins and several trolley buses) that all wore the same paint scheme.

There were quite a few of them, and all were stored outdoors.

I wonder how many of these rare machines have been restored since then.......

"NYO"
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I noted the nose of an old Divco truck in the 3rd photo. What a beast they were to drive. Drove a 1948 Divco on a dry cleaning route about 1963.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JimmiB wrote:
I noted the nose of an old Divco truck in the 3rd photo. What a beast they were to drive. Drove a 1948 Divco on a dry cleaning route about 1963.


Haven't seen a DIVCO in eons!! Shocked

A few more "rusting relics", these located up at Shore Line.

One coach in particular certainly deserves an indoor spot; very few of these buses exist today.

"Rust In Pieces"....... Sad

http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?53150

http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?141216

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JimmiB wrote:
I noted the nose of an old Divco truck in the 3rd photo. What a beast they were to drive. Drove a 1948 Divco on a dry cleaning route about 1963.


Here is a picture of the Divco truck taken in 2012, as well as another truck, which I believe is a Divco - Twin Coach product. (Please correct me if I am wrong.)

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fellows:

Hey, weren't we talking BUSES, here?? Rolling Eyes Wink

Interestingly, TWIN COACH recieved a contract in 1950 for 500 military buses.

These were called "Convertibles" because they could be changed from a 32-passenger bus to an 18-liter ambulance or cargo truck.

These were built in different configurations, and more resembled a moving van of that era than a bus.

Some of these unusual vehicles also were used as Highway Post Offices......

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bill D:

The vehicle in your second photo was based on a TWIN COACH Model 15; these little buses were just a shade over 19' in length.

Only about 50 Model 15's were built (circa-1932).........

Interestingly, the grill on the vehicle in your picture more resembles the the slightly larger Model 19......

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This rusting FAGEOL-TWIN COACH relic was spotted in Kentucky a number of years ago, after a group of buildings had been demolished.......

http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/charles_dodd/fageol_01.jpg

http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/charles_dodd/fageol_02.jpg

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This page features many links to brochure pages, speqs, etc. on the T-C CargoLiner.......

http://www.fageol.com/TC-CargoLiner.html
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bill D wrote:
JimmiB wrote:
I noted the nose of an old Divco truck in the 3rd photo. What a beast they were to drive. Drove a 1948 Divco on a dry cleaning route about 1963.


Here is a picture of the Divco truck taken in 2012, as well as another truck, which I believe is a Divco - Twin Coach product. (Please correct me if I am wrong.)

Bill






Bill,

Aside from my training around the garage as a 14 year old kid behind the wheel of Green Line's 'Green Hornet' (a World War II surplus Jeep), I fine tuned my talents up at my uncle's milk processing plant in Pittsfield, Mass.
'standing' at the controls of a Divco route delivery similar to your photo.

Your little Twin model has been immortalized out here as one a number of likenesses that once operated for the Helms Bakeries and the restored #33
seen below is often displayed at the Peterson Automotive Museum.

Photo used for educational purposes only.

Best regards,

Mr. 'L'

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr. Linsky wrote:

Your little Twin model has been immortalized out here as one a number of likenesses that once operated for the Helms Bakeries and the restored #33
seen below is often displayed at the Peterson Automotive Museum.

Photo used for educational purposes only.

Best regards,

Mr. 'L'



Mr. Linsky,

What a great restoration on that Twin! It is always nice to see survivors of unique vehicles such as these, especially coming from manufacturers that we know as bus builders. Thanks for sharing!

Bill
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all those photo's and links.....great stuff!
I love to look back at old ideas's of "future technology".....
The thirties and forties certainly were full of great innovation's.
Loved looking at that Fageol 'convertible' military vehicle.... Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NYO: Thank for the picture of the rusting hulk in Kentucky. I seem to remember those vehicles as running fir UPS as furniture delivery vehicles for NYC department
stores.
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