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The "Other" New Look
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W.B. Fishbowl



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629 wrote:
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very Happy Very Happy

Wasn't this a demo, that also ran for the CTA? (or did the CTA roster a number of these New Looks with this style window?)

I've seen a photo of what looks to be the same bus in the photos you posted (with the same unusual windows), but numbered #8600.....

"NYO"

I'd expounded on them several pages before, but from what I've read, this particular demo bus indeed do service on the CTA, either before or after . . .
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

W.B:

Appreciate this confirmation!

The one photo I have of this bus is seen in "WELCOME ABOARD THE GM NEW LOOK BUS" (McKane/Squier); the photo caption states (in part):

".......Chicago Transit Authority 8600 was part of a group of 150 Flxible New Looks that were purchased in conjunction with a 150 GMs for a side-by-side comparison........"

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