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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2022 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speaking of front dual axle buses, we cannot this classic 1960's coach, which once carried the "Fab Four" about....... Wink

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/324118504411041518/

"MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR"

(I also have a boxed HORNBY die-cast replica of this colorful coach!) Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2022 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's another three-axle classic from 1960's Britain......

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/472315079653573921/

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2022 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's an interesting page.......

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-axle_bus
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2022 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The BEDFORD "VAL" was once a common sight in Great Britain (This was the type of coach The Beatles used on their "Magical Mystery Tour", back in the Swingin' Sixties)...... Wink

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bedford_VAL
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2022 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's an excellent page of the Bedford "VAL"........

https://www.curbsideclassic.com/bus-stop-classic/bus-stop-classics-bedford-val-1963-1973-english-charmer/

["ABBEY COACHWAYS"]

(Your's Truly has a large friction version of the "VAL", purchased in our neighborhood Woolworths, back in '66!) Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2022 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

See also......

https://motor-car.net/bedford/item/14168-bedford-val

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2022 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scroll down through this informative and detailed page for photos of the "Karrier Ro-railer" from Great Britain, a unique road-rail bus built in the 1930's.

This was quite an advanced vehicle in its day.......

https://www.warwickshirerailways.com/lms/lms_ro-railer.htm

See also:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LMS_Karrier_Ro-Railer

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2022 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A proud-looking bus indeed was this sleek and majestic SOUTHEASTERN GREYHOUND IC-41......Wink

https://www.pinterest.se/pin/388505905332313714/

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2022 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In a sense, the Fishbowl could also be described as a "highway coach".

After all, look at the "long haul" runs which any of a number of now-defunct carriers used suburban Fishbowls on high-speed expressway/turnpike/parkway runs.

On the "flip" side, the now-classic 4104/4106 coaches, both designed as through-service highway coaches, also operated on the longer commuter runs, for many carriers (likewise, the "Buffalo")......

"NYO"

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?154516

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?154520

(courtesy: nycsubway.org)

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2022 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's one of GREYHOUND's Fishbowls at San Francisco back in the 70's, wearing its new updated paint (note a glimpse of an Old Look in the left background)........

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/531213718529025207/

["SAN FRANCISCO"]
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2022 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a handsomely restored GREYHOUND Fishbowl, looking every inch a true classic (the "$3.00 SIGHTSEEING-GRAND TOUR" sign is a hoot!) Wink

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/greyhound-gmc-fishbowl-sightseeing-bus--531213718551112088/

["$3.00 SIGHTSEEING"]
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2022 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talk about "artistic license"....... Wink

https://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2013/11/kyowa-toy-co-no-60-scenicruiser.html

This neat little tin friction GREYHOUND "Fishbowl" (I have several in my collection!) dates to the 1960's.

As you can see, though the front end replicates a Fishbowl fairly accurately, the rest of the bus is a "fantasy" model (used on any of a number of tin Japanese buses in different sizes; a door was usually replicated where the blank spot is here)

The two smaller sizes had variations; one had a "flat" front, while the other has a front that was curved.

The large version of this bus (which came in a box instead of a plastic bag with a cardboard tag) is a foot long (I have several; the TRAILWAYS version had an "EXPRESS" sign where the blank spot was on the sides; I have a few of these, also! Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2022 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's another nostalgic 1970's-era GREYHOUND Fishbowl awaiting departure time.......

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/531213718533891212/

["PACIFIC GREYHOUND"]
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a nostalgic vintage 1960's-era GREYHOUND ad, recalling the long-ago days when so many young lads (Your's Truly included!) dreamed of one day driving a bus..... Wink

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/140737557084130339/

["GO GREYHOUND-AND LEAVE THE DRIVING TO US!"]
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I watched a report on EYEWITNESS NEWS (ABC-7) yesterday on the new PABT and adjoining facilities (and towers); this massive, monolithic project will not begin until at least 2024, and take years to complete.

Certainly, today's commuters will be retired by the time the new facility opens a decade from now.

The present terminal is deemed "antiquated"; strange hearing this description, as the interior of the once-elegant 1950 terminal now has all the warmth, imagination, and charm of a modern shopping mall.

"Upkeep" is sadly lacking; there are leaks, missing ceiling tiles, and cracks galore throughout the terminal.

One new building is to be used for long-distance bus staging/layovers.

When and if this project is ever completed, Your's Truly will b e in his mid-70's, at least...... Razz

https://abc7ny.com/port-authority-bus-terminal-pabt-remodel-new/12097600/ *(see following post for additional link/info)

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