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GREYHOUND ALERT (from 1010 WINS)/"SNOWHOUNDS"/Etc.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2022 11:40 am    Post subject: GREYHOUND ALERT (from 1010 WINS)/"SNOWHOUNDS"/Etc. Reply with quote

.....just heard that, as of 1PM, GREYHOUND is cancelling all service out of the PABT, due to weather conditions in outlying areas........

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2022 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hearing this, I'm now wondering how GREYHOUND (and other carriers) dealt with rough winter weather in years past, especially in areas that usually get hit hard with snow, such as Buffalo, the Great Lakes areas, and in the Midwest.

I can even see the hefty SILVERSIDES and SCENICRUISERS having difficulty in the worst winter weather...........

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2022 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back in my day, if the roads were open, we ran!
Only in the worst blizzards, when roads were closed, would we cancel trips.

As a consequence, we did at times have buses stuck, mostly due to the highway blocked by stuck cars.
So the abundance of caution, in canceling preemptively nowadays, probably at the orders of Company attorneys, is probably a good idea.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2022 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

traildriver wrote:
Back in my day, if the roads were open, we ran!
Only in the worst blizzards, when roads were closed, would we cancel trips.

As a consequence, we did at times have buses stuck, mostly due to the highway blocked by stuck cars.
So the abundance of caution, in canceling preemptively nowadays, probably at the orders of Company attorneys, is probably a good idea.


traildriver:

This about what I had figured; thanks! Wink

Nowadays, if all we have are flurries, you are already hearing about service disruptions, cancellations, etc. Razz

PETER PAN and VERMONT TRANSIT, I'm sure, also, have dealt with QUITE a few blizzards in their day......

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2022 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

........just getting this insane picture in my head of a SILVERSIDES or a SCENICRUISER equipped with a PLOW(!!)Shocked

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2022 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"SNOWHOUND", circa-1955

Here's an interesting "ghostly" photo showing a SCENICRUISER on the NJ Turnpike....

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?157239

(courtesy: nycsubway.org)
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2022 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a long-ago scene depicting a snowbound SILVERSIDES.......

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/510877151471419134/
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2022 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

......sure looks like this snowbound YELLOW is not going anywhere anytime soon......

https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Image/IM78756
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2022 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"SNOWBOUND"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (circa-early 1930's)......

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/35888128257303800/
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2022 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the road to Spokane, 1929.............

https://theoldmotor.com/?p=138086
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2022 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taken in Alaska, this photo would make an ideal GREYHOUND enthusiast's Christmas card...... Wink

https://thoschmiphotos.blogspot.com/2016/01/bus-in-snow.html
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2022 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This wintry accident took place in 2015 (Canada); note the trailer being hauled by the 'Hound.

Thankfully, no fatalities......

https://globalnews.ca/news/1757133/greyhound-bus-crashes-near-jasper/
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2022 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Imagine if GREYHOUND (north of the border!) ever operated these "snow buses" with 1950's-era WESTERN FLYER bodies? Shocked

Never saw the likes of these monsters before...... Shocked

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/467459636321661026/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/464996730271406457/
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2022 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

See also:

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/815503445001572578/
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2022 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

While on the subject of WESTERN FLYER (and GREYHOUND).........

https://explorenorth.com/library/bus/western_flyer.html

(photos for 1955 and 1958 are of particular interest!) Wink
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