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GREYHOUND ALERT (from 1010 WINS)/"SNOWHOUNDS"/Etc.
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NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2022 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If a HUGE, worldwide enterprise like RAILWAY EXPRESS vanished has without a trace, it is no wonder that cargo-carrying buses have alo forever disappeared down the highways of yesterday.....

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2022 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bus package express has been hurt by the huge expansion of UPS and Fedex, although bus package express does serve a niche market for things like in some cases, same day delivery of frozen fish, cut flowers, blood plasma, etc. And buses will carry some items that are overweight or oversized like auto bumpers and other parts that are too large for package deliverers, and otherwise would have to be shipped by LTL motor freight...
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NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2022 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

traildriver:

VERY interesting; I had thought that ALL package express service by bu had ended long ago!

I know that certain NJ/PA operators once carried express; I know that, at least through the 1970's, one of the NJ suburban carriers was still carrying blood between New York and a point in Essex County.

This could have been the #77.......

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2022 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back in the 1950's and 1960's, LINCOLN TRANSIT was still carrying package express.

A notice in a 1964 tt:

FAST PACKAGE EXPRESS SERVICE

EVERY BUS CARRIES PACKAGE EXPRESS TO ALL AGENCY POINTS

EVERY AGENT IS PREPARED TO HANDLE YOUR RUSH PARCELS


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