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    1. 06-04-2006 10:47 PM #36
      articulated buses scare me ...

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      06-04-2006 10:57 PM #37


      Hahahaha I grew riding these things in HAVANA... They were all red and cream.... Then blue..... Then they all broke down and got some MB... Now I present to you THE CAMEL...


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    3. 06-04-2006 11:04 PM #38

    4. 06-05-2006 12:13 AM #39
      Quote, originally posted by paffka »
      Urban favourite is the Ikarus 280. In articulated buses, the passengers are having fun too.


      Modified by paffka at 8:32 AM 6-4-2006

      LOL... IKARUS... We had those in Ottawa when I was growing up... they were hilarious, they were always having rust problems and leaking exhaust into the cabin. Gotta love Eastern European technology .

      My favourite were always the old GM Newlook busses:


    5. 06-05-2006 12:18 AM #40
      Quote, originally posted by SurRea1 »

      Cheers, mate! I'm from Moscow too. As a kid I used to love Ikaruses (Ikarii ?!) I would stand in the middle, or sit on the rails in the middle. Noone would probably let you do that in Canada, cuz it's "not safety".

      We had the Ikarus in Ottawa and you were allowed to sit/stand in the middle... hold your breath though, thats where all the exhaust fumes leaked into the bus .


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      06-05-2006 12:22 AM #41
      Biarticulated buses FTW!




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      06-05-2006 12:25 AM #42
      not buses, but Peru uses hundreds of these as public transportation:


    8. 06-05-2006 12:33 AM #43
      Hino Selega jointly developed by Hino and Isuzu (after the merger of their bus making business).




      Modified by RDT at 9:45 PM 6-4-2006


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      06-05-2006 12:33 AM #44
      Quote, originally posted by Pelko »
      not buses, but Peru uses hundreds of these as public transportation:

      Guyana was the same way. They were all suped up with rims and chrome and custom paint too....some with really weird sayings. My coworkers and I even saw one that said "BLING DAWG" on it. Seriously wanted a picture of it, but we never saw Bling Dawg again during our time there

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      06-05-2006 12:38 AM #45
      Quote, originally posted by ATL_Av8r »

      Guyana was the same way. They were all suped up with rims and chrome and custom paint too....some with really weird sayings. My coworkers and I even saw one that said "BLING DAWG" on it. Seriously wanted a picture of it, but we never saw Bling Dawg again during our time there

      wow...here they are just all white...


    11. 06-05-2006 12:42 AM #46
      the parade of progress looked awesome I just saw one on the Speed channel Barret auction. amazing. I think GMC remembered them, and made that PAD thing


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      06-05-2006 01:55 AM #47
      repping the UK buses in Hong Kong. Didn't see these posted so here we go.

      Current buses roaming around Hong Kong.




      Sample interior shot

      Quote, originally posted by Lineone.net »

      Kowloon Motor Bus certainly operate a 'first class' style bus service. One would be surprised how innovative it is inside, with a nice drivers cab, with leather seat and high back interior seats. The B10TL Super Olympian has many Crystal Eyes TV monitor screens (you can see one at the top windscreen), nicely trademark Wrightbus moulded interior and a very nice seat moquette & material. Not to mention the full air conditioning throughout both decks.
      Looking at a view of the upper deck from the staircase, you can see how luxurious it feels, with seats galore. One of the two TFT style TV screens upstairs (three downstairs) is mounted on the left of the picture on the offside above the staircase. On the video playing on all screens was showing the bus going through the streets of Hong Kong and the Wrightbus & Volvo combination of the bus

      Not sure why they would call it 'first class'. They are certainly not uncomfortable though.
      Older buses:
      Dennis Dragon, early 90's AC'd bus
      Leyland Olympian

      Volvo Olympian

      Short wheel base Dennis Dragon

      Non AC'd versions:



      Even earlier 80's two axle buses:
      Leyland Victory MkII, famous for several rollovers. Pretty powerful (and noisy) bus in its era. They were phased out of service not too long after a few accidents.

      Early pre 80's double decker buses. They are probably the second gen double decker buses. They started servicing in the 60's and 70's and were phased out completely by the early 90's.

      For the kids




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    14. 06-05-2006 04:42 AM #49
      Quote, originally posted by cityjohn »



      WOW. what is that!


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      06-05-2006 04:45 AM #50
      Quote, originally posted by RatRedux »

      This is my favorite bus company. Turistar Cinco Estrellas, the luxury bus wing of Grupo Estrella Blanca, one of the biggest bus companies in Mexico.

      The interior has a wide business class airline one seat/aisle/two seat system with a snack bar providing coffee in the rear with a lavatory flushing toilet, wash basin and running water.

      Upon entering the bus, each passenger is given a sack with a sandwitch, cookie and soda and a pillow. On board movies are also provided as well as direct air vents for each seat.

      The bus body is an Irizar Century model. It rides on a Mercedes-Benz O-400 RSE chassis with a 360 hp OM-457 LA engine and 6 speed manual transmission.

      Each bus has a driving team, one driver rests in an on-board sleeper compartment under the bus. By company policy, the bus is speed limited to 95 km/h.


      Modified by RatRedux at 7:22 PM 6-4-2006


      Modified by RatRedux at 7:24 PM 6-4-2006


      Oh, yeah! I've thrown up while riding in one of those. All over the restroom and sink in back. Floaty ride + Mountain Roads= Barf
      It was on a trip from Buena Vista, Michoacan to Guadalajara, Jalisco.

    16. 06-05-2006 04:45 AM #51
      Quote, originally posted by Pelko »
      not buses, but Peru uses hundreds of these as public transportation:

      In India they use these


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      06-05-2006 08:08 AM #53
      on an intership I had several years ago (where we were designing a city bus of all things ) I worked with an engineer who worked on the new look and RTS
      (the RTS is now made by nova bus corp, but was developed by GM and has a full stainless chassis)

      who, with two other enginneers that I worked with on the intership, worked on the nova low-floor bus

      our bus sadly never saw the light of day....and it was gonna be soo cool too


      Modified by username at 8:12 AM 6-5-2006


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      06-05-2006 08:17 AM #54

      Quote, originally posted by Mr.Gerbik »
      WOW. what is that!

      Looks like one of the mobile lounges from Dulles airport (DC).

      Interior:


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      06-05-2006 09:11 AM #55
      Cool thread, to the OP I used to live in Sofia, I know those buses really well

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      06-05-2006 09:35 AM #56
      Quote, originally posted by veedublvr »
      articulated buses scare me ...

      Speaking of articulated buses.


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      06-05-2006 09:45 AM #57
      let us not forget

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    24. 06-05-2006 09:53 AM #59
      Yeah thats a people mover from Dulles airport. They have occasional crashes but are pretty cool. They raise up and down like 10 feet. They will do away with them in a little while as they are making an underground tunnel.

      its laid out

      __________


      _______

      ___________


      like that and these dock at each seprate terminal

      you can see it driving in the upper left


    25. 06-05-2006 09:59 AM #60
      This is how the citybusses look here in my hometown in Sweden:




      They all run on Biogas btw, except for a couple of old ones that are soon to be taken out of service...


      Modified by HenkanDDR at 4:08 PM 6-5-2006


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      06-05-2006 10:34 AM #62
      Quote, originally posted by HenkanDDR »
      This is how the citybusses look here in my hometown in Sweden:




      They all run on Biogas btw, except for a couple of old ones that are soon to be taken out of service...


      Modified by HenkanDDR at 4:08 PM 6-5-2006

      Those are freaging sexy.... Look at those windows in the articulated one...

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    28. 06-05-2006 10:40 AM #63
      Quote, originally posted by OoTLink »

      I don't live in SF, just near it - but when I go there I have tons of fun riding these as they take off like rockets o_O

      used to ride these too. they have some serious torque off the line it's funny to see people get on the bus and see them flung into a seat as the bus driver takes off before they sit down. those connector rails always pop off the wire's though.


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      06-05-2006 11:15 AM #64
      Let's not forget the bus that couldn't slow down..... or the bomb would go off!


    30. 06-05-2006 11:46 AM #65
      I met my wife, and four years later asked her to marry me on a NYC/Queens Surface bus

      I was a sick, mouth breathing stalker and it paid off for me


    31. 06-05-2006 12:00 PM #66
      Ha! Some great posts.

      Standing upright in an Ikarus at the very back, while the bus is hurtling over rails or bumps in the road is like a rollercoastr ride, only you get to fly off your feet.

      Another awesome beast from Bulgaria:

      This brute appeared to be driven by the rear wheels only. It's pretty cool to watch the rear part sagging under the weight of countless people, suddenly rev into action, billow thick smoke and oomph the joint upwards. Then, take off.

      One of my fanatsies is to buy an articulated bus, or any large bus (no, not the shortbus ) and take it to the street, to humiliate all the ricers.


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      06-05-2006 12:06 PM #67
      Quote, originally posted by G-grip »
      I was a sick, mouth breathing stalker and it paid off for me

      Awwww... that's so sweet.

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      06-05-2006 01:08 PM #68
      Public... transportation... what's that?

      All the buses I remember have been old beat-up school buses...

      Oh, and I was a passenger in one of these when an egg truck hit us:

      The one I was in was a PSD.


      Modified by bhtooefr at 1:09 PM 6-5-2006


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      herkimer battle jenny.

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      The GMC PD375, one of the buses that became synonimous with Greyhound. It was nicknamed Silversides due to the paneling on the sides. Greyhound took delivery of the bulk of it's Silversides in the 1947 and 1948 and ran them almost exclusively until 1952 when GM introduced the updated PD4104. Among some of it's distinctive features were the automotive style roll down drivers window, column mounted shifter for the 4 speed manual transmission and draftless air conditioning system consisting of ducts along the luggage racks with thousands of tiny drilled holes. It also featured GM's newly developed "angle drive" where the engine was mounted transversly at the rear, with the transmission and driveshaft mounted at an angle between the engine and rear axle, forming a "Z". The engine was a 2 stroke 6-71 diesel, which was powerful enough to allow the Silversides to comfortably cruise at speeds over 60 mph. The Silversides was fully air conditioned, though the AC system used it's own small engine to drive the compressor. Oddly enough, that small engine used gasoline, which required the Silversides to have 2 fuel tanks. This AC system was used in the PD4104 and wasn't retired until 1961 when the PD4106 was released with the larger 8V71 engine.

      I think it would be safe to say that the Silversides design was influenced by the GM Futurliner.


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