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Author Topic: A little bus trivia entertainment....  (Read 1775 times)
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« on: December 06, 2008, 09:41:15 AM »

I'm going to try to post a few pics from a bus scrap yard....I have air brushed out the lettering....this was a one of a kind bus so let's see who recognizes it.  There are more pics if you need them..
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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2008, 10:01:14 AM »

Well it,s a Prevost and if I recall Jefferson Lines in Minneapolis,MN had one or two of them that was done in the round window treatment.
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2008, 10:03:56 AM »

Well, after looking at the front end, I thought it was a Prevost, too.

But the one pic with the engine compartment open looks like it's got a V-drive powertrain, a GMC characteristic.

Also, the wheelwell trim, especially at the back axle, looks a lot like a GMC.

Interesting that it appears not to have any baggage bins - or at least the handles to open them aren't visible.

Wonder if it's a New Flyer, as their transits used v-drives for awhile. . .

Interesting find, Zub!

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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2008, 10:54:42 AM »

I only see 2 pics one of the front & one of the side! (& the side one is pretty dark, hard to see details!) FWIW  Grin  BK  Grin

And just what is all that white stuff?
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2008, 11:01:49 AM »


the white stuff is pollen, spring came early this year.......my allergies are going crazy, sneezy and cold all the time.  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2008, 11:19:43 AM »

I stand corrected on my previous post. Tongue
Was not Jefferson Lines. Huh
Per Fred Rayman thinks that they could be ex Murray Hill Charter Company Coaches from Montreal,CN. Huh
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2008, 03:30:37 PM »

The Murray Hill story

There a photo of that bus in the page.

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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2008, 03:43:47 PM »

Well we have a winner!
Fred Rayman.
 http://shangtai.it45.com/busdeals/success1.html       cool link BTW.
The prize is you get to come up to montreal in january stay on my bus without heat or water and help me change all the suspension bushings.  We'll start with the front end as that looks easier. Cheesy  As a perk we might as well repack the bearings while we are at it.
According to the present owner this was a one of a kind bus made for the '76 olympics in Montreal.  Here are the untouched pics of her somewhat sorry state.
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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2008, 05:29:19 PM »

Well, it's highly modified but we still don't know what the base is.  The fluted siding and rear fender trim look like 4104.  I don't think any of the look-a-likes of the era (Beck, Fitzjohn, Mack) had the transverse engine so it's probably GM.

The rear wheel to tailgate distance looks like it may have been extended.  I don't recognize the dash or driver's compartment, maybe earlier GM?

Where's Dallas?  He'll know.
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2008, 09:05:45 PM »

Dashboard pic - definitely a Prevost, probably from an early model Champion.  Tell-tales are the dash's shape, steering wheel and door closer handle.

Also found a pic of a 35-foot Champion, with rear wheel well trim very similar to this coach's, which makes me think they're related.


Zub -  Next time you're over at your coach, can you take a better pic of the engine compartment?  That's got me "corn-fuzzled", 'cause I didn't think Prevost built any coaches with V-drives.   Also, can you quickly pace it off to see if it's 35 or 40 footer?  Thanks.

Is the interior trashed?

Interesting find!

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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2008, 06:03:22 AM »

the owner says it's a one off GM/Prevost/MCI? Hybrid.  It is a V drive I'll take more pics next time and give the length.  Interior pic
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« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2008, 07:42:54 AM »


And just what is all that white stuff?

"Global Warming"
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