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Author Topic: VINTAGE BUSES UNDER WATER AT HERSHEY  (Read 1555 times)
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« on: September 11, 2011, 08:08:27 AM »

Just got an email from a fellow bus nut that the annex building and grounds at the Museum of Bus Transportation in Hershey, PA is flooded.  Sent a picture of water clear up to the roof line on several buses.  No word yet on any flooding at the actual museum building.  Bad news.
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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2011, 10:39:01 AM »

The Museum itself sits on high ground and has not been affected.

Sad about the Annex, tho.

Lots of other losses in the area too. . .

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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2011, 10:52:57 AM »

Found this photo, not good:





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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2011, 11:17:39 AM »

This is sad, because there are enough people(Busnuts) in the local area like me who could have helped to move them, had they put out the word.  Angry Cry

I believe that most of these will move under their own power, and the water didn't come up super quick.

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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2011, 11:38:06 AM »

This will get me flamed, however I have to say it; those folks up there have proven to not make good decisions, look at the Mack bus fiasco!
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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2011, 04:38:54 PM »

Here's a link to the Museum's blog with more info:

http://thebusmuseum.blogspot.com/

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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2011, 04:45:20 PM »

It can sometimes be hard to get things done in a hurry with a non-profit group run by a board of directors.  Even worse if most of the help is volunteers.

From the blog it sounds like they had no way to move the fleet as most don't run.  I wonder if insurance will just total all the buses for a fraction of the real worth?
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