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« on: September 14, 2011, 02:24:44 PM »



I ran across this old ScenicCruiser in Oklahoma City today while out doing some rat killing, and as luck would have it, I had my camera with me.  This old girl was really in good shape.



One of the things that I found on it that really amazed me was the condition of all the window glass, it didn't have anything on it broken or cracked, and the body was in terrific shape.



Paul Lawry would have loved it, she was sporting a Route 66 Theme and desert art work.  All of the chrome or stainless was in good shape, tires looked good.  Owner was not around so I could not talk to him.



Sporting a California tag and someone has spent some time to fix this old girl up.    Other than the color, I couldn't find much wrong with it to tell you the truth.



Nice ride, eh?

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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2011, 03:35:04 PM »

Thanks for the pic's Don. It is a beautiful coach.
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2011, 03:43:01 PM »

Great Pics,

That bus is in better shape than I am, and it is nearly the same age......

Truly beautiful
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2011, 03:46:08 PM »

That sure is a gorgeous coach. Has to have mega air in there as it's painted black. Or am I just thinking about how how it gets down here in Southwest Florida? have you seen photos of the red stretched Scenecruiser that comes to Jacks Rally?  There are a few really nice Scenies out there.

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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2011, 03:46:58 PM »

WOW!
somebody has a lot of talent, time, or money. Or all of the above. Nice coach
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2011, 03:48:07 PM »

That sure is a gorgeous coach. Has to have mega air in there as it's painted black. Or am I just thinking about how how it gets down here in Southwest Florida? have you seen photos of the red stretched Scenecruiser that comes to Jacks Rally?  There are a few really nice Scenies out there.

Dave Siegel

I have never seen the red one up close and personal, but from the photo's I have seen it is a show stopper.

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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2011, 03:48:58 PM »

WOW!
somebody has a lot of talent, time, or money. Or all of the above. Nice coach
Kevin


Like I said, it was hard to find fault with it, other than the color.

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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2011, 04:15:34 PM »

It seems we all spot the coaches along the way.  Maybe we should leave a note on their windshield and invite them to come to our board.  I'll bet there are a lot of bus nuts out there don't even know about us.

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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2011, 05:02:36 PM »

I thought the bus looked a lot cleaner when is was a solid color without the route 66 stuff that one has been around for a while and always looked good

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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2011, 07:25:05 PM »

The Marilyn Monroe of busses. They are timeless. Nice pics Don!!
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« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2011, 01:09:19 AM »

The Marilyn Monroe of busses. They are timeless. Nice pics Don!!

A nice looking old hoopie indeed.  Made me wonder?  When I first returned to Oklahoma, I rode a hound from Oakland Calfornia to OKC and the # was 5548, I still remember it.  Wonder if this was it?  Man, an ocean of time has flowed under the bridge since then eh?

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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2011, 05:07:16 AM »

 Grin some more bus porn  Angry

Nice back windows?
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« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2011, 07:09:16 AM »

Ed,
  That's more like a "slasher flick"!  Grin

 I have seen pix of that beautiful Scenic before. I thought someone on here knows him or maybe HE was on here. Either way, that is one fantastic bus!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanx for the "porn"!!!!!!!!!!  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2011, 07:47:42 AM »

Box Car Okie, The Scenicruiser that you speak of 5548 was PD-4501-901 and my records show it was scrapped in Little Rock,Arkansas 06/1978.
I bet the trip you speak of was a through Scenicruiser San Francisco,CA to Atlanta,GA.
Fred Rayman who is a Scenicruiser historian and a retired bus driver said the 5548 was the first Greyhound Scenicruiser that he drove when he was starting out as a bus driver in May of 1969.
The black Scenicruiser that you saw in OKC,OK was PD-4501-082.
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« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2011, 08:22:40 AM »

Box Car Okie, The Scenicruiser that you speak of 5548 was PD-4501-901 and my records show it was scrapped in Little Rock,Arkansas 06/1978.
I bet the trip you speak of was a through Scenicruiser San Francisco,CA to Atlanta,GA.
Fred Rayman who is a Scenicruiser historian and a retired bus driver said the 5548 was the first Greyhound Scenicruiser that he drove when he was starting out as a bus driver in May of 1969.
The black Scenicruiser that you saw in OKC,OK was PD-4501-082.
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I rode the #5548 thru to Oklahoma City in 1964 if my memory serves me well, I am pretty sure.  Interesting facts you presented, thanks.

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