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« on: May 09, 2013, 03:45:21 PM »

Ok, so we have been working on the inside of the bus on the not so nice days. Stripping wiring, plumbing, carpeting, stuff like that. The past few days have been real nice, so I started painting paint stripper on the outside paint. When the old paint bubbles up i can read bakersfield dodgers under neath. I've looking online hoping to see her in her old glory days, but not yet.
Anywho i just thought i'd share. thanks,   scott
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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2013, 04:25:41 PM »

Scott -

I wouldn't be surprised if Orange Belt Stages did the routine service on your coach when the Dodgers had it.  They have a shop in Bakersfield, and were the only charter outfit with one in B-town back in those days.

FWIW & HTH. . .

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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2013, 04:59:02 PM »

Thank you RJ for the information. It has been fun learning about the old girl. The parts manual and maintenance manual have the name of a person with a Bakersfield address. Who'd of thunk
  thanks, scott

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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2013, 05:53:35 PM »

Ok RJ, I found some more lettering after Bakersfield dodgers. After that is a word that has an ornia and then the word leisure. do you know what the third word  could be? Could this be an old team bus. thanks in advance for any help.   scott
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2013, 06:34:23 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2013, 07:07:16 PM »

Any idea when the Bakersfield California 4A Dodgers ran your Bus?  What model is it?  Yep...this was way back in the day when Orange Belt ran all the local routes in and around the Golden Empire. and probably ran maintenance.  How about that.  If it is the same coach, then many times I may have been a passenger.  Long ago and far away.  HB of CJ (old coot) Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2013, 07:40:49 PM »

thanks for the reply CJ. I just found the number 104 above the drivers window. the bus is a pd 4107.
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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2013, 02:22:09 AM »

Scott -

What's the full VIN on your coach?  PD4107-XXXX?

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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2013, 07:39:25 AM »

RJ, it is pd 4107-354. thanks, scott
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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2013, 08:15:01 AM »

Scott -

OK, you've got a Southern Greyhound Lines car, part of a 100 bus order that was delivered between May and July of 1966, possibly original fleet number 5024 or 5025.

I was thinking that maybe it was an ex-OBS car, before the Dodgers bought it.  If the lighting's just right, you should be able to see the Greyhound markings on a baggage bin door, or on the front end under the windshield and above the headlights.  Their fleet number would be up at the top, by the corner clearance lights.

Since it is an ex-Hound, it probably stayed in their fleet until after Labor Day in 1976, as that's when they traditionally sold off older coaches.

FWIW & HTH. . .

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« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2013, 07:52:47 PM »

This would have been in the summer of 1972.  I was a volunteer ball boy go-fur.  I kinda remember the Bus as having a distinctly sounding 671 engine, which would made the coach be a 4104?  Also remember a noisy A/C pony motor.  Did the Bako Dodgers run different coaches?  Just too long ago and far away.  HB of CJ (old coot now) Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2013, 04:28:37 PM »

I can say I will be a Bakersfield Dodger.my cuz brokedown there RV ing and nearly got beat to death by L.E.
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« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2013, 06:33:44 PM »

I think California Leisure Tours was either a part of, or connected with the Orange Belt Stages.  Their fleet was all GM, if memory serves.

Brutality is still required to gain L. E. employment in the greater Bakersfield area.  Sad, but true.  Nothing has changed.  HB of CJ (old coot) Sad
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