SF Muni GM Fishbowl 3270
SF Muni GM Fishbowl at the PBM work party on our way to lunch in Fremont.
CTA GMC 5307 Fishbowl #9799
Getting a rare opportunity to drive a retired CTA bus
TTC "Farewell To The GMC Fishbowl" Charter [Day] - Up The Don Valley Parkway | HD 1080i
The final leg of the Toronto Transportation Society's (TTS) "Farewell To The GMC Fishbowl" day charter which took place on November 5th, 2011 - a ride aboard 1982 Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) GM T6H-5307N New Look #2316, following unit #2326 up the usually crowded Don Valley Parkway and onto Highway 401 en route back to our pick-up/drop-off location at Lawrence West Station. We entered the Don Valley Parkway via an on-ramp connecting to Concorde Gate (Concorde Place) and Wynford Drive. December 16, 2012 marks the one year anniversary of the final day of revenue service for the TTC's GM "Fishbowl" buses. Unofficially, the last route these buses operated on was 52 Lawrence West with the final 5 units being #2281, #2286, #2290, #2444, and #2855. #2281 was the last GM to be pulled from service - as it finished its final run on route 52 (it was the last GM in service on the 52), it transferred onto the route "1S" Yonge Subway Shuttle, a subway shuttle bus service replacing subway service along Yonge Street due to extensive late-night track repairs. Route 1S Yonge Subway Shuttle was therefore officially the last route to see these buses (or in this case one bus) in operation. It completed its final run at approximately 2:15 AM and deadheaded back to Mount Dennis Division for one last time. Two buses are to be preserved as part of a historical fleet with sources hinting at units #2252 and #2302.
GMC transit bus
Inside the 1971 GMC Transit bus. The controls were not what I was used to, as I had only driven newer stuff at the time. These buses sure are a lot of fun!