Pacific Bus Museum Bus 517 drives to Niles
Driving the Niles Coach Lines bus no. 517 to Niles,CA deadhead from the
yard. This is a 1957 GM TDH-4801 with a Detroit Diesel 6-71 and 2 speed
Hydromatic transmission, owned by the Pacific Bus Museum and operated by
American Stage Tours. Its is in service for the Niles Canyon Railway Train
of Lights. Sometimes difficult to get into gear( had to shut down engines
and restart in gear)
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.
A Ride Around On A 1979 MCI MC9!!!!
This was a real treat for me as I, a fan of MCI's have NEVER been on a 8V71
bus before! And a MC9 to top it off!!! We were in Lakewood, NJ at the Bus
Museum when the owner of this MCI was going on a pizza run, that's when we
were invited to tag along on this beast!! And MAN what a beast she was! The
1st part takes us to Pizza Hut, messing with the transmission and beyond,
hearing the reactions from people! The 2nd part is more laid back, as we
just enjoyed the ride on this classic! It was cut short at the end cuz of
some things that were said that woulda been inappropriate for YT!! Do not
want no drama! Anyways, enjoy the ride!
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
Walkaround of GMC transit bus
Out side the 1971 GMC Transit bus. These used to operate in San Fransisco
before the city retired them, and Princess Tours Alaska bought and restored
them. All in their fleet have over 1 million miles. The 8v-71 in these is
transverse mounted with a V-drive two speed transmission. I sure do love
Beaver Bus Lines GM New Look Suburban
Go for a spin around the streets of Winnipeg on a 1960 GM New Look. We
start off in the wash rack at the Fort Rouge Transit Base. Then we cross
over the Provencher Bridge to the city's French Quarter (Saint Boniface)
where we make a quick stop at Robin's Donuts. At the end of the trip, I get
a feel for what it's like to drive a bus. Quite different from operating a
streetcar. Now I know how it felt for streetcar operators to transition
over to buses during the post-war era. Thanks to the MTHA for taking their
time to organize this trip.
TTC 1977 GM New Look (Fishbowl) 2153
Here is a video on TTC, the Toronto Transit Commission's, oldest bus 2153
as it goes from Lawrence Ave. East to Ellesmere Road on route 131E. 2153
is the oldest bus as it is from the year 1977. It is most likely that the
bus will be retired when the new Orion VII Hybrid Electric Next Generation
arrive at Malvern Bus Division. Bus is powered by a Detroit Diesel 6V71N
and an Allison V730 transmission.
*Edit* 2153 has been retired from active service on April 27th 2007 after
serving approximately 30 years of transit service in Toronto. The oldest
bus is now #2017.
1962 GMC "NewLook" SDM5302
DD8V71 & ALLISON VS2-8. THIS TOOK PLACE AT THE 2009 LACMTA BUS ROADEO.
THANKS TO SCOTT www.rts-regionaltransitservice.com AND DANNY FROM TRANSIT
SYSTEM'S. THANKS GUYS FOR 3015 & 1189. THAT WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE
1983 GMC New Look Fishbowl (Ex-CT Transit)
Take a ride in one of the best buses ever built to hit the city streets
around the region! This particular bus was formerly owned by CT-Transit
and is now currently owned by the Classic Bus Owner's Association (CBOA).
This small group of classic bus owners specialize in saving the once before
known buses of the road and restoring them to their natural beauty. Of
course, they need work done to them to keep them running and stuff, it
takes time! But enjoy!
Detroit Diesel 8V71 Engine
Allsion V730 Transmission!
GM New Look Fishbowl Transit Bus 8202 ex Sherbrooke Fishbowl Bus
8202 is a 1982 GM New Look bus owned by a private group of bus enthusiasts
in the Trois-Rivieres, Quebec area. New Look bus 8202 orginally hailed from
Sherbrooke, Quebec and was later sold to STO of Gatineau, Quebec. The bus,
after retirement was lovingly restored and is preserved for future
generations to enjoy.
We see GM New Look 8202 in a few different scenes in beautiful
Trois-Rivieres Quebec. The fishbowl bus is tested out on the racetrack at
top speed, and is seen on the streets of the downtown area, where a bus
full of happy enthusiasts can be heard laughing and singing as the public
on the streets wave and gawk at the beautiful 'fishbowl' bus.