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 New Look 1982
Moi conduisant notre GM Fishbowl 1982 (Ex STO 8202, Ex CMTS 32105) sur le
pont de Grand-Mère et sur le 6e avenue à Grand-Mère.
Me driving our 1982 GM Fishbowl (EX STO 8202, Ex CMTS 32105) on Grand-Mere
Bridge and on 6th avenue in Grand-Mere.
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)
AC Transit Presents: 2009 Local Bus Roadeo
It's an obstacle course for bus drivers. AC Transit hosted its 2009 Local
Bus Roadeo October 22, 2009 at its Training and Education (TEC) Division in
This video, produced by instructor Jesus Ornelas, is a high quality
highlight film from the contest. The top operator will go to Cleveland, OH
for the 2009 International Bus Roadeo, sponsored by APTA, the American
Public Transportation Association.
AC Transit has been awarded, "Best of the Best" more times than any other
See the obstacles (problems), see the drivers, and come along for the ride.
AC Transit is "Cleveland Bound."
GM New Looks Get Scrappedt th
I took these pictures of several 35 foot GM New Looks that were being
scavaged for parts behind their garage. This was several years ago and I
am not sure where they ended up but they are gone.
Old Transits with Flxible Demo New Look and Ex- Academy Tours Buffalo
This is one of the best current collection of transits that I have seen.
These buses do need time in a restoration shop but all run, and quite well
too! Where can you find a Flxible New Look today and let alone the Company
Demo bus. Plus a Grumman in great condition! An Ex- Academy H8H Buffalo, GM
Fishbowl and more. ENJOY!
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.
1968 GMC Fishbowl converted bus. Value?
I'm trying to decide how much to offer for this bus. I won't tell you
where it is cuz I think it's a steal. I just need to know how much to
Make: GMC aka "fishbowl" model
Serial Number: 003
Engine: 6V-71 Detroit Diesel
The engine and drive gears have all been rebuilt and geared for highway
driving. The engine has roughly 10-11k highway miles on it since it's
rebuild. I'd have to look at the odometer to be any more exact. All the
filters have been re-routed to the engine bay at the back of the bus so
that they can be changed easily by any grease monkey at a local truck stop.
You will find this style bus is still in use in parts of Canada and upstate
USA so parts are still readily available and I have info on the sources for
parts in the giant 3 rings binders on the bus's history
Old Look greatness on the M42
Here we are at the rear of GM Old Look bus 9098 in service on the M42 (12th
Avenue to 1st Avenue-UN on 42nd Street), as we head down 42nd Street, past
Grand Central Terminal, and over to 1st Avenue. We then walk back across
1st Avenue and re-board the bus and head west. This bus, as well as a few
others, will be in service on various routes throughout Manhattan, and will
be on display at various locations around the city from the beginning of
December until January. At the 7:38 mark, you can see another bus that is
being used with the 9098; New York Omnibus Corporation 2969. 9098 is a
TDH5106 and was built in 1958, and 2969 is a TDH4509 and was built in 1950.
Enjoy the sound of the Detroit Diesel 4-71 engine, as well as the sight of
this vintage GM Old Look. If you have any questions about the video, feel
free to message me. Comments are welcome. The videos were taken on
November 23rd, 2009.