Calgary Transit *SPECIAL!!!*: CTHF GM New Look Charter (09/14/2013)(Bus #1156)(HD)
Seen in this long video montage is lots of on board footage and photos
taken on the Calgary Transit GM New Look Farewell Charter held by the CTHF
on September 14, 2013, using 1982 GM T6H-5307N New Look #1156. This was an
AWESOME sounding bus. The charter started at Rundle station, making photo
stops around the area, the downtown core, and West LRT stations, taking us
on a tour of the Spring Gardens transit garage at the end.
Detroit Diesel 6V71N
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 2013 Gillig Advantage 40' - 1350
This is a ride aboard a 2013-built Gillig Advantage (with the standard
front end). AC Transit took delivery of 63 of these buses, with another one
delivered from 2012.
1350 is seen here on a route 76, from Richmond BART station to the El
Cerrito Del Norte transit center and BART station, on January 22nd, 2014.
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.
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.
A ride on ETS unit 438, a 1960 GM TDH-5301. This bus is part of the ETS
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!
Riding a 1971 GM New Look Fishbowl bus through Midtown
We are now riding up 8th Avenue in Golden Gate Transit 1971 GMC New Look
Fishbowl 778. We previously saw this bus on Staten Island back in October
as well as earlier tonight on 23rd Street off of 6th Avenue. This bus is a
model T8H-5305A and has suburban style high back seating, as opposed to
city style seats, but is still a transit bus. This bus is privately used by
CJ Transportation. I like how the Golden Gate Transit paint scheme has been
retained, as well as the original motor. The motor is the original Detroit
Diesel 8V71 with a hydraulic automatic transmission, and has been
meticulously restored and sounds fantastic. The seats are original and
still recline. Check out the route that is seen outside when we get out:
BART. This bus will take you to a BART Station. It might take a few days,
but it can happen. Another note about this bus is that its top speed is 80
MPH. The governor was tweaked so that it can top out at 80 as opposed to
55. Enjoy the inside of this bus, as well as the exterior and the classic
noise of a Detroit Diesel engine as it accelerates away from us at 48th
Street and 8th Avenue. This bus is available for rentals and can be
brought to any bus fan destination. The rates are reasonable and the owner
is a very nice person. If you would like to inquire, call CJ
Transportation at 718-285-5008 and ask for Cornelius, the owner. If you
have any questions about the video, feel free to message me. Comments are
welcome. The video was taken on February 11th, 2012.
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.