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BS: Anybody In To Old Buses ?

Rabbi-Sol 15 Feb 05 - 01:12 PM
Mr Red 15 Feb 05 - 02:05 PM
Bobert 15 Feb 05 - 06:07 PM
Col K 15 Feb 05 - 06:40 PM
Bill D 15 Feb 05 - 06:49 PM
Bobert 15 Feb 05 - 06:55 PM
Bat Goddess 15 Feb 05 - 07:01 PM
frogprince 15 Feb 05 - 08:58 PM
GUEST,punkfolkrocker 16 Feb 05 - 12:08 AM
GUEST,punkfolkrocker 'On the Buses' 16 Feb 05 - 12:14 AM
Flash Company 16 Feb 05 - 11:18 AM
Mingulay 16 Feb 05 - 02:31 PM
Bobert 16 Feb 05 - 03:19 PM
open mike 16 Feb 05 - 05:31 PM
Bassic 16 Feb 05 - 06:17 PM
Bassic 16 Feb 05 - 06:29 PM
Bobert 16 Feb 05 - 06:48 PM
GUEST 17 Feb 05 - 01:28 PM
Mingulay 17 Feb 05 - 03:06 PM
Once Famous 17 Feb 05 - 03:13 PM
Mingulay 17 Feb 05 - 05:08 PM
Bobert 17 Feb 05 - 05:40 PM
open mike 17 Feb 05 - 07:10 PM
GUEST,Mingulay at work 18 Feb 05 - 04:21 AM
GUEST,noddy 18 Feb 05 - 11:08 AM
Bobert 18 Feb 05 - 08:13 PM
Donuel 18 Feb 05 - 08:19 PM

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Subject: BS: Anybody In To Old Buses ?
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 01:12 PM

As a member of the Motor Bus Society, I collect photos of all types of buses (both coach & transit). I belong to several groups where we compare facts and figures as well as production rosters of the different manufacturers. If anybody has photos that they could share with me on line, particularly old ones, please PM me and I will provide an e-mail address where you could send them. Also, if anyone is interested in the history of any particular bus company or model bus I will be glad to do the research for you and provide you with photos that I have. It is an interesting hobby.   Thanks.

                                              SOL ZELLER


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Subject: RE: BS: Anybody In To Old Buses ?
From: Mr Red
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 02:05 PM

Mic may be - (he's omni-directional)

FWIW are you aware of what an ex-girfriend called pointy buses? The East Yorkshire Bus Company on the route from Beverley to (can't avoid saying the name) HULL had to pass through the Northern Gate which was Elizabethan Brick (I beleieve) but had a "Perpendicular" shaped arch (pointy curves) The double deckers that ran the route had to be narrower at the top and were made specially. Probably only a handful of them.

Not a lot of people know that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Anybody In To Old Buses ?
From: Bobert
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 06:07 PM

Well, I own an old English double decker bus. It was made by the Bristol Coach Co, in Bristol, UK. It no longer runs though it doesn't matter to me since I pulled it up into my woods, set it up on blocks, built a front porch on it, and then went about building a nice guest cottage out of it, equipped with heat, air conditioning, restroom, two different sleeeping areas and a living room...

But I'm also very much into old buses and would like to one day own a Scenic Cruser...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: Anybody In To Old Buses ?
From: Col K
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 06:40 PM

Mr Red Those buses were known as Beverly Bar ones cos that was where the bridge was.The buses were painted in a rather lovely shade of dark blue.Not sure if any have been preserved.


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Subject: RE: BS: Anybody In To Old Buses ?
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 06:49 PM

Bobert's bus is a wonder! An amazing amount of work and planning, and he has something special


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Subject: RE: BS: Anybody In To Old Buses ?
From: Bobert
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 06:55 PM

Thankee, Bill, an' especially from someone as tall as you are...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: Anybody In To Old Buses ?
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 07:01 PM

I'll pass your info on to a friend of mine up in the wilds of Maine. He used to be one of the movers and shakers of the Seashore Trolley Museum in Arundel, Maine, and his license plate used to be BUS FAN.

Needless to say, he's a bus fan.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Anybody In To Old Buses ?
From: frogprince
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 08:58 PM

Didja know that Ottawa has amphibious tour bus/tour boats? They have a stop right by the capitol building.


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Subject: RE: BS: Anybody In To Old Buses ?
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 12:08 AM

Bristol Industrial Museum


http://www.bristol-city.gov.uk/Fuguri/frame.html?B+BLM01800+BG+F+CMM00101+DCL00105+BLM00101+BLM01602


had a huge photo archive of old prints and negatives..

including historical Bristol Bus manufacturing images.

Back in the mid 80's, there was a project to transfer all pictures
to 35mm negs for permanent storage and cataloguing..

20 years later.. now maybe transferred to digital archive..
or available to public in some way..

might be worth contacting Curator

Contact name
Andy King

Job title
Collections Officer: Curator of Industrial & Maritime History

Telephone no.
+44 (0)117 9031569 (direct line)

Email address
andy_king@bristol-city.gov.uk


..if this info is up to date, then its still the same person doing the job..

if so, Andy would a great bloke to chat to..
about busses.. and any big old heavy metal, rusty, oily, noisy machinery and vehicles


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Subject: RE: BS: Anybody In To Old Buses ?
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker 'On the Buses'
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 12:14 AM

cont...

The museum has an unrivalled collection of Bristol industrial and maritime objects, a total of over 3000 objects and over 100,000 photographs and drawings. Most of these are housed at the Industrial Museum in the City Docks, fittingly a former transit shed! See the Industrial Museum pages for information about the displays and working exhibits...

The collections are rich in transport-related items, many of them built in the city. Backing up the extensive displays are archives of drawings and plans, publicity and maintenance brochures and photographs for most aspects. Held in reserve are more horse-drawn and motor vehicles, and a large collection of bicycles, all illustrating the story of transport more generally.

Industrial and Maritime History
Andy King
Curator of Industrial and Maritime History
Telephone: +44 (0)117 9031569
email: andy_king@bristol-city.gov.uk


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Subject: RE: BS: Anybody In To Old Buses ?
From: Flash Company
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 11:18 AM

Try Greater Manchester Museum of Transport at gmbuses.co.uk. They have about 80 vehicles from all periods.

FC


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Subject: RE: BS: Anybody In To Old Buses ?
From: Mingulay
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 02:31 PM

London Transport have big collection as do others, try a Google lots of links.

Are you sure it's a Bristol bus and not Eastern Coachworks with a Bristol engine. They were used extensively by a number of manufacturers for big fleets.


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Subject: RE: BS: Anybody In To Old Buses ?
From: Bobert
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 03:19 PM

My bus is definately a Bristol... Says so right on the front of it and also on the title...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: Anybody In To Old Buses ?
From: open mike
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 05:31 PM

there is ka book -- i think it is called rollin' homes--
which has photos of many motor homes...some with shake
shingles, planter boxes, and pot bellied stoves.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0891041281/102-0007670-7520107
this isnot the book but a web site of an r.v. maker
http://www.rollinhomes.com/
my main interest in old busses is as r.v. conversions
http://www.mrsharkey.com/busbarn/rhomes/rhomes.htm
http://www.mrsharkey.com/busbarn/busbarn.htm
http://www.rollinghomes.com/default.htm
http://www.rv-busconversions.com/catalogPhoto.html

other interesteing motor homes include the Ultra Van (Corvair)
http://www2.onu.edu/~kwildman/history.html
http://www2.onu.edu/~kwildman/ultraVan.html
http://www.pilkguns.com/fotouv.htm
http://www.corvair.org/chapters/ultravan/
and Vixen
www.vixenrv.org
http://groups.msn.com/VIXENRVs
http://www.motorhoming.com/a_class.htm
and Cortez http://www.rvnetlinx.com/dba/dba.php3?id=3116

http://www.funroads.com/club/viewClub.jhtml


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Subject: RE: BS: Anybody In To Old Buses ?
From: Bassic
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 06:17 PM

Beverley Bar Bus


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Subject: RE: BS: Anybody In To Old Buses ?
From: Bassic
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 06:29 PM

And this is Beverley Bar


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Subject: RE: BS: Anybody In To Old Buses ?
From: Bobert
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 06:48 PM

My bus is a lot like the tan bus on the right side of the picture...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: Anybody In To Old Buses ?
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Feb 05 - 01:28 PM

I'm into bookmobiles. That '68 bookmobile was the best one that ever came off the production line.


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Subject: RE: BS: Anybody In To Old Buses ?
From: Mingulay
Date: 17 Feb 05 - 03:06 PM

Bobert, both the buses in the picture are AEC engined as shown by the bonnet badges. The one on the right, however, is of a vintage that could well have been produced with Bristol engines as well. I think a lot depended on the owning company as many were semi-nationalised and had to go with the Bristol. One thing puzzles me, where on earth did you get a British double decker from you lucky man?


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Subject: RE: BS: Anybody In To Old Buses ?
From: Once Famous
Date: 17 Feb 05 - 03:13 PM

Rabbi-Sol

Forget all of those British buses. Chicago has a great history of urban transportation. Myself, I'm in to old El trains more than buses, but buses are OK in my book, also.

Check out this web-site. You will totally dig it I am sure:

http://www.hopetunnel.org/bus/cta.html


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Subject: RE: BS: Anybody In To Old Buses ?
From: Mingulay
Date: 17 Feb 05 - 05:08 PM

For those really interested in photos of Bristol buses go to
web.ukonline.co.uk/robsly, found on a Jeeves search.


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Subject: RE: BS: Anybody In To Old Buses ?
From: Bobert
Date: 17 Feb 05 - 05:40 PM

Mingulay,

Quite a few have made it States side. There are at least 2 other in the Washington, D.C. area and I know where they both are. I tried unseccessfully to talk the owner of one of the two out of his about 15 years ago. But, hark, being a double decker fan himself told me of the other two, neither of which ran any more. Mine was at a farm onle 10 miles south of where I worked. It took so doing to find the farm but when I did, there was my bus-to-be sitting next to a barn. One window was broken so birds were living in it. All the seats were in it but in bad condition.

The owner wasn't home so I left a note on his door and he called me and agreed to sell the bus to me for $250 if I would tow it out, which I wasted no time in doing. I took it to Leesburg, Va and over the next year gutted, cut a hole in the right side, pushed it up against my existing one story office and built it into a cool office edition that I could walk from one to the other thru the hole...

It was there for a couple years when some busy-body complained and to make a long story short, the town siad it had to go.

Fine.

So I called my buddy with the big, big tow truck and he brought it up here to my woodsy moutain home where I found a nice place in the woods to pull it to with a buddy's backhoe and then spent the next year blocking it up and leveling it, building a porch on it, making double doors for the "hole" and refeurbrishing the interior as a cottage...

And that is the story of how I got it...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: Anybody In To Old Buses ?
From: open mike
Date: 17 Feb 05 - 07:10 PM

I am IN the bookmobile! I drive it! I am into it, too.
There is a local fellow who does adaptations of r.v.'s
into bookmobiles and mobile veterinarian offices. He
is a vet and he and his mom had the original book mobile
in this area: her station wagon filled with boxes of books!
there used to be a fleetwood motor coach factory near here
and he would get the units and retro-fit them. he may have
built a mobile blood bank mobile as well.


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Subject: RE: BS: Anybody In To Old Buses ?
From: GUEST,Mingulay at work
Date: 18 Feb 05 - 04:21 AM

Nice story Bobert, I can imagine how it must be in the woods with a great view from the top deck. Sure beats half a double wide.


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Subject: RE: BS: Anybody In To Old Buses ?
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 18 Feb 05 - 11:08 AM

I would have thought .........Passengers!


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Subject: RE: BS: Anybody In To Old Buses ?
From: Bobert
Date: 18 Feb 05 - 08:13 PM

LOL, Mingulay... Yeah, my couzin Rufus had offered to trade my on many occasionas but I'm happy with what I have. In the upstairs it has curtains going down the entire living rrom, which is most of the upstairs and blinds on the other side... But, yeah, it is a nice view from up there...

Alot better than the view from Rufus and Rether May's half a double wide... Fir sure...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: Anybody In To Old Buses ?
From: Donuel
Date: 18 Feb 05 - 08:19 PM

Several years ago I saw an outstanding model made by Heller of an old 1920's French bus.

I have a die cast collection of buses including the Galoob light up buses. I just don't have the space for the real thing ;)


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