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Bluebird207
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Posted - 11/08/2009 :  11:38:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bluebird207's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This is a 1965 Ford/Superior. I took this shot in June 1965 when we just got the bus. I was only 13 at the time i took this shot and the camera was a bit crude. I rode that Ford to and from school for several years in Philadelphia. I loved that bus. The bus in front of the Ford was a 59 IH/Wayne. The school buses back then were so much better looking than the ones of today.

SuperiorGMC1963
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Posted - 11/08/2009 :  1:56:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bluebird207

The school buses back then were so much better looking than the ones of today.




And not just better looking but the variety was what I enjoyed. Just about every year you could look forward to either a body or chassis redesign. The school district where I was raised (Traverse City, MI) also had some '65 Superior Fords. I never rode one but my bus through most of grade school was a '64 Superior GMC. Those were the days!

And welcome to the forums!

Ted

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Bluebird207
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Posted - 11/08/2009 :  4:22:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bluebird207's Homepage  Reply with Quote
By the time i left Philly in 1970 the School District of Philadelphia was using IH/Carpenter and IH/Thomas buses. Now,i think they are using a little of everything. I have seen some Bluebird Visions, Freightliner Thomas and IH/Bluebird and Thomas, but the fleet doesn't look as impresive as it did back when i went to school.
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SuperiorGMC1963
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Posted - 11/08/2009 :  7:24:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bluebird207

By the time i left Philly in 1970 the School District of Philadelphia was using IH/Carpenter and IH/Thomas buses. Now,i think they are using a little of everything. I have seen some Bluebird Visions, Freightliner Thomas and IH/Bluebird and Thomas, but the fleet doesn't look as impresive as it did back when i went to school.



The current (Nov) issue of School Bus Fleet magazine has a brand new School District of Philadelphia Blue Bird Vision on the cover.
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bsaund09
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Posted - 11/09/2009 :  6:31:16 PM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
That is an awesome pic those were some cool fords ours from that year were Wayne Bodys .

keep those buses rolling
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/schoolbushistory
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Steven A.Rosenow
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Posted - 11/10/2009 :  02:49:29 AM  Show Profile  Visit Steven A.Rosenow's Homepage  Send Steven A.Rosenow an AOL message  Send Steven A.Rosenow a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Speaking of 1965...

Er, well, 1967 actually...



A fleet of Gilligs, taken from a 1967 Bremerton High School yearbook photo.



http://www.gilligcoaches.net
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C2FAN
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Posted - 11/11/2009 :  6:32:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Steven A.Rosenow

Speaking of 1965...

Er, well, 1967 actually...



A fleet of Gilligs, taken from a 1967 Bremerton High School yearbook photo.





Thats a great picture, thanks for posting it.
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dem84skeeprollinup
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Posted - 11/12/2009 :  12:04:59 AM  Show Profile  Click to see dem84skeeprollinup's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Nice picture Steve. What the heck is that SUV thing in the background, left page front row of cars. Looks like a suburban limo

Do the world a favor and bring back GMC and Ford conventional chassis......

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Jared
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USA
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Posted - 11/12/2009 :  04:36:22 AM  Show Profile  Visit Jared's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dem84skeeprollinup

Nice picture Steve. What the heck is that SUV thing in the background, left page front row of cars. Looks like a suburban limo



That would be a Stageway Suburban Conversion. Google Stageway Suburban, there is some interesting stuff that will come up.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaredg21/sets/
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Steven A.Rosenow
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Posted - 11/12/2009 :  05:21:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit Steven A.Rosenow's Homepage  Send Steven A.Rosenow an AOL message  Send Steven A.Rosenow a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
And about that 1967 photo.

See if you can spot the oddity in it.



http://www.gilligcoaches.net
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Peter
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Posted - 11/12/2009 :  10:41:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is it bus #9 with no air scoop or vents? It has the same rear end, otherwise.

Spicer is nicer.

Edited by - Peter on 11/12/2009 10:42:39 AM
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Buskid
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Posted - 11/12/2009 :  11:54:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit Buskid's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Steven A.Rosenow

See if you can spot the oddity in it.


# 2 looks like it has a right-side emergency door. Is that a hatch on the roof also? I can't tell from the picture, but it looks like something is outlined on the roof. It could just be the way it looks on my screen.
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Jared
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Posted - 11/12/2009 :  2:18:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit Jared's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Steven A.Rosenow

And about that 1967 photo.

See if you can spot the oddity in it.





The lone Superior conventional in the upper right corner???

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Tatum
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Posted - 11/12/2009 :  3:38:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
^ That looks like a Gillig conventional bus to me.
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Buskid
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Posted - 11/12/2009 :  6:32:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit Buskid's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Tatum

^ That looks like a Gillig conventional bus to me.


The one parked in front of the Superior certainly is.

Boy, if that's the oddity, I need to leave poor # 2 alone.
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Kodie
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Posted - 11/12/2009 :  6:48:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have to wonder how many of those buses in Steves picture still roll on the roads today.
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Steven A.Rosenow
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Posted - 11/12/2009 :  7:05:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit Steven A.Rosenow's Homepage  Send Steven A.Rosenow an AOL message  Send Steven A.Rosenow a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Buskid

quote:
Originally posted by Steven A.Rosenow

See if you can spot the oddity in it.


# 2 looks like it has a right-side emergency door. Is that a hatch on the roof also? I can't tell from the picture, but it looks like something is outlined on the roof. It could just be the way it looks on my screen.




Ding, ding! We have a winner!

#2 has both a righthand side emergency exit AND a roof hatch


http://www.gilligcoaches.net
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Buskid
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Posted - 11/12/2009 :  8:11:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit Buskid's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Steven A.Rosenow

quote:
Originally posted by Buskid

quote:
Originally posted by Steven A.Rosenow

See if you can spot the oddity in it.


# 2 looks like it has a right-side emergency door. Is that a hatch on the roof also? I can't tell from the picture, but it looks like something is outlined on the roof. It could just be the way it looks on my screen.




Ding, ding! We have a winner!

#2 has both a righthand side emergency exit AND a roof hatch


LOL. The old kid still has it.
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Steven A.Rosenow
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Posted - 11/12/2009 :  8:52:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit Steven A.Rosenow's Homepage  Send Steven A.Rosenow an AOL message  Send Steven A.Rosenow a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Now, about that oddity... There's something else odd about it.

See if anyone can spot it.


http://www.gilligcoaches.net
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Tatum
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Posted - 11/12/2009 :  9:33:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think I have spotted what else is wrong with bus 2.

There isn't a black box in the middle of the rear end on the other Gilligs (except 2), and the little white box with the message is higher up towards the emergency exit than on the other Gilligs.
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Steven A.Rosenow
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Posted - 11/12/2009 :  10:31:00 PM  Show Profile  Visit Steven A.Rosenow's Homepage  Send Steven A.Rosenow an AOL message  Send Steven A.Rosenow a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Close. Not quite the right answer.


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YellowBox
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Puerto Rico (USA)
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Posted - 11/13/2009 :  09:26:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I REMEMBER MANY SUPERIOR SCHOOL BUSES BUILT ON OLDER FORD AND INTERNATIONAL WITH STEEL HOODS AND GAS ENGINES.

BUSES I RODE TO SCHOOL.

1977 FORD B700 CARPENTER (CATERPILLAR 3208 ENGINE)
1977 FORD B700 THOMAS BUILT BUSES
1975 INTERNATIONAL LOADSTAR 1800 THOMAS BUILT BUSES.
1974 INTERNATIONAL LOADSTAR 1800 WAYNE
1982 INTERNATIONAL S900 SUPERIOR.

THOSE SUPERIOR BUSES LOOK GREAT!!1
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Steven A.Rosenow
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Posted - 11/14/2009 :  03:32:44 AM  Show Profile  Visit Steven A.Rosenow's Homepage  Send Steven A.Rosenow an AOL message  Send Steven A.Rosenow a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
No takers on the other oddity involving #2?!

Ok, here goes.

1.) It's a short 30-footer model, rare among Gillig Transit Coaches.

2.) It only has one rear exit window release handle, as opposed to the usual two.



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Steven A.Rosenow
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Posted - 11/14/2009 :  03:43:03 AM  Show Profile  Visit Steven A.Rosenow's Homepage  Send Steven A.Rosenow an AOL message  Send Steven A.Rosenow a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bluebird207

This is a 1965 Ford/Superior. I took this shot in June 1965 when we just got the bus. I was only 13 at the time i took this shot and the camera was a bit crude. I rode that Ford to and from school for several years in Philadelphia. I loved that bus. The bus in front of the Ford was a 59 IH/Wayne. The school buses back then were so much better looking than the ones of today.





For some odd reason, this photo also seems eerily familiar.


http://www.gilligcoaches.net
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Bluebird207
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Posted - 11/14/2009 :  11:27:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bluebird207's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I wonder why? Here's a hint, don't forget about the girls.
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Steven A.Rosenow
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Posted - 11/14/2009 :  1:28:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit Steven A.Rosenow's Homepage  Send Steven A.Rosenow an AOL message  Send Steven A.Rosenow a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Allan!! Welcome to the forums!!


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Bluebird207
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Posted - 11/14/2009 :  3:41:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bluebird207's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you Steve,and again,don't forget about the girls.
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