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spin76
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Posted - 10/20/2012 :  2:44:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit spin76's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I had my first Lion Bus sighting today in Mid-Michigan. I didn't get any pics as it was moving down S I-69 and was not numbered (I'm assuming a spec bus) but looked real sharp. I hope to see more of these in the future. This bus in particular looked loaded up (white roof, appeared to have light "covers" on the 8-ways and LED lights.

rickhamilton620
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Posted - 10/20/2012 :  5:20:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit rickhamilton620's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sweet! Hopefully they'll become more popular here in the states. Haven't seen one in PA yet.
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bigredmachine
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USA
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Posted - 10/20/2012 :  10:34:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would guess that it was heading down to Memphis for the NAPT expo this coming week. I'll bet pics from the floor will show the bus that you spotted.

Formerly BlueBirdMan
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Thomas Ford 85-16
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Posted - 10/21/2012 :  08:20:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit Thomas Ford 85-16's Homepage  Send Thomas Ford 85-16 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
A lot of buses get to and from Ontario through Michigan's Port Huron crossing. The town where I work tends to be an overnight stop for some reason, so I see lots of ICs and Collin's with all-red 8 ways filling the parking lots of empty businesses until morning. I have not spotted any Lions yet though!
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spin76
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Posted - 10/21/2012 :  1:10:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit spin76's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I see a lot too, however they are IC with the eight way all red lens and many say SHARP above the drivers window. They usually have a black hood too and often they are coming through in groups of 4-8.
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spin76
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Posted - 12/15/2012 :  8:21:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit spin76's Homepage  Reply with Quote
ANOTHER Lion sighting...oddly enough it was on the same highway, in the same area, around the same time on the same day! This time however I too was southbound. My wife said it had paperwork in the window from Canada. That is a sweet bus. The rear windows are awesome on it and just has a really sharp look, a sort of modernized IC look. The most unique feature was the lion decal on the lower window of the emergency door. I thought that was kind of funny. After I had passed it, I was checking it out from the rear view and oddly, it's shape reminded me a little of a Wayne...hmmm maybe this is what Wayne would look like if it had survived another 15-20 years!
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Former School Bus M8
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Posted - 12/16/2012 :  08:00:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Anyone know if you can get a Lion bus in a 77 passenger or did they still only offer up to 71 passengers only?

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Former School Bus M8
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Posted - 12/16/2012 :  08:10:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Former School Bus M8

Anyone know if you can get a Lion bus in a 77 passenger or do they still only offer up to 71 passengers only?


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spin76
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Posted - 12/16/2012 :  2:33:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit spin76's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I was researching last night and it still says 71/72 is the largest. I believe you can go with 65/66 too if you wanted.
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ThomasBuilt139
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Posted - 01/10/2013 :  10:26:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit ThomasBuilt139's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Spotted this bad boy at Work (Thruway (I-87 for those non-NYers Rest Stop) heading Southbound!

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RichBusman
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Posted - 01/11/2013 :  1:38:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For a second I thought I was gonna be in the pic of that Lion on the Thruway.

I cant tell too well from the pic, it almost looks like the rear roof cap paint is different than the 2012 paint job. Here is what the paint job on the rear cap looks like on one of the 2012s:

http://schoolbuscentral.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=16&Itemid=30&listing=2694&listingmode=detail

Is it different in your pic?
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Jared
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USA
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Posted - 01/11/2013 :  4:17:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit Jared's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That bus looks awesome from this view!!!! I really like the way the black paint looks on this. I'm gonna go as far to say that this is the best looking rear end on a school bus (since the Wayne)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaredg21/sets/
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08BBVision
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USA
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Posted - 01/13/2013 :  2:56:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit 08BBVision's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Cool bus for sure, I can't wait to see one in person.


My School Bus Photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tyler_officer/
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08 Thomas EF
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Posted - 01/15/2013 :  4:54:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit 08 Thomas EF's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rich, it is different. The upper edge of the roof cap is now black instead of yellow. I like it the new way, looks more streamlined.

Edited by - 08 Thomas EF on 01/15/2013 4:55:01 PM
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ic-corp95
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USA
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Posted - 01/24/2013 :  7:42:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit ic-corp95's Homepage  Reply with Quote
i REALLY need to get into bus designing before all my possible ideas are gone =P

its coming....the 2013 LC CE!
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