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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 10/08/2005 :  07:35:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How long (in feet) are the buses in your fleet? Give the capacity and the length.

Example: 78 pax -- xx feet

Cody
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Posted - 10/08/2005 :  08:02:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit Cody's Homepage  Reply with Quote
71 Passengers -- 38-40 feet.
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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 10/08/2005 :  2:06:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
About how long would a 90 passenger Type D bus be?
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scottyd
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Posted - 10/08/2005 :  3:07:10 PM  Show Profile  Send scottyd a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
1629--Ask Bus801. He'll know.

Scott
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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 10/08/2005 :  3:28:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
10-4!
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Bus 29
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Posted - 10/08/2005 :  4:29:49 PM  Show Profile  Send Bus 29 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
71 pass. 38 feet
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bustroy
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Posted - 10/08/2005 :  5:01:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
72 pass--Is 34 feet, 84 pass----Is 39 feet. I would say a 90 pass---is 41 feet. Because you only add two seats` One on each side.I am thinking that a 78 Pass--is 37 feet. That would be a good question for the shop guys. The 72 and the 84 i learned from school bus roadeos.

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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 10/08/2005 :  5:14:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am trying to create a scale drawing of different size school buses (i.e. 78, 84, 90, etc.) and in order to correctly scale my drawing I need to know how long a typicl 78, 84, 90, etc. passenger bus is.
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bustroy
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Posted - 10/08/2005 :  6:04:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Go to the professional garage forum ,and i have asked about it for you.They havent responded yet.

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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 10/08/2005 :  6:13:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was hoping that your post in that forum would direct some of them over here. I'll just wait and see.
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78fordwayne
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Posted - 10/08/2005 :  6:22:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit 78fordwayne's Homepage  Send 78fordwayne an AOL message  Send 78fordwayne a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
my 89 Chevy Blue Bird 65 pass was 37 feet. My 88 Chevy Thomas 54 pass is 30 feet long

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buster133
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Posted - 10/08/2005 :  6:23:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This pic might help out. I found it with all of the owners manuals and a few other papers with the specs on my bus. According to this sheet, my 77 pass Freightliner Thomas is overall 470" long or 39.166 ft long, and the spec sheet for our 65 pass Thomas Freightliner has an overall length of 422.8" or 35.233ft. Hope this helps


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Edited by - buster133 on 10/08/2005 6:30:40 PM
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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 10/08/2005 :  7:39:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I appreciate that! Thank you!
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IC
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Posted - 10/08/2005 :  11:52:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My 78 pax Thomas ER is over 25 feet long (durn, I need a longer tape measure!)
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IC-RE
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Posted - 10/09/2005 :  07:39:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit IC-RE's Homepage  Reply with Quote
lol! I think our 78 pax buses are around 37 feet, (on the AmTran NOT IC's it says it on the white sticker above the drivers where it also says weight and height, I may be wrong) Our TC 2000's that are 78 pax are 39 feet, and our 84 pax buses are over 40 si i am told.

bus 1980, a 2008 IC RE 300 for Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, Virginia.
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SchoolBusFan
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Posted - 10/09/2005 :  8:36:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit SchoolBusFan's Homepage  Send SchoolBusFan an AOL message  Reply with Quote
A 90 passenger bus should be about 40 feet long. I know this won't be leagal for student transportation, but I wonder what an articulated type d style bus would look like. That would be pretty interesting to see.
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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 10/10/2005 :  06:49:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What is the maximum legal length for a type D school bus?
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thomas86_a
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Posted - 10/10/2005 :  08:23:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit thomas86_a's Homepage  Send thomas86_a an AOL message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by IC RE 1629

What is the maximum legal length for a type D school bus?



Depends on the state, some limit to 40, some 45.

If you have an International, you NEED customer service.
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bustroy
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Posted - 10/10/2005 :  4:18:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
ic-re 1629. Go to the garage forum. He has some lenghts posted for you.

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Admin
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Posted - 07/10/2023 :  08:08:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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