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Offline CrabbyMilton

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Old Soviet buses
« on: April 07, 2021, 07:04:50 AM »
Hey not a J4500 or even an American airport/car rental/hotel shuttle in terms of comfort but imagine being met at the airport with this?

https://englishrussia.com/2009/04/01/odessa-shuttle-bus/

Offline usbusin

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Re: Old Soviet buses
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2021, 09:49:39 AM »
In the Marine Corps at Quantico, VA we called them "cattle cars"!  They moved the PLC's around in them, for you that know PLC's.
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Re: Old Soviet buses
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2021, 09:52:47 AM »
Anyone who spent any amount of time in the military, if you didn't have to walk, it was indeed a treat to be driven regardless of what it was.

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Re: Old Soviet buses
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2021, 10:04:37 AM »
if you didn't have to walk, it was indeed a treat to be driven regardless of what it was.

Being a USMC Motor Transport officer I couldn't agree more!!
 
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USTRUCKIN was our 2001 Freightliner Truck Conversion for 19 years (135,000 miles)
We are busless and truckless after 35 years of traveling

Offline Iceni John

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Re: Old Soviet buses
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2021, 06:40:38 PM »
Articulated buses aren't that rare.   In the 1980s the OCTA transit district here in sunny SoCal had a short-lived fleet of articulated SuperBuses, but they were unpopular with passengers and drivers:  https://www.google.com/search?q=OCTA+Superbus&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiIx4WvwO3vAhW3GTQIHdFiC0QQ_AUoAnoECAEQBA&biw=1002&bih=625   I rode in one once, and it was slightly strange not hearing any engine sounds at all, but no different than being in Austrian post buses with their drawbar trailers behind them.

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Re: Old Soviet buses
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2021, 06:54:14 PM »
Articulated? Ha. When I was in basic training, they hauled us to the rifle range in semis pulling a cattle trailer with 5 foot sides, no roof. No seats.
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Re: Old Soviet buses
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2021, 10:14:32 PM »
Many years ago there was a tractor trailer bus on Catalina Island which conducted tours on the island.  One could barely hear the engine and creaking of the trailer.