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Offline busguy01

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Where have all the busses gone??
« on: April 11, 2008, 09:15:09 AM »
I was infected with the bus nut fever back in 1958 when the scout troop I belonged to chartered a greyhound for a week for a trip. The driver spent some time with me showing off the inside workings of the bus and that was all it took. Over the years I would see converted buses going down the road. When I was finally able to get one the fever overcame me again. Thru several units - 4903, 2 RTS, transit to Eagle 01 (still use) to 2 EL3 MCI's ( working on) is continued. Last week I drove the eagle home from its winter home in Florida to South Dakota. I DID NOT see one single converted bus on the road!!! I did see a couple of run down units sitting in yards along the way but all looked like they had been setting for a LONG time. SO -- where are the bus nuts??? Is there any cure for this??
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Offline chazwood

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Re: Where have all the busses gone??
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2008, 10:58:44 AM »
We're all too busy working..... so we can afford fuel. :P
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Offline FloridaCliff

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Re: Where have all the busses gone??
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2008, 11:12:10 AM »
Were out there!

You were just going the wrong way.....

Just got back from six days in the Florida Keys.....Life is good.....

Only saw 1 bus in my travels though.  ::)

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Offline Charles Seaton

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Re: Where have all the busses gone??
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2008, 11:15:47 AM »
I want to say its the fuel, but there has to be more.  I notice that many of the folks who collected and showed off antique buses are no longer in the hobby and they were dropping out before the astronomical fuel prices we are seeing now.

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Re: Where have all the busses gone??
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2008, 11:19:00 AM »
It is still nice weather here in Arizona so nobody is leaving but wait till July

Offline Melbo

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Re: Where have all the busses gone??
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2008, 01:22:03 PM »
We also used to see more conversions than we do now but we drive ours whenever we can wherever we can

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Offline Tenor

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Re: Where have all the busses gone??
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2008, 01:26:59 PM »
Kyle4501 is buying them all! ::)
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Offline FloridaCliff

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Re: Where have all the busses gone??
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2008, 05:39:27 PM »
Kyle4501 is buying them all! ::)

Tenor,

I have a cold one for that comment.... ;D

Kyle and Jack Hart Jr should be bye the Ponderosa sometime tomorrow with his NEW Scenic, a few steaks (Home Grown) on the barbie and a visit from NCBob and all should be well in the bus world.

Ya just gotta love that Kyle........

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Offline buswarrior

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Re: Where have all the busses gone??
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2008, 05:43:15 PM »
This is my excuse....

happy coaching!
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Offline FloridaCliff

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Re: Where have all the busses gone??
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2008, 05:47:38 PM »
BW,

I guess you won't have any sympathy on me, that it rained on me one day while I was in the Keys???


Cliff
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Offline Hi yo silver

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Re: Where have all the busses gone??
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2008, 06:40:46 PM »
I'm here!  I'm here!  You're not alone in your craziness.  To contribute my 2 centavos worth...(he only reason I used the spanish term is that I can't find the cent mark);  I just bought an MC9.  The only person crazier than the guy trying to sell a bus now is the one trying to  buy one!  I vacilate between loving it and hating it, or at least, wondering what I must have been thinking! He! He! (Refer to the remarks below the signature...

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Re: Where have all the busses gone??
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2008, 07:00:17 PM »
Every time I read this title, I keep hearing "Looong time passing" and it is so fitting!  ;D
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Re: Where have all the busses gone??
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2008, 07:08:28 PM »
Were all waiting for our aternative fuel that fit our pocket books.
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Offline buddydawg

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Re: Where have all the busses gone??
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2008, 07:14:04 PM »
I saw dozens of buses today as I was driving back to Augusta.  Although most were the big boys coaches headed in and out of town for the Masters. 
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Re: Where have all the busses gone??
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2008, 07:45:18 PM »
they are all here in Phoenix for NASCAR  at PIR