Monday, May 27, 2013

Update 5/27/13

Added a few photos to flickr from New York at the White Plains transit center and Grand Central Terminal. Also added pictures of the Dampfbahn Furka Bergestreke (Furka cogwheel steam railway) on their line over Furka pass.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Go Greyhound ...And Leave the Driving to Us!

I had the opportunity to take schedule 6905 from Pasco to Seattle. Coach 7254, a MCI G4500 that has been on the road a while was operating it. 

At the station in Yakima, WA

Greyhound in Ellensburg, WA. Some package express was loaded here.

The intermediate stops in Sunnyside, Yakima, and Ellensburg were at gas stations on the outskirts of town near the freeway. At Ellensburg it was at a loves truck stop no where near town or the college. Ellensburg did have some package expeess was loaded here destined for Seattle.

The Yakima station also pictured above is relatively new, and features a transit style shelter behind the gas station's convience store. None of these stations appeared to offer any indoor seating out of the elements, aside from where you can squeeze into the gas station. Judging by the state of these facilities one quickly gets an idea of why greyhound is no longer a viable transportation entity in this country. 
The coach had seen better days, the seats were worn out, some were cut, others had graffiti on them. Overall I think I saw more graffiti on that coach than I have on most modern transit buses in recent times. It was a good runner though despite its minor cosmetic problems. Otherwise the trip was uneventful.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

NICE Bus Mitchell Field Depot

Added Pictures of my visit to the NICE bus yard at Mitchell Field during the MBS convention to my Flickr.

A NICE Orion 7 in the new NICE livery at Mitchell Field
A NICE Orion V in the old MTA Long Island Bus Livery at Mitchell Field

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Update 5/5/13 - Steam in Switzerland and MBS in NYC

A Quick Update tonight; Added Pictures to Flickr from the Brienz Rothorn Bahn, a Narrow Gauge, Steam Powered Rack Railway in Switzerland.

Plus I Started Adding Pictures from the Motor Bus Society's Spring 2013 Convention in New York and New Jersey.

Brienz Rothorn Bahn at Rothorn
NYCT and NJT Near the Port Authority Bus Terminal