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traildriver

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  1. I was there in 1976, when then Colorado governor John Lamm cut the ribbon on the new Greyhound/Trailways terminal. At the time, it was a vast improvement over the two former terminal's in use. In addition to the two joint owner's, tenant lines included Gray Line and the RTD Boulder division. With the merger, and vast shrinkage in routes and schedules, the terminal defines what a "white elephant" is. It's much too valuable a property to continue in its present utilization. The few remaining schedules could easily be accommodated at Union Station...if not in the underground RTD terminal, then on an adjacent street... It is somehow ironic that the old Greyhound terminal at 1730 Glenarm, still stands...https://www.google.com/maps/place/1730+Glenarm+Pl,+Denver,+CO+80202/@39.7451589,-104.9888042,3a,75y,125.84h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sIU_999nuWS8kyjTG-IcJEA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x876c78d657912a61:0x20db292fb33c2305!8m2!3d39.7449781!4d-104.9884932
  2. The early morning time on that run, is a legacy of when the bus ran thru to/from New York City (a GLC/ADT pool). It was very popular for the thru passenger's between New York and Ottawa, and was not intended to cater to local passenger's. Unfortunately, the buses no longer go thru, but the connection is still faster between the endpoints, than the alternate route via Montreal...
  3. That would be a helluva circuitous route....but better than nothing, I suppose.
  4. Nice shot of NYT H3-45 82181 in the third photo... NYT obviously putting their best equipment into the pool at times....🙂
  5. Very interesting development. I wonder how long this Variant private equity firm will hold on to this purchase? I suspect they may be trying to "flip it" for a quick profit. And how long before FirstGroup does likewise with Greyhound?
  6. I've never seen them used in USA....the volume of GPX is a small fraction of what it used to be, before Fedex and UPS grew so much... And when GPX volumes were high, they used combo's instead of trailer's where needed....l
  7. That is interesting. Here all this time I was believing that Greyhound wasn't doing much except wholesale abandonment of their routes. As for state supported, the ones I am most familiar with are ones that have historically been Greyhound routes, and ones that no one else was at all interested in operating, such as some local's in Pennsylvania. That route between Ottumwa, Ia. and Missouri was a surprise...GL never ran that long dormant route originally, I recall it being operated by long defunct Missouri Transit Lines. Has Greyhound actually gone in and taken over a route operated by another carrier, in recent times?
  8. I have no idea, but it sounds like perhaps they were partially already numbered from some fleet, purchased used, and then just added the '5' prefix to make numbering them easier? Again, just a guess....
  9. Looks like its a new added local from Kansas City to Salina...perhaps a state funded trip? Found it here, but not on the table 360 route.... http://bustracker.greyhound.com/routes/1329/I/Kansas_City_MO-Salina_e_KS/1329/12-06-2018
  10. A role reversal from this old favorite of mine? https://www.google.com/search?q=former+acadian+lines+sydney+bus+terminal+photo&tbm=isch&tbs=rimg:CYdJPyoECbdmIjjBe5-39oeaco0eRefWMSkFjFWRe4EFVVGi94bZfGchBnq6j0uX3wwuFwCaSGniP_1rYy5fZNrJ3_1SoSCcF7n7f2h5pyEWV1jcWvjQ44KhIJjR5F59YxKQURk0KnXAzT-ZMqEgmMVZF7gQVVURE1AMJGjWBPTSoSCaL3htl8ZyEGEYiuSO9oZXXXKhIJerqPS5ffDC4Ra5KXjKTrnWMqEgkXAJpIaeI_1-hGIrkjvaGV11yoSCdjLl9k2snf9Ef-KM95A1aXq&tbo=u&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi91az3sOPeAhVFneAKHV0pDY8Q9C96BAgBEBg&biw=1920&bih=938&dpr=1#imgrc=h0k_KgQJt2YKDM:
  11. You used to see GLC buses all the time in New York on pool runs with both GLI and NYT. And during busy holidays, you would see GLC buses (and driver's), as "rentals" on the Montreal to New York City trips, operating non-stop....
  12. Amazing... But what bother's me, if I heard it correctly, the driver started the run in Toledo? Or was it just some passenger's? No way could he legally drive from Toledo to New York within 10 hours. Even if he started in Cleveland, all those hours driving around and returning to Cleveland, would have put him over hours driving to New York. It's one of the longest runs to begin with....
  13. Thanks for that summary...sounds like GLC and GLI are having a race to oblivion.....😢
  14. Even with all the western schedules ending, they will be short on buses?
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