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Finally made it down to College Station, Texas last week. Spent a day riding the "Aggie Spirit" service around campus -- quite fun.

And now I can say I've personally viewed both ends of the RTS production coach timeline...the very first and the very last...

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'Twas a good run...

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So the RTS is no longer in production from millemium? (even though I've heard they've barely sold any). What do you mean by "bookends?"

What do you mean, what do I mean? I meant exactly as I typed above:

"And now I can say I've personally viewed both ends of the RTS production coach timeline...the very first and the very last."

As for Millennium...it hasn't built a production bus since 2007. I think you can easily read between the lines.

Oh Fudge, here I thought you had a set of RTS bookends out of plaster/steel/cast/resin/plastic for sale.

Oh well, but congrats on seeing the first and last of the RTS's. Always liked their looks

Har har, captain literal. Should I start a Kickstarter project? ;-)

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What do you mean, what do I mean? I meant exactly as I typed above:

"And now I can say I've personally viewed both ends of the RTS production coach timeline...the very first and the very last."

As for Millennium...it hasn't built a production bus since 2007. I think you can easily read between the lines.

I've just never heard of the word "bookends." So you've viewed at least one of every RTS model then (including Millenium.)

I originally thought you meant your RTS book is going to end.

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I've just never heard of the word "bookends."

I am getting far too old for stuff like this. Sometimes, I just cannot believe some of the stuff that I read.

First of all, it is not hard to do a little research on your own prior to posting a statement like that. Doing a Google search "what is a book end" gives you plenty of options to determine what it is.

Second, if that were to fail, you might have to look for a book called a "dictionary". Prior to everything you ever wanted to know being at your fingertips by Google, people actually had to look stuff up on their own (what a concept). A dictionary is a rather large book full of definitions.

Thirdly, just in case the younger generation are not familiar with the term "book", it is a "a written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers" (definition from Google). I know that everything is read off of computer screens these days, but in the old days, if you wanted to find out about something, you actually had to read a book to get the required information. Before the internet, there were even books called "encyclopedias" which you would have to refer to when you were looking for detailed information on a particular subject.

Sorry for going off topic, but please people, just do a little bit of research before asking questions. By the way, I have a copy of the RTS book and it is a great book and read. I highly recommend it.

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I am getting far too old for stuff like this. Sometimes, I just cannot believe some of the stuff that I read.

First of all, it is not hard to do a little research on your own prior to posting a statement like that. Doing a Google search "what is a book end" gives you plenty of options to determine what it is.

Second, if that were to fail, you might have to look for a book called a "dictionary". Prior to everything you ever wanted to know being at your fingertips by Google, people actually had to look stuff up on their own (what a concept). A dictionary is a rather large book full of definitions.

Thirdly, just in case the younger generation are not familiar with the term "book", it is a "a written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers" (definition from Google). I know that everything is read off of computer screens these days, but in the old days, if you wanted to find out about something, you actually had to read a book to get the required information. Before the internet, there were even books called "encyclopedias" which you would have to refer to when you were looking for detailed information on a particular subject.

Sorry for going off topic, but please people, just do a little bit of research before asking questions. By the way, I have a copy of the RTS book and it is a great book and read. I highly recommend it.

Well sorry to upset you but, user RTS_04 had already mentioned the definition in one of his last posts and I was telling him, I had never heard of the word. Also, "book end" and "bookend" are completely different.

I don't appreciate you going this far over something small. I typically take comments like this as nothing but, it seems like you are basically calling me some stupid kid for a dumb generation. I'll have you know I grew up reading dictionaries since I was very young. You don't have to be a smart @$$ just to tell me to use one. My dictionary is not around at the moment.

Of course I know what a book is. I am normally not the person to boast or brag, but almost everyone I meet tells me I am a bright guy. I started college at 16 in 2013 (believe it if your closed mind lets you or not). I went through a lot to get to where I am today, so to have you calling me an idiot from a dumb generation just because there is a word that I didn't understand and asked to be explained kinda ticks me off. I happen to love old stuff. I am not like everyone else. Some adults with this "old days" stuff just try to make themselves feel higher than others. Even though I used the internet at an early age, I've always read books, dictionaries and even encyclopedias (not wikipedia).

I hate to have basically started an argument on this thread (especially since I love the RTS), but I am not just going to let you or anyone else bash me like this and expect me to just let it roll off my sides.

I will consider getting the book once I have some sort of money at some point.

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I've just never heard of the word "bookends." So you've viewed at least one of every RTS model then (including Millenium.)

I originally thought you meant your RTS book is going to end.

Here you go

http://justgit.com/?q=what%20is%20a%20bookend

As you can see he is using the 'verb' form of the word.

Got to admit, I too thought they would be bookends, but you know what? Making bus bookends might be a good idea. New Looks' Classics, RTS, even LRT!

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Got to admit, I too thought they would be bookends, but you know what? Making bus bookends might be a good idea. New Looks' Classics, RTS, even LRT!

I thought that as well :P I've probably heard 'bookends' used as a reference to first and last before, but I can't help but think of actual bookend statues or those metal flaps they used at libraries with standard shelves.

Maybe someday I can take up woodcarving and make myself a set B)

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I thought that as well :P I've probably heard 'bookends' used as a reference to first and last before, but I can't help but think of actual bookend statues or those metal flaps they used at libraries with standard shelves.

Maybe someday I can take up woodcarving and make myself a set B)

Just learn a CAD program, create a pair for yourself, and then print them off. Then once you are happy with the result make money and sell them!

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