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AIRPORT BUS:

This little engine-forward bus signed "Airport" sat for sale on S. Seventh St. near Tully Rd. in San Jose on March 11, 2009.

BAD TO THE BONE:

This monster school bus conversion offered rides in the parking lot of a shopping center at Capitol Ave. and McKee Rd. in San Jose. Photographed on the evening of February 5, 2011. Three photos added 02/06/11.




The Bad to the Bone bus in the daytime on February 8, 2011. Eleven photos added 02/09/11.

BILOXI CTA:

Blue Bird 0015 on the 31 Back Bay route at a beachside transit center in March 2004. Slide in my collection. Photo from another page added 10/29/13.

BONEYARD SHUTTLE:



This oversized bus called Grave Diggers Boneyard Shuttle gave rides during October 1997 at Northridge Mall in Salinas.

CHARLES SCHWAB:

A "Talk to Chuck" cutaway bus at Market and Main Sts. in downtown San Francisco on June 29, 2009. The bus is operated by Minitrans Corporation (San Francisco Minibus).

CHEVY'S:


This old engine forward bus was parked at the Salinas location of Chevy's Restaurants on June 9, 2006.

DIXIELAND TOURS:

My aunt Yvonne's last husband James Murphy was a driver for Dixieland Tours, a New Orleans tour bus company. This patch depicting a GMC New Look bus in Dixieland Tours colors was a find at Trueblood in Ventura (see below). One photo added 02/15/11.

EAGLE TOURS:

Eagle Tours cutaway bus no. 228 at El Camino Real and E. Remington Ave. in Sunnyvale on the evening of July 25, 2011. Two photos added 08/03/11.

FAST DEER CHARTER:

Stallion SDC-938L number 51 on Beach St. at Leavenworth St. and Columbus Ave. in the Fishermans Wharf area of San Francisco in the early morning of November 17, 2008.

SAN FRANCISCO FERRY BUILDING:

A nighttime shot of the Ferry Building on July 6, 2008. It was 9:15 p.m., and darkness had just fallen. Inside one can find the Ferry Building Marketplace, a collection of restaurants and shops. In back and on the sides are ferry docks.

SAN FRANCISCO FIRE ENGINE TOURS:

San Francisco Fire Engine Tours uses a restored 1955 Mack engine to provide sightseeing tours of San Francisco and Marin County.


The Mack engine southbound at Columbus Ave. and Taylor St. on July 28, 2011. Two photos from another page added 10/28/13.


The Mack engine northbound at the Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza on September 14, 2011. Two photos from another page added 10/28/13.

GARRETT BUS TOURS:

Garrett Bus Tours has a "Silver Bullet Express" coach that's a former Gillig school bus. Here it is at the parking lot of California's Great America on May 29, 2009.

GALVESTON ISLAND TRANSIT:

Island Transit Flxible 9102 on route 6 at Kmart in Galveston in August 1991. Two photos added 08/03/11.

GOLDEN GATE PARK SHUTTLE:

Starcraft 1403 southbound on The Embarcadero at Justin Hermann Plaza on May 10, 2012. Two photos from another page added 10/28/13.

MANCHESTER GM:

Two shots of Little Gem bus D952 NDB, a 1987 Dodge 50, in the 1990s. In the first photo, the parked bus bears route legend 402 Royton. The second photo displays 04 Rushcroft via Oldham as the bus approaches a stop. The bus door displays a logo for Oldham Depot, located on Wallshaw St. near Mumps, operated in March 2012 by First Group. The windows of the building behind the bus in the first photo say Pop Inn (Pop-In) Centre. If you know the locations of these two pictures, scanned from slides in my collection, please contact me (streetcarmike at gmail dot com). Two photos from another page added 03/10/12.

MARGARITAVILLE EXPRESS:

Margaritaville Express is an MCI bus that appeared in Santa Clara at the time of a Jimmy Buffett performance

MR. TOAD'S TOURS:

Vintage or replica early 20th century vehicles tour San Francisco.


Mr. Toad's "1918 Packard" at Bush and Powell Sts. (Union Square) on December 20, 2007. Four photos added 04/19/12.


Mr. Toad's "1929 Model A" at Beale and Folsom Sts. (Transbay Temporary Terminal) on August 12, 2010. One photo added 04/23/12.

PAYPAL BUS:


Paypal Gillig 432 at San Jose Diridon Station on October 26, 2007.

PURPLE PLAYTPUS:

The Purple Platypus Bus at the Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza on September 14, 2011. Four photos from another page added 10/28/13.

RAILBUS IN NEW ORLEANS:

BRE-Leyland exported a diesel railbus to the United States in a tour to various properties. New Orleans RTA operated it in service between Kenner and Union Passenger Terminal from December 6, 1984 to January 11, 1985. This photo from Earl W. Hampton, Jr. shows the railbus laying over at the latter location. One photo added 04/10/11.

SLAVNIK KOPER:

A Mercedes-Benz O302 bus labeled Slavnik Koper sits at the border of Bulgaria and Greece on September 14, 1973. Both images come from slides in my collection and were added 12/06/11.

SOCIETY DOG BUS:

This Society Dog bus was parked on the shoulder of CA 85 at the Saratoga Ave. exit on June 30, 2007.

CITY OF SOLEDAD (CA) SHUTTLE:

The City of Soledad briefly operated a shuttle bus, seen at East and Monterey Sts. on June 10, 2011. Three photos moved 11/07/11.

TROLLEY BUS FLOWERS:

Trolley Bus Flowers is located at Market and Spear Sts. in downtown in San Francisco. The kiosk is themed as a transit vehicle complete with Municipal Railway logos and seventies color scheme of yellow and red (like the GMC New Look buses). Photo taken March 19, 2005.

URBAN SAFARI TOURS:

Tours of San Francisco in conversion vehicles with zebra stripe livery.


An Urban Safari tour vehicle on The Embarcadero on October 6, 2012. Three photos from another page added 10/28/13.




An Urban Safari tour vehicle parked at Market, 16th, and Noe Sts. on November 4, 2012. Nine photos from another page added 10/28/13.

US BANK:


A MAN Americana bus decorated for US Bank seen at El Paseo de Saratoga shopping center on July 1, 2005.

YAHOO! AUTOS GREEN GUZZLER BUS:

MCI 395 operated by Compass Transportation plugs the Green Center of Yahoo! Autos with a Green Guzzler biodiesel livery. North Sunnyvale, March 13, 2007.