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Old 07-14-2012, 07:17 PM   #11
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Re: Where did your bus serve and where is it now?

mine lived its life in Victoria BC, out to Edmonton, back to the okanogon and all was for hospitals. it made its way up to prince George BC where it got sold and used by Richie Brothers as an auction office and some Lucky Casino as a people mover. according to the records it dont have much for mileage on it. probably why its mostly in one piece lol. anyhow its now in the middle of the prairies.
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:08 PM   #12
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Re: Where did your bus serve and where is it now?

My old bus started it's life as a school bus in eastern Utah(1935 to about 1950). History then lapses until the early 1970's when it was converted into a mobil medical clinic and used on an Indian reservation in Utah. This date is established by the age of the replacement driveline and the dates cast in the lenses on the clearance and tail lamp replacements along with the 12 volt headlamp bulbs. The PO purchased the bus in 1995 and used it to advertise his antique business in Sandy, Utah. At some point the PO rented the bus to a movie studio who painted the bus Air Force blue and used it in a movie about "Topaz", the Japanese concentration camp used during the Second World War. I purchased the old girl in may of 2010 and have been trying to convert her into a mini motor home ever since--she's fighting me every inch of the way
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:11 PM   #13
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Re: Where did your bus serve and where is it now?

BC was built at the old Crown Coach factory in Los Angeles in December 1976. It entered service with the Kern High School District in Bakersfield, CA in early 1977 and stayed there until 2000. It then went into service as a driver training bus, bus because of the standard transmission, with the Kern Superintendent of Schools. When automatics finally became the norm, I purchased BC as it was going to go up for auction in 2005. I've had it ever since, and it took about six years to get the conversion "finished", but I'm always working on something...I don't think I will ever "finish".
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Old 01-10-2014, 08:14 PM   #14
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Re: Where did your bus serve and where is it now?

I know this is an older topic, but I am proud of our baby. She was in Service in Posey County, IN until she was retired. We bought her while living in Evansville, IN.

Drove her out here to Arizona. Our next trip will take her back across I-40 to South Carolina sometime next year

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Old 01-14-2014, 03:29 PM   #15
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Our 89 Thomas was an elementary school bus in the Hillsboro School District, OR (near Portland) and was sold to an international dealership a few months before we bought it, with just under 68k miles

And she now lives on a farm in Oregon
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Old 01-14-2014, 04:27 PM   #16
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Re: Where did your bus serve and where is it now?

Purchased new in 1977 by the LIttle Falls MN school district, driven by the gentleman I purchased it from until 1992. He retired when the put the bus out of service, purchased it for $850, converted it into what it was when I purchased it and gave it to nis nephew to use in 2004.

It was a rural route bus and has a TON of miles on it for it's age. He said it had just shy of 300k when he purchased it in 92' and it now has 355k on the clock. 450 of those are mine

It lives 45 miles away from it's former stomping ground and there's a very good chance that my mother and some of her siblings rode this bus as their old house was in the area that it served when it was new. Kind of neat when you put it all together.
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Old 01-14-2014, 06:01 PM   #17
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:08 PM   #18
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My 87 Blue Bird was once a activity bus for Triangle Lakes School District Blachley, OR since it was new, They retired it around 2009 when they replaced it with a new activity bus, they used my bus for a while as a spare until I came across this on craigslist in 2010 when I picked her up for $2000. We was living in Astoria, OR at the time we used the bus to relocate to Oklahoma. Since then we have been making the full conversion to a motor home. The bus is near completion but will always have room for improvments. she now resides in Logan County Oklahoma.
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:39 AM   #19
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Giles County School District, Tennessee. Mandatory retirement at 15 years.
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Old 01-25-2014, 06:18 AM   #20
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My bus was a school bus. It then served as a Johnson City Tennessee emergency management vehicle. Now, it is my home.
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