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#2941 Swadian Hardcore

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 09:43 AM

I have an insatiable appetite for DL3 trips, which is essentially the only craving I have in my 97-pound body. I'd be riding DL3s all day, every day if I could.


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Posted 01 October 2017 - 11:49 AM

On bus #7035. Is this a refurbished G4500? Nice ride, comfortable seats. On time in between Slidell and Biloxi.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 09:01 PM

Yep...that's a 'G', all right...nice pics!


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 11:28 AM

Long night in Atlanta.... 4 hours late and then boarded 86574 and good lord, the seats were terrible! Attached File  IMG_6418.jpg   1.57MB   14 downloadsAttached File  IMG_6419.jpg   1.72MB   15 downloads


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 08:42 AM

Boooo D4505! That's a GA state-owned unit.


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 04:04 PM

Got another 4505 on Gainesville-Baton Rouge. Slightly better seating but not great. Then got a Prevost on the BTR-NOLA run. The seats were cloth on that one...or maybe like a cloth/leather mix. Not bad.




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Posted 03 October 2017 - 04:05 PM

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 10:44 PM

Of the three types you rode, which do you like the best, aside from the seating, that is.....?


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Posted 04 October 2017 - 08:39 AM

The second D4505 was a newer SC state-owned unit, so its seats probably haven't sagged as much yet, even though they're the same model.


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Posted 05 October 2017 - 07:36 AM

I'm old school so I think I liked the G the best. But I didn't really care for it until it got remodeled. After that, probably the Prevost, and the D4500.

Have to go back to Baton Rouge today so I'm curious as to what I'll get.


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Posted 05 October 2017 - 09:18 AM

I agree, my preference is also for the Blue G over the X3-45, over the D4505. Of course the originally D4500 would have been much better; it's the same as the DL3, but they got rid of it in 2005 in favor of the D4500CL, then MCI went into bankruptcy a few year later.

 

Too bad Greyhound maintenance for the older coaches is poor, and not much better for the new ones.


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 03:51 PM

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 07:51 AM

So Mr. Railiner, it is no longer to ride the same Greyhound starting in New York and ending up four days later in San Francisco?

I guess if someone put a gun to my head, I could survive (just like I could survive same Amtrak Coach); otherwise who cares if that and similar routes are in the history books.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 09:12 AM

Thats right, you have to make at least one change to go from New York City to San Francisco...
And youre right... probably no one cares, other than those who might have some anxiety about changing.

But what I care about is the wholesale abandonment of the shortest route...I-80 between Chicago and Cheyenne... it was actually less than three full days for the trip back when it existed...
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Posted 19 October 2017 - 09:34 AM

Greyhound going out of business is inevitable, especially long distance routes.
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Posted 19 October 2017 - 01:49 PM

IMHO, the fine company that I knew as Greyhound, got out of the bus business about thirty years ago....the company that succeeded it is probably headed that way, as you stated.... :(


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Posted 20 October 2017 - 11:41 AM

Concurred, Greyhound's going down the drain!


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 10:59 PM

 

Well Prevost has been awarded a large contract for 360 buses from Greyhound.

 

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Greyhound Lines Inc. , based in Dallas Texas, has awarded Prevost a contract for up to 360 motorcoaches. The three year deal specifies the delivery of the first 60 coaches in 2017 with the option to purchase the balance over a 3 year period. This is the single largest contract in Prevost history.

 

“Our team is quite excited to be able to build Greyhound buses again. We greatly value our long standing relationship with GLI and are appreciative that they have chosen Prevost as their brand of choice,” said Francois Tremblay, Prevost vice president/general manager.  “We believe product quality and exceptional service support made all the difference in their decision. ”

 

“We are pleased to continue our partnership with Prevost over the next few years. The quality of buses they produce will help us to keep setting the highest standard for transporting customers across North America,” said Dave Leach, president & CEO, Greyhound. “Our customers desire to travel in the safest and most comfortable bus available; motorcoaches from Prevost allow us to fulfill that need for them.”

 

Prevost Vice President, North American Sales, Jack Forbes stated: “It is always a pleasure to work with our long-term partners at Greyhound & First Group.  A true team effort went into the bid process that brought us to securing this contract and our relationship with GLI will continue to be a team effort.  From Sales to Manufacturing to the best Aftermarket Support team in the industry, we are all committed to the success of this partnership.”

 

The first of the new fleet has arrived in Philly....867xx series....


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Posted 01 November 2017 - 10:29 AM

Same seats?


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Posted 02 November 2017 - 12:06 AM

Haven't seen 'em yet....just heard from my 'source'.... ;)


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