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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   10 downloadsAttached File  IMG_6419.jpg   1.72MB   12 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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OPERATOR: GREYHOUND CANADA TRANSPORTATION CORP. CAGARY, AB NSC-000026177, FHA-MC-304126 TARE 15,000 KGS GVW 20,140 KGS
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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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OPERATOR: GREYHOUND CANADA TRANSPORTATION CORP. CAGARY, AB NSC-000026177, FHA-MC-304126 TARE 15,000 KGS GVW 20,140 KGS
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 03:51 PM

Got a blue G to Lafayette today. Pretty happy about that.Attached File  IMG_6570.jpg   1.45MB   4 downloads


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