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How Do You Ship a Double-Decker Bus?

RLH 61 loaded onto a flat bed truck
RLH 61 on a truck... part of the route back home to England where she has been refurbished and is currently running...

Three RLHs on trucks... 53, 69, and 71
RLH 53, RLH 69, and RLH 71 being trucked to their new home in Oregon.

Routemasters on a train...
Some Routemasters en route to Niagara Falls, Ontario via rail...

RLH 30 being loaded onto The Queen Mary en route to California
RLH 30 being loaded onto The Queen Mary en route to California...

Leyland PD 3/4 on a barge on it's way to Alaska...
Leyland PD 3/4 on a barge on it's way to Alaska...

Thanks to Paul Bateson, Bob Martin, Christopher Wilhelm, Ewen Pring, and "Popperphoto" for the images above...

Above shows the way buses have been shipped about... and you'll notice, they are difficult to miss...

...if I may quote a post I did about this as an advertising idea...

We're hoping that someone might see that helping us realise our dream has a good potential for some pretty amazing advertising...

Think about it...

A rolling old double-decker bus travelling literally ACROSS The United States and Canada en route to it's home? It WILL be going from Santa Rosa, California to Toronto, Ontario... It WILL attract a lot of attention on this journey, no doubt!

The bus WILL need to travel on a flat-bed truck... possibly via flat-bed rail as well... and YES, these buses CAN and HAVE travelled that way safely without whacking their roof... after all, it is a "low height" bus!

This means THOUSANDS and even potentially MILLIONS of motorists and other folks in Canada and America will see it on it's trip...

One has to assume (CORRECTLY) that anyone driving the highway or stopped at a railway stop most likely WOULD notice an old double-decker bus go by... and IMAGINE if a logo or advertising was on this bus... Do you think they might "spot" it a little better than the average billboard???

I have to assume it would sink in a touch better...

...then there's the (I have to assume) blog entries both "pro" and "con" if we achieve success... (I feel VERY confident that it would be FAR more "pro" our success posts - celebrating with us - than "con"... but hey, it's the internet... and there's "haters" for everyone and everything... and they really are mostly online!) meaning even MORE exposure for the person or company that sees this vision...

Great exposure AND a family's dream comes true... what's better?


The standard last note on the old blog... PLEASE SUPPORT THE DREAM!

This blog is here to help promote a dream that an entire family shares... that dream is to rescue an old London Double-Decker bus.


Please, if you have a few minutes, take some time to find out more about this bus and the kooky dream by clicking here.

This bus is VERY special to myself and the whole family, and any help any person can lend us would be most gratefully accepted.

If you or someone you know might be interested, there's our tiny banner site, HelpCoverTheBus.Com and a PayPal donation button (see the upper-right hand side of the blog) and, of course, a Cafe Press shop for T-Shirts and shtuff!
(...and who doesn't need some shtuff!)

Please help us make this dream a reality and save a piece of history!

We thank you for your support!

Please Note: We are also hoping for help from a public relations/marketing standpoint... If you might be able to assist OR know someone who might be willing to, please click here and read this entry...


D O.U.O.S.V.A.V.V. M
Et In Arcadia Ego


October 28th, 2009

See the "latest post" on the left here... I've decided to concentrate on other work so this blog is kinda done for me... THANKS kindly to my friends and regular readers... and as you'll note, I am still loitering in the blogsphere... and I'm still online... and I honestly haven't given up hope that we will get our dream bus one day! (We've just gotten REALLY quiet about it...)

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Blog-Gone! Thanks for reading!

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