Post details: (Almost) Wordless Wednesdays: For me, "GO" buses are from Ontario... then I saw this...

06/13/07

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(Almost) Wordless Wednesdays: For me, "GO" buses are from Ontario... then I saw this...

ANH 154 - A Go Bus!
See! It's a Go Bus!

For comparison...

Not the same, is it?

Quick note: "Go Transit" (Government of Ontario Transit) will be running new double-deckers next year on one of their heavier routes.

Here's a photo of test bus with thanks to Paul Bateson for the image... (I hope he remembers he gave me permission for the site to use images a while back...)

This was the test bus...

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Comments:

Comment from: Barb [Visitor] Email · http://lv2scpbk.blogspot.com
These buses are neat. It makes for a nice view on the top.

I'm also participating in Wordless
Wednesday.
PermalinkPermalink 06/13/07 @ 07:43
I have always loved the double deckers. Happy WW!
PermalinkPermalink 06/13/07 @ 07:59
Comment from: This Eclectic Life [Visitor] Email · http://www.thiseclecticlife.com
The double deckers are great fun to see. I've never ridden in one. Thanks for sharing the photos, and have a happy day.
PermalinkPermalink 06/13/07 @ 08:04
Comment from: administration [Member] Email · http://www.helpcoverthebus.com/
Hey, and it's my lucky number 23!
PermalinkPermalink 06/13/07 @ 08:49
Comment from: amy [Visitor] Email · http://www.amychristopher.blogspot.com
What nice pictures!!!!
PermalinkPermalink 06/13/07 @ 09:01
Comment from: SandyCarlson [Visitor] Email · http://slchome.blogspot.com
Fun stuff! I admire the adventure you're having with this project. Happy WW!
PermalinkPermalink 06/13/07 @ 09:03
Comment from: jenn in holland [Visitor] Email · http://hollandlife.blogspot.com
An incredible project!
Those bus shots are extrememly cool.
PermalinkPermalink 06/13/07 @ 09:17
Comment from: Bridget [Visitor] Email · http://brewerfamily8.blogspot.com
I look forward to these pic each week :)
PermalinkPermalink 06/13/07 @ 09:54
Comment from: Moksha Gren [Visitor] Email · http://moksha-gren.blogspot.com
These double deckers seem to have gotten a wee bit bigger over the years. That bottom oneis a montster.
PermalinkPermalink 06/13/07 @ 10:25
Comment from: Chris (remoteplanet [Visitor] Email · http://psychometry.psican.org
This is WAY COOL! :-D Hope its on the Hamilton route that I frequent.

Chris
PermalinkPermalink 06/13/07 @ 10:38
Comment from: High Strangeness Altoona [Visitor] Email · http://www.castlenottingham.com
These buses have alot of character. Wish we had them here in Altoona, PA. Happy WW
PermalinkPermalink 06/13/07 @ 10:45
Comment from: Christina [Visitor] Email · http://www.momology.blogspot.com
Love the double decker bus! Happy WW.
PermalinkPermalink 06/13/07 @ 10:55
Comment from: Lori [Visitor] Email · http://singleparentsunite.blogspot.com/
Very cool:) Love the old pics.
PermalinkPermalink 06/13/07 @ 11:14
Comment from: Dragonheart [Visitor] Email · http://dragonheartsdomain.blogspot.com/
"GO" definitely means Toronto to me. Cool that they are going to be running double deckers!
PermalinkPermalink 06/13/07 @ 11:57
Comment from: Jessica The Rock Chick [Visitor] Email · http://lifeisrantastic.blogspot.com
The old buses look awesome but the new bus looks super cool! That must be a pretty cool thing for both tourists and those who live there. What a view you must have from thh top! I've never ridden in one of those. They look pretty cool!

Happy WW!
Jessica The Rock Chick
PermalinkPermalink 06/13/07 @ 12:36
Comment from: Elle Fredrix [Visitor] Email · http://ellefredrix.blogspot.com/
Hey, I'm in T.O. This is the first I've heard about us getting DD buses. Thanks!
PermalinkPermalink 06/13/07 @ 13:13
Comment from: guppyman [Visitor] Email · http://his.guppystorm.com
Someday i need to ride in a double-decker....
PermalinkPermalink 06/13/07 @ 14:18
Comment from: permafrog [Visitor] Email · http://www.shakyard.com/2007/06/wordless_wednes.html
great looking bus.
PermalinkPermalink 06/13/07 @ 15:32
Comment from: Kuanyin [Visitor] Email · http://www.theartoflivinganddying.blogspot.com
Best of luck with your project and Happy WW!
PermalinkPermalink 06/13/07 @ 15:43
Comment from: Admin [Member] Email · http://www.doubledeckerbuses.org/
Hi Barb... I know... I hope to "experience it again" shortly! (Preferably with Sue and our little one!)

Hey Homemom2... Thanks!

Hello This Eclectic Life... It's worth trying to find one! Most places have tours and whatnot you can take... It is fun!

Hiya Sweety (Sue)... Twenty three, eh? Your birthDAY sure, but also a "high-holy number" with certain folks!

Hey Amy... Thank you!

Hiya SandyCarlson... I'm looking forward to the adventures we SHOULD have after we succeed in our quest!

Hi jenn in holland... Thank you!

Hello Bridget... Thanks! I got many more to post!

Hey Moksha Green... More seats = more transit users = more money... The buses got bigger and did away with the conductor. It's all about coins...

Hi Chris... They're supposed to be on the York University to Hamilton route... is that the one? They SHOULD be in use in the early spring!

Hello High Strangeness Altoona... In think so... it's too bad there are none running in Altoona... perhaps one day?

Hi Christina... Thank you!

Hey Lori... Thanks!

Hiya Dragonheart... Comin' in the Spring at York University.

Hey Jessica The Rock Chick... Thanks! I hope my neighbours will feel the same way at some point!

Hello Elle Fredrix... It's be nice if the TTC considered it on some routes (Finch and York Mills come to mind...) but it's only GO Transit right now... and only at York so far.

Hi guppyman... It's worth it!

Hey permafrog... They are!

Hello Kuanyin... Thank you very kindly!
PermalinkPermalink 06/13/07 @ 19:35
Comment from: Frances [Visitor] Email · http://thememesection.com
Here in NEw York they are used as tour buses.
I've never had the pleasure of riding in one.
Four big golden stars for a really interesting WW.
Thanks for visiting mine!
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