This dilapidated old school bus sits in its final resting place down in Old Car City USA, where I photographed it last summer. I took a break from this for a while, but expect the occasional one to drop as I feel like it.
I captured the bus as it sat on a slight rise adjacent to a somewhat scummy lake. I like the front end treatment of this particular body. It takes advantage of the rear engined design to leave the front nice and simple. A plaque next to the guages loudly proclaimed “GM Motorcoach;” I assume both the body and chassis were built under the company’s supervision.
I was surprised to see the engine mounted transversely for a bus of this era. Maintenance access is excellent because of the design in conjunction with some hinged body panels.
Looks like someone cut out some cooling components. I wonder if the radiator was front mounted or it is just now absent.
The faded sign proved useful, since stepping over the rusted out steps warranted extra care. The floor of the passenger compartment was solid, and I was able step inside.
The green tinted windows created some fun lighting. The color tinged shadows helped the dismal scene appear more whimsical than depressing.
This automatic equipped bus has great visibility from the driver’s seat. Most of the switch gear and dials were intact.
A better look at the switches for the driver. They probably operated the wipers and lights, though there appears to be more options than I would expect.
That’s it for this irregular DIOCCUSA. What do you think?