Friday, March 16, 2007

A reminder of Chicago's blizzard of 1967. Old 1955 Flxible Twin Coach propane bus in a snowbank. The Midwest Transit Bus Museum. Cresthill Illinois.

I took this scene in cresthill Illinois, in January of 2001. I was visiting the Midwest Transit Bus Museum, of wich I was a member of at the time.
The greater Chicagoland area had recently experienced heavy lake effect snowstorms. Seen here in a drifted snowbank , is a privately owned Chicago Transit Authority 1955 Flxible Twin Coach Company 40 Ft transit coach. These particulair buses operated on propane, and featured high mounted passenger windows. I was only 4 going on 5 years of age when the real Chicago blizzard of 1967 crippled Chicagoland.
This scene makes for a nice reanactment of the freak snowstorm aftermath scene, as these buses were in use at the time, and also found themselves stuck in drifted snowbanks. The last propane buses were retiired in the early 1970's.

1 comment:

tlee169 said...

I probably rode the whole fleet of these to and from school and everywhere else in the 50's and 60's.