RTA # 890 "The Tiger Bus. The Midwest Transit Bus Museum. crest Hill Illinois. september 2000.
Originally uploaded by Eddie from Chicago
One of the more intersting suburban transit buses that rolled around Chicago's western suburbs during the 1970's and early 1980's, was RTA # 890.
This bus, is a 1967 35 foot GMC fishbowl windshield TDH series transit bus, that originally worked for the West Towns Bus Company.
Sometime after the Chicago area RTA was formed around 1974, this bus was "Handpainted" ( No. Not shrink wrapped with decals.) in to this very striking Tiger color scheme promoting Chicago's Brookfield Zoo.
Retired by the mid 1980's, it is preserved today at The Midwest Transit Bus Museum in Cresthill Illinois near the city of Joliet.