The Oak Park Society of Model Engineers, H.O Scale Model Railroad Club. Oak Park Illinois USA. August 2011., a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
It's 1976 again on the spare 4' x 8' H.O train layout, at The Oak Park Society of Model Engineers, H.O Scale Model Railroad Club.
A specially painted (By Me during the 1990's)
American Precision Scale Models Company 1950's era General Motors TDH Series "Old Look" 40 foot transit bus, passes down main street in a recreated American small town scene out of the mid 1970's.
During the period surrounding the years of 1974 to 1976, America was gearing up for the upcoming July 4th, 1976 National celebration known as the" American Bi Centenial", wich honored the 200th Anniversary of the July 4th, 1776 signing of the American Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, during the American Revolutionary War with England.
During this period in the mid 1970's, many transportation company's from Railroads, Trucking and Public Transportation, had painted several of their vechicles in special commemorative "Patriotic" color schemes.
Although the Chicago Transit Authority had officially "Phased Out" their remaining 1950's era GM old look buses by 1972, several other North American citties kept theirs until the late 1970's and early 1980's.
Some of these old buses, would roll out their final miles in revenue service, wearing a Patriotic color scheme like this prior to retirement.