Friday, September 28, 2012

West Towns Bus Company # 776. A 1950 General motors transit bus. The Midwest transit Bus museum. Cresthill Illinois. September 2000.

From 2000 to 2002, I used to be a meber of a group known as "The Midwest Transit Bus Museum", which was located on a private industrial storage rental lot at Route # 53 and Caton Farm Road in Cresthill Illinois near the city of Joliet.

This was a group of men, who owned a collection of retired antique city transit buses. Some like 1950 GM bus # 776 from the former West Towns Bus Company shown here were operable, but several others that were rescued from junk yards weren't, as they were missing engines and parts.

West Towns Bus Company # 776, provided many years of dependable transit bus service in the towns of Cicero, Berwyn, North Riverside, Brookfield, and Oak Park Illinois. This bus was also used occasionally after acquisition by the Midwest Transit Bus Museum for parades and civic events.

Eddie K.

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