Mechanical failure. Glenview Illinois. September 2008., a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
I took this photograph during my first year of employment as a paratransit bus driver.
Our bus fleet back in 2008, featured several buses of 2001 vintage, that were showing their age mechanically. Some of the buses were experiencing on the road breakdowns on a very regular basis.
New Ford paratransit mini buses, were being delivered to my company at the time of this photograph.
2001 Chevrolet paratransit mini bus # 5038, is viewed being towed back to the Glenview garage, after suffering one of many mechanical failures during it's last year or so of service.
This bus was retired approximately a year after this photograph was taken.