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1960 Continental Trailways Articulated Golden Eagle

Sept. 14, 2000

The following photo(s) are © copyrighted by Larry Pederson (Victoria, BC, Canada)

My name is Larry Pedersen and I live in Victoria, BC. I drove for Vancouver Island Coach Lines for 3 seasons, from 1969 thru 1972.

Continental Trailways Articulated Golden Eagle. The photo was taken in Bakersfield, Calif. in 1960



This is a Continental Trailways Articulated Golden Eagle. The photo was taken in Bakersfield, Calif. in 1960.

 

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george | Aug 19, 2006 | 1:40 am

I read somwhere that articulated Eagles were rare puppies in of itself. Do you know what Trailways did with this coach upon retirement? I know AC Transit had one for a short time.

Ricky Roach | Jul 01, 2010 | 5:13 pm

My dad drove one of these for Continental Trailways in the 60's there were two of them at the Dallas terminal.

posted on May 28, 2007 5:06:04 PM EDT

Dane | Jul 01, 2010 | 5:14 pm

There were 4 of these coaches built in 1958. We currently own 3 of them and one is restored, one is in the process of becomming a motor-home and the other is pretty decrepped.

posted on August 13, 2007 3:53:03 PM EDT

Dane | Jul 01, 2010 | 5:15 pm

try this link

http://busexplorer.com/PHP/MidPage.php?id=864

LISA KELLY | Jul 01, 2010 | 5:15 pm

I AM LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO DROVE FOR CONTINENTAL TRAILWAYS. MY GRANDFATHER, CARROLL "GROUCH" ABLES, DROVE OUT OF DALLAS FOR 40 YEARS UNTIL HE RETIRED. HE WAS CALLED "GROUCH" (LOVELY MAN LOL) BECAUSE HE WAS SO STRICT ABOUT THE RULES ON HIS BUS!

I HAD A 2 MILLION MILE SAFE DRIVING PIN OF HIS SOMEONE STOLE. I SO DESPERATELY WOULD LIKE ANOTHER. IT WAS MY GOOD LUCK CHARM, I KNOW IT'S NOT THE SAME. I FEEL LOST WITHOUT IT.

I WOULD LOVE TO CORRESPOND WITH ANYONE WHO DROVE BUSES AND COULD TELL ME STORIES.

Joe | Jul 01, 2010 | 5:16 pm

Dana, You said you have 3 Golden Eagle Buses. Do you have any pictures of your golden eagle buses and what condition is the one bus you said was in bad condition? Is it feasible to restore it? I have been looking for a golden eagle bus.

ACLTony | Jul 01, 2010 | 5:17 pm

Hello.

I have a request. I'm looking for a photo or photos of the "Back" of the last version of the Eagle O-1 (mid 1960s?). This is the one that had the 3-piece back window and was the version just before the O-5 was introduced. There are many photos on the web of the front, roof, and sides of later model O-1s, but I can't find a single photo of the back. My intention is to build a scale model of this particular O-1 and want to get the backside correct.

Thank you so much. - A

posted on April 15, 2008 5:06:36 PM EDT

Dane | Jul 01, 2010 | 5:17 pm

Joe,
If you click on the link you will see our Eagle. We would not sell any of them. Like I said we have three Articulated Golden Eagles and we just purchased a 1957 40 foot Golden Eagle that we are restoring. If there is a way to get your email i would love to show you some pictures.

posted on April 21, 2008 9:17:06 PM EDT

dwilson333 | Jul 01, 2010 | 5:18 pm

Tony,
If you search through all of the pictures on this website you may find what you lookin for.

http://www.angelfire.com/al/silverball/buspic.html

posted on April 21, 2008 9:26:00 PM EDT

ACLTony | Jul 01, 2010 | 5:19 pm

Dane, would you be willing to take photos of your 40ft eagle, please, and post it. ? I'm particularly interested of the back view of the bus. I can give you my email address if you're o.k with it. I'm also in the process of getting a gentleman that owns a scale model resin casting company intersted in reproducing scale model Eagles.

DWilson, thank you. I've looked through that link before and, amazingly, can't find a single back shot of the late production Model 0-1.

posted on April 22, 2008 7:46:22 PM EDT

Dane | Jul 01, 2010 | 5:20 pm

Hey,
Dane and dwilson are one in the same. Thats me. ha. I have photos of the buses, but Im not really sure how to load them on to this site...Ill just leave my email address dwilson333@gmail.com dont abuse. Email me and Ill get back to you.

posted on April 23, 2008 1:25:55 PM EDT

Dane | Jul 01, 2010 | 5:20 pm

This is the prototype GE that was made in 56' The rear is the same but the front is quite different.

http://www.angelfire.com/al/silverball/bus/73.jpg

posted on April 23, 2008 1:31:14 PM EDT

Classic Bus | Jul 01, 2010 | 5:22 pm

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Mike | Jul 01, 2010 | 5:24 pm

The Wilson Bus Co. out of Templeton MA had a Golden Eagle as of a few years ago. It was on display at an air show at the Fitchburg MA airport. Looked to be in great shape.

posted on March 25, 2010 11:36:08 AM EDT

Betsy Coach-Jubera | Sep 10, 2011 | 7:21 am

Lisa my dad drove for Trailways for
25 years. His name was David "Coach".

He was called Coach. I have several
his safety pins and I even have his hat.

He met my mom working for Trailways.
She was a hostess on one of the busses.

My dad was on photographed for an
advertisement once on a poster with
a hostess. I would give anything to have
a copy of that poster. Betsy

Roger Keller | Sep 23, 2011 | 8:49 pm

This message is for Lisa Kelly, if someone there can get it to her. Lisa, I drove for Continental Trailways in the early 1970's. It was the GREATEST job in the world. Even though I was assigned to the Extra Board" and was subject to be sent anywhere, I generally drove between Washington DC and New York City. I would love to hear from you if you get this . Take Care. Roger

juan | Nov 07, 2011 | 9:53 pm

hello to all I had friend mine make this super eagle golden scale 1/50 very detail great job

Jon Lyon | Dec 04, 2011 | 10:59 am

I was a second generation Trailways Terminal Manager. At one point my dad was the TM for Trailways' Oakland depot at the same time I managed the Sacramento depot.

Any other former terminal managers or assistant managers here?

Margie McKee | Sep 14, 2014 | 3:49 pm

This message is for Lisa Kelly & Roger Keller - My father drove for TRAILWAYS for 34 yrs. I would love to be abl to communicate with them. How can I get in touch with them?

 

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