Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Thank You Spring Fling Sponsors, Vendors & Volunteers

The Museum of Bus Transportation would like to give a big Thank You to the following who sponsored the 2012 Spring Fling: MCI, American Bus Association, Pennsylvania Bus Association, United Motorcoach Association, REI Electrics, Lancer Insurance, Robert Sauer, LVT, Buses On Line, Members 1st Federal Credit Union, and ABC Companies. Also a big thank you to the vendors who supported the event by renting table space and the volunteers who helped with set up, clean up, and other duties before, during and after the event.

A Summer Day's Visit To The Museum

If you're Summer vacation plans find you staying or passing through the Hershey area, please set aside a couple of hours to visit the Museum of Bus Transportation. On a hot or rainy day, the museum is a great alternative to staying in your hotel/motel room. Explore the history of buses in America from the early 20th century through the modern era. A great educational experience for young and old alike. The museum is open 7 days a week including Independence Day (Wed. July 4th) and Labor Day (Mon. Sept.3rd). Hope to see you this Summer.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Spring Fling Pictures On Museum Website

Please be sure to check our website for pictures from this year's Spring Fling. There's also pictures of the buses from the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center alsong with information about the center and their buses written by Ken Miller. Here's the link to the Spring Fling pictures on the website:

Saturday, June 9, 2012

More Post Flood Clean Up Report

Tom Mozer sends the following post flood recovery and Spring Fling prep work report:

May 2, 2012: Ken McNelis,Tom Mozer, Ed Wolf,Tom Collins were at the annex, the following work took place: Steering Wheel removed from Jamaica to Altoona, Mail Box installed, No Trespass signs installed. Batteries charged on the Golden Gate bus and the Volvo, Repaired bathroom from flood damage. Installed shelves, medicine cabinet and mirror.

Bulletin Board installed in tool room. Mrs. Smith' s lawn repaired. Repaired skid in pit. Re-set Alarm system. Waiting for Septa Mechanics at Museum. Supervised Harran installation at Museum and removal of Ford. Volvo on blocks for Septa mechanics. Towed Harran to Museum and returned Ford to Annex.

Ed Wolf brought diesel fuel and portable air compressor. Carburetor for Williamsburg rebuilt at Wolf's and is now in tool room.

May 21, 2012: Ken McNelis,Tom Mozer,Tom Collins,Ken Thomas,Tom Conley,James Mahraj at the annex, following work took place:Administrative work and standby for SEPTA mechanics.

SEPTA Volvo: Charge batteries and troubleshoot.  36 Chevrolet: Tried to start. Took battery out and worked on carburetor.Golden Gate: Charge batteries and move into garage.Grass cut and weed whack .

Manuals placed in tool room. Inventory tables. Replaced steering wheel on Altoona.

We were not able to start Volvo . This is the only flood damaged bus we could not get running. However, it would not start before the flood.

May 31, 2012

Ken McNelis &;Tom Mozer at the annex. Cleaned tables from flood and move to museum. New batteries purchased for 36 Chevrolet.Peter Pan GMC: Charge batteries and move outside.Golden Gate: Replace batteries.

June 1, 2012

Ken McNelis,Tom Mozer & Ed Wolf at the annex. 36 Chevrolet: New battery installed and car moved to museum.Golden Gate: Prep for delivery to museum.Check all batteries with Ed Wolf's tester.General housekeeping. Prep for Saturday tool donation delivery.

Thank You all for your work.

Monday, June 4, 2012

King Ward Limo Coach

Among the 24 visiting buses at this year's Spring Fling was this 1980 GMC coach owned by King Ward Coach Lines of Chicopee MA. They converted this bus from a seated coach into a 14 seat limo coach. Thank you to our friends at King Ward for bringing this interesting coach to the 2012 Spring Fling.

2012 Spring Fling Is History

The 2012 Spring Fling is now history. We had 351 visitors and 24 visiting buses on display outside the museum. A big thank you to everyone who attended and to all the MBT volunteers who helped out .We'll be posting pictures of this year's event over the next several days so please be sure to check back often.