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Re: Trailways Red...
Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:59 pm


Good news! I hope it leads to something for you.

Now it's time to sign up for your own account, Darlene... ;)
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Re: Trailways Red...
Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:08 pm


Eagle,

Do you remember the Hurcules conversion place in downtown Louisville? Got any leads on former employee's? I understand the owner has passed recently so we are looking for former employees now. Any thing you can dig up will be a help here.

You guys got juice back in the house yet?? I hope you aren't still without power now. Make sure you call next time you are over to the H park and we will get together.


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Re: Trailways Red...
Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:14 pm


Sorry guy,s I have been on the phone here Jawing and typing and not keeping up with either one. Sounds like your on the right track Darlene. Now I will call my buddy in Bardstown and see if he can find something for you.

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Re: Trailways Red...
Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:19 pm


Manny just got home...I'll have to fill him in.

He'll be excited about his new lead. Thanks again guys for all the help!
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Re: Trailways Red...
Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:24 pm


Dalene and Manny have you tried the Trailways Bus Driver group on Yahoo these guys helped me a bunch tracing down the the Ford turbine powered bus. They put me in touch with a driver that drove it.I will keep digging for you but 3 buses with 85610 in the last digits plus in 3 different states is a task. good luck

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Re: Trailways Red...
Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:31 pm


Clifford, would it be easier to eliminate the other two that are not Darleen and Manny's. Just a thought out loud here.




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Re: Trailways Red...
Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:29 pm


Steve , I am trying to break the serial down and see if that will help me so far Manny knows this but I will post it for some of the guys

1 = his plant
H = Hercules
E = Eagle
M = modified
C = coach
40 = length
D = diesel
4 = 4 speed spicer
J = ?
K = Kentucky
anyone got ideas on what the one with ? mark are I am thinking they are for engine, transmission and rear axle I am checking the Rockwell,Allision,Spicer and
Detroit Diesel books to see who used those codes.I may give out but never give up. only one left and then back to 85610 again
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Re: Trailways Red...
Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:10 pm


Clifford,
I went through the vin with my aunt and the 10th digit is for the maufacturing date. The J stands for 1988




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Re: Trailways Red...
Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:18 pm


The 10th digit date codes are:

j=1988
k=1989
l=1990
ect till you get to 2000
Then:
1=2001
2=2002
3=2003
ect till present I wasnt thinking or I would have ask what happens in 2010 but I would bet it goes back to the letters then.



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Re: Trailways Red...
Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:22 pm


Hey Guys,

That's what we've been told too KY Steve. "J" stands for the year "1988", and we were told that the first digit "1" was for "United States".

Does that "4 speed spicer" mean automatic? (Long day, I'm drawing a blank.)

I've been running all day, glad you are all working on this for us :D
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