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Apparently when old yellow school buses reach their retirement age, they go to Guatemala for a makeover and begin new careers as chicken buses! I'd love to see them this colorful & bright while still in use here instead of the mundane institutional yellow. It's good to know they aren't just hauled off to a scrap yard or left laying around rusting somewhere for eons.

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tabby;1418360 wrote: Apparently when old yellow school buses reach their retirement age, they go to Guatemala for a makeover and begin new careers as chicken buses! I'd love to see them this colorful & bright while still in use here instead of the mundane institutional yellow. It's good to know they aren't just hauled off to a scrap yard or left laying around rusting somewhere for eons.

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Sounds like Malta :-

A picture gallery of Maltese busses

Many of the buses there were in the hands of the third generation of drivers until the EU forced them off the road last year.
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:eek:

I would be "chicken" to ride in anything on these roads in Guatemala.

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along-for-the-ride;1418411 wrote:

:-3

I would be "chicken" to ride in anything on these roads in Guatemala.


Given the number of rocks on the road so would I.

Listening to the engine on that bike i'd worry whatever the road was like.
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I wonder if my old school bus is living another life as a chicken bus?
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Bryn Mawr;1418409 wrote: Sounds like Malta :-

A picture gallery of Maltese busses

Many of the buses there were in the hands of the third generation of drivers until the EU forced them off the road last year.


Was it a safety issue for them?
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AFTR, I might be willing to try a ride on a chicken bus along one of those rural roads just once in the same spirit as riding a ride at an amusement park ... stomach flutters, racing heart and dizzy head ... not sure there would be a 2nd try though! I've never ridden any where with poultry before.

Saint, there's a good chance! It's nice to think of them enjoying their retirement! :)
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tabby;1418426 wrote: Was it a safety issue for them?


Part safety but more a polution issue. These were seventy year old buses being run fifteen hours a day with only basic maintenance.
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Bryn Mawr;1418447 wrote: Part safety but more a polution issue. These were seventy year old buses being run fifteen hours a day with only basic maintenance.


70 years old? Wow ... that's definitely a testament to the quality of their original manufacture!
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tabby;1418449 wrote: 70 years old? Wow ... that's definitely a testament to the quality of their original manufacture!


British of course :-)

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