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Scottish Neoplan
« on: August 27, 2012, 07:22:24 AM »
I caught this sharp looking Scottish Neoplan/MAN Tourliner on the A90 on my recent trip to Scotland.

The operator, Simpson's Coaches, is out of Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire. http://www.simpsonscoaches.co.uk/


http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss154/norseman77/scotland%2012/DSC_7205.jpg


http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss154/norseman77/scotland%2012/DSC_7206.jpg

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Scottish Neoplan
« on: August 27, 2012, 07:22:24 AM »

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Re: Scottish Neoplan
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2012, 12:15:20 AM »
Hi Jan,

Nice shots, a very succesful trip again!

Though I hardly know anything about busses I hope the bus topic will grow further!
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Re: Scottish Neoplan
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2012, 03:13:50 AM »
I do have several more buses from Scotland, and will post some more when I get to the "Stracathro Services roadside pictures" part of my trip. I spent about an hour and a half there taking pics of passing traffic, and there were a few buses as well as trucks. :)

I certainly hope you will find more pics of buses in the future as well! ;)

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Re: Scottish Neoplan
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2012, 05:25:22 AM »
Nice catch Jan. 8) Might he be going to the Continent? ???

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Re: Scottish Neoplan
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2012, 07:57:58 AM »
Well, he might, but they do everything from local trips to longer trips to the Continent, so hard to say, really. :)

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Re: Scottish Neoplan
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2012, 09:54:30 AM »
In the WW2 USA years, tranportation suddenly needed to move a whole lot of people yesterday. Anything that moved had its capacity increased, and somebody manufactured at least a few of those trailer busses, single axle, which instantly made any tractor with a 5th wheel into a bus.

Occasionally saw a few, decades ago in junk yards. Looked like maybe 25-30 passengers, tops. Have absolutely no idea about heating. They sat real low, body dropped down after the kingpin-drive-tire clearance area, wth cut-outs for the trailer-tires. Any question about AC in those days would have brought instant and loud laughter. Windows down did that, and only sissies complained about the dust.

Did see a great pix in a mag's history section of a tractor-trailer bus in the mid-east, late '30's. Nice butterfly hood tractor, with a row of chrome vent doors along the hood sides. Rig was lettered, Bagdad-Damascus. Far different political climate in those times.
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Re: Scottish Neoplan
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2012, 12:16:45 PM »
I have seen pictures of "semi-trailer buses" like the ones you speak of in - I think - Cuba, where they use them to this day. I am not 100% sure it's Cuba, but it was somewhere in Latin America at least.

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Re: Scottish Neoplan
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2012, 01:06:13 AM »
I have seen pictures of "semi-trailer buses" like the ones you speak of in - I think - Cuba, where they use them to this day. I am not 100% sure it's Cuba, but it was somewhere in Latin America at least.

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Hi Jan,

After the second world war semi trailer busses were also common in Holland for a period. Most of it were supplied by the UK brand Crossley.

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Re: Scottish Neoplan
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