Thursday, June 7, 2012

THE MANY FACES OF GILLIG

Some of you may have been wondering what I meant in the last post about the writing being the wrong color (if you don't know what that means, you can always click on the link and read the post, hint, hint . . .)

So, I set about trying to find pictures of the different colored writings on UTA buses.  I found some really good pictures apparently taken by Polish people.  What a world, what a world.

They asked not to use their pictures without permission, and I try to be nice about such things, so I won't show the pictures here.  But here are a few links:

'99 Gillig with green writing:  http://www.phototrans.eu/14,531238,0.html

'01 Gillig with "incandescent" writing:  http://www.phototrans.eu/14,529338,0.html

'06/'07 Gillig with "incandescent" writing:  http://www.phototrans.eu/14,529988,0.html

'09/'10/'12 Gillig with blue writing:  http://www.phototrans.eu/14,531035,0,Gillig_BRT_LF_40__09002.html

'09/'10 Gillig with green writing:  http://www.phototrans.eu/14,538515,0,Gillig_BRT_LF_40__09034.html

I must say, whoever took those pictures got around.  That must have taken a lot of work.  And good pictures, too.  If you're feeling really ambitious, you can paste the picture captions into Google Translate and read some Polish commentary on American transit.  So maybe I did.  So sue me.

1 comment:

  1. Oh. My. Goodness.

    That guy really went to the trouble of documenting all those buses?

    Well... As they say in Poland, dobre na niego!

    I've sometimes mustered up the willpower to take a few photos of buses, but then I always feel exceedingly awkward doing so. So I don't really do it very much.

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