Old, Beat Down Baltimore Bus, Beautiful in Its’ Degradation

I’ve always enjoyed driving down Falls Rd between Hampden and the area now known as Station North. I enjoy any swath of land in the City that is devoid of the typical urban features.  Part of this stretch of road is the Baltimore Streetcar Museum. I have to admit that I’ve never visited the museum, but I have to admit that, more interesting to me is an open air version of the museum that is completely dilapidated.  For the longest time, there has been a huge tarp over something.  I now know what that something is. Dig this!busGLongview It’s definitely a bus from the 60’s or 70’s, at least that’s what my memory thinks, I have nothing to back that up. Here are some more photos of it.BusSideviewBusSOSHAvefunthat’s right, SOS Have Fun! BusCASHObviously, the artist is a BIG Johnny Cash fan!

BusWindowWhat’s really amazing about this photo is that this only shows half of the side doors.  They have this interesting patina that is highly reflective as evidenced by this horrible selfie.BUSreflectionIsn’t that zany!!  I wonder if any of ya’ll old school Baltimorons can verify if City busses had these almost mirror-like windows in their doors.

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About scottcarberry

I'm one nifty dude who is fascinated by his hometown; Baltimore, MD. It is persistently beautiful and ugly and I wish to live nowhere else ever again.
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