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Date Posted: 11:08:35 08/11/15 Tue
Author: Don Fiesinger
Subject: Re: How far away from Central did you live?
In reply to: Dave Shickel 's message, "Re: How far away from Central did you live?" on 16:20:55 08/10/15 Mon

>Distance for me was 1.2 miles from 202 Onondaga Ave. I
>normally walked unless weather was really nasty, in
>which case I took the bus. Fortunately for me, the
>closest bus stop was practically at my front door at
>intersection of Bellevue Ave and Onondaga Ave.
>Speaking of buses, I recall that for a short time in
>those days Syracuse Transit had older buses with
>sloped back ends and standard transmissions. I can
>still recall drivers grinding the gears at times to
>get those old timers to move. Kind of a metaphor for
>us sometimes nowadays, no?
>
>PA Dave

Those were the buses that would often overheat in the summer and stall out. You either waited for the next bus or started walking (which was usually quicker). Those buses also had rear bumpers that you could hang onto in the winter and slide along on the icy or snowy roads.

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