High-Speed Bus

How would you like to look in your rear-view mirror and see this thing coming up behind you fast? Since America can't seem to get its act together to build high-speed trains, maybe we could have high-speed buses instead. From Popular Science, October 1930:

85-Mile-An-Hour Bus Streamlined
Porthole-shaped windows will give passengers a view of the roadside they are scudding past at eighty-five miles an hour, in a remarkable bus just completed at Paris, France. This juggernaut of the road seats 100 passengers, besides its two drivers. Every part is streamlined for speed, even to the curved emergency door in the rear. The machine is designed for express cross-country travel.

     Posted By: Alex - Thu Jan 22, 2009
     Category: Travel | 1930s

85MPH! No way. Double Nickles is fast enough!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/22/09 at 08:45 AM
Alex, I love when you put on these old Pop Science mags. They have alot of interesting stuff in them.

Page 61 - multi use tool, books to be photographed
Page 63 - thumb tacks in the road
page 64 - astrologers fail simple test

All great stuff!
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/22/09 at 08:48 AM
Wasn't this what they had in Mystery Men?
Posted by DownCrisis on 01/22/09 at 08:53 AM
I like looking at the ads in the really old Pop Science mags. Very amusing.
Posted by BikerPuppy on 01/22/09 at 01:52 PM
Sarah, that was the Mammoth Car. Made of solid gold. What a machine!!
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/22/09 at 09:17 PM
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