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March 9, 2018

Flashback Friday

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On March 12, 1964, Bi-State Development Agency arranged press showings of its 50 newly purchased air conditioned buses. The new additions to the fleet were supplied by General Motors (40) and Flexible Company (10).

The buses were shown to the press at Bi-State’s main shop yard in St. Louis. The new buses were also placed on public display at selected locations around the area.

According to the Museum of Transportation, the photo above is one of the new buses at a demonstration point in the heart of Downtown St. Louis. It was displayed right outside of the Old Courthouse.

This particular vehicle was visited by nearly 2,000 people in the two days it was on display there.

Also in March 1964, the first Ford Mustang rolled off the assembly line at Ford Motor Company and Merv Griffin’s game show Jeopardy! debuted on NBC with Art Fleming as the host.


3 thoughts on “Flashback Friday”

  1. steve siegerist says:

    This bus is parked on the Locust side of the Old Post Office. It is a General Motors New Look bus. St. Louis Public Service Company purchased 50 of these in the early 1960s and numbered them 3800 to 3849. They were the last new buses PSC bought before Bi-State took over operation of public transit in St. Louis and surrounds

    1. Matthew Hibbard says:

      March 12, 1964

  2. steve siegerist says:

    Since this is a Bi-State purchased bus it is a 3900, which were just like the 3800s purchased by Public Service

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