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    Chicken Buses of Guatemala

    Apparently when old yellow school buses reach their retirement age, they go to Guatemala for a makeover and begin new careers as chicken buses! I'd love to see them this colorful & bright while still in use here instead of the mundane institutional yellow. It's good to know they aren't just hauled off to a scrap yard or left laying around rusting somewhere for eons.

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    Re: Chicken Buses of Guatemala

    Quote Originally Posted by tabby View Post
    Apparently when old yellow school buses reach their retirement age, they go to Guatemala for a makeover and begin new careers as chicken buses! I'd love to see them this colorful & bright while still in use here instead of the mundane institutional yellow. It's good to know they aren't just hauled off to a scrap yard or left laying around rusting somewhere for eons.

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    Sounds like Malta :-

    A picture gallery of Maltese busses

    Many of the buses there were in the hands of the third generation of drivers until the EU forced them off the road last year.

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    Re: Chicken Buses of Guatemala




    I would be "chicken" to ride in anything on these roads in Guatemala.

    Life is a Highway. Let's share the Commute.

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    Re: Chicken Buses of Guatemala

    Quote Originally Posted by along-for-the-ride View Post



    I would be "chicken" to ride in anything on these roads in Guatemala.
    Given the number of rocks on the road so would I.

    Listening to the engine on that bike i'd worry whatever the road was like.

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    Re: Chicken Buses of Guatemala

    I wonder if my old school bus is living another life as a chicken bus?

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    Re: Chicken Buses of Guatemala

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Mawr View Post
    Sounds like Malta :-

    A picture gallery of Maltese busses

    Many of the buses there were in the hands of the third generation of drivers until the EU forced them off the road last year.
    Was it a safety issue for them?

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    Re: Chicken Buses of Guatemala

    AFTR, I might be willing to try a ride on a chicken bus along one of those rural roads just once in the same spirit as riding a ride at an amusement park ... stomach flutters, racing heart and dizzy head ... not sure there would be a 2nd try though! I've never ridden any where with poultry before.

    Saint, there's a good chance! It's nice to think of them enjoying their retirement!

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    Re: Chicken Buses of Guatemala

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    Was it a safety issue for them?
    Part safety but more a polution issue. These were seventy year old buses being run fifteen hours a day with only basic maintenance.

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    Re: Chicken Buses of Guatemala

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Mawr View Post
    Part safety but more a polution issue. These were seventy year old buses being run fifteen hours a day with only basic maintenance.
    70 years old? Wow ... that's definitely a testament to the quality of their original manufacture!

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    70 years old? Wow ... that's definitely a testament to the quality of their original manufacture!
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