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  1. Now Hear This!

    Wayne - I'm on a little tablet right now and I can't hear Ralph's audio. It says it's not available for my account whatever that means. The WF Greyhound buses had normal horns. They really couldn't goof around with those big things and put something silly quacking out the Go Greyhound tune like they did on the 1964 Escorters . The late great Ray Dashner had a lot of WF audio recordings. Funny, I haven't been here in a long time but I just took a quick look and skimmed a few posts and saw my name!
  2. Who changed my one and only known WF picture to something else? 12 1/2 years ago.
  3. Astana EXPO 2017 kicks off with dazzling show, concert and fireworks BY DMITRY LEE in EXPO 2017 on 13 JUNE 2017 ASTANA – Visiting more than a hundred countries in one day is now possible thanks to world expositions such as the one happening this year in the Kazakh capital. The long-awaited EXPO 2017 kicked off June 10 with numerous pavilions open for public view... ://astanatimes.com/2017/06/astana-expo-2017-kicks-off-with-dazzling-show-concert-and-fireworks/
  4. Photos: New York World's Fair in Queens in 1964, 1965
  5. Hello Hollywood

    My Tour A GAR went by there and my tour was so silly - I quickly discarded the approved script (some of which I still remember) - so I asked if people wanted to stop and audition in front of that pavilion and sometimes some of the passengers - probably drunk - got off and sang and then got back on. One of my favorite conductors whose name I can't remember, tho I do remember the names of some of the drivers and conductors, mainly the ones I hung out with - but that guy laughed at my bad jokes and added his own back there on the GAR, so I liked him.
  6. Got any plans for dinner?

    My old job used to have some union parties or whatever they were up there back in the 80's I guess it was. I remember one time I had a trifle too many sips of white lightning and I was doing my 3 stooge act stuffing silverware into my jacket pocket, just for laughs see. Then I looked around and there were these security guys standing there staring at me but not smiling and at least one of them was a big mug with no neck like one of my old Navy nemesis boatswains mates or WF nemesis Pinkerton guards. So I go heh heh I was only kidding heh heh and unloaded the loot. Once we went up there during the WF days and...oh never mind. When was that gala? Nobody told me about it? Was there a lot of silverware on the tables?
  7. The Fair Lives again! Sort of...

  8. Ektachrome is coming back! http://www.kodak.com/us/en/corp/press_center/kodak_brings_back_a_classic_with_ektachrome_film/default.htm
  9. ASA 64 - maybe Ektachrome II. Then i think they came out with Super Ektachrome at ASA 100. I believe i have some of them. One i remember taken by candlelight alone, and i think it has held up very well...for 60 years.
  10. Nice fix up job. I have a lot of Anscochrome slides from the 1950's. They have faded pretty badly. I also have Ektachromes from the same time period. I think they kept their (overy vivid) colors better. I should look at them all again to refresh my memory. Not sure if i have any Kodachromes which were supposed to be much more stable. Ansco and Ekta were asa 32, Kodachrome asa 10, as i recall.
  11. Hello Operator

    That's what is said on my wf id cards (which I still have), "operator". The phones in those places probably worked by new fangled push buttons instead of dials. Ten cents I believe, but still only a nickel in New Orleans.
  12. Hey, Doug, the statute of limitations for crashing into stuff and busting things and catching passengers in the back door and monkeying around with my change machine has passed bwahaha! I did almost get fired before the fair even started tho during bus driver training. One instructor who I didn't like thought I looked so sleepy I could hardly stay awake when I was practice driving but I tried to tell him I had memorized the route so I could do it in my sleep and there were plenty of poles and things to replace the ones i knocked over and wrecked and spare buses too. And then I think he had words about me with the big boss who fortunately I had enamored with my bad jokes so I didn't get fired and I think that the instructor guy did haha. His face looked like a fish's face. Annoying fellow.

    12 years ago now. Ray was a great guy.
  14. Free Ride

    Belated response sorry...No I didn't, Randy. I don't think there was anyplace to stand on and hold on on the buses we were using.
  15. Looks like it was a pleasant night

    In 64 I drove the open air Glide A Ride on the night shift through the center of the fair. Those balmy summer nights were the best. Colorful lights and illuminated fountains all around. It was beautiful.