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Bill Cotter

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Late in the run of the Fair Greyhound decided to test a premium version of the Glide-a-Ride trams. Initially ticket sales were doing well but the program was ended when they were unable to solve some problems with the boarding and unboarding process. This is a rare shot of one of the short-lived Fly-A-Ride trams near the RCA Pavilion in September 1965.

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hey Bill,

           If you look closely at the Fly A Ride controls, you will notice that this futuristic vehicle, was also driverless. GM was not the only one with future transportation ideas at the fair.

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You guys got it all wrong! That's the Glide-a-Ride route to the Hall of Higher Education. It even says "Yale" on the side!  :lol:

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Now I know what happened to the coach I won in Greyhound's "Name that Wart-Hog" contest. The driver went for a beer at Rheingold and never returned.

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It's funny how things go in patterns of sorts at times. A few weeks ago I posted a picture of a Glide-a-ride tram being carried off by a giant forklift, the apparent victim of a mechanical malady. I couldn't recall seeing a shot like that before.

Then today I spot a forklift hauling away an Escorter. Look under the General Foods Arch. Processed in August 1964.

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