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Red Jammer Bus Rendezvous

The iconic red jammer buses of Glacier Park stopped at the Wild Goose Island pullout. A rather popular spot in the park.

 

"While the buses are called reds, the bus drivers are called jammers because of the sound the gears made when shifting on the steep roads of the park. The "jamming" sound came from the unsynchronised transmissions, where double-clutching was a must."

Wikipedia

 

"The White Motor Company between 1936 and 1939 built glacier’s red-with-black trim vehicles. This fleet of Red Buses is considered the oldest intact fleet of passenger carrying vehicles anywhere. These 17 passenger convertible touring sedans are more than a mere means of transportation for locals and visitors - they are cherished, elegant icons of Glacier National Park

 

With their multiple doors and rollback canvas tops, the Reds are as much a part of Glacier National Park as the Going-to-the-Sun Road. While on a tour of the Park, you will marvel at the views from Logan Pass - 6646 feet high on the Continental Divide - the highest point on the breathtaking Going-to-the-Sun Road. By taking a Red Bus Tour, you are also helping the environment as they run on Propane which run 93% cleaner than gasoline."

 

I've yet to ride in one. On my bucket list.

Happy Friday!

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Taken on June 28, 2012