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H. M. wrote on Sunday, October 08, 2006 (PDT):I never really thought about fabricating anything like the view mobile. Very happy to see the old pictures and learn a bit more about the unique history and ways tractors have been adapted.
L.L.L. LACHARITE wrote on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 (PDT): I WONDER IF THIS SERICE WAS DISCONTINUED WE JUST CAME BACKE FROM A TRIP TO NIGARA FALLS DID NOT SEE THIS TRAIN WAS AVERY NICE TOURE WENT ON THE MISTY MAID BOAT GOT ALITTLE DAMP WAS LOTS OF FUN ALSO CNN TOWER IS QUITE HIGH
Mary Ann wrote on Monday, August 20, 2007 (PDT):I had forgotten all about this until I saw the picture of the View Mobile and the memories came back to me. I was 10 in 1960 when we moved to Colorado. I have such fond memories of Buffalo, but Niagara Falls holds a very special place in my heart. I have been back many times as it is just magical there!
Gary & Sarge wrote on Friday, January 02, 2009 (PST):It is nice to see you are finally doing something creative for once, He Hee Heeee ,) !!!!! That shop also made 2 busses for the collection of money at the various garages. This shop also made a bus from scratch with a rear, behind the rear axle exit. This came about from the numerous people that slipped under the bus and where killed in the 50's & 60"s. I know this because my Dad, Edward Chiz, had to go under a bus in the winter and jack the bus up and off a woman who was killed but not completely run over. There was some very talented people who worked in the shops way back when. GM would send us busses for us to see what we thought and how they could be improved. Ed Tanski was given the credit for the work the men did. Surprized to seee you on this Board, Mark. From a Happy Retired Worker, Gary E. Chiz Nice to talk with you ,)
Mark Gellman wrote on Saturday, September 26, 2009 (PDT):What ever happened to them. were they cut up or was one saved
ShadetreeRet wrote on Saturday, October 08, 2011 (PDT):Most interesting! I had never heard of this until reading this today. As the old saying goes, "You learn something every day."
Mark Balys wrote on Friday, November 29, 2013 (PST):I spent two summers '71-'72 while in college as a tour driver for the viewmobile. It was quite an experience. Since there was a shell over the tractor engine the heat was expelled under the drivers tractor seat. Quite warm on a hot summer day. The air brakes were hand controlled, the throttle was hand controlled, the 8-speed transmission shifter was between the drivers legs, and there was a hand-held CB mike for the driver to give his tour-guide spiel. We got very good steering with our elbow while we drove, talked, shifted, and braked. When it rained we got wet ! Rain suits were provided to the drivers.
Alan Harry wrote on Monday, December 09, 2013 (PST):Nice write-up but the transmission was called the Select-O-Speed (not Select-O-Shift or Select-O-Matic) and it was not an automatic transmission. The operator had to manually move the shifter to select the speed he wanted. There were 2 Reverse speeds and 10 Forward speeds along with Park and Neutral. It was a powershift transmission meaning you could shift between the different speeds while the tractor was moving.
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