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Southwestern Greyhound Lines S-184
Central Southwestern C-1471
Central Greyhound Lines 1471

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2 comments to pd-4501-781

  • 781 was eventually sold to Life Evangelistic Team in partnership with Sea Anemone Inc, Beaumont Texas where it served as an outreach vehicle for Teen Challenge… Titled thusly in Sept of 1980 / converted to a RV and made its last run for them in Oct of 1983 to a halloween outreach at Harris Co jail where Karla Faye Tucker was awaiting trial for a double homicide… She received a Bible and ended up marrying the Teen Challenge chaplain…
    In March of ’84 it was sold to a gentleman who intended to take it to Portland Oregon, but instead parked in on a friend’s property in Huntsville Texas where it sat until 2003, when I bought it for the Alpha-Omegas M/C Evang Assn, Intl… We extensively restored it with new engine, etc., and were continuing work on a secure storage lot in Youngstown, Ohio when the city & county decided (without any due process) to cut it up and scrap it in the middle of the night… We had almost $35,000 invested in it at the time… 781 no longer exists…

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    … as of 09/08/80 # 781 was co-owned by “Life Evangelistic Team” of Beaumont, Tx and “Sea Anemone Inc” of Huntsville, Tx… Life Evangelistic Team used it for outreach and missions with Teen Challenge… Her last trip with them was a Halloween puppet ministry trip to Harris County jail in October of ’83 where Karla Faye Tucker was awaiting trial for a double homicide case… She received a Bible from the team and ended up marrying the Teen Challenge chaplain… Texas plates expired in November of ’83…
    … Glen Henry of Portland, Oregon bought 781 in March of ’84, but had to leave it parked in a friend’s back yard in Huntsville, Tx for 13 years… He advertised it “For Sale” in National Bus Trader @ $2,500 as is…
    … Kyle Harvey and I went to Texas and bought her for our “Alpha-Omegas M/C Evangelistic Assn, Intl in Sept of ’97… She started right up and pulled herself out of axle deep sand… Snakes and fire-ants scattering in every direction ! Had to stop and get brakes re-done in Madisonville, Tx / new tires all around in Waco, Tx / engine had to be replaced in Ardmore, Oklahoma / Kingpins and front axles in Salina, Kansas (enroute to a two year rest in St Francis, Kansas)… Finally we drove her home to Youngstown, Ohio — where she joined (ex-Safeway Trails) PD 4104-1665… We had invested about $35,000 in 781’s restoration when the city of Youngstown decided to illegally enter a secured storage lot and cut up both buses overnight for scrap value… That was December of 2010…
    … #781, thus, sadly, no longer exists… It WAS going to be our military & law enforcement veterans’ mobile chapel…

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