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Oak Lawn Bus Service, 1967

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I was looking at some footage of the 1967 Oak Lawn tornado   I saw some still shots of buses mangled, crushed and overturned. What bus system was this that operated in this area at the time?  I know today is Pace Southwest Div. 

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32 minutes ago, CTA5750 said:

I was looking at some footage of the 1967 Oak Lawn tornado   I saw some still shots of buses mangled, crushed and overturned. What bus system was this that operated in this area at the time?  I know today is Pace Southwest Div. 

Suburban Transit Service. There are various references to it having acquired replacement old look buses.

STS was best known for having FANTASY CHARTER headsigns.

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Suburban Transit System had one main route from 63/Halsted via 63rd, Morgan, 87th, Vincennes, 95th with branches via 95th to Kean, 95th-Ridgeland-111th-Harlem-127th to Cal Sag, 95th-Roberts to 106th. Also from 63rd via Cicero to 103rd and from 63rd via Cicero-79th-Narragsnsett-87th-Central to 103rd.

Tornado destroyed 11 buses, all old-looks used on school trippers. Replacements were 11 5105's from Columbus OH.

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