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Buses of the 1980's

Denotes new picture for July, 2002


This section of my web page features pictures of school buses that were manufactured during the 1980's.  All of the buses are from my home state of Ohio unless otherwise noted.

Blue Bird

#1 Beachwood City Schools
1987 Blue Bird All American

 

#87-26 Beachwood City Schools
1987 International Blue Bird

 

#16 Fairview City Schools
1983 GMC/Blue Bird

 

#32 Kenston Local Schools
1986 IH/Blue Bird

 

#75 North Royalton City Schools
1986 IH/Blue Bird

 

#12 Perry Local School District
1980's Blue Bird All American

 

#36 SBS Transit
1989 IH/Blue Bird

 

#714 Toledo City Schools

1984 Blue Bird All American

 

#5A Washington Local Schools
1984 IH/Blue Bird

 

#17 Washington Local Schools
1981 Blue Bird All American

 

#37 West Geauga Local Schools
1980's Blue Bird's

 

Carpenter

#8 Berea City Schools
1981 Carpenter-Hendrickson Transit

 

#1 Mayfeild City Schools
1986 International Carpenter

 

#16 Mayfeild City Schools
1988 International Carpenter

 

#12 Norton City Schools
1983 Carpenter-International Transit

 

# Unknown (Retired School Bus, Toledo Ohio)

1981 Chevrolet Carpenter

 

#01 Miracle Lanes, Toledo Ohio

1986 Ford Carpenter

 

Southwick Lanes, Toledo Ohio

1987 International Carpenter

 

Thomas

Cathedral of Praise
1987 International Thomas

 

Clearview Local School District
1985 & 1986 GMC/Thomas

 

#126 North Royalton City Schools
1986 IH/Thomas

 

#12 West Geauga Local Schools
1986 IH/Thomas

 

Retired Michigan School Buses
1989 International Thomas

 

Number and District Unknown
1989 International Thomas

 

Superior

#6 Bay Village City Schools
1980 International Superior

 

#125 Cedar Point Amusement Park, Sandusky Ohio

1980 GMC Superior

 

#11 Coventry Local Schools
1980 IH/Superior

 

#23 Coventry Local Schools
1980 IH/Superior

 

#6 Hawken School
1980 IH/Superior

 

#17 (Retired School Bus)
1980 International Superior

 

#13 Mike & B's Bus Sales
1988 International Delmar Keys Superior

 

Wayne

(Traded in School Bus)
1989 Chevrolet Wayne Transit

 

#18 Sandusky City School District (Retired)

1983 International Wayne

 

# B2, YMCA Storer Camps, Jackson Michigan

1984 International Wayne

 

Cedar Point, Sandusky Ohio

1989 Chevrolet Wayne (transit)

 

#24 & 120 SBS Transit

1987 IH Wayne & 1990 Chevy Wayne

 

Parma Park Church

1984 IH Wayne

 

Sheffield Lake City School District
1984 & 1985 GMC Wayne's

 

#646 Toledo City School District

1988 GMC Wayne

 

#734 Toledo City School District

1989 Chevrolet Wayne (Transit)

 

Toledo Neighborhood Center
1982 International Wayne

 

#43 Washington Local School District

1988 International Wayne

 

#56 Washington Local School District

1980's Ford Wayne

 

#9 Washington Local School District

1988 International Wayne

 

#25 Ypsilanti City Schools (Michigan)

1988 International Wayne

 

#35 Ypsilanti City Schools (Michigan)

1989 International Wayne

 

#34 Ypsilanti City Schools (Michigan-Retired)

1989 International Wayne

 

Ward

Heatherdowns Daycare Center, Toledo Ohio

1985 GMC Ward

 

#5 Mayfield Local Schools
1985 International Ward

 

#305 Precious Cargo Transportation
1981 IH/Ward Transit

 

Yard Shots

 

Garfield Heights City School District
1980's Yard Shots

 

Mayfield City School District
1980's Yard Shot
s

Northwest Local School District
1980's Yard Shot
s

Rocky River City School District
1980's Yard Shot
s

Richmond Heights Local School District

1980's Yard Shots

 

Facts

Lettering: Since the early 1950's the state of Ohio has required that all buses have the word "STOP" painted on the rear center of the bus in 10" letters and "STATE LAW" in 4" letters. Also the phrase "Emergency Door" must be painted above the rear exit door in 2" letters. The name of the school district or contractor must appear on both sides of the bus as well.

Retired Buses: Ohio school buses that are retired from service must have the warning lights de-activated before being used in another capacity. Also the only buses that are allowed to be "school bus yellow" are school buses. All other buses must be repainted to a different color. An exception is made for church buses as long as all lettering is removed from the bus that identifies it as a school bus and the words "Church Bus" are painted on the vehicle in a visible location.


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