Thursday, March 02, 2006

The other night, we were walking in the neighbor when we ended up seeing the bus below. I was then told that this was the buses in Buenos Aires from 1950 to 1990 which were small buses built out of truck chassis by Mercedes Benz. Now the city is using them as Auxilio (literally help) for intervention when the city buses get stuck or need reparation in the city. L'autre jour, alors que nous marchions dans le quartier, nous nous sommes retrouvez en face de ce bus. Par la suite, on m'a dit que ces bus etaient en service a Buenos Aires entre 1950 et 1990. C'etait des petits bus construit sur des ch√Ęssis de camion par Mercedes Benz. Maintenant la ville de Buenos Aires les utilisent pour depanner les bus de ville en cas d'urgence.


Blogger Rob said...

Hi Karine,

It looks a really old model - similar to those old-fshioned vehicle designs in Cuba or India.

3/03/2006 07:14:00 AM

Blogger miss tango in her eyes said...

He looks like a truck out of a children's book from the library. All colourful and happy, going about his business, until one day....and we all live happily after!

3/03/2006 01:45:00 PM

Blogger Rodney said...


Very colorful.

I have changed my blog name from to if you can change your link I would appreciate it.


3/03/2006 02:14:00 PM

Blogger Karine said...

It does look like an old school bus or something. My boyfriend used to take those back in the 80's. That must have been something ;)

Rodney - I'll update your link right now :)

3/04/2006 10:00:00 AM

Blogger Juan Buhler said...

These run as buses well into the mid 90s (I moved out in 96, and still many buses were like that then.) Wikipedia has a nice article on them

"MONSA" on the side of the bus is the acronym of Micro Omnibus Norte SA, the company that operates line 60, one of the longest and most popular. I took them almost every day for the seven years I lived there...

3/10/2006 12:44:00 AM


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