For more wonderful and in depth information regarding Bus
transportation, Jon's site is the place to go...He used to own and run a
Trailways franchise as well as doing some drive and maintenance. He's done
it all and seen it all...Despite his youthful looks there's a bus load of
experience under his belt!
This is an artist's conception of Flxible's proposed forty foot "Astraliner"
for Continental Trailways.
To the best of my knowledge, it never got beyond the drawing board, with no
known prototype built. Continental did use a drawing of the bus on depot
window decals and a plastic toy was merchandised in the 1950's.
I've been told that Flxible wanted Continental to foot the development costs
and/or pre-production costs for the bus and Continental balked.
This is the first time I knew that Flxible gave it a name. Have to see if
can dig up any additional info on it. This would have been Continental's
answer to Greyhound's Scenicruiser.