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Leave The Driving To Us by dogmadic Leave The Driving To Us by dogmadic
“He was listening to music when suddenly the person next to him began to stab him in the neck with a large butcher knife” causing many of the 37 passengers to flee the bus. “They returned to the back of the bus to find that the person who was stabbing the person in the neck had now sawed off the head of (the victim)” recalled an actual Greyhound Bus Line passenger traveling to Winnipeg Canada last summer.Greyhound began its operations in 1914 as the Mesaba Transportation Company in Hibbing, Minnesota. Swedish immigrant Carl Eric Wickman started the company by transporting miners from Hibbing, MN, to Alice, MN, for 15 cents a ride.


The Milesburg Pennsylvania rest stop, courtesy of Greyhound. With a mercifully brief 30 minute layover here, the 4425 bus is three to five hours quicker than the alternative schedules, which stop at the equally exciting but deceptively more lovely sounding Blue Mountain Plaza rest stop. The 1651 bus, though more scenic, is recommended only for the most masochistic of travelers. I've had the extreme "pleasure" having taken all 3 routes at various times over the years. Each time I tell myself "Never again!" but the money savings (with a 14 day advance ticket purchase) usually overcomes my memories.


New York City (Port Authority terminal) traveling to Cleveland Ohio
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Location Arrives Departs Layover Carrier Schedule
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NEW YORK, NY 10:15pm GLI 4425
RS MILESBURG, PA 02:15am 02:45am :30 GLI 4425
CLEVELAND, OH 06:50am
Duration 8h, 35m
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NEW YORK, NY 03:30pm GLI 1607
NEWARK, NJ 04:00pm 04:10pm :10 GLI 1607
RS BLUE MOUNTAIN PLZ, PA 09:30pm 10:00pm :30 GLI 1607
PITTSBURGH, PA 11:30pm 12:30am 1:00 GLI 1607
CLEVELAND, OH 02:55am
Duration 11h, 25m
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NEW YORK, NY 03:15am GLI 1651
MT LAUREL, NJ 04:55am 04:55am GLI 1651
PHILADELPHIA, PA 05:20am 05:55am :35 GLI 1651
HARRISBURG, PA 07:55am 08:10am :15 GLI 1651
RS BLUE MOUNTAIN PLZ, PA 10:00am 10:30am :30 GLI 1651
MONROEVILLE, PA 11:55am 11:55am GLI 1651
PITTSBURGH, PA 12:25pm GLI 1651
PITTSBURGH, PA Transfer 01:20pm :55 GLI 4411
YOUNGSTOWN, OH 02:40pm 02:45pm :05 GLI 4411
AKRON, OH 03:40pm 03:45pm :05 GLI 4411
CLEVELAND, OH 04:35pm
Duration 13h, 20m
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Round Trip Fares

Refundable Fare
No further discounts are available on this fare.
Adult $196.00 $196.00

Refundable Fare
Friendly eSavers discount applied
Adult $127.40 $127.40

7-Day Advance Purchase
No further discounts are available on this fare.
Adult $157.00 $157.00

14-Day Advance Purchase
No further discounts are available on this fare.
Adult $114.00 $114.00
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xdrownx Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Please check out the note i sent you some days ago ;)
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charminou Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
amazing
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EmilyKPhotography Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
featured in my journal!!









if you do not wish to have your works featured, please note me and i will remove it.
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Izaaaaa Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
Featured :) [link]
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Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I think you can remeber Lana TUrner at "Postman allways rings twice"...There were a gasoline stai lşke that...So mooddy my friend..Congrat.ss
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PUnkpsycho Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
never again...but man, the sights are unforgettable!
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retransmission Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009   Traditional Artist
awesome misty atmosphere! it look fantastic!
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HellsPlumber Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Creepy story =S
But a great shot to go with it =D
Nice work =)
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Izaaaaa Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
Love it!
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Socratim Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
spooky! very cool!
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retro2k Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the way you manipulate this photo, like ninereeds-DA says, it looks one of that horror places. By the, is the story true?
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dogmadic Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Thanks very much. I did add a few texture layers to enhance the fog and frost a bit. And yes the story is totally true. I think *Rebacan from Canada is who told me about it initially. I googled it afterwards and found it was totally true. It was even more shocking because it occured in Canada. We wouldn't have been so surprised if had happened here in the states lol. :)
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retro2k Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Hmmm, poor man... The victim I mean...
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daYavuz Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This look far, far better than the place deserves. Wonderful. :)
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dogmadic Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Thanks very much. It is a horrible little "rest stop" off of the freeway with nothing around it and awful greasy food inside. It is much safer than the bus station in Pittsburg PA tho. :)
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daYavuz Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeh, those wonderful rest stops are kinda the one thing that all countries (that I have seen) in common. :)
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AnyaHoss Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
I love the fact that you add tid bits of information to your work - it gives it a deeper depth
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dogmadic Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Hehe thank you kindly. Sometimes I feel I need to "fluff up" some of the images to make the subject matter a bit more interesting. I appreciate that you take the time to read my bits of drivia. :)
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AnyaHoss Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
always! :D
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ninereeds-DA Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Cool shot. Looks like one of those movie locations where "bad things" happen :)
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dogmadic Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Thank you kindly! Yes it is a pretty creepy place actually. Especially on this particular trip, with the fog and light frost. And there were some pretty shady characters on the bus as well. One of them accidentally (?) got my sleeve with a huge gob of spit outside of the restaurant while we were waiting. It was so disgusting but there was little I could do. He looked like he had recently been paroled from prison. :fork:
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ninereeds-DA Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Oh that is awful! But I know what you mean - some people it's best not to mess with :(
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