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  Topic: What's up here?
B53RICH

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:58 am   Subject: What's up here?
That photo of bus #2 was posted on another forum or even Newsgroups several years ago. From what I read, it was an ex TA bus transferred to the Parks Dept. Originally as a TA bus, it had a different f ...
  Topic: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
B53RICH

Replies: 63
Views: 4872

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:25 pm   Subject: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
[quote="NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629"]

GRUMMAN did FAR BETTER at designing SPACE CRAFT than it did designing BUSES!!/quote]

Actually Grumman wasn't the designer, they bought Flxible from Roh ...
  Topic: Dateline: 1969 (also, other assorted vintage scenes)
B53RICH

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:41 pm   Subject: Dateline: 1969 (also, other assorted vintage scenes)

Note that Flex #4676 has lost the "MaBSTOA" script over the windows, and now sports an MTA insignia; the bus just behind, however, still wears its original "MaBSTOA" script...... ...
  Topic: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
B53RICH

Replies: 63
Views: 4872

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:40 pm   Subject: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
7656-7659 were at Jamaica.
  Topic: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
B53RICH

Replies: 210
Views: 14533

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:21 pm   Subject: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
Talk about a generation gap, in a same Q10 bus stop, Green Bus had a slope back RTS and a GM Old Look together. Wish I had a camera with me that day.
  Topic: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
B53RICH

Replies: 210
Views: 14533

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:08 pm   Subject: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....


A few "on loan" to Crosstown in Brooklyn, 1982 (apparently when first delivered, all the side windows were sealed):


Crosstown depot had closed down at that point. Those RTS's were t ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA & NYCTA Bus Route Assignments in Manhattan, 1976
B53RICH

Replies: 9
Views: 1499

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:32 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA & NYCTA Bus Route Assignments in Manhattan, 1976
Q89 63rd Drive Rego Park?
  Topic: Buses In Da Snow..........
B53RICH

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:07 pm   Subject: Buses In Da Snow..........
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells!



NYCTA #8854 working route B64 at Stillwell & Mermaid Avenues, Coney Island, Brooklyn. Photograph taken January 23, 1977 by Doug Grotjahn; collection of Joe Testa ...
  Topic: Driver attire through the years
B53RICH

Replies: 12
Views: 1747

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:13 pm   Subject: Driver attire through the years
Here is a neat "World's Fair" photo that I had not seen previously; judging by the attire of the pedestrians, and the "all windows open" mode of World's Fair-bound Fishbowl #2116, ...
  Topic: NYCTA BUS ASSIGNMENTS
B53RICH

Replies: 8
Views: 2237

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:34 pm   Subject: NYCTA BUS ASSIGNMENTS
Where are the Old Looks assigned to Fresh Pond? There might have been some New Looks in the 1-190 series as well.
  Topic: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
B53RICH

Replies: 77
Views: 15299

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:13 pm   Subject: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
Another discrepancy with 8466 is the OA logo, the colors are reversed.
I also have Guy E. Martins book and noticed the errors. Some models were repeated in the photos while others were left out suc ...
  Topic: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
B53RICH

Replies: 77
Views: 15299

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:38 pm   Subject: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
West Palm Beach CoTran had batwing buses as well.

  Topic: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
B53RICH

Replies: 77
Views: 15299

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:29 pm   Subject: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
Here is something interesting I found searching the web from Boston, MBTA Pullman Trackless Trolley in Cambridge with what appears to be a busorama ad panel.

  Topic: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
B53RICH

Replies: 77
Views: 15299

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:16 pm   Subject: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
The photo of 8863 with the missing batwing panel was probably removed due to damage. In this later photo, you can barely see the panel that was reinstalled.



Photograph taken June 30, 1975 by Do ...
  Topic: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
B53RICH

Replies: 77
Views: 15299

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:16 am   Subject: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks



Quick question:

Why did the MTA discontinue the use of the sign boxes over the rear doors?

An economy measure, perhaps?

"NYO"

Just a thought, maybe not the actual answer bu ...
 
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