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  Topic: Driver attire through the years
B53RICH

Replies: 12
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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: 424

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: 70
Views: 3316

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: 70
Views: 3316

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: 70
Views: 3316

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: 70
Views: 3316

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: 70
Views: 3316

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

Replies: 70
Views: 3316

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:34 pm   Subject: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
W.B., yes, New Orleans (NOBSI) used batwings on GM's and Flxibles as well. There were many other cities and counties that used batwings on their bus fleets.

Here's a photo of TA 8059 with the cente ...
  Topic: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
B53RICH

Replies: 19
Views: 1336

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 8:03 pm   Subject: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
Found the following information on Wikipedia that should answer your question:
"Since 1950, the main roadway has carried six lanes of automobile traffic. Because of the roadway's height (11 ft ...
  Topic: Remembering MaBSTOA Buses
B53RICH

Replies: 9
Views: 2234

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:43 pm   Subject: Remembering MaBSTOA Buses
NYCTA 4022 on MABSTOA route M104. Photograph taken by Joe Caronetti, December 1984.

  Topic: Staten Island Old Looks and Macks
B53RICH

Replies: 17
Views: 4452

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:16 pm   Subject: Staten Island Old Looks and Macks
The last NYCTA GM TDH 5106's lasted up to around early 1973.
  Topic: Mr. Alan Linsky 1938-2017
B53RICH

Replies: 26
Views: 8545

PostForum: Member Introductions and Announcements   Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:56 pm   Subject: Mr. Alan Linsky 1938-2017
So sorry to hear this. We both once lived in the same neighborhood, years apart. Though we've never met, we used to communicate via private message on this site.
Alan was once concerned about the dis ...
  Topic: NYCTA "Batwing" Fishbowls
B53RICH

Replies: 19
Views: 9666

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:19 pm   Subject: NYCTA "Batwing" Fishbowls
As mentioned by MaBSTOA 15, here is a photo of 7753 with batwings and the
ad rack mounted on the rear AC unit. This bus had the most exterior ad panels. These series of buses also had illuminated in ...
  Topic: NYCTA "Batwing" Fishbowls
B53RICH

Replies: 19
Views: 9666

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed May 11, 2016 8:57 pm   Subject: NYCTA "Batwing" Fishbowls
I never did get a chance to take photos as well, though I had planned to. Visiting grandparents in Miami back in 1970, the first day off the plane to my surprise was a Miami bus with batwings.

He ...
  Topic: NYCTA First Generation Fishbowls
B53RICH

Replies: 8
Views: 5131

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:54 am   Subject: NYCTA First Generation Fishbowls
NYC's first generation fishbowls last year of service was around 1974, the year after the old looks were retired. I'm almost certain that by 1975 they were gone. None of the non-AC buses were ever ret ...
 
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