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  Topic: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:27 pm   Subject: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
Since the subject was "Bat-wings" I thought I share this one rare bus with wings, a GMC TDH-3301 or TDH-3302 working for Lawrence Bus Company
  Topic: NEW GM and Yellow Coach Die-cast Models
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: The Bus Modeler   Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:17 pm   Subject: NEW GM and Yellow Coach Die-cast Models
Here is another IXO GM "New Look" model, this time is a TDH-5301 ex, Fifth Avenue Coach in MaBSTOA service, number 3165.

I like that they included the roof-top radio blister

However, t ...
  Topic: Club Transport, Surface Transit, TARS, etc.......
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 92
Views: 1454

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:11 pm   Subject: Club Transport, Surface Transit, TARS, etc.......
Still another two Westchester operator...

Yonkers Bus and Yonkers Railway
  Topic: Club Transport, Surface Transit, TARS, etc.......
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 92
Views: 1454

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:06 pm   Subject: Club Transport, Surface Transit, TARS, etc.......
And some more Westchester Surface Ways Mack's
  Topic: Club Transport, Surface Transit, TARS, etc.......
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 92
Views: 1454

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:59 pm   Subject: Club Transport, Surface Transit, TARS, etc.......
More Westchester County bus operators:

Westchester Surface Ways...

#30, Mack
#212, Ford Transit
#416, REO "Victory Bus"
  Topic: FIFTH AVENUE'S NONE GM BUSES
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 9
Views: 121

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:53 pm   Subject: FIFTH AVENUE'S NONE GM BUSES
Here is White model 1150 again, but this time in color turning from Queens Boulevard unto Roosevelt Avenue towards its final stop at Northern Boulevard and 82 Street.
  Topic: Buses In Da Snow..........
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 50
Views: 455

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:37 pm   Subject: Buses In Da Snow..........
I'm not keen on the new buses and I really don't care for the artics so a line of buses in the snow should be a line of real buses...

Here is a view I posted before featuring a line of new looks, w ...
  Topic: What we need on New York's bus history
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 14
Views: 241

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:12 pm   Subject: What we need on New York's bus history
Don't know the reason why, but I do know that they appeared on the first CTA Flxibles and on two demos.
  Topic: What we need on New York's bus history
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 14
Views: 241

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:37 pm   Subject: What we need on New York's bus history
This bus, a demo, was built to Chicago Transit Authority specifications. I believe that it became number 8650 in 1963 in the CTA fleet.

Note the oval under the Flxible name plate in the front. This ...
  Topic: FIFTH AVENUE'S NONE GM BUSES
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 9
Views: 121

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:28 pm   Subject: FIFTH AVENUE'S NONE GM BUSES
Although painted and lettered for Fifth Avenue Coach, this Mack C-49DT, a demo of 1954, serial number 1017 wound up at Surface Transit in 1956.
  Topic: FIFTH AVENUE'S NONE GM BUSES
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 9
Views: 121

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:23 pm   Subject: FIFTH AVENUE'S NONE GM BUSES
Here an ex-Fifth Avenue Coach Mack C-50 in Surface Transit service and renumbered 4060-4084

"Go the Motor Coach Way" and FACCo scheme is very much in evidence.
  Topic: FIFTH AVENUE'S NONE GM BUSES
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 9
Views: 121

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:11 pm   Subject: FIFTH AVENUE'S NONE GM BUSES
The last none GM buses were the Mack C-50 all hydraulic bus, not very popular with the drivers and mechanics.

Note the grab handles & fluorescent lighting

These buses were eventually transfe ...
  Topic: FIFTH AVENUE'S NONE GM BUSES
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 9
Views: 121

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:59 pm   Subject: FIFTH AVENUE'S NONE GM BUSES
And the post-war model 1150.

The 1150s operated solely on route 15 Jackson Heights Line and were based in the Northern Boulevard depot.

In the first photo, note the Mack of Green Bus Lines on ro ...
  Topic: FIFTH AVENUE'S NONE GM BUSES
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 9
Views: 121

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:51 pm   Subject: FIFTH AVENUE'S NONE GM BUSES
Besides Yellow Coach and General Motors, Fifth Avenue Coach also operated some Whites and Macks.

Here are some views of the pre-war White model 788

The first photo the bus is working route 5. Th ...
  Topic: What we need on New York's bus history
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 14
Views: 241

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:12 pm   Subject: What we need on New York's bus history
I agree with your comments on the need for books dedicated to Fifth Avenue Coach, MaBSTOA, etc.

Unfortunately, the lack of books gives me more reason to guard and love my New York related issues of ...
 
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