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  Topic: NYCTA & MaBSTOA New Look Replacements
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:36 pm   Subject: NYCTA & MaBSTOA New Look Replacements
Found some interesting information regarding the replacement date for Citys New Look buses...
  Topic: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 42
Views: 554

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:27 pm   Subject: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
This is one of the reasons why the derelict GM new looks were back on the streets...

BTW, the Washington, D.C. buses that were leased by New York, in order to combat the shortage brought on by the ...
  Topic: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 42
Views: 554

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:24 pm   Subject: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
I've searched my files and found the following photos that appeared in the Daily News, Sunday, December 5, 1982.

Note that all the buses are GM TDH-5303.

In 132nd Street Depot photo, the second ...
  Topic: TOMYTEC BUS SYSTEM
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 0
Views: 13

PostForum: The Bus Modeler   Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:45 am   Subject: TOMYTEC BUS SYSTEM
New from Japan...

Check this out


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6J_zAwpfp3Y

https://www.walthers.com/north-american-operating-bus-system-starter-set-gmc-tdh-4512-bus-w-track-oval
  Topic: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 42
Views: 554

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:11 pm   Subject: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
Interior view of a MaBSTOA/NYCTA Grumman Flxible 870.

Note the single seats on the curb side and the lack of the driver's horizontal stanchion.

WOW! a Keene K-25 farebox!
  Topic: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 42
Views: 554

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:16 pm   Subject: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
... and NYCTA depot assignments for 1982
  Topic: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 42
Views: 554

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:15 pm   Subject: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
Here are the NYCTA depot assignments for the Grumman 870's and the GM RTS-4 including those that were still in service alongside these advanced design buses.

Unfortunately, the listing does not sh ...
  Topic: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 42
Views: 554

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:14 pm   Subject: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
Here are the MaBSTOA depot assignments for the Grumman 870's and the GM RTS-4 including those that were still in service alongside these advanced design buses.

Unfortunately, the listing does not s ...
  Topic: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 42
Views: 554

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:41 pm   Subject: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
Here are some figures, directly from the NYCTA's Facts and Figures, 1981-1982.

GRUMMAN FLXIBLE 870

837 ordered plus 13 for Avenue B and East Broadway Transit: buses were added to the TA fleet wh ...
  Topic: The "Other" New Look
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 87
Views: 932

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:12 am   Subject: The "Other" New Look
... and the Flyer "New Look"
  Topic: The "Other" New Look
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 87
Views: 932

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:59 am   Subject: The "Other" New Look
A Steinway Transit AM General "New Look" passes a TA Flxible...
  Topic: The "Other" New Look
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 87
Views: 932

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:43 pm   Subject: The "Other" New Look
Along with the Flxibles you can include the AM Generals and the Flyer buses. They all had a knockoff of the GM windshields.
  Topic: NEW GM and Yellow Coach Die-cast Models
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 7
Views: 2555

PostForum: The Bus Modeler   Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:41 pm   Subject: NEW GM and Yellow Coach Die-cast Models
A two tone blue version is also available.
  Topic: Triboro Coach - Before and After
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 4
Views: 114

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:12 pm   Subject: Triboro Coach - Before and After
Triboro bought 16 ex-Greyhound World's Fair TDH-5303 in 1966. These were the first Triboro buses with air conditioning. Fleet numbers 931-946.

Once in Triboro hands, the buses were re-configured, s ...
  Topic: Triboro Coach - Before and After
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 4
Views: 114

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:37 pm   Subject: Triboro Coach - Before and After
For some unknown reason, the ACF 45-S also came with a two piece front destination sign.

When the bus was rebuilt, the same configuration was kept.
 
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