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  Topic: For the MACK fan.....and the GM guys.....
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:34 pm   Subject: For the MACK fan.....and the GM guys.....
Fast forward some 15 years and we have the same Flushing Depot yard but this time serving as a charter bus parking lot for the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair.

We can't see Shea Stadium in this vi ...
  Topic: For the MACK fan.....and the GM guys.....
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 19
Views: 163

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:11 pm   Subject: For the MACK fan.....and the GM guys.....
More Macks than you can wag a bull dog at...

Pictured here are approximately 115 Mack C-45-DT built in 1948. This photo appears in Guy E. Martin's book, New York City Transit Buses, 1945-1975 Photo ...
  Topic: The "Misfit" Postwar Twins
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 45
Views: 392

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:32 pm   Subject: The "Misfit" Postwar Twins
Speaking of misfits, what about the two REO 96HT buses that North Shore acquired and then went to the BoT when they took over NS. Talk about misfit orphans!
  Topic: The "Misfit" Postwar Twins
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 45
Views: 392

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:33 pm   Subject: The "Misfit" Postwar Twins
Regarding the BoT Twin Coach. t was the one and only model 50-S and was a demo for the BoT in 1948-1949. It eventually was sold to Portage Lake Transportation.

The BoT/NYCTA got rid of the last Twi ...
  Topic: Circa-1948 MACK accident/MABSTOA accident damage, etc.
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 22
Views: 340

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:46 pm   Subject: Circa-1948 MACK accident/MABSTOA accident damage, etc.
To a lesser degree, what appears to be simple fender benders, for the buses that is.

New York City Omnibus #2791, GM TDH-4509

Surface Transportation #1732, Mack C-45-DT

New York City Omnibus, ...
  Topic: Circa-1948 MACK accident/MABSTOA accident damage, etc.
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 22
Views: 340

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:39 pm   Subject: Circa-1948 MACK accident/MABSTOA accident damage, etc.
Two accidents involving to Queen Mary's, #s2004 and 2141 that apparently hit the pillars holding up the el.

Eighth Avenue Coach Company/New York City Omnibus #866 hit ahead of the rear door and ben ...
  Topic: Circa-1948 MACK accident/MABSTOA accident damage, etc.
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 22
Views: 340

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:44 pm   Subject: Circa-1948 MACK accident/MABSTOA accident damage, etc.
Actually that is an ex-Queens Transit now working for Avenue B and East Broadway Transit.
  Topic: Circa-1948 MACK accident/MABSTOA accident damage, etc.
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 22
Views: 340

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:55 pm   Subject: Circa-1948 MACK accident/MABSTOA accident damage, etc.
Even Fifth Avenue Coach had it's difficulties. Queens bound #2518, GM TDH-5104 on route 15, knocked down one of those vintage and beautiful traffic lights on East 41st Street and 5th Avenue. March 3, ...
  Topic: Circa-1948 MACK accident/MABSTOA accident damage, etc.
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 22
Views: 340

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:52 pm   Subject: Circa-1948 MACK accident/MABSTOA accident damage, etc.
Jamaica Buses was not immune to accidents, here we see #205, GM TD-4506 (an ex-Green Bus Lines) at 139th Street and Foch Blvd., Jamaica.
April 21, 1962.

A Board of Transportation TDH-4510, #4245, ...
  Topic: Circa-1948 MACK accident/MABSTOA accident damage, etc.
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 22
Views: 340

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:43 pm   Subject: Circa-1948 MACK accident/MABSTOA accident damage, etc.
Speaking of accidents, here are two views of city owned new looks that were involved in accidents.

MaBSTOA, #3455 (GM TDH-5303) and Riverdale Transit, #382 (GM SDM-5302) came together at Riverdale ...
  Topic: NYCTA/MTA fareboxes
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 61
Views: 901

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:33 pm   Subject: NYCTA/MTA fareboxes
An actual Triboro Coach Keene K-25. Note the "guts" from the vacuum base have been removed.

An actual MaBSTOA/NYCTA Keene K-25 fare box, box number 4401, showing the lock vault in the op ...
  Topic: New York's Leylands
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 4
Views: 765

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:01 pm   Subject: New York's Leylands
Technically not operated by any city agency or private operator but two British AEC double deckers from London Transport made it to New York City sometime in 1951-1952 for publicity.

Here we see th ...
  Topic: Two on FACC.........
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 73
Views: 4184

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:51 pm   Subject: Two on FACC.........
GM TDH-5105 demo.

This bus started out as a GM TDH-5103 with spring suspension. Rebuilt to be an air conditioned and air suspension demo and later it was still rebuilt with push out rear doors and ...
  Topic: Three Color Schemes; Three Depot Assigments
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 4
Views: 328

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:29 pm   Subject: Three Color Schemes; Three Depot Assigments
Here is another view of #2502 on the Jackson Heights line on Queens Boulevard.
  Topic: NYCTA/MTA fareboxes
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 61
Views: 901

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:26 pm   Subject: NYCTA/MTA fareboxes
Here some more MaBSTOA/NYCTA views... K-25s in action.

Note that #100, a Grumman 870 demo, has two fare boxes! One has the standard coin slot at the top the other doesn't. Was that a special box fo ...
 
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