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  Topic: Seeking Information on the TDH-5101
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:28 pm   Subject: Seeking Information on the TDH-5101
We know that 400 GM TDH-5101s were manufactured specifically for New York City’s Board of Transportation.

Today, as far as we know for sure, only one still exists as part of the MTA’s Transit Muse ...
  Topic: Surface Transportation and the Park Avenue Viaduct
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:26 pm   Subject: Surface Transportation and the Park Avenue Viaduct
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) recently aired the 1947 film noir entitled “The Unsuspected” with the brilliant Claude Rains.

When the hero takes the train into Manhattan an establishing shot of Grand ...
  Topic: NYCTA BUS ASSIGNMENTS
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:49 pm   Subject: NYCTA BUS ASSIGNMENTS
Although signed for route 44, West Farms Square Bronx (and a sub sign that says "World's Fair") this Flxible "New Look" worked in Manhattan as a demo. So far I have only seen it si ...
  Topic: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:41 pm   Subject: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
An NYCTA batwing, #8176, advertising "A Transit Career" in the Grand Central Terminal concourse.
  Topic: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:31 pm   Subject: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
A GM TDH-5303 getting a facelift... it appears that it's getting repainted into the two-tone blue scheme.
  Topic: NYCTA BUS ASSIGNMENTS
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:30 pm   Subject: NYCTA BUS ASSIGNMENTS
NYCTA Staten Island and Manhattan assignments.

Keep in mind that the only Flxible that operated for NYCTA in Manhattan, up to this time, was #200 a demo that eventually ended up in Terminal Island ...
  Topic: NYCTA BUS ASSIGNMENTS
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:27 pm   Subject: NYCTA BUS ASSIGNMENTS
This listing appeared in Motor Coach Age, August 1969 issue.

Brooklyn Depots and Queens Depot
  Topic: East New York Depot and Shop
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:14 pm   Subject: East New York Depot and Shop
1) Engine repairs showing a variety of GM, Twin Coach, and Mack
2) Body Shop with GM and Twin Coach undergoing repairs
  Topic: East New York Depot and Shop
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:12 pm   Subject: East New York Depot and Shop
1) Fueling station with two Mack C-50s
2) Wash rack with one Mack C-50 and one GM
3) Storage section on the first floor
  Topic: East New York Depot and Shop
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:09 pm   Subject: East New York Depot and Shop
The following illustrations are from the Bus Transportation magazine dated June 1951
  Topic: One Sweet Ride!
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:07 pm   Subject: One Sweet Ride!
Krispy Kream's Flxible Clipper at the 2018 Apple Festival in Hendersonville, NC
  Topic: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:36 pm   Subject: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
I just found this on EBay... Chicago Transit Authority
  Topic: Second Hand NYCTA/MTA Old Looks
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:24 pm   Subject: Second Hand NYCTA/MTA Old Looks
I read somewhere that NYCTA did not sell their retired buses because if they sold them that meant they could still be used. Therefore, they were scrapped.

However, the bus pictured in the first ph ...
  Topic: Queens Nassau ACF #111 in color
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:27 pm   Subject: Queens Nassau ACF #111 in color
Former Queens-Nassau Transit ACF C-44 renumbered to 35 and working for American Sightseeing tours.

The complete panel below the windshield seems to be taken off a GM old look.
  Topic: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:18 pm   Subject: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
These two are also from the operating manual.

This is the actual appearance of the interior of the buses far from the current seating arrangement found in the preserved 8466.

Item #14 is a " ...
 
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