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  Topic: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 8:40 pm   Subject: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
These are the Marmons with a/c
  Topic: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 27
Views: 610

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 7:53 pm   Subject: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
These are the Whites 1150... note the Southern in the background
  Topic: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 7:48 pm   Subject: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
The book that you might be referring to is called "The Accidental Victim" by James Reston, Jr.

The photo on the cover is not a White model 1150 but rather a Southern Coach Manufacturing m ...
  Topic: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 27
Views: 610

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 10:12 am   Subject: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
Coral Gables had a mixed fleet of post-war Twin Coach and GM New Looks. All of their New Looks had air-conditioning. The first group, TDH-4517s, came with factory equipped a/c units. At least one mayb ...
  Topic: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 27
Views: 610

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 10:22 pm   Subject: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
Some companies had the words “air-conditioned” written on the front and/or sides of their New Look buses but not MaBSTOA nor NYCTA. In fact, I don’t believe any New York City company had that sign, s ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA Roster (9/62)
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 10:08 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA Roster (9/62)
It amazes me how the city took the TDH-5301s acquired from Fifth Avenue Coach Lines and Surface Transit and updated them to meet OA standards such as...

a) moving the side destination sign box from ...
  Topic: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 27
Views: 610

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 9:56 pm   Subject: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
Technically speaking the first city owned a/c New Looks were the 10 TDH-5301s acquired from Fifth Avenue Coach.

The first "official" city purchased a/c New Looks was MaBSTOA's #8301, sinc ...
  Topic: NEW GM and Yellow Coach Die-cast Models
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 1
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PostForum: The Bus Modeler   Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 9:38 pm   Subject: NEW GM and Yellow Coach Die-cast Models
Two more models
  Topic: NEW GM and Yellow Coach Die-cast Models
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 1
Views: 32

PostForum: The Bus Modeler   Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 9:37 pm   Subject: NEW GM and Yellow Coach Die-cast Models
I found the following on the internet. They are under the name "IXO" and are listed as 1:43 scale die-cast models.

Can anyone give us the exact dimensions for these buses?

Any addition ...
  Topic: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 27
Views: 610

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 1:39 pm   Subject: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
I have the same question as New York Omnibus 2629... how efficient was the a/c condenser when you had an ad rack in front of it?

I mentioned these ad racks in another thread here on BusTalk.

Not ...
  Topic: NYCTA & MABSTOA Flxible Bus Roster (Long Post)
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 6
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PostForum: New York City Bus Rosters   Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 8:55 pm   Subject: NYCTA & MABSTOA Flxible Bus Roster (Long Post)
Here are two views of #200, the Flxible demo operated by NYCTA in routes 3, 49 & 50 Street Crosstown and route 44, West Farms Square.

Note the jack-knife rear door not seeing on an NYCTA bus si ...
  Topic: Cutbacks in Sunday bus service, May 1943
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon May 07, 2018 8:43 pm   Subject: Cutbacks in Sunday bus service, May 1943
Here is the rest of the pamphlet
  Topic: Cutbacks in Sunday bus service, May 1943
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 6
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon May 07, 2018 8:40 pm   Subject: Cutbacks in Sunday bus service, May 1943
I found the attached pamphlet deep in my collection. For the sake of brevity I'm posting it in as few photos as possible,, therefore the reason why the routes are not in order.
  Topic: FACCo Service to La Guardia Airport
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 2
Views: 122

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 10:40 am   Subject: FACCo Service to La Guardia Airport
The brochure is dated September 1941.
  Topic: Question on Post-1962 History of Some MaBSTOA Routes
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 3
Views: 184

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:41 pm   Subject: Question on Post-1962 History of Some MaBSTOA Routes
This is for the Surface Transit routes
 
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