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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: 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 " ...
  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 8:11 pm   Subject: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
These photos show the mechanism how the drivers changed the side signs.

To the left of the driver between the door control handle and engine start button were two toggle switches. One controlled th ...
  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 8:00 pm   Subject: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
This is the "OA" emblem that was placed on the batwings. As you can see it was a metal circle not a decal on the actual anodized "wing"

You can see the colors that B53RICH refer ...
  Topic: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:15 pm   Subject: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
Regarding question #1… Likewise in Miami, Florida. Once the batwings were removed, the buses continued on their merry way until either scrapped because of accidents, fires or simply retirement.

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

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:06 pm   Subject: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
You are welcome.

To clarify...

MaBSTOA had only one Flxible “new look”, number 7753, with batwings. It also had only one Grumman, number 631, with batwings.
  Topic: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:32 pm   Subject: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
Even some of the T6H-5305 had factory installed batwings...

Note that #8863 has a wing on the street side but not on the curb side!

Love the driver's window on these buses

Note that that #8 ...
  Topic: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
MaBSTOA 15

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Views: 1610

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:27 pm   Subject: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
you ask and we comply, part 2
  Topic: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 68
Views: 1610

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:26 pm   Subject: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
You ask and we comply....

Note the air conditioner condenser ad rack
  Topic: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
MaBSTOA 15

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Views: 1610

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:06 pm   Subject: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
Glad you enjoy the pictures I posted

You ask the question that B53RICK speculated in page 2 of this post. I posted an answer and I repost here...

In reply to B53RICK...

I believe the demise ...
  Topic: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:16 pm   Subject: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
More batwings from other cities...

New Orleans Public Service, they also had batwings on Flxibles

Kansas City Metro had at least one AM General with wings

and Winnipeg Transit in Canada had a ...
  Topic: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
MaBSTOA 15

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Views: 1610

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:13 pm   Subject: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
More from Miami...

#556, Flxible... in Miami the side destination simply had the route number and some special signs such as "Dog Track", Orange Bowl"

#11, Flxible

#1104, T6H-4 ...
  Topic: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
MaBSTOA 15

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Views: 1610

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:10 pm   Subject: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
For your viewing pleasure...

Hedre is eveidence of batwings in Miami...

#800, TDH-5304, added in the filed (in the original light blue with dark blue belt. To me, this was the most handsome of t ...
 
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