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  Topic: Tommorrow's "classics"? Your opinions are welcome!
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:40 pm   Subject: Tommorrow's "classics"? Your opinions are welcome!
Regarding New York Omnibus 2629’s comments about buses built by Proterra ...

First, I agree with you, modern buses are UGLY! After the RTS I don’t like anything on the road. Mix feelings about the ...
  Topic: The Most Iconic New York Bus
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 11
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:22 pm   Subject: The Most Iconic New York Bus
And the irony of the Hollywood movies is that they borrowed open top double deckers, labeled and sometimes painted in FACCo colors, from Los Angeles Railway and placed them in the backlots “New York” ...
  Topic: The Most Iconic New York Bus
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 11
Views: 129

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:19 pm   Subject: The Most Iconic New York Bus
And the irony of the Hollywood movies is that they borrowed open top double deckers, labeled and sometimes painted in FACCo colors, from Los Angeles Railway and placed them in the backlots “New York” ...
  Topic: Club Transport, Surface Transit, TARS, etc.......
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 79
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:56 pm   Subject: Club Transport, Surface Transit, TARS, etc.......
Several replies…

First, regarding the two Twin Coach buses seen in two different photos. One is a model 27G, circa 1939-1942; the other is a post war model 45S, circa 1950. Both were purchased by S ...
  Topic: PD-4102 vs PD-4103
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 2
Views: 116

PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:30 pm   Subject: PD-4102 vs PD-4103
We know that the PD-4102 and PD-4103 were mechanically different.

But exterior wise, were they identical?

Did the 4102 have the rear end from the PD-4101 with two separate rear windows or one s ...
  Topic: Two on FACC.........
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 69
Views: 1237

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:51 am   Subject: Two on FACC.........
Note the Mack C-50 in the back on route 15, Jackson Heights.
  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

Replies: 8
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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

Replies: 70
Views: 3240

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

Replies: 70
Views: 3240

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

Replies: 8
Views: 412

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

Replies: 8
Views: 412

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

Replies: 6
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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

Replies: 6
Views: 298

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
 
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