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  Topic: Historical Buses of NYC: Gen 2 Fishbowls I
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:46 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA New Looks in Washington Square
I found these photos showing the FACCo model A in company of MaBSTOA's first group of New Looks. What gives them away is the lack of paint on the lower panel and lack of rubber fenders around the tire ...
  Topic: CTA's Propane Twin Coaches
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:28 pm   Subject: CTA's Propane Twin Coaches
Can't answer your question regarding how good or bad propane buses are since I have no experience with them, however I can answer your question in regards to the Flxible-Twin Coach bus with a "ne ...
  Topic: New York City and Herald Square
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 4
Views: 314

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:22 pm   Subject: New York City and Herald Square
The simple green and cream paint scheme came to New York City Omnibus with the arrival of the GM TDH-4509s. This was due to increase in labor cost. However, the TDH-4509s that were ordered for Fifth A ...
  Topic: New York City and Herald Square
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 4
Views: 314

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:08 am   Subject: New York City and Herald Square
The photo is dated 1952.
  Topic: Movie Studio Buses
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Photographs, Bus Logs and Route Suggestion Ideas   Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:47 pm   Subject: Movie Studio Buses
It appears that the Flxible Clipper were very popular with the movie studios. Warner Brothers, RKO, Columbia and Universal-International Pictures all had them in their stables. Note the Universal logo ...
  Topic: St. Patricks and a Queen Mary
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:43 pm   Subject: St. Patricks and a Queen Mary
Seen in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral is a Fifth Avenue Coach Company Yellow Coach model 720, probably on route 15 Jackson Heights bound. Directly in front is a FACCo GM TDH-4506 or TDH 4507.

No ...
  Topic: New York City and Herald Square
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 4
Views: 314

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:35 pm   Subject: New York City and Herald Square
In this rare and interesting view we see a New York City Omnibus GM TDH-4509 turning west on 35th Street from 6th Avenue to head on Broadway/7th Avenue north. I can only speculate that it is either a ...
  Topic: NJ bus "crowd gates"
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:32 pm   Subject: NJ bus "crowd gates"
Hey New York City Omnibus 2629… Did you see the picture in the section “Transit Bus Manufacturers” under the topic “How Astute Are You?”. There is a picture of the New Jersey Transit PD-4106 and you c ...
  Topic: HOW ASTUTE ARE YOU?
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 10
Views: 686

PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:53 am   Subject: HOW ASTUTE ARE YOU?
Agreed!

It appears like the emergency door arrangement was taken from the PD-4104 assembly. Good thing GM didn’t throw out the jigs and molds. It probably saved Public Service some money.

BTW, n ...
  Topic: HOW ASTUTE ARE YOU?
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 10
Views: 686

PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:11 pm   Subject: HOW ASTUTE ARE YOU?
At least one PD-4106 in New Jersey had a factory installed emergency door.
  Topic: A Greyhound Toy Scenicruiser
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 0
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PostForum: The Bus Modeler   Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:46 pm   Subject: A Greyhound Toy Scenicruiser
Found in good shape at an antique store
  Topic: Riding to school oin comfort
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 0
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PostForum: The Bus Modeler   Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:41 pm   Subject: Riding to school oin comfort
Found this at an antique store. Unusual to see a "Scenicruiser" as a school bus. The price was outrages!
  Topic: MTA Proterra Catalyst BE40 and New Flyer XE40
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 1
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:09 am   Subject: MTA Proterra Catalyst BE40 and New Flyer XE40
The Proterra’s are assembled here in Greenville, South Carolina. They have a large plant and charging station. Bus shells are parked on the side of the building. I did see one of these on a road test ...
  Topic: NYCTA Roster
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 5
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:25 pm   Subject: NYCTA Roster
If anyone has assignments for NYCTA's 126th Street Depot for the period between 1960-1968 I hope they post them.

Thanks
  Topic: NYCTA Roster
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 5
Views: 496

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:23 pm   Subject: NYCTA Roster
Here are the remaining depots in Queens, Staten Island, and Manhattan
 
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