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  Topic: September 24, 1948
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: Today in New York City Transit History   Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:28 pm   Subject: September 24, 1948
A little more research led me to the following information:

Brooklyn Bus and their PCC counterparts had turnstiles. When the fare was increased (July 1948) to 8 cents, they were replaced by fare ...
  Topic: Rare Bus Stop Sign
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:05 pm   Subject: Rare Bus Stop Sign
Not a true stop sign but how many remember these route maps placed on poles, street lights, and sometimes mounted on el pillars... I loved these!
  Topic: Avenue B and east Broadway Flxible
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:01 pm   Subject: Avenue B and east Broadway Flxible
a few more views...
  Topic: Avenue B and east Broadway Flxible
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:59 pm   Subject: Avenue B and east Broadway Flxible
Speaking of preserving an Avenue B here is a perfect example rusting away somewhere in Pennsylvania.
It is a Mack C-45, number 414, ex-Bee Line
  Topic: ACF-Brill
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:52 pm   Subject: ACF-Brill
ACF introduced air conditioning on intercity buses in 1939. In 1950 they were introducing a/c on city transit buses evident by these photos. Note the a/c grill behind the front wheel.

The proposed ...
  Topic: Avenue B and east Broadway Flxible
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 14
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PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:37 pm   Subject: Avenue B and east Broadway Flxible
Shame that none of these Avenue B Flxibles are around. They would be a nice and rare addition to the Transit Museum fleet.
  Topic: September 24, 1948
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 5
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PostForum: Today in New York City Transit History   Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:21 pm   Subject: September 24, 1948
The Board of Transportation's PCCs had turnstiles for fare collection. Perhaps the earliest buses that BoT operated might have them as well.

Besides Eastside Omnibus and Comprehensive Omnibus the o ...
  Topic: Fifth Avenue Coach Bus of the Future
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:03 pm   Subject: Fifth Avenue Coach Bus of the Future
"New York City Mayor Robert Wagner and Fifth Avenue Coach Lines president, Mr. John McCarthy look over proposed new air conditioned bus it is 102 inches wide instead of the present 96 inches. Ci ...
  Topic: Greyhound at the New York World's Fair
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:49 pm   Subject: Greyhound at the New York World's Fair
Greyhound ordered 100 buses from GM for exclusive service at the 1964-1965 World's Fair. 60 were TDH-5303 and 40 SDH-5302s.

(Some of the 5303 were purchased by Triboro after the Fair closed and we ...
  Topic: Rare Bus Stop Sign
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 6
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:39 pm   Subject: Rare Bus Stop Sign
Since Queens Transit had their own version, I wonder if Triboro Coach, Green Bus Lines, and Jamaica Buses had their own as well.

Triboro operated to the Fair possibly using their brand new Flxible ...
  Topic: Rare Bus Stop Sign
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 6
Views: 312

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:32 pm   Subject: Rare Bus Stop Sign
NYCTA 3910 in World's Fair Express Service.

Interesting destination sign
  Topic: GM's dominance in New York
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:17 pm   Subject: GM's dominance in New York
The end of a Steinway AM General
  Topic: 'GM OLD LOOK ODDITIES'
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:25 pm   Subject: 'GM OLD LOOK ODDITIES'
A TDH-4512 from Nashville without an emergency door
  Topic: Avenue B and east Broadway Flxible
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 14
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PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:20 pm   Subject: Avenue B and east Broadway Flxible
And another look at the Flxible 35 footer with air conditioning
  Topic: Avenue B and east Broadway Flxible
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 14
Views: 826

PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:18 pm   Subject: Avenue B and east Broadway Flxible
Here is another view of the Avenue B Flxible 35 footer/45 passengers.

The second photo shows a close-up of the stenciled information behind the front wheel.
 
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