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  Topic: Staten Island Old Looks and Macks
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 13
Views: 407

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:11 pm   Subject: Staten Island Old Looks and Macks
The City retired the last Mack C-49s and the GM TDH 5106s in 1971.
  Topic: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 66
Views: 2175

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:36 pm   Subject: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
#1452 is a GM TDH-4507, part of the fleet numbers 1300-1499, serial numbers 351-550 of 1947. This was the second order of 4507s made by Surface Transportation.
  Topic: Queen Marys for Sale
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 1
Views: 106

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:31 pm   Subject: Queen Marys for Sale
Fifth Avenue Coach offers three non operational Queen Marys on sale

Note the date for tendering of the bids
  Topic: Avenue B and east Broadway Flxible
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 0
Views: 100

PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:17 pm   Subject: Avenue B and east Broadway Flxible
This is a Flxible issued flyer
  Topic: 'GM OLD LOOK ODDITIES'
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 375
Views: 176108

PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:46 pm   Subject: 'GM OLD LOOK ODDITIES'
Here is another view
  Topic: Historical Buses of NYC: Gen 2 Fishbowls I
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 11
Views: 2807

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:43 pm   Subject: Historical Buses of NYC: Gen 2 Fishbowls I
An interesting New Look, #3000 of the NYPD
  Topic: Historical Buses of NYC: Gen 2 Fishbowls I
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 11
Views: 2807

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:41 pm   Subject: Historical Buses of NYC: Gen 2 Fishbowls I
Two ex-Surface Transit "New Looks" in service for MaBSTOA

3154 is on route 2, Concourse in the Bronx
  Topic: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 66
Views: 2175

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:37 pm   Subject: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
Here is a view of a line up of GM buses ready for delivery led by a Fifth Avenue Coach TDH-4506, number 2205 still in the gray and white scheme as required by the ODT. Other models and operators follo ...
  Topic: 'VINTAGE NEW YORK CITY'
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 2237
Views: 972919

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:06 pm   Subject: More Buses in Washington Square
These two photos were taken in January - February 1962. Note the buses still have the Fifth Avenue Coach colors, lettering and slogan.

a) a GM TDH-5106
b) a GM TDH-5104 and a GM TDH-4506
  Topic: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 66
Views: 2175

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:00 pm   Subject: To further wet your appetite!
These are Fifth Avenue Coach "New Looks" (I hate the term "fishbowl")
shortly before the city take over
  Topic: Is this London??
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 1
Views: 95

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:55 pm   Subject: Is this London??
Look twice and you will see two TDH-4509s of New York City Omnibus in traffic.
  Topic: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 66
Views: 2175

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:15 pm   Subject: Regarding the Fifth Avenue Coach New Looks...
Fifth Avenue Coach thought very highly of their GM "New Look" buses, they even used them on the cover of their 1959 Annual Report.

The artists rendition I assume is because the buses had ...
  Topic: 'VINTAGE NEW YORK CITY'
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 2237
Views: 972919

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:26 pm   Subject: Regarding buses in Washington Square...
W.B. Fishbowl wrote...

"After the 1962 strike against Fifth Avenue Coach Lines and Surface Transit, and the takeover of all their routes by MaBSTOA, Routes 1 and 19 disappeared from the itiner ...
  Topic: 'VINTAGE NEW YORK CITY'
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 2237
Views: 972919

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:26 pm   Subject: In regards to NYCO routes 21 and 22...
W.B. Fishbowl wrote...

"It looks from that, that Routes 21 (Houston Street and Avenue C Crosstown) and 22 (Pitt and Ridge Streets) didn't come under NYCO purview until about 1946 or '47. I tak ...
  Topic: Question on Fifth/Madison '2' Routes, 1966-1969
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 3
Views: 337

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:17 pm   Subject: Question on Fifth/Madison '2' Routes, 1966-1969
After consulting the May 1972 issue of Motor Coach Age, MaBSTOA The First 10 Years by Bernard Linder I have the following information that I hope it answer your question(s)

There were two route 2.. ...
 
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