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  Topic: New York's Leylands
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:00 pm   Subject: New York's Leylands
Here we see the Leyland double decker model Atlantean on both coast. As originally purchased by MaBSTOA and later sold to Gray Line of San Francisco
  Topic: Surface Transportation Demo
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:56 pm   Subject: Surface Transportation Demo
A White model 1140 number W50 on a Manhattan cobblestone street on route 104, Broadway
  Topic: 'VINTAGE NEW YORK CITY'
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:49 pm   Subject: 'VINTAGE NEW YORK CITY'
Ex-Fifth Avenue Coach, 2672, in the Bronx on route 12A Pelhalm Parkway.
  Topic: 'VINTAGE NEW YORK CITY'
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:44 pm   Subject: 'VINTAGE NEW YORK CITY'
Eastside Omnibus rented a depot at East 92nd Street between York and First Avenue; Comprehensive had a depot and lot on East 100th Street closed to the river.

After City take over the depot on 92n ...
  Topic: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 27
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 8:40 pm   Subject: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
These are the Marmons with a/c
  Topic: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 27
Views: 1158

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 7:53 pm   Subject: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
These are the Whites 1150... note the Southern in the background
  Topic: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 27
Views: 1158

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 7:48 pm   Subject: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
The book that you might be referring to is called "The Accidental Victim" by James Reston, Jr.

The photo on the cover is not a White model 1150 but rather a Southern Coach Manufacturing m ...
  Topic: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 27
Views: 1158

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 10:12 am   Subject: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
Coral Gables had a mixed fleet of post-war Twin Coach and GM New Looks. All of their New Looks had air-conditioning. The first group, TDH-4517s, came with factory equipped a/c units. At least one mayb ...
  Topic: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
MaBSTOA 15

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Views: 1158

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 10:22 pm   Subject: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
Some companies had the words “air-conditioned” written on the front and/or sides of their New Look buses but not MaBSTOA nor NYCTA. In fact, I don’t believe any New York City company had that sign, s ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA Roster (9/62)
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 10:08 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA Roster (9/62)
It amazes me how the city took the TDH-5301s acquired from Fifth Avenue Coach Lines and Surface Transit and updated them to meet OA standards such as...

a) moving the side destination sign box from ...
  Topic: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 27
Views: 1158

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 9:56 pm   Subject: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
Technically speaking the first city owned a/c New Looks were the 10 TDH-5301s acquired from Fifth Avenue Coach.

The first "official" city purchased a/c New Looks was MaBSTOA's #8301, sinc ...
  Topic: NEW GM and Yellow Coach Die-cast Models
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: The Bus Modeler   Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 9:38 pm   Subject: NEW GM and Yellow Coach Die-cast Models
Two more models
  Topic: NEW GM and Yellow Coach Die-cast Models
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: The Bus Modeler   Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 9:37 pm   Subject: NEW GM and Yellow Coach Die-cast Models
I found the following on the internet. They are under the name "IXO" and are listed as 1:43 scale die-cast models.

Can anyone give us the exact dimensions for these buses?

Any addition ...
  Topic: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 27
Views: 1158

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 1:39 pm   Subject: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
I have the same question as New York Omnibus 2629... how efficient was the a/c condenser when you had an ad rack in front of it?

I mentioned these ad racks in another thread here on BusTalk.

Not ...
  Topic: NYCTA & MABSTOA Flxible Bus Roster (Long Post)
MaBSTOA 15

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Views: 2102

PostForum: New York City Bus Rosters   Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 8:55 pm   Subject: NYCTA & MABSTOA Flxible Bus Roster (Long Post)
Here are two views of #200, the Flxible demo operated by NYCTA in routes 3, 49 & 50 Street Crosstown and route 44, West Farms Square.

Note the jack-knife rear door not seeing on an NYCTA bus si ...
 
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