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  Topic: St. George bus platforms, etc.......
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 6:13 pm   Subject: St. George bus platforms, etc.......
Thanks for inquiring whether the tower is still there. I went back to The Google Street View photo of the tower and looked at the date: 2007. It proves nothing about 2019.
  Topic: St. George bus platforms, etc.......
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 3:54 pm   Subject: St. George bus platforms, etc.......
Just in case there is a misunderstanding about the location of the dispatchers tower or "control tower" at St. George:
It is not placed at the south end of the platforms where the buses lea ...
  Topic: St. George bus platforms, etc.......
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 6:22 pm   Subject: St. George bus platforms, etc.......
Yes, I did ride the Perth Amboy ferry, followed by a long walk to the Perth Amboy railroad station. I rode the Elizabethport ferry, likewise with Dad and with a long hike to another railroad station. ...
  Topic: St. George bus platforms, etc.......
N4 Jamaica

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Views: 739

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 2:58 pm   Subject: St. George bus platforms, etc.......
See also:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_streetcar_lines_in_Staten_Island

*(note that, at one time, there were two companies on Staten Island that ran streetcars)

Someplace on the inte ...
  Topic: St. George bus platforms, etc.......
N4 Jamaica

Replies: 53
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 11:53 am   Subject: St. George bus platforms, etc.......
Regarding the bus jam photo, my memory is of the 1960's. A dispatcher somewhere (in the tower, perhaps?) would observe that the crowd from the arriving ferry had not only reached the bus platforms, bu ...
  Topic: St. George bus platforms, etc.......
N4 Jamaica

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Views: 739

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 9:56 am   Subject: St. George bus platforms, etc.......
Some of these photos from an article in the Staten Island Advance may be of interest. Bus 219 has an entrance door behind the front axle and an exit door behind the rear axle.
Link
https://www.siliv ...
  Topic: St. George bus platforms, etc.......
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 11:44 pm   Subject: St. George bus platforms, etc.......
Try to figure out the roller signs on 9043 in this photo of a bus that just came from Brookllyn and is about to go under the expressway.

http://www.secretstatenisland.com/lily-pond-ave/

Or figur ...
  Topic: St. George bus platforms, etc.......
N4 Jamaica

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Views: 739

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 7:08 pm   Subject: St. George bus platforms, etc.......
Staten Island, 1981...........a once-familiar scene that is now relegated to the history books.....

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?320

(courtesy: bus.nycsubway.org)

Harway Avenue is in Br ...
  Topic: OMNY tap will begin on Staten Island 5.31.2019
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:50 pm   Subject: OMNY tap will begin on Staten Island 5.31.2019
The tap-to-pay will at first work only for full-fare pay-per-ride patrons. Please read the Staten Island Advance.
[url=https://www.silive.com/news/2019/04/omny-tap-and-pay-system-goes-live-on-staten- ...
  Topic: St. George bus platforms, etc.......
N4 Jamaica

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Views: 739

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:35 pm   Subject: St. George bus platforms, etc.......
And this 1937 view of the bus turn-around.
https://statenisland.pastperfectonline.com/photo/F9CAE6DE-C7D9-454F-BE6A-178447063683
  Topic: St. George bus platforms, etc.......
N4 Jamaica

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Views: 739

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:28 pm   Subject: St. George bus platforms, etc.......
The photo linked below is dated 1945. Note the buses around the edge. I think the autos in the center are taxis.

https://statenisland.pastperfectonline.com/photo/D4B4BEDF-BFAF-487F-8C78-01193276228 ...
  Topic: St. George bus platforms, etc.......
N4 Jamaica

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Views: 739

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:13 pm   Subject: St. George bus platforms, etc.......
A photo of the passenger drop-off area "in the 1950's." I remember it as the base of the zoned taxicabs I never used.
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Still, there is a chance this was the old streetcar and bus termi ...
  Topic: St. George bus platforms, etc.......
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:59 pm   Subject: St. George bus platforms, etc.......
How George Law was canonized and St. George got its name.
Article in New York Times of May 26, 1929.
https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1929/05/26/91798618.pdf

I am fairly certain belo ...
  Topic: St. George bus platforms, etc.......
N4 Jamaica

Replies: 53
Views: 739

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:39 am   Subject: St. George bus platforms, etc.......
June 25, 1946 -- A huge fire destroyed the wooden St. George Ferry Terminal, which had been built about 1897.
June 8, 1951 -- The replacement fire-resistant terminal replaced temporary platforms of t ...
  Topic: Diesel consumption/fueling up
N4 Jamaica

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Views: 335

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:06 pm   Subject: Diesel consumption/fueling up
The search engine at BusTalk returns too many answers on threads that go for many pages, so it is difficult to find old answers to new discussions.
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At any rate, I recall seeing a post THIS YEAR ...
 
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