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  Topic: Suffolk County and battery buses
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: Long Island & Westchester Buses   Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:41 am   Subject: Suffolk County and battery buses
Today's Newsday (maybe behind a paywall for you) has a lengthy article about Cuomo telling Suffolk County to invest in electric buses, at about $900,000 per bus.
https://www.newsday.com/long-island/t ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:25 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
I was only a ten-year-old at the time, but my recollection is that the motorman became drivers on the same routes. Many welcomed the soft seat (instead of the streetcar paddle). Yes, a few did not tra ...
  Topic: Routemaster: London's Beloved Icon
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:45 am   Subject: Routemaster: London's Beloved Icon
I call attention to the recent fiscal problems of Wrightbus, which manufactured many Routemasters at their factory in Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. I think the Wikipedia article on Wrightbu ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
N4 Jamaica

Replies: 378
Views: 20982

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:40 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
Many thanks for the helpful clarification.
Joe
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:20 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
Grand Concourse & Fordham, circa-1970; note the circular "BUS STOP" sign, that, even then, was a bit of relic......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?155562

(courtesy: nycsubway. ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:17 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
This article from 1925 might explain the NYPD's vintage favor of arrow signs:

https://www.roadtrafficsigns.com/traffic-control-signs-shapes-history
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:27 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
Here's another view (1944) of TARS Garden Avenue yard; note prewar TWIN on left; also, the "BUS STOP" sign........

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?116916

(courtesy: nycsubway.org) ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:50 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
kdr3bt:

You might be interested in these vintage "CLUB TRANSPORTATION" buses....... Wink

"NYO"

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?153549

https://www.nycsubway.org/p ...
  Topic: October 31st, 1956...Farewell to Brooklyn's streetcars/etc.
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: Surface Transit - Eastern United States   Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:48 pm   Subject: October 31st, 1956...Farewell to Brooklyn's streetcars/etc.
Memory can be tricky. More than once, Dad brought me on the full length of the Union City route northbound. I recall a derail a short distance before the left-hand curve at the bottom of the hill. The ...
  Topic: October 31st, 1956...Farewell to Brooklyn's streetcars/etc.
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: Surface Transit - Eastern United States   Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:25 pm   Subject: October 31st, 1956...Farewell to Brooklyn's streetcars/etc.
Are you implying that double wire hung over Pershing Road?
Joe
  Topic: October 31st, 1956...Farewell to Brooklyn's streetcars/etc.
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: Surface Transit - Eastern United States   Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:35 pm   Subject: October 31st, 1956...Farewell to Brooklyn's streetcars/etc.
You talk speculations.
In late 1940, the cessation of service on the Hoboken trestle miffed me, grieved me terribly. Had someone speculated that articulated cars would crawl and loop from the south ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:04 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
And below is another description of the TARS cars on five routes in Vienna, not just the single route I mentioned.

http://www.austrianinformation.org/fall-2015/the-americans-in-vienna
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The puz ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
N4 Jamaica

Replies: 378
Views: 20982

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:31 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
Joe:

Appreciate the information. Wink

I always found it interesting how TARS streetcar operations were converted to buses in "stages"; the first to go entirely over to buses were th ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
N4 Jamaica

Replies: 378
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:13 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
Eons prior to the formation of MaBSTOA, there was TARS; this handsome deck-roof convertible* is seen here (Fordham Rd/Southern Boulevard) sporting the once-commonplace maximum traction trucks......
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  Topic: Vincent Seyfried and TARS roster
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:41 pm   Subject: Vincent Seyfried and TARS roster
It is lucky that a typescript of Vincent Seyfried's roster of the Third Avenue Railway System (TARS) found its way to the University of Michigan. Google has provided a free copy! The search tool (cont ...
 
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