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  Topic: Bx9, "The Bronx & Van"
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:31 am   Subject: Bx9, "The Bronx & Van"
Another thread about articulated buses brought me the memory of my most recent ride (maybe in 2013) on the Bx9, on a low-floor articulated bus northbound under the el pillars on Broadway.
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We liv ...
  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
N4 Jamaica

Replies: 92
Views: 1015

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:11 pm   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
Those 102" decals on New Jersey buses? Are they marked front and rear? Are there any problem lanes in the Hudson River vehicle tunnels? Do bus drivers have problems hitting tunnel curbs?
Thanks ...
  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
N4 Jamaica

Replies: 92
Views: 1015

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:52 pm   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
I managed to find the width of the U-bahn streetcars in Stuttgart, 2.65 meters or 104.3 inches, wider than our 102-inch buses. Stuttgart took many years to replace a meter-gauge streetcar system with ...
  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
N4 Jamaica

Replies: 92
Views: 1015

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:24 am   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
"SACRE BLEU!!!!! ATTENDEZ, HENRIQUE, LE FLIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

http://world.nycsubway.org/perl/show?148390

Note that this is from ...
  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
N4 Jamaica

Replies: 92
Views: 1015

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:31 pm   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
Yesterday you posted a link to Queens Transit RTS Bus 1 in the College Point yard, surrounded by four New Looks in 1981.
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The RTS has a hand-lettered sign, CLEARVIEW. I cannot imagine what route ...
  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
N4 Jamaica

Replies: 92
Views: 1015

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:40 am   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
On the Flushing Main Street photo from 1972, Scheck Old Look 748 is signed ROCKAWAY, while Queens Transit New Look 146 has as destination a specific intersection, 165th STREET & JAMAICA AVENUE. Th ...
  Topic: Jones Beach Summer 2018 Schedule
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: Long Island & Westchester Buses   Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 9:55 am   Subject: Jones Beach Summer 2018 Schedule
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  Topic: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 9:51 pm   Subject: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
Fred Zurmuhlen would know about the mixture of engineering, design, politics, and economics that kept transit buses off the Brooklyn Bridge. I suspect the overriding attitude was, "We built the I ...
  Topic: Cutbacks in Sunday bus service, May 1943
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue May 01, 2018 5:52 pm   Subject: Cutbacks in Sunday bus service, May 1943
Many thanks to W. B. Fishbowl for investigating further and publishing what you learned. Thanks for sharing.
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How I wish that the archives of the Bronx Home News were available on the internet! S ...
  Topic: Yonkers buses, past and present
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: Long Island & Westchester Buses   Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:16 pm   Subject: Yonkers buses, past and present
From the Herald Statesman in 1950, a trolley in New Rochelle and three buses (a Mack, a GMC, and a Twin Coach).
Let's see whether this link to my photo-of-a-photo works.

Link https://photos.app.go ...
  Topic: The last MTA RTS's
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:30 pm   Subject: The last MTA RTS's
Incomplete answer: The window is at 66th and Columbus, so you should see Ninth Avenue el trains above New York City Omnibus.
Joe
  Topic: 54th Street Depot
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:59 pm   Subject: 54th Street Depot
Fifty-fourth Street and which avenue? Thanks. Joe
  Topic: Tales of a Twenty Year Bee-Line Commuter
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: Long Island & Westchester Buses   Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:20 pm   Subject: Tales of a Twenty Year Bee-Line Commuter
This thread has offered several themes. A few weeks ago, I found this southbound route 1 bus dawdling on Warburton Avenue, marked for West 242nd Street. Until I looked at a roster, I had not realized ...
  Topic: [CT] Video of New England Transportation in Winsted, 1948.
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: Surface Transit - Eastern United States   Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:40 pm   Subject: [CT] Video of New England Transportation in Winsted, 1948.
I was thrilled today to chance upon this YouTube video from film shot in Winsted, Connecticut, in 1948, in an era when our family would travel there by train or NETCO bus. There are clear shots of the ...
  Topic: NJ bus "crowd gates"
N4 Jamaica

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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:22 pm   Subject: NJ bus "crowd gates"
Never a transit driver, but rather a rider who enjoyed a seat up front, I well recall those speed recorders. I am fairly certain that the registers were used on New England Transportation and on the L ...
 
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