BusTalk Forum Index BusTalk
A Community Discussing Buses and Bus Operations Worldwide!
 
 BusTalk MainBusTalk Main FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups BusTalk GalleriesBusTalk Galleries   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Search found 6095 matches
BusTalk Forum Index
Author Message
  Topic: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 168
Views: 4940

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:36 pm   Subject: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
Two nostalgic views of RTS #200 (on the B63), in 1979.

(LOVE that dash "treatment"!)

Man, where has forty years gotten to? Confused

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?225

http://bus.n ...
  Topic: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 44
Views: 596

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:33 pm   Subject: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
Speaking of WAMATA buses in New York, check out this view (6th Avenue & Bleeker) from 1975 (I'm guessing this was a charter run; note the high-back "suburban" seating)

The original 19 ...
  Topic: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 44
Views: 596

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:13 pm   Subject: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
Though the GRUMMAN/METRO B was basically a "shoe box on wheels", it still was a design that a bus enthusiast could eventually grow to like, even the most "classic-minded" enthusias ...
  Topic: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 44
Views: 596

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:16 pm   Subject: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
Edgewater garage, 1981.

The "Pinch Hit Fleet" from DC just snoozin' away.......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?278

(courtesy: bus.nycsubway.org)
Wasn't that just before two of ...
  Topic: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 44
Views: 596

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:42 am   Subject: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
Edgewater garage, 1981.

The "Pinch Hit Fleet" from DC just snoozin' away.......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?278

(courtesy: bus.nycsubway.org)
  Topic: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 44
Views: 596

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:19 pm   Subject: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
GREAT STUFF (as always!!!!)....thanks for sharing here! Wink

Seeing those forlorn and battered Fishbowls huddled together, as if to console one another, was a real tear-jerker for yours truly. : ...
  Topic: NYCTA & MaBSTOA New Look Replacements
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 1
Views: 41

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:06 pm   Subject: NYCTA & MaBSTOA New Look Replacements
MaBSTOA 15:

Appreciate your posting this; I see my recollections were correct, in regarding when the "First generation" Fishbowls were retired.

As you know, I began working in Lower Ma ...
  Topic: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 44
Views: 596

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:26 pm   Subject: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
I still have to chuckle when I recall a TV news report (it might have been on WNEW 5) that was reporting on the GRUMMAN fiasco, nearly four decades back.

There was footage showing "stored" ...
  Topic: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 44
Views: 596

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:11 pm   Subject: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
That is very true.
I suspect that NYCT learned some hard lessons from the 870 mess.
It was very good that the RTS-04 was already using a well-tested technology platform by the time NYCT came to GM ...
  Topic: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 44
Views: 596

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:42 pm   Subject: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
.....given the fact that the GRUMMANS went down in the books as the least-successful bus purchased for service in New York, it does make one think that "on the road testing" (before the buse ...
  Topic: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 44
Views: 596

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:44 pm   Subject: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
St. George, 1981.

I particularly like this photo, as it shows a GRUMMAN behind one of the WAMATA buses, which trekked up north from DC to "pinch hit"........

http://bus.nycsubway.org/p ...
  Topic: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 44
Views: 596

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:28 am   Subject: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
Back in the day, I'd never have thought that a scene like this could ever be recalled with any sort of nostalgia......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?502

(courtesy: bus.nycsubway.org)
Indee ...
  Topic: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 44
Views: 596

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:21 pm   Subject: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
One of ACADEMY's 3200 series (here represented by #3275), pulling out of the Hoboken terminal, back in the 90's.

I rode these buses for several years on the rush-hour "BOULEVARD EAST" rou ...
  Topic: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 44
Views: 596

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:09 pm   Subject: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
TALK ABOUT NOSTALGIA!!!!!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

The single seats on the curb side recall some of Flex METROS operated by ACADEMY, when I was still commuting, back in the 90's.

I cannot recall the number ...
  Topic: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 44
Views: 596

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:49 pm   Subject: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
MaBSTOA 15:

MANY, MANY THANKS for taking the time to locate and post all of this excellent data regarding the GRUMMANS; again, it DOES make me scratch my head and wonder WHY that there are so very ...
 
Page 1 of 407 Goto page 1, 2, 3 ... 405, 406, 407  Next
All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Jump to:  


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group