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  Topic: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 11:33 pm   Subject: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
traildriver/all:

It is well to recall that, early in the electric rapid transit era in New York, the BRT (later the BMT) far eclipsed the INTERBOROUGH.

Though the Manhattan (INTERBOROUGH) Els we ...
  Topic: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 11:08 pm   Subject: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
MaBSTOA 15:

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

MANY THANKS for sharing these rare old photos!! Very Happy Very Happy

Sure as heck never saw anything like those interesting-lo ...
  Topic: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 11:18 am   Subject: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
You hit the nail on the head, regarding being "trapped" by locked end doors.
I used to avoid riding the R-46's for that very reason on my daily commute to work. That is until a friend of ...
  Topic: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 19
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 1:50 am   Subject: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
I recall the Standards on the J line...it was something the way those 67 foot cars overhung the sharp curves at Cypress Hills...imagine if they tried running an R-44 or 46 on it...(never happen)....
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  Topic: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 19
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 10:38 pm   Subject: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
Your mentioning of World's Fair trains, make me wish that the IND connection to the Fair still existed...
Where it crossed Jewel Avenue would be only a mile from my home, had they built a station the ...
  Topic: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 1:47 pm   Subject: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
Oh, the 'Q's' lasted 66 years...incredible! While the R-32's could easily beat that record, it is kind of doubtful that they will get the chance...

traildriver: As the old saying goes:

". ...
  Topic: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 1:42 pm   Subject: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
Longevity . . . a word forgotten in many fields today.

traildriver:

"Longevity" indeed is a forgotten word these day; sadly, so is "quality", in many far too many venues..... ...
  Topic: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 11:27 pm   Subject: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
Enjoying this history lesson on the trains over the BB. Smile

Last week, I rode the 'J' train for the first time in about 20 years over the Williamsburg Bridge. And I lucked out and got a "Bri ...
  Topic: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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Views: 614

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 3:01 pm   Subject: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
W.B:

Great bit of trivia....did not know this! Wink

I have read that, back in the heyday of electric rail transit, that the BB carried more rail traffic than any other bridge in the world.... ...
  Topic: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 27
Views: 1158

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 2:51 pm   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: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 19
Views: 614

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 8:25 am   Subject: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
All:

This is quite interesting.......

I have just learned that, on this day in 1983, several historic buses crossed over the BB from Cadman Plaza, to celebrate the BB's centennial.

The buses ...
  Topic: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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Views: 614

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 11:17 pm   Subject: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
Fellows:

Thanks for your input.....much appreciated! Wink

I have done much reading over the years about the network of El lines (BRT/BMT) that once crossed the BB, as well as the streetcars t ...
  Topic: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 11:03 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: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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Views: 614

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 11:15 pm   Subject: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
All:

I have always been wondering the BoT never replaced the streetcars that ran over the Brooklyn Bridge with buses, when the cars stopped running over the span in 1950.

I know that the car lin ...
  Topic: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 27
Views: 1158

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 11:07 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 ...
 
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