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  Topic: NTCTA's last Macks
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:38 pm   Subject: NTCTA's last Macks
.......more NYCTA MACK nostalgia...................... Very Happy

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3962

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3969

(courtesy: bus.nycsubway.org)
  Topic: NYCTA's Eagle Bus
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:28 pm   Subject: NYCTA's Eagle Bus
frankie:

There is a really nice color photo (page 120) showing an EAGLE Model 10 ("BOYD's, #137), passing (a bar/club restaurant?) "EDDIE CONDON's" (I'm guessing somewhere in Manhat ...
  Topic: NTCTA's last Macks
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:33 am   Subject: NTCTA's last Macks
I know this'd be for a different thread, but it seems the reasons for the early retirement of the NYCTA Macks would have been the same as when the 1958 Macks MaBSTOA inherited from Surface Transit wer ...
  Topic: NTCTA's last Macks
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:08 am   Subject: NTCTA's last Macks
Several 1950's views showcasing the swaggering champions that were that NYCTA's "bulldog tough" MACKS.

I can still hear these brutes snorting and growling in my mind, even today........
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  Topic: NTCTA's last Macks
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:57 am   Subject: NTCTA's last Macks
A truly nostalgic 1964 photo with a Yonkers New Look MACK looking quite smart.............

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2951

(courtesy: bus.nycsubway.org)
  Topic: NTCTA's last Macks
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:52 am   Subject: NTCTA's last Macks
Here are two views showing the handsome BLUE & WHITE New Look MACKS (ex-Yonkers?) on a 1973 excursion.

These buses were true eye-catchers! Wink

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?143

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  Topic: NTCTA's last Macks
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:46 am   Subject: NTCTA's last Macks
Here's another L&G Old Look, #216, taken in 1975.

I rode these old relics many times on my "bus jaunts", back in the day; #216 is looking a bit battered in this view..............

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  Topic: NTCTA's last Macks
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:17 pm   Subject: NTCTA's last Macks
frankie:

Yes, that is the SAME picture that "Mr. L " shared with us quite some time ago; I know exactly where that photo was taken, in Hoboken.

Back in the late 70's, I took a number o ...
  Topic: NTCTA's last Macks
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:34 am   Subject: NTCTA's last Macks
frankie:

The 9000's (TDH-5106), IMHO were retired much too early; in 1968, they were only a decade old, a mere babe in the transit bus world!

Even when they were retired (early 70's?) I would ga ...
  Topic: Routemaster: London's Beloved Icon
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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:41 pm   Subject: Routemaster: London's Beloved Icon
.....was just reading earlier in a ROUTEMASTER publication that, as newer buses were beginning to replace the iconic red double decker, there were many drivers and conductors that switched over to dep ...
  Topic: NTCTA's last Macks
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:53 pm   Subject: NTCTA's last Macks
Lack of parts to maintain them especially with Mack no longer in the bus business. My Dad worked on them at the East New York shops and this was one of the main concerns.

frankie:

Parts becomin ...
  Topic: NTCTA's last Macks
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:45 pm   Subject: NTCTA's last Macks
Gentlemen:

I know that the last MACKS operated (C-49's) were retired about 1968.

Twelve years old (transit coach-wise) seems to be barely an adolescent, IMHO.

What was the main reason that th ...
  Topic: NJ bus "crowd gates"
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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:50 am   Subject: NJ bus "crowd gates"
Gentlemen:

Does anyone know just when crowd gates were eliminated on NJ buses?

I seem to recall them being removed sometime around the mid-1980's, but I cannot be sure.

The crowd gates always ...
  Topic: Paterson-Broadway Terminal/Passaic
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:28 pm   Subject: Re: RE:
Hello! I am glad to be supplied with this information! It's pretty clear and obvious! Thanks for sharing!

WadeWebb:

You are most welcome! Wink

"NYO"
  Topic: Had 5th Avenue Coach remained independent
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:07 pm   Subject: Had 5th Avenue Coach remained independent
From their long history, I am confident that they would have stayed with GMC and RTS successor's, until the end....and then probably whatever NYC Bus was using....

As for expansion....they probably ...
 
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