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  Topic: GM's dominance in New York
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:44 pm   Subject: GM's dominance in New York
Steinway AM GENERALS.......

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http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?406

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?408

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  Topic: GM's dominance in New York
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 4
Views: 209

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:31 pm   Subject: GM's dominance in New York
Quick question, here:

Did the MTA ever express any interest in the AM GENERAL? (perhaps a demo?)

I know that they once ran in over 40 cities; today, the AM GENERAL, like the GM's, are now histor ...
  Topic: GM's dominance in New York
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:43 pm   Subject: GM's dominance in New York
Your second to the last line says it all!

When you're king of the hill, you have a definite future. For most bus manufacturers of the late '40's and '50's, the handwriting was already on the wal ...
  Topic: GM's dominance in New York
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:24 pm   Subject: GM's dominance in New York
All:

I have always wondered why GM buses were "THE bus" in New York, starting in the early postwar years.

Though the BoT/NYCTA did also operate MACKS, it was still clear that GM buses ...
  Topic: New Look transmissions
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:44 pm   Subject: New Look transmissions
I rode NYC Transits and PBL's from my birth in 1950 until I moved to the 'burbs in 1976, I never saw a manual transmission on any New Look or Old Look that I rode on.

Going by memory, I think I ca ...
  Topic: New Look transmissions
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:32 pm   Subject: New Look transmissions
All:

Just wondering about the transmissions on NYCTA/MTA New Looks; were all New Looks equipped with hydraulic (automatic) transmissions, or were some manual? (I've long associated manual transmiss ...
  Topic: Canadian New Look GMC's in New York
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:03 am   Subject: Canadian New Look GMC's in New York
All:

A more subtle "variation" in the GM New Looks over the years is that on some buses the "GM" letters were absent on the trapezoid; on some buses, even the trapezoid might be ...
  Topic: Canadian New Look GMC's in New York
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:36 pm   Subject: Canadian New Look GMC's in New York
All:

A more subtle "variation" in the GM New Looks over the years is that on some buses the "GM" letters were absent on the trapezoid; on some buses, even the trapezoid might be ...
  Topic: Canadian New Look GMC's in New York
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:34 pm   Subject: Canadian New Look GMC's in New York
Note the New Look to the rear in this 1972 view; no GM trapezoid on the dash, nor an advertising mounting........

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2576

(courtesy: bus.nycsubway.org)

That's ...
  Topic: Canadian New Look GMC's in New York
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:16 pm   Subject: Canadian New Look GMC's in New York
Circle Line pier, 1976........

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1202

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  Topic: Canadian New Look GMC's in New York
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 70
Views: 2464

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:11 pm   Subject: Canadian New Look GMC's in New York
Note the New Look to the rear in this 1972 view; no GM trapezoid on the dash, nor an advertising mounting........

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2576

(courtesy: bus.nycsubway.org)
  Topic: Canadian New Look GMC's in New York
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 70
Views: 2464

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:48 pm   Subject: Canadian New Look GMC's in New York
All:

A more subtle "variation" in the GM New Looks over the years is that on some buses the "GM" letters were absent on the trapezoid; on some buses, even the trapezoid might be ...
  Topic: Canadian New Look GMC's in New York
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 70
Views: 2464

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:50 pm   Subject: Canadian New Look GMC's in New York
Recalling DOMENICO's distinctive New Looks equipped with sedan doors...........

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2292

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  Topic: Canadian New Look GMC's in New York
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 70
Views: 2464

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:38 pm   Subject: Canadian New Look GMC's in New York
......and to think there ARE some guys out there that still believe there was NO "diversity" in New Look customizing/rebuilding........ Rolling Eyes

"NYO"
  Topic: Canadian New Look GMC's in New York
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:21 am   Subject: Canadian New Look GMC's in New York
Interesting history of that bus...it started out working for PTC in Philly, eh?

And the "ilgrim church" is Pilgrim Church....looks like Academy got it back for some reason....

As for & ...
 
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