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  Topic: NJ bus "crowd gates"
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:13 pm   Subject: NJ bus "crowd gates"
All:

I well remember growing up with buses equipped with the "unique to New Jersey" crowd gates.

I know these were once mandatory on NJ buses and, in decades past, were common equipmen ...
  Topic: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:05 pm   Subject: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
The other thing: The "old looks" were still yuuuuge in number compared to the "New Looks" on the block. So it was a matter of numbers as well as the not-so-positive initial react ...
  Topic: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:33 pm   Subject: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
W.B:

Good points....and you might be right.

I recall reading somewhere long ago that, in Dayton, Ohio, the brand-new New Looks were so startling to the public (early 1960's) that their windshiel ...
  Topic: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:30 am   Subject: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
All:

Just a thought:

I would love to see someone come out with a book dedicated SOLELY to buses operated 5th Avenue Coach, in a style similar to Guy E. Martin's book, which EACH type getting the ...
  Topic: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:41 pm   Subject: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
New York Omnibus 2629...

Regarding the Oliver Ogden book...

Note that #2500 has "blackout lights"

Also, #2543 (page 97) is credited as a Fifth Avenue Coach it is actually a MaBSTOA ...
  Topic: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:06 pm   Subject: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
A retired square-window Old Look patiently awaiting "snow duty", 1971; note retired MACKS in the background.......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1415

(courtesy: bus.nycsubway.org)
  Topic: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:56 pm   Subject: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
The MaBSTOA old looks were gone in the following order:

1965... GM TDH-4506 and TDH-4507
1966/1967... GM TDH- 4509; Mack C-49; GM TDH-4510 and TDH-5101 (ex-NYCTA)
1970... GM TDH-5106 and low numb ...
  Topic: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:41 pm   Subject: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
Two quick questions:

When were the last MABSTOA Old Looks retired?

Where they all scrapped or were any sold to another operator?

Thanks in advance.....

"NYO"
  Topic: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:46 pm   Subject: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
NYO - It was an easy ID. I grew up on 43rd St and Queens Blvd and walked past that spot numerous times.

Hart Bus:

It pays to live in the right neighborhood....... Wink

"NYO"
  Topic: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:33 pm   Subject: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
Undated view showing a 5th Avenue Coach MACK (#2499).......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1379

(courtesy: bus.nycsubway.org)

Picture taken at 48th Street and Queens Blvd/Roosevelt Ave E/ ...
  Topic: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:03 am   Subject: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
Some MABSTOA Old Looks.......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?787

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?788

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?791

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?792
...
  Topic: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:16 pm   Subject: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
MaBSTOA 15:

My error entirely; the photo I was SUPPOSED to be recalling was on page #99 in Ogden's book on 5th Avenue Coach; a "Queen Mary" is parked just behind #2500.

And, as usual, ...
  Topic: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:50 pm   Subject: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
All:

Ties to 5th Avenue Coach were quite evident in the 55 NY Omnibus YELLOW TD-4502's, which were ordered in 1941.

The "GO THE MOTOR COACH WAY" legend, so long associated with 5Th Ave ...
  Topic: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:50 am   Subject: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
Here is a photo showing YELLOW demonstrator #2500 in classic "5th Avenue Coach" livery; this bus is also seen in Oliver J. Ogden's book......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1378

(c ...
  Topic: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 58
Views: 1047

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:18 am   Subject: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
Here is a photo showing YELLOW demonstrator #2500 in classic "5th Avenue Coach" livery; this bus is also seen in Oliver J. Ogden's book......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1378

(c ...
 
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