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  Topic: New Staten Island Ferryboat to enter service/Ferry history
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:03 am   Subject: New Staten Island Ferryboat to enter service/Ferry history
.........it never ceases to amaze me that, today, there is not one historic NY Harbor ferry in preservation; all have long ago been scrapped or left to decay and rust on the dreary mud flats of the in ...
  Topic: The Cruise Ship Companies and the Virus......
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:31 pm   Subject: The Cruise Ship Companies and the Virus......
On a "sort of related" note.......

While sorting through my "archives" today, I came across an old children's book I bought at an antique shop years ago that I had misplaced qui ...
  Topic: Baseball buses (then and now)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:12 pm   Subject: Baseball buses (then and now)
......and, just a few years later...... Sad

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?4078

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  Topic: Baseball buses (then and now)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 132
Views: 6489

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:08 pm   Subject: Baseball buses (then and now)
There's no graffiti adorning these cars.....yet........

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?39040

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  Topic: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 284
Views: 58262

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:05 pm   Subject: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
#8108 snapped at Avenue U & 71st., 1972.

Blank offside sign box........

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?154677

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  Topic: Baseball buses (then and now)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 132
Views: 6489

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:57 pm   Subject: Baseball buses (then and now)
W.B.:

As much as you and I both loathed transit graffiti, these two (subway car) photos are right on topic......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?115819

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show ...
  Topic: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 284
Views: 58262

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:54 pm   Subject: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
Jay & Myrtle, 1972.

Note, here, unlike #8010 in a previous photo, #8074's offside roller curtain is correctly set...... Wink

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?154873

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  Topic: New Staten Island Ferryboat to enter service/Ferry history
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 54
Views: 1943

PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:18 am   Subject: New Staten Island Ferryboat to enter service/Ferry history
Here are two photo of R-16's on the BMT 4th Avenue line; both date to the late 1960's.

Note that, in one photo, the lead car displays the original BMT "2" route number, while, in the othe ...
  Topic: New Staten Island Ferryboat to enter service/Ferry history
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 54
Views: 1943

PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:01 am   Subject: New Staten Island Ferryboat to enter service/Ferry history
Though here we see a train of prewar IND cars on the "B" line (1969), this station is the BMT's 59th St. stop (4th Avenue line)

Had the SIRT/BMT connection been built, most likely, this s ...
  Topic: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 284
Views: 58262

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:22 pm   Subject: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
Washington Plaza, 1972.

Like the Fishbowls themselves, the trains of R-27/30's and prewar IND cars have long since disappeared from the everyday "Noo Yawk" transit scene (note that, at th ...
  Topic: New Staten Island Ferryboat to enter service/Ferry history
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 54
Views: 1943

PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:53 pm   Subject: New Staten Island Ferryboat to enter service/Ferry history
Here's another photo from 1981, taken at the same location as seen in the previous photo; note, here, that the bus is one of the "borrowed" WAMATA buses that were then filling in for the MTA ...
  Topic: New Staten Island Ferryboat to enter service/Ferry history
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 54
Views: 1943

PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:49 pm   Subject: New Staten Island Ferryboat to enter service/Ferry history
When the 69th St. Ferry shut down in late 1964, it also severed the only direct public transportation link between Staten Island and Brooklyn.

Later, NYCTA express buses began operating between Bro ...
  Topic: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 284
Views: 58262

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:42 pm   Subject: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
Shore Rd. & 4th Avenue, 1972......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?154936

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  Topic: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 284
Views: 58262

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:38 pm   Subject: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
Fresh Pond & 68th Avenue, 1971.

W.B.:

Note that #8010's offside roller curtain is not "in sync" (or not even properly centered) with the front curtain......

http://www.nycsubway ...
  Topic: New Staten Island Ferryboat to enter service/Ferry history
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 54
Views: 1943

PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2021 5:26 pm   Subject: New Staten Island Ferryboat to enter service/Ferry history
Here are two more views of the "test clearance" train on the SIRT, at Jefferson Avenue, back in 1970.......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1848

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show ...
 
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