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

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:03 am   Subject: Baseball buses (then and now)
.......FINALLY, the late, great, legendary Gil Hodges is on his way to Cooperstown (too bad he's not going by bus!) Wink

A LONG, LONG overdue honor for the great Gil Hodges (RIP).......

&quo ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2021 12:09 am   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
Too bad that FACCo, back in the day, did not roster of fleet of these handsome machines*.........

http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?156384

(courtesy: nycsubway.org)

*Note the MACK bringing u ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:49 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
From "WELCOME ABOARD THE GM NEW LOOK BUS" (McKane/Squier):

".........by 1959, DC TRANSIT boasted that it had the largest fleet of air-conditioned transit buses in the world; in 1959, ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:11 am   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
Also from "UNDER THE SIDEWALKS OF NEW YORK" (Cudahy):

".....a noble experiment-air conditioning-was tried on a train of R-17 cars in 1956. It failed. As a result, the TA began to fee ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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Views: 101113

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:48 am   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
W.B.:

Great info; thanks for sharing here.

Interesting, when you think it was not until many years later, that the entire MTA subway fleet was equipped with a/c; the H&M had the distinction ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 12:19 am   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
Gun Hill Road, 1973......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?57233

(courtesy: nycsubway.org)
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 12:17 am   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
5th Avenue & 94th St. (Brooklyn), 1981.......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?154434

(courtesy: nycsubway.org)
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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Views: 101113

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 12:01 am   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
Regarding the upgrading of "Tee-Yay" and MABSTOA fleets with a/c buses......

What was the "deciding" factor regarding the purchasing of a/c buses as they became available?

Di ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:13 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
I recall there was a proposal for a Queens Culture Loop route but never got underway, the existing Culture Loops had been discontinued by then.

Thanks for sharing this information; I was not aware ...
  Topic: Memories Of The "Friendly Skies"
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:17 am   Subject: Memories Of The "Friendly Skies"
On this date in 1991, PAN AM flew its last flight, after 64 years of a rich, dynamic, and colorful history.

The last scheduled flight was flown by a 727, between Barbados and Miami; interestingly, ...
  Topic: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 2:10 am   Subject: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
Just wanted to share this interesting bit of historical trivia from London.....

On 15th February, 1952 (the day of King George VI's funeral), at 2PM, a national two-minutes silence was decreed.

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  Topic: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade/signs en Espanol, etc.
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:51 am   Subject: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade/signs en Espanol, etc.
Agreed on that score . . .

....this was the same feeling I felt earlier, when, in my area, the last Old Looks vanished forever, and, also, years earlier, when the last MACKS, WHITES, and ACF-BRILLS ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:42 am   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
Were there any "Tee-Yay" or MaBSTOA buses that remained at the depots they were originally assigned to until they were retired?
Maybe a few here and there, but it's really hard to say. Esp ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:54 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
W.B.:

As always, appreciate your always interesting input.

I had been guessing that the "Culture Loops" disappeared sometime during the 1980's.

You've also mentioned "shuffling ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 4:25 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
MaBSTOA 15:

I have seen (and posted) this classic photo several times in this (and other topics) but did not know the "backstory" on the rollsign on this bus; also, did not know that this ...
 
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