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  Topic: How to "fan" today's NYC subway ?
Q65A

Replies: 115
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PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 12:26 pm   Subject: How to "fan" today's NYC subway ?
Just like I love all NYC buses, I love all NYC subway cars, but I have some personal favorite classes:
1. R1-9's: These were the very first subway cars I rode as a little kid, mostly on the GG. Their ...
  Topic: BYD Electric Artic
Q65A

Replies: 1
Views: 147

PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 7:19 pm   Subject: BYD Electric Artic
But it looks just like an XD60:
http://www.metro-magazine.com/sustainability/news/722308/byd-avta-unveil-first-60-ft-articulated-battery-electric-bus?utm_campaign=Express-Thursday-NEW-20170504&u ...
  Topic: How to "fan" today's NYC subway ?
Q65A

Replies: 115
Views: 1785

PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 9:39 pm   Subject: How to "fan" today's NYC subway ?
Each year, Peter Dougherty puts out a new edition of his book titled Tracks of the New York Subway
IMHO it is an outstanding book that details the behind-the-scenes complexities of the subway system ...
  Topic: Juice Pilot Buses Coming to GA & MJQ
Q65A

Replies: 0
Views: 122

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:33 pm   Subject: Juice Pilot Buses Coming to GA & MJQ
http://www.metro-magazine.com/bus/news/722207/n-y-mta-to-pilot-electric-bus-program-in-december-2017?utm_campaign=Express-Thursday-NEW-20170427&utm_source=Email&utm_medium=Enewsletter&omid ...
  Topic: Routemaster: London's Beloved Icon
Q65A

Replies: 45
Views: 1631

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:47 pm   Subject: Routemaster: London's Beloved Icon
Much like dogs and big trucks, there truly are many different "breeds" of buses. The half-cab concept never really caught on in the US. For some vocational trucks, half cabs were somewhat po ...
  Topic: Routemaster: London's Beloved Icon
Q65A

Replies: 45
Views: 1631

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:45 pm   Subject: Routemaster: London's Beloved Icon
Much like dogs and big trucks, there truly are many different "breeds" of buses. The half-cab concept never really caught on in the US.
  Topic: A Brief History of Triple Decker Buses
Q65A

Replies: 2
Views: 174

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:42 pm   Subject: A Brief History of Triple Decker Buses
Now I truly have seen everything Shocked
  Topic: Motorcoach Sales Remain Strong
Q65A

Replies: 0
Views: 103

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:48 pm   Subject: Motorcoach Sales Remain Strong
From Metro Magazine:
http://www.metro-magazine.com/motorcoach/news/722105/aba-foundation-report-finds-motorcoach-sales-remain-steady?utm_campaign=Express-Monday-20170424&utm_source=Email&utm_ ...
  Topic: Routemaster: London's Beloved Icon
Q65A

Replies: 45
Views: 1631

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:45 pm   Subject: Routemaster: London's Beloved Icon
Reggie and Larry are excellent characters for teaching kids about the important roles played by buses and other public service vehicles.
In the US, the little kids know about Thomas The Tank Engine, ...
  Topic: View From the Operator's Seat (Van Hool Editions)
Q65A

Replies: 1
Views: 122

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:37 am   Subject: View From the Operator's Seat (Van Hool Editions)
Last but not least, the following link takes you to no less than 8 driver's guides issued for CX, TD and TX model Van Hool coaches.
The TD guides are particularly interesting as they cover double de ...
  Topic: View From the Operator's Seat (MCI Edition)
Q65A

Replies: 0
Views: 103

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:33 am   Subject: View From the Operator's Seat (MCI Edition)
And now the view from the helm of a modern MCI D cruiser
http://3dparts.mcicoach.com/DownloadFile.aspx?ManualId=132
  Topic: View From the Operator's Seat (Prevost Edition)
Q65A

Replies: 0
Views: 114

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:31 am   Subject: View From the Operator's Seat (Prevost Edition)
Here's what it looks like from the operator's seat in a 2017 Prevost:
https://www.prevostcar.com/sites/default/files/4072-3_prevost_drivers_guide_2017_web.pdf
  Topic: Prevost X3-45 Commuter Brochure
Q65A

Replies: 1
Views: 143

PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:28 am   Subject: Prevost X3-45 Commuter Brochure
The X3-45 is quite a nice-looking cruiser, isn't it?
https://www.prevostcar.com/sites/default/files/attachments/x3-45_commuter_brochure_2014.pdf
  Topic: View From The Operator's Seat
Q65A

Replies: 7
Views: 414

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:11 am   Subject: View From The Operator's Seat
That is very true, traildriver!
The eastbound Q65A makes a right turn at Jewel and Parsons, and I remember watching those QTC operators crank that large tan plastic wheel many turns to curb their bu ...
  Topic: Tracy Towers Are Falling Down
Q65A

Replies: 0
Views: 116

PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:03 pm   Subject: Tracy Towers Are Falling Down
The A Division Mosholu Yard (home to the 4 train, which serves Yankee Stadium and the Lexington Ave. line) lies directly beneath tall apartment buildings called "Tracy Towers, landmarks on the sk ...
 
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