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  Topic: What we need on New York's bus history
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 13
Views: 196

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:17 pm   Subject: What we need on New York's bus history
I agree with your comments on the need for books dedicated to Fifth Avenue Coach, MaBSTOA, etc.

Unfortunately, the lack of books gives me more reason to guard and love my New York related issues of ...
  Topic: December, 1980
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 9
Views: 58

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:14 pm   Subject: December, 1980
Well, the 1974, 1975 and 1977 53102-6-1's of Flxibles would still have been king of the 'hood back then (plus, presumably, the five 53102-8-1's from the 1977 bunch); as well as the old standby TDH-530 ...
  Topic: FIFTH AVENUE'S NONE GM BUSES
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 7
Views: 53

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:04 pm   Subject: FIFTH AVENUE'S NONE GM BUSES
And there was the non-GM demo bus, built by Flxible (early model F2D6V-401-1), numbered 100 and operating along a handful of FACO and NYCO Division routes of Fifth Avenue Coach Lines in 1961. Seen he ...
  Topic: What we need on New York's bus history
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 13
Views: 196

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:17 am   Subject: What we need on New York's bus history
You'll not get any argument from me there, specially given what I saw recently at the Transit Museum Store at Grand Central - a book on BoT and NYCTA buses of the Old Look era (both GM's and Macks). ...
  Topic: November 8, 1951
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 0
Views: 48

PostForum: Today in New York City Transit History   Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:45 am   Subject: November 8, 1951
The state Public Service Commission gives the green light to New York City Omnibus Corporation to merge with its two subsidiaries, Madison Avenue Coach Company, Inc. (heretofore operator of the 1 and ...
  Topic: November 5, 1954
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 0
Views: 37

PostForum: Today in New York City Transit History   Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:38 pm   Subject: November 5, 1954
The New York City Omnibus Corporation completes its acquisition of Fifth Avenue Coach Company for $2,240,000, which stockholders had approved the day before. This was the culmination of a chain of ev ...
  Topic: Query on Fifth Ave. Coach Route Maps/Service Changes
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 1
Views: 92

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:26 am   Subject: Query on Fifth Ave. Coach Route Maps/Service Changes
And here they are. First, straight listings:
http://www.non-linearproductions.com/underground/faco-div-v1.jpg
http://www.non-linearproductions.com/underground/nyco-div-v1.jpg

And then, after the ...
  Topic: Query on Fifth Ave. Coach Route Maps/Service Changes
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 1
Views: 92

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:20 am   Subject: Query on Fifth Ave. Coach Route Maps/Service Changes
Everyone knows April 15, 1957 as the day on which Surface Transit's route M-105 - Tenth Avenue line, after years of being "jerked around" (moved to Eleventh and West End Avenues in 1948, tru ...
  Topic: November 1, 1960 [Delayed Post]
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 0
Views: 42

PostForum: Today in New York City Transit History   Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:02 am   Subject: November 1, 1960 [Delayed Post]
The last new buses ordered for service on routes operated by Fifth Avenue Coach Lines and Surface Transit have their grand debut at a ceremony held outside the Bronx County Building, at which FACL's g ...
  Topic: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 85
Views: 1131

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:45 am   Subject: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
This 1972 photo shows clearly how much we took for granted, and just how much things have changed over the decades.

Note only have the New Looks themselves vanished, but also, the long-established ...
  Topic: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 85
Views: 1131

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:24 am   Subject: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
Hillside Avenue & 255th St., 1978.

This late 70's photo is dated not only by the New Look, but also, the large billboard ad for cigarettes.......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3550

( ...
  Topic: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 85
Views: 1131

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:52 am   Subject: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1458 * I am VERY fortunate to have one of those classic Fishbowl "BUS STOP" signs in my collection today; the "MAYS" placard on the dash of #4109 ...
  Topic: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 85
Views: 1131

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:49 am   Subject: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
7th Avenue & 47, 1972.

Again, a feast for the eye of vintage sign enthusiasts....... Wink

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2586

(courtesy: bus.nycsubway.org)

* Notice the Fishbowl ...
  Topic: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 85
Views: 1131

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:37 pm   Subject: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
8th Ave. & 31st., 1973.......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?896

(courtesy: bus.nycsubway.org)

*Check out the wonderful array of vintage signage in the background; one is hard pressed ...
  Topic: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 85
Views: 1131

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:06 am   Subject: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
42nd & Broadway, 1981.

The WAMATA Fishbowl on the left is still wearing its 1960's DC TRANSIT paint (is that a "Hound" approaching in the distance??)

The Checker Marathon further d ...
 
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