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  Topic: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 31
Views: 176

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:52 am   Subject: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
Ft. Washington & 193rd, 1983....who amongst us here, at the time, ever thought of such a scene, one day in the future, being fondly (and nostalgically) recalled......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/p ...
  Topic: The "Misfit" Postwar Twins
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 48
Views: 620

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:52 pm   Subject: The "Misfit" Postwar Twins
For (windshield) comparison only......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1544

(courtesy: bus.nycsubway.org)
Also begs the question as to whether the front windshield of GM's "New Looks&qu ...
  Topic: The "Misfit" Postwar Twins
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 48
Views: 620

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:31 pm   Subject: The "Misfit" Postwar Twins
It does beg the question of why none of the BoT Twins made the rounds in Manhattan, or Staten Island (judging from the prior post of their operating in Queens as well) . . .

But didn't Surface Tra ...
  Topic: NYCTA/MTA fareboxes
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 61
Views: 1076

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:24 pm   Subject: NYCTA/MTA fareboxes
In the last years of Fifth Avenue Coach Lines operation of the bulk of Manhattan bus routes, they had Grant Electrofarer fare boxes installed on their buses. What I can't say is whether they were rep ...
  Topic: February 24, 1938
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 1
Views: 81

PostForum: Today in New York City Transit History   Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:59 pm   Subject: February 24, 1938
Hugh J. Sheeran, president of New York City Omnibus Corporation and its subsidiaries Madison Avenue Coach Company, Inc. and Eighth Avenue Coach Corporation, and before that the head of New York Railwa ...
  Topic: Query on Fifth Ave. Coach Route Maps/Service Changes
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 2
Views: 376

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:17 am   Subject: Query on Fifth Ave. Coach Route Maps/Service Changes
And had a 1961 updated map been issued by FACL (with a colorized pic of air-conditioned #4 of the initial New Look order), the NYCO Division section would have started with:

1 - PARK AVENUE SOUTH A ...
  Topic: Will Success Spoil...
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 2
Views: 246

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:53 am   Subject: Will Success Spoil...
Obviously it was before those C-50DT's were reassigned by Fifth Avenue Coach Lines to their recently-acquired Surface Transit subsidiary . . .
  Topic: GM "New Look" Dimensions
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 1
Views: 234

PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:18 am   Subject: GM "New Look" Dimensions
I presume for the 102" wide ones, the "overall width" would've been 101.76, and 85.24" / 76.50" for track width?

And shouldn't the designation for this be S8H/S8M-5304A?
  Topic: February 19, 1984 [Delayed Post]
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 0
Views: 87

PostForum: Today in New York City Transit History   Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:15 pm   Subject: February 19, 1984 [Delayed Post]
In one of the biggest shuffles in route numbering since the 1974 changes to several Manhattan and some Bronx routes, several Bronx routes are overhauled thus (old numbers in italics, new numbers in bo ...
  Topic: "AMERICA WITHOUT GREYHOUND"
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 9
Views: 313

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:02 pm   Subject: "AMERICA WITHOUT GREYHOUND"
Interesting that the article mentioned that there are plenty of advocates for Amtrak but almost none for intercity bus travel. Wonder if the bitter aftertaste left over from the so-called "stree ...
  Topic: What we need on New York's bus history
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 18
Views: 1448

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:33 pm   Subject: What we need on New York's bus history
There is now on eBay a few slides for sale from 'VintageVault75' that belong in a book on Fifth Avenue Coach Lines' last years, all New Looks:
- A/C #10, clearly marked 'Fifth Avenue Coach Lines Inc. ...
  Topic: New BoT/NYCTA buses for Staten Island
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 8
Views: 432

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:29 pm   Subject: Re: New BoT/NYCTA buses for Staten Island
Quite awhile ago, I remember someone saying that Staten Island "was where the TA sent their old buses to die".
MaBSTOA had something similar - only The Bronx was where they sent their old b ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA & NYCTA Bus Route Assignments in Manhattan, 1976
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 9
Views: 449

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:13 am   Subject: MaBSTOA & NYCTA Bus Route Assignments in Manhattan, 1976
And the last:
  Topic: MaBSTOA & NYCTA Bus Route Assignments in Manhattan, 1976
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 9
Views: 449

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:06 am   Subject: MaBSTOA & NYCTA Bus Route Assignments in Manhattan, 1976
Parts 3 and 4:
  Topic: MaBSTOA & NYCTA Bus Route Assignments in Manhattan, 1976
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 9
Views: 449

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:59 am   Subject: MaBSTOA & NYCTA Bus Route Assignments in Manhattan, 1976
The first two parts are below:
 
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