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  Topic: Two on FACC.........
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 29
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:21 am   Subject: Two on FACC.........
Pic 850 with OA 3318, shows how 132nd Street was one of the original depot assignments for these first buses ordered for MaBSTOA in 1963 . . . though the sign for the 4 route was a few months afterwar ...
  Topic: Two on FACC.........
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 29
Views: 286

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:48 pm   Subject: Two on FACC.........
I figured there was a financial enticement behind FACCo's expansion into Queens, not just with the 15 - Jackson Heights but also the 16 - Elmhurst Crosstown line, that the reasons weren't altruistic o ...
  Topic: Two on FACC.........
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 29
Views: 286

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:28 pm   Subject: Two on FACC.........
The post before the one before this were from among the first group of buses (3301-3555) ordered in 1963 for the then-new MaBSTOA - 132nd and Amsterdam depots had buses allotted for Manhattan routes, ...
  Topic: Two on FACC.........
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 29
Views: 286

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:12 pm   Subject: Two on FACC.........
I am with ya' on the in-depth look on the FACL (and ST) New Looks that wasn't. Namely, which were the main depot assignments. I know quite a few were at 132nd Street (namely A/C #4, 3104 and 3135) w ...
  Topic: NYCTA BUS ASSIGNMENTS
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 8
Views: 295

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:46 pm   Subject: NYCTA BUS ASSIGNMENTS
Although signed for route 44, West Farms Square Bronx (and a sub sign that says "World's Fair") this Flxible "New Look" worked in Manhattan as a demo. So far I have only seen it si ...
  Topic: Two on FACC.........
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 29
Views: 286

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:42 pm   Subject: Two on FACC.........
IMHO, Mr. Ogden's book on the FACCo (though lavishly illustrated), should have had at least a short chapter on the demise of the Company, as well as its routes in the post Company years.

I also wis ...
  Topic: Two on FACC.........
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 29
Views: 286

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:33 pm   Subject: Two on FACC.........
Personally, I never thought the day would come when the fancy "MABSTOA" script emblazoned on the buses would disappear; I really miss that era of "individuality" among New York's b ...
  Topic: Two on FACC.........
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 29
Views: 286

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:27 pm   Subject: Two on FACC.........
This is just what I wanted to know....thanks! Wink

Even though the "Queen Mary" buses eliminated the need for conductors, there were still other factors that made the new single-deck b ...
  Topic: Two on FACC.........
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 29
Views: 286

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:47 pm   Subject: Re: Two on FACC.........
Fellows:

Just two inquiries:

1: Had WW2 not intervened, do you think that FACCo would have replaced their double-deck fleet with new single-deck Yellows by the mid-1940's, or possibly earlier?
...
  Topic: NYCTA BUS ASSIGNMENTS
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 8
Views: 295

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:01 pm   Subject: NYCTA BUS ASSIGNMENTS
Of the buses at the Manhattan ('MAN') depot, which ones - the 38 within the 5301 bunch, or among the 149 5303's - would have been more likely used on the M-13 Journal Building shuttle bus in the last ...
  Topic: East New York Depot and Shop
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 6
Views: 183

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:32 am   Subject: East New York Depot and Shop
From my understanding, construction began in 1947 (replacing an old trolley car barn which had been on that block) and opened Dec. 17, 1950.
  Topic: August 27, 1956
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 0
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PostForum: Today in New York City Transit History   Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:12 pm   Subject: August 27, 1956
Fifth Avenue Coach Lines, Inc. begins test service on an experimental air-conditioned bus with air suspension, numbered 3200. The bus, a 40-foot-long, 102-inch wide demonstration bus of GMC model TDH ...
  Topic: August 26, 1940
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 0
Views: 107

PostForum: Today in New York City Transit History   Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:21 pm   Subject: August 26, 1940
Service on bus routes that had been operated by Triangle Bus Corporation, and had been idle since July 17 when Triangle drivers and mechanics went out on strike against the company, is resumed under t ...
  Topic: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 70
Views: 2595

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:45 am   Subject: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
The first 'dual order' for GM of TA and OA buses since 1963 when OA 3301-3555 and TA 3601-3950 were built; and the second altogether (after the 1965 GM buses for OA and Flxible buses for TA) to have t ...
  Topic: What's going on with The Hound?
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 402
Views: 7592

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:46 pm   Subject: What's going on with The Hound?
Just thought I'd include these early 80's "cameos".....ahhhh, the great variety that still abounded, back in the day...... Wink

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