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  Topic: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 89
Views: 890

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:13 pm   Subject: "Giant Insects" vs "Shoe Boxes"
I was going to have said that many "modern" buses (non-"Artics") looked more like huge milk cartons. Having been through the school system myself and speaking from something resem ...
  Topic: Remember the 77 WABC bus placards?
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 72
Views: 9346

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:35 pm   Subject: Remember the 77 WABC bus placards?
8th St. and 4th Ave., 1973........

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1974

(courtesy: bus.nycsubway.org)
Two things about this:
- The side roll sign indicating "2 MADISON AVE VIA 116 ST.& ...
  Topic: 'VINTAGE NEW YORK CITY'
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 2261
Views: 1136264

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:18 pm   Subject: Re: 'VINTAGE NEW YORK CITY'

Pictured, circa mid sixties, is the intersection of 3rd. Avenue and 42nd. Street showing an early non-air conditioned 5300 GM New Look flagged for the Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating A ...
  Topic: NYCT/MABSTOA GM BUS ROSTER (Long Post)
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 7
Views: 9488

PostForum: New York City Bus Rosters   Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:11 pm   Subject: NYCT/MABSTOA GM BUS ROSTER (Long Post)
Now, when MaBSTOA 3301-3555 (serial #'s 0480-0734) first arrived, they were initially assigned out of four depots: Kingsbridge and West Farms in the Bronx, and Amsterdam and 132nd Street in Manhattan ...
  Topic: The evolution of #2500
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 9
Views: 1862

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:58 pm   Subject: The evolution of #2500
Anyone sure further mods weren't done by GM between the 1962 strike that ended FACL's (and Surface Transit's) operations of Manhattan and Bronx bus routes, and 2500's being spirited away to Westcheste ...
  Topic: Before GPS Scheduling
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 1
Views: 91

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:30 am   Subject: Before GPS Scheduling
That reminds me: When did two- or three-letter codes for depots (such as FLA or FLU or OTS or KB) start showing up on the sides of fareboxes next to their numbers - 1972 or thereabouts? May explain ...
  Topic: Historical Buses of NYC: Gen 2 Fishbowls I
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 22
Views: 8445

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:21 am   Subject: Re: Historical Buses of NYC: Gen 2 Fishbowls I
MaBSTOA 3301-3555 were acquired in June 1963 (contract MB-14-OA), and were assigned to West Farms and Kingsbridge Depots, where they helped to replace aging ex-ST Mack C-45DTs and C-47DTs and vetera ...
  Topic: Destination photos needed!
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 17
Views: 5618

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:46 am   Subject: Destination photos needed!
The first two views are from MaBSTOA and the last is from NYCTA.

The MaBSTOA buses are TDH-5303s and the NYCTA is a TDH-5301. I know that the first TA New Looks did have this type of destination si ...
  Topic: The evolution of #2500
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 9
Views: 1862

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:10 pm   Subject: The evolution of #2500
http://www.bustalk.info/forum/files/2500_c_153.jpg
For anyone wondering what the 22 route shown on the front left roll sign was - it was a very short-lived FACCo route (inaugurated Dec. 1, 1940) that ...
  Topic: 'VINTAGE NEW YORK CITY'
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 2261
Views: 1136264

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:47 am   Subject: 'VINTAGE NEW YORK CITY'
ECA,

I did see the movie and it was no thriller!

Mr. Borgnine, who is still very much alive at the age of 95 and who was a good deal thinner than in his later 'McHale's Navy' days, is not smokin ...
  Topic: Historical Buses of New York: 40-Foot GM Old Looks (Part 1)
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 15
Views: 14780

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:20 am   Subject: Historical Buses of New York: 40-Foot GM Old Looks (Part 1)
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa193/MISTERLINSKY/GMFACCO43FOOT5401-1.jpg
Route 22 was a very short-lived FACCo bus line that emanated along Fifth and Eighth Avenues via Riverside Drive. It was ...
  Topic: 'VINTAGE NEW YORK CITY'
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 2261
Views: 1136264

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:57 pm   Subject: 'VINTAGE NEW YORK CITY'
The map below is a copy of one published in 1943 by Third Avenue transit for its Bronx lines. Note that even the trolley lines are identified by the route numbers for the buses that would replace the ...
  Topic: June 15, 1960
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 0
Views: 130

PostForum: Today in New York City Transit History   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:00 am   Subject: June 15, 1960
John E. McCarthy, the president of Fifth Avenue Coach Lines, Inc., Surface Transit, Inc., Westchester Street Transportation Company, Inc., and several other bus and bus-related companies, dies followi ...
  Topic: NYCTA Roster
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 6
Views: 948

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:55 pm   Subject: NYCTA Roster
Also . . . at what point, according to the August 1969 Motor Coach Age article on the TA's bus operations, would M-13 First Avenue and M-15 Second Avenue have been consolidated into M-15 First and Sec ...
  Topic: Question on Fifth/Madison '2' Routes, 1966-1969
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 6
Views: 2072

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:29 pm   Subject: Question on Fifth/Madison '2' Routes, 1966-1969
Checking in Google Books through snippets of Vols. 1 - 3 (1962-66) of MaBSTOA proceedings "Relating to Matters Other Than Operation and Control," it appears that with the Fifth and Madison o ...
 
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