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  Topic: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:22 am   Subject: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
The 15 x 5x7 dot-matrix electronic destination signs were for me the saving grace of the 870's; an early system made by Gulton's Luminator division. The characters were the same as seen on the screen ...
  Topic: The "Other" New Look
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 87
Views: 792

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:15 am   Subject: The "Other" New Look
Let us now cast our eye upon the 1964 and 1965 Flx's ordered for the "Tee-Yay," now shall we? (All images courtesy bus.nycsubway.org)

#5001 at Flatbush and Nostrand Avenues, 1973 . . . ...
  Topic: The "Other" New Look
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 87
Views: 792

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:45 pm   Subject: The "Other" New Look
New Look (GM) #8325, patiently awaiting passengers at Grand Concourse & Fordham Rd., circa 1970.

Again, note the large, easy-to-decipher lettering on the roller curtain; also of note, the old & ...
  Topic: The "Other" New Look
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 87
Views: 792

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:28 am   Subject: The "Other" New Look
"EVERY INCH A CLASSIC" (#7352 on the M14).......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2479

(courtesy: bus.nycsubway.org)
Must've been taken in earlier 1974 . . . front roll signs from l ...
  Topic: The "Other" New Look
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 87
Views: 792

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:27 am   Subject: The "Other" New Look
This one's a real gem; though Flex #7326 was, of course, the subject of the photographer, the CAREY PD-4104 made this wonderful 1974 photo (snapped at 37th & 2nd Ave.) a real classic...... Wink ...
  Topic: The "Other" New Look
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 87
Views: 792

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:15 am   Subject: The "Other" New Look
Also, of those last two pics in my post of those three shots - can anyone say with certainty where those were taken? I'm wagering around Harlem . . .
  Topic: The "Other" New Look
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 87
Views: 792

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:13 am   Subject: The "Other" New Look
Again, regarding Mr. Ogden's FACCo. book; there is (as we know) ONE lone GM New Look photo, and NOTHING at all showing this Flxible demo unit.

As I have said earlier, it was almost as though the au ...
  Topic: The "Other" New Look
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 87
Views: 792

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:29 am   Subject: The "Other" New Look
It would also appear that this pic would have shown #100 on the #10 route; this appears to have been taken at 110th Street/Cathedral Parkway/Central Park North along Frederick Douglass Circle.
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  Topic: The "Other" New Look
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 87
Views: 792

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:14 am   Subject: The "Other" New Look
Round 2 was in 1963 when the TA took on another Flx demo bus, #200, painted blue and running on key routes of theirs such as M-3 - 49th-50th Streets Crosstown and Q44 - Main Street. (This bus later w ...
  Topic: The "Other" New Look
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 87
Views: 792

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:59 am   Subject: The "Other" New Look
The saga of Flxible's "New Look" equivalents in New York started in 1961 when Fifth Avenue Coach Lines took on a demonstration bus, 100, that traversed a few bus routes including the 4 - Fif ...
  Topic: The "Other" New Look
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 87
Views: 792

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:21 am   Subject: The "Other" New Look
Here's a few more vintage MABSTOA scenes.....

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3244

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3245

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3246

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

Replies: 167
Views: 4587

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 3:48 am   Subject: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
Broadway & 34th, 1981.

Timeless........

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?763

(courtesy: bus.nycsubway.org)
Ah, one of the T8W-204's with TransDot electronic destination signs. No doub ...
  Topic: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 167
Views: 4587

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 3:44 am   Subject: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
.....hard to believe, that, as I type these words, there is not one RTS in operation anywhere in New York City.

Though I certainly regret never riding an MTA RTS (except for the second-hand coaches ...
  Topic: Kramden's Time Travel!"/Batman goes the MABSTOA way....
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 38
Views: 1227

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 6:44 pm   Subject: Kramden's Time Travel!"/Batman goes the MABSTOA way....
Route 100, Broadway-Kingsbridge was assigned to the Amsterdam Depot (in 1970).

The northern terminal was Riverdale Ave. and 242nd St., the Bronx.
The southern terminal was Third Avenue and 125th ...
  Topic: Kramden's Time Travel!"/Batman goes the MABSTOA way....
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 38
Views: 1227

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 6:38 pm   Subject: Kramden's Time Travel!"/Batman goes the MABSTOA way....
Compare this photo with the previous photo of #5367 from the film "Barefoot in the Park" posted earlier in this thread by NY Omnibus.

Notice the destination signs and ad in the front of t ...
 
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