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  Topic: Question on Fifth/Madison '2' Routes, 1966-1969
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 4
Views: 535

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:18 pm   Subject: Question on Fifth/Madison '2' Routes, 1966-1969
I finally managed to go to the Transit Museum today to unravel all this. They have vintage dispatchers' maps for all five boroughs' bus routes. For Manhattan, they have one from April 1968 - 11 mont ...
  Topic: September 2, 1963
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 0
Views: 113

PostForum: Today in New York City Transit History   Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:46 am   Subject: September 2, 1963
After 58 years of first coaches and then motor buses going through Washington Square Arch and inside the park, a total ban on all bus traffic through Washington Square Park takes effect starting this ...
  Topic: New Look transmissions
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 3
Views: 193

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:49 pm   Subject: New Look transmissions
The 1959-67 GM 'New Looks' ordered for the TA, Fifth Avenue Coach/Surface Transit and MaBSTOA went by the 'TDH-' prefix, while 1968-73 buses ordered for TA and MaBSTOA by MTA had a 'T6H-' prefix. 'H' ...
  Topic: Historical Buses of NYC: Gen 2 Fishbowls I
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 14
Views: 3327

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:40 pm   Subject: Re: When brand new!
Parked outside the 54th Street Depot, number 5523, showing route 1 Madison Ave. via 135th St., a TDH-5303, with billboard signs installed at the factory minus the side ad racks and the agency logo on ...
  Topic: August 22, 1955
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 0
Views: 113

PostForum: Today in New York City Transit History   Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:08 am   Subject: August 22, 1955
Jackie Gleason, Audrey Meadows, Art Carney and Joyce Randolph - in costume as Ralph and Alice Kramden and Ed and Trixie Norton, respectively - pose inside and around New York City Omnibus #2969 (GM TD ...
  Topic: Canadian New Look GMC's in New York
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 70
Views: 2351

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:32 am   Subject: Canadian New Look GMC's in New York
Note the New Look to the rear in this 1972 view; no GM trapezoid on the dash, nor an advertising mounting........

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2576

(courtesy: bus.nycsubway.org)

That's ...
  Topic: Canadian New Look GMC's in New York
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 70
Views: 2351

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:37 pm   Subject: Canadian New Look GMC's in New York
These days, both here and abroad, modern buses (and light rail units) are looking more and more like shoe boxes and/or giant mutated caterpillars/eels than buses. Shocked
I was gonna have made the c ...
  Topic: July 17, 1960
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 0
Views: 239

PostForum: Today in New York City Transit History   Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:14 pm   Subject: July 17, 1960
Because of the one-way conversions of Third Avenue, north of 24th Street, to northbound, and Lexington Avenue to southbound, several bus route changes take effect:
- The Fifth Avenue Coach Lines - Om ...
  Topic: Destination photos needed!
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 16
Views: 1413

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:09 pm   Subject: Destination photos needed!
As I've said, some of these old-style front signs turned up on Flxible F2D6V-401-1's. Like here in this 1972 pic (from nycsubway.org) . . .
http://nycsubway.org.s3.amazonaws.com/images/bus/i1000/im ...
  Topic: Queen Marys for Sale
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 1
Views: 267

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:01 pm   Subject: Queen Marys for Sale
They must've gotten some sales before the city pulled the rug out from under 'em almost a year later - no?
  Topic: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 66
Views: 3202

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:27 pm   Subject: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, then and now
Here's another example of PR Day Parade rerouting from June 4, 1972 . . . the (M)5 traveling along Broadway between 44th and 45th . . .
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8195/28503810283_58d9ee08cf_b.jp ...
  Topic: Destination photos needed!
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 16
Views: 1413

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:24 pm   Subject: Destination photos needed!
And here are some other pics showing "original" signs from the first Fishbowls, some transferred to later models (even some Flxibles) :

http://gallery.bustalk.info/albums/userpics/12577/1 ...
  Topic: "Go The Motor Coach Way": FACC musings
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 58
Views: 24026

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:20 pm   Subject: "Go The Motor Coach Way": FACC musings
A question for the Fifth Ave. Coach historians on this board:

In the various NYC bus books that have been published in recent years, there are numerous photographs of FACCo buses in the Washington ...
  Topic: NYCO on 6th Avenue
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 4
Views: 1189

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:33 pm   Subject: NYCO on 6th Avenue
I.I.N.M., the conversion in 1957 was only north of Herald Square. As well, Broadway between Herald Square and Columbus Circle was converted to one-way southbound that same day, ditto for the rest of ...
  Topic: Is this London??
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 1
Views: 226

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:44 pm   Subject: Is this London??
Le'me guess . . . 41st and 8th, looking east? And evidently before 1954.
 
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