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  Topic: MaBSTOA Roster (9/62)
W.B. Fishbowl

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Views: 10849

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:20 pm   Subject: Re: MaBSTOA Roster (9/62)
I found this info on my computer this afternoon. I don't recall where I got it, but it describes depot assignments for MaBSTOA in September 1962 (the year that agency was formed):

132 St - 4507 ( ...
  Topic: Question on Post-1962 History of Some MaBSTOA Routes
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 0
Views: 25

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:21 am   Subject: Question on Post-1962 History of Some MaBSTOA Routes
On other sites, 'X-Astorian' put up a list of Fifth Avenue Coach routes from 1 to 20 as published in the July-August 1971 issue of Motor Coach Age. As 'MaBSTOA 15' has in the past uploaded pages from ...
  Topic: Historical Buses of NYC: Gen 2 Fishbowls I
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 21
Views: 6889

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:06 pm   Subject: Historical Buses of NYC: Gen 2 Fishbowls I
I think NYCTA/MABSTOA started using the 4-piece rear windoiw combo with the third order of TDH-5303s, OA's 6401-6900. I think all of the older TA/OA 5303s were delivered with the 3-piece rear window ...
  Topic: Historical Buses of NYC: Gen 2 Fishbowls I
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 21
Views: 6889

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:14 pm   Subject: Re: MaBSTOA New Looks in Washington Square
I found these photos showing the FACCo model A in company of MaBSTOA's first group of New Looks. What gives them away is the lack of paint on the lower panel and lack of rubber fenders around the tire ...
  Topic: March 28 - 29, 1962
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 0
Views: 114

PostForum: Today in New York City Transit History   Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:41 pm   Subject: March 28 - 29, 1962
Within these two days, service on six of the eight remaining routes of the old Fifth Avenue Coach Company (and successor FACO Division of Fifth Avenue Coach Lines, Inc.) is gradually resumed under MaB ...
  Topic: 'VINTAGE NEW YORK CITY'
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 2243
Views: 1089713

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:20 pm   Subject: Re: In regards to NYCO routes 21 and 22...
Route 21, Houston-Avenue C and route 22, Pitt and Ridge Street were acquired by New York City Omnibus on August 26, 1940.

Both of these routes were originally owned and operated by Triangle Bus Cor ...
  Topic: Staten Island Express Buses, then and now
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 23
Views: 923

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:07 pm   Subject: Staten Island Express Buses, then and now
To the question at hand: I do know that the R8X (later X8 ) Staten Island-Brooklyn express route - the first such route of its kind - was begun in 1965. (The R9X, later X9, SI-Manhattan express foll ...
  Topic: March 10, 1957
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 0
Views: 204

PostForum: Today in New York City Transit History   Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:15 am   Subject: March 10, 1957
Another series of one-way avenue conversions takes effect on this date, with Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue) converted to one-way northbound between Herald Square and Central Park South (59th St ...
  Topic: NYCTA & MABSTOA Flxible Bus Roster (Long Post)
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 4
Views: 1798

PostForum: New York City Bus Rosters   Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:06 pm   Subject: NYCTA & MABSTOA Flxible Bus Roster (Long Post)
Triboro Coach received their first Flxibles in 1964 followed by NYCTA. Avenue B and East Broadway got theirs in 1965.

However, prior to these, two Flxible New Looks rolled on the streets of Manhat ...
  Topic: New York City and Herald Square
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 4
Views: 300

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:29 am   Subject: New York City and Herald Square
At what point would the simple green/cream paint scheme that bus displayed, have first shown up on NYC Omnibus rolling stock? I presume this was one of the later of the 4509's?

Also, as of '52, I ...
  Topic: New York City and Herald Square
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 4
Views: 300

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:26 am   Subject: New York City and Herald Square
After the 1957 one-way conversions of Sixth Avenue north of Herald Square and of Broadway from Columbus Circle to Herald Square, southbound 6 and 7 buses would transition from Broadway to Sixth at 34t ...
  Topic: Last FACC Old Looks/Fishbowls on 5th
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 11
Views: 485

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:24 pm   Subject: Last FACC Old Looks/Fishbowls on 5th
I could be totally wrong, but I would guess that some bus enthusiasts have no interest at all in the later years of the company, once the last double deckers were retired.

On the other hand, the ma ...
  Topic: Last FACC Old Looks/Fishbowls on 5th
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 11
Views: 485

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:10 am   Subject: Last FACC Old Looks/Fishbowls on 5th
I think part of why the post-1960 era in FACL's history gets glossed over is at least twofold:
- By the time they got their 120 Fishbowls (the last 100 of which entered service on Nov. 1, 1960; the l ...
  Topic: Last FACC Old Looks/Fishbowls on 5th
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 11
Views: 485

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:08 pm   Subject: Last FACC Old Looks/Fishbowls on 5th
They also probably have no idea that, for example, today's M1 route is actually a direct, 100% descendant of the city's first streetcar route along Fourth and Madison Avenues that was launched in 1832 ...
  Topic: Last FACC Old Looks/Fishbowls on 5th
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 11
Views: 485

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:16 am   Subject: Re: Last FACC Old Looks/Fishbowls on 5th
Fellows:

What series of Old Looks were last used on former FACC routes; when were the last replaced by Fishbowls? (on 5th Avenue routes)

Also, when did the last Fishbowls operate on former FACC ...
 
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