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  Topic: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:06 am   Subject: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
42nd & Broadway, 1981.

The WAMATA Fishbowl on the left is still wearing its 1960's DC TRANSIT paint (is that a "Hound" approaching in the distance??)

The Checker Marathon further d ...
  Topic: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 42
Views: 381

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:02 am   Subject: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
Columbus & 65th, 1972........

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3216

(courtesy: bus.nycsubway.org)

*Also note the old-style MABSTOA insignia (cool!), as well as the ads for "RINGLIN ...
  Topic: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 42
Views: 381

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:08 am   Subject: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
59th & Park, 1981 (a lot going on here!)

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1142

(courtesy: bus.nycsubway.org)
And, at what point would the M32's north/eastbound route have its transition p ...
  Topic: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 42
Views: 381

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:07 am   Subject: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
2nd Avenue & 58th, 1974

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1214
Despite the avenue and street where that pic was taken, that bus was not the M15 First and Second Avenues line, but what was the ...
  Topic: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 42
Views: 381

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:58 pm   Subject: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
42nd St. &1st, 1974.

Also note the experimental MAN articulated on the left.......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2709

(courtesy: bus.nycsubway.org)
I noticed of the 1964-65 group of ...
  Topic: Club Transport, Surface Transit, TARS, etc.......
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 79
Views: 723

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:27 pm   Subject: Re: Club Transport
Many non-traction buffs usually associate TARS with only the Manhattan routes; in truth, the TARS network in the Bronx far overshadowed the lines in Manhattan.

Beyond the Bronx, as you know, TARS c ...
  Topic: ST Macks on 125th St, 1949, etc.....
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 17
Views: 216

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:11 pm   Subject: ST Macks on 125th St, 1949, etc.....
W.B.:

It never ceases to amaze me as to how many vintage transit photos photos are either incorrectly dated, or give the wrong locations.

I have also seen many glaring errors in transit publicat ...
  Topic: ST Macks on 125th St, 1949, etc.....
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 17
Views: 216

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:33 am   Subject: ST Macks on 125th St, 1949, etc.....
traildriver:

Tail-finned autos and Old Look buses will really date a vintage street scene; there is something so "classic" about such vintage "Made In America" vehicles......... ...
  Topic: Transit buses with rear windows/ETB's, etc.
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 37
Views: 487

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:26 am   Subject: Re: Transit buses with rear windows/ETB's, etc.
I never liked the look of the flexes with that small back window.
Neither did I.

I always preferred the original rear window myself; the smaller rear window on the later Flex New Looks almost look ...
  Topic: Bus-related "Kramden" trivia/Brooklyn days
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 62
Views: 741

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:01 am   Subject: Bus-related "Kramden" trivia/Brooklyn days

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3626 *
(courtesy: bus.nycsubway.org)

*Note the grossly incorrect date of the photo (c. 1935)
Yeah . . . that model would date that pic to 1947-48. As that wa ...
  Topic: Bus-related "Kramden" trivia/Brooklyn days
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 62
Views: 741

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:22 pm   Subject: Bus-related "Kramden" trivia/Brooklyn days
I THOUGHT (but was not at all sure) that the location of the Gotham Bus Company's garage would have have had SOME connection to the site of the NYO/FACCo. garage.....I see I was heading in the right d ...
  Topic: FACCo./ST buses in "NEW YORK SUBWAYS" calendar
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 3
Views: 114

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:18 pm   Subject: FACCo./ST buses in "NEW YORK SUBWAYS" calendar
Incidently, the 1962 photo I mentioned (with the two FACCo. buses under the IRT el) is the first photo I have ever seen of a FACCo. Fishbowl in COLOR!

Sure would not mind seeing more....... Very Happy
Yo ...
  Topic: Bus-related "Kramden" trivia/Brooklyn days
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 62
Views: 741

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:40 pm   Subject: Bus-related "Kramden" trivia/Brooklyn days
Gotham Bus Company:

9th Avenue at 48th St., Manhattan.

(......I've always wondered where the Company's fleet was stabled/maintained, unless the garage was adjacent to the offices........) Rolling Eyes ...
  Topic: Two on FACC.........
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 69
Views: 1217

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:49 am   Subject: Two on FACC.........
In Guy E. Martin's "NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT BUSES" (in the FACCo. chapter) there are a number of Old Look photos (I'm NOT complaining, mind you!), but only TWO of the New Looks (buses #'s 4 ...
  Topic: Two on FACC.........
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 69
Views: 1217

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:47 am   Subject: Two on FACC.........
Agreed, and for a few reasons:

a) A shot of FACL and ST president John E. McCarthy with Mayor Robert F. Wagner standing next to a demo New Look in late 1959 (the company was a follower as opposed ...
 
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