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  Topic: Kramden's Time Travel!"/Batman goes the MABSTOA way....
W.B. Fishbowl

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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: 846

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 ...
  Topic: Remember the 77 WABC bus placards?
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 80
Views: 18127

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 4:01 pm   Subject: Remember the 77 WABC bus placards?
Is the "HUDSON" depot still in use today, or has it been since closed/replaced?
The building is still around, but it was closed as a depot in 2003. It was replaced by the ex-Greyhound depo ...
  Topic: 60 years..........
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 22
Views: 200

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 3:56 pm   Subject: 60 years..........
That ep must've been from the 1963-64 season, given the 'MaBSTOA' paint jobs. I see the 'New Look' on 42nd was from one of the 50 allotted in 1960 to Surface Transit, and no doubt was one of the Amst ...
  Topic: Remember the 77 WABC bus placards?
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 80
Views: 18127

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 10:11 am   Subject: Remember the 77 WABC bus placards?
That shows that M13 by then was assigned out of the new Hudson depot; I'm sure that if anyone with a camera saw M12's passing by Spring, Delancey or Prince there would've been a plethora of T6H-5309A' ...
  Topic: 60 years..........
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 22
Views: 200

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 9:50 am   Subject: 60 years..........
From the second order, FACL #3143 in back of and outside 100th Street (?) depot in late 1960/early 1961, alongside some of the last New York City Omnibus Old Looks from 1951 which were mainstays of wh ...
  Topic: 60 years..........
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 22
Views: 200

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 9:41 am   Subject: Re: 60 years..........
Fellows:

On October 2, 1959, FACCo's "Bus Of The Future" (aka the "New Look") was exhibited in Manhattan; the dawn of the long and colorful Fishbowl era was about to take place. ...
  Topic: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 138
Views: 2887

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 10:00 am   Subject: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
FACCo had the prototypical Old Look #2500 as early as late 1940, then its "affiliate" New York City Omnibus purchased their first Old Looks for service in 1941 (and another set in 1942, befo ...
  Topic: "REAR WINDOW"
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 19
Views: 454

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 4:40 pm   Subject: "REAR WINDOW"
W.B:

Appreciate this additional info; like so many other aspects of the bus industry, we, more or less, tended to take rear windows for granted, never dreaming that, one day, rear-windowless buses ...
  Topic: "REAR WINDOW"
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 19
Views: 454

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 7:32 am   Subject: "REAR WINDOW"
Back in 1981, rear windows on buses were indeed the rule, rather than the exception...........

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1513

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3429

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

Replies: 138
Views: 2887

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 3:25 pm   Subject: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
At the display, the "museum" bus was TMC-built #5249.

I could swear that electronic sign was a retrofit/replacement for an earlier one . . .
NovaBus, not TMC. The orange signs were retro ...
  Topic: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 138
Views: 2887

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 5:45 pm   Subject: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
And I was one of a packed number of people who took that last RTS bus ride, on TMC-built #5241 assigned to the M55, on the trip from 44th Street and Sixth Avenue to Broadway and Rector Street. It lef ...
  Topic: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 138
Views: 2887

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 10:01 am   Subject: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
I've been informed that the last-ever RTS ride will occur Monday, May 6 starting at 9:10 A.M. on the M55 at 44th Street and Sixth Avenue, and going down its regular route up to 2 Broadway and then a d ...
  Topic: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 138
Views: 2887

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:42 pm   Subject: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
Sad to say but FLA, UP and JAM appear to be the last depots still running RTSs. Not very long ago they were still running out of GA and ENY.
What about MJQ and MH? I've seen RTS's from those depots ...
  Topic: Diesel consumption/fueling up
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 9
Views: 371

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:45 am   Subject: Diesel consumption/fueling up
The very first buses put into service for New York City Omnibus in 1935-36 were gas. Don't know when the first diesels came on the scene, but certainly among the first would be the first of the 'Old ...
 
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