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  Topic: 'VINTAGE NEW YORK CITY'
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:57 pm   Subject: 'VINTAGE NEW YORK CITY'
The map below is a copy of one published in 1943 by Third Avenue transit for its Bronx lines. Note that even the trolley lines are identified by the route numbers for the buses that would replace the ...
  Topic: June 15, 1960
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: Today in New York City Transit History   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:00 am   Subject: June 15, 1960
John E. McCarthy, the president of Fifth Avenue Coach Lines, Inc., Surface Transit, Inc., Westchester Street Transportation Company, Inc., and several other bus and bus-related companies, dies followi ...
  Topic: NYCTA Roster
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 6
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:55 pm   Subject: NYCTA Roster
Also . . . at what point, according to the August 1969 Motor Coach Age article on the TA's bus operations, would M-13 First Avenue and M-15 Second Avenue have been consolidated into M-15 First and Sec ...
  Topic: Question on Fifth/Madison '2' Routes, 1966-1969
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:29 pm   Subject: Question on Fifth/Madison '2' Routes, 1966-1969
Checking in Google Books through snippets of Vols. 1 - 3 (1962-66) of MaBSTOA proceedings "Relating to Matters Other Than Operation and Control," it appears that with the Fifth and Madison o ...
  Topic: 54th Street Depot
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:13 am   Subject: 54th Street Depot
This pic doesn't look like 54th . . .
http://www.bustalk.info/forum/files/uc6972_206.jpg
I have to wonder if it's actually 146th Street (the current Mother Hale depot).
  Topic: 'VINTAGE NEW YORK CITY'
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 2259
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:24 pm   Subject: 'VINTAGE NEW YORK CITY'
Eastside Omnibus rented a depot at East 92nd Street between York and First Avenue; Comprehensive had a depot and lot on East 100th Street closed to the river.

After City take over the depot on 92n ...
  Topic: 'VINTAGE NEW YORK CITY'
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:18 am   Subject: 'VINTAGE NEW YORK CITY'
Fifth Avenue carries one-way traffic downtown (southbound) from 135th Street to Washington Square Park, with the changeover from two-way traffic taking place on January 14, 1966, at which time Madison ...
  Topic: June 3, 1962
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: Today in New York City Transit History   Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:32 pm   Subject: June 3, 1962
Several downtown Manhattan streets undergo massive changes in traffic patterns, including:
- Greenwich Street: One-way northbound between Battery Place and Morris Street; one-way southbound between ...
  Topic: 'VINTAGE NEW YORK CITY'
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:43 am   Subject: 'VINTAGE NEW YORK CITY'
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa193/MISTERLINSKY/BUSESINC2/AKRAMDENARTICLENYT2969_zps288f8bc1.jpgButterfield 8 alongside Elizabeth Taylor. This actual 2969 doubtless would have been retired and ...
  Topic: 'VINTAGE NEW YORK CITY'
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:36 am   Subject: 'VINTAGE NEW YORK CITY'
Seen shortly after arrival from the factory and being readied for service at a company facility in Manhattan is fleet #2628 - a 1958 45 passenger GM Coach modeled as a TDH-5106 and one of ninety liken ...
  Topic: 'VINTAGE NEW YORK CITY'
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:57 pm   Subject: 'VINTAGE NEW YORK CITY'
The time is 1940 and the place is Manhattan's East 10th. Street and Avenue B where we see a tattered fleet # 692 - a 1936 32 passenger Yellow Coach Model 728 and one of nearly 300 likenesses purchased ...
  Topic: 'VINTAGE NEW YORK CITY'
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:22 pm   Subject: 'VINTAGE NEW YORK CITY'
The destination sign route "10 BROADWAY" is one of Fifth Avenue's more unusual and less known routes.
It was actually a short turn, through-routed tripper of Rts. 3 & 4. It ran from W.1 ...
  Topic: 'VINTAGE NEW YORK CITY'
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:05 pm   Subject: 'VINTAGE NEW YORK CITY'
Seen sometime in 1948 awaiting service at their 100th. Street and FDR Drive facility in upper Manhattan are several of the 157 early thirties Mack Model 6-CL-3S's shared by the East Side and commonly ...
  Topic: 'VINTAGE NEW YORK CITY'
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 2259
Views: 1120412

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:58 pm   Subject: 'VINTAGE NEW YORK CITY'
From the pages of an early thirties issue of Bus Transportation Magazine (my Bible) we see a concise and well illustrated history of trolley service replacement on Manhattan's First and Second Avenues ...
  Topic: 'VINTAGE NEW YORK CITY'
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:16 pm   Subject: 'VINTAGE NEW YORK CITY'
In a photo taken no earlier than 1956, we see fleet # 909 - a 1942 Yellow Coach Model TD 4505 flagged for the then newly formed Fifth Avenue Coach Lines, Inc, (FACL) but originally purchased by New Yo ...
 
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