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  Topic: Rare Bus Stop Sign
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 6
Views: 312

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:51 am   Subject: Rare Bus Stop Sign
That, ladies and gentlemen, was the route that in 1974 became M27, and is today M50.
  Topic: September 24, 1948
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 5
Views: 201

PostForum: Today in New York City Transit History   Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:29 am   Subject: September 24, 1948
So there's the answer: Both owned by the same individual, Comprehensive and East Side buses had turnstiles inside.
  Topic: Fifth Avenue Coach Bus of the Future
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 5
Views: 178

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:35 am   Subject: Fifth Avenue Coach Bus of the Future
It was in late 1959, after all, that 102" wide buses were first permitted by law in NYC, and the TA took the plunge with 190 of the 5301's (beginning with number 1). This dovetailed with two oth ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA Roster (9/62)
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 18
Views: 6321

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:35 am   Subject: MaBSTOA Roster (9/62)
According to the February 1969 issue of Motor Coach Age on New York City Omnibus... the following is stated on page 17...

"New York City Omnibus was unusual among large transit properties in t ...
  Topic: September 24, 1948
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 5
Views: 201

PostForum: Today in New York City Transit History   Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:19 am   Subject: September 24, 1948
The Board of Transportation of the City of New York takes over operation of six bus routes in Manhattan that had been operated until two days before by Comprehensive Omnibus Corporation and East Side ...
  Topic: Question on Fifth/Madison '2' Routes, 1966-1969
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 4
Views: 648

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: 191

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: 271

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: 3641

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: 171

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: 3287

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: 3287

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: 304

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: 1739

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: 335

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?
 
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