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  Topic: Buses In Da Snow..........
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 67
Views: 1934

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:05 pm   Subject: Buses In Da Snow..........
Two more scenes from the past...

First, a Surface Transit TDH-5301, #3161, on route 106 - 42nd Street Crosstown seen sometime in 1960-1961.

http://bustalk.info/forum/files/3161_317.jpg
So evide ...
  Topic: More Fifth Avenue Coach History
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 3
Views: 151

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:44 pm   Subject: More Fifth Avenue Coach History
Would that Motor Coach Age article indicate at what point FACCo's 1 - Fifth Avenue was reduced to one trip daily, its status up to its discontinuance on March 1, 1962? I'm betting it would have been ...
  Topic: Who's on first??
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 17
Views: 368

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:11 am   Subject: Who's on first??
The earliest IRT cars were built by:

STEPHENSON

WASON

St. LOUIS

JEWETT
Of those manufacturers, only St. Louis ultimately "got with the program" and began building steel cars, be ...
  Topic: HORSEpower on Fifth Avenue
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 26
Views: 554

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:06 am   Subject: HORSEpower on Fifth Avenue
Wonder if NYRys ordered that "double-decker" streetcar in response to FACCo's double-deckers?
  Topic: HORSEpower on Fifth Avenue
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 26
Views: 554

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:41 pm   Subject: HORSEpower on Fifth Avenue
The last horse-drawn streetcars were taken out of service in 1917 - two years before New York Railways Company declared bankruptcy, leading to a series of service cutbacks and several "emergency& ...
  Topic: Who's on first??
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 17
Views: 368

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:35 pm   Subject: Who's on first??
I seem to remember the Stephenson firm also built some of the IRT Composites for use on the NYC subway, but was among many manufacturers of the time that resisted the changes that were a-comin' in the ...
  Topic: Who's on first??
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 17
Views: 368

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:49 am   Subject: Re: Who's on first??
In 1886, the Fifth Avenue Transportation Company, ancestor of FACCo., began operating horse-drawn buses on the then-fashionable thoroughfare.
Though that first route would become known as No. 1, iron ...
  Topic: HORSEpower on Fifth Avenue
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 26
Views: 554

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:42 am   Subject: HORSEpower on Fifth Avenue
And all because the millionaires who lived along Fifth Avenue were opposed to streetcars being put on their thoroughfare.

I was reminded of this when Traffic Commissioner Henry Barnes first announc ...
  Topic: Three Color Schemes; Three Depot Assigments
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 3
Views: 161

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:36 am   Subject: Three Color Schemes; Three Depot Assigments
Looks and sounds like the reassignment of 2502 to West Farms would have coincided with the arrival of the first built-for-MaBSTOA buses (3301-3555), a portion of which went to 132nd Street - and freed ...
  Topic: December, 1980
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 26
Views: 712

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:30 pm   Subject: December, 1980
Just a quick note:

This past Saturday, December 8th, marked the 38th anniversary of the shooting of John Lennon.

To my knowledge, there was no media coverage regarding this tragic event.

How ...
  Topic: December 1, 1940 [Delayed Post]
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 0
Views: 200

PostForum: Today in New York City Transit History   Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:22 pm   Subject: December 1, 1940 [Delayed Post]
The Fifth Avenue Coach Company unveils a new bus route, No. 22 - Riverside Drive, Eighth and Fifth Avenues, for FACCo passengers traveling to and from Penn Station. Another variant of the basic route ...
  Topic: What we need on New York's bus history
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 17
Views: 726

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:32 am   Subject: What we need on New York's bus history
Also unrelated . . . also crying out for a close examination in a book is the history of New York City television in a manner similar to books already out about TV in such cities as Chicago and Clevel ...
  Topic: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 77
Views: 6178

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:28 am   Subject: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
Curb side view of CTA #3500
http://bustalk.info/forum/files/s_l1600_10_866.jpg

That alone proves that, had the TA been of such mind, they could have had some of their 1964-66 group of Flxibles ado ...
  Topic: The "Jitney Van" Invasion
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 38
Views: 1011

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:12 am   Subject: The "Jitney Van" Invasion

Regarding subway lines coming into New Jersey:

Back in the early days of the H&M (today's PATH) there were plans to extend the H&M south from Jersey City through Bayonne, and then, throug ...
  Topic: The Vanishing Act.......
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 49
Views: 878

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:03 pm   Subject: The Vanishing Act.......
Boreum & Fulton, 1972......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1894

(courtesy: bus.nycsubway.org)

*Note the "THIS BUS GOES TO A&S" ad on #8100's batwing! (this was a LONG, l ...
 
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