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  Topic: Club Transport, Surface Transit, TARS, etc.......
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 79
Views: 676

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: 178

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: 178

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: 452

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: 653

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: 653

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: 106

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: 653

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: 1174

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: 1174

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 ...
  Topic: Tommorrow's "classics"? Your opinions are welcome!
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 34
Views: 452

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:31 am   Subject: Tommorrow's "classics"? Your opinions are welcome!
Yes, I well recall those signs on NJT's MCI's; the early "electronic" signs, I felt, were far less decipherable than a traditional roller sign.

Those on NJT's Metros, likewise, were hard ...
  Topic: Tommorrow's "classics"? Your opinions are welcome!
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 34
Views: 452

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:51 pm   Subject: Tommorrow's "classics"? Your opinions are welcome!
Pics #412 and 499 are what I mean by the Gulton Luminator front and side destination signs on the Grummans.

The variant on the GM RTS's, was also on many an MCI bus that was in operation for years ...
  Topic: Tommorrow's "classics"? Your opinions are welcome!
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 34
Views: 452

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:50 pm   Subject: Tommorrow's "classics"? Your opinions are welcome!
I had a soft spot for the Gulton Luminator electronic front and side sign displays on first the Grummans, then half of the GM RTS's. Wasn't as enamoured of the TransDot displays. Apparently, there w ...
  Topic: Two on FACC.........
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 69
Views: 1174

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:54 pm   Subject: Two on FACC.........
It's fun (at least to me) to imagine our favorite bus driver, Ralph Kramden, driving for FACCo. instead of the Gotham Bus Company (my sincere apologies to Mr. Marshall!)
Gotham Bus, as an entity, see ...
  Topic: Two on FACC.........
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 69
Views: 1174

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:35 am   Subject: Two on FACC.........
W.B.:

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shocked Shocked Shocked

I REPEAT:

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shocked Shocked Shocked

OUTSTANDING photos........now THESE are BUSES!!!!!!!!!! Very Happy Very Happy
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