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  Topic: On this day in '62 (and assorted other nostalgia)......
X-Astorian

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:59 am   Subject: On this day in '62 (and assorted other nostalgia)......
X-Astorian:

Appreciate your comments.....HOW did I ever forget GREEN BUS?? (my sincerest apologies to our late friend, Mr. "L"!)

Also, appreciate the information on COMMAND; I had the ...
  Topic: On this day in '62 (and assorted other nostalgia)......
X-Astorian

Replies: 51
Views: 13133

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:53 am   Subject: On this day in '62 (and assorted other nostalgia)......
.....in 1962, the "Tee-Yay" and the new MaBSTOA were biggest bus operators in town.

Plus, you still had a number of "indy" companies in operation then, including:

"AVENU ...
  Topic: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
X-Astorian

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Views: 56191

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:36 pm   Subject: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
42nd & 1st, 1974 (remember when most "Noo Yawk" winters looked like this!) Shocked

Though both buses are still in "Tee-Yay" green, the bus on the left is now carrying new r ...
  Topic: The "Other" New Look
X-Astorian

Replies: 191
Views: 41447

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:16 am   Subject: The "Other" New Look
Some second-hand Flxies on Steinway Transit/Queens Transit/Queens Surface. Again, from this site's gallery. This thread has reminded me how much I really liked these buses. Ah, well.

Didn't Quee ...
  Topic: The "Other" New Look
X-Astorian

Replies: 191
Views: 41447

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:24 pm   Subject: The "Other" New Look
Some second-hand Flxies on Steinway Transit/Queens Transit/Queens Surface. Again, from this site's gallery. This thread has reminded me how much I really liked these buses. Ah, well.

  Topic: The "Other" New Look
X-Astorian

Replies: 191
Views: 41447

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:51 pm   Subject: The "Other" New Look
How about a few Green Bus Lines Flxibles from this website's gallery.

  Topic: Rollsigns/batwings/readings/routes, etc.
X-Astorian

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Views: 33505

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:25 pm   Subject: Rollsigns/batwings/readings/routes, etc.
It's also worthwhile remembering that 125th St. is the location of the only "elevated" station in Manhattan today.........

"NYO"

Let's not forget 207th, 215th and 225th Stree ...
  Topic: December, 1980
X-Astorian

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Views: 13065

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:01 pm   Subject: December, 1980
......hard to believe that tomorrow, December 9th, will mark the 29th anniversary of the murder of John Lennon at the Dakota.

Anyone who is old enough to remember that day surely recall just what t ...
  Topic: Rapido HO Fishbowls - NYC
X-Astorian

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Views: 6215

PostForum: The Bus Modeler   Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:05 pm   Subject: Rapido HO Fishbowls - NYC
Scheduled for October 2020 release.





The image notes "Preliminary artwork subject to changes ..." - clearly that's true for this model (at least they confused only two #15s).
  Topic: Dateline: 1969 (also, other assorted vintage scenes)
X-Astorian

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:54 pm   Subject: Re: The year was 1969 (also, vintage scenes at Fresh Pond, e
.....and not too happy a year for New York transit buffs (at least regarding the rails)


Now....onto the New York bus front.........

What occurred NYCTA bus-wise during that year? (I believe th ...
  Topic: On this day in 1980........
X-Astorian

Replies: 37
Views: 12248

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:44 am   Subject: On this day in 1980........
Letter to the mayor two months in advance (click to enlarge).

  Topic: New BoT/NYCTA buses for Staten Island
X-Astorian

Replies: 8
Views: 4330

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:07 am   Subject: Re: New BoT/NYCTA buses for Staten Island
All:

When did the first new postwar buses begin service on Staten Island?

Were these GMC's or Macks?

Also, when did New Looks first enter service on Staten Island routes?

For a good part o ...
  Topic: New BoT/NYCTA buses for Staten Island
X-Astorian

Replies: 8
Views: 4330

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:22 pm   Subject: Re: New BoT/NYCTA buses for Staten Island
All:

When did the first new postwar buses begin service on Staten Island?

Were these GMC's or Macks?

Also, when did New Looks first enter service on Staten Island routes?

For a good part o ...
  Topic: B&O buses at Jersey City, circa 1930
X-Astorian

Replies: 47
Views: 20124

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:22 pm   Subject: B&O buses at Jersey City, circa 1930
X-Astorian....
Thank you so much for taking the time to find that, scan, and post it here!

I too learned from it...
I am somewhat surprised that Public Service, an interstate carrier, was not awa ...
  Topic: B&O buses at Jersey City, circa 1930
X-Astorian

Replies: 47
Views: 20124

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:45 am   Subject: B&O buses at Jersey City, circa 1930
X-Astorian:

If you could scan and post those two pages on the B&O buses, I am sure I would not be the only one who would enjoy them! Very Happy

Thanks for jumping on board........ Wink

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