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  Topic: Two on FACC.........
X-Astorian

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:12 am   Subject: Two on FACC.........


Given that FACCo. had a line that ran into Queens (#15), I long have wondered if the Company ever contemplated a route into downtown Brooklyn.

Like Queens, there were subway options (of course ...
  Topic: NYCTA BUS ASSIGNMENTS
X-Astorian

Replies: 8
Views: 645

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:14 pm   Subject: TA Bus Assignments 2/66 - TA & MaBSTOA Service Requirem


  Topic: Queens Nassau ACF #111 in color
X-Astorian

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 8:21 am   Subject: Queens Nassau ACF #111 in color
It's a nice shot, thanks for posting it, but that bus certainly does not appear "new"....or is it the route that is new at that time?

You're welcome. The photo was taken in 1951 so the r ...
  Topic: Queens Nassau ACF #111 in color
X-Astorian

Replies: 6
Views: 1023

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:35 am   Subject: Queens Nassau ACF #111 in color
1951 showing the new Q65A in Woodside yard.

  Topic: Historical Buses of NYC: Gen 2 Fishbowls I
X-Astorian

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Views: 11112

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:13 pm   Subject: Re: MaBSTOA New Looks in Washington Square
I found these photos showing the FACCo model A in company of MaBSTOA's first group of New Looks. What gives them away is the lack of paint on the lower panel and lack of rubber fenders around the tire ...
  Topic: Remembering MaBSTOA Buses
X-Astorian

Replies: 9
Views: 2582

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:30 pm   Subject: Remembering MaBSTOA Buses
Any of the Flx 4000's (TA buses, B.T.W.) ever see service on their five Manhattan routes? As for 5283, I presume that was a World's Fair service . . .

Actually that was the shuttle from the Hunter ...
  Topic: Early route of Q53 to Rockaway
X-Astorian

Replies: 7
Views: 2265

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:01 pm   Subject: Early route of Q53 to Rockaway
Re:Q53. As I said..that was before my time. However, I do remember that the destination signs on the few remaining Old Looks that Triboro still had at that time, had a line in that area ending in ...
  Topic: Early route of Q53 to Rockaway
X-Astorian

Replies: 7
Views: 2265

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:18 am   Subject: Early route of Q53 to Rockaway
Re: Q53. When I began with Triboro Coach in 1971, the fare was 55 cents one way, and 85 cents round trip. Tickets were issued at the time of payment, and collected at 63rd Dr and Queens Blvd....only t ...
  Topic: Early route of Q53 to Rockaway
X-Astorian

Replies: 7
Views: 2265

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:11 am   Subject: Re: Early route of Q53 to Rockaway
Friends from overseas rented an apartment near the Grand Avenue Newtown station for a month. They liked trips to Rockaway on the Q53 for the beach, as people have done for decades. I presume that Trib ...
  Topic: Jackson Heights and Fifth Avenue Coach
X-Astorian

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:22 am   Subject: Re: Jackson Heights and Fifth Avenue Coach
Here we have three views of Fifth Avenue Coach in Jackson Heights...

First, FACCo model J ready for service

Secondly, FACCo model J picking up passengers ready for the ride into Manhattan. The b ...
  Topic: Fordham Rd & Arthur Avenue, 1940's
X-Astorian

Replies: 7
Views: 2582

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:26 am   Subject: Fordham Rd & Arthur Avenue, 1940's
"We need Mr. Linsky's help for identification of that eastbound bus."

Unfortunately, we won't be getting Mr. Linsky's help again. From what I read on BusChat, he passed away on February ...
  Topic: Fordham Rd & Arthur Avenue, 1940's
X-Astorian

Replies: 7
Views: 2582

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:35 pm   Subject: Fordham Rd & Arthur Avenue, 1940's
"We need Mr. Linsky's help for identification of that eastbound bus."

Unfortunately, we won't be getting Mr. Linsky's help again. From what I read on BusChat, he passed away on February ...
  Topic: NYCO on 6th Avenue
X-Astorian

Replies: 4
Views: 3015

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:49 pm   Subject: Re: NYCO on 6th Avenue
Remember when 6th Avenue was a two way street?

I really don't remember 6th Avenue as two-way (and I'm older than you) but I do recall when Broadway was two-way and that's what we're looking at upto ...
  Topic: NEW YORK CITY OMNIBUS
X-Astorian

Replies: 3
Views: 2419

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:04 pm   Subject: NEW YORK CITY OMNIBUS
Looks like it's in front of St. Paul's Chapel on Broadway just below Vesey Street.
  Topic: Steinway Transit 1976 Express Schedules
X-Astorian

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:24 pm   Subject: Queens Surface Corp. express routes - 1990
From 1983 we’ll roll past the 1986 merger of Queens/Steinway Transit, the 1988 sale to Linden Bus which quickly became Queens Surface Corp., which soon got permission to drop the QM-3 and Wall Street ...
 
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