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  Topic: Had 5th Avenue Coach remained independent
traildriver

Replies: 2
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:01 pm   Subject: Had 5th Avenue Coach remained independent
From their long history, I am confident that they would have stayed with GMC and RTS successor's, until the end....and then probably whatever NYC Bus was using....

As for expansion....they probably ...
  Topic: Articulated on Q-64
traildriver

Replies: 0
Views: 118

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:09 am   Subject: Articulated on Q-64
Had a big surprise when I came out of the Subway at Forest Hills, yesterday...an articulated on the Q-64...
Another passenger told me he saw one on the route a few weeks ago.

It didn't take long f ...
  Topic: Bus lots at the PABT
traildriver

Replies: 17
Views: 700

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:38 pm   Subject: Bus lots at the PABT
traildriver:

Man, I guess things HAVE indeed changed since my last PABT "visit" (via the #159R, early 2000's, when I retired)
"NYO"

That's a long time!
Why don't you com ...
  Topic: [CT] Video of New England Transportation in Winsted, 1948.
traildriver

Replies: 2
Views: 202

PostForum: Surface Transit - Eastern United States   Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:26 am   Subject: [CT] Video of New England Transportation in Winsted, 1948.
What a great clip! That bus was clearly a GM Coach...not sure of the model, but IIRC, the ones with the 'bullet' tails were powered by a Buick straight 8 engine.
And the Cunard Ship sure looks l ...
  Topic: NJ bus "crowd gates"
traildriver

Replies: 12
Views: 941

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:15 am   Subject: NJ bus "crowd gates"
We had the 'tachs' on our PD-4104 and PD-4106 coaches....besides putting in the charts, you also had to wind up the clock, and set the time, if necessary. And submit the charts along with the trip rep ...
  Topic: Bus lots at the PABT
traildriver

Replies: 17
Views: 700

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:53 pm   Subject: Bus lots at the PABT
traildriver:

This is just what I wanted to know....thank you! Wink

While on the subject, check out these nostalgic views (Note the RED & TAN New Looks in the lot behind the church

htt ...
  Topic: Bus lots at the PABT
traildriver

Replies: 17
Views: 700

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:04 pm   Subject: Bus lots at the PABT
I believe those, or most of them are owned by the PA, and leased out...especially the ones under the ramps. And other carrier's besides NJT have some. Greyhound is the latest to lease one...between ...
  Topic: NJ bus "crowd gates"
traildriver

Replies: 12
Views: 941

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:57 pm   Subject: NJ bus "crowd gates"
Here is memory for you...

Great shot!
But I'm not looking at the register...rather, how well do I remember those old Sangamo Tachograph's, with the wax paper charts we had to put in for our runs ...
  Topic: Avenue B and east Broadway Flxible
traildriver

Replies: 19
Views: 1723

PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:09 pm   Subject: Avenue B and east Broadway Flxible
Thanks for posting that...I thought there was a 'baby' Flex....
I wonder if Flxible built that in house, or perhaps just their body on a commercial chassis from one of the automotive builder's?
  Topic: ACF-Brill
traildriver

Replies: 2
Views: 203

PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:07 am   Subject: ACF-Brill
Interesting...
I am not familiar with the C series ACF-Brills used for transit, but I do remember the highway 37-P and IC-41's. They had Hall-Scott underfloor "pancake" engines, that wer ...
  Topic: September 24, 1948
traildriver

Replies: 6
Views: 473

PostForum: Today in New York City Transit History   Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:59 am   Subject: September 24, 1948
I recall Queens Transit Corp. Inspector's loading buses at the rear doors at subway stops, collecting fares with similar....you would place the dime into the slot which would ring a bell, and drop the ...
  Topic: Fifth Avenue Coach Bus of the Future
traildriver

Replies: 5
Views: 361

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:47 pm   Subject: Fifth Avenue Coach Bus of the Future
I do not know the laws or statutes involved, but I suspect that buses that only operated withing the NYC limit, may have been exempt from state laws...
IIRC, at one time TA buses did not have state l ...
  Topic: Fifth Avenue Coach Bus of the Future
traildriver

Replies: 5
Views: 361

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:40 pm   Subject: Re: Fifth Avenue Coach Bus of the Future
"New York City Mayor Robert Wagner and Fifth Avenue Coach Lines president, Mr. John McCarthy look over proposed new air conditioned bus it is 102 inches wide instead of the present 96 inches. Ci ...
  Topic: Avenue B and east Broadway Flxible
traildriver

Replies: 19
Views: 1723

PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:15 pm   Subject: Avenue B and east Broadway Flxible
Didn't they build one even smaller...I think it was called the Flxette...?
  Topic: Rare Bus Stop Sign
traildriver

Replies: 8
Views: 792

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:04 pm   Subject: Rare Bus Stop Sign
Great memories....
To save money, I used to hoof it about a mile and a half from my home down Jewel Avenue to the Meadow Lake parking lot. From there, I boarded the free shuttle that Greyhound was c ...
 
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