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  Topic: Driverless MTA Bus Rolls Backward
traildriver

Replies: 1
Views: 62

PostForum: Hot Topics & Current Events   Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:15 pm   Subject: Driverless MTA Bus Rolls Backward
Thankfully, no one was hurt...it could have been truly tragic.

I don't think that bus has a "Park" position...they probably mean the parking brake was not applied.

Third day on the job ...
  Topic: Optical illusion or ghostly apparition
traildriver

Replies: 7
Views: 527

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 10:51 pm   Subject: Optical illusion or ghostly apparition
A little trivia... those "batwings" were ordered out into the streets during the first "big blackout" in 1965, to help provide some street lighting, after their rush hour use ende ...
  Topic: Remember the 77 WABC bus placards?
traildriver

Replies: 69
Views: 1271

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 10:28 pm   Subject: Remember the 77 WABC bus placards?
In the movie, "Midnight Cowboy", Joe Buck, Jon Voight's character, is riding cross-country from Texas to New York on a "National Lines" GMC PD-4107. In one scene, he his holding h ...
  Topic: Remember the 77 WABC bus placards?
traildriver

Replies: 69
Views: 1271

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 12:01 am   Subject: Remember the 77 WABC bus placards?
In the movie, "Midnight Cowboy", Joe Buck, Jon Voight's character, is riding cross-country from Texas to New York on a "National Lines" GMC PD-4107. In one scene, he his holding h ...
  Topic: Remember the 77 WABC bus placards?
traildriver

Replies: 69
Views: 1271

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 11:12 am   Subject: Remember the 77 WABC bus placards?
77, WABC used to be my favorite station in the '50's and '60's...

And when I moved 'out west' in the early '70's, I would periodically 'come home' for holiday or vacation visits (by bus), I would t ...
  Topic: How to "fan" today's NYC subway ?
traildriver

Replies: 115
Views: 2865

PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 11:00 pm   Subject: How to "fan" today's NYC subway ?
Re: the H&M class K cars....the ones adorned with Keystone's, I believe were actually owned by the PRR, where they were known as MP-52's...
  Topic: How to "fan" today's NYC subway ?
traildriver

Replies: 115
Views: 2865

PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 2:46 pm   Subject: How to "fan" today's NYC subway ?
A couple of years ago, I took a boat tour from Pier 11 East River, that crossed over to Staten Island the and completely circumnavigated it, returning to New York...the tour guide pointed out the loca ...
  Topic: How to "fan" today's NYC subway ?
traildriver

Replies: 115
Views: 2865

PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 12:00 am   Subject: How to "fan" today's NYC subway ?
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When I ...
  Topic: How to "fan" today's NYC subway ?
traildriver

Replies: 115
Views: 2865

PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 2:08 pm   Subject: How to "fan" today's NYC subway ?
SIRT ME-1 interior views; note the painted metal subway-style straps, rapid transit/suburban-style seating, and bare light bulbs.

Had the proposed Narrows tunnel been built, SIRT trains would have ...
  Topic: [NJ] Curtains on Red and Tan White 177
traildriver

Replies: 1
Views: 206

PostForum: Surface Transit - Eastern United States   Posted: Tue May 23, 2017 9:43 pm   Subject: [NJ] Curtains on Red and Tan White 177
IIRC, most GM Parlor Coaches in the era before the 'Air-Rides', had railroad style pull-down shades on their small side windows...coaches like the PD-4103, 4101, 4151 and 3751 'Silversides', and proba ...
  Topic: How to "fan" today's NYC subway ?
traildriver

Replies: 115
Views: 2865

PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Tue May 23, 2017 9:22 pm   Subject: How to "fan" today's NYC subway ?
Thanks from me, too....that R-160 with the fold-down seats did not have the poles that split...must be a very rare handful with that feature...next time I see one, I'll have to remember to take a phot ...
  Topic: What would Ralph Kramden say....??
traildriver

Replies: 23
Views: 874

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 10:58 pm   Subject: What would Ralph Kramden say....??
Jackie Gleason was indeed a comic genius, and a gifted dramatic actor...
Here's a video of an interview with Johnny Carson in 1985....
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3syqco
  Topic: How to "fan" today's NYC subway ?
traildriver

Replies: 115
Views: 2865

PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 10:50 pm   Subject: How to "fan" today's NYC subway ?
Straphangers, where are the straps? I think both Interborough and BMT el cars had leather straps, and somewhere recently I have seen plastic straps inside a new transit bus. However, what has been des ...
  Topic: How to "fan" today's NYC subway ?
traildriver

Replies: 115
Views: 2865

PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 11:27 pm   Subject: How to "fan" today's NYC subway ?
More strap trivia...

Do you recall when they changed the design of the straps that came from the R-10's thru the R-22's, with the new R-26's in 1959?

The older style looked more elaborate, with ...
  Topic: What would Ralph Kramden say....??
traildriver

Replies: 23
Views: 874

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 11:06 pm   Subject: Re: Would would Ralph Kramden say....??
All:

What do you think Ralph Kramden would say, today in 2017, upon seeing a modern, high-tech MTA bus...........?? Rolling Eyes

"NYO"

What would he say??

That's an easy one.....he w ...
 
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