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  Topic: Had double deckers never left 5th Avenue
traildriver

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:51 pm   Subject: Had double deckers never left 5th Avenue
I vaguely remember seeing them when I was a child, but never rode the old Fifth Avenue DD's. I have been in the Van Hool, Neoplan, and Alexander Dennis DD's, and have to say I don't like them. I am ...
  Topic: MTA Motor Coach Industries D45 CRT LE
traildriver

Replies: 3
Views: 75

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:16 pm   Subject: MTA Motor Coach Industries D45 CRT LE
That thing looks weird...is it really based on the'D' model, or is it based on the 'J' model? Hard to tell from its looks...
  Topic: Museum of Bus Transportation Spring Fling 2018
traildriver

Replies: 2
Views: 149

PostForum: Photographs, Bus Logs and Route Suggestion Ideas   Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:36 am   Subject: Museum of Bus Transportation Spring Fling 2018
Thanks so much for posting those photo's!
I had a great time there, as usual. It seems to get better each year!
For all of the hard working volunteers..Well Done! Cool
  Topic: Spring Fling Reminder
traildriver

Replies: 15
Views: 6831

PostForum: Hobbyist Trips, Events, Outings, & Meetings   Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 7:53 am   Subject: Spring Fling Reminder
Next week! Cool

https://www.aacamuseum.org/museum-bus-transportation-spring-fling-2/
  Topic: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
traildriver

Replies: 19
Views: 645

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 7:44 am   Subject: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
You hit the nail on the head, regarding being "trapped" by locked end doors.
I used to avoid riding the R-46's for that very reason on my daily commute to work. That is until a friend of ...
  Topic: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
traildriver

Replies: 19
Views: 645

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 12:48 am   Subject: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
I recall the Standards on the J line...it was something the way those 67 foot cars overhung the sharp curves at Cypress Hills...imagine if they tried running an R-44 or 46 on it...(never happen)....
  Topic: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
traildriver

Replies: 19
Views: 645

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:55 pm   Subject: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
Your mentioning of World's Fair trains, make me wish that the IND connection to the Fair still existed...
Where it crossed Jewel Avenue would be only a mile from my home, had they built a station the ...
  Topic: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
traildriver

Replies: 19
Views: 645

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 11:44 am   Subject: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
Oh, the 'Q's' lasted 66 years...incredible! While the R-32's could easily beat that record, it is kind of doubtful that they will get the chance...
  Topic: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
traildriver

Replies: 19
Views: 645

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 11:11 pm   Subject: B o T buses over the Brooklyn Bridge (trolleys not replaced)
Enjoying this history lesson on the trains over the BB. Smile

Last week, I rode the 'J' train for the first time in about 20 years over the Williamsburg Bridge. And I lucked out and got a "Bri ...
  Topic: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
traildriver

Replies: 27
Views: 1249

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 11:15 am   Subject: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
Thinking back to those early day's of air-conditioned NYC buses...
I can recall the appreciative huge smile on passenger's faces, when they boarded one of them on a typical hot, hazy, and humid summe ...
  Topic: Flxible Oddballs
traildriver

Replies: 1
Views: 206

PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Sat May 12, 2018 8:17 am   Subject: Flxible Oddballs
Great shots!
Those would be great to tow behind your Clipper... Smile
  Topic: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
traildriver

Replies: 27
Views: 1249

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 11:08 pm   Subject: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
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  Topic: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
traildriver

Replies: 27
Views: 1249

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 11:05 pm   Subject: Air-conditioned GM/FLX New Looks
There were a few experimental models in the Old Look buses, and when the New Looks came out in 1959, they were offered with air conditioning. The first ones I saw was DC Transit's "Articoolers&q ...
  Topic: MTA Alexander-Dennis SuperLo Enviro500
traildriver

Replies: 5
Views: 334

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 11:59 pm   Subject: MTA Alexander-Dennis SuperLo Enviro500
Agree, great photography!

Those "guard rails", on the front corner's of the bus, remind me of the buses plying the narrow roads of Bermuda, where buildings come right to the edge of the t ...
  Topic: Queens Nassau ACF #111 in color
traildriver

Replies: 5
Views: 350

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 11:54 pm   Subject: Queens Nassau ACF #111 in color
Ahhh....that figures...
that was when Electchester and Pomonok housing first opened to resident's...I moved in three years later, and some of those may have still been in service...can't remember for ...
 
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