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  Topic: TGH-2708 What if......
traildriver

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PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:06 pm   Subject: TGH-2708 What if......
Just like the "big kids" Very Happy
  Topic: TGH-2708 What if......
traildriver

Replies: 4
Views: 121

PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:55 am   Subject: TGH-2708 What if......
Nice job!
Can you add a Thermo-matic to it? Smile
  Topic: NJ bus "crowd gates"
traildriver

Replies: 5
Views: 238

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:38 pm   Subject: NJ bus "crowd gates"
New Jersey had another difference from all other states...they were the only state that required emergency doors on the PD-4106....when the 4107 came out, they finally lifted that requirement, and the ...
  Topic: NJ bus "crowd gates"
traildriver

Replies: 5
Views: 238

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:05 pm   Subject: NJ bus "crowd gates"
Those plastic driver security shields that Greyhound installed on their buses, kind of reminds me of them...while manually operated, they perform similar functions...block the aisle when underway, and ...
  Topic: Driverless MTA Bus Rolls Backward
traildriver

Replies: 1
Views: 159

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: 670

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: 1611

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: 1611

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: 1611

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: 3584

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: 3584

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: 3584

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: 3584

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: 280

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: 3584

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 ...
 
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