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  Topic: How to "fan" today's NYC subway ?
traildriver

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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: 1785

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: 1785

PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 12:00 am   Subject: How to "fan" today's NYC subway ?
https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/fileSendAction/fcType/0/fcOid/15790232512581590/filePointer/17479526144297702/fodoid/17479526144297694/imageType/LARGE/inlineImage/true/staten%20is%20ferry.jpg

When I ...
  Topic: How to "fan" today's NYC subway ?
traildriver

Replies: 115
Views: 1785

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
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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: 1785

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: 20
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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: 1785

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: 1785

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: 20
Views: 323

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 ...
  Topic: How to "fan" today's NYC subway ?
traildriver

Replies: 115
Views: 1785

PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 6:37 pm   Subject: How to "fan" today's NYC subway ?
By the way, the straps on the Orion buses are just like miniatures of the one in my collection... Cool
  Topic: How to "fan" today's NYC subway ?
traildriver

Replies: 115
Views: 1785

PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 6:36 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: 2017 Museum of Bus Transportation Annual Spring Fling
traildriver

Replies: 2
Views: 135

PostForum: Bus Preservation, Conversion, & Sales   Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 11:21 am   Subject: 2017 Museum of Bus Transportation Annual Spring Fling
Anyone else here going?
I'm going very early on Saturday morning...
  Topic: How to "fan" today's NYC subway ?
traildriver

Replies: 115
Views: 1785

PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 11:16 am   Subject: How to "fan" today's NYC subway ?
Vintage interior views (R-12's/14's)........

http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2838

http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2749

http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2733

http://www.nycsubway.or ...
  Topic: How to "fan" today's NYC subway ?
traildriver

Replies: 115
Views: 1785

PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 9:39 pm   Subject: How to "fan" today's NYC subway ?
One thing that I loved about those R-14 and R-15's were the single seats behind each cab. In later design's, the doors were offset on each side of the car, and resulted in double seats at those locat ...
 
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