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  Topic: Queens Nassau ACF #111 in color
traildriver

Replies: 2
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:37 pm   Subject: Queens Nassau ACF #111 in color
It's a nice shot, thanks for posting it, but that bus certainly does not appear "new"....or is it the route that is new at that time?
  Topic: CTA's Propane Twin Coaches
traildriver

Replies: 9
Views: 178

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:03 pm   Subject: CTA's Propane Twin Coaches
Yes...I remember when I first saw Somerset's Champion's in the Port....
IIRC, they came to market at about the same time is the MC-7....sometime in 1968. I rode Somersets Route 15 to Clark and back ...
  Topic: CTA's Propane Twin Coaches
traildriver

Replies: 9
Views: 178

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:57 pm   Subject: CTA's Propane Twin Coaches
When I lived in Omaha, in 1971-1973, the Omaha Transit Company entire fleet consisted of these Twin's, IIRC... The only GMC New Look's that came into town, were those from cross-river Council Bluffs ...
  Topic: Staten Island Express Buses, then and now
traildriver

Replies: 23
Views: 923

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:48 pm   Subject: Staten Island Express Buses, then and now
The private expresses that connected Staten Island with Manhatten via New Jersey, were not a part of the city bus 'system', in the way that the private city franchised routes were, strictly between th ...
  Topic: Staten Island Express Buses, then and now
traildriver

Replies: 23
Views: 923

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:31 pm   Subject: Staten Island Express Buses, then and now
According to the 1969 SI Bus map the only SI express service was the 'R8X' from Port Richmond to Adams Street in Brooklyn. By the 1974 Bus map many express routes to Manhattan had been established.
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  Topic: Does anyone remember this bus?
traildriver

Replies: 9
Views: 334

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:36 am   Subject: Does anyone remember this bus?
I wonder when and for what the Highway Patrol (Formerly Motorcycle Precinct 3) ever uses that bus for? Since that precinct, if that is what it is even called, is "all motorized", with no f ...
  Topic: Does anyone remember this bus?
traildriver

Replies: 9
Views: 334

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:07 am   Subject: Does anyone remember this bus?
In recent years, the aforementioned NYPD Highway Patrol precinct had an old RTS bus usually parked there, but when I drove by there yesterday, I noticed even that has been replaced by an MCI 102DL3... ...
  Topic: Staten Island Express Buses, then and now
traildriver

Replies: 23
Views: 923

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:58 pm   Subject: Staten Island Express Buses, then and now
That is amazing!
The Port Authority must have loved the toll revenue that route produced... Very Happy

I wonder how long the entire trip took? I imagine a lot longer than a Turnpike/Parkway express ope ...
  Topic: Staten Island Express Buses, then and now
traildriver

Replies: 23
Views: 923

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:26 pm   Subject: Staten Island Express Buses, then and now
traildriver/All:

Just dug out a "99 S" schedule from 1964 (a nice Fishbowl on the front!)

This was a RED & TAN line, that operated from Platform No. 64 at PABT.

This line served ...
  Topic: Greyhound converting major Company terminals to agencies?
traildriver

Replies: 6
Views: 1459

PostForum: Hot Topics & Current Events   Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:02 pm   Subject: Greyhound converting major Company terminals to agencies?
Down to just 10 departures a day? How sad...
When I worked there (actually at the office at 2450.... Curtis), between GL and CTS, there were about 60 daily departures. And RTD ran some regional tri ...
  Topic: Staten Island Express Buses, then and now
traildriver

Replies: 23
Views: 923

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:45 am   Subject: Staten Island Express Buses, then and now
On a related note...what about express bus service from Staten Island to Manhattan via New Jersey?
I recall it was at first only provided by private operator's, such as Domenico,
which at one time e ...
  Topic: HOW ASTUTE ARE YOU?
traildriver

Replies: 10
Views: 654

PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:55 am   Subject: HOW ASTUTE ARE YOU?
Agreed!

It appears like the emergency door arrangement was taken from the PD-4104 assembly. Good thing GM didnít throw out the jigs and molds. It probably saved Public Service some money.

BTW, n ...
  Topic: HOW ASTUTE ARE YOU?
traildriver

Replies: 10
Views: 654

PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:42 am   Subject: HOW ASTUTE ARE YOU?
As far as I know, all PD-4106's registered in New Jersey were required to have an emergency door, so they were a factory option.

Your turn, MaBSTOA.... Smile
  Topic: HOW ASTUTE ARE YOU?
traildriver

Replies: 10
Views: 654

PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:45 pm   Subject: HOW ASTUTE ARE YOU?
Here's an easy one....

What was the last intercity bus that offered an emergency door? Smile
  Topic: HOW ASTUTE ARE YOU?
traildriver

Replies: 10
Views: 654

PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:25 pm   Subject: HOW ASTUTE ARE YOU?
Nice shot, I see was taken by my old friend and co-worker Tom Collins of that Carolina '01....thanks for posting! Cool
 
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