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Q65A



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:23 pm    Post subject: Trackless Online Reply with quote

Check out this link:
http://www.trolleybuses.net/index.htm

There are some great photos of Brooklyn's trolley coaches here, as well as "juice buses" worldwide.
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Cyberider




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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent website, Bob! Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Mr. Green
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Mr. Linsky
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! this is everything you've ever wanted to know about trolley buses.

I was just up in San Francisco, and it's like being there all over again!

Great find Bob.

Mr. 'L'

P.S. Dave; great PCC pictures!
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N4 Jamaica




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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is important to read Dave's letter about his health. My prayers are with him.
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May I point to an interesting photo of Brooklyn trackless trolley 1005 here
http://www.trolleybuses.net/nop/htm/usa_h_nop_ps_1005.htm
The window carries a paper sign for the new 7 cent fare, so I date the photo July, 1948.
When the subway fare increased from 5 cents to ten, the surface routes were allowed to go only to 7. The efficient turnstiles were removed from those buses and streetcars that had them, and the operators had to handle pennies, often using a tall extension on their changer. My memory (subject to correction) is that the Board of Transportation surface routes soon moved to 8 cent fare, but the privates were held to seven!
Joe McMahon
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Mr. Linsky
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

N4 Jamaica wrote:
It is important to read Dave's letter about his health. My prayers are with him.



N4 Jamaica,

What letter about Dave's health? this would be of great concern to me - please advise.

Mr. 'L'
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.davesrailpix.com/cancer.htm

Click this link.
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Mr. Linsky
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 7:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Trackless Online Reply with quote

Q65A wrote:
Check out this link:
http://www.trolleybuses.net/index.htm

There are some great photos of Brooklyn's trolley coaches here, as well as "juice buses" worldwide.


Bob,

In a sense, trolley buses were really the first to have truly automatic transmissions in that they only had 'go' and 'brake' peddles (I think)!

A couple of questions (for which I do not know the answers);

Did the Brooklyn and Queens Transit Corporation operate any routes in Queens?

Did trolley buses ever operate in any part of Queens?

Mr. Linsky
"The Green Hornet'
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N4 Jamaica




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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When the Board of Transportation replaced streetcars with trackless trolleys about 1948, the Flushing Avenue trackless entered Queens just a bit after it passed the corner of Flushing and Cypress Avenues. The original trackless loop was at the Maspeth Depot, but it was cut back later to using a triangular loop at 61st Street and Grand Avenue.
See wire map at:
http://images.nycsubway.org/maps/trlybusm.jpg
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Someplace (perhaps on Bus Talk II) there were photos of a fan trip on Flushing Avenue near the end of service. Somebody rolled the sign on the trackless to "Flushing-Ridgewood," but that route never was trackless. It merely appeared on the roller.
Joe McMahon
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N4 Jamaica




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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the Graham trackless crossed the old bridge from Greenpoint to Long Island City to loop at Vernon Blvd.
Joe
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