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Avenue B & East Broadway roster

 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:34 pm    Post subject: Avenue B & East Broadway roster Reply with quote

Here's a somewhat complete roster for Avenue B & East Broadway compiled from various sources. Buses are listed in numerical order, not necessarily in order of age or acquisition. Any input is appreciated!

100s: 18 Mack Model AB, 1 Mack Model BC, 5 Mack Model BK, 2 White (ex-Brooklyn Bus Co.). Retired by 1936.

200s: Various used Macks
A239-A240 1935 Mack 6CX3S ex-Green Lines G522 & G528
A248 Mack Model LD ex-Schenck or Connecticut Ry & Lighting?
Avenue B & East Broadway also took delivery of five new Mack 6CX3S coaches in April, 1936. Fleet numbers are unknown.

301-305 1954 Mack C41-DT
306-307 1956 Mack C41-DT
308-310 1955 Mack C41-DT

400s: Mack?*

501-502 1958 Mack C49-DM ex-PSCT M65-M66 (Demonstrators)
503-504 1960 Mack C49-DM "New Look" ex-?
505-506 1957 Mack C49-DT ex-Cleveland Transit System 2000-2001

500s: 10 GMC TDH5105 coaches leased from Hausman, September 1975 to March 1976
517 1953 GMC TDH5105 ex-South Suburban Safeway 517
533 & 537 1957 GMC TDH5105 ex-South Suburban Safeway 533 & 537
564 & 572 1955 GMC TDH5105 ex-South Suburban Safeway 564 & 572, exx-Denver Tramways 892 & 903

507-510 1960 GMC TDH5301 ex-Green Lines 401-404 (acquired 1969)
511-519 1960 GMC TDH5302 ex-Rochester RTA ?, 208, 213, 221, 201, 202, 204, 216 (acquired 1976)
541 ?

601-605 1965 Flxible FD6V5-351-1
606-610 1966 GMC TDH4519 (sold to Miami Valley RTA #801-805, 1980)
611-615 1968 GMC T6H4521A (sold to Miami Valley RTA #806-810, 1980)
616-620 1970 GMC T6H4521A (617-620 sold to Miami Valley RTA #811-814, 1980)
621-625 1971 GMC T6H4521A** (sold to Miami Valley RTA #815-819, 1980)
626-630 1972 GMC T8H5308A
631-635 1976 GMC T8H5308N

876-877, 882 1954 GMC TDH5105 ex-Queens Transit same #s, exx-Detroit St Rys 12xx

553-565 1980 Grumman 870 40096-8-1 (Ordered by Avenue B & East Broadway, delivered new to MaBSTOA after takeover. Sold to Pioneer Valley TA #1221-1233)

* 414 purchased by Trolley Valhalla, Jobstown, NJ. Scrapped in 2009.
** 623 is preserved by the Ohio Museum of Transportation as MVRTA 817


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget, Avenue B was supposed to also get 13 Grumman's which went to NYCTA as 553-565. Supposedly, they were assigned Ave B numbers which I don't recall. 700's???

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In looking at the April-June 1988 Motor Coach Age today for another board, the little three page articles yielded the following tidbits for the extensive list.

1 - Old Look 517, ex-Suburban Safeway was actually leased from Hausman for seven months, not purchased from Safeway

2 -Old Look 572 came from Hausman. No mention if it was a lease or outright sale

3 - Old Look 533's caption carries no mention of Hausman.

4 - Buses 601-605 were the last buses purchased by company founder Jacob Greenberg and were delivered shortly before his death.

5 -New Look # 635 was the last new bus ever purchased by the company prior to its demise.

6 - New Looks 511-519 were the last buses ever purchased, prior to the demise of the company on March 29, 1980 to replace the Old Looks from leased from Hausman.

There was no mention in the little article about the disposition of the fleet after the shut-down..
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