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Vintage Buses on Governor's Island

 
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Q65A



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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 7:48 pm    Post subject: Vintage Buses on Governor's Island Reply with quote

From the NYTM:
"Four of the Transit Museum’s vintage buses are headed to Governors Island for a summer getaway! Our Vintage Bus Bash will transport visitors back to the 1940s and 1950s. Come see iconic "fishbowl" windows, the first air-conditioned bus in the country, the bus model that Jackie Gleason drove in his role on the Honeymooners, and more. No bus fare needed - this event is free!

Save the dates!
Saturday, July 11 & Sunday, July 12
11am-4pm"

If you've never been to Governor's Island, you're in for a real treat.
Even if there were no buses there, it is a wonderful park.
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traildriver




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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if I will make it for that, but I hope someone gets a good photo of them aboard the ferry, and posts it here....I wonder if they will be transported on those days, or in advance?
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More than 50 years ago, Governor's Island was an Army Base, before turning it over to the Coast Guard. They would have an open house for the public around Memorial Day. My mother being in the WAC took me there once. They kept count of how many people came over on the little white ferries and how many left.

When the festivities ended, there were so many people on the island, they brought in a Staten Island Ferry Boat. I remember walking through and standing where the cars normally go for the five minute ride.

I would guess that if an SI boat can dock there, they could put all the buses on ship and bring them across. Would love to see if they do that.
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IIRC, the smaller Governor's Island ferry boats are capable of carrying them. They probably carry trucks making deliveries there on an as needed basis....
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will there be joyrides, or just stationary exhibits?
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