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Pics Almeida Bus & Cozy Cab 1930-1953

 
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bobbymedeiros



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:45 pm    Post subject: Pics Almeida Bus & Cozy Cab 1930-1953 Reply with quote

Almeida Bus and Cozy Cab/Bus New Bedford, Mass. 1930-1953

I was a driver and started working in the garage before I was old enough to get my license.
Enjoy the pictures



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1947 General American Aero Coach
taken 1947 at Almeida bus garage at Swift/Bolton
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1940 GM Aero Coach taken 1950 at the Almeida bus garage at Swift/Bolton St. FIRST AERO COACH Almeida owned
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1950 Fitz John Coach taken 1953 for the Lincoln Park/Dartmouth run for Cozy Cab and Bus
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:50 pm    Post subject: Pics Almeida Bus & Cozy Cab 1930-1953 Reply with quote

More pics


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1946 Reo
taken in 1946
Almeida Bus garage Swift/Bolton St
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1940 General American Areo Coach
1947 Almeida Bus
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1940 General American Areo Coach
Almeida Bus 1947
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:56 pm    Post subject: more pics Reply with quote

more pics


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Top Picture Almeida Bus Terminal, Kempton/Purchase St. 1945 FORD TRANSIT and taken 1949

Bottom picture; Almeida Bus Garage at Swift/Bolton St, taken 1949
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1947 General American Areo Coach
1947 Almeida Bus at the garage
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1939 Silverside yellow Coach, was a Greyhound bus, then Almeida and then Gateway Bus
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:07 pm    Post subject: more pics Reply with quote

more pics


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TOP: 1939 PS Arrow at Almeida Garage
BOTTOM:1940 Yellow Coach 3 speed at Bridgewater 104 Almeida 1953
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TOP: 1930 Yellow Coach Z50 3 speed taken 1939 at Rockdale/Dartmouth at the Almeida Bus Garage
BOTTOM: 1941 Yellow Coach Transit taken 1945 at the ABC Garage in Providence RI
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TOP LEFT: 1950 Fitz John taken in 1953 at Lincoln Park/Dartmouth Run for Cozy Cab/Bus
TOP RIGHT: 1953 Fitz John, at Wilburs Point Fairhaven Run for Cozy Cab/Bus
BOTTOM: 1948 Fitz John same run as above for Cozy Cab and Bus
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bobbymedeiros,

Your pictures are great and certainly bring our attention to another vintage northeast operator.

While I know little if much at all about Almeida, I can tell you that the attachment was a 1941 34 passenger Yellow Coach modeled as a TD-3201 (Diesel Powered with a mechanical transmission) and originally one of five numbered 300 to 304 delivered to the New England Transportation Company of New Haven, Connecticut.

The dead giveaway that the bus originated in Connecticut are the two factory installed special (blue) lights (one above each end of the destination sign) that were required on all buses built for intrastate operation in that state.

BTW; as long as I have you on the line let me take this opportunity to welcome you aboard here at BusTalk and say that we look forward to your valued contributions.

Regards,

Mr. Linsky - Green Bus Lines, Inc., Jamaica, New York

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm aware of the fact that this thread showcases the buses of Almeida Bus Lines, Inc. of New Bedford, Massachusetts up to 1953 but I thought I would take it a few more years into the future.

Pictured in June of 1968 at a bus terminal in Boston and yet to change its destination sign to its new heading is fleet # 73 - a 1964 GM Coach modeled as a PD-4106 and one of eighteen likenesses numbered from 67 and 84 purchased in increments between 1962 and 1965 by the referenced eastern Massachusetts company.

Almeida, a long time and successful suburban operator with routes radiating from Boston, closed down rather abruptly in 1977 with the reason rumored to be the demise of founding family member John Almeida.

The Mass. Dept of Public Utilities ordered Bristol Bus Lines of Bristol RI. to operate Almeida's route to Boston from New Bedford under a temporary permit for which Bristol used five brand new l978 MC8s.

At the same time, Bonanza Bus Lines (now part of Peter Pan) assumed Almeida's very lucrative Boston to Cape Cod corridor.

Records show that Almeida's Motor Passenger Common Carrier Authorization was revoked in December of 1987.

Photo courtesy of '4509bus' and is available at eBay as item # 371031782060.

Mr. Linsky - Green Bus Lines, Inc., Jamaica, New York

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, they closed down in 1979, my father was the last driver back. I remember the year because my mother was 8 months pregnant with my sister, and my dad would have had 10 years at Almeida that summer. The feds came in and seized all records, it appeared John Almeida III wasn't paying the company's taxes after his grandfather's death.
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