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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:24 pm    Post subject: "The Red Bus" Reply with quote

Gentlemen:

In my day, the "locals" would refer to this long-established bus company as "The Red Bus"; their Old Looks were particular handsome in their red coats, black striping, and gold lettering.

Oddly, on bus.nycsubway.org. there are no photos at all of the buses of this company, though there are a number showing the buses of other old Jersey City-area "indies".

Does anyone have any photos of the old "Red Bus" fleet?

It has now been several decades since I saw a "traditional" M&WS bus; surely some bus fan snapped at least some photos......somehow, I never got around to taking any photos myself, except one or two I took at the old garage, back in the 80's, which I have not seen in ages.

According to this Wikipedia link, the company is also known as the "A&C BUS CORPORATION" (see following link; photo shows an RTS)

The last "Red Bus" I rode was an Old Look, too many years ago to count now.

Also, would appreciate any fleet info, from the 60's through the 70's.

Thanks in advance for any and all input.....

"NYO"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A%26C_Bus_Corporation
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AFAIK, the last traditional "Red Bus" I saw was a derelict Fishbowl, in the yard outside of the Danforth Avenue garage, nearly 30 years ago.

I have seen several historical Jersey City photos where a M&WS bus can be seen, but, as of yet, no online photos showing the buses themselves.

Surely, some bus fan back then took at least a few photos......

"NYO"
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All:

Came across the following:

http://www.kenstransitgifs.com/njiboagifs.html

(courtesy: kenstransitgifs)


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IBOA (and other) classic Hudson County-area buses in model form......man, oh, man, has this fine fellow have TALENT!!!!!!!!!! Shocked Very Happy

Aaaahhh, the wonderful memories these beauituful replicas bring back to yours truly....... Very Happy

http://www.nycmodeltransit.org/fcl.htm

(courtesy: Ferlise Coach Lines)
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also of interest.....

http://www.virtualnewarknj.com/memories/newark/ntbus.htm

(courtesy: Old Newark Memories)
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Though no M&WS buses are seen in these vintage views, the colorful days of the Jersey City-area "indies" are nostagicaly recalled here.

So much has changed since those days......

"NYO"

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?650

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?652

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?659

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?663

(courtesy: bus.nycsubway.org)
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A&C is lumped in with M&WS in the BusTalk Galleries: http://gallery.bustalk.info/thumbnails.php?album=131

Let me know if this is incorrect and I'll split them.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ripta42 wrote:
A&C is lumped in with M&WS in the BusTalk Galleries: http://gallery.bustalk.info/thumbnails.php?album=131

Let me know if this is incorrect and I'll split them.


ripta42:


MANY, MANY THANKS!! Wink

It has been too many years to count since I last saw either an M&WS Old Look or Fishbowl! Shocked

Wonderful old bus memories for this old "Joisey Boy"....... Smile

"NYO"
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