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NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another distinguished visitor from Merrie Olde London on the streets of "old" New York (the sign for the "MERV GRIFFIN SHOW" really dates these vintage views, as do the signs for "MILLER HIGH LIFE" beer, "Two Pennsylvania Plaza" and BOAC!)

Note the bus is still sporting its original rear platform.

Also, note the "HAYES LINER" 4106 in one view........


http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3391

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3401

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3404

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3405

(courtesy: bus.nycsubway.org)
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Q65A wrote:
Who would have put the words "Routemaster" and "Ave. B & E. Bway" in the same sentence, let alone the same photo?? Wow...


Q65A:

Agreed.....NOT something you'd expect to see EVERY day....... Rolling Eyes

"NYO"
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A "wayward" LEYLAND on Broadway, 1978........

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1251

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1252

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1253

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remember when.....

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3321

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3322

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3323

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A sincere and cheery, "'ello. Mate!" to our old friend from across the pond, "Reggie The Retired Routemaster"....... Wink

http://www.larrythelondonbus.com/characters/reggie-the-retired-routemaster
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meet some of Reggie's hard-working mates...... Wink

http://www.larrythelondonbus.com/characters
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reggie and Larry are excellent characters for teaching kids about the important roles played by buses and other public service vehicles.
In the US, the little kids know about Thomas The Tank Engine, and I've seen kids picture books about Freddie the Freightliner as well, but when it comes to buses, well, it appears the Brits are well ahead of us colonists Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Q65A wrote:
Reggie and Larry are excellent characters for teaching kids about the important roles played by buses and other public service vehicles.
In the US, the little kids know about Thomas The Tank Engine, and I've seen kids picture books about Freddie the Freightliner as well, but when it comes to buses, well, it appears the Brits are well ahead of us colonists Smile


Q65A:

I could NOT agree more, my friend....you are SOOOOOO right! Very Happy

Just look at bus preservation over in Britain; in all honesty, they MORE than blow us away in that department....just look at all the bus societies and bus publications in Great Britain that have been commonplace for decades now.

Recall, though, there are TWO bus characters in "Thomas" stories and episodes; first, there's "Bertie", a cheery old single-deck (half-a-cab") coach, and the ornery "Bulgy", an classic-style double decker who HATES railways and wants to see them all replaced by buses! (sounds familiar?) Rolling Eyes

And, yes, I DO have die cast replicas of both Bertie and Bulgy in my British bus collection..... Wink

"NYO"


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a great "bio" page on "Bulgy; he was based on an AEC "Bridgemaster"..........

http://ttte.wikia.com/wiki/Bulgy
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A "smashing" bio page on Bertie; like "Bulgy", he was based on an actual bus type, once very commonplace throughout Great Britain (in this instance, an AEC Regal "T" Class)......

http://ttte.wikia.com/Bertie

*trivia note: "Bertie" has the distinction of being the first "road vehicle" character to appear in the "Thomas" series! Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The AEC "BRIDGEMASTER" (Bulgy); a few of these handsome vehicles are preserved today........ Wink

http://www.freewebs.com/renown40/aecbridgemaster.htm


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The AEC Regal "T" Class (Bertie); thankfully, a number of these classic coaches survive today....... Very Happy

http://www.classicbuses.co.uk/T.html

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much like dogs and big trucks, there truly are many different "breeds" of buses. The half-cab concept never really caught on in the US.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Q65A wrote:
Much like dogs and big trucks, there truly are many different "breeds" of buses. The half-cab concept never really caught on in the US.
For some vocational trucks, half cabs were somewhat popular:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1968-1969-1971-1973-White-Freightliner-Model-WFHD-8264-Brochure-Specifications-/332183333698?hash=item4d57ab6b42:g:V~YAAOSwjDZYiKh-&vxp=mtr
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Q65A wrote:
Q65A wrote:
Much like dogs and big trucks, there truly are many different "breeds" of buses. The half-cab concept never really caught on in the US.
For some vocational trucks, half cabs were somewhat popular:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1968-1969-1971-1973-White-Freightliner-Model-WFHD-8264-Brochure-Specifications-/332183333698?hash=item4d57ab6b42:g:V~YAAOSwjDZYiKh-&vxp=mtr


Q65A:

KENWORTH operated some interesting-looking "half-a-cab" tractors during the 50's.

From old photos I have seen, it was obvious that the "half-a-cab" buses and coaches were only popular in Great Britain; the same with lorries (trucks)

If you did see an older "half-a-cab" bus in some European or Near/Far Eastern locale, these usually were second-hand vehicles from Great Britain.

Some of the old London "Guy Arab" double-deckers, for example, ended their service days in such far-off locales as Yugoslavia, India, and South Africa..........

"NYO"


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