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"Big Top Buses" (Two lost eras recalled here).....
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Q65A



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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Outstanding MABSTOA pix!!!! Thanks for the memories!!!
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NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Q65A wrote:
Outstanding MABSTOA pix!!!! Thanks for the memories!!!


Q65A:

My pleasure......anytime!

Besides the buses themselves, there are so many strong (and subtle!) nostalgic elements in those vintage photos.....classic autos, vintage streetlights, advertisements hawking long-outdated products, once-commonplace retail chains.......man, where have all the years gotten to so quickly?? Rolling Eyes

Well....AT LEAST I can say I remember those classic buses!! Wink

"NYO"
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glenwood & Rockaway Parkway.......nostalgia rules supreme in this 1971 vintage street scene.......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1674

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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629 wrote:
Broadway & 42nd, 1972........

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2583

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I presume that side sign was printed by Transign circa 1967, as there is no reference to 101A (a little slab of '101 3RD-LEX-AMST AVES' is seen above '103 59 STREET CROSSTOWN').

P.S. - R.I.P. Ringling Bros. / Barnum & Bailey Circus.
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629 wrote:
Glenwood & Rockaway Parkway.......nostalgia rules supreme in this 1971 vintage street scene.......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1674

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The 1964 and 1966 Flxibles seemed to be the equivalent of an off-off-Broadway road show, given how they hardly penetrated Manhattan, vs. the GM Fishbowls ordered for MaBSTOA in that same time period that screamed "big time."
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

W.B. Fishbowl wrote:
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629 wrote:
Glenwood & Rockaway Parkway.......nostalgia rules supreme in this 1971 vintage street scene.......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1674

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The 1964 and 1966 Flxibles seemed to be the equivalent of an off-off-Broadway road show, given how they hardly penetrated Manhattan, vs. the GM Fishbowls ordered for MaBSTOA in that same time period that screamed "big time."


W.B:

Judging by the many vintage photos I have seen, I would tend to agree with you; GM's seemed to truly dominate the Manhattan routes, whereas the buses you mentioned seemed to be more or less "bit players" in a big Broadway production.......

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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a "Big Top" bus picture, but one that is simply too good not to post here (Park Row & Beekman, 1969)........ Wink

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1086

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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At the same location, in 1972........

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2883

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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At 34th & 3rd Ave., 1970.

Note "Bus-O-Rama" ad proclaiming Ringling Bros. 100th Anniversary.......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1159

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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recalling Bus-O-Rama "BARNUM" ads, GMC's, Checker cabs, and classic built-by-Detroit gas guzzlers (79th & 1st, 1981)........

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2912

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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A long-ago MABSTOA photo, 1972.......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2114

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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Broadway & 64th, 1981.......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1050

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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3rd Ave. & 163rd, 1974.......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2559

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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Broadway & 24th St., 1973.......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1164

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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A quiet layover in Brooklyn, 1971.......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?180

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