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MaBSTOA 15



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:06 pm    Post subject: More Buses in Washington Square Reply with quote

These two photos were taken in January - February 1962. Note the buses still have the Fifth Avenue Coach colors, lettering and slogan.

a) a GM TDH-5106
b) a GM TDH-5104 and a GM TDH-4506



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W.B. Fishbowl



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

F.Y.I. . . . I wish to note that virtually every bus photo that had been hosted by Photobucket as was shown on individual posts within this thread, has now disappeared and been replaced where the image had been with a "Please Update Your Account To Enable 3rd Party Hosting" notice. Apparently they are now demanding an arm and a leg in order (i.e. in the hundreds per year) to enable linking pictures on their site to places like this. It has also affected other forums where people have placed pictures in the past. I would recommend alternate sites (depending on your situation) like Flickr or Imgur or Postimage.

As to the early 1962 pics . . . it figures, as FACL was still operator at that point. The strike that ended their run of these bus routes (and ushered in a new operator, MaBSTOA) was still a month or two away.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great period photos; thanks for sharing!
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W.B. Fishbowl



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This pic has been shown in B&W in some books; but, courtesy user 'VintageVault75' on eBay, here it is in living color - FACL 3110, the last of the first batch of non-air-conditioned 'New Looks' built (in front of an Old Look), holding down the 2 - Fourth and Madison Avenues line in 1960. Looks like a Johnson farebox inside (the type that would be carried over by Keene and used until MTA switched to MetroCards).


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MaBSTOA 15



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a Grant Electrofarer fare box not a Johnson.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks similar from a distance, but thanks for advising.
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MaBSTOA 15



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When was this photo posted on EBay?
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W.B. Fishbowl



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaBSTOA 15 wrote:
When was this photo posted on EBay?

A few months ago. It has since been sold.
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