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MaBSTOA 15



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:17 pm    Post subject: Rare Bus Stop Sign Reply with quote

Here is a rare bus stop sign used by Queens Transit during 1964-1965 for their bus service to the World's Fair.


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Dan




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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back in 1965 we took the TA's Brooklyn World's Fair Bus from Flatbush/Nostrand to the WF. What a disaster. Long trip on a hot crowded hard-seat bus. The TA was too cheap and or stupid to purchase more comfortable air-conditioned equipment. 25 cent premium fare according to the NYT article. Would love to see a brochure/map of the TA's 1964-65 WF bus services.

Were the Queens Transit WF buses air-conditioned?



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MaBSTOA 15



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NYCTA 3910 in World's Fair Express Service.

Interesting destination sign



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MaBSTOA 15



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since Queens Transit had their own version, I wonder if Triboro Coach, Green Bus Lines, and Jamaica Buses had their own as well.

Triboro operated to the Fair possibly using their brand new Flxibles as evident by the photo below.

(Photo borrowed for educational purposes)



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traildriver




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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great memories....
To save money, I used to hoof it about a mile and a half from my home down Jewel Avenue to the Meadow Lake parking lot. From there, I boarded the free shuttle that Greyhound was contracted to operate to the Gate... Cool
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MaBSTOA 15



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a true stop sign but how many remember these route maps placed on poles, street lights, and sometimes mounted on el pillars... I loved these!


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W.B. Fishbowl



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That, ladies and gentlemen, was the route that in 1974 became M27, and is today M50.
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Dan




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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember those little metal signs at a few B8 and other bus stops in Brooklyn. They were never widely installed and looked cheap.
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MaBSTOA 15



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's another view of those old metal maps


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