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New York's Articulated Buses

 
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MaBSTOA 15



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:11 pm    Post subject: New York's Articulated Buses Reply with quote

To piggy back on another thread, "Had double deckers never left 5th Avenue", feedback was posted in that thread on current artics in New York and in general, I've decided to create a new topic dealing with the artics only.

For your viewing pleasure here are the original New York City artics...

a) Twin Coach, #1400 as operated as a demo by the New York City Transit System. This was the 1938 "Super Twin"

b,c, & d) Twin Coach, #400 as operated as a demo by the Board of Transportation. This is 1948 model 58DW on route 37 Fort Hamilton

Two observations, one: the bus did not bend as modern artics do, it simply flexed vertically; secondly; the last axle was steerable.



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MaBSTOA 15



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the accordion in action


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NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AWESOME PICTURES, FELLOWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shocked Shocked Shocked

Thanks for sharing these great old photos.....man, those buses were BEASTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shocked Shocked Shocked

Just imagine the brute strength a driver had to have, steering when of those monsters, back in the day when power steering was still well into the future....... Wink

"NYO"
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Hart Bus



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talk about your "Armstrong" Steering !
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you certain that bus did not have some primitive sort of power steering?
It would seem to almost have to have it, in order to link those steerable rear axles to the front, wouldn't it?

Or....a "tillerman", like on hook and ladder trucks..... Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And lets not forget this monster that worked in Nassau County...


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THAT IS ONE BIG BUS!!!!!!!!!! Shocked Shocked

Had no idea this monster ran in Nassau County.....(!!) Rolling Eyes

Thanks for posting....... Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder how many Nassau County bus routes had sufficient ridership to warrant use of artics?
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