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The "Other" New Look
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NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:32 pm    Post subject: The "Other" New Look Reply with quote

Fellows:

Ever notice how when many bus fans hear another mention "New Look", they, almost, to the last man, they think of a GM product (I will admit that I am VERY guilty of this!) Shocked

IMHO, it seems as though the Flex New Look was often regarded (at least to some) as a "knockoff" of GM's famed New Look.

Granted, the GM's DID garner much, more publicity when they first debuted than their Flex cousins ever did.

The last time I rode on any Flex New Look was in 1997; this was an ex-WAMATA bus, then being used on what once was NHBL's #1 local between Nungessers and Journal Square.

In previous years, I regarded the NYCTA's/MTA's Flex New Looks as quite exotic; it was not until 1976, when hundreds of NJDOT Flex New Looks began operating for a number of Jersey carriers (needless to say, I liked them from the start; the ONLY thing I did NOT like about them was that they allowed most of the remaining Old Looks to be retired)

In any event, I think we should at least pause and reflect for a few moments, and remember these handsome, hard-working buses of another era..... Wink

"NYO"


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lenox & 121st, 1981.......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?925

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Edgecombe & 155th, 1983......

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Goin' Green".........

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?935

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?936

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?937

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"FOLLOW THE LEADER" (1981)

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"WEARIN 'O THE GREEN"........

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?944

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?945

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?951

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

.....a "TRUE BLUE" Noo Yawker........ Wink

(Taylor Avenue & 177th, 1983)

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOVED the original green scheme (my all-time FAVORITE NYCTA New Look bus paint!) Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"A BRONX TALE" (1973)

A distinct mood of bittersweet nostalgia indeed permeates this now-vanished scene......

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

5th Avenue & 34th, 1982.......

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A timeless portrait of a VERY formidable bus! Very Happy (1972)

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?961

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"DATELINE: 1981"........

New York receives "aid" from Washington......... Wink

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2308

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2311

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday's commonplace, today's museum piece......

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just call me "Shorty"....... Wink

Huntington memories.......

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:14 pm    Post subject: Re: The "Other" New Look Reply with quote

NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629 wrote:
Fellows:

Ever notice how when many bus fans here another mention "New Look", they, almost, to the last man, think of a GM product (I will admit that I am VERY guilty of this!) Shocked

INHO, it seems as though the Flex New Look seemed to me (at least to some) a "knockoff" of GM's famed New Look.

"NYO"


I never considered the Flxibles as "new looks". A bit of a misnomer since it's not really replacing a Flxible "old look" as GM did. These are really considered first generation buses even though the Flxible name shared the Twin Coach badges back when it absorbed Twin Coach. Those coaches were actually Twin Coaches in nature - even Chicago's #8499 when the front clip was replaced with the new clip. The original first generation Flxibles continued using the duel badges before using only the Flxible name sometime after 1962.

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