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Staten Island Advance, 33 bus photos

 
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N4 Jamaica




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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:29 am    Post subject: Staten Island Advance, 33 bus photos Reply with quote

On its website today, the Staten Island Advance links to 33 photos of vintage scenes of transit buses on the island. There are four or five photos of Macks, and one of a GMC in 1953.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great collection of old pictures. Thanks for posting
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great pictures. Thanks for the link.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:34 pm    Post subject: Staten Island Advance, 33 bus photos Reply with quote

Photos of past flooding:
High Water, 1993, on S 40.
Deep Water on Richmond Terrace, 1982, maybe within a mile of last week's flooding with a low floor.
Also: Hylan Blvd floods, 1980 and 1993.
Also: Water main break, Broad Street, Stapleton, 1991.

I note that all photos of flooding show high-floor buses. One solution could be to get that London Roadmaster in one of the Bay Street photos, and have passengers and driver on the 2nd deck only.

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Looking at photos of Macks:
1622 on R5 Jersey Street, 1952.
And the rear of R5 6240, maybe a Bingham?
When I began to live on Staten Island in 1969, there were no rear signs indicating the route of the bus as you galloped up the ramp from the ferry.

Also a 1961 Bingham in fog?
Also 6162 in 1964.

A comment on the R5 Jersey Street route: It was sort of a back-of-the-hill loop route when Jersey Street had modest stores. You boarded at the ferry terminal, traveled Richmond Terrace for a mile or so, turned into Jersey Street (a valley between the hill of St. George and that of New Brighton), and came out into the commercial district of Stapleton, meeting the buses that had used Bay Street.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting pics of the Grummans and early RTS' in that collection.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

None of the Macks featured in the photo article are the Bingham Macks.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaBSTOA 15 wrote:
None of the Macks featured in the photo article are the Bingham Macks.

157 of the 1956 order of Macks were at Staten Island's Castleton depot as late as August 1969. That was two years after the last 'Surface' Macks, renumbered by MaBSTOA, were retired upon the arrival of the A/C batwing Fishbowls.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great pics!
Here is a link to the website of the Staten Island Historical Society, where they have a copy of a map of SI bus routes operated by Tompkins Coach Co.:
https://statenisland.pastperfectonline.com/childbylink?id=139831AE-62D2-41E8-A477-158202310598
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