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NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speaking of garages/depots of years past, does the MTA currently use any of these facilities, or have they since been closed?

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show/980

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?787

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?798

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?837

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's see . . .
- 146th Street [pic #980] is now the Mother Clara Hale depot.
- Coliseum [pic #787] has since been rebuilt and rebranded as West Farms (not to be confused with the *other* West Farms depot [in pic #798] which has long ago been closed and razed).
- 132nd Street [pic #837] was closed and demolished in the late 1980's, the newer Manhattanville depot built in its place and on the grounds thereof. (It's ironic that where 'OTS' once stood is now called Manhattanville, while the old 'Tee-Yay' depot at 126th Street and Second Avenue had as its farebox code 'MAN' [for Manhattan Bus Division].)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

W.B.:

Appreciate this info.

If I'm not mistaken, isn't there a "TUSKEGEE" depot used by the MTA?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vintage photos at KINGSBRIDGE, QUEENS VILLAGE, and FLUSHING garages......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?249

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?265

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?275

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629 wrote:
If I'm not mistaken, isn't there a "TUSKEGEE" depot used by the MTA?

Sho' iz. 'Tuskegee Airmen' in point of fact. Formerly known as 100th Street depot ('OHS' code on fareboxes).
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

W.B. Fishbowl wrote:
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629 wrote:
If I'm not mistaken, isn't there a "TUSKEGEE" depot used by the MTA?

Sho' iz. 'Tuskegee Airmen' in point of fact. Formerly known as 100th Street depot ('OHS' code on fareboxes).


Thanks! Very Happy

I was almost positive there was a "TUSKEGEE" garage, but wasn't sure.

A historic and dignified name, to be sure.....

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking smart in two-tone blue, #3608 is seen here enjoying a well-deserved respite from regular chores at Castleton*, on a sunny day in 1975.........

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?316

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*I also like that 1950's era light fixture on the garage facade!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love this "NO RIDERS" sign sported by ol' #2, back in 1974.

Note the "PRCA" sign on the dash (also, looks like the fare box has been removed).......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?395

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re: previous photo of #2:

I also noticed the #2 is now devoid of any "NYCTA/MTA" markings; though the bus is still in the old "Tee-Yay" green, it seems safe to say that #2 is no longer longer in revenue service, now performing some other type of service......

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The following is stated in the 1966 NYCTA Facts and Figures brochure...

MaBSTOA operates:

Manhattan... 28 routes
Bronx... 43 routes
Queens... 3 routes

MaBSTOA operates out of the following depots:

12th Street - ex NYCO
54th Street - ex NYCO
Kingsbridge - ex Surface Transit
West Farms - ex Surface - Bronx
132nd Street - ex Fifth Avenue
146th Street - ex NYCO
Coliseum - ex Surface Transit - Bronx
100th Street - ex NYCO
Amsterdam - ex Surface

NYCTA operates:

Brooklyn... 67 routes
Manhattan... 5 routes
Queens... 35 routes
Staten Island... 19 routes

NYCTA operates out of the following depots:

(all in Brooklyn, except where noted)

East New York - ex BMT
Flatbush
Fresh pond - ex BRT - AQueens
Ulmer - Board of Transportation
Jamaica - ex North Shore - Queens
Crosstown
5th Avenue
Castleton - Board of Transportation - Staten Island
126th Street - ex Surface Transportation; ex NYCO - Manhattan
Flushing - ex North Shore - Queens
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How are annual reports from the previous prior operators in terms of value of information? In particular, would anyone know if the Fifth Avenue Coach Lines' "Annual Report For the Year Ended December 31, 1958" would have any info as to when FACO's #1 - Fifth Avenue route would have been reduced to one franchise trip a day? (I say this because it was one of the routes discontinued at the time the TWU's strike which knocked out FACL and Surface Transit [and led to all their routes being taken over by MaBSTOA] commenced March 1, 1962, and was never resumed under MaBSTOA aegis; it was listed in The New York Times as in "inactive" status at the time of the lead-up to route resumptions.)
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fellows:

This is just the information I was looking for; THANK YOU for taking the time to post here. Wink

BTW: Regarding the photo of Fishbowl #2 that I had posted several responses back, any clue as to what duties the bus was now assigned to, now clearly out of revenue service?

I'm still scratching my head with this one; I do not have the slightest clue, outside of a vague guess that the bus might have been being used by the Parks department?

Again, just a vague guess, here.....

"NYO"
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if that ex-'Tee-Yay' bus in that pic would have been for use within the Parks Department or in conjunction with same.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

W.B. Fishbowl wrote:
I wonder if that ex-'Tee-Yay' bus in that pic would have been for use within the Parks Department or in conjunction with same.


W.B.:

This, on my part, was only the vaguest of guesses; still, something was just needling me a bit, wondering if maybe the Parks Department might have aquired #2 for reasons as yet unexplained.....

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just wondering if the streetcar barn (here shown during the horse car era in a painting) was ever used as a bus garage in later years.

No location given.........

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