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Museum bus pics from December 20th [25]

 
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Grand Concourse




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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:34 pm    Post subject: Museum bus pics from December 20th [25] Reply with quote

Better late than never I guess, enjoy!





















And other non museum bus pics:







Madison Av bus lanes.


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ralph kramden



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These pictures are AWESOME!!!!!! Clap
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LLE Rebel




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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great shots... I like the night shot of the MCI on the X51.
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Mr. Linsky
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course, you have to understand that the DD Yellows are my favorites!

Great, Great shots!

Mr. 'L'
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Cyberider




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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superb photos, Phil! Don't know how I missed seeing them earlier. I'm with Mr. Linsky on my favorites though the GM and Flx Fishbowls aren't bad either.
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Mr. Linsky
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's an interesting question about how the Fifth Avenue Double Decker coaches actually got to New York.

As I remember, the assembly plant at Pontiac Michigan where these buses were manufactured had ceilings of at least two floors or more in height so assembling these double height coaches would not have been much of a problem, but getting them out the door could have!, and I imagine they must have heightened the exits.

Now that we're out of the plant what's the method of transport?

Flatbed railroad cars would be out of the question due to the many low slung highway bridges and railroad tunnels.

Trucking would be worse for many of the same reasons!

So, the only practical method left other than by barge through the lakes to the Hudson River (if there is such a route), would be self propulsion just as all GM buses were delivered (except to the west coast).

This trip would have to have been very carefully laid out to avoid any routes that had either highway or railway bridges crossing them, and there were plenty already in those days - in fact the Yellow 720 (Queen Mary) version of 1936 was built slightly lower than the 735 version for use in Chicago for just those reasons.

A good lawyer never asks a question of a witness unless he or she already knows the answer - in this case, I really don't know the answer!

Any ideas?

Mr. Linsky - Green Bus Lines, Inc., Jamaica, NY
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