BusTalk Forum Index BusTalk
A Community Discussing Buses and Bus Operations Worldwide!
 
 BusTalk MainBusTalk Main FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups BusTalk GalleriesBusTalk Galleries   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Private Transportation partial roster
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    BusTalk Forum Index -> New York City Bus Rosters
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
nycbusfan




Joined: 16 Apr 2007
Posts: 258
Location: Brooklyn, NY

PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found an two old photos of a Fishbowls operating for Private Transportation. Th first one is 806, However I can't make out the number of the second one.

http://s78.photobucket.com/albums/j92/farrockawayatrain/Vintage%20NYCDOT/?action=view&current=0467155-R2-E151.jpg
http://s78.photobucket.com/albums/j92/farrockawayatrain/Vintage%20NYCDOT/?action=view&current=0467155-R1-E009.jpg
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
ripta42
Site Admin


Age: 39
Joined: 15 Apr 2007
Posts: 1024
Location: Pawtucket, RI / Woburn, MA

PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool. Keith, are you out there?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Hart Bus



Age: 68
Joined: 24 Apr 2007
Posts: 1124

PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree that the second bus is hard to identify. I could be wrong with my small screen and bad eyes, but could it be 461? The last digit appears to be a "1".

There is no identifying info with the picture so we don't know when it was taken.

According to a post by Sol Zeller on Dave Pirmann's old board on 3/9/2000 Private Transportation was started by Marcus Pearlstein sometime in 1960with some old rented 1948 PD 4101's.

Then with UMTA funds he purchased 3 new TDH-5302's. A quick glance at OMOT does not bear this out.

Sadly Marcus' son Izzy who was a mechanic was crushed to death between two buses when an e-brake accidentally released.

The company was then taken over by Jack marmerstein, one of the drivers who made it into the successful company it is.

No dates are given so I can't tell if those buses are from the Pearlstein or Marmelstein regimes.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
nycbusfan




Joined: 16 Apr 2007
Posts: 258
Location: Brooklyn, NY

PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

502 was originally Avis 5.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
ripta42
Site Admin


Age: 39
Joined: 15 Apr 2007
Posts: 1024
Location: Pawtucket, RI / Woburn, MA

PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also a '98, I assume?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
nycbusfan




Joined: 16 Apr 2007
Posts: 258
Location: Brooklyn, NY

PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ripta42 wrote:
Also a '98, I assume?

That bus is a 1999 model.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
ripta42
Site Admin


Age: 39
Joined: 15 Apr 2007
Posts: 1024
Location: Pawtucket, RI / Woburn, MA

PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's practically new! Thanks for the info.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
R160A 4567




Joined: 23 Feb 2008
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has Private ever bought a new bus.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ripta42
Site Admin


Age: 39
Joined: 15 Apr 2007
Posts: 1024
Location: Pawtucket, RI / Woburn, MA

PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, a pair of T6H5306As in 1971. I'm pretty sure the CitySights SBM TourLoopers were also purchased new.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
nycbusfan




Joined: 16 Apr 2007
Posts: 258
Location: Brooklyn, NY

PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw a Gillig Phantom numbered 511 today while I was on the BM4. This bus however did not appear to be originally operated by Avis.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
nycbusfan




Joined: 16 Apr 2007
Posts: 258
Location: Brooklyn, NY

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

511 is ex Minneapolis Metro Transit 2358. I'm not sure what year the bus was because it was missing its registration sticker.

I also saw 504 which is a 1998 Gillig Phantom. This bus was originally Avis 12.

NYAS 722 was also on the B110 today.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
ripta42
Site Admin


Age: 39
Joined: 15 Apr 2007
Posts: 1024
Location: Pawtucket, RI / Woburn, MA

PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2358 is a 1995 Phantom, according to this post.

How long before double-deckers show up on the B110? Laughing
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
nycbusfan




Joined: 16 Apr 2007
Posts: 258
Location: Brooklyn, NY

PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Private has recently added another Gillig Phantom numbered 516 to their fleet. I will try to get more info about this bus in the near future.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
nycbusfan




Joined: 16 Apr 2007
Posts: 258
Location: Brooklyn, NY

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is also a Gillig phantom numbered 515. This bus like 511 appears to be an ex-Twin City Metro bus. It appears as if 515 and 516 replaced 202 and 507 as the buses assigned to the B110 on sunday were 504, 505,506, 510, 511, 515 and 516.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
nycbusfan




Joined: 16 Apr 2007
Posts: 258
Location: Brooklyn, NY

PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are photos of the two buses as well as their registration stickers.

515:



516:


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    BusTalk Forum Index -> New York City Bus Rosters All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Page 2 of 4

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group