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Vintage Nassau County Parlor Car Operators
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S-60 To Smith Haven Mall




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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:17 pm    Post subject: Vintage Nassau County Parlor Car Operators Reply with quote

I thought that since we had a Vintage Coach Bus list for Suffolk County, that we should have one for Nassau County. granted I only know of one company that had Coach buses.

Schenck Transportation Company/Schenck Tours Inc.

1958 GMC PD-4104: 500
1959 GMC PD-4104: 501
1962 GMC PD-4106: 504
1963 GMC PD-4106: 505
1971 GMC PD-4905: 508-510
1972 GMC P8M 4905A: 511-513
1973 GMC P8M 4905A: 514-515
1974 GMC P8M 5302: 516-518
1975 GMC P8M 4905A: 519-521
1979 GMC H8H 649: 522-523
19xx Eagle Model xx: 4816


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

S-60 To Smith Haven Mall,

Great idea but I don't think the title really zeros in on what you mean.

I would suggest;

Vintage Nassau County Parlor Car Operators

or

Vintage Nassau County Interstate Carriers

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Mr. 'L'
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Vintage Nassau County Parlor Car Operators Reply with quote

S-60 To Smith Haven Mall wrote:
I thought that since we had a Vintage Coach Bus list for Suffolk County, that we should have one for Nassau County. granted I only know of one company that had Coach buses.

Schenck Transportation Company/Schenck Tours Inc.

1958 GMC PD-4104: 500
1959 GMC PD-4104: 501
1962 GMC PD-4106: 504
1963 GMC PD-4106: 505
1971 GMC PD-4905: 508-510
1972 GMC P8M 4905A: 511-513
1973 GMC P8M 4905A: 514-515
1974 GMC P8M 5302: 516-518
1975 GMC P8M 4905A: 519-521
1979 GMC H8H 649: 522-523
19xx Eagle Model xx: 4816


Curious as to what a 'P8M 5302' is? Should that have been an 'S' instead of a 'P'?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:45 am    Post subject: Re: Vintage Nassau County Parlor Car Operators Reply with quote

traildriver wrote:
S-60 To Smith Haven Mall wrote:
I thought that since we had a Vintage Coach Bus list for Suffolk County, that we should have one for Nassau County. granted I only know of one company that had Coach buses.

Schenck Transportation Company/Schenck Tours Inc.

1958 GMC PD-4104: 500
1959 GMC PD-4104: 501
1962 GMC PD-4106: 504
1963 GMC PD-4106: 505
1971 GMC PD-4905: 508-510
1972 GMC P8M 4905A: 511-513
1973 GMC P8M 4905A: 514-515
1974 GMC P8M 5302: 516-518
1975 GMC P8M 4905A: 519-521
1979 GMC H8H 649: 522-523
19xx Eagle Model xx: 4816


Curious as to what a 'P8M 5302' is? Should that have been an 'S' instead of a 'P'?


They were P8M 4905's. I must have written down the wrong four digits when I was coping them down, and didn't notice the mistake. Thank you for noticing the mistake and saying something otherwise I dobt I would have ever noticed.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As Of 9/7/2012

Schenck Transportation Company/Schenck Tours Inc.

1958 GMC PD-4104: 500
1959 GMC PD-4104: 501
1962 GMC PD-4106: 504
1963 GMC PD-4106: 505
1971 GMC PD-4905: 508-510
1972 GMC P8M 4905A: 511-513
1973 GMC P8M 4905A: 514-515
1974 GMC P8M 4905: 516-518
1975 GMC P8M 4905A: 519-521
1979 GMC H8H 649: 522-523
19xx Eagle Model xx: 4816

Clausen Bus Service (Clausen Airport Bus, Inc. Formerly N.F Bus Service)

19xx GMC 4905: 111-114,119,120,124-127 (#114 Ex aventours, #124 Ex lesurie line)
19xx MCI MC-9: 121-123 (#123 went to Trombleys Bus in Mass, #121 was 53 Passengers, #122-123 were 49 Pass)
19xx MCI 96A2: 128-130 (Went to Transportation)
19xx MCI 96A2: 131-133 (Had Bee-Line written on front, went to Harran Transportation)
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As Of 5/23/2013

Schenck Transportation Company/Schenck Tours Inc.

1958 GMC PD-4104: 500
1959 GMC PD-4104: 501
1962 GMC PD-4106: 504
1963 GMC PD-4106: 505
1968 GMC PD-4903: 518
1971 GMC PD-4905: 508-510
1972 GMC P8M 4905A: 511-513
1973 GMC P8M 4905A: 514-515
1974 GMC P8M 4905: 516-518
1975 GMC P8M 4905A: 519-521
1979 GMC H8H 649: 522-523
19xx Eagle Model xx: 4816

Clausen Bus Service (Clausen Airport Bus, Inc. Formerly N.F Bus Service)

19xx GMC 4905: 111-114,119,120,124-127 (#114 Ex aventours, #124 Ex lesurie line)
19xx MCI MC-9: 121-123 (#123 went to Trombleys Bus in Mass, #121 was 53 Passengers, #122-123 were 49 Pass)
19xx MCI 96A2: 128-130 (Went to Transportation)
19xx MCI 96A2: 131-133 (Had Bee-Line written on front, went to Harran Transportation)
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I assume this list for Nassau County operators with Parlor Coaches only includes post-WW II.
Bee Line had may prewar parlor coaches.
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NorthShore wrote:
I assume this list for Nassau County operators with Parlor Coaches only includes post-WW II.
Bee Line had may prewar parlor coaches.


Not necessarily, what is on the list is the only information of companies with Parlor coaches that I've either found or has been mentioned on this site by others.. If you have anything on Bee Line having Parlor Coaches either before or after World War II I would gladly add it to the list.
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

S-60 To Smith Haven Mall, take note;

Originally written by this writer for BusTalk in May of 2011.

Bee Line, of Rockville Centre, New York, which was an early major player in the transit end of the business both in western Nassau County and the adjacent Queens part of New York City also operated their successful 'Long Island Tours' division with private charters, scheduled Manhattan express commuter services and runs to Saratoga Springs, New York during the summer racing season.

Pictured is one of thirty-eight ACF Model 901-1-P64's (fleet #'s unknown) purchased by the company in increments between 1930 and 1931 carrying Bee Line's unmistakable 'Bumble Bee' brand logo on the front door.

The 34 foot long 37 passenger P64's were top of the line weighing in at over 11,000 lbs. and featured power by a Hall Scott 707 cu. in. gasoline engine capable of a maximum speed of 80 mph which became ACF's largest power plant for the next two decades.

Bee Line's fortunes began a downward spiral when first they lost their 'Hub Master' ranking in Jamaica in the mid thirties to North Shore Bus Company due to labor problems and neglect of equipment and then to municipal takeover in the early seventies.

The company will be remembered as a very colorful and important part of Long Island's transportation history.

Photo courtesy of the Motor Bus Society.

Mr. Linsky - Green Bus Lines, Inc., Jamaica, New York

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Addendum to above article on Bee Line's Parlor Cars;

I found one of the 38 ACF P-64's in my files in service after a number of years and in rather battered condition which seemed to exemplify their reputation for poor maintenance back when.

Of note is the fleet # 142 which should help in rostering.

BTW; One Bee Line ACF Model P-64 carrying fleet # 135 is preserved by Jack Seidler of Hyde Park, New York (Mr. Seidler is rumored to have been part of Bee Line's original Carter family).

Photo taken at an unknown location and date with the source being anonymous.

Mr. Linsky - Green Bus Lines, Inc., Jamaica, New York

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As Of 5/24/2013

Bee Line/Long Island Tours

1930-1931 ACF 901-1-P64: 135, 142 (Two of 38 buses ordered, the rest of the numbers are unknown)


Schenck Transportation Company/Schenck Tours Inc.

1958 GMC PD-4104: 500
1959 GMC PD-4104: 501
1962 GMC PD-4106: 504
1963 GMC PD-4106: 505
1968 GMC PD-4903: 518
1971 GMC PD-4905: 508-510
1972 GMC P8M 4905A: 511-513
1973 GMC P8M 4905A: 514-515
1974 GMC P8M 4905: 516-518
1975 GMC P8M 4905A: 519-521
1979 GMC H8H 649: 522-523
19xx Eagle Model xx: 4816

Clausen Bus Service (Clausen Airport Bus, Inc. Formerly N.F Bus Service)

19xx GMC 4905: 111-114,119-120,124-127 (#114 Ex aventours, #124 Ex lesurie line)
19xx MCI MC-9: 121-123 (#123 went to Trombleys Bus in Mass, #121 was 53 Passengers, #122-123 were 49 Pass)
19xx MCI 96A2: 128-130 (Went to Transportation)
19xx MCI 96A2: 131-133 (Had Bee-Line written on front, went to Harran Transportation)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As Of 7/30/2013

Bee Line/Long Island Tours

1925 Six Wheel Company Model 37: 24-25,43
1930-1931 ACF 901-1-P64: 135,142 (Two of 38 buses ordered, the rest of the numbers are unknown)

Schenck Transportation Company/Schenck Tours Inc.

1958 GMC PD-4104: 500
1959 GMC PD-4104: 501
1962 GMC PD-4106: 504
1963 GMC PD-4106: 505
1968 GMC PD-4903: 518
1971 GMC PD-4905: 508-510
1972 GMC P8M 4905A: 511-513
1973 GMC P8M 4905A: 514-515
1974 GMC P8M 4905: 516-518
1975 GMC P8M 4905A: 519-521
1979 GMC H8H 649: 522-523
19xx Eagle Model xx: 4816

Clausen Bus Service (Clausen Airport Bus, Inc. Formerly N.F Bus Service)

19xx GMC 4905: 111-114,119-120,124-127 (#114 Ex aventours, #124 Ex lesurie line)
19xx MCI MC-9: 121-123 (#123 went to Trombleys Bus in Mass, #121 was 53 Passengers, #122-123 were 49 Pass)
19xx MCI 96A2: 128-130 (Went to Transportation)
19xx MCI 96A2: 131-133 (Had Bee-Line written on front, went to Harran Transportation)
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As Of 12/29/2013

Bee Line/Long Island Tours

1925 Six Wheel Company Model 37: 24-25,43
1930-1931 ACF 901-1-P64: 135,142 (Two of 38 buses ordered, the rest of the numbers are unknown)

Schenck Transportation Company/Schenck Tours Inc.

1958 GMC PD-4104: 500
1959 GMC PD-4104: 501
1962 GMC PD-4106: 504
1963 GMC PD-4106: 505
1968 GMC PD-4903: 518 (Brought used, Either sold or renumbered by the time the 1974 GMC P8M 4905A's arrived)
1968/1969 GMC PD-4903: 521 (Brought used, Either sold or renumbered by the time the 1975 GMC P8M 4905A's arrived)

1971 GMC PD-4905: 508-510
1972 GMC P8M 4905A: 511-513
1973 GMC P8M 4905A: 514-515
1974 GMC P8M 4905A: 516-518
1975 GMC P8M 4905A: 519-521
1979 GMC H8H 649: 522-523
19xx Eagle Model xx: 4816

Clausen Bus Service (Clausen Airport Bus, Inc. Formerly N.F Bus Service)

19xx GMC 4905: 111-114,119-120,124-127 (#114 Ex aventours, #124 Ex lesurie line)
19xx MCI MC-9: 121-123 (#123 went to Trombleys Bus in Mass, #121 was 53 Passengers, #122-123 were 49 Pass)
19xx MCI 96A2: 128-130 (Went to Transportation)
19xx MCI 96A2: 131-133 (Had Bee-Line written on front, went to Harran Transportation)
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As Of 5/4/2014

Bee Line/Long Island Tours

1925 Six Wheel Company Model 37: 24-25,43
1930 ACF 901-1-P64: 135
1931 ACF 901-1-P64: 142
1932 ACF 901-1-P64: 183

Schenck Transportation Company/Schenck Tours Inc.

1958 GMC PD-4104: 500
1959 GMC PD-4104: 501
1962 GMC PD-4106: 504
1963 GMC PD-4106: 505
1968 GMC PD-4903: 518 (Brought used, Either sold or renumbered by the time the 1974 GMC P8M 4905A's arrived)
1968/1969 GMC PD-4903: 521 (Brought used, Either sold or renumbered by the time the 1975 GMC P8M 4905A's arrived)
1971 GMC PD-4905: 508-510
1972 GMC P8M 4905A: 511-513
1973 GMC P8M 4905A: 514-515
1974 GMC P8M 4905A: 516-518
1975 GMC P8M 4905A: 519-521
1979 GMC H8H 649: 522-523
19xx Eagle Model xx: 4816

Clausen Bus Service (Clausen Airport Bus, Inc. Formerly N.F Bus Service)

19xx GMC 4905: 111-114,119-120,124-127 (#114 Ex aventours, #124 Ex lesurie line)
19xx MCI MC-9: 121-123 (#123 went to Trombleys Bus in Mass, #121 was 53 Passengers, #122-123 were 49 Pass)
19xx MCI 96A2: 128-130 (Went to Transportation)
19xx MCI 96A2: 131-133 (Had Bee-Line written on front, went to Harran Transportation)
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As Of 5/22/2014

Bee Line/Long Island Tours

1925 Six Wheel Company Model 37: 24-25,43
1930 ACF 901-1-P64: 135
1931 ACF 901-1-P64: 142
1932 ACF 901-1-P64: 183

Schenck Transportation Company/Schenck Tours Inc.

1958 GM PD-4104: 500
1959 GM PD-4104: 501
1962 GM PD-4106: 504
1963 GM PD-4106: 505
1968 GMC PD-4903: 518 (Brought used, Either sold or renumbered by the time the 1974 GMC P8M 4905A's arrived)
1968/1969 GMC PD-4903: 521 (Brought used, Either sold or renumbered by the time the 1975 GMC P8M 4905A's arrived)
1971 GMC PD-4905: 508-510
1972 GMC P8M 4905A: 511-513
1973 GMC P8M 4905A: 514-515
1974 GMC P8M 4905A: 516-518
1975 GMC P8M 4905A: 519-521
1979 GMC H8H 649: 522-523
19xx Eagle Model xx: 4816

Clausen Bus Service (Clausen Airport Bus, Inc. Formerly N.F Bus Service)

19xx GMC 4905: 111-114,119-120,124-127 (#114 Ex aventours, #124 Ex lesurie line)
19xx MCI MC-9: 121-123 (#123 went to Trombleys Bus in Mass, #121 was 53 Passengers, #122-123 were 49 Pass)
19xx MCI 96A2: 128-130 (Went to Transportation)
19xx MCI 96A2: 131-133 (Had Bee-Line written on front, went to Harran Transportation)

Buddy's Transportation Service
1964 GM PD-4106: 70
1968 GMC PD-4903: 99-100
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