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Grumman 870's (afterlife)
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:15 pm    Post subject: Grumman 870's (afterlife) Reply with quote

All:

Anyone here know of the disposition(s) of the 870's after they were pulled from service en masse?

I think I recall reading that the buses wre sold off/rebuilt, and ended thier days operating for smaller outfits.

I cannot be 100% sure, but I think that one in particular that I remember (running on what had been North Hudson Boulevard's #1) out of Journal Square) many years ago, might have been one of the ex-MTA buses.

I remember it having a distinct list to one side and always seemed to be in a somewhat cranky mood (to me, it only added to the decidely lopsided bus' "personality"!)

Again, I am only guessing; it's been many years since I last (or saw) rode that particular bus (mid/late 90's)

Thank you again.....

"NYO"


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Coiuld this bus (PA1208) be one of the ex-MTA units?

The first-generation RED & TAN Fishbowl alongside serves to offer a distinct and interesting contrast in transit bus design, over two decades......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?645

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could be wrong but I think one or two ended up at Jet-Away Transportation of Glenwood Road, Carnarsie. They were used to shuttle late arriving guests at Belmont Racetrack from the far parking lots to the main gate.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hart Bus/All:

During 1987, Flxible was remanufacturing over 800 of the ex-MTA 870's for reseale to operators in NJ, Ohio (Cincinatti), and in Puerto Rico........

(source: "THE BUS WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BUSES" (by Ed Stauss)
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LAFAYETTE & GREENVILLE's #1558 (870 rebuild?)

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?689
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to "THE BUS WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BUSES", NJT recieved a number of rebuilt ex-MTA 870's.

Not sure of the "heritage" of this bus, but here is NJT's #1501......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3584

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TRIBORO's #124......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1394

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629 wrote:
TRIBORO's #124......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1394

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Definitely not ex-nyct. The PBL's had there own 870's direct from Grumman. When the NYCT 870's were rebuilt, the Grumman emblem was removed from under the windshield and top rear corner. They were replaced with Flxible emblem.

Rhor Industries designed the 870. Sold Flxible to Grumman and told them it was tested and production ready. AM General bought back the 870's from NYCT and dealt with the fallout as Grumman already sold the Flx company.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GBL Rebel wrote:
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629 wrote:
TRIBORO's #124......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1394

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Definitely not ex-nyct. The PBL's had there own 870's direct from Grumman.


Thanks.....did not know this.

Always appreciate historical info regarding the buses.....

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

St. George, October, 1981.......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2308

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This might have been a publicity photo on 5th Avenue; note that #100 has no MTA herald on the dash, and "NEW YORK CITY" displayed on the destination sign......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1355

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GRUMMAN #199 at 23rd and 1st Avenue, 1982......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?212

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1208 not ex-TA/OA.
1558 ex TA 383
1501 ex TA 400.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"New kid on the block" at Kingsbridge Depot......

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

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The GRUMMAN and the soaring Twin Towers remind us of another time in New York, when the world was just a bit more stable than it is today......both the GRUMMANS and the WTC were then so much a part of our everyday lives.

The old "BELL TELEPHONE" insignia also further dates this now-nostalgic scene......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?267

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