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Optical illusion or ghostly apparition

 
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MaBSTOA 15



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:24 pm    Post subject: Optical illusion or ghostly apparition Reply with quote

This is the back of 1964 NYCTA Flxible new look with batwings... or is that a GM new look in front with the wings and they are just perfectly aligned!


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frankie



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And here is the answer:


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MaBSTOA 15



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

7753 had air conditioning
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frankie



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaBSTOA 15 wrote:
7753 had air conditioning


....and batwings!
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W.B. Fishbowl



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An optical illusion. The other top side (at photo left) had no "batwings." That the bus was 1964 was highlighted by the 3-piece rear window arrangement. Those buses were also what I would call the "not ready for prime time" buses, given their general confinement to outer boroughs Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island (except one of the 5000's that one person swears saw some M15 [First/Second Avenue] service) while key Manhattan (and Bronx) routes operated by MaBSTOA got GM Fishbowls.
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W.B. Fishbowl



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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

P.S. It looks like that Flxible in Brooklyn was running right behind a GM 'batwings' bus.
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traildriver




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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little trivia... those "batwings" were ordered out into the streets during the first "big blackout" in 1965, to help provide some street lighting, after their rush hour use ended, IIRC...
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Q65A



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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for these pix! While living in Queens all those years I never saw a batwing Flx in service.
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