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MaBSTOA & NYCTA Bus Route Assignments in Manhattan, 1976

 
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W.B. Fishbowl



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:26 pm    Post subject: MaBSTOA & NYCTA Bus Route Assignments in Manhattan, 1976 Reply with quote

This was gauged from previous eBay sales of front destination roll signs of some individual depots, with other info by process of elimination and other factors. Some of them are eye-openers to say the least, certainly to me.

So, let's go back in time to the 1976-77 period, shall we?

Hudson Depot (farebox code HUD)
M11 - Ninth and Amsterdam Avenues
M12 - Spring and Delancey Streets Crosstown
M13 - 8th Street Crosstown
M14 - 14th Street Crosstown - via Avenues A and D
M16 - 34th Street Crosstown
M21 - Houston Street and Avenue C Crosstown
M26 - 23rd Street Crosstown

54th Street Depot (farebox code FFS)
M6 - Broadway, Seventh Avenue and Avenue of the Americas
M17 - 79th Street Crosstown
M18 - 86th Street Crosstown
M28 - 57th Street Crosstown
M30 - 72nd Street Crosstown
M32 - Fifth and Madison Avenues-Queensboro Bridge-Jackson Heights
Q89 - Elmhurst Crosstown
M103 - 59th Street Crosstown
M106 - 42nd Street Crosstown

100th Street Depot (farebox code OHS)
M19 - 96th Street Crosstown
M101 - Third, Lexington and Amsterdam Avenues
M102 - Third, Lexington and Lenox Avenues
X23 - Wall Street/Yorkville Express
M41 - Culture Loop I

132nd Street Depot (farebox code OTS)
M3 - Fifth and Madison Avenues - via St. Nicholas and Convent Avenues
M4 - Fitth, Madison and Fort Washington Avenues
M5 - Fifth Avenue, Avenue of the Americas and Riverside Drive
M20 - 116th Street Crosstown
Bx21 - Triboro Bridge (Bronx-Astoria)
M34 - Triboro Bridge (Manhattan-Wards and Randalls Islands)
M35 - Triboro Bridge (Manhattan-Astoria)

146th Street Depot (farebox code OFS)
M1 - Fifth and Madison Avenues
M2 - Fifth and Madison Avenues - via Seventh Avenue
M7 - Broadway, Columbus and Lenox Avenues
M10 - Eighth Avenue-Central Park West
Bx30 - 149th Street Crosstown

Amsterdam Depot (farebox code AMS)
M100 - Broadway-Kingsbridge
M104 - Broadway

NYCTA Manhattan Bus Division at 126th Street and Second Avenue (farebox code MAN)
M15 - First and Second Avenues
M22 - Madison and Chambers Streets
M27 - 49th-50th Streets Crosstown
M29 - 65th Street Crosstown
M31 - York Avenue

Feel free to discuss your memories "of the period" as it pertains to this (alas, I don't have info on the route assignments from the Bronx depots at Coliseum [COL], Kingsbridge [KB] or West Farms [WF]).


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The listing you posted are from what year?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaBSTOA 15 wrote:
The listing you posted are from what year?

This would be within the period 1976-77. eBay specifically has or had front rollsigns dated 10/76 or thereabouts from both 54th and 132nd depots, from which I got the info on the routes as where assigned in those places. They should be of aid in terms of which of the fleet was where by route in that time period (I know the 1974 MaBSTOA Flxibles were the kings of Hudson, and various depots had the 1975 and later 1977 Flxibles for several years beginning in this period).
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!

Sorry I missed the 54th Street signs on EBay.

Hope you can either post the readings or pm me said readings
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think WorthPoint has 4 of the pics of that 54th Street roll sign out there.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first two parts are below:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Parts 3 and 4:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the last:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for posting
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Q89 63rd Drive Rego Park?
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