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"It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
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NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"BATWING A LA GRUMMAN" (Broadway & 168th, 1982).........

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1036

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

#631 was the only NYC Grumman bus with wings
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NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three "Noo Yawk" classics we'll never see the likes of again (12th Avenue & 42nd, 1982)

Note, also, the rusting remains of the old West Side Highway, then under demolition.....

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2088

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GRUMMAN #727 in a truly classic "Ol' Tyme Noo Yawk" street scene, back in the day......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2450

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another (refreshing!) wintertime scene (Queens Blvd & Skillman (1983).....

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2648

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grand Concourse & Bedford Park Blvd., 1983.........

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2449

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nostalgia.....pure, 100%, unadulterated nostalgia.......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2764

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Broadway & 207th, 1982...........

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2765

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fellows:

Was watching a special on ABC 7 earlier, hosted by Eyewitness News weatherman Lee Goldberg, on the 50th Anniversary of the Moon landing.

Being heavily into both the Moon and astronomy in general since my long-gone childhood days, I made sure I did not miss this special; it was educational, insightful, and stirring all the way.....good work, Lee!

He was on location at the old GRUMMAN plant in Long Island; a tremendous wealth of space/aviation history is to be found here!

This, of course, got me to thinking of a certain bus that (literally) "hit the streets" of Noo Yawk, some 50-odd years ago; all I can say is, (thankfully!!) GRUMMAN did FAR BETTER at designing SPACE CRAFT than it did designing BUSES!! Shocked Shocked

Speaking of the MTA's GRUMMAN fleet............

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show/1258

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3253

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3255

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"DOWN FOR THE COUNT"

(undated photo, snapped at the Brooklyn Army Terminal)

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1231

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bainbridge & 208th St., 1982.

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2769

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Just as some seem to consider the New Look as "not a true 5th Avenue bus", it also seems that some also regarding the late GRUMMAN as not being a "true MaBSTOA bus" (IMHO)

I say this because, while there are hundreds of photos of MaBSTOA New Looks (GMC and FLEX) at nycsubway.org (and praise be to the gods for that!), there are very few photos of the GRUMMAN in MaBSTOA service.

The RTS fared at least a little better (photo-wise), but not by all that much; there are not really all that many now-classic photos of MaBSTOA RTS buses at nycsubway.org, especially when compared to the many hundreds of (again) the New Looks.

It's like Your's Truly is fond of saying: "If you're gonna play the game, you gotta know all the players."

Just my 2 1/2 cents worth, here....

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629"]

GRUMMAN did FAR BETTER at designing SPACE CRAFT than it did designing BUSES!!/quote]

Actually Grumman wasn't the designer, they bought Flxible from Rohr.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="B53RICH"]
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629 wrote:


GRUMMAN did FAR BETTER at designing SPACE CRAFT than it did designing BUSES!!/quote]

Actually Grumman wasn't the designer, they bought Flxible from Rohr.


That is true: I always seem to forget that! Rolling Eyes

In any event, back in the day, I never thought that the RTS would, one day, become the classic it later became (and deservedly so!)

The lowly GRUMMAN, on the other hand, still seems to be somewhat as a "flash in the pan", enthusiast-wise.

It took me awhile, I will admit, to "warm up" to them, but I eventually grew to like the GRUMMAN (as well as the later METRO, which I knew well on NJT for years)) and still miss them today.....

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grand Concourse & Van Cortlandt, 1982......

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The "Rodney Dangerfield" of New York buses............ Sad

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3312

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