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  Topic: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
B53RICH

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2023 11:11 am   Subject: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
#9000 spent some of its last months at Fresh Pond around 1972, early 1973.
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
B53RICH

Replies: 1263
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2023 6:54 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
132nd St. yards, 1972............

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?153837

(courtesy: nycsubway.org)



3472 was the batwing demo.
  Topic: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
B53RICH

Replies: 1031
Views: 355742

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2022 12:55 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
The same location, in 1970.

Note the two lonely and forlorn "Dangerfields" between the BMT tracks; surely, such recent buses would not already have been earmarked for scrap? Sad

https: ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
B53RICH

Replies: 1031
Views: 355742

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2022 7:15 am   Subject: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
Anyone got any info on this (MTA) bus?

NEVER saw this one before..... Shocked Shocked

www.erictb.info/componyc.jpg



That's a photo shop.
  Topic: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
B53RICH

Replies: 1031
Views: 355742

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2022 5:51 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
W.B.:

As always, appreciate the historical, "in depth" stats you provide!Wink

Though I've mentioned this elsewhere here in the past, I cannot help imagining an Old Look sporting bat ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
B53RICH

Replies: 1031
Views: 355742

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2022 4:05 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
MaBSTOA's 132nd St. yard (1972).......and, as you can see, not a "Dangerfield" in sight.........

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?153837

(courtesy: nycsubway.irg)


Not only that ...
  Topic: Avenue B’s Express Routes
B53RICH

Replies: 4
Views: 3926

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2022 5:52 pm   Subject: Re: Avenue B’s Express Routes


Now the question is: Was the roll sign printed incorrectly? Should it be MW instead of MN… Yonkers is in Westchester not Nassau County

There may be two separate roll curtains for the destinat ...
  Topic: In honor of our fallen heroes; police/military buses
B53RICH

Replies: 61
Views: 26793

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2022 8:49 pm   Subject: In honor of our fallen heroes; police/military buses
Here's an interesting photo from 1974, showing MaBSTOA Fishbowl #8486 in Brooklyn, signed for the "TB" (note front sign).........

http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?154085

(courtesy: n ...
  Topic: Transit Strike
B53RICH

Replies: 8
Views: 5737

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 3:40 pm   Subject: Transit Strike
TA buses exiting the Flushing depot.
  Topic: December, 1980
B53RICH

Replies: 104
Views: 73774

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2021 4:24 pm   Subject: December, 1980
A few photos more from 1980, taken when John Lennon was still amongst us.....

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?153182

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?154919

https://www.nycsubway.org/p ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
B53RICH

Replies: 1263
Views: 444366

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 6:48 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
I recall there was a proposal for a Queens Culture Loop route but never got underway, the existing Culture Loops had been discontinued by then.
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
B53RICH

Replies: 1263
Views: 444366

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2021 5:29 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
Regarding the previous photo of #3172.......

The roller curtain has me curious; was this some sort of a "custom" sign, previously used on another bus?

Also, the route number "#35& ...
  Topic: "Tee-Yay" bus radios/communications
B53RICH

Replies: 128
Views: 56100

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:35 pm   Subject: "Tee-Yay" bus radios/communications
Found a photo. Here is Old Look 9000 with an antenna cover at St. George Terminal taken September 6, 1971 by Joe Testagrose.

  Topic: 161st St., 1964/Along 3rd Avenue/Da Bronx
B53RICH

Replies: 458
Views: 176977

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:00 pm   Subject: 161st St., 1964/Along 3rd Avenue/Da Bronx
168th St., Jamaica, then and now......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?60474 (note the buses in this 2007 photo)

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?94243

http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/sh ...
  Topic: October 31, 1956: An Era Ends In Brooklyn
B53RICH

Replies: 397
Views: 118105

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:56 pm   Subject: October 31, 1956: An Era Ends In Brooklyn
W.B.:

I know we had discussed this quite awhile back, here, but I'm curious as to when the first generation "Tee-Yay" Fishbowls were retired.

If I'm not mistaken, it seemed that they w ...
 
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