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  Topic: Transit Strike
B53RICH

Replies: 8
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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: 34506

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: 674
Views: 117772

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: 674
Views: 117772

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: 9683

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: 339
Views: 30756

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: 152
Views: 25174

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 ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
B53RICH

Replies: 674
Views: 117772

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:45 am   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
MaBSTOA 15, there was also the newly purchased 255 TDH5303's, 3301-3555 during 1963.
  Topic: Fifth Avenue New Look in Naked City
B53RICH

Replies: 6
Views: 3664

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:55 pm   Subject: Fifth Avenue New Look in Naked City
Brand new, the only Fishbowl in the scene, every other bus in service were all Old Looks.
There was another episode where #20 was shot. It may have been Fifth Ave. 20 rather than TA # 20.
There was ...
  Topic: Fifth Avenue New Look in Naked City
B53RICH

Replies: 6
Views: 3664

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:55 pm   Subject: Fifth Avenue New Look in Naked City
Brand new, the only Fishbowl in the scene, every other bus in service were all Old Looks.
There was another episode where #20 was shot. It may have been Fifth Ave. 20 rather than TA # 20.
There was ...
  Topic: Fifth Avenue New Look in Naked City
B53RICH

Replies: 6
Views: 3664

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:19 pm   Subject: Fifth Avenue New Look in Naked City
Brand new, the only Fishbowl in the scene, every other bus in service were all Old Looks.
There was another episode where #20 was shot. It may have been Fifth Ave. 20 rather than TA # 20.
  Topic: Buses at Shea, 1960's.......
B53RICH

Replies: 45
Views: 26221

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:02 pm   Subject: Buses at Shea, 1960's.......
Speaking of the Mets, I'm curious as to whether any of the old private companies (or the "Tee-Yay") ever operated specials to Shea Stadium on game days.......

"NYO"

Jamaica B ...
  Topic: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade/signs en Espanol, etc.
B53RICH

Replies: 431
Views: 131077

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:43 pm   Subject: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade/signs en Espanol, etc.
Broadway & 42nd, 1981.

This photo is interesting, in that the WAMATA Fishbowl is still wearing its original 1960's-era "DC TRANSIT" paint.......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show ...
  Topic: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade/signs en Espanol, etc.
B53RICH

Replies: 431
Views: 131077

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:42 pm   Subject: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade/signs en Espanol, etc.
Broadway & 42nd, 1981.

This photo is interesting, in that the WAMATA Fishbowl is still wearing its original 1960's-era "DC TRANSIT" paint.......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show ...
  Topic: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
B53RICH

Replies: 211
Views: 111630

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:17 pm   Subject: The last "BUS-O-RAMA" (batwing) ad racks
Here is a photo of MABSTOA 6873 with front and busorama ads announcing the exact fare change 51 years ago today:



MaBSTOA 6873 on route M101A at Park Row & Beekman Street. Photograph taken A ...
 
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