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  Topic: Mack Buses... Something to Ponder
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2022 11:30 am   Subject: Mack Buses... Something to Ponder
Here is number 800 in the Bronx now with new name, Surface Transit and with the "Ride the Surface way" rooftop script.

And in picture two... ponder the following... that is a Mack facing ...
  Topic: Mack Buses... Something to Ponder
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 5
Views: 327

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2022 10:47 am   Subject: Mack Buses... Something to Ponder
Something to ponder...

The last Mack bus acquired by Fifth Avenue Coach was a model C-49-DT serial number 1017 and numbered 800 in 1956. It arrived in the ugly yellow/cream and green with a dark th ...
  Topic: 161st St., 1964/Along 3rd Avenue/Da Bronx
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 460
Views: 89589

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2022 5:10 pm   Subject: 161st St., 1964/Along 3rd Avenue/Da Bronx
Here is an unusual Mack model C-49DT of the New York City Transit Authority.

What makes it unusual is the windows, identical to the windows used on the BoT Mack model C-50DT. I wonder if they had t ...
  Topic: 161st St., 1964/Along 3rd Avenue/Da Bronx
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 460
Views: 89589

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2022 5:06 pm   Subject: 161st St., 1964/Along 3rd Avenue/Da Bronx
The Mack in this photo has the "Go the Motor Coach Way" because it is one of twenty-five former Fifth Avenue Coach Mack model C-50DT that were transferred to Surface Transit in 1958 and renu ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 872
Views: 177826

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2022 11:00 am   Subject: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
New York Omnibus 2629...

Here is a complee listing of the WMATA buses that were leased to New York City.

From left to right...

Agency; Fleet Number (NYC); Make; Model; Serial #; Year; WMATA; ...
  Topic: Surface Transit 1275 outside The Coliseum...
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 8
Views: 757

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2022 10:17 am   Subject: Surface Transit 1275 outside The Coliseum...
Here is a link for the Coliseum Arena…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Coliseum_(1928)

Note: It states that the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) acquired the property in 1947… The ...
  Topic: Surface Transit 1275 outside The Coliseum...
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 8
Views: 757

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2022 9:33 am   Subject: Surface Transit 1275 outside The Coliseum...
Traildriver… the Coliseum depot was/is located in the Bronx. It was a former sports arena that was converted to a repair shop and depot. It was acquired by Surface Transportation in 1947.
  Topic: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 872
Views: 177826

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2022 9:33 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
Notice how the large ad rack is centered between the wheels on 1104.
  Topic: Recalling the long-defunct intercity operators.....
MaBSTOA 15

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PostForum: Over The Road Carriers   Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2022 5:29 pm   Subject: Recalling the long-defunct intercity operators.....
The Proterra is built here in Greenville, SC. I see them road tested on a regular basis. I also drive by the plant and see finished buses and unfinished shells.
  Topic: 54th Street garage...
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 16
Views: 1835

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2022 7:16 pm   Subject: 54th Street garage...
Here is an an interesting view of the 54th Street Depot...

We see Fifth Avenue Coach number 1138, a 1924 Yellow Coach model Z-B-200, on route 5-Riverside Drive, pulling out of the 54th Street Depot ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 872
Views: 177826

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2022 3:34 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
New York Omnibus 2629... you mentioned the prototype TD-4501... this was not a prototype but actually 44 were built all for Chicago Motor Coach. They were nothing more than a Yellow Coach model 740 st ...
  Topic: Exact Fare Begins
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 5
Views: 625

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2022 3:08 pm   Subject: Exact Fare Begins
NYCTA advertising the Exact Fare
  Topic: Exact Fare Begins
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 5
Views: 625

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2022 3:07 pm   Subject: Exact Fare Begins
53 years ago yesterday in New York City bus history… MaBSTOA and NYCTA implemented exact fare on buses.

The fare was 20 cents and drivers no longer would make change. The driver’s coin changers bec ...
  Topic: Airline Connection Service
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 4
Views: 689

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2022 3:02 pm   Subject: Airline Connection Service
An interesting photo of a brand new Triboro Coach, number 801, a Flxible model F2D6V401-1, serial number 51900 of 1964, next to a Mercedes-Benz model O-317 operated by Carey Transportation in their Ai ...
  Topic: NYCTA Support Fleet
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 1
Views: 457

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2022 11:45 am   Subject: NYCTA Support Fleet
New York Omnibus 2629...

you mentioned in an earlier post (and I cant find it among the so many that we have posted...) the International Harvester "Travelall" that the TA had in the mid ...
 
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