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  Topic: STREET SHARING
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 7
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:46 am   Subject: STREET SHARING
W. B. Fishbowl…

It is a Fifth Avenue Coach new look

And what about the White Tower fast food hamburger joint?
  Topic: Green Bus Lines Side Destination
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 4
Views: 133

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:34 pm   Subject: Green Bus Lines Side Destination
and speaking of Green Bus Lines... here is a TDH-5303 in a cold winter day.
  Topic: Green Bus Lines Side Destination
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 4
Views: 133

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:28 pm   Subject: Green Bus Lines Side Destination
A Green Bus Lines side destination box with roll curtain from an old look GM
  Topic: STREET SHARING
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 7
Views: 184

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:18 pm   Subject: STREET SHARING
An Inter City White model 1144 shares the scene with two Fifth Avenue Coach buses, an old look TDH-5106 (with the protruding destination sign box) and a new kid on the street, a TDH-5301.
  Topic: Buses In Da Snow..........
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 74
Views: 42903

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:48 pm   Subject: Buses In Da Snow..........
The Transit Authority was prepared for any weather condition that could impede any transit service.

Here we see a line up of Jeep model FC-150 (forward control) with snow plows from the Surface Mai ...
  Topic: Air Conditioned Demo
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 2
Views: 110

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:39 pm   Subject: Air Conditioned Demo
This bus started life as a model TDH-5103, serial #001 in 1950 and it went to GM Engineering.

As so such the bus bus made the rounds as a demo, specially for and in the color scheme of San Francisc ...
  Topic: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade/signs en Espanol, etc.
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 333
Views: 107966

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:23 pm   Subject: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade/signs en Espanol, etc.
New York Omnibus 2629... good idea to use roller curtains from scrapped TA/OA buses on the WMATA leased buses. Except, they would not work on the Washington buses... The TA/OA roller curtains were one ...
  Topic: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade/signs en Espanol, etc.
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 333
Views: 107966

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:19 am   Subject: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade/signs en Espanol, etc.
Personally I prefer the all caps roll signs. Specially the ones that included the word “TO”. It served a purpose.

Also, I never liked the amber lights on either side of the destination sign or the ...
  Topic: 161st St., 1964/Along 3rd Avenue/Da Bronx
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 339
Views: 10834

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2021 7:41 pm   Subject: 161st St., 1964/Along 3rd Avenue/Da Bronx
I found it very coincidental that we have three photos of the same bus with three different color schemes, two different numbers, and two different owners.

First, we have Surface Transit #6, an air ...
  Topic: Bus Courtesy, Fifth Avenue Coach Style
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 1
Views: 137

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2021 9:03 am   Subject: Bus Courtesy, Fifth Avenue Coach Style
FACCo taught us how to be courteous on a bus, a GM TDH-4509.
  Topic: Baseball buses (then and now)
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 130
Views: 5795

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2021 8:53 am   Subject: Baseball buses (then and now)
Not at Shea but across Roosevelt Avenue (you can see the elevated supports in the background) a gathering of buses parked in the Flushing Depot driveway.

Mostly Public Service, these buses brought ...
  Topic: Surface Mack C-50 Rollsign
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 1
Views: 136

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2021 8:40 am   Subject: Surface Mack C-50 Rollsign
This box, with readings, came from a Mack model C-50 that Surface Transit inherited from Fifth Avenue Coach.

The readings are for their Manhattan Based routes. The readings proves that some, if not ...
  Topic: Avenue B & East Broadway Rollsigns
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 2
Views: 166

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2021 8:21 am   Subject: Avenue B & East Broadway Rollsigns
Two distinct rollsigns.

The first is from the 300 series Mack C-41. Note the four readings for the M-8.

The second is from the GM T6H-4523A and T6H-5308A. Note that this group not only has the ...
  Topic: Old Look Twilight on 5th Avenue
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 71
Views: 4225

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:52 pm   Subject: Old Look Twilight on 5th Avenue
The iconic "OA" circular from a batwing

The "M" Surface logo.

I have all three are in my personal collection. The NYCTA I only have it in decal form and have not framed it y ...
  Topic: Old Look Twilight on 5th Avenue
MaBSTOA 15

Replies: 71
Views: 4225

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:49 pm   Subject: TA And OA Emblems...
These photos represent the emblems that were affixed to the TA and OA buses.

1. This was affixed by the TA to their GM old looks and Mack but not their fishbowls. I took this picture from the side ...
 
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