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  Topic: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2024 10:55 am   Subject: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
Note the large curved ad racks on both sides of the aisle here; these are what I was referring to..........

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?156848

(courtesy: nycsubway.org)

["New Yor ...
  Topic: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2024 10:36 am   Subject: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
W.B.:

Thanks for this info; Rod Taylor was always a fave of mine (especially in 1060's "THE TIME MACHINE") and I'd like to see him aboard a FACL "Jetson" (I gotta get "SUND ...
  Topic: Baseball buses/rapid transit (then and now)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2024 10:25 am   Subject: Baseball buses/rapid transit (then and now)
.....a 1010 WINS anchor just referred to the Amazins' as the "Surge Ahead Mets"................. Wink
  Topic: Israel's only subway (Haifa)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2024 12:37 am   Subject: Israel's only subway (Haifa)
Further note......

For some years after the line first opened, there were wall advertisements on the station platforms, as well as news kiosks; the original cars themselves bore some sort of resemb ...
  Topic: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2024 11:31 pm   Subject: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
.......in "WELCOME ABOARD THE GM NEW LOOK BUS" (McKane/Squier) there is an interior photo of an "stoa" TDH-5303, with "bowling alley" seating.

No straps/grips are seen ...
  Topic: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2024 11:07 pm   Subject: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
The "Aitch & Em".............

Oddly enough, only the original 1908 Class "A" cars were equipped with (leather) straps; none of the H&M's cars, from the Class "B&quo ...
  Topic: Baseball buses/rapid transit (then and now)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2024 10:36 pm   Subject: Baseball buses/rapid transit (then and now)
This just in..........Eyewitness News (ABC-7) sports anchor Ryan Field just referred to the Mets as "The Kings Of Queens" (I like it!) Wink

They've won 9 games out of their last 12.... ...
  Topic: Baseball buses/rapid transit (then and now)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2024 9:25 pm   Subject: Baseball buses/rapid transit (then and now)
And the "baseball pendulum" is swingin' once again.........

The Amazins' have won their last three games, and are now above 500 for the first time this season. Very Happy

The "Bombers&qu ...
  Topic: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2024 8:15 pm   Subject: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
As I had mentioned previously, when new, the R-11s were furnished with overhead bars for standees.

However, when they rebuilt in 1964 as R-34s, they had "traditional" straps installed, mu ...
  Topic: Baseball buses/rapid transit (then and now)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2024 7:07 pm   Subject: Baseball buses/rapid transit (then and now)
Just heard on 1010 WINS the passing of Carl Erskine of the Brooklyn Dodgers (aka "Dem Bums"); he was 97. Sad

See:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Erskine

Back in his Brooklyn Dod ...
  Topic: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2024 6:15 pm   Subject: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
In Greller's "NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT BUSES", the only buses seen to be furnished with straps were the TDH-5106s (rear area only)

In going far back in my memory, I can remember only SOME &q ...
  Topic: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2024 5:25 pm   Subject: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
Prewar strap comparisons...........

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?7109

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1992

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?6383

(courtesy: nycsubway.org)

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  Topic: Baseball buses/rapid transit (then and now)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2024 4:58 pm   Subject: Baseball buses/rapid transit (then and now)
W.B.:

Yes, I had been following the news of John Sterling's retirement; indeed, end of a long and colorful era in "Noo Yawk" baseball.

Indeed, transit-wise, the City still had much to ...
  Topic: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2024 2:46 pm   Subject: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
BMT "Standards" (w/ and without straps)...........

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?130215

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?41805

(courtesy: nycsubway.org)

["CULVER L' ...
  Topic: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2024 10:04 am   Subject: "Happy Birthday, IRT!":Influences:Philly/Chicago
"SMEE" strap variations..............

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2733 (R-12 re-equipped with grab handles)

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3060

https://www.nycsubway.or ...
 
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