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

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2022 7:10 pm   Subject: Baseball buses (then and now)
NO WONDER this smiling little chap has indeed been grinning so broadly, as of late...... Wink

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Met
  Topic: Baseball buses (then and now)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2022 7:07 pm   Subject: Baseball buses (then and now)
THE AMAZIN' NEW YORK METS SWEPT ATLANTA AGAIN!!!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Meanwhile, "The Bombers" BOMBED again, losing their 5th STRAIGHT game in a row!! Confused

Really amazing how when one "No ...
  Topic: Baseball buses (then and now)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2022 3:58 pm   Subject: Baseball buses (then and now)
"Da Bronx"*, back in the days of wooden El gate cars and TARS streetcars.......a far, far different place and time......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?56971

(courtesy: nycsubway. ...
  Topic: Baseball buses (then and now)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2022 3:56 pm   Subject: Baseball buses (then and now)
Pelham Parkway, 1985..........(oh, those poor SMEES) Crying or Very sad

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?127481

(courtesy: nycsubway.org)

["2 Flatbush Avenue"]
  Topic: Baseball buses (then and now)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2022 3:47 pm   Subject: Baseball buses (then and now)
Back in 1974, we see MaBSTOA Fishbowl #4892 threading its way through the old columns that, until recently, had supported the 3rd Avenue El.

IMHO, the removal of the El certainly DID NOT improve th ...
  Topic: Baseball buses (then and now)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2022 3:38 pm   Subject: Baseball buses (then and now)
W.B.:

Thanks for your input, as always.

Kind of sobering, that, back in the 70's, Brooklyn was certainly no "family-friendly Disneyland" by any means, and yet, looked at how many bus p ...
  Topic: Recalling the long-defunct intercity operators.....
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: Over The Road Carriers   Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2022 12:12 am   Subject: Recalling the long-defunct intercity operators.....
Some interesting info on this page......

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

["PORT-OF-AUTHORITY"]

(There is also a 1930's photo here of the old GREYHOUND term ...
  Topic: Baseball buses (then and now)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2022 12:05 am   Subject: Baseball buses (then and now)
"Dangerfields" up to Yankee Stadium (WAMATA loans)

I know that MaBSTOA "Dangerfields" once served routes that went to Yankee Stadium.

Were any of the "bailout" WAMA ...
  Topic: Baseball buses (then and now)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:09 pm   Subject: Baseball buses (then and now)
The Amazin' NY Mets just swept Atlanta in a hot double-header!!!! Very Happy Very Happy

(meanwhile, the "Bombers" have lost three games in a row....NOT fun for the Yankee faithful, for sure)

"B ...
  Topic: Baseball buses (then and now)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2022 7:36 pm   Subject: Baseball buses (then and now)
No "Dangerfields" ever were rostered by the BTC (Baltimore); these buses were purchased after the MTA took the reins.

All were a/c-equipped from the get-go.......

https://www.nycsubway ...
  Topic: Baseball buses (then and now)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:42 pm   Subject: Baseball buses (then and now)
In this chilly (and most refreshing!) wintertime scene from 1983, we see a JAMAICA "Dangerfield" New Look alongside an "Em-Tee-Yay" RTS.

A "Borough Bomber" (GRUMMAN) i ...
  Topic: Baseball buses (then and now)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:38 pm   Subject: Baseball buses (then and now)
Tiny Tim:

Thanks for sharing this info.

Here's a photo of one of the company's Flex New Looks (aka "Dangerfields") after being repainted into the new scheme.......

https://www.nycsu ...
  Topic: Baseball buses (then and now)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:52 am   Subject: Baseball buses (then and now)
Unlike NYC's "Em-Tee-Yay", Baltimore's "Em-Tee-Yay" once rostered RTS buses which were equipped with roller curtains.

Much has been written of how the riding public in Baltimore ...
  Topic: Recalling the long-defunct intercity operators.....
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 542
Views: 113002

PostForum: Over The Road Carriers   Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:37 am   Subject: Recalling the long-defunct intercity operators.....
Nothing related to this has been mentioned on the recent PABT rebuilding reports on the news......

Whenever the new terminal opens, there will STILL be the major issue of the Lincoln Tunnel, strang ...
  Topic: Baseball buses (then and now)
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:57 pm   Subject: Baseball buses (then and now)
Here's ACADEMY #3275 (Flex Metro) at Hoboken Terminal in the 1990's, some time after the roller curtains were replaced with new electronic signs (as you can see, the sign is not all that clear)

The ...
 
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