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  Topic: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2022 10:48 am   Subject: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
W.B.:

Compare these two views of SIRT ME-1's; when the "Tee-Yay" purchased a group of SIRT cars for BMT service (these cars were renovated prior to entering service) new number plates wer ...
  Topic: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2022 4:48 am   Subject: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
Number styles used on prewar subway cars......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?6951 *

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?6925 **

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?6512

https://www.n ...
  Topic: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 418
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2022 12:23 am   Subject: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
Washington Plaza, 1970......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?154650

(courtesy: nycsubway.org)


The font variant that spelt out '7015' - once the 'Tee-Yay' and MaBSTOA-inherited Old Looks ...
  Topic: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2022 3:27 pm   Subject: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
Date this classic "comparison"* photo to 1972.....

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?153355

(courtesy: nycsubway.org)

This nostalgic old photo shows us the sharp contrasts in bus ...
  Topic: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2022 9:24 pm   Subject: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
"TWILIGHT TIME"(1970)

Here we see two scruffy-looking 7000's (1957 TDH-5106) awaiting their respective departure times from the Queens Village station.....

https://www.nycsubway.org/pe ...
  Topic: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2022 12:38 pm   Subject: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
Truly a, sad, undignified ending for these once-proud MaBSTOA buses now at the proverbial "end of the line" (1970)

#2468, in particularly, looks like it's seen some rough days..... Sad
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  Topic: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2022 7:03 pm   Subject: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
Can you imagine any of today's mutant caterpillars or milk cartons taking the beating those old SURFACE buses took and STILL manage to run, after so many years?? Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked :s ...
  Topic: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2022 6:30 pm   Subject: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
. . . by the time that picture of a battered #1578 was snapped, MaBSTOA was know "running the show".

Most certainly, even though such buses looked sleek and modern when knew in the 1940' ...
  Topic: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:04 pm   Subject: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
Meanwhile, back in Da Bronx, a long, long time ago*....... Wink

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/330944272588389464/

*(Also, note the totally-deserted streets)


Another post-1960 due to the ...
  Topic: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2022 10:58 am   Subject: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
In this nostalgic, long-ago scene from the early 60's, we see veteran FACCo #2320 (a 1947 TDH-4507) "on the job" (unlike today's slithering mutant caterpillars and giant milk cartons, THESE ...
  Topic: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2022 10:57 am   Subject: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
Was VERY fortunate to come across this rare FACCo "driver's eye view", taken circa-1940 (WHAT A VIEW!) Shocked Very Happy

www.fulltable.com/VTS/f/fortune//xa/72.jpg


Does look almost like a ...
  Topic: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2022 10:06 pm   Subject: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
#2667, easily one of the most handsome and distinctive buses to ever operate in "Noo Yawk"....... Very Happy

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/759841768352745452/


That picture had to be taken i ...
  Topic: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2022 10:03 pm   Subject: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
here are some truly magnificent 1950's color photos of "Noo Yawk" (Herald Square, with buses, is also represented here)

Be sure to notice, also, the vintage vehicles, long-obsolete street ...
  Topic: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2022 4:14 pm   Subject: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
Another stock "Civil Defense" image from the same 1953 film, featuring a line of pulled-over Old Looks*......

https://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_236966-GMC-TDH-4509.html

(courtesy: nycsubwa ...
  Topic: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
W.B. Fishbowl

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Views: 45347

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:54 am   Subject: Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
W.B.:

I always wondered why WHITES were never owned by the "Bee-Oh-Tee"/"Tee-Yay"/SURFACE.

Like MACKS, these were TOUGH buses, and, IMHO, could have served well in the " ...
 
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