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  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:19 am   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
Regarding the upgrading of "Tee-Yay" and MABSTOA fleets with a/c buses......

What was the "deciding" factor regarding the purchasing of a/c buses as they became available?

Di ...
  Topic: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade/signs en Espanol, etc.
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:14 am   Subject: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade/signs en Espanol, etc.
Agreed on that score . . .
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:14 am   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
Were there any "Tee-Yay" or MaBSTOA buses that remained at the depots they were originally assigned to until they were retired?
Maybe a few here and there, but it's really hard to say. Esp ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:29 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
Those first-gen A/C Fishbowls, around 1967, were shipped to Ulmer Park depot in Brooklyn where they were recast as noted (i.e. one singular front roll sign); by 1970 they were transferred to Jamaica, ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:27 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
W.B.:

IMHO, I think that the "Culture Loop" runs, though hardly integral to "main line" operations, was always interesting in itself.

BTW: When did the last Fishbowls run in ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:02 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
I saw at least one pic among that lot of 'batwinged' M41 runs where the side had a custom made 'M41 Culture Loop' side sign in blue displayed. Explains a lot of why they did not go "whole hog&qu ...
  Topic: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade/signs en Espanol, etc.
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:59 pm   Subject: Buses and the Puerto Rican Day Parade/signs en Espanol, etc.
Park Row & Beekman, 1976......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?153171

(courtesy: nycsubway.org)
And with the FACL/ST Fishbowls retired and scrapped, the 'Tee-Yay' now had at that point ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:38 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
Another thing I noticed, in going through numerous "batwing" photos (both MaBSTOA and "Tee-Yay") that there were many buses that were operating with blank rear signs (both sides), ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:35 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
W.B.:

On the previous page, I posted a link to a photo of #8852 at St. George, in 1973; any clue as to the odd "display" on the rear offside roller curtain?

"NYO"
From the U ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2021 4:08 am   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
12th Avenue & W. 42nd St., 1972.

When these photos were snapped, the old West Shore (NYCRR) Ferry had been gone 13 years; SURFACE, of course, was now MaBSTOA.......

https://www.nycsubway.org ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:32 am   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
Broadway & Chambers, 1972*.

Here, #6747's front curtain reads: "6 to SOUTH FERRY", while the rear offside sign only shows a "6", as if the rest of the curtain had been remov ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:30 am   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
Park Row & Beekman, 1969.

Note "regular" reading displayed on #6870's front sign, while offside rear sign reads "SPECIAL".

Also, note the rear advertising card for " ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2021 6:32 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
34th St. & 1st, 1971.........

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?155909

(courtesy: nycsubway.org)
And notice - 'to 1 AVE' on the batwinged bus, 'to 1st AVE' on the 5300 series bus behind i ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2021 6:30 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
Broadway & 23rd St., 1972 (note #8571's conflicting front/rear signs)......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?154182

(courtesy: nycsubway.org)
Actually, it was the same route, but the num ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
W.B. Fishbowl

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Views: 101505

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2021 3:38 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA Nostalgia ("Take 2")
#6857, seen here on a 1974 fantrip.

Front sign is displaying a "TB" run, while the offside sign box is empty.....

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?154072

(courtesy: nycsubway.org ...
 
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