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  Topic: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2022 11:45 am   Subject: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
Lucille Ball, after her divorce from Desi, maintained a high-rise apartment on Lexington Avenue (the Imperial House, on 69th St.); this would have put her right atop the IRT Lexington Avenue East Side ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 755
Views: 121870

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2022 10:33 am   Subject: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
Grand Concourse & Fordham, 1976......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?155536

(courtesy: nycsubway.org)


When all fresh and new . . . buses from that order were scattered amongst depo ...
  Topic: Baseball buses (then and now)
W.B. Fishbowl

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2022 5:47 pm   Subject: Baseball buses (then and now)
........the Amazin' NY Mets just clobbered Philly (6-0), taking the series, while the "Bombers" bombed yet again.

While Mets fans have certainly been rejoicing as of late, Yankees fans ar ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 755
Views: 121870

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2022 12:57 am   Subject: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
"DANGERFIELD DUO" (Flatbush & Nostrand, 1974).....

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?154580

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If only at least one of those were, say, riding on 50th ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 755
Views: 121870

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2022 11:09 am   Subject: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
"Da Bronx", 1974.

Fishbowl # 6836 is seen running with an empty front sign box, through dismal surroundings.

Note, also, the battered "private" cab and the old two-aspect tra ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 755
Views: 121870

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2022 11:06 am   Subject: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
Here's an interesting one from 1974......

Batwing MaBSTOA Fishbowl #8486, far away from home territory, sporting interesting (if conflicting) signage.....(29th & Hoyt) while out in Brooklyn.... ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 755
Views: 121870

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2022 6:30 am   Subject: MaBSTOA T6H-5309A (and El replacement buses)
1974:

The hilarious Barbra Streisand comedy, "For Pete's Sake" (which had, in one hysterical NYPD canine chase scene underground), had her at the Court St. station (IND), at the time just ...
  Topic: Baseball buses (then and now)
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 283
Views: 42949

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2022 12:12 pm   Subject: Baseball buses (then and now)
Queens?

Scranton?

(in any event, it looks much older than the "1977" date given)

Check out this vintage "BASEBALL" roller sign........

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/354 ...
  Topic: Baseball buses (then and now)
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 283
Views: 42949

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:23 pm   Subject: Baseball buses (then and now)
THE AMAZIN' METS DID IT AGAIN TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Makes one wonder which of the older type buses each team would be comparable to today. I know the Yankees' play nowadays seems ...
  Topic: Baseball buses (then and now)
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 283
Views: 42949

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2022 12:45 pm   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)
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 283
Views: 42949

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:50 pm   Subject: Baseball buses (then and now)
Comparing "Borough Bomber" front signs (roller curtain/electronic); I am guessing that the size of the font used on these MSBA buses was the largest used on city buses......

https://www.n ...
  Topic: Baseball buses (then and now)
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 283
Views: 42949

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:52 am   Subject: Baseball buses (then and now)
At least the left-hand section of the roller sign box on retired Old Look (MaBSTOA) #3227 is indeed easily readable, and not relegated to a mere "slot".......

https://www.nycsubway.org/pe ...
  Topic: Baseball buses (then and now)
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 283
Views: 42949

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:06 pm   Subject: Baseball buses (then and now)
To this day, I cannot figure out the logic behind the "side slot" front signs on certain MACKS........ Rolling Eyes

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?156952

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  Topic: Baseball buses (then and now)
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 283
Views: 42949

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:45 am   Subject: Baseball buses (then and now)
W.B.:

Here's an interesting historical page (w/photos) I think you'll enjoy....

https://www.popularmechanics.com/adventure/sports/a34945366/history-of-the-scoreboard/
I would if I were a subscr ...
  Topic: Baseball buses (then and now)
W.B. Fishbowl

Replies: 283
Views: 42949

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:01 am   Subject: Baseball buses (then and now)
Cadman Plaza & Montaque, 1972..........

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?155219

(courtesy: nycsubway.org)


That would be, on that bank sign, what Time-O-Matic called numeral style K ( ...
 
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